Our review of Tikawasi Valley Hotel in Ollantaytambo Peru
Name: Tikawasi Valley, Ollantaytambo, Peru
Date of Stay: 14th April – 19th April, 2013 – 5 nights
Booked through: Booking.com
Why we went there?
We travelled to Ollantaytambo from Cusco to help us acclimatise to the high altitudes of Peru as we were going to trek the Inca Trail. Ollantaytambo offered several archeological sites to climb to assist in our fitness level. It is located a few hours drive from Cusco.
Why we chose it?
Tikawasi Valley Hotel is located a few minutes from the main square of Ollantaytambo and in easy reach of major archaeological sites, restaurants and bars. It was within our budget range and had good reviews from Booking.com and Trip Advisor. The Hotel has a garden area, free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast. We had a private room with ensuite.
What was it like?
It was an amazing robust built Hotel nestled in the foothills of the Ollantaytambo mountain range. The hotel is literally within walking distance to the major sites and ideal for us to gain our fitness for the pending Inca Trek. The rooms were amazing, fittings excellent, bedding firm and warm, with heating provided at no extra cost. A basic cooked breakfast was provided with fruit, cereal and coffee and tea. Soft drinks and beer available at mini-market prices. All areas of the hotel were very clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful on activities in the surrounding area.
What was around it?
Mini markets, ATM, restaurants and bars all were located around the main square.
Would we return?
Yes, we would definitely return to this hotel for the location and price.
Cost? US$50/AU$49 per night
How was the Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi was available but worked better downstairs in the reception and one part of the garden area that was closest to the router.