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“Delightful”
Review of El Charabon

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El Charabon
Ranked #2 of 7 Rocha B&B and Inns
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed here as part of a weeks riding holiday. El Charabon is a working cattle and sheep farm, set in glorious surroundings with big skies and rolling hills. There is a lovely swimming pool, beautiful and gardens to relax in. The horses were in excellent condition with good quality tack and the riding, was great. This estancia was the most welcoming and comfortable of all the properties we stayed at. Thank you to all the staff for their tremendous hospitality, with particular thanks to Alejandro and to Graciela.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Very Nice place
Excellent food and wines.
The Rooms are Spacious
Swimming pool With a Nice view.
Nice horses
Lots of animals.
Nice rides or walks in the country
2 wonderful days.
Ideal to come With friends or family.
Safe trip from Montevideo.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This should be a 5-star property! Beautiful surroundings, wonderful accommodations, great service. All of that is true. And our room was, truly, a 2-room suit.

But maintenance issues are starting to crop up. Our shower leaked onto the bathroom floor. The swimming pool was both cold and full of ducks (really!). I like ducks (I live in Oregon), but don't know if I want to swim with them in the pool?

All of that said, the staff was WONDERFUL, the food was OUTSTANDING, and we rode WONDERFUL HORSES!

Would we go here again: In a MINUTE! You BET!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the "detached rooms", though the "in house rooms" looked good as...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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silicon valley
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

My family loved the staff, the horseback riding and comfortable atmosphere at the Estancia. Alejandro took us out across the acreage to herd cattle and sheep, crossing streams and galloping through fields. The horses are beautiful and lively. Daiana prepared beautiful setting to dine on delicious food. The afternoon tea time had the most amazing treats. This was my family's favorite place in Uruguay.

  • Stayed June 2013
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London
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at El Charabon for 4 days in late August and it was perfect. The property encompasses over 900 hectares of rolling hills and pastures which was perfect for long morning and evening horse back riding. In addition, the staff were incredibly warm and friendly. The guest house itself is warm and cozy with a huge fireplace and the stay was really the most idyllic part of our South American trip. Highly highly recommended !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Our first visit to an Estancia and we were absolutely delighted. Everyone made us so welcome and looked after our every need. What a wonderful environment, it really is a haven from the bustle of everyday life. The accommodation, food and of course the lovely people were all first class and they catered for our every wish. Meeting other guests was a delight and added another dimension to our holiday. We thoroughly recommend a visit here and we would love to return.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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North Salem, New York
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14 reviews
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Having spent a wonderful night at this small, "luxury" ranch resort several years ago, I was reluctant to return and risk the possibility that it would not live up to my memories. I needn't have worried. We returned for two nights at the end of November, and enjoyed every moment.
The food is superb. Paulo,the chef, is a master. One of us is a vegetarian, and the kitchen was perfectly responsive.
The main themes here are relaxing in the beautiful countryside and horseback riding.
Unlike other places, all is included, including basically unlimited horseback riding. The horses are excellent, well trained and well cared for. This is not a large establishment, so one of the nice parts is getting to know the other guests and and the staff, especially Graciela, the gracious owner.
Being deep in the beautiful countryside works two ways, since the location is a bit of a trek to get to. However, it's only a short drive to the coast, and Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio and other great beach locales are nearby.
This is a great spot, especially for those who ride.

Room Tip: They all seemed equally good (there aren't that many rooms)
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Director General at El Charabon, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
Thank you .......I appreciate your comments about El Charabon. I hope to see you again for third time........Did you enjoy Jose Ignacio? Regards Graciela.
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Additional Information about El Charabon

Property: El Charabon
Address: Paraje el Arbolito, Rocha 11300, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Rocha Department > Rocha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Rocha
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The rural setting Charabon agritourism is located 225 km from Montevideo and 80 km from Punta del Este, near the Atlantic coast and surrounded by the Sierras de Rocha. It has an area of 950 hectares with 150 eucalyptus forest and woodland natural.Se working with Hereford and Polled Hereford cattle and Hampshire Down Sheep (cabin). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
El Charabon Uruguay/Rocha

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