Probably one of the finest boutique hotels we've had the pleasure of using. Located in a quiet street, but just a few minutes walk from the main Squares of central Cusco. Rooms were very spacious, thoughtfully decorated and fitted out to a very high quality. Probably the best shower of all our time in Peru! We particularly liked the central courtyard area, where we kicked back on a couple of occasions enjoying a drink and reading in the late afternoon - really atmospheric...we thought it had something of a Moroccan feel to it. Staff were unfailingly helpful and polite. I couldn't fault the buffet breakfast, but a lot of what was on offer wasn't quite to our taste. However, the freshly made smoothie station was a really nice touch and the omelettes were scrummy! We had a bit of a problem with the arrangements for our airport transfer at the end of the trip (no fault of the hotel's, I should add), but the receptionist couldn't have been more helpful in getting on the phone and sorting it all out for us. Top marks all round!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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