A mystical lodge concealed within Ollantaytambo's train station, experience the best of Peru's gastronomy at El Albergue
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Why we love it -
El Albergue offers a unique natural culinary experience of the Sacred Valley, get involved in the day trips to the local farm and learn about traditional Andean cooking techniques. This lodge is also one of our most ecologically conscious stays in the whole of Peru, ensuring that all products are fully recycled and every aspect of a visit is sustainable.
Originally opened in 1925 as Santa Rosa, El Albergue is now a historic and romantic boutique hotel facing the platform of the train station and backing out onto verdant gardens with aromatic fuchsia, passionflower, peaches and avocado trees. El Albergue has 16 rooms that are all individually decorated. The Superior Balcony and Garden Rooms are located in the two casitas concealed in El Albergue’s gardens, the furthest from the train platform. Walk out onto the balcony for breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers of the valley or relax in hammocks under jasmine trees occupied by hummingbirds.
The facilities of El Albergue reach far beyond the walls of the property at Ollantaytambo train station. At present, El Albergue has a farm and an organic garden that supply products to their restaurant; the Pachamanca lunch; its coffee roasting; and the Andean Distillery. This is not just a place to spend the night, but a place to discover the flavours of ancient and contemporary Andean culture. Book in for a massage, enjoy the sauna facilities or rent a bike. All rooms are equipped with toasty heating for cold mountain evenings, fast WiFi and complementary local fruits.
El Albergue Restaurant is open to hotel guests and travellers, and Café Mayu on the train station platform offers speciality ground coffee, tea, cookies, brownies and sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in the restaurant with a selection of Peruvian and European flavours. El Albergue provide their own coffee and cañazo spirits, and Chuncho is the restaurant and bar that is named after the Quechua terms ‘native’ and ‘wild’, a testament to the produce of the local area. All ingredients are selected from the organic farm, and menus change seasonally.
Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you