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Hacienda La Danesa Lodge

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Hacienda La Danesa (accommodation available) is a traditional dairy and cacao farm with over 145 years of rich heritage and history, located about an hour drive from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Family-owned and managed by the third generation Olsen family...more
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Autopista Naranjito Bucay km 67, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
+593 99 978 5065
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We highly recommend Hacienda La Danesa for a day trip or overnight stays. We received a warm welcome, were well looked after and enjoyed the fabulous activities. Bikeriding, tubing in the river and the chocolate experience were all excellent. The lunch of local ingredients was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobynLaw74
nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

G' day Robyn! Thank you for your lovely review. We loved having you at our farm for the day and we hope to have you in the future spending a few nights with us! Hope you had an amazing time in beautiful Ecuador and a...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Did a day trip there from Guayaquil. The hotel booked me on a train which stopped at Naranjito where a driver, Ivan, and an lovely English speaking staff, Ana, picked me up. The lodge is stunning, peaceful and very well-maintained. Upon arrival, I was given...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YanM34
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Beautiful place, wonderful landscape, very comfortable rooms, great attention and excellent food and lovely animals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Werner A
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Magic place ... wonderfull nature ... delicious food... very nice the peaple ...couldn't be better. So many things to do like riding horses, tubbing in the river, visit the cacao plantation; milking the cows, etc

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is an exquisite farm that is perfectly manicure, and offers a variety of adventures. I wish that we could have stayed overnight. We did the best we could for our day trip. We went to the cacao plantation, and made chocolate ourselves, we milked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 327maggie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We spent a day at this hacienda before joining our tour group going to the Galapagos. It is about 1.5 hours outside of Guayaquil and we had a driver/guide to show us around. We also visited the home itself where the owners stilll live. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy K
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

How does it feel to be friends with a family that owns a 19th century impeccably maintained and actively producing farm? Thats how it feels to visit La Danesa. A few years ago the Family decided to open the property to guests, either for daily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alvaropachecojr
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time with our Danesa family, helpful, attentive, warm and ever welcoming. We thank Niels for making our stay at the Hacienda (and with his tips later at Guayaquil) a memorable one, and our Hacienda Mom Veronica for making our stay extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meeshez
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Eleven friends went to lunch at La Danesa. 1 hour and 30 minutes from Guayaquil we arrived after passing banana plantations and trees of teca wood on the road. After a warm welcome we were taken to a lounge area were we stay drinking and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosemarieestradae
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The concept is there: An ex-farm with renovated spaces and some theatrical "old farm" atmosphere. Since there were kids with us we had a good time and we tasted typical food.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Antonio K
nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for your review Mr. K. but I believe there's a mistake in your review as we haven't had the pleasure to meet you yet. We are a working farm at our core and we do not really offer "theatrical" experiences nor typical food....More

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Andrea M
September 9, 2018|
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Response from M2224YJkaren | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I didn't reply sooner, while we were there, I díd overhear a family from Canadá that were there, and I do believe their guide communicated very well with them. If you come you will love it!!
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Cheryl B
October 22, 2017|
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Response from MarceldeBuenosAires | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention that if you have the means, try to spend a night there too. They are adding accommodation so by the time you visit in May capacity will not be a problem at all. I will get back to you on this in the next... More
May 13, 2017|
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Response from heejaeparkk | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! Their accommodations were absolutely wonderful