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Estancia La Portena de Areco

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Ruta 8 km 110 cruce con Ruta 41, San Antonio de Areco 0, Argentina
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are looking for quality accommodation this is not for you. However if you are after a real taste of an old style ranch this is it. My title of mixed feelings is because we encountered a few problems especially with the electricity which was intermittent. On our second day a lot more people arrived which made the atmosphere... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We booked for one full day and the estancia (sleeping one night). From the moment we arrived until the moment we left: someone was always taking care of us. Between the historical past of this place, the careful staff and the activities: we were absolutely delighted to have the sight of the Gaucho lifestyle. Even during a weekday, we had... More 

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North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

we looked forward to a couple of days out in the country to better understand the life in Argentina on a working ranch. The people was very friendly and service minded. The program that the gauchos performed was very good and we all participated in the dancing etc. Unfortunately the food and wine quality vary a lot and the whole... More 

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Fall City, WA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family of five stayed on this lovely ranch for 3 nights during our road-trip around Argentina. We had hoped to attend the festivities at the famous "Dia de la Tradicion" in nearby San Antonio de Areco, but record flooding this year forced town officials to move the festival to a different weekend. Regardless, our stay at the Estancia was... More 

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hac210
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked this last minute, on the fly, knowing almost nothing. I was nervous as I didn't even have time to confirm our travel. But everything was taken care of and truly - I loved it! First off all, Catalina and the entire staff truly wanted us to be happy and comfortable and were always kindly checking in. Knowing that... More 

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had visited this estancia two years ago for a dia de campo and we liked it. This time they even excelled themselves. At no moment did the staff make you feel like they did this every day. You always felt like they were really pleased to have you there and made every effort for you to have a good... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

if you are looking for a stay in an authentic estancia in areco, i recommend this place. i have stayed at other hotels and estancias in and around areco but this one truly stands out, the place is beautiful, the staff and the owners are very friendly and professional, the food and the entertainment is great, what is there not... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I wrote a number of ranches before my trip because I'm researching for a novel set on a gaucho ranch. This was the only one that wrote back to me to answer my questions. I set the reservation ahead of time, and they helped me to find the bus to take to San Antonio de Areco. Then when I arrived,... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was here only for a day trip. Went here on the recommendation of my travel agent. Nice place, great host, good food.....very peaceful........nice day out. The highlight was the music and songs by the local gauchos, just with guitar, like the old days. Mesmerising. I could go back just to hear them sing again. We saw the rooms as... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Our family spent the day at the estancia and had a wonderful time. Our children, ages 6 and 9, loved it. We got to go horseback riding, eat a delicious asado, listen to authentic gaucho music, and watch the gauchos do tricks on the horses. The property is beautiful and tranquil, and the hosts are welcoming and very nice. The... More 

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