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Hacienda La Alegria
Ranked #6 of 291 Speciality Lodging in Quito
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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 dampen her love for the beautiful house, amazing home cooked meal and the fantastic dogs. We highly recommend more than one night here. Two would be perfect. Stunning landscape.

Stayed: June 2014
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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 dinner with us. It was very nice to learn about Ecuador and the farm life.
The following afternoon Gabrield invited us to walk the cattle after milking, back to their lush green field to spend the night. Being a city girl, I am not used to stepping in muck. But as Gabriel said : It is very Therapeutic.
Lovely settings and views from our big bedroom. They lit the fire in the room for us in the evenings.
We stayed 2 nights. Second day, we had a lovely packed picnic lunch for our trip to Cotopaxi. My husband, Peter tried to climb to the refuge on Cotopaxi, but was beaten by hail and strong wind.
Our 2 nights stay at Hacienda La Alegria was too short, as we didn't have time to experince riding the horse. Perhaps for our furture visit.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 on the horse he rode,with our horses being selected appropriately on the details we gave to Gabriel. Highly recommend this place to stay and ride. Would love to go back one day and try one of their longer rides.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

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

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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!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

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.
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I spent at day at the hacienda and went on the most amazing horse ride ever. Our host, Gabriel, was fantastic and provided list of tips to improve my riding. The horses were great and the scenery beautiful. We were provided a snack during the ride and then a 3 course lunch at the end. The quality of the food was fantastic and the beer was much appreciated after the long ride. Gabriel also took us on a guided tour which included seeing the dairy cows and the gorgeous rose garden. Transfers were all organised by Gabriel and my driver, Edison, was very informative during the drive there. Thank you to all the staff. I really had an amazing time.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Linsday

many thanks
I enjoy guiding and sharing our local experience and improving our riders technique, as you know at Hacienda La Alegria in a day ride you can learn more than riding for 6 months in a equestrian club.
Gabriel

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Hacienda La Alegria is located about 35 mts south of Quito, in front of Pasochoa Volcano, In Irland you dont see all those diferent green rolling hills. The extremely kind and helpful staff at Boutique Hotel Cafe Cultura made all arrangement, my familie and me have fallen in love wiht Hacienda La Alegria, they and Cafe Cultura are membres of Exclusive Hotels and Haciendas of Ecuador a group of stablishments dedicated to provide a wonderfull expiriance while visiting Ecuador, a fact that we certanly can abundantly confirm. We stay 2 nights at Hacienda La Alegria , Paty and Gabriel the owners, were simply wonderful wiht us, we horse ride in The Volcano Avenue a life changing adventure, the food was wiht in country style and very tasty. Thousend thanks Paty for those incrediblle puddings....Now that we are back in our beloved Siena in the Toscan country side, we hope to return to Ecuador next year and firstly take a longer horse journy and then stay in Cafe Cultura in Quito for a feew days and realy visit that wonderfull city and enjoy those great restaurants and then go to Isabela island in Galapagos to the incrediblly beautiful Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Gabriel1703, Owner at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Teo
we are very happy to have you at the hacienda and you enjoy it.
Ecuador can offer many incredible experience and we are proud to share with Exclusive hotels and Haciendas.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I went with my wife and had a great day. Gabriel was our guide. The horses were all well trained, all of the staff were professional, kind, caring and went out of their way to take care of us. The food was fantastic and just kept coming. The facilities were very clean and beautiful. This is a must do excursion. I own several of my own tourist attractions and only hope my guests have as wonderful a time as we did. Thanks to all of the staff for making my trip so memorable. We will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Gabriel1703, Propietario at Hacienda La Alegria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014
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Muchas gracias
es un gusto atender a los amigos y saber que nuestras normas de seguridad son excelentes, eso nos hace seguir adelante y siempre tratar de mejorar
abrazo
gabriel

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Address: Barrio Rumipamba Aloag | Provincia Pichincha, Quito 171110, Ecuador
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Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 291 Speciality Lodging in Quito
Price Range: £131 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hacienda La Alegria 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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