Hotel Sol was actually our alternate choice for our stay in Ollentaytambo. We originally wanted to stay at the hotel near the train station and we are so glad I didn’t reserve the room in time! Ollentaytambo is an amazing little town and Hotel Sol is right in the middle of it. The train station is about a ½ a mile away from the town down a road that can be quite dark at night.
At Hotel Sol, we requested a room with a view of the ruins which was amazing! We timed our visit to the ruins based on how many people we could see on the stairs of the ruins from our window. The market and the ruins were about a 2 minute walk in one direction as was the Plaza de Armas in the other direction, which had a lot of different places to eat. We were surprised to see the amount of restaurants with pizza on the menu! I highly recommend having wood-fired pizza in this town.
The rooms were nice and clean. They were a bit cold at night when the sun went down. Breakfast was okay as well. The staff was amazing. They held our luggage for us while we went to Machu Picchu for one night with just our overnight bags and they arranged for a taxi to drive us to Cusco directly to our next hotel upon arriving back from Machu Picchu.
Highly recommend staying up in Ollentaytambo rather than at the train station, especially at Hotel Sol.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently opened and newly built, Hotel Sol is an elegant boutique hotel in the center of Ollantaytambo, facing the ruins and directly alongside the Patacancha river. Ample sunny common areas, large rooms with modern baths, restaurant and wine bar, and impeccable customer service are the highlights of this perfectly located hotel. Free travel planning and advice for Machu Picchu included, we hope to see you soon ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sol Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley