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Hacienda La Danesa: Charming Farmhouse and Lodge

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Autopista Naranjito Bucay km 67, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
+593 99 978 5065
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Hacienda La Danesa (accommodation available) is a traditional dairy and cacao farm with over 145 years of rich heritage and history, located about an hour drive from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Family-owned and managed by the third generation Olsen family, the farm offers a unique selection of tailor-made activities for guests, including horseback riding trails, hands-on artisan chocolate making and other hacienda-related programs. La Danesa offers an intimate and authentic experience for those who would like to spend the night.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Autopista Naranjito Bucay km 67, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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"horseback riding"
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"cocoa trees"
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"horses and cows"
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"guest rooms"
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"river tubing"
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"three course meal"
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"cow milking"
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"sea bass"
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"organic garden"
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"delicious gourmet"
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"fun and relaxing"
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"fabulous lunch"
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"dairy farm"
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"passion fruit cheesecake"
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"small river"
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"day trip"
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"chocolate making"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss it! There is something for everyone, and the food is noteworthy. It's fascinating to learn about the local economy, people, and the agriculture.

Thank Lar-Ned67
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Danesa is the most magical place there is. Everything about the stay was perfection from the moment you arrive - you are greeted by the friendliest of people, your bags are subtlety whisked away to your room, and you are invited to sit down...More

Thank cernst08
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

My husband and I booked a tour with Viator, including a driver, Edgar Jaramillio and a guide Allyson. It was a wonderful day. They picked us up from the Hilton in Guyaquil at 8:45AM. It took about an hour to reach the Hacienda where we...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Farm LA DANESA is localated around 1.5 hours drive from Guayaquil. the farm with cattleland and teaktrees as well as horses was transformed parcially to receive tourists as well for restuarant service and also logging. the social areas are designed with a very high...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Sorry to be the contrarian here, but I was disappointed with my time at this Hacienda. I opted for the $80 taxi service to the Hacienda from Guayaquil and that service was fine, albeit pricey. I was given the option with that taxi service to...More

Thank flaneur40
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa: Charming Farmhouse and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

David, Ouch! I am very surprised to read our first negative rating since we opened our doors to guests interested in living an authentic hacienda experience. To be honest I find your review a bit far from the truth and since we received your booking...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Four adult family members spent a lovely day at the Hacienda La Danesa in early January, 2018. It was very hot, that day, but the large trees and the covered outdoor eating area provided a lot of shade and an area to relax. There are...More

Thank LowellandLowell
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Emilia´s Unforgettable Birthday I visited the last Friday Hacienda La Danesa with my wife on her birthday because she really loves the country lifestyle. Definitely was the best decision I took! We arrive by train, the trip was just lovely. The property is very nice...More

Thank hugor618
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Extraordinary place, excellent food, unbeatable attention. I will visit again and I will stay longer.

Thank Carlos M
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Take the train... it's a fun day excursion from Guayaquil! The train leaves at 8:00 am from the Duran station (where no breakfast is really available), but you can get a nice breakfast at the first stop around 9:00 am at Yaguachi. Hacienda la Danesa...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A great day! It takes about 1 1/4 hours to reach the hacienda from Guayaquil. At arrival you already feel the good energy of the place. Smiling welcome from the very friendly staff when entering the beautiful place. Trees, flowers, garden, wood and stone construction...More

Thank S O
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Cheryl B
23 October 2017|
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Response from MarceldeBuenosAires | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention that if you have the means, try to spend a night there too. They are adding accommodation so by the time you visit in May capacity will not be a problem at all. I will get back to you on this in the next... More
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13 May 2017|
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Response from heejaeparkk | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! Their accommodations were absolutely wonderful
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Melissa W
27 March 2015|
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Response from nielsenpeet | Property representative |
Hola Melissa, Estamos a una hora desde Guayaquil entre Naranjito y Bucay. Atendemos de 10H00 hasta las 17H00 únicamente bajo reservación. Para Semana Santa lamentablemente no tenemos disponibilidad. Cualquier otra fecha... More
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