We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First night on our Active Adventures Tapir Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hacienda La Alegria

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Hacienda La Alegria to your Saves list
Hacienda La Alegria
Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Package Deal
Ranked #1 of 168 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“First night on our Active Adventures Tapir Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a treat. I traveled with my daughter who is 9. Of all the places we stayed in two weeks, she still ranked the Hacienda stay as her favorite place. She loved the horse back ride and was paired with a suitable horse for her level. The cowboys were excellent. It was cold for us and rained but that didn't dampen her love for the beautiful house, amazing home cooked meal and the fantastic dogs. We highly recommend more than one night here. Two would be perfect. Stunning landscape.

Stayed June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

190 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    180
    6
    3
    0
    1
See reviews for
42
49
24
6
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Croydon, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived on 31st May, rather late after our lovely day at Otavalu, seeing the all the markets. The animal market is so memorable for me. All the animals were well behaved and I have a happy feeling about it. We took our time to freshen up, but didn't realise that Gabriel and his lovely wife was waiting to have dinner with us. It was very nice to learn about Ecuador and the farm life.
The following afternoon Gabrield invited us to walk the cattle after milking, back to their lush green field to spend the night. Being a city girl, I am not used to stepping in muck. But as Gabriel said : It is very Therapeutic.
Lovely settings and views from our big bedroom. They lit the fire in the room for us in the evenings.
We stayed 2 nights. Second day, we had a lovely packed picnic lunch for our trip to Cotopaxi. My husband, Peter tried to climb to the refuge on Cotopaxi, but was beaten by hail and strong wind.
Our 2 nights stay at Hacienda La Alegria was too short, as we didn't have time to experince riding the horse. Perhaps for our furture visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed 2 nights 6th & 7th May. The accommodation and food was excellent our host Gabriel made us very welcome and we enjoyed his company too. We went on a 5 hour ride around the farmlands nearby, the scenery was beautiful, the horses were lovely and well behaved and my husband who is not an experienced rider felt happy on the horse he rode,with our horses being selected appropriately on the details we gave to Gabriel. Highly recommend this place to stay and ride. Would love to go back one day and try one of their longer rides.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear UK guest
Richard develop good training in short time, Yes we have the skills to make every body to enjoy at Hacienda La Alegria.
Michelle many thanks for your nice comments and keep riding so next trip to Ecuador you can have a multi day experience at the high ANDES.
gabriel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I enjoyed every moment, nice and friendly guides with a good english knowledge, caring about your experiences on horses, much explications about the surroundings. It was an all-in formula. The food was excellent. A wonderful experience!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Ludovic

hope next time you enjoy one of our long rides at the Andes.
the options can be volcano ride 9 day, around cotopaxi 12 day, or a trip to Banos a 7 day ride.
gabriel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I spent at day at the hacienda and went on the most amazing horse ride ever. Our host, Gabriel, was fantastic and provided list of tips to improve my riding. The horses were great and the scenery beautiful. We were provided a snack during the ride and then a 3 course lunch at the end. The quality of the food was fantastic and the beer was much appreciated after the long ride. Gabriel also took us on a guided tour which included seeing the dairy cows and the gorgeous rose garden. Transfers were all organised by Gabriel and my driver, Edison, was very informative during the drive there. Thank you to all the staff. I really had an amazing time.

Room Tip: I did not stay the night but I was shown some of the rooms and they looked beautiful and very comfor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Linsday

many thanks
I enjoy guiding and sharing our local experience and improving our riders technique, as you know at Hacienda La Alegria in a day ride you can learn more than riding for 6 months in a equestrian club.
Gabriel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Siena, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Hacienda La Alegria is located about 35 mts south of Quito, in front of Pasochoa Volcano, In Irland you dont see all those diferent green rolling hills. The extremely kind and helpful staff at Boutique Hotel Cafe Cultura made all arrangement, my familie and me have fallen in love wiht Hacienda La Alegria, they and Cafe Cultura are membres of Exclusive Hotels and Haciendas of Ecuador a group of stablishments dedicated to provide a wonderfull expiriance while visiting Ecuador, a fact that we certanly can abundantly confirm. We stay 2 nights at Hacienda La Alegria , Paty and Gabriel the owners, were simply wonderful wiht us, we horse ride in The Volcano Avenue a life changing adventure, the food was wiht in country style and very tasty. Thousend thanks Paty for those incrediblle puddings....Now that we are back in our beloved Siena in the Toscan country side, we hope to return to Ecuador next year and firstly take a longer horse journy and then stay in Cafe Cultura in Quito for a feew days and realy visit that wonderfull city and enjoy those great restaurants and then go to Isabela island in Galapagos to the incrediblly beautiful Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Teo
we are very happy to have you at the hacienda and you enjoy it.
Ecuador can offer many incredible experience and we are proud to share with Exclusive hotels and Haciendas.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I went with my wife and had a great day. Gabriel was our guide. The horses were all well trained, all of the staff were professional, kind, caring and went out of their way to take care of us. The food was fantastic and just kept coming. The facilities were very clean and beautiful. This is a must do excursion. I own several of my own tourist attractions and only hope my guests have as wonderful a time as we did. Thanks to all of the staff for making my trip so memorable. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Google Translation
Muchas gracias
es un gusto atender a los amigos y saber que nuestras normas de seguridad son excelentes, eso nos hace seguir adelante y siempre tratar de mejorar
abrazo
gabriel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hacienda La Alegria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hacienda La Alegria

Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Phone Number:
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 168 Specialty Lodging in Quito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda La Alegria is is a family-run organic farm in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes". We are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. One hour to Cotopaxi National park. One hour to Saquisili Market. One hour and a half to Quito Airport. We offer traditional hospitality with a touch of luxury at our beautiful hacienda. We cater for independent travelers and larger groups and can tailor a package for most requirements. Above all, at La Alegria we specialize in horseback vacations amid the majesty of the high Andes of the Equator. The mission of Hacienda la Alegria is to provide high quality horseback riding and eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue at the Ecuadorian Andes, assuring personalized attention and hospitality " ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hacienda La Alegria 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:
Hacienda La Alegria Hotel Quito

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hacienda La Alegria, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.