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Hacienda La Alegria

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Hacienda La Alegria defies translation into mere words. It is so unimaginably beautiful. And it is real! A real working hacienda. Not a "made up" "boutique hotel." This is a lived in home, with added guest rooms. The owners, Paty and Gabriel, open this home to us, the travelers, and share their extraordinary lives with us. They certainly don't "have...

1Thank sprattmitchell
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2014

There is a very good reason that Hacienda La Alegria has perfect reviews.....it is a most PERFECT spot on earth. We stayed for three nights in July this year and it was magical! We were picked up promptly at the Quito airport by Juan Pablo and driven to the ranch (two hours drive). We arrived around 7:30 PM and there...

Thank Lynn B
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Truly the ride of a lifetime! Words cannot describe the wonderful experience my wife and I just had staying at Hacienda La Alegria and riding to the magnificent volcano with Gabriel and his wonderful family. Accommodations were 5 star and the food was fantastic - even during the ride which was to the remote Cotapaxi Volcano. We experienced the highest...

Thank lchauncey
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Beautiful accommodations, bucolic setting, and the most gracious hosts and staff -- plus incredible horseback riding. Special thank you to Mauricio and the ladies in the kitchen who surprised my 12 year old daughter with a very official birthday cake replete with lighted candles and song. "It was the best birthday, ever!" Bravo!! We look forward to our next visit.

1Thank AlisonPAZ
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We are currently at the Hacieda. Patty, Gabriel and family are such gracious and welcoming people. Our room is large, has vaulted ceilings and great views of gardens and mountains. Food is tastey. I have saved the best for last. We had 2 lengthy horse rides today on beautiful, well behaved horses. I got to learn how to canter for...

1Thank dantecamille
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Truly idyllic setting - quite amazing. We only came for a day ride. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Scenery on the ride was also bucolic. Our 6-year-old had a great time. He was a first-time rider and 1 hour was plenty for him. He also enjoyed seeing the llamas, alpacas, chickens and dogs. Bring rubber boots if you have...

1Thank Bob R
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

What a treat. I traveled with my daughter who is 9. Of all the places we stayed in two weeks, she still ranked the Hacienda stay as her favorite place. She loved the horse back ride and was paired with a suitable horse for her level. The cowboys were excellent. It was cold for us and rained but that didn't...

1Thank thegadgetgirl
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We arrived on 31st May, rather late after our lovely day at Otavalu, seeing the all the markets. The animal market is so memorable for me. All the animals were well behaved and I have a happy feeling about it. We took our time to freshen up, but didn't realise that Gabriel and his lovely wife was waiting to have...

2Thank Erlina52
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed 2 nights 6th & 7th May. The accommodation and food was excellent our host Gabriel made us very welcome and we enjoyed his company too. We went on a 5 hour ride around the farmlands nearby, the scenery was beautiful, the horses were lovely and well behaved and my husband who is not an experienced rider felt happy...

1Thank Ratty27
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Dear UK guest Richard develop good training in short time, Yes we have the skills to make every body to enjoy at Hacienda La Alegria. Michelle many thanks for your nice comments and keep riding so next trip to Ecuador you can have a multi day experience at the high ANDES. gabriel

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I enjoyed every moment, nice and friendly guides with a good english knowledge, caring about your experiences on horses, much explications about the surroundings. It was an all-in formula. The food was excellent. A wonderful experience!

3Thank Ludovic C
Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this review

Ludovic hope next time you enjoy one of our long rides at the Andes. the options can be volcano ride 9 day, around cotopaxi 12 day, or a trip to Banos a 7 day ride. gabriel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda La Alegria is a family horse hacienda in the heart of Ecuador's "Avenue of the Volcanoes". We are situated one hour south of the historic colonial city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. One hour to Cotopaxi National park. One hour to Saquisili Market. Two hours to Quilotoa crater lake. Pasochoa Volcano, Corazon, Viudita and Illinizas volcanoes on the area. One hour to Quito Airport. Explore the dairy operation, milking cows, feeding calves, petting our 4 border collies, Aging cheese cave, 24llamas alpacas and vicuna, rabbits, guinea pig, rose garden, hacienda garden with orchids and old trees, hot tub, two fire place living rooms, wall climbing, fishing trout, making bread, pizza or BBQ at the wood oven, the 9 volcanoes at the valley, enjoy the Cotopaxi with his vapor fumes in the back of Ruminahui Volcano in front of the hacienda. The rooms are beautiful and spacious with a picture perfect view of the country side. Now also available a suite. The food, wine, the beer and cheese are delicious and plentiful. We plan to produce our own cheese with the 1500 liters of milk per day, from our 240 cattle. Learn to Ride, groom, pet, feed, shoe, educate and enjoy our 67 horses. We breed horses and for next year we plan to have 20 new foals. Enjoy the voulting experience, 3 different arenas to start riding or learn, try the wood polo horse, the chagra demonstration, riding games as the Sortijas or Cintas. Choose the multi day rides from one day to 12 day ride at the Andes. All of this makes Hacienda La Alegria a family destiny and a life time experience. The mission of Hacienda la Alegria is to provide high quality horseback riding and eco-tourism adventure along the highest trails of the Volcano avenue at the Ecuadorian Andes, assuring personalized attention and hospitality " ... more   less 

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $658 - $673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hacienda La Alegria 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“This is a Hacienda and not an hotel”
christophersD4636GU, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner suite if you are with family. They offer a loft with extra beds. Great views from all the rooms.”
597ligiac, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Obviously, rooms on the first floor have the best view”
MonicaW448, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful and big.”
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anordenmark, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The new suite is to die for!”
denisec155004, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
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