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Property LocationWith a stay at Estancia La Porteña de Areco in San Antonio de Areco, you'll be 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from Evocativo Osvaldo Gasparini Museum and 7 mi (11.2 km) from Gomez Square. This ranch is 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from Draghi Museum and 7.4 mi (11.8 km) from San Antonio Church. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Evocativo Osvaldo Gasparini Museum - 10.7 km / 6.6 mi
- Gomez Square - 11.2 km / 7 mi
- Draghi Museum - 11.7 km / 7.2 mi
- San Antonio Church - 11.8 km / 7.4 mi
- Belgrano Square - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi
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Check-out ends at: 11:00
Food & Beveragerestaurant
Pool and wellness facilitiesOutdoor Pool
Reception servicesLuggage storage
Talk about a special place
Reviewed 15 january, 2019
It was pouring when we left our hotel in BA. Daniel, the driver they sent, spoke great English and was as nice and accommodating as could be. Because of the heavy rain, we were the only day visitors to arrive. The owners, Catarina, originally from Columbia, and her husband Gonzalez made us feel so welcome and provided a unique experience. Excellent food and drinks were provided immediately, everything was so personalized, you truly felt at home there. This place is so special, you feel that you have drifted back in time and a feeling of serenity engulfs you. Horseback riding was offered, tours of all the animals, horses, pigs, cattle, etc.. Explanation of the gaucho life, singing, demonstrations, all good. A historical site made even better by the warmth of the owners and staff and the magic of the place.
Falls short. Poor hygiene and maintenance.
Reviewed 15 december, 2018
This is a beautiful estancia with lovely grounds and a house with character (added to of course by its special history). The staff member who received me was warm, but the standard of the room was very poor on hygiene, maintenance and the quality of bedding materials: dirty walls and furniture corners, burnt light bulbs, sheets were rough and with holes in them, the blankets stained. I write this review in the hope that its owners take this estancia to the proper standard it is deserving of but sadly falls short from reaching. I would love to hear that La Porteña is up to par with the other two top estancias in Areco.
A Wonderful Country Day
Reviewed 24 august, 2018
We arrived on August 1 for a country day. Our group is from the US and only a few could speak Spanish so our host spoke English a did the whole tour in English. Before we arrived we notified the the Estancia that a few members of our group had food allergies (eggs, nuts, and dairy). When we arrived there were two sets of empanadas waiting for us, one set was free of all those ingredients. It was a really nice touch, I didn't expect them to be so detailed. There were 10 of us in the group with many children so we spent more time feeding animals and doing things that the children wanted. There was even a trampoline that my children jumped on. In the afternoon, after lunch we went horseback riding. The gauchos selected the horses for our group of first time riders. The horses are all well trained and needed little guidance. Our youngest rider was 8 and she had the most fun. One of the gauchos stayed with her for the whole ride. It was a cold day so the dining room had a big fire the whole time. We went back into that room to warm up. But overall the place was clean, well organized, and we got everything we were expecting. We would have stayed longer if we weren't so tired! A great experience at a very affordable price! For literature geeks, this is a once in a lifetime experience to be in the home of Ricardo Guiraldes. This is the estancia that hosted some of the greatest literary minds of the 20th Century.
Choose a different Estancia! Horrific, Rip Off Experience with TERRIBLE HYGIENE
Reviewed 20 june, 2018
I could not wait to spend a weekend at Estancia La Portena on my recent trip back to Buenos Aires and so was horrified to have the experience my friend and I had. I have stayed in many estancias in the country and so knew what to expect - a lovely, relaxed atmosphere with friendly owners and nice food. What my friend and I encountered however was the total opposite. The whole estancia was filthy - there wasn't a clean glass, fork or knife in sight. The owner was incredibly rude and did not care that one of our group had food allergies. We were told that we should have brought our own allergy-friendly food (when we were already paying a huge amount of money for what we told would be a full food experience.) Don't be fooled by the horse-ride either - they advertise it as a horse-riding "experience" when really all they try to give you is 20-30 minutes. We demanded more and got an hour. Furthermore, I got sick on our first evening from the food. We therefore decided to leave early as it was such a horrible experience. To add insult to injury, the owner was incredibly rude and when we asked for our money back, shouted at us. I honestly can't believe how we, as paying customers, were treated and I would not wish this upon anyone. So please, go to San Antonio de Areco and enjoy the culture but DO NOT GO TO THIS ESTANCIA!
Pure Gaucho Paradise!
Reviewed 18 january, 2018
What a place! I stayed solo for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time at the Estancia. It is such a beautiful place - parakeets chirping in the trees, rolling pampas and horses roaming all over. Catelina and Gonzalo are the most wonderful hosts and were so helpful with everything I needed. My room was gorgeous, filled with antique furniture and a truly enormous bed which was very comfortable. The lunchtime Asado is delicious and I went horse riding every day (between dips in the pool and afternoon tea!). The staff are real gauchos and I had the pleasure of getting to know them well over my stay. I cannot recommend this place enough if you want a break from the big city of Buenos Aires.