El Albergue is a hidden gem, tucked between an organic farm and the bustling Ollantaytambo’s train station.  Most guests enter the hotel through the station’s cafe, where a back door leads to a garden space enclosed by terraced walls, a fountain, and two-story guest houses.

Owned and managed by generations of the Randall family, El Albergue has the feel of a cozy country house.  Rabbits nibble at the grass, while hummingbirds and butterflies pollinate fuchsia, passionflower, peach, and avocado.  That atmosphere is surprising, given the hotel’s proximity to the Sacred Valley’s main train stop on the Machu Picchu railway line.

The gardens at El Albergue include fresh flowers and greenery framed around a casita hotel.

Accommodations 

The rooms are simple and airy, many with private balconies and fireplaces. Most rooms do not have televisions or air conditioning, both of which feel unnecessary here.


Albergue Casita

This casita is ideal for families or guests who want extra space. The casita features two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. One bedroom has a Queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
This casita features a full kitchen with a silver fridge, stovetop, dining area and large windows.

Superior Balcony

The Superior Balcony rooms have one Queen bed and one twin bed and a private bathroom.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
The Superior Balcony room at Albergue includes wood floors, a king size bed, large windows and interior heating.

Superior Garden

The Superior Garden rooms have one Queen bed and one twin bed and a private bathroom.  An extra twin bed can be added to accommodate up to four guests.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
The Superior Garden suite at Albergue includes a king-size bed, wood floors, artwork and windows facing the garden.

Double Plus

This room has a private balcony where guests can enjoy views of the surrounding gardens. The Double Plus has one double bed and one twin bed and a private bathroom.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
The double plus room at Albergue features a queen size bed, wood beams, artwork and large windows.

Standard King

The Standard King room has one King bed and a private bathroom.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
The Standard room at albergue includes a white king size bed, green artwork, a large window and wood floors.

Standard Double

The Standard Double rooms have one double bed and one twin bed and a private bathroom.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
The double standard room at El Albergue features two twin beds, wood bed frames and garden views.

Standard Double Twin 

The Standard Triple rooms have three twin beds and a private bathroom.

In-room amenities:

  • Room Service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wifi
  • Security Box
  • Desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea/Coffee making
  • Minibar
  • Balcony

Amenities

Among the amenities offered at El Albergue are:

  • Farm-to-table garden restaurant
  • Distillery
  • Bar
  • Natural eucalyptus sauna
  • Luggage storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Horseback and farm tours
Albergue dining includes fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.The Albergue distillery features large tanks of beer and other alcohol.

The hotel is located at the northern end of the Sacred Valley in Ollantaytambo–roughly 90 minutes by road from Cusco and 1 hour 45 minutes by rail from Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo’s massive hillside temple complex is a short walk away. The hotel can also serve as a base for day trips to the ancient Inca sites of Pisac, Chinchero, Moray, and the Maras salt terraces.

LANDED also arranges privately guided hiking tours to highland communities, weaving workshops, and picnics.  Among the adventure options are kayaking, biking, riding, rock climbing, and zip-lining excursions.  Most of our clients spend two to three nights, then travel to Machu Picchu for at least one night before continuing on to Cusco.

A woman stands in front of a green grass amphitheater of stone and ruins.

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