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Apu Lodge

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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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We had to haul our bags on cobblestone path that was not even any where. It gets tiring to think to walk to square for any reason. The Front desk & other staff did their best to accommodate us for regular breakfast to early breakfast. May be we are not use to having hotels/Lodge
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded yesterday
Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our breakfast, library and hospitality. We are always happy to help guests with their luggage to and from the plaza, which is five minutes walk away and try to ensure that all guests are informed of this in advance by email. I am sorry if this was somehow unclear to you. We have a tricycle cart and porters on hand to help out, just phone for assistance. Most of our guests really appreciate our beautiful quiet location at the end of a pedestrian Inca street, away from the busy square, but of course it is not for everyone! Due to the size of the lodge (ten rooms), which keeps our service very personal, it is impractical to have someone up all night at the front desk, but there is always a night person on hand and you can ring the internal bell in reception to ask for him whenever you need to, or as you say, you can ring the outdoor bell to get in when the gate is closed for security at night. Again due to the small size of the establishment we prefer just to have a few options on our menu for dinner, and this helps to keep the service good. Some nights we also offer pizza and there are times when we do offer specials if guests are around for longer, particularly if it is busier. If you want more variety we are happy to recommend other restaurants a few minutes walk away. The closest of these is just one minute down the street. We are happy to provide heaters on request - like you say there is no central heating, which is standard in Peru, but the adobe bricks do absorb the heat of the sun in the day and emit it at night. Thanks for your comments, we wish you happy travels!
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We traveled continuously throughout Peru for over 2 weeks from Lima to Huacachina to Arequipa to Puno to Cusco, and finally to Ollantaytambo. I can saw without a doubt that Apu Lodge was the best, most tranquil, most relaxing lodging that we stayed in the whole entire time.
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2018
Thank you so much for your wonderful, detailed review. We are delighted that you loved your stay more than any other in Peru and were able to enjoy the gardens and photograph hummingbirds. As you say, the water that flows along the street and the back of the lodge in water canals does come from the mountains. The Patakancha River flows down the valley beyond the Lodge and the water canals are fed by a sluice gate from this river a little upstream. The same river feeds all the terraces around Ollantaytambo, which are visible from the mountains and with this aerial view appear to form a Tree of Life, with the branches in the Patakancha valley and the roots to the south of the town towards the Vilcanota River. The walk along beside the canal is as you say not accessible to wheelchairs and would be challenging to anyone who has difficulty walking. We are happy to help carry luggage up from the plaza up the cobbled street and have a tricycle cart to help with this. Our new router burnt out recently so we have had issues with connectivity in some of the rooms and are working to restore it as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience. I am glad that you were able to connect anyway and that this did not bother you. Thank you again for your stay and your comments. We really appreciate your kind words and recommendation.
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I’ve been visiting Ollantaytambo for about 11 years now. I’ve stayed in a lot of places over the years, ranging from hostels to high end hotel. I finally stayed at Apu Lodge and I will never stay anywhere else again! The place is lovely and situated on a quiet dead end in Old
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 17 Nov 2018
Thank you! It means a lot that you have stayed at so many places and thought us the best. We really appreciate your feedback. We also love our quiet garden location in the old town. Especially glad you enjoyed dinner and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Buen viaje!
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We had a lovely very clean room. No amenities like slippers and robes but comfy bed with nice linens. Breakfast was good, with small fruit and cereal bar and eggs to order. We thought Ollantaytambo was the most picturesque and unique towns we have been to. The staff at Apu
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We loved Apu Lodge. The staff were friendly and helpful - gave us ideas on where to eat, directions around the (admittedly small) town, buses to Cusco. Breakfast is simple, our trout dinner was amazing, our room had plenty of space whilst still being cozy with beautiful views.
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Response from Louise N, Owner at Apu Lodge
Responded 12 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review, we are glad you loved your room, view, dinner and appreciated the friendly staff. Thanks also for your patience with the water and power, we are glad it was back on in the morning. Sorry that the power went off for the night, this happens occasionally in the town. The pump needs electricity to refill the water tank, so if the power is off for quite a while and the tank empties, we are occasionally without water for a short while. In this case the staff do their best to make guests comfortable by bringing water from the garden tap for washing and flushing, and wont mind being woken if this happens overnight, and of course we will offer discounts if this affects your stay. Happy travels!
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How far is this from train station, please?
Train station is approx 1 -1.5 km from Apu Lodge. A motorized tricycle can take you to Plaza de Armas for reasonable cost. Walk to Apu Lodge is then about .5 km over cobbled stone lanes.
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Yes we are happy to help. Please email us so we can organise your taxi, and a guide if you wish. TripAdvisor won't let me post our info email but you can find it on the Apulodge website.
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Are the double beds Queen size or full size?
Thanks for the questions and replies. Half of our double beds are queen size, the other half are standard double. If you would like a queen size bed please email us with your reservation and we will try to ensure that you get one. Apu Lodge.
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Hi! Yes, you get one automatically on arrival in the country and it is best to travel with it to avoid tax at hotels. Best regards, Louise
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Thanks Karen for your accurate response to the question. We are often too busy in July to offer very early check-in, but will try to get your room ready in as soon as possible. We have hammocks in the garden which some early guests use. Hope you enjoy your stay!
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"Upstairs may be better as you can hear people walk in the main floor."
"Great views of the Ollantaytambo ruins from the second floor"
""The family suite was very accommodating with multiple beds and lots of space,double balconies and amazing views.""
"There is an adjacent outdoor event space with an all-night wedding while we were there. Rooms at the far end of the hotel would be quieter."
"Upstairs has amazing views of the Inca ruins."
US$67 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PeruCusco RegionSacred ValleyOllantaytambo
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