El Sauce invites you, family's and friends to enjoy an authentic Peruvian experience, which goes back a long way. Guests will enjoy the comfort of the pleasant facilities and the warm atmosphere of a small hostel. This unique accommodation features the magic and charm of the only Inca village still inhabited, its extraordinary landscapes and ancestral routes. With just six guest rooms, each room is complete with a private bath and 24 hour hot water availability.
The hotel is an eco-friendly designed hotel, built and decorated maximizing the use of natural materials; such as the eucalyptus and clay used in our roofs, to the wood battens of the floors.
The hotel's location gives guests a privileged view of Ollantaytambo's ruins, from the dining room, the lounge and from three of the six guest rooms. Nestled right in the middle of town, El Sauce has a great view of the terraces. The dining and lobby areas are bright and inviting, and guests can enjoy their impressive collection of hand-knit hats.
The hotel has six guest rooms, three of which boast views of the ruins. Each room has:
- Private Bathroom
- Hot water 24 hours
- Wi-fi internet connection for your lap top
- Personalized security box
- Hair dryer
- Laundry options (from 7 am to 6 pm)
A delicious buffet is prepared every morning, and can be enjoyed viewing the Inca's building from the dining room and with traditional Cusco style chimney's heat. Natural produce from the hotel's own farm located one mile away is used for breakfast production. Fresh milk, honey and a variety of organic fruit are brought daily and with them delicious jams and some of the juices are prepared. The farm also provides peaches, apples, and local varieties such as sauco, aguaymanto, sachatomate, tiny papayas (“papayitas arequipeñas”), and frutilla (a strawberry type fruit).
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!