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Estancia La Bandada

Avda Circunvalacion Acceso Ruta 41 Km 120, San Miguel del Monte 7220 Argentina
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#1 of 1 guest house in San Miguel del Monte
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4.6
We invite you to discover one of the most exclusive destinations in Buenos Aires – La Bandada, an authentic Estancia in the Argentine Pampas. Just fourteen guests at a time share this remote 200 acre private estancia. Be delighted by Creole horseback riding, bird watching, exceptional food and wines on this authentic nature interaction experience. Take in vibrant, endless vistas of the countryside, while enjoying Argentine Malbec at the garden pool as the afternoon sun lights up the Gaucho territory. Witness an amazing variety of birds and friendly wildlife right from your front door. Our talented and dedicated staff provides remarkable service and will tailor your menu and activities to suit your personal tastes ensuring your stay is both pleasurable and memorable. Your spirit connects to nature at La Bandada Lodge.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Sun deck
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KTKaty wrote a review Mar 2024
Dorking, United Kingdom57 contributions9 helpful votes
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This was one of our favourite parts of our trip. The estancia is beautiful.. we loved sitting in the lounge area drinking Argentinian Malbec We were made to feel so welcome by Agustina and the lovely staff ( including Oreo the cat , Filo, Luba and the other doggies) Come hungry, with breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner all on the menu and they don’t skimp on the portions! We had a lunchtime BBQ one day and they literally had to roll us off the terrace after eating the empanadas we’d made earlier on followed by chicken, sausages and beef done on the BBQ topped off with desert! One of us was a pescatarian and she didn’t feel disappointed! They have their own kitchen garden which you can explore as well as a herd of friendly goats We did a quick half hour ride out on the farm to see the estate, the horses and llamas. Perfect for us who aren’t experts on horses..the gauchos were great We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite which was perfect for us group of friends but would imagine would suit families too. Slept really well and felt very relaxed after our hectic itinerary Would highly recommend, we loved this part of our trip and would love to come back
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tanguy M wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom130 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at Estancia La Bandada and we had a lovely stay (quite, relaxing time) - I did hesitate between an Excellent and a Very Good rating but opted for the latter, maybe influenced partly by the fact that the weather was pretty poor (a lot of rain) for a good part of our stay. The place is cosy and exudes authenticity. Definitely the right place to rest and relax at the end of an active holiday. The service was great, discrete. The food was good (but sometimes more about quantity than quality) but I have to say the wine list was a bit disappointing by Argentinian standards (short list of mostly basic wines). We enjoyed the short horse riding tour (cut short due to the incoming rain) and used the bikes for a tour of the estate (although 1 to 2 of the 4 bikes were almost broken). One negative is it felt the staff were more focused on (i.e. attentive to) the day guests (people coming only for the day for the "estancia experience"). First of all, I am not sure the practice (of welcoming day guests) is a great idea if ones wants to foster an homely atmosphere but also it felt a bit wrong for us and other overnight guests. In retrospect, I would probably stay only 1 night at Estancia La Bandada.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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DCKaty wrote a review Jan 2023
Katy, TX20 contributions17 helpful votes
This is actually a hard review to write. I completely agree with other posters that the property is beautiful and Grace is a gracious host. Food is solid. The Estancia is just over an hour from BA with a moderately aggressive driver which is great. The Estancia and surrounding property have been in Grace's family for several generations and it's definitely charming. We really enjoyed the grounds and sitting under the myriad 100+ year old trees relaxing, playing a game or two, etc. Unfortunately, I have to focus on some negatives and feedback to the property. Frankly, I don't know exactly my room rate as the stay was part of a month long custom itinerary that was quoted as an all in price. Checking rates today it looks like our room was in the range of $1000 which definitely impacts the review. I don't see reviews that mention that there is no air conditioning. My wife and I have a slight disagreement on whether that's an issue as she sees at least some nostalgia benefit. I think at $1K/night I should have a space where I'm not sweating. The biggest issue, however, was that it was impossible to sleep. I don't see a way to post a recording, but the room(s) are 50-100' from the kennel and the dogs barked loudly and absolutely incessantly throughout the night. I could choose between the windows open and the night breeze which admittedly was nice and cooled the room or closing the windows and shutters, slightly moderating the din but losing the cooling breeze. The above leads me to some feedback for the team. We weren't given a way to contact the staff after hours. So, when I finally went looking for where the dogs were there was no one to talk to. A more minor suggestion is that it would be nice if there were drinks/snacks available throughout the day given it's a very captive property.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Diana Vereertbrugghen, Agencia/Consultora at Estancia La Bandada
Responded Feb 27, 2023
Dear Katy Thank you very much for leaving a reviee of your experience at La Bandada. All the agencies that offer La Bandada as a hotel are informed of our equipment and know that only 1 Suite has AC (Suite Hornero). We make sure to always provide this information so that every passenger who arrives here knows in advance the comforts and facilities that we have. For some time we started a path of sustainability trying to lower energy consumption and also trying to preserve the visual impact that the AC installation causes. Preserving the style of traditional country houses without contaminating or generating a visual impact on the town. At night the temperature drops, and by opening the windows added to the ceiling fans you can rest well. We are sorry that you were unable to open the windows due to the noise that appeared to be from dogs. We investigate what happened that night. We know that all our dogs did not bark that night nor did other dog in the surroundings. Apparently the noice came from some birds that make a sound very similar to a dog. This information was obtained rom the night security person. He is available all night for any inconvenience our guests might have at night time. Thank you one again for visiting us! Greetings, La Bandada Team
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Peter T wrote a review Dec 2022
Nijmegen, The Netherlands332 contributions253 helpful votes
Lá bandada is one of those places where you come and think ‘what am I going to do’. And a few days later, after having done little to nothing’ you don’t want to leave anymore. Peace, nature, wining and dining, simple horse riding. Just less than 2 hours drive out of Buenos Aires. Just loved it
