We spent 3 fantastic nights at El Albergue (part of a three week trip to Southern Peru) and this was one of the most comfortable and pleasant stays of our trip (and it was an amazing trip).
The service - One word for the service we received not only during our stay but also in the time spent planning (and asking lots of questions) - Outstanding! We felt comfortable to ask any questions of the staff, and they all went out of their way to make sure our questions were answered to our satisfaction. Peru as a whole has very high service standards, and this hotel was in our opinion top notch with how they treat their guests. .
The rooms - When we checked in we were initially given a great room (double, good size, with a balcony), but afer our return from exploring Ollantaytabo a bit, we were told we were actually to have a superior room with a private balcony - I would never have complained, but the room we were moved to was truly lovely, with a beautiful private balcony. It is labelled a "rustic" hotel, so if you are looking for a super modern decor, this may not be for you. We loved the old beams, and the history of the rooms and rest of the buildings. There are heaters provided if you are cold (as we were there at the end of August it was still chilly in the evenings). The beds are very comfortable and everything is very clean. The hot water tended to end just a bit before we were ready to finish our showers, but we adapted.
The location - Fantastic location to explore the Sacred Valley, and was for us also a home base for our Machi Picchu visit. An easy 10 minute walk to the main square as well as the fortress ruins and grainaries. Despite being at a train station, it was a quite, tranquil location...the sound of the train was quite soothing.
The value - We felt that the value of the room and the services far exceeded the price we paid. It is a very well-managed, traveller-considerate hotel. We appreciated the respect the owners and staff have for the environment in general, as well as the unique social and ecological concerns of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo.
- 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