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Hacienda La Danesa 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.
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Autopista Naranjito Bucay km 67, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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"cocoa trees"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Eleven friends went to lunch at La Danesa. 1 hour and 30 minutes from Guayaquil we arrived after passing banana plantations and trees of teca wood on the road. After a warm welcome we were taken to a lounge area were we stay drinking and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The concept is there: An ex-farm with renovated spaces and some theatrical "old farm" atmosphere. Since there were kids with us we had a good time and we tasted typical food.More

Thank Antonio K
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review Mr. K. but I believe there's a mistake in your review as we haven't had the pleasure to meet you yet. We are a working farm at our core and we do not really offer "theatrical" experiences nor typical food....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, very attentive staff. Use good walking shoes.... Unusual gifts in the little shop, some a bit pricey...Loved the chocolate making experience, from start to finish.

Thank M2224YJkaren
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Karen for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you at our hacienda and we hope you brought great memories back home!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Hacienda Danesa on our first day in Ecuador and it was a marvelous start to our trip! Ana , our English speaking guide,was terrific as she shepherded us to all of our activities. She was local, knowledgeable and lots of fun. We...More

Thank susan m
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Susan! Thank you for your very well detailed review about your experience at our hacienda! We are very happy Ana was a great host (she is still bragging about you mentioning her on TripAdvisor hah!) Ana and John spoke very highly of you and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely cozy and calmed environment! Lots of animals and fun. Kids had a great time and adults enjoyed a relaxing time outside the city. The food was great and the service was absolutely incredible!

Thank Daniela F
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Daniela! We loved having you and your family with us at the farm. Thank you for visiting us and hope you had an amazing time in Ecuador! Please visit again!

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We loved our experience at Hacienda La Danesa! The owner and his wife (along with all the staff) were very welcoming and there was much to see and enjoy- everything from the theobroma cocoa plants, making chocolate, milking the cows, feeding the horses, enjoying the...More

Thank jodi m
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nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Jodi! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family! Hope you had a wonderful time in Ecuador and please visit again!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

During a 3 week trip to Guayaquil, Galapagos & Olon - I can honestly say this was one of my most memorable days during the trip! We were picked up at our hotel in Guayaquil by our driver and spent the day at Hacienda La...More

Thank Angie B
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I took a day trip to the Hacienda La Danesa after our cruise around the Galápagos Islands. It was a relaxing and educational day thanks to the owners of the Hacienda and their wonderful staff. Everyone was very gracious and hospitable. Upon...More

Thank alberta2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly ejoyed my tour of the chocolate plantation with Jorge Segovia along with the outstanding lunch. The staff service deserves 5 stars. I was especially impressed with Niels Olsen the General Manager and the chief who both took time to visit with me. Definitely...More

Thank TravelFoodieTex
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

It feels like and oasis, the experience is very nice just visiting, Now we look forward to staying (my wife is make sure we do). To see the glorious Cocoa plantation is great, Wonderful Farm House, and delightful rooms we were able to check out,...More

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Cheryl B
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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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Response from heejaeparkk | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! Their accommodations were absolutely wonderful
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Melissa W
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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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