Tucked in a quiet corner of the Sacred Valley town of Ollantaytambo, once you step inside you’ll forget that the hotel is right on the platform of the main train station linking the valley to Machu Picchu. Conveniently located for catching the train, this is Good Life Expedition’s top recommendation for a hotel in Ollantaytambo – a great choice for exploring the valley and Machu Picchu.
Boutique Inn, El Albergue
A beautiful boutique inn, rooms are arranged within the old abode buildings overlooking the lush gardens and stunning Andes mountains in the distance. Simple rustic design with original high-ceilings and wooden beams are complemented with luxury finishings and decorations – each room is unique and lovingly styled with its furniture and artwork. Some rooms offer wood-burning stoves – perfect for the cooler Andean evenings. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and safety deposit boxes. El Albergue also offers a wood stove Eucalyptus-burning steam sauna – a treat at the end of a long day exploring the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu.
In your free time, explore the beautiful gardens and the hotel’s adjacent organic farm, which supplies the restaurant kitchen. The onsite restaurant is without a doubt the best in town, serving up delicious meals – a mix of traditional local fare with international favorites. The included breakfast is a hearty mix of buffet and a la carte dishes.
If you have time, the Pachamanca lunch experience is really special. Witness this sacred Inca technique of cooking meat and vegetables under the earth, and then sit at the al fresco farm table to enjoy your lunch. El Albergue really is a hive of activity – they also roast their own coffee and distil their own caña alta, an Andean spirit made from sugar cane.
Responsible Travel to the Sacred Valley
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