Samanapaq, meaning a place for rest in Quechua, truly lives up to its name in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo. Here, the owners are so welcoming and accommodating, the gardens are so beautiful and the facilities are so comfortable and homey that you'll inevitably end up staying longer than planned.
The property is a perfect refuge for large groups and the ideal romantic getaway for couples looking to escape the noise and commotion of Cuzco and Aguas Calientes.
Guest rooms are spacious and attractive, with comfy beds and private bathrooms. The ample grounds are full of flowering plants, native trees, fruit trees and grassy areas where guests can relax in the hammocks and enjoy the views of the mountains by day and stargaze at night.
There is even a pottery workshop on site where guests can observe skilled artisans at work and make their own decorative or utilitarian ceramics with Inca and pre-Inca designs. Guests are also welcome to relax in front of the fireplace in the common room, watch DVDs, play games, and enjoy their breakfast in the inviting dining area.
Guests can expect a superior level of service from the attentive owners, who provide travel services, tourist information, transportation to and from Cuzco, laundry service and more. Parking is available on site for up to four small cars.
Samanapaq is located in the village of Ollantaytambo two blocks from the main plaza. The train station to Machu Picchu is within walking distance, as are the village's archaeological sites such as the Ollantaytambo Fortress.
Food & Beverage
A delicious and nutritious complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning in the lovely breakfast room. Other meals are available à la carte.
How To Get There
To get to Ollantaytambo from Cuzco's airport, take a taxi to the bus or train station with departures for Ollantaytambo. Once it Ollantaytambo it's easy to reach the hotel. If arriving by train, take Ferrocarril Ave. towards the main plaza of Ollantaytambo. When you reach the bridge over the river to your left take a right towards the plaza and continue along Cien Ventanas St. for two blocks. Take a right onto Pallpamccaro St. and you'll see the hotel on your left.
Amenities & Services
General:24-Hour Front Desk, Patio, Ground-Floor Terrace, Cable/Satellite TV, Lounge Area, Fireplace, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Garden, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), On-Site Parking (free), Breakfast.
Services:Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Tours and Excursions, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions, Airport Transfer.
On-Site Activities:Picnic Area, Hammocks, Orchard, Collection of Books.
Nearby Attractions:Hiking, Bird Watching, Trekking, Cycling, Climbing, Archeological Site.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 2 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Accepted Credit Cards
Traveler Reviews (1)
The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at the Samanapaq. Below are opinions of guests that reflected their own experiences.
Ollyantatambo is a mystical, magical place that comes with the powerful yet harsh environment of a high desert land. At Samanapaq, however - you will find both the beauty and magic of a sparkling clean, warm and inviting rooms set in the midst of lush gardens, surrounded by the views of high mountains. As if that were not enough you will find yourself immersed in the blissful hospitality of James and Manueala the owners.
Charming, gracious and very loving. Their staff are exceptionally well mannered and helpful.
We left a hat behind and these amazing people couriered it to us - 100 miles away at their expense.!! Forgot our camera in a cab we took from the hotel. They sent it to us - 400 miles away.
What can you say for service like that? One line- We will be back - and with more guests!
Thank you both and Pacarama for making this a unforgettable trip.
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