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Estancia VIK Jose Ignacio
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Jose Ignacio
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Munich, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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“If there's a heaven i hope it is like this”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

I had the most amazing stay at estancia. Service is beyond excellent. Food is absolutely exceptional. And the place oh the place...it's a dream. Art meets nature. I woke up in the morning and there are cows grazing right outside my terrace. I go to the spa and there are horses roaming around the river steps away from me. I stayed at legrande and the room is I think almost the most beautiful I've stayed in and I have stayed in many many top resorts and hotels. This place is groovy meets tranquility meets elegance meets class. All the staff are so sweet and nice and genuinely friendly. You feel genuinely welcome and at home immediately. And to think that 10 mins outside of this 4000 acre property is the most beautiful beaches is just insane. I hear they might build a golf course in the property though which i truly hope it's not true. It'll be sad to see this beautiful natural grounds being altered. I will go back in a heartbeat but sadly I will have to wait till next year.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth!! I fell in love with this place the first time I visited it, during a wine tour in Uruguay. Estancia Vik is magical – amazing location, beautiful landscapes, beautiful design and architecture. The whole place is a piece of art. The pool area and the barbecue area are my favorite spots. Not to mention the rooms - each of them is decorated by a different Uruguayan artist – they are all amazing, each one at a different style.
The staff is absolutely kind, attentive and welcoming. Breakfast is simple and delicious.
Words aren’t enough to describe this amazing place. Can’t wait to be back!

Room Tip: Musso is amazing.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Estancia Vik and it's sister Playa Vik are not just places to stay - they are experiences. A friend and I visited to celebrate her 50th birthday. The staff did everything possible to ensure a memorable stay. The service is absolutely the best. Agustin, Sophia, Alfonoso and everyone else could not have been better. Any request was handled immediately. There was nothing too large or small that they did not see to. The grounds are not to be believed and I could go on forever about the rooms. Waking up to the expansive views was such a treat. We had the good fortune to stay in the LeGrande suite - just beautiful. If you have the opportunity to visit Jose Ignacio, do not miss a stay at Estancia Vik. I will be returning with my husband in the next few months to celebrate his birthday. I plan to make this an annual trip just to stay at Estancia Vik!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We spent 2 days at the Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio. The service, the staff, the food , the accommodations, the amenities are indescribable. The Estancia and Playa Vik retreats are truly the first 5 star hotel we have been fortunate enough to visit in Uruguay. There are very lovely hotels in Uruguay; however, the Vik Retreats are resorts that are also not only 5 star in every way but you also feel as if you are in your own home with a miraculous staff at your service 24 hours a day. Beautiful properties in prime area, quiet, relaxing and a perfect honeymoon or romantic get-a-way. I can not describe them, go to their website and then make your reservation. You must experience these 2 hotels in Jose Ignacio to really experience Uruguay Natural in elegance!

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful in both Playa Vik or Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio. The suites at the estancia...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Connecticut
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Estancia Vik is a beautiful property about five miles from Jose Ignacio. We went because we had heard great things from polo-playing friends, and because my wife is an equestrienne.

The staff is very attentive and welcoming. Our room was the most spacious, beautiful and comfortable that we have ever had in 28 years of traveling together. The poolside area, is a beautiful, relaxing and scenic place to hang out.

We are fans of several of the restaurants in Jose Ignacio, so we never ate a sit down meal at E Vik, but we did have a meat, bread and cheese plate one night that well-sufficed as a great light dinner.

Augustin, the property manager took my wife out on a very enjoyable horseback tour of the grounds, as we were early for polo season, and she was thoroughly charmed.

As a prior review said, they should include a few wines on their list that don't break the bank, and the music played in the restaurant/around the pool consisted of soulless techno-pop or annoying local radio. There is so much great South American music we heard at other places that it is a shame that they don't pay attention to that small detail.

As a whole, the place is fabulous, and we look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: The master suites are stunningly beautiful and huge.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

An excellent experience in San Ignacio ,far away from maddening Punta del Este. Good taste everywhere,calm, space and charming and helpful personnel. One little negative, should have a more varied wine list not so expensive!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We visited the hotel in December 2012 as a couple and are looking to return again this year, as do most of the guests that are lucky enough to experience Estancia Vik. Having read great write ups about Jose Ignacio but particularly Estancia Vik and its sister hotel Playa Vik (more on that later) we booked a 4 day stay. Quite simply it just wasnt long enough and next time we will book for longer! There is so much to do and see, and because the staff do their utmost to make you feel at home and the food is pitched at the perfect level of being delicious and healthy, a short break just doesn't do the place justice. A trip to Playa Vik is worthwhile to eat at their delicious restaurant (great sushi), and to enjoy the seaside sunset. For us though the real draw of Estancia Vik was to have a go at horseback riding as we were complete beginners. Agustin the General Manager of the hotel who oversees riding was careful to find us safe reliable horses to enjoy the beautiful views the property offers, and by the end of our stay we were able to gallop at a steady pace..an exhilarating experience. All in all all the staff at Estancia Vik make your stay memorable, Christina and Jose at the stables, Vicky on the front desk, the chef, the waiters and the sweet housekeepers.

Room Tip: If you can afford it pay that little extra for a Master Suite as they are phenomenal. However all o...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Estancia VIK Jose Ignacio
Address: Camino Eugenio Saiz Martinez Km 8, Jose Ignacio 32232, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Jose Ignacio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Jose Ignacio
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jose Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Estancia VIK Jose Ignacio 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Estancia’s private living space is separated into two wings, each containing six bedroom Suites. Of the six suites in each wing, there are four 500 square foot Suites on the ground level and two 900 square foot Master Suites on the second floor. ... more   less 
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