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El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ollantaytambo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Such a pretty place.......”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

right on the train station.....never had this opportunity before !!! And you expect very little.....till u walk in and you find the most quaint romantic and absolutely lovely cottages with wooden stairs and old fashioned wooden beds and everything so quaint in this hotel. We just loved this place. The first few hours we were excited to hear the trains.....and then it was quiet as.....their restaurant is really nice.....yummy pancakes and maple syrup and great smelling fried eggs and toast. I just wish i had a few more days here. Staff very very friendly and wonderful. And again thanks to ECS travel peru who booked us here..........literaly Hop skip and Jump and we were in our train to MP..........

Room Tip: We loved the rooms at the very back.......the sit out upstairs had some lovely trees with some exoti...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was a great hotel to explore Ollantaytambo and to visit Machu Picchu. The hotel is beside the train station so no need for half hour early arrival at the station. And it was great to step of the train after two long days of exploring Machu Picchu and walk right to our room for a hot shower and soft bed.

Also it is a very easy walk to the Ollantaytambo ruins and then the main square in the village great place for a glass of wine or a beer and to people watch after hiking the ruins!!

The hotel rooms are rustic but very comfortable - they suit the setting perfectly. (but could use a little more light for evening) The grounds are very prety and a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine on a nice day. Some rooms have balconies with great view of Valley. We were in as room at the back and not bothered at all by train noices. Breakfasts were great and the restaurant is the best in town, with fresh, organic foods and opportunity to taste well prepared Peruvian dishes.

Staff was friendly and helpful both in arranging our stay and in meeting our needs while in the Sacred Valley, and they stored our luggage while we did overnight trip to Machu Picchu. We used the hotel service to arrange our pickup at the Cusco airport - a friendly and safe driver.

Room Tip: Room at the back with balcony for relaxing if you are there for more than overnight stay. Also quie...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We are looking for a place to stay after a day at MP. Can't get any closer than right on train platform.

Very basic accommodation but clean and with plenty of hot water. We did not hear the train at all. May be we are too tired after MP. The staff is very helpful. We left our luggage here on our way to MP and come back to stay the next night. Breakfast is included and made to order.

You have to try the dinner here. It is simply great food. The music is great as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Fontana, California
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very convenient location, right by the train. We were worried that it would be noisy but it wasn't at all. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. It was a nice stop ion our way to Machu Picchu. They had everything we needed for our trip, we were even able to buy box lunches for the train ride.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a lovely 3 night stay in Ollantaytambo. Natalia and Sergio at the front desk were very responsive to email and just as friendly and kind in person. The food at the restaurant was really good and I also highly recommend trying the Pachamanca lunch on their farm.

If you like trains, you should get a room overlooking the platform. It was very cool watching them come and go, but you might need some earplugs to sleep if you like to go to bed early. The rooms facing the garden seem very peaceful and if I were to go back, I would try staying in one of those.

Room Tip: If you like trains, go for room 3 (triple)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Out of all the places we stayed while in Peru, this was one of my favorites. We arrived in Ollantaytambo after a long day of sight seeing through the sacred valley, and were welcomed into El Albergue by smiling staff. At first, it seems a little strange that the hotel is literally on the platform for the train (and a little confusing to find, just walk straight towards the train tracks), but this only made our early morning train to Machu Picchu that much easier to find. We ate at the restaurant both nights and twice for breakfast and loved every meal. Our room was quiet and clean. The beds and linens all were top-notch, and the shower (with plenty of hot water) made coming home to our room after a long day of hiking Machu Picchu so relaxing. The hotel assisted me in arranging transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, and when I asked if they would help us find a tour guide, they came through in a big way. We had a private car (which is TOTALLY affordable if you're wondering...) pick the three of us up in Cusco, and we spent the day driving through the sacred valley, stopping to feel llamas, shop at Pisac, sight see at Moray and the salt mines. Overall, El Albergue helped make our trip through the sacred valley completely unforgettable. We only stayed 2 nights, and I wish we had allowed ourselves more time to enjoy the town of Ollantaytambo itself and the ruins. Don't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: We had room #15 which was a superior room. It had a balcony overlooking a courtyard, and was on the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a 3 night stay in Ollantay as a base for our trip to MP on our second day. We loved El Albergue! We had a room overlooking the rail line with a nice rear verandah. We were not troubled by any noise but enjoyed the excitement of the location. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and the evening meals excellent. Pisco Sour Happy Hour confirmed our evening pre-dinner tipple! A hosted trip to the farm is well worth the short visit. The rear gardens are a delight. We were sorry to leave. Joaquin (owner) has a gem!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Address: Ollantaytambo Train Station, Ollantaytambo 080108, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Ollantaytambo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ollantaytambo
#1 Family Hotel in Ollantaytambo
#2 Green Hotel in Ollantaytambo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Albergue Ollantaytambo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Ollantaytambo train station, El Albergue is only one train stop away from Machu Picchu and not far from many interesting attractions. El Albergue dates back to 1925 and maintains the charm and elegance of the early 20th century while offering modern day requirements such as free high speed internet and in-room telephones. Owned by artist Wendy Weeks, this hotel has beautiful gardens, delicious food and special attention to decor. ... more   less 
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