We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Samanapaq with our 2 children, aged 2 and 4. As it turns out, we were the only ones there one night, and there was one other couple another night (slow season, though I don't know why, as it was lovely). The beauty of the gardens cannot be overstated--there are many separate areas, some connected, others to discover by chance. Sunn open areas, a meditation spiral, hammocks, a living tunnel, and flowers everywhere. Magical!!
The breakfast was a wonderful buffet of everything (bread, fruit, juices, cheese, eggs to order)....and this was even presented when we were the only ones there. We never felt rushed. The building is inspired and artful, inside and out. Since we had kids (one who wakes up early), we really took advantage of the ability to spend time in the other house area, or out in the gardens. Much better than being trapped in a room worrying about bothering other guests.
The location is great, close to town. The only downside is the intense traffic just outside the door (not heard from inside the Hostal). It is a small dirt road but there are tourist vans and cars and buses all the time, and even as fit people, we had to really scurry to make sure we could cross the road safely. Strange to complain about traffic in such a tiny tiny town, but there are not many streets for the traffic to run on.
We still daydream about our stay here, it was just wonderful all around. The staff were also very helpful.
Oh, thought I did just remember one thing--there was a dog there who barked at all hours just outside our door. However, I think this is not usual, as the owners were not there, so I think the dog was lonely.
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Samanapaq Hotel Ollantaytambo
- Hotel Samanapaq Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley