El Albergue Ollantaytambo is an economical and charming family-run hotel in the Inca village of Ollantaytambo. This hotel is very well run, and is built around a beautiful green garden, bustling with a variety of endemic birds.
El Albergue - The Details
The comfortable and charming rooms of El Albergue are painted white with dark, varnished wooden floors and beams. They are decorated with brightly coloured paintings and tapestries hanging from the walls. The hotel is not luxurious, but what it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in charm and customer service.
The hotel has an on-site organic farm that you can visit before enjoying the traditional Pachamanca meal. Pachamanca is a traditional method of slow cooking meat and vegetables on hot rocks buried beneath the ground; a great treat for meat-eaters, who are encouraged to enjoy a variety of succulent meats and seasonal local vegetables.
El Albergue - Activities
El Albergue is an ideal hotel for anyone planning to take one of the early trains into the ancient citadel, as it is located just beside the railway station from which you catch the train to Machu Picchu. It is also within very easy walking distance of the coffee shops and family run artisan shops of Ollantaytambo, further reinforcing the benefits of this hotel's location.