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“Best Sleep in South America”
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Apu Lodge
Ranked #2 of 24 Ollantaytambo B&B and Inns
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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“Best Sleep in South America”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

This was the best sleep we had had in South America for the last 5mths. The Lodge is only a short walk from the main plaza thorough delightful cobbled streets. They staff had organised a taxi for us when we arrived from the Train, and the guy was very helpful with carrying out luggage to the Lodge. I would recommend this place as a great option in Ollantaytambo. The bed was very comfy and the water hot! The only downside to our room was it was downstairs which meant there wasnt much light and it was very cold in the day. At night the room seemed a bit warmer, so I dont know what that was about. No internet in the rooms either but it worked find in the dining area which was sufficient and frankly South America isnt great for the internet. We enjoyed the breakfast with home made museli and eggs and would come back here again at the drop of a hat. Thanks Ruth and Louise for the great say, as well as the couple from Holland who are currently working there....

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Apu Lodge. Yes, there is a walk from the square but visitors to the Sacred Valley should plan on doing a lot of walking. I found the location ideal. Away from the crowds with the lovely, soothing sounds of nature and a beautiful garden to enjoy. The staff was very helpful. We had the family room which had very comfortable beds and soft sheets. Above all, I can't imagine a better view of the ruins and surrounding mountains.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This was the only place on our trip that was disappointing. For one, don't stay in a downstairs room because we got to enjoy REALLY loud footsteps above us for the most of the evening...not very relaxing. Secondly, the hot water in the shower would last only about 5-10 seconds before it became freezing cold.

The pros are a great breakfast, lovely location, and a beautiful garden.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

The setting of the lodge is very relaxing and the staff helpful and friendly.
Our beds were comfortable with lots of blankets to keep us warm.
The breakfast was fantastic - just what we needed for a big day of hiking and exploring.

Room Tip: Make sure you have lots of blankets on your bed cause this town gets cold
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

The Apu Lodge is a few blocks from the main square - you cannot drive there. We only stayed one night and had an early start to hike the Inca Trail - an ample breakfast was prepared for us overnight - we just had to switch the coffee on. Nice rooms with lots of hot water.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed here with our 3 year old son. The staff were very friendly, the breakfast healthy and with good coffee, lovely grounds with hammocks and lots of flowers. Located down a walking street, but if you let them know you're coming, they meet you with a bike to haul all your luggage. And we had a lot of luggage. It's located right below Incan ruins too. At the end of the day, there are a lot of nice birds flying around the back garden - great for bird watching. Quiet too.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Apu lodge is a gem of a place, tucked away on a quiet pedestrian street in Ollantaytambo. Don't even think of staying in an expensive place down by the train station, those are on a street that virtually every tourist in Peru drives down at some point. Apu lodge is quiet, comfortable, clean, has a great breakfast, and feels like an oasis. Carlos, Ruth, and Louise are kind and attentive, and will make you feel right at home.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Apu Lodge
Address: Lari Calle s/n | Urubamba, Ollantaytambo 84, Peru
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Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Ollantaytambo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Ollantaytambo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apu Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apu Lodge is a boutique bed-and-breakfast located in the pedestrian Inca streets of the village of Ollantaytambo and its position on a terrace gives it a fantastic view from all rooms. It has spacious gardens, visited by humming birds, hammocks to relax in after your hike to Machu Picchu or other ruins, and is very peaceful. All rooms have views, private bathrooms with excellent shower and are furnished with simple elegance. Dinner is served in our restaurant. English spoken and excellent advice given on local sites, tours and taxis can be arranged. Please call from the plaza for assistance with luggage as there is no vehicle access. ... more   less 
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Apu Hotel Ollantaytambo
Apu Lodge Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley

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