My experience with this place was good from the start. I was looking to stay twice on either end of a Machu Picchu trip. I wanted a single room and from the pics the images looked kinda dark. I emailed them and they quickly responded with more images and information about there being a second single room on the third floor with more light and exterior windows. They booked me there despite no credit card needed to reserve the room. The hotel is located near the main part of Ollantaytambo and a short 10 minute walk to the train station. It's two minutes from some pretty cool ruins. The single room was small but quite clean. Hot water in the shower. Wifi wasn't the strongest but not sure anything is in this town. The bed wasn't the most comfortable but warm sheets. There is a lamp, small desk and plenty of electrical outlets. The room had a small narrow exterior window and a bigger "interior" window that essentially was an exterior window because despite it facing the interior of the hotel the third floor has one side open, which let in a lot of light. The hotel was quiet at night, but construction from next door with hammering during the day.
The owners made this place great. They were very kind and accommodating. Always friendly, allowed me to keep a bag there.
Overall, this is still Peru, and still Ollantaytambo, so don't expect luxury, that's why I couldn't give it a five, but I think this place does the trick. I would consider them for your stay.
And one more tip. For the love of all things holy, do yourself a favor and minimize any stay in Aguas Clainetes / Macchu Picchu Pueblo. I thought it would be a good idea to stay two nights for a full day at Machu Picchu. You can do that with a one night stay. The town is terrible in every meaning of the word. Take a late train back and stay at at this nice place in Ollantaytambo. Trust me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Del Abuelo' is a quiet friendly family hostal located in the historical side of Ollantaytambo,at 2 blocks from "Plaza De Armas' (main square), one block from the main archeological center(main ruins of Ollantaytambo), and 7 minutes walk from the train station heading to Machu Picchu;our rooms include: private toilette, hot shawer, room wifi; laundry service and breackfast are extra on request ...Living room - reception as a common place ..., Quiet and very clean place.... Close to little shops and a farmacies ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa Del Abuelo Ollantaytambo, Peru - Sacred Valley