you can walk right off the train directly into the check in counter here!
As a solo traveler I was a bit miffed that I had to book a room with three beds on the second level. It was fun for a bit as I looked out from the balcony at the trains and passengers on PeruRail going to/from Machu Picchu, but as the night wore on it got a bit unbearable. The diesel fumes from the trains (which stay at the station for 15-20 minutes each) seeped into the room and it was quite noisy, even into the evening around 9-10pm! I asked the hotel for a transfer near the back of the hotel and it was much better. Unless you must (have three people) and don't mind breathing diesel fumes for hours on end, stay away from the upper deck room facing the train track!
The breakfast was okay but portions were a bit small.
The hotel then set me up with a car service to tour the Ollantaytambo ruins, Moray, Salineras and Pisac en route to my flight out of Cusco the following day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Albergue Ollantaytambo Hotel Ollantaytambo
- El Albergue Ollantaytambo Peru - Sacred Valley