ModestAn economical, no frills option.
Welcoming, traditional hotel in Ollantaytambo train station with pretty gardens, an organic farm supplying the restaurant, sauna, hammocks and easy access to the Sacred Valley including Machu Picchu. Rooms are cosy and some have a private terrace or balcony.
One of the original hotels in the Sacred Valley, El Albergue first opened in 1925 at the railway station in Ollantaytambo, a 10-minute walk from the town centre and just 30 km from Machu Picchu.
It is perfect for visiting the many historic sites and Andean villages of the Sacred Valley, to gain an insight into life past and present in the region. You can take part in a number of outdoor pursuits such as horse riding, hiking and white water rafting.
When you want a break, return to El Albergue where you can laze in a hammock, watch hummingbirds in the gardens, enjoy a reviving sauna and a cup of home-roasted coffee or sip some Cana Alta produced at the on-site distillery.
The hotel’s organic farm produces many of the vegetables, quinoa and corn used in cooking, and you’re welcome to take a look and even lend a hand if you wish, as well as enjoy the finished products at meal times.
The traditional Andean Pachamanca lunch, where meats are cooked on hot rocks in an earth oven, served alfresco at the farm, is a favourite with El Albergue guests. Rooms vary in size, with most in the main hotel and others in the gardens. All are comfy, simply furnished and homely.
El Albergue highlights
- An historic colonial-style inn
- Train to Machu Picchu on your doorstep
- Sacred Valley villages and archaeological sites within easy reach
- Delightful gardens visited by hummingbirds
- Natural eucalyptus steam sauna to relax in
- Traditional Pachamanca lunch with organic farm tour
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El Albergue location
- 17 rooms
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages welcome
- Restaurant, cafe and farm restaurant
- Sauna and massage service
- Farm and gardens
- Distillery and coffee roastery
- Bikes, helmets and locks
- Visit Ollantaytambo town
- Tour archaeological sites in Ollanta, Pisac and Moray
- Transport to and tour of Machu Picchu
- Visit local villages and markets
- Guided hikes
- See traditional weaving
- Explore the area by bike (free)
- Go horse riding
- River rafting
- Pachamanca lunch
- Visit the hotel’s farm (free)
El Albergue rooms
There are 16 rooms divided into several room types, all en suite, with bottled water, a supply of fresh fruit, free Wi-Fi and a safe.
Standard twin, double, triple and king rooms are in the main hotel building by the railway platform. They are the oldest and simplest rooms, providing comfy accommodation.
The double plus room is on the upper storey of a separate building. It has a double and a twin bed, bathroom and a balcony.
Superior rooms are arranged in 2 buildings in the gardens, each has a queen size bed and a twin bed, bathroom. Garden rooms are on the ground floor and have a terrace with a hammock, while balcony rooms are on the first floor.
Luis the Llama likes this because…
“El Albergue’s owners aim to minimise their environmental impact through careful use of water and energy, managing carbon emissions and waste and supporting reforestation projects. They promote the economic, social and cultural development of local communities, and source as many materials as possible locally. No pesticides or herbicides are used on the farm.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Peru Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of South America and Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
You can click on Luis to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.
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