El Mercado Hotel Cusco Opens

El Mercado Hotel Cusco Opens

El Mercado Tunqui is the newest offering from the same team who brought us the lodge to lodge Salkantay trek, is set to open in Cusco in just a few weeks.  Considering our experience of the four lovely lodges on the Salkantay route, which we completed in May 2011 and which many of our guests love, we are very much intrigued by what El Mercado has to offer.

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El Mercado’s Loaction

Located only several blocks from the Plaza de Armas, this hotel occupies what was previously a marketplace, inspiring the name and theme of the new property. “A market is an expression of a town’s culture and traditions, a space where these may be appreciated, fostered and protected,” representatives from El Mercado state as the source of their inspiration. “Visiting a market is an effective way of obtaining a deep and lasting impression of a city, a place where its pulse may be felt.” The hope is to create this type of atmosphere and ambiance in their new hotel, aside from offering a comfortable base in Cusco for those who are embarking on the lodge trek.

Facilities & Amenities

Each of the 27 rooms, 5 Junior Suites, and 2 Suites are equipped with all of the amenities one would expect from a four-star hotel, including coffee makers, heaters, luxury bath amenities, and high-speed WiFi.  The 7 suites, however, also have bathtubs and chimneys, a luxurious invitation for guests to curl up and relax after completing the Salkantay route, or even just after walking around the city.  Within the 3-story building there also exists several dining and lounge options in a variety of settings.  Enjoy dinner and entertainment in the covered courtyard, wake up to a delightful breakfast and savor a coffee at “El Mercadito,” or sip a cocktail at the sleek bar and lounge “La Taberna.”

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