Travel Blogs from Ollantaytambo
Allisonbrianne stayed here on May 14, 2013 during their trip titled: Peruvian Peaks 2013.
This day we drove through the Sacred Valley, so named because the river that runs through it -- the Urubamba -- was thought to be a reflection of the Milky Way, which to the Incas was also sacred and full of constellations representing gods and things like llamas, condors, puma.. I like that story. And also it was the river that gave them an …
On Sunday we set off early in the morning with only small bags on a tour of the sacred valley of the Incas. We first of all climbed up in the bus to almost 4000m again before heading back down along a beautiful stream valley. We stopped at the side of the road for a good photo opportunity and then carried on down to a town called Pisac. The town …
Good bye Cusco and hello Scared Valley!!
We woke early and went and caught our bus, which was first going to take us on an all day tour and then drop us off at our hotel, which is in the Scared Valley.. Our tour guide was Sylvia, and she was a lovely Cusco born South American...
The first place we stopped off at was an old …
Woke up at 5:30 and had a scrumptious breakfast courtesy of Hotel Pakaritampu's Breakfast Buffet...fresh homemade yogurts in 3 different flavors, quinoa cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, delicious fresh fruit, fruit juices, coffee, tea - you know, just a simple little something ;-) Then walked 1/4 mile up the road to the Ollantaytambo train …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pakaritampu Ollantaytambo
Nice hotel with easy walk to train to Machu Picchu. Much better location to stay while touring Machu Picchu than Aguas Calientes, which is touristy and filled with poor quality markets. Rooms are basic with small bathrooms, but grounds are very nice with a great view. Only complaint is that hotel needs to unlock narrow double doors that trap wheelchair users in complex and make independant evacuation impossible.
Beautiful location and grounds
New and clean hotel.
Beautiful grounds and surrounded by mountains.
Fantastic buffet breakfast.
No bathtub - only shower.
No TV or clock in the rooms.
4 min walk to town or train station.
Probably the best hotel in Ollanta and the most expensive. It is well worth the price!
Loved my stay at Hotel Pakaritampu. Nice cozy, spacious rooms spotlessly clean.
This is a very nice hotel with lovely gardens and clean, spacious rooms. It is quiet--no barking dogs, no roosters, no traffic noise--peace and quiet and clean air. Easy walk to the plaza in Ollantaytambo and the train station. Has a nice restaurante. I'd stay there again in a heart beat
The hotel is attractively set out in lovely peaceful gardens with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The rooms are tastefully furnished in wood with polished floors and are very clean and comfortable. There is a nice lounge with an open fire in the evenings and sofas to sit and read the books provided. We found it quite chilly as the staff seemed intent on leaving the doors open - obviously they are more hardy!
Breakfast is fine, we tried one dinner but it is certainly cheaper to eat in Ollantaytambo. It is very close to the station and the hotel will provide an early breakfast and wake up call.
I would definitely recommend the hotel.
Beautiful, quiet hotel
We stayed here for three nights in early May 2005. The weather was perfect and the hotel was clean, staff friendly. Definitely the nicest place in Ollantaytambo that we saw. Outside of town - about 10 minutes to walk to restaurants. We felt safe here, and walked everywhere at night. You can also take a motorcycle taxi for about 30 cents US if you don't feel like walking.
We took the 7:00 AM train to Machu Picchu and the train station is only a 3 minute walk from the hotel. We bought the tickets the day before at the station which made it less of a hassle the day of the journey.
We would go back and stay at the Hotel Parkaritampu, for sure!!!
A little Basic
About the best hotel to stay in if you want to catch the train to Machu Pichu and avoid the slow part from Cuzco (and getting up at 5.30 am!). Hotel was quite basic but very handy for the Ollantaytambo train station (5 minutes). Breakfast was a bit simple but dinner was ok.
Extraordinary Hotel in an Extraordinary place
I went looking for peace and relax and find and oasis in the midle of nowhere. The town is like returning in time to the years of the incas. The hotel is walking distance from the Ollantaytambo Ruins, were you can go any time and stay there the hole day. The hotel not only have very good restaurant but the what is principal is the sharm of the people of the town that work there.
you will be able to sleep like a king until the train tell you that it's time to wake up and go to Machu Pichu.
Very good rooms, bathrooms and beds.
Not expensive but for what you receive it can be consider cheap.
I stayed for 5 nights in this lovely hotel. Very close to the railway station.
Friendly people at the desk and good food. Try the lama carpaccio.
The rooms were very clean and the place is very quiet. I loved the garden with the flowers and colobri's. They even have 2 lamas.
I should defenitively go back and will recommand it absolutely to everybody.
My compliments for the furniture and the fireplace. Very tastefull.
Very nice, just one catch
Spacious modern rooms if a bit basic, llamas in residence. Short walk to Ollantaytambo along the river.
Only thing that let it down was the cunning menu. Some things in dollars, some things in solares. We got caught out and paid thro the nose even tho it was a good meal, if served by a miserable git. Go into town to eat and you'll enjoy your stay here.