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El Galope Farm & Hostel
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Malmo, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great place well worth a visit!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

The farm was nice and cozy and Monica and Miguel are great!
Great food and friendly atmosphere =)
We went for a ride with Miguel and got to help with the grooming of the horses before we went out. Miguel was a great teacher, and the ride was fantastic!
The rooms are nice and clean. We had cheese fondue for dinner, very good!!
We highly recommend the farm for a stay! Our only regret was that we couldn´t stay longer!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. You could try coming in winter. It is not like in Sweden here.
Days are sunny and the nights are cold but with very clear stary nights, perfect to enjoy after the sauna or for staying inside chatting with guests or just reading a book. The fireplace is burning all day long!!
I love winter!
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Ballarat, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014

El Galope is a beautiful, peaceful farm. Monica and Miguel are very friendly, and both speak really good English. The horses are gorgeous. It is obvious how much they are loved, and they are so well looked after. They only have a small number of horses, which is fabulous, as you are never just number 10 horse, in a row of 15 like you are at some trail riding establishments. Miguel gives a good lesson, and all the people I rode with loved their experience. The food was great. A simple, but big breakfast. One night we had an asado which was fabulous. It is just a great place to relax for a few days, and to go for a ride, whether you are a beginner, or experienced.
They organised a taxi to pick me up in Colonia Valdense, and again to take me back to the bus station. This system worked perfectly.
Be aware their is no air conditioning, however they do have some pedestal fans for the rooms. The rooms are comfy, and the shower was fantastic!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hi, perhaps you should try winter. It is wonderful now. Sunny days. Cool clear stary nights. Perfect for sauna or to stay inside by the fireplace with a book or friends. Fondue and wine go perfect with this weather too.
Al the best
Monica and Miguel
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I only had time to stay one night at El Galope, but I had a great time. Really nice food, beautiful place and amazing horses. I am a vegetarian and it was no problem. I am a experienced rider and I was very happy to have a nice ride on nice horses (which is sometimes hard to find). Urko is an amazing horse! I also really liked the milking station nearby and I loved feeding the calves!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. Urko is my favourite too!!! The foals have grown a lot and are very gentle and we are training them.
Cheers
Monica and Miguel
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Beautiful place, very nice owners. The place is an oasis and a perfect place to spend few, or more, days. Owners make delicious food and give very good tips for Uruguay travels. Horses and dogs are very well taken care of and Miguel, the owner, seems to be a real gaucho. Would stay again definitely! And a very good Finnish sauna!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hi,
Sauna feels even better now with this clear stary cold nights.
We are now seriously training the two foals that are beatiful and growing.
All the best to you
Cheers
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6 reviews
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We loved staying at El Galope. It's a quaint little house on land with 3 gorgeous dogs and lots of beautiful horses. We spent our time reading under the tree, drinking wine and eating cheese, and we visited the milking station down the road and got to play with the baby calves! Such a relaxing place and great to have some time out away from the city. Miguel the owner was lovely, always very helpful and willing to have a chat! He even made us some mate to try! The house was gorgeous, room and bathroom clean, beds comfortable and kitchen was well equipped! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your comment and rating. Now it is winter but it is beautiful too, with the fireplace, sauna and good fondue and wine.
Cheers
Monica and Miguel
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vancouver
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Really enjoyed my time at Galope, everyone was friendly including all the other guests around the communal dinner table. Definitely ride the horses, so well trained and Miguel will take good care of you on the ride. "Mundaka" was a great horse and went easy on me. Up at 5am for a 5:30 am start to beat the heat and returned to the hostel around 10:30 for breakfast so great value I think.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. Sooner we will have two other well trained horses. We are working on the two foals and they are very kind already.
Cheers
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Port-des-Barques, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Miguel and Monica are awesome people that have traveled a lot and have lived incredible stories to share.
Their estancia is very well organised with many a very calm environment. But you can also do horse riding and walk around to meet local farmer that will happily show you their work.
Plus, they are improving their offer and working hard to make it better.
We recommend!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miguel Z, Manager at El Galope Farm & Hostel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your nice review.
All the best
Monica and Miguel
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Property: El Galope Farm & Hostel
Address: Camino Concordia, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #4 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy Hostel Horse Farm with green fields and relaxation Get away from it all. A RESTFUL STOPOVER. Small Hostel Farm Located in Colonia. Green fields, peace, tranquility,horses, bikes, books, and good wine. Ecological sun water heaters. In winter fondue, fireplace and sauna. We speak German, French, English and Spanish. Traveling is in our souls! We know how important it is to have a rest in your trip. Monica and Miguel ... more   less 
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