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Calle 7 Cuartones 306, Cusco 84 Peru
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#31 of 330 hotels in Cusco
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The elegant and welcoming El Mercado is located three and a half blocks from the main square of Cusco. Formerly part of the old farmer’s market, El Mercado has been designed to incorporate some of the element of the market, both in its original decor, friendly casual atmosphere and innovative cuisine. With only 32 rooms, El Mercado provides the best of colonial and contemporary architecture, all the latest comforts and truly exceptional service.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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Dayna S wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona152 contributions71 helpful votes
We had five rooms. Everyone loved their rooms. Very nicely decorated in Peru’s style. The lobby was very nice with a side meeting area and a beautiful courtyard. They had a great breakfast and a separate bar and restaurant. We enjoyed watching the Super bowl in the bar and they even stayed a little overtime so we could all see the End of the game. Loved everyone. Would stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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ferrariflier wrote a review Mar 2020
Upminster14 contributions3 helpful votes
This is what you call a good boutique hotel. Firstly the staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble, and always with a smile. Set only about a ten minute walk from the main town square, the rooms are spacious and clean, the sitting area in the courtyard is lovey, with live music during what is effectively a happy two hours. The breakfast is excellent as too is the food in the lovely restaurant, and very reasonably priced. Thoroughly recommended in every way.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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pbbuysstuff wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California6 contributions
This was a fantastic hotel. WE stayed here twice (a total of 3 nights). The location is quite central, the hotel decor is quite nice. The service is excellent - they take good care of the guests. The rooms were nice, really comfy beds and quality bedding. But the most amazing thing was the shower One of the best showers I have been in in my whole life - hot and powerful Great after coming in from a day of hiking to refresh before going out on the town. They also have a relally nice restaurant and bar. A great choice in Cusco!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Connector740608 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The El Mercado is a quaint hotel located in walking distance to the Cusco center. The staff is exceptional and the service is 5 star. The rooms are comfortable, decorated in a Peruvian style. However, every convenience that a traveler would expet is available. .
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Date of stay: February 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo wrote a review Feb 2020
Denton, Texas1527 contributions467 helpful votes
This was a beautiful hotel that was recommended by our Peruvian guide. We stayed here before we had to return to the airport the next morning. We were weary from our all day excursion at Machu Picchu and this was a very nice place to relax. The room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was quite large.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you for your comments, Paul K! Hope to have you soon with us again. - El Mercado Team
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carmen sofia m wrote a review Jan 2020
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El Mercado is a great hotel, great breakfast! Big kudos to Andy! Great guy, nice and helpful! The hotel is clean, central, comfortable, beds are great, would come back any time. Spent a total of three nights.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your feedback, carmensofiam2020! Hope to have you soon with us again. - El Mercado Team
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Scott W wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights then done the inca train and come back for another night. The hotel is lovely with very friendly helpful staff, it's nicely located close to the main square and everything is walking distance, breakfast was nice with a chilled relaxed vibe that I like in the mornings.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from experiencemlp, Gerente at El Mercado
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments, M4036FMscottw! Hope to have you soon with us again. - El Mercado Team
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Iluvshoes0410 wrote a review Jan 2020
Portland, Oregon57 contributions51 helpful votes
We stayed here several nights at the beginning and the end of our visit to Peru. What wonderful staff are at El Mercado! The rooms were well maintained and we loved the alpaca blankets that were on the bed. The breakfast room included a buffet, juice cart, and cooked to order eggs or crepes. Hot beverages include coca tea, coffee, hot chocolate, teas. They refilled our water bottles every morning so we were set for our day. Bottled water is also provided in the rooms. In the late afternoon a staff member brings tiny baskets of chocolates or other sweet treats up to the room which is a welcoming touch. El Mercado has both a bar and a restaurant. They have a happy hour which includes 2 for 1 pisco sours (they make good ones). The bar sitting area looks out to the courtyard which has seating (with alpaca blankets) around a fire pit. Live music is provided every night. We ate at least one dinner here and found the food very good. The location is very good with just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and the squares.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Jan 8, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments, Carol G! Hope to have you soon with us again. - El Mercado Team
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Raylene F wrote a review Dec 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado5 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed several nights here before and after our visit to the mountain areas. The hotel is very clean, pleasant, the staff was marvelous and helped me out with several needs that travelers always encounter. The breakfast has great variety and was awesome! We also had several dinners there and they were really good!! The location was close to walk into the squares and to do any type of shopping you would like to do. I would recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Jan 8, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments, Rayleneri! Hope to have you soon with us again. - El Mercado Team
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dhedgi wrote a review Dec 2019
Roswell, Georgia22 contributions25 helpful votes
Excellent start and finish of our tour to Peru. The Mercado will be a go back to place and will use REI again too. Another great source for tours of Peru is www,andeanSolofperu.com. All of the guides in Peru are freelancers and one of our guides has started this company. One of the best guides we have had on many international and domestic tours.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments, dhedgi! You're always welcome in Cusco with open arms. - El Mercado Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Mercado
Which popular attractions are close to El Mercado?
Nearby attractions include Centro Historico De Cusco (0.2 miles), exploor (0.1 miles), and La Chupiteria The Shot Bar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Mercado?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at El Mercado?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Mercado?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hanz Craft Beer & Restaurant, Yaku Restaurant, and Kusykay.
Does El Mercado have airport transportation?
Yes, El Mercado offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Mercado located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Cusco.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Mercado?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Mercado?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Mercado?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (0.4 miles), Choquequirao (5.0 miles), and Sacred Valley of the Incas (0.2 miles).
Is El Mercado accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.