El Retablo

Cuzco, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru

At a Glance

  • Less than 10 minutes from the main square, you are well located here to explore the highlights of Cusco on foot.

  • Inspired heavily by a form of Andean folk art called retablo, this brightly furnished hotel was designed by the Fine Arts School of Cusco. The blend of white walls and colourful folk art feels wonderfully ‘modern-Peruvian’!

  • Unwind with a pisco sour in the courtyard garden.

  • Coca tea, which can help with acclimitisation, is available 24h for those who require.

  • Relax at happy hour from 5.30pm with some live music and a bonfire.

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Cuzco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the surrounding area is during April-October.

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Description

El Retablo by Mountain Lodges of Peru is a new 17-room boutique hotel located in a beautifully renovated colonial building, three blocks from the main square in Cusco, and is a great base for visiting the city's highlights.

Vivid wall murals and splashes of primary colours can be found throughout El Retablo, in this sympathetically restored historic building, which is also walking distance to many of the city’s cultural sites. With interiors hand-painted by artisans from the Fine Arts School of Cusco, it is testament to the vibrant artisanal heritage of Peru, and pays homage to the country’s rich culture.

The 17 rooms continue the effervescence of the exterior, with white washed walls and simple wooden furniture allowing the playful murals and exquisitely painted ceilings to take centre-stage. Hand-woven soft furnishings add warmth to the crisp white linens, while the tiled, neutral-toned bathrooms offer a calming haven. 

Breakfast is served in the lounge, adjacent to the garden patio, which creates a welcome gathering space for guests to relax after a day of sightseeing. A second floor garden patio provides additional space to unwind.

Just three blocks from the Plaza de Armas, the lively heart of the city, El Retablo is within walking distance of many of Cusco’s cultural highlights, with the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Cusco Cathedral and the Inca Museum all within a six-minute walk.  

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Holiday Ideas

  • Peru Uncovered

    Amazon, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puno, Colca Canyon & Arequipa

    from £4000 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • Famed for its outstanding diversity, this itinerary is packed with dramatic and spectacular landscapes and takes you on a journey to discover the very best of Peru.
    • Experience one of the world’s most iconic treks as you hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and delve into the pristine wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest in search of wildlife.
    • Immerse yourself in Peru’s diverse culture and discover its ancient history as you step onto the floating reed islands of the Uros on the shores of Lake Titicaca and explore the remarkable colonial city of Cusco.
  • Peru Uncovered

    Amazon, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puno, Colca Canyon & Arequipa

    from £4000 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • Famed for its outstanding diversity, this itinerary is packed with dramatic and spectacular landscapes and takes you on a journey to discover the very best of Peru.
    • Experience one of the world’s most iconic treks as you hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and delve into the pristine wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest in search of wildlife.
    • Immerse yourself in Peru’s diverse culture and discover its ancient history as you step onto the floating reed islands of the Uros on the shores of Lake Titicaca and explore the remarkable colonial city of Cusco.

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Cuzco, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru

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