We had a good stay here, although some of the other reviews seem a little overly-positive. The hotel is nice - rooms are fairly spacious, pretty clean, has nice gardens (was expecting them to be larger though), and OK views. It's convenient to the train station but to get to the main square takes about a 20 minute walk (a little too far) - so I think you'd want to use the little taxis they have waiting at the start of the road.
We stayed here 2 nights. 1 night we got room 7 or 8. 1 night we got room 14. Both were nice. The windows had wooden panel shutters that didn't always close properly or fully and we had to prop one of them closed with a vase. Also be aware the locks to the rooms are kind of weak, but we weren't really worried about safety in that area so no big deal.
We didn't have any huge issues with train noise being towards the back of the property, but there were 1 or 2 loud ones that passed through in the early morning. Not a deal breaker.
The bathrooms were average. Hot water was good in one room but seemed to run out in the other room. Water pressure was fine.
We ate at the restaurant in the hotel 2 nights. First night it was just OK - we ate the pasta with pomodora sauce and the vegetarian stuffed pepper with the brownie for dessert. Second night it was better - we ate the pasta with I think a mushroom/butter sauce and the quinoa salad and apple crumble. Don't expect 5 star food though. But it's an easy, convenient, and good option for dinner. There is also a musician who plays the harp and other instruments and we really liked his music. It set a nice atmosphere.
Hotel staff was OK. If you are looking to plan a visit to Maras/Moray/Salinas/Chinchero/Cusco, don't plan it through the hotel as they will charge $100+ when it should just cost 80-100 soles.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Albergue Ollantaytambo Hotel Ollantaytambo
- El Albergue Ollantaytambo Peru - Sacred Valley