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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Experiences

  • Andean Textiles Tour

    Peru's brightly coloured textiles are iconic and can be seen throughout the country, each region boasting its own distinctive style. Pay a visit to the Sulca family Textile Gallery and admire the skills of this generations old art form.

  • Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The First Class Train

    Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.

  • Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The Private Train

    The Private Inca Rail journey to Machu Picchu allows guests to travel in comfort, relaxing in the plush lounge chairs and soaking in the valley views along the way to this iconic ancient citadel. A private carriage is reserved exclusively for your party.

Holiday Ideas

  • Imagine Peru & Bolivia

    Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titiaca, La Paz, Salar de Uyuni

    from SGD $9600 pp 15 nights

    • A real highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia
    • Jam-packed with Andean culture and stunning scenery
    • Visit the must-see Machu Picchu, beautiful Lake Titicaca and the other-worldly expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Imagine Peru & Bolivia

    Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titiaca, La Paz, Salar de Uyuni

    from SGD $9600 pp 15 nights

    • A real highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia
    • Jam-packed with Andean culture and stunning scenery
    • Visit the must-see Machu Picchu, beautiful Lake Titicaca and the other-worldly expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Peru Uncovered

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

    from SGD $7400 pp 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 SGD $7400 pp 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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