My husband and I stayed at El Colibri half way through our Brazil / Argentina trip. In all honesty we had not done much research in advance and had gone largely on the recommendation of our travel agent. We were so so pleasantly surprised by what we found when we arrived. Greeted by a selection of the staff on arrival, we were then taken on a tour of the Estancia by the manager - and found ourselves upgraded as the hotel was not full (being near the end of the season). So that was a good start! We were then served an exquisite light lunch (as it was 3pm) and then offered whatever activity we wanted to undertake. We opted for some horse riding and absolutely fell in love! I rode as a child but my husband is a novice but really loved it. Juan the Gaucho who rode with us was a lovely lovely guy and gave us lots of insight into the Gaucho lifestyle and horses and polo in general. After about two hours we returned to the estancia and enjoyed the Spa and gym - both of which were excellent / very well appointed. After showering we had a pre-dinner drink and enjoyed a very high quality three-course meal (every meal we ate at El Colibri was exceptional - we had not one single complaint) and some wonderful wine. We also met the owner and his family, who are wonderful, warm and welcoming people who focused on making us feel at home whenever we saw them. In fact on our last night they organised a wine tasting and traditional Argentinian barbeque for us to enjoy - this was a truly special and unique experience which I will never forget. We spent our days here riding, walking, cycling and relaxing (and there was a lot more we could have done had we wanted). When it was a little rainy the team organised for us to take some cookery classes with the chef - learning to make the local bread. The service was beyond exceptional, as was the food and the hospitality of the staff and family. It is not like being in a hotel but a very very luxurious version of home. We will definitely be returning and will never forget our stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a paradisiacal place surrounded by the Sierras of Cordoba, The Colibri Estancia de Charme is the finest combination between the best hotel service , the charm of a home and the adventure of a different tourism. It is the perfect place to enjoy the best of Argentina; to spend family, sporty, adventurous, romantic or relaxing holidays. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Hotel.de and TripOnline SA so you can book your El Colibri - Estancia de Charme reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- El Colibri Cordoba