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El Retiro Polo Club

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was the most recent of many successful trips to El Retiro - I have been staying there for at least 20 years. The big difference is that you are fully integrated with the family and treated as a family member for the duration of your stay from the moment Marcos collects you from the airport, unlike most polo schools...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

El Retiro is unrivalled. The Llambias family who own it are the most brilliant hosts and guarantee an amazing time for their guests. They become lifelong friends with most of their guests. The polo, the ponies, the hospitality, the farm, the asados, the Llambiases - it's all too good.

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I went to play polo in Argentina for a week and got so much more out of it then I could've even imagined!! The Llambias family is lovely and make you feel completely at home throughout your stay. Look forward to going back!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The owner Marcus Llambias and his family made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. We met many fun and interesting people. Their home was very beautiful and comfortable. My polo improved by leaps & bounds under expert supervision and on lovely ponies. There is so much to do and I discovered anything can be organised! Nothing was...

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Santa Monica
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Marcos and his family are such amazing hosts. I had a truly wonderful one month stay with them several years back and will remember it for the rest of my life. Great people and great polo! Also the architecture of the house, mature trees on the grounds, and perfectly chilled swimming pool truly sets the scene for a relaxing vacation.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

When I came to choose a place, I asked friends on Facebook to recommend a place by Buenos Aires to play some polo - I received six responses, and three of them recommended El Retiro! The funny thing is, none of the three that recommended this place knew each other! and that was the best recommendation I could ever get!...

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Northwich
Reviewed 11 January 2013

There were many highs in our trip to Argentina, and having searched the internet for many hours trying to find an authentic polo experience, I found El Retiro through Tomas Menceyra, (www.acruxdestinations.com) which was exactly what I had hoped for....this was the last day of the season before the ponies went on holiday to escape the January heat and rest...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We are all in deep mourning. Wishing we could go back to the haven Marcos and his family have created in Argentina. It was very relaxing. Our biggest decisions were; to swim in the gorgeous pool , to siesta, which horse to ride... The meals created by Christina were delicious, you never knew if it was 8 or 28 for...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2012

My stay at El Retiro Polo club with the Llambias family was a wonderful way to experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Argentina. The polo schedule was full of choices. There were chukkers and/or stick and ball sessions available twice a day, most days; on nice schooling ponies with great instruction. We also had the opportunity to tour around...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Asados, sipping maté and of course playing polo are some of the best ways to experience Argentina. I spent almost 6 weeks staying with Marcos and his family and came away feeling as though I had experienced a unique part of Argentine life, which would be otherwise impossible to see from a hostel in the city. I arrived having never...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At El Retiro Polo Club, only 40 minutes from Buenos Aires,we have full polo facilities for players of all ability including polo lessons and clinics. We have over 30 excellent horses which we will match to your ability. Or, we can accomodate you plus your horses. We stick and balls and chukkas six days per week. ... more   less 

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Address: Pilar | Pilar, Pilar, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Buenos Aires > Pilar
Number of rooms: 5
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