We decided to stay one night in Ollantaytambo after staying in Urubamba for a few nights (we wanted to see the town and local ruins). The cab ride from Urubamba took about 20 minutes and cost us 50 soles (we booked from the hotel). The road is paved until you get to Ollanta and then it is cobblestones.
We had planned on staying at El Amberque and had booked the room through Kayak. However when we got there they didn't have our reservation and were fully booked. The hotel manager was apologetic and helped us find another hotel in the town; Hotel Sol. This hotel is basic but charming. The staff was very friendly and the location, I think, is actually much better since it is a 2 minute walk to the ruins and a 1 minute walk to the Plaza. Lots of restaurants around too. We stayed in room 203 and had a view of the ruins and the river (you can hear the river at night in the room). The room is fairly basic as with the bathroom. There were no controls for heat in the room (at least I didn't see any), but we were comfortable. The floors are wood, walls are plaster and we were right outside an adjoining courtyard that accesses the different rooms. So I was little concerned the hotel might be noisy. Wasn't an issue at all. Slept great. Also the room included breakfast.
Overall this hotel was great. Good location, charming, friendly staff, good price; I would definitely recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently opened and newly built, Hotel Sol is an elegant boutique hotel in the center of Ollantaytambo, facing the ruins and directly alongside the Patacancha river. Ample sunny common areas, large rooms with modern baths, restaurant and wine bar, and impeccable customer service are the highlights of this perfectly located hotel. Free travel planning and advice for Machu Picchu included, we hope to see you soon ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sol Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley