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La Margarita Estancia
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Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We have nothing but good things to say about this estancia. We chose to come here as we wanted to avoid a gimmicky, touristy feel and it has been the highlight of our trip so far. We stayed in the self catering accomodation, however did treat ourselves to an estancia meal on our first night in which David the chef cooked a fantastic asado. Firstly the setting is spectacular - the house and surrounding structures are steeped in history and character, from pink walls to sprawling vines, lavender bushes to the grassy pampas. There are cows and horses everywhere you look. Secondly, it was obvious the efforts that the staff took to ensure we were having a good time. Chris (the manager) and David both went out of their way to help us, either by lifts to town for supplies or booking tickets etc. Our favourite part was the horse rides, with the very friendly team including Baron the gaucho. There is no wifi, so a great opportunity to disconnect and relax. We would have happily stayed there for weeks and would highly recommend

Stayed: January 2016, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Lauren C
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Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay at La Margarita because we were looking for somewhere near Buenos Aires where we could relax and experience the real Pampas rather than the touristy gaucho day trips we'd read about. The estancia is surrounded by nothing but fields, there are hammocks dotted around the garden and the only thing likely to disturb you are the birds. So it definitely ticked the relaxing box. Each morning we went for a horse ride across the fields. We are both beginners and hadn't expected to enjoy it as much as we did. But what really sets this estancia apart is the food. David is an amazing chef - all the ingredients are incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. All in a all a heavenly way to spend a few days or a few weeks!

Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
2  Thank London9876
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Reviewed December 26, 2015

I went with a friend for 5 days at the beginning of October and spent an enjoyable relaxing time in this peaceful paradise. The grounds are beautiful, the staff under the guidance of Cristabel were attentive to our every need. The food was superb thanks to chef Dave. This a perfect place for a restful retreat.

  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Amazing cooking by chef David and sous chef Michelle, warm welcome by Cristabel (and a surprise Flamenco dance), horseback riding with Marie, Olivia and gaucho Baron, nice weather, swimming pool, friendly country dogs, birds chirping, and an intentional no-internet policy, allows you to relax and forget about the rest of the world during your stay. If that's what you're looking for, do yourself a favour and head to La Margarita. Thanks for welcoming us, we had an awesome time.

Stayed: December 2015, traveled with friends
1  Thank Maximiliano F
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Reviewed December 12, 2015

I stayed here 5 days and wish I could stay longer. The place is beautiful without being ostentatious. Definitely a working farm. Bedrooms are spacious and uncluttered, each one with a fireplace. This is not your typical tourist estancia. The pacing is relaxing. If you want to experience the deep calm of the wide open spaces, this is for you. Clusters of tall trees sweep your eyes skyward magnifying the immensity of sky and land. I went horseback riding and took long walks across the open fields. I have never seen such healthy and hefty cows; they actually enrich the views of the countryside. The horses are wonderfully friendly. Now let me tell you about the food. Chef David is a magician in the kitchen. With local ingredients and what they grow in their garden he prepares three-course meals that are not only sumptuous to the eyes but delectable to the palate. A culinary artiste!! Both he and his wife Cristabel are the most welcoming and helpful of hosts. And by the way, Cristabel is a fabulous flamenco dancer and you may get to see her practice in the yoga studio overlooking the pen where the horses hang out. The volunteer staff come from all over the world to attend "gaucho school," adding to the culturally enriching experience at Estancia La Margarita. Whether you prefer to relax totally on your own or participating in estancia activities, this gem in the country will fulfill whatever dream you have for a perfect vacation.

Room Tip: This is a single level estancia. All rooms are on the ground floor, are spacious and have direct access to the veranda.
  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled solo
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1  Thank Cristina O
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