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Apu Lodge

Lari Calle s/n End of Lari Calle/Calle Lares, Ollantaytambo 84 Peru
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#1 of 13 B&Bs 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
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
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Private balcony
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English, Spanish
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Zach B wrote a review 3 Feb
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We loved our stay at the Apu Lodge. Off the "busy" area of Ollantaytambo, we loved having a quiet area to relax, but were still just a 5 minute walk to the town center and all the restaurants, less than a 10 minute walk to the main temple ruins, and only about a 20 minute walk across town to the train station.We enjoyed listening to the running water in the aqueducts at night, and loved the "walled garden" feel of the lodge. We had amazing views of the main Ollantaytambo temple from our balcony, and loved looking up at the Inca grain storage ruins directly above the hotel when we opened our door each day. Breakfast was always great, typically 2 eggs or a veggie Omelette, fresh fruit, juice, yogurt and granola were available, as well as coffee and tea, and we appreciated the Continental "early breakfast" when we had an early start to see Machu Piccu. There was a filtered water station and tea available in the lobby at all times. The staff were always welcoming and friendly, and were a great help in securing taxis and rides to different areas. The room was cozy, had great water pressure and plenty of hot water, we never ran out! I would definitely stay here again if I were back in the sacred valley. During the off season when the lodge is more empty, the pizza oven may not always be going at night, but there are so many other restaurants only a few minutes walk away that we didn't miss it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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JMGeneva wrote a review Jan 2024
Geneva, Switzerland1970 contributions766 helpful votes
Very pleasant stay in this nice hotel slightly off center (meaning 3minutes away from center!!). Very nice staff, large room with efficient hot water and warm bed that compensate for the lack of heating. Simple but good and healthy breakfast. Excellent wifi. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Louise Norton, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks very much for your lovely review. Like you say we are not far from the centre of town, just enough to make it really peaceful. We will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas, and our staff are, as you mention, kind and friendly. We do have electric heaters if guests feel cold, but it usually the temperature is not low in the rooms because the sustainable adobe bricks that Apu Lodge is built with absorb the heat of the sun during the day and release it at night. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and found our wifi is excellent. We have improved this over recent months and the speed has just increased again. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Nancy N wrote a review Jan 2024
San Carlos, California51 contributions29 helpful votes
This place is really lovely with amazing views. Staff is super helpful. Breakfast is seriously good. We had to leave early our second morning, and staff had a complete breakfast waiting for us when we woke up in the morning. Super well thought out and prepared. Also, we needed some laundry done with a tight turnaround. Staff offered to take it to a lavandería in town and did so at cost.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks very much for your stay and excellent review. Glad you loved the views and breakfast and found our staff so helpful. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Sophia DB wrote a review Dec 2023
Ithaca, New York3 contributions
This place was awesome! The outside is just gorgeous and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. The workers helped me and my family find restaurants, transportation and activities. They also include laundry and room cleaning services! The hotel is located right near the plaza so supper convenient!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Louise Norton, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks very much for your fantastic review. Glad you really liked the peaceful gardens and our rooms. Like you say we are not far from the centre of town, just enough to make it really peaceful. We will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas, and our staff are as you mention, very helpful. WE are happt to organize tours and airport pick-up and help with recommendations. Laundry service is not included in the cost of the rooms (except of course for our own sheets and towels) but is available very cheaply. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Jay M wrote a review Dec 2023
Brussels, Belgium145 contributions52 helpful votes
