I spent three nights at Hostal Sauce. My room (#15) had a beautiful view of the cloud-draped mountains and stepped terraces of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Early in the morning you'll hear a rooster crowing in the distance and cows being led up the cobblestone streets by their owners. The small channel of water running next to the hostal provides the constant, relaxing sound of a little brook. It's the perfect Sacred Valley experience.
The bathroom was clean and modern. The water pressure was excellent and hot water was available 24 hours a day, which is a great luxury in a small village like Ollantaytambo. Although the rooms can be chilly, a space heater is included in the price of the room. You just have to ask for it at the front desk. Although the nights were cold when I was there, the duvet and blankets on the comfortable bed kept me warm.
Breakfast was a mixed bag. There's a buffet table laid out with cereal, teas, yogurt, bread, cheese, and jam. One of the staff made me scrambled eggs on my first morning. On the second morning, what was labeled as orange juice was actually watered-down lemon juice and no eggs were available. The same was true on my third morning. It's more of a continental breakfast than the advertised "American" breakfast.
Perhaps it was because I was there in the off-season, but there was no little clay pot souvenir mentioned in other reviews.
Be sure to bring your immigration card with you - that little form you fill out on the flight to Peru. I was told I wouldn't need it again until my flight home, so I left it with friends in Lima to keep it safe. Turns out Hostal Sauce needs a photocopy of that card and it's a bit of a problem for them if you arrive without it. I had to fax a copy of the card to them when I returned to Lima.
The staff speaks very little English, which is not a problem unless a problem arises or you have a complicated question. They are pleasant and try very hard.
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- Also Known As:
- Sauce Hostal Hotel Ollantaytambo
- Sauce Hotel Ollantaytambo
- SAUCE Hostal Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley