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El Albergue Ollantaytambo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“As Good as you can expect for Ollantaytambo”
Reviewed 22 November 2010

A very nice and charming place to stay. Easy five minute walk to the center of town / ruins. Very nice private courtyard. Great restaurant with lots of fresh and local produce.

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Green Bay, WI
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

My partner and I had a wonderful 2 nights tay at El Albergue!
The hotel is charming and elegant, very clean, and at the same time rustic and modern. We had a beautiful bed with white, fluffy and comfortable covers and luxurious pillows. Our room was on the top floor, allowing us a beautiful view of the Andes on one side, and the well cared for gardens and fruit trees on the other. We had many windows with rustic looking and beautifully working shutters uniquely designed, which allowed us to enjoy the spectacular view, while at the same time, keeping the windows/door closed.
Our bathroom was modern, with heated tiled floors, plenty of soft towels, hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner and an excellent lighting and mirror. The room itself was spacious, and had an extra bed and a table with chair and sofa. The decor was minimalistic and so elegant. We felt very pampered!
Outside our room, on the running balcony, there were chairs and table, from which we enjoyed relaxing and taking in the view. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful and were kind to set up a taxi service on our last day, which took us to Cuzco, stopping at Maras and Moray along the way.
The breakfast and dinners were superb and are served in a rustic looking, but at the same time sunny and modern dining area with an open concept kitchen. There is a little cafe on the train platform that belongs to the hotel. We also ordered some box lunches for the day we took the train to Machu Picchu, which is only a 2 hour ride. It was so nice to come back and relax at El Albergue after a long and exciting day!
We were also walking distance to the main square, Plaza de Armas of Ollantaytambo, but you can take a moto taxi for the equivalent of a dollar (if I remember correctly) right to the square. We walked up an Inca trail to the Fortress ruins, definetely worth seeing.
I would highly recommend this hotel. You will feel pampered and come back with incredible memories just like we did! By the way, we really didn't hear the trains coming and going, but it was fun to watch people getting on from the restaurant, if you wanted to. It was so convenient for us when we took the train. Typically you are asked to come to the station 30 min early, but we just walked out our door! What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

This is a great place to stay, perfect location! The view from our room was absolutely awesome, snow covered Andes, what more could you ask for? The food was delicious, perfectly prepared. Juliana and the chef's did a superb job. Sergio and Richard were extremely accomodating. They arranged a superb driver named Remigio for our day trips. This gentleman was a LIFE SAVER, we lost our littel red camera case and chip while taking photos in the Andes foothills, he drove and drove to help us find it. Talk about patience and perseverance, this gentleman gets the 5 star driver award. Everything about his stay was great. Thank you Sergio and team.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

We stayed at this hotel for several nights in October. the rooms were very nice, with lots of hot water. There were beautiful flowering garrdens with hummingbirds and the roar of the Urubamba River. The staff , especially Sergio, was unusally helpful and went out of their way to be accomodating.
We had dinner in the restaurant - the food was one of the best meals we had in Peru (the alpaca steak is not to be missed) and the service and ambience were sophisticated and equivalent to any restaurant in Europe of the US> And the prices were reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

I had arranged for Lluc and Sergio to pick me up at Cusco airport and take me to Ollantaytambo after 18 hours of travel. Because of a strike, the roads were blocked to and from Ollantaytambo. They had someone meet me at the airport and help me find a hotel in Cusco for the night. Needless to say, I was very happy for their help. The hotel is much more upscale than I would have thought. Some rooms are extremely luxurious. And it is very convenient if you are taking an early morning train to Machu Picchu.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

We have traveled around the world and stayed and some pretty unique places, but after being a night in Machu Picchu and returning to Cusco, we stopped at the El Albergue and felt like we had come upon a secret oasis that felt almost like being in a kind of monastery. That's not to say the rooms aren't spacious, comfortable and luxurious - they are. The bathroom is wonder. But the craftsmanship of the doors and windows with wood shutters, the minimal decor, and the views of the gardens make you feel like - for the price - it's too good to be true. The restaurant was great for breakfast, but also a wonderful dinner, which was quite reasonable. You cannot go wrong. And the staff - Joauquin - and everyone - was very friendly. If you want to go to Machu Picchu just for the day and not planning on hiking, stay here for two days and take the train in the morning and return in the late afternoon. Everything in Machu Picchu is overpriced and too many tourists. Also pay extra and take the Vistadome. WIth the money you'll save at El Albergue, it will be worth it.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

Loved this hotel! The restaurant in the hotel has amazing food. The views from our room were spectacular...the Andes were in our backyard! Only things to be aware of are that the trains run until 10pm and the shower in our room would change unexpectedly to extremes of hot and cold. Regardless it's still very much worth it! And this town is so charming, I would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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