Hotel

El Mercado, Cusco

Discover Peruvian culture by holing up at the boutique El Mercado Tunqui, which features just over 30 rooms, nestled in the heart of the UNESCO, mountain city of Cusco. Showcasing classic and authentic Latin American-style architecture neatly balanced with a swish twist of fresh and contemporary interior décor, El Mercado Tunqui promises a truly comfortable and sumptuous stay. Boasting an array of action-packed adventure out in the Andes, you will be perfectly positioned for that much-needed outdoor escapism, as well as being a step away from the cultural, historic hub of Cusco.

Location

El Mercado Tunqui sits on Cusco’s former market square on Siete Cuartones, which is located just under 20 minutes’ drive west from the city’s airport, which is regularly accessed by a short one hour flight from Lima’s International airport. Overlooking the charming spread of Peruvian roofs against the awe-inspiring Andean backdrop, El Mercado Tunqui is a tranquil abode close to all city highlights, most notably the Plaza de Armas. What’s more, thanks to the Cusco region being the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, the world wonder of the mystical Machu Picchu ruins lies just a train ride away.

Your Room

From elegant superior rooms to stunning and spacious suites, all featuring up-to-date mod cons, El Mercado Tunqui is sure to serve luxury. A clean and comfy combination of original and modern features, using white against a mixture of artistic and authentic pieces, rooms offer an authentic and relaxing retreat away from the city streets. With marble bathrooms showcasing rain showers and suites providing cozy, fully-functional fireplaces, rooms create a warm and welcoming ambience to settle into.

Why we like it

Of course the world wonder of Machu Picchu is a sure highlight, but there is still plenty more to explore along the spectacular Andean landscape for you outdoorsy types. Take to the high Andes on horseback and ride on down to the seldom-seen Cloud Forest, which plays host to yet more nature and wildlife tours. Come the evening, head to the hotel’s La Taberna where you’ll sample fresh from the market delicious tapas dishes, accompanied with a glass of traditional Peruvian ‘Emoliente’.

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