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El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ollantaytambo
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London, United Kingdom
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“I would recommend this lovely little hotel”
Reviewed 7 August 2011

I stayed for two nights as I was visiting Machu Piccu by rail - I had a lovely room and shower room enjoyed a meal there in the evening and also took advantage of the sauna to relax after travelling. Best place to stay if taking the train as fall out of bed and you are on the platform service was great and felt very welcome would recommend to anyone looking for a basic well run hotel,

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stayed three nights at El Albergue (and several other nights in the Sacred Valley) and at first were a bit reluctant to do so because the hotel is situated next to the train platform and station. However, as soon as we got to our room and sat outside for a bit we were completely enamored by the views of Veronica Mountain from our deck (we stayed upstairs in Room 16) and the charm of the grounds and garden. Our room was quiet, clean, comfortable and nicely furnished with a comfortable bed and fabulous shower, We enjoyed eating at the restuarant, getting coffee and drinks at the cafe, and having access to water to fill our water bottles. We found the staff to be very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for one night on the way between Cusco and Aguas Calientes. It is located very conviniently in the train station. The property is very beautiful. We wish we had more time to enjoy the hotel. The breakfast in the morning is included with the room rate and is very delicious. We also purchased booked lunches that were amazing. Also there is free wi-fi.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Service was top notch. Very comforable beds. Very clean. Natalia at the front desk was extremely helpful and recommended a great tour guide. I recommend rms 11,12,13,14 and 15, as they are farthest from the train track.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Set in the most beautiful gardens, this one of a kind hotel has the "best" food in their restaurant that I experienced in all my travels in Peru. Not to mention their Pisco Sours which are made perfectly! The rooms are spacious and clean and the staff was very accomodating. Oh, and by the way. you can fall out of bed and catch Peru Rail right in front. How convenient is that??
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed 2 nights and had a sweet, largish, room right above the train station. This provided a little noise, but it was so novel and entertaining we didn't mind at all.

There were other rooms, probably quieter and more modern in the back, but we truly loved the location. Obviously it couldnt be more convenient for catching the train or returning from Aguas Caliente. It is however a short 10 minute walk from town or an inexpensive tuk tuk ride.

Our only disappointment, although slight was in the restaurant. Perhaps we built it up too much in our minds, but we much preferred a restaurant by the name of Puku Rumi in town close to the ruins. This restaurant was excellent food and value, and a very intimate ambience. Nothing wrong with the food at El Albergue, but we werent wowed.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

This elegant hotel is situated on the platform, after the control gate, of Ollantaytambo station. Can’t be closer. 10 minutes from plaza de armas. We stay here one night on our way to Machu Picchu. Book from their website at 94 USD all inclusive and 28 of deposit must be paid through PayPal, immediately. So it is not a bargain.

We like :
1 – So nicely decorated and well maintained looking room, in a lush garden and surrounded by impressive mountain scenery.Unrivaled Belle epoque charm, polite and efficient staff.
2 – Very comfortable bed. Wifi included, with cook to order and served at table breakfast, large safe box, plenty of sockets to charge your devices.
3 – Good restaurant.

We did not like :
Nothing so far, beside no in room kettle.

Tips :
1 – Avoid all buys from vendors around the station, it is between 2 and 5 times usual price.
2 – Travellers now have 3 choices to Aguas Calientes from Ollantaytambo. The excellent PeruRail, the IncaRail and now the MachuPicchuRail. But at a closer look, they all offer the same price to foreigners and none of them are allowed on local trains.

So come here for the unique atmosphere, and its location is also a plus to those looking for last minute hop on board. But a bit expensive.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: El Albergue Ollantaytambo
Address: Ollantaytambo Train Station, Ollantaytambo 080108, Peru
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Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Ollantaytambo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ollantaytambo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ollantaytambo
#2 Green Hotel in Ollantaytambo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — El Albergue Ollantaytambo 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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