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Massachusetts
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here just one night en route to the Gallapogas, but I can't wait to go back. Located in the foothills outside Quito this is a charming and luxurious hacienda that makes it easy to feel at home. Whether it is the hospitable owners and staff, the affectionate border collies, the patient horses, the fantastic rose garden, or just...

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Kansas City
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this place. The owner welcomed us and treated us like family. Wonderful room with a spectacular view and delicious meals. There was great attention to detail of equipment and choice of horse that suited the rider's ability. There are several trails depending on your length of stay. This is also a working dairy farm. It's a beautiful...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Lee It was a pleasure to have both of you. I enjoy also your stay keep riding and come back Gabriel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an absolutely magical stay at Hacienda La Alegria. I stayed for 10 nights and did the cloud forest and volcano rides. The horses are very well trained, fit and willing, and there is a huge variety of temperaments and sizes to chose from. Many of the younger horses have been bred and trained at the Hacienda by the...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Isabel we are so happy that you have such a life time experience, we have a nice team and we love our horses, please we will like to have the horse blog comments. abrazo Gabriel

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A magical stay in la Alegria. The staff is wonderful and the trail rides beyond real. We stayed in the suite.. very comfy! 100% for horselovers.. We also attended a local shagra competition.. a lifetime experience. Thank you to Mauricio and thumbs up to José Luis !

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

So good. many thanks hacienda la alegria can offer a lifetime experience from one day to 12 days riding on the Andes. gabriel

Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great service, nothing was too much trouble. The room and the view were stunning. This is a great place to stay. Obviously it is centred around Horse riding and trekking, the owner, his wife and all the staff were attentive and helpful. There was nothing not to liked and the ambience was authentic, it is the place to stay whether...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Many thanks Christhophe we are happy that you enjoy your stay gabriel

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Was in the Habitat III meeting and was asked to go to the Hacienda for 2 nights. I did not know what to expect, but had a lovely time with the host couple, superbe food and a great farm breakfast. I was even able to go for a small horse ride on my second day, just before heading for work....

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

dear guest first time we have someone from so far Mauricio Islands. hope you come back, many thanks gabriel

Near Bristol
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Hacienda is really off the beaten track down unmade road. The beautiful house was built at the beginning of 20th century. Our room was very large with 2 double beds which were comfortable with duvet + sheet. It was tastefully decorated with what appeared to be antique pieces. No TV but the huge picture window offered stunning view of...

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

dear guests yes no posh but real, we are happy you enjoyed and maybe you can come back for a horse vacation on the Andes. the comfort and quality is the base of our goal. many thanks and come back gabriel

Lyon, France
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I spent a week horse riding in Ecuador with Gabriel and it has been a real dream. It was the first time I was travelling to South America and I am glad that Ecuador was the first country I visited. Gabriel, his lovely wife Patty and all his team make this stay unforgatable. The Hacienda is authentic and so charming,...

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

We are so happy that Elise as a expert on horse treks give us so nice comments Many thanks to share our passion gabriel

colorado
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

An incredible experience! Ridden many places and never had such a well trained horse. The owner spent over an hour observing our riding skills in an arena in order to select the right horse for our riding skills. Best experience ever!

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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear Many thanks yes we are proud of our horses and we make our part to be sure is a 100% satisfaction, as well as all the workers team of the Hacienda. The right horse is a nice challenge for us and the goal is to get the perfect team to enjoy hours and hours of horse back riding in...

Moodus, Connecticut
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Me and my father stayed for four nights in the hacienda and had zero complaints. The property was immaculate and the rooms were spacious and more than comfortable. The hosts couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. Breakfast was served daily and included local cheeses, eggs, yogurts, granola and bread. I would definitely return to La Alegria!

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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Chris P sure we are waiting for your return and share the chagras live and activities as well as enjoy our 66 impressive well trained horses. many thanks Gabriel

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda La Alegria is a family horse hacienda 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. Two hours to Quilotoa crater lake. Pasochoa Volcano, Corazon, Viudita and Illinizas volcanoes on the area. One hour to Quito Airport. Explore the dairy operation, milking cows, feeding calves, petting our 4 border collies, Aging cheese cave, 24llamas alpacas and vicuna, rabbits, guinea pig, rose garden, hacienda garden with orchids and old trees, hot tub, two fire place living rooms, wall climbing, fishing trout, making bread, pizza or BBQ at the wood oven, the 9 volcanoes at the valley, enjoy the Cotopaxi with his vapor fumes in the back of Ruminahui Volcano in front of the hacienda. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with a picture perfect view of the country side. Now also available a suite. The food, wine, the beer and cheese are delicious and plentiful. We plan to produce our own cheese with the 1500 liters of milk per day, from our 240 cattle. Learn to Ride, groom, pet, feed, shoe, educate and enjoy our 67 horses. We breed horses and for next year we plan to have 20 new foals. Enjoy the voulting experience, 3 different arenas to start riding or learn, try the wood polo horse, the chagra demonstration, riding games as the Sortijas or Cintas. Choose the multi day rides from one day to 12 day ride at the Andes. All of this makes Hacienda La Alegria a family destiny and a life time experience. 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 

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $172 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“This is a Hacienda and not an hotel”
 of 5 bubbles christophersD4636GU, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a corner suite if you are with family. They offer a loft with extra beds. Great views from all the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 597ligiac, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“Obviously, rooms on the first floor have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaW448, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful and big.”
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“The new suite is to die for!”
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