We stayed at El Ombu for just one night and wished we could have stayed longer! We were looking to find the real Gaucho experience and not a hotel with pretend Gauchos and fancy shows! El Ombu is a working estancia with many cattle, horses, ponies and dogs! We had the pleasure to meet and chat with Diego (the owner's son) who helps manage the day to day life. He and his staff act like one big family with the Gaucho's wives working in the kitchen producing great food. The lunchtime asado (barbecue grill) was served on the lawn under the trees and was a delightful experience. We went on two horse rides through the pampas - the ranch has 300 hectares - and we saw many birds and animals along the way. There are two swimming pools to laze around - one just by our room and one larger one away from it all with vast pampas views. Our room was large with comfy 'time-gone-by' furniture and a fire place - giving the real feel of the beautiful historic building. It's a must for enjoying authentic estancia life in the pampas!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recreational activities: Guests can go horse back riding throughout the 300-hectare estancia accompanied by gauchos, enjoying the Pampa with its birds and animals and observing the cattle grazing or feeding their young or wander around the park among the ancient trees and scented flowers. There are several horse rides during the day.They last 1 hour or 1 hour and a half aprox. If you prefer longer or shorter rides, it can be arranged at the estancia. We have horses for both beginners and experienced ridersWe also offer rides in a sulky with a Gaucho driver for those not wishing to ride horses, and bird watching. There are several bycicles available that one can use to get to the river inside the estancia.We have a play room with games and a billard table, soccer and volleyball field And if it´s hot enough, two large swimming ools. Also a game room featuring a fireplace for winter, pool table, ping-pong, foosball, and various board games for children and adults. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Estancia El Ombu De Areco Hotel San Antonio De Areco