Delightful place with a great location, friendly staff and a good breakfast. The garden is full of flowers and birds, which you can enjoy from the comfort of their hammocks. Some of Ollantaytambo's most impressive Inca ruins are directly overhead. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Louise Norton, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks very much for your stay and great review. Glad you loved the location, staff and breakfast. Like you say we are not far from the ruins on the mountain of Pinkuylluna, and the guardian of the town, Tunupa, whose face is carved in the rock, is right above Apu Lodge. It is a short steep hike and afterwards many guests do relax in our hammocks and enjoy the hummingbirds in the garden. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Alyssa C wrote a review Dec 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I’m sooo glad my partner and I stayed here during our visit to Ollaytantambo! It was the perfect place and I would highly recommended staying here. The staff was so nice and helpful, comfortable beds, hot shower with great pressure, delicious breakfast (granola, fruit, fresh orange juice, eggs, bread). Coca water and filtered water in the lobby at all times. We loved the location as well as it’s about a 5 minute walk from the square, so it was quieter and we woke up to the birds every morning. Go to the casa de cuys half a block down to play with the Guinea pigs, also a couple doors down from the lodge is the stairs to Pinkuylluna (free ruins). They did our laundry for very cheap (5 soles) and organized a private taxi for our trip back to Cusco. Muchas gracias ApuLodge!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would suggest having them organize your taxi to and from Cusco
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Responded 5 weeks ago
¡Gracias! Thanks to you for your excellent, detailed review and your stay - we are really glad you chose to stay with us too. Like you say we are not far from the centre of town, just enough to make it really peaceful. Our helpful staff will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas and are happy to organize transport. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Lyssa A wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is an amazing, calm, beautiful spot. Hammocks in the garden. Flowers, birds and butterflies. The guardian, Tunupa, is a giant natural formation in the mountain directly above the lodge. I always feel protected and nurtured when I'm here. A few steps from the lodge is the entry to unexcavated Incan ruins. You can just walk and walk and walk all over the mountain. The staff at Apu Lodge is wonderful, friendly and attentive. They will meet you at the plaza and trundle your luggage to the lodge which is down a picturesque pedestrian street. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thanks very much for your lovely review and your return visit. Glad you loved the hammocks and the flowers and birds in the garden. Like you say we are not far from the mountain Apu Pinkuylluna, which is a lovely hike. We are a few minutes' walk from the plaza too and will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas, and our staff are as you mention, kind and friendly. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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PJSW001 wrote a review Nov 2023
Collingwood, Canada27 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed here before hiking the Inca Trail. Simple, clean and efficient with excellent wifi and breakfasts. Hosts were very nice and a call to the hotel had them come to the main square to transport our luggage back to the inn. Situated in the heart of Ollanta, it was the perfect place to get out and explore the beautiful surroundings. We highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are 5 minutes from the centre of town, just enough to make it really peaceful, close enough to enjoy town and nearby ruins. We will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas, and our staff are as you mention, kind and friendly. Glad you enjoyed the location, breakfast and found our wifi is excellent. We have improved the internet connection over recent months and the speed has just increased again. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Fearless161331 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Apu Lodge is a beautiful, quiet inn in the wonderful town of Ollantaytambo. We spent 4 days exploring the area, and loved the location, the attentiveness of the staff, and the comfortable rooms. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Thanks very much for your 4-day stay and your kind comments. Glad you loved the location, rooms, the service and the peace. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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Daniel M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Lovely quiet location with stunning views of the ruins. Easy walk to town centre. Beautiful private gardens where you can sit and relax, yoga or just take in the scenery. Nice rooms, great beds. Amazing breakfasts, kind hosts. Ended up staying 3 nights as we enjoyed ourselves so much.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Thanks very much for your lovely review, we are so glad you were able to stay three nights in the end and enjoy the beauty of our gardens and views and our delicious breakfasts. Like you say we are not far from the centre of town, just enough to make it really peaceful. We will pick up luggage from the Plaza de Armas, and our staff are, as you mention, kind and friendly. Guests can just ask if they want to borrow a yoga mat. Guests should check out own website or email us for the best rates without any commission. Happy travels!
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PeruCusco RegionSacred ValleyOllantaytambo
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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 - Museo de Arte Popular Andino (0.08 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 Amanto, Inka Nato Restaurante, and Sabor Mágico Grill - Restaurant Pizzería.
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.