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El Galope Horse Farm Reviews

Cno. Concordia, Colonia Suiza, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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94%

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146 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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100%

Great place to relax, friendly staff, beautiful environment and great food!


97%

This place is the perfect antithesis to the bog city (either Montevideo or Buenos Aires) My stay there was peaceful and relaxing. The room was the perfect size for two people. The bathroom was clean, the water was hot...what else do you need? Miguel and Monica are the perfect hosts.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

We had a wonderful experience at El Galope. It is a relaxing place and professionally run establishment - very clean and the home cooked meals are plentiful and delicious. Monica and Miguel are always there to help but also give you space to relax. Miguel was also very patient with our non-existent horse riding skills. We enjoyed our 3 nights at El Galope. Thanks Monica and Miguel!


74%

A nice place run by a hospitable couple. But everything was bit on the expensive side, beer 7usd/ basic meal 18 usd etc


100%

The absolute best part about the El Galope Horsefarm is the service you get from your hosts Miguel and Monica Zubieta. They are smart, personable, worldly and most of all dedicated people with amazing stories. The Uruguayan countryside is quiet and bucolic. The reason to go here is because you want to get away from the frenetic pace of Montevideo, Punta, and Colonia. Highlights are Monica's homemade dinner in the common dining room and riding the horses. The horses are amazingly well trained.


91%

I absolutely loved my stay at El Galope. The perfect break from the busy city of Buenos Aires, being in the beautiful countryside with no wifi access was bliss. Monica and Miguel are lovely hosts, helpful, friendly, and make you feel very at home. Sitting for dinners in the evening makes you feel like part of a big family. The horse riding was great, and the nearby beach. If travelling alone, I would advise to book early as dorm rooms are limited and booking a private meant paying for 2.


94%

We loved spending the night here! Miguel and Monica were so friendly and easy going, as were the other guests. We highly recommend to anyone traveling in Uruguay!

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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100%

AMAZING!! One of my favourite places in 9 months of travelling! Monica and Miguel are fantastic hosts. What a tranquil, relaxing and amazing place to stay - I ended up staying longer. The horse riding is beautiful, getting out in the Uruguayan countryside is so lovely. The food was awesome - Monica is a fantastic cook. Rooms are excellent - super clean and homely. Absolutely fantastic place - you have to go!!


94%

Lovely setting in farming area, easily accessible from Colonia. Genuine and very helpful hosts really make this place what it is. The food was excellent, and they catered for our needs/likes. Horse riding was perfect, Miguel is a fantastic instructor. Loved the fact this place has no wifi, provides the real break you're looking for!!

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94%

Great place to stay! M&M make you feel right at home. Food is fabulous!


89%

Beautiful! No complaints!

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100%

We stayed in El Galope for 2 nights and Overall we had a fantastic stay. The owners Miguel & Monica were very friendly and welcoming. The food, horse riding and relaxing with the dogs in the garden was great. Our only issue was we couldn't stay for longer.

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your rate and comments. Wish you could come again sometime. Cheers

91%

incredible stay at the ranch. amazing hosts with perfectly clean rooms and bathrooms with a very useful kitchen. wonderful home cooked meals are also available at an extra cost but are very worth it. the perfect retreat and easy to get too once you know where to go! would stay again anyday.


69%

The food is very simple, quite cheap and not enough! Not much to do and little (expensive) possibilities of transportation to otter places. We expected more from a stay at 'an estancia'

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Hello, We prepare our meals with good natural products from our farm or from sorrounding farms an 99% of our guests love it. We know that 100% of our guests cann be satisfied. It is true that we are 6 km. away from town, but we go there everyday and offer guests a ride free of charge. What you can see and experience at El Galope is the lifestyle of people who live in the countryside. If you were looking for the luxury of an expensive "estancia" for tourists, this is not the place.

100%

Lovely and affordable estancia with the most devoted and caring owners. The main attractions are the well-trained horses, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much freedom we were given, regarding speed and control, and how much I learned from it. Though the remote location is a positive, we hadn't really prepared, and got hungry during the day. We bought some fruit from the farm to compensate, but it's an idea to bring some easy-made lunch. Thank you for a great time, from Erlend & Guro

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Hi, Thank you so much for your rating and coment. Meals are available and we can always provide for a snack or something to eat inbetween meals if you ask. All the best Cheers

97%

Beautiful place and a good opportunity to get the estancia experience without paying the full price of a traditional one. The owners are involved and helpful people with beautiful stories about Uruguay and its fascinating politics. We had an asado one day and took horse riding class the other day, both were well taken care of with extra personal touches like a home made salad and sauce for the asado and a personalised riding trip. All in all worth it, though still quit pricy.




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