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Lari Calle s/n End of Lari Calle/Calle Lares, Ollantaytambo 84 Peru
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#3 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Ollantaytambo
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Apu Lodge is a boutique bed-and-breakfast located in the pedestrian Inca streets of the village of Ollantaytambo and its position on a terrace gives it a fantastic view from all rooms. It has spacious gardens, visited by humming birds, hammocks to relax in after your hike to Machu Picchu or other ruins, and is very peaceful. All rooms have views, private bathrooms with excellent shower and are furnished with simple elegance. Dinner is served in our restaurant. English spoken and excellent advice given on local sites, tours and taxis can be arranged. Please call from the plaza for assistance with luggage as there is no vehicle access.
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Free internet
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SEGMN wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego, California2,094 contributions239 helpful votes
This tranquil little lodge is in a perfect location-it's not right in the square but close enough that you can walk to it. They come help you with luggage, which is nice since the streets are cobblestone. The staff were exceptionally friendly! The rooms are decent, worth the very affordable price. The breakfast was nice with fresh eggs and some cold options. The best part were the views of the mountains, the ruins and the outdoor space that you could just relax in.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Adrian K wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions55 helpful votes
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This was one of the best trip/plans i have ever made. come straight to Ollantaytambo from Cusco and avoid altitude sickness and stay at APU LODGE.they will transfer you and we travelled as a family of 5 ( 3 kids) and they put us in the family room upstairs, 4 beds, huge double room. APU LODGE is the highest point of town above the main square but this is a 5-10min walk but not steep just gradual and is an experience in itself walking on cobblestones with a paved stream/gutter flowing like a river. the cobble stones are not great for mobility issues and if you have to pull your luggage then there is a cart you can get. have your transport call 10min out from town and someone will meet you. Apu Lodge is a "homestead" type place, 2 storey timber floors with beautiful gardens planted and manicured so there are hummingbirds all day. some seats and hammocks make it a very peaceful chill out. the staff are so lovely and helpful. the breakfast is what you want, fresh eggs cooked any way then cereal, breads, jams, ham, cheese fresh breads. very filling. 4 days here is a must. you have a major ruins at your doorstep so you can visit whenever you want, pick the time and weather! the town is so peaceful but also full on watching the buses and tour cars enter for the ruins and train to Machu Picchu while you walk around like a local. APU LODGE also gave us some amazing great little tips on some local sites to visit. a traditional INCA stone house and courtyard with 5 family homes that is in the town, full of guinea pigs kept traditionally you can feed and also see and pay respect to the remains of the elders. there are crafts and clothing to buy and the people are so inviting. Also the local school/organic farm which supplies their restaurant allows you to visit. this has Alpacas the kids can pat, rabbits, guniea pigs and a distillery where you can sample and a coffee factory with quality beans made on site and used at their cafe at the train stain called Cafe Mayu. best coffee outside Australia i have ever had. this was 9/10 and i consider starbucks 1/10. proper coffee. Stay at Apu lodge and all of this knowledge is free and given freely. Walking back from town visits to Apu Lodge easily where they have tea in the foyer, they do your laundry for next to nothing and your room is sparkling clean again. my only wish is a fridge in a room when you have 5 and your there a while but that is my only negative and we lived without it. Then to make make their service even better we left for Machu Picchu and stayed overnight, Apu Lodge kept our luggage, then had it loaded in our van and picked us up from the train station on return and took us to Cusco. No cost just their good will. the actual transfer to Cusco was the only cost obviously. so wish we could have stayed longer. thank you
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thanks for your review and your recommendations. You are right that coming straight down to Ollantaytambo instead of staying initially in Cusco works much better for adjusting to altitude and relaxing. We are so glad you enjoyed our family suite. Guests can find the best price for this on our website, just contact us if the room you want does not appear to be available. Happy travels!
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Kiwi_te wrote a review Nov 2020
Hong Kong, China18 contributions1 helpful vote
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I stayed at Apu Lodge for nearly two months during the quarantine, arrived with little expectation but left with so many happy memories. Every morning, I wake up with birds chirping in the garden, and when I open my windows, I get a very beautiful view of the ruins and the old houses. Compared to those hotels near the train station and closer to the main ruins, I acutually think Apu Lodge has a much better location which offers both views and tranquility. It's located at the backside of the old town, with the backdrop of the beautiful pinkuylluna ruins. In order to reach the lodge, you spend beautiful and quiet walks around the cobblestone alleyways, and the aqueduct systems that run in front of the lodge dated back to Inca times, very often you will find yourself travel back in time. The staff are very easy-going and always respond to my requests/questions with timely actions. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Abigail C wrote a review Apr 2020
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We were upgraded to a suite, which was an amazing surprise. Staying here for a night after a long trek to Machu Picchu was just what we needed. It's located on beautiful property, with amazing views of local ruins. The staff was SO helpful; gave us tips and things to see, walked us to a recommended laundromat.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 19 Apr 2020
Thanks for your review and your stay. We are glad you enjoyed staying in our suite, which is a large room big enough for a family with up to three children, with lots of space, and as you say beautiful views of our gardens and the town and ruined fortress. We are really glad you found the staff helpful too. We do offer a laundry service at the Lodge, but because we dont have a tumble drier and air dry all our sheets and laundry, it can take up to 24 hours, so the laundromat is a better option for some guests. Thanks again!
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J Yip wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas45 contributions4 helpful votes
Little private lodge up the cobblestones road from the main plaza. It is such a cute place with beautiful plants and garden. The walk up and down with bags can be rough but they send someone to help you. It can be a tiring walk after you walk around all day. Other than that, the people here are so sweet. They helped us arrange the tours and gave us info around the area. We have a family room with four beds and a balcony. The room is big (the bathroom is a bit smaller compare to the size of the room). I absolutely love their collection of books! Specially for my kids! They love to read and those book keep them quiet for majority of the time. The breakfast is good. They have a little restaurant that serves dinner. Everything feels very cozy like home. The town is gorgeous and I highly prefer it over Cusco
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 16 May 2020
Thanks so much for your family stay and lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed our gardens and your stay in our large family suite. This room has a queen bed, two balconies, three single beds and lots of space. We really love our book collection too! There is a large multilingual selection of fiction books for swap in the dining room, a kid's library shelf on the upstairs corridor and lots of reference books in the reception area. We are glad you found our staff helpful for arranging our tours and providing information. As you say, we are a few minutes walk up a cobbled pedestrian street from the main square, so thanks for suggesting guests phone for help with luggage from the Plaza de Armas. This service is free of charge and highly recommended as a great way to start your stay with us at Apu Lodge in Ollantaytambo, the Living Inca Town. We are so happy you enjoyed our little green corner of it. Happy travels...
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US$42 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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apu hotel ollantaytambo
LOCATION
PeruCusco RegionSacred ValleyOllantaytambo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apu Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Apu Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Inca Trail (0.2 miles), ChocoMuseo Ollantaytambo (0.3 miles), and ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Apu Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Apu Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Apu Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Apu Ausangate Restaurant, Sunshine Cafe, and Restaurante Chuspa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Apu Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Apu Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (0.3 miles).
Does Apu Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.