El Mercado

El Mercado is Mountain Lodges of Peru’s (MLP) hotel in the heart of Cusco, featuring original and eye-catching interiors and exceptional customer service.

El Mercado is built on the site of a former market and is located just a few blocks from Cusco’s main Plaza de Armas square. Just as the countryside’s best products are brought to a market, El Mercado brings the magic of the Apus - the spirits of the mountains - to the city. The hallmarks of the MLP experience (exceptional service, warm Peruvian hospitality, and attention to detail) create something special and different in this fascinating city. There is a fire pit in the courtyard for cold evenings, and little touches and original design really set this hotel apart.

27 Superior rooms, 3 Junior Suites and 2 Suites are charming and well-equipped, boasting original décor. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families, or for those seeking the extra space with a terrace or a private dining/living room.

La Taberna restaurant - open for lunch/dinner and après - is a cool spot with great fresh market food. For those looking for a culinary adventure, or just a drink, this is the place to meet after the day's activities. The separate breakfast room features an array of delicious dishes and a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies to order.

See also the Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure, Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek and El Retablo Boutique B & B


**Latest News**

January 2019. XO Art House recently opened its doors to guests wanting intimate, boutique style accommodation. The hotel is housed in a converted casona, a large traditionally-built home from the Spanish colonial era that offers seven independent superior and superior deluxe guest rooms. With interiors inspired by Cusco’s flourishing contemporary art scene, each guest room has been uniquely decorated with current works by artists from the local arts consortium, Totemiq, led by Berenice Díaz.