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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here only for one night, as there was no more vacancy for longer. All i can say is positive. The very friendly owner Alicia, corresponding reliably via e-mail, showing me around in the estancia. The estancia itself, wonderful situated with several kilometers away from any neighbor. An advantage surely is the little number of rooms, only five. Rooms with... More 

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We had an exciting walk through the famous and unusual "Bosque del Ombres” this morning. Our destination was bird platform which has 2 levels, the top on as high as the tree tops , so one could look at the birds flying over the narrow forest, which has a swamp on one side and a lake on the other side.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Guardia del Monte is truly a little piece of paradise. Sitting atop the hill it's built on looking down on the lake with the humming birds humming around you, it really feels like there's no where better on earth. The horse riding (which was fine for a total beginner like me) takes you out to see some amazing bird life... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

A real taste of the profound beauty of the Uruguayan countryside and the gaucho way of life. Lovely dueña Alicia knows the history of the region, natural and otherwise, very well. The nearby lagoon's birdlife is amazing, and humming birds dart in and out of flowers by the terrace as you're having your second cup of coffee for the day.... More 

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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

true experience of Uruguay's farm lifestyle! its unique location close to the lake, forrest, palm, beaches and historical places gives you the right combination for a well rounded sightseeing plus historical experience. run by its owner, history lessons included and great staff and food for an amazing 360 experience; a must if you go to Rocha!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at Guardia del Monte for 2 nights and wish we had stayed for a week. Alicia ,the owner, is a delightful person a wonderful hostess. The meals were excellent. Breakfast was served outside overlooked the lake. The estancia sits on a knoll and has 360 degree views of the country, lake and distant dunes. Carlos the gaucho took... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed February 5, 2015

We spent 3 nights at this marvelous place in January. We had really been looking forward to stay at a genuine estancia and finally decided to visit Guardia del Monte. We had very high expectations and they all were fulfilled! Everything was to our satisfaction, the horses, (I love Tarek), Carlos calmness and professional instructions, Alicia with her lovely welcoming... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stayed there for one night only but loved the place. Alicia is a charming host who will willingly tell you about the story of the estancia and guide you through the quite unique ombu forest in Uruguay. She also offers water and delicious tea after the walks. We went horse riding aroun the beautiful property. We were not experienced... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is hard to find enough superlatives to describe this place. I have wanted to go to Uruguay for a long time, looking for the beautiful countryside, the people, the birds, and overall - the horses!! Guardia del Monte delivered in every respect, and then some. It was one of those very memorable instances when reality exceeds expectations. The property... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

The estancia is located 10 km down an unpaved road off Ruta #9, on the border of the Castillos Lagoon. On arrival, we were served tea on the brick patio that overlooked the wetlands below in the distance. This property has had a significant historical importance since the 18th century and has been in the owner's family dating back to... More 

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Address: Ruta 9 | Palmar de Castillos, Castillos 27200, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Rocha Department > Castillos
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Estancia Guardia Del Monte Uruguay/Castillos
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