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Estancia La Portena de Areco

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one day at the Estancia and were absolutely charmed by the beautiful estate as well as the kindness of our hosts Gonzalo and Catalina. We had the opportunity to ride in the countryside on the very kind horses of the estancia, we listened to live argentinian music and ate delicious asado with tasty home-made bread and rich Malbec...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no words to describe the amazing experience we had at this Estancia from the beginning to the end. Everyone from the animals, to the people working there, to the owner made our stay a remarkable and unforgettable one. Everything was perfect, from the delicious food to the dancing, singing, horse riding, and the nice walks at the Estancia....

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We chose to visit the day of the annual gaucho festival in San Antonio. Alas, it rained the night before and while we were driving to San Antonio. The festival was canceled. Nevertheless, we spent the afternoon at the Estancia. We arrived along a main road north of San Antonio. We were met there by the gauchos and were driven...

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Estancia La Portena is a great place to stay for some days. The gauchos teach you all you need to know to become a real gaucho. This together with great food, surroundings, lovely people and cute dogs makes this an experience to remember.

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Poland
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were at Estancia la Portena for a "Country Day" in January 2016. The place is very nice - clean, well kept and managed with nice and helpful staff. Their Country Day includes many activities, out of which I liked the most the gaucho singing and dancing, asado (traditional barbecue) and horse-riding - which was adjusted to our needs and...

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Merritt Island, Florida
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We booked our tour with Wander Tours. Chris picked us up bright and early and off we went. We had about an 1 to 1.5 hour drive, we enjoyed seeing the country side. We turned onto a beautiful tree lined driveway. The home we saw in front of us was once lived in by Ricardo Guicaldes who wrote Don Segundo...

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Astoria, New York
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We want to say thanks to the Gonzalo, Catalina, and their wonderful team at La Porteña for a fantastic stay. Everyone treated us warmly and extremely well from the moment we arrived, especially Monica. The grounds are historic and beautiful. We hope to see you again in the future! Justin, Natalia and Matias

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We took a day trip to the town of San Antonio de Areco and spent most of the day at this wonderful estancia. It was a Sunday but our group was small just us and another couple. We had wonderful welcoming food, went riding, learnt all about the farm and saw the animals pigs, horses etc. had an amazing lunch...

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Miri, Malaysia
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing few days at this traditional estancia which is about an hour from Buenos Aires. The estancia arranged a private airport pick up and return transfer at a much lower cost than that offered from a well known taxi company. It takes around an hour from Aeroparque (Jorge Newberry domestic airport) or an hour and a half...

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Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

As a break from our time spent in Buenos Aires, my fiancée and I visited La Porteña on an overnight trip in January, accompanied by my sister, her husband, and their seven-month old son. It was a wonderful experience that we all enjoyed. Here's what to expect - a warm and welcoming staff who make truly make you feel relaxed...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful 180-year old Argentinian “Estancia” (ranch) considered the oldest and most traditional in the area. The place where the famous writer Ricardo Güiraldes, author of the internationally-acclaimed novel “Don Segundo Sombra”, spent part of his life. The actual site where he found inspiration to write about the “gauchos” to whom he rendered tribute by making them popular. La Porteña was declared National Historic Monument for its unique Argentine Creole style with thick walls made of adobe. In 1969 the place was chosen for the making of the film version of “Don Segundo Sombra”. Chosen as ¨1,000 places to see before you die¨ by Patricia Schultz. About the Ranch: Located in the district of San Antonio de Areco, the Estancia is only 50 minutes away from Buenos Aires City. This unique typical Argentinean Estancia is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional in the country for its history, architecture and surrounding natural beauty. The main house was built in the 19th century and the park around it was designed by the French landscape professional Charles Thays. Distinguished and prestigious personalities from the world of art and culture spent pleasant seasons in “La Porteña”: Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel, Victoria Ocampo, Count Keyserling, Rabindranath Tagore, Garry Kimovich Kasparov and Pedro Figari among others, enjoyed the hospitality extended to them by the Güiraldes Family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Estancia La Portena de Areco

Address: Ruta 8 km 110 cruce con Ruta 41, San Antonio de Areco 0, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Buenos Aires > San Antonio de Areco
Price Range: $100 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“The rooms in the house are more light and airey.”
 of 5 bubbles CliveR, Mar 9, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in joining rooms in the 'small' house. The staircase was quite steep. All five of us shared the downstairs bathroom. Note that the rooms are rustic. We found them charming, and clean enough, but you shouldn't expect 5-star-hotel quality rooms in the ranch/farm atmosphere of this estancia.”
 of 5 bubbles grdemedeiros, Jan 9, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the small house. Having two rooms and a sitting room was nice. It wasn't fancy, but we slept great!”
 of 5 bubbles hac210, Jan 7, 2015 | Read review
“the entire Estancia is quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles MeiscillM, Aug 5, 2014 | Read review
“Small house is very nice, the room on the ground floor is the best, it has its own bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles NickTessa, May 12, 2014 | Read review
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