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Noelle F wrote a review Apr 2022
Baltimore, Maryland123 contributions37 helpful votes
I spent a beautiful day at the Estancia La Bandada. My husband and I had a day planned there from Buenos Aires. He didn't feel well the day of, so I went solo and had a great time. Upon arriving, I was given a welcome drink and we had a lesson where we made empanadas. I was shown the garden where they grow the fresh food you will eat. Next was a fantastic leisurely lunch that was delicious. Then we were given free time where I went for a walk around the property and sat by the pool. In the afternoon was an hour long horse back ride. I was a bit nervous about horse back riding, so they gave me the calmest horse and I had no issues. We wrapped up the day with afternoon tea. My experience was very calming and it was great to spend the day in the countryside.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Luka D wrote a review Mar 2022
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We’ve traveled to many places around the world, and I’ve never had an experience like the one we had at Estancia La Bandada. My wife and I came for a few days as part of our honeymoon and the experience is truly unmatched. Grace and her team are the consummate professionals, never rushed, quietly confident and competent. The place itself is quiet, understated and cozy, and it truly feels like you’re at home while you’re there...if home was a beautiful Argentinian ranch estate with a live-in Michelin star chef. Seriously, the food here is incredible - we found ourselves mentally counting down until the next meal each and every time. It's not just delicious, it's also fresh - much of it grown in their garden. The eggs you have with your breakfast are laid by their own chickens onsite. You feel like royalty here, a little taste of heaven. Read a book by the pool while a border collie snoozes at your feet, take a horse ride, just take a nap between meals - you can’t go wrong here, if relaxing and unplugging is your jam, this place is truly world class. But really, what sets this place apart is the staff. Grace runs the place with class and calm, and everybody on the staff exudes this same energy. They get all the little things right - want a cozy crackling fire set up in your room’s fireplace? An impromptu empanada rolling class? They’ve got you, and more. Trying to make our flight home, we hired a car service and the driver's car broke down on the way. In the midst of our nervousness in making our flight, the estancia’s own employee Guadeloupe grabbed her personal car keys and took us to the airport herself. Who does this? I don’t know of another hotel or resort that makes you feel like family in this way - even on your way out. Keep in mind, I’m leaving out some of the little touches and details they provide for you, because writing them here would be like spoiling the ending of a great book for the next visitor. You’ll have to stay and see for yourself. 10/10, we will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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NoParoQuieto wrote a review Jan 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina26 contributions29 helpful votes
La Bandada surpassed all our expectations. The place is stunning and most importantly the staff is incredible. They’ve payed attention to all details and were always one step ahead of us taking care of our needs. Another great asset this place has is the food, all of it is made in house from their organic garden and tastes fantastic. My family is vegetarian and that wasn’t a problem at all. We’re definitely coming back!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cristina M wrote a review Jan 2021
Capital Federal District, Argentina4 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been there twice. Both have been exceptional experiences: the unique and stunning beauty of the place, the happy, caring and highly professional staff, the exceptional food. This has been a true outstanding experience! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Darnok wrote a review Dec 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina1016 contributions123 helpful votes
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Wonderful place in terms of infrastructure and location. Lovely pool and park. Great quality of food (not so good the afternoon tea), very good rooms and common areas. The big disappointment was the horse riding. They are more focused on the insurance policy, than the enjoyment of riding this beautiful animal. I am not a very experience rider but did some riding in other estancias in Argentina, and those were truly countryside ranch experiences. This time at La Bandada they just allowed me to go in circles around the park and gave us a 30 minutes stroll in the country passing one fence. They kept me saying about the danger of falling from a horse when riding over any hole. what kind of horse fall at any time galloping cross country? And the worst part was that they treated me disrespectfully (horse staff) for saying that I had a little experience and that I wanted to gallop with the horse. Staff in general is welcoming, but not truly attentive. Another drawback was the dinner: they run out of the main dish that I ordered when they had to serve it... It is a very good hotel on the country side made for the tourist show lacking the real spirit of an argentinian estancia.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Annie B wrote a review Dec 2020
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina6 contributions1 helpful vote
It's been quite the year (2020) and we were looking for a few days outside of Buenos Aires with lots of nature, amazing food, and just an opportunity to relax. La Bandada was exactly what we needed, we honestly couldn't have asked for more. It's so easy to get to from the city, and once we arrived, everything was taken care of...we didn't have to worry about a thing. My partner and I went for 2 nights to celebrate his (belated) birthday and just have some quality alone time. Our favorite parts were the quite breakfasts in our private patio, the tea time by the pool, the asado, and drinks by the campfire on our last night. The staff was amazing and super attentive. We had such a lovely experience, we're already looking at our calendar to figure out when we can go back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Estancia La Bandada
Which popular attractions are close to Estancia La Bandada?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Juan Manuel de Rosas (1.3 miles), Templo Parroquial San Miguel Arcangel (1.3 miles), and Museo Municipal Guardia Del Monte (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Estancia La Bandada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Estancia La Bandada?
Top room amenities include a bidet, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Estancia La Bandada?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Estancia La Bandada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Estancia La Bandada?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Mamma Rosa, Lo de Juan y Moni, and Pandora De Monte.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Estancia La Bandada?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Estancia La Bandada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Estancia La Bandada?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rancho Juan Manuel de Rosas (1.3 miles).
Is Estancia La Bandada accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.