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- Reviews: 1
Apu Lodge: Ollantaytambo's perfect lodge
I had actually booked in with another place in town who turned out to be overbooked and sent me to Apu Lodge. I was glad that they did! Well worth the money--from the lovely breakfast of eggs, bread & jam and fruit, granola and yogurt to the incredibly comfy beds that were perfect after all that stair-climbing at Machu Picchu.
Best part was the staff who were all incredibly friendly and welcoming. After staying so many places where I couldn't communicate with the staff very well (my Spanish is atrocious), it was great to get local advice from some English speakers!
Am confused regarding previous reviewers complaints about location. Apu Lodge is a 5 minute walk off the square on a quaint cobblestone street that makes you feel like you're in a postcard. Last weekend the square was noisy with a fiesta going on past midnight every night (and is usually overrun with tourist buses anyway). I was very happy to have the tranquility that the 5 minute walk off the square provided.
My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer. Ollantaytambo and the Apu Lodge are definitely worth more than the two nights I gave them.
Wonderful staff, orthopedic beds, delicious breakfast, beautiful views, scenic location
- Reviews: 235
I had a great experience at Ollantaytambo lodge. I stayed there one night prior to my early departure by train to Machu Picchu. The lodges entrance is unfortunately held in an unattractive alleyway and in the property in front of the hotel there is some construction work taking place, so the surrounding atmosphere is not attractive. However the lodge itself is very pretty with nice grounds and rooms. This would be a great lodge for larger groups, as they have living areas which combine two rooms, which would accommodate 4 people comfortably.
The most appealing aspect of this hotel is their hospitality. I was to take a train at 5am for Machu Picchu and the staff was more than happy to oblige me with the best breakfast of my trip at 0445, more than an hour before they officially open their breakfast for guests. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
A short 5 minute walk from the town square, but far enough away to be very quiet. Rooms are basic but functional with nice bathrooms.
Book with a travel agent and probably save some money
- Reviews: 243
Las Orquideas: Good Hostel
We stayed in Las Orquideas the night before we started the Inca Trail. We were with Gap Adventures so cannot comment on prices as this was part of a tour.
The hostel is clean and arranged around a pretty courtyard.
Private bathroom available. Other rooms have shared.
Good basic breakfast
As usual in Peru, no heating but good supply of blankets.
Quiet as a bit aside from the town centre, very near the ruins.
- Reviews: 47
Hostal Sauce: Charming Little Hotel!!
This hotel was just so charming...Some of the rooms have great views of the ruins. They put cute little terracotta pots on the pillows that said "Buenos Noches"..which i thought was sooo cute!! And there is a nice wood burning fireplace in the lobby..Really enjoyed our stay!!
- Reviews: 13
Pakaritampu Hotel: Fantastic, though probably expensive, hotel
Wonderful, brightly painted and tiled complex near the Ollantaytambo ruins, off the main drag and very near the train station (a short walk).
- Reviews: 5866
Hostal La Nusta: a room with a view
It doesn't look like much from the outside and the rooms are thread bare....
BUT with a view of the ruins right from your balcony and a friendly, helpful owner, it can't be beat for $12 a double.
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