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Ruta 9, | Palmar de Castillos, Castillos, Uruguay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is hard to find enough superlatives to describe this place. I have wanted to go to Uruguay for a long time, looking for the beautiful countryside, the people, the birds, and overall - the horses!! Guardia del Monte delivered in every respect, and then some. It was one of those very memorable instances when reality exceeds expectations. The property... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The estancia is located 10 km down an unpaved road off Ruta #9, on the border of the Castillos Lagoon. On arrival, we were served tea on the brick patio that overlooked the wetlands below in the distance. This property has had a significant historical importance since the 18th century and has been in the owner's family dating back to... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

No need to repeat the positive descriptions of the estancia and the proprietor and host, Alicia, as they tell the story accurately. We arrived mid-February, just after three weeks of unusually heavy rain for Summer time and much of the low-lying fields were under water. However, we still had great horseback rides, often wading through the shallow water. The horses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We spent three nights in February, the landscape is stunning, with green plains that extend to the horizon, palm tree forests, and unique Ombu forests. You constantly run into all sorts of wildlife, including nandus, giant lizards, and bird life we had never seen before. The is a huge lake where it is apparently possible to fish and canoe. We... More 

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Phnom Penh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I cannot get an actual estimate price for the stay. The public like info especially on the internet: why keep the price a secret. Let the customer evaluate whether it is worth the price. Most travellers don't have open check book! Only for elite travellers.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My wife and I visited Estancia Guardia del Monte in December 2013 as part of our "babymoon" and felt this was the highlight of our trip to Uruguay. We were the only persons staying there on New Year's Eve and felt truly pampered throughout, including delicious homemade lemonade when we arrived to a dinner made-to-order by the incredible chef on... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were made to feel so welcome and at home at this beautiful and historic estancia. Alicia is the charming and gracious hostess. She speaks English and seemed very happy to explain about the history and ecology of the local area. The bird life, forest, views and food were all outstanding. Best for us was the riding. We went out... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had a wonderful experience at Guardia del Monte. I was traveling alone, they may me feel as family. The food is delicious, you can have homemade yams, cakes, cow milk…I think I gained a couple of pounds. Senora Alicia has a great knowledge of local flora and fauna and there is an Ombu Forest in the property that can... More 

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Bolton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Staying at Guardia del Monte was one of the most amazing travel experiences my husband and I have ever had because we felt we were experiencing authentic Uruguay life in amazingly beautiful surroundings. The ranch house, dating from the mid-1700's, is set on a knoll surrounded by gently rolling cattle fields on three sides and the Castillos lagoon on the... More 

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katwijk
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Love this place, the estancia is beautifull, there is a lot of personal attencion, everybody is verry friendly. The horseriding was great, went 2 times for a long ride. The guide was verry willing to explain things. The surroundings is very special, the lagoon, forrest and wetlands. The room i stayed in was lovely. The value of wat you get... More 

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Additional Information about Estancia Guardia del Monte

Address: Ruta 9, | Palmar de Castillos, Castillos, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Rocha Department > Castillos
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Estancia Guardia Del Monte Uruguay/Castillos

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