If you are anywhere near Manizales, then you have to visit Hacienda Venecia. We had initially booked a night in the hostel, which is great. There's a pool just outside, with fantastic views out over the coffee plantation. Meals are included (eating at a communal table), so it's a good place to meet others. The main house is something else though! Quite pricey, but worth it for a night. It's a big old ranch house with a gorgeous veranda, with sunset views over the plantation and hummingbirds that fly right up. The coffee tour is interesting & worth doing, even though it's not included in the accommodation price. Overall, a great place to relax for a few days and enjoy the peace & scenery.
It's worth noting that if you're coming in to Manizales by bus from Medellin, let the driver know you're going to the Hacienda and he'll drop you at the bottom of the drive. Otherwise, you have to get a taxi back from the main bus station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hacienda Venecia is a coffee farm with a century's worth of experience in the cultivation, production, roasting, marketing and exporting of Colombian coffee. Due to climate changes, we are also expanding into growing and cultivating cacao where historically it wasn't possible. Along with offering coffee and cacao tours, we offer three types of accommodation, Main House, Guest House and Hostel, all which include unlimited coffee throughout your stay! Main House: The oldest building on the farm, which shows a traditional Antioquian colonisation architectural style. Enjoy our beautiful gardens, private pool, terrace, and game room. Rooms with private and shared bathrooms are available. Guest House: Traditionally where guests of the hacienda would be received, including coffee buyers and roasters before it opened its doors to tourism. A terrace with hammocks overlooks the pool and gardens full of fruit trees. Hostel: Transformed from an old coffee pickers' lodging, our hostel is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and paths amongst the coffee groves. This pretty corner of the Hacienda has a garden with fruit trees, an open kitchen, mini-market, patio, game area and camping space. Each bed has a large locker, bedside shelf, and small locker with a plug socket inside. All accommodations include complimentary breakfast. Traditional Colombian lunches and dinners are available for purchase. For more information on how to get here, please see our website. ... more less
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