Peru Pt III: Picaflor Tambo

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Picaflor Tambo

Our collectivo dropped us off at Ollantaytambo’s Plaza de Armas and we took some time to locate our hotel which was located two block away.

Waiting to check in

We had booked two nights at Picaflor Tambo through Expedia for 60 USD a night and we would pay at the time of check-in. We had a choice of paying in either USD or Peruvian Soles. The room wasn’t ready yet and we left our bags at the reception while we went to get breakfast and explore the town.

Our room was ready when we returned from our little excursion around Ollantaytambo.

Our room (Rumi) was the one on ground floor to the right

We found our room Rumi to be big and beautiful. The firmness of the bed was to our liking as well.


No complaints about the bathroom which was clean and modern.


Breakfast was included in our room rate and the staff would checked with us what time that we would prefer to have breakfast the evening before. As we would be catching the early train out to Machu Picchu on the second day, the staff proactively provided us with packed breakfast (consisted of biscuits, juice and bananas) and the food turned out to be our lifesaver in Machu Picchu.

Otherwise the breakfast was served at the dining area. It was decent with bread, jam, fruits, juice and coffee/tea.

Dining area

On the second night, after we returned from Machu Picchu, the owner of the guesthouse invited all the guests to the dining area for complimentary pisco sours. It was great that the owner had such an event where the guests could chat and share experiences.

Although there were complaints about noise in some of the reviews, we didn’t experience anything too bad during our stay. Although our room was beside the street, we hardly heard any noise from there. The main source of noise was from the occupants upstairs when they were walking around on the wooden floor. In all, it was a nice place for a few nights in Ollantaytambo and we enjoyed our stay there.


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