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Albergue y Estancia El Silencio Uruguay

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a beautiful and relaxing stay. Mariela and Gonzalo were the perfect hosts that fed us the best food we had in Uruguay. We were able to walk around their land and paddle around the river. Horse riding, canoeing, walking, swimming in the rivers and playing with the dogs was exactly what we needed. This is not a hotel...

Thank Adam B
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mariela and Gonzalo are the perfect hosts. If you would like to enjoy wonderful food, a lovely room, and see and be a part of life on a ranch in uruguay riding horses and checking on the cattle and sheep, checking out a baby wren in a nest, seeing an ostrich run across the hillside(????) then you must come visit...

Thank Sally N
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Everything was amazing! The food, the room, the ranch, the views, and the hosts! Mariela and her husband were very hospitable and friendly. This is a perfect getaway for families or couples or individuals. The diversity of birds in the area is amazing. Definitely worth taking a drive down the dirt roads for the scenery alone. We drove for an...

1Thank Clayton I
Washington DC
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent 1-1/2 days at the Estancio and had a great time! We went out on horseback to check on the cattle (there are 1500 cows, plus sheep and horses), rode in the truck to feed the animals, and canoed in the river. Mariela took us into Durazno, where she was running errands (selling some animal skins, picking up groceries,...

1Thank trippinfam
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are looking for something a little different, non touristy that gives you an educational look at the life on a Uruguayan estancia then this is for you. This 100 year old estancia has all the charm one can only imagine. The owner,Mariela has lived here her entire life. She along with her husband Carlos run this working ranch...

Thank curt m
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We wanted to see a glimpse into life in rural Uruguay and booked at El Silencio with just these TripAdvisor reviews and Mariela's email to go on. We couldn't have been happier with the leap of faith. Mariela, Gonzalo, and their family and employees blew us out of the water with their hospitality and warmth. We loved learning about life...

Thank ladams530
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

We looked at doing a gaucho experience in Argentina but were put off by the cheesy shows and high prices. My partner luckily found Mariela y Gonzalo's estancia. Sadly we could only stay two and a bit days, but it was easily two of the best days in our six months of travel in South America! Mariela picked us up...

3Thank bluesmc2003
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We are a group of 6 students, staying in Montevideo for an internship. I wanted to experience a bit of the gaucho lifestyle during our stay and found this estancia on tripadvisor. We stayed for one night and it was an amazing experience. We arrived at the Durazno busterminal where Mariela (the hostess) was waiting to take us to the...

Thank Jasmine B
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Whether you're with a family, with friends, or with a lover, this estancia has it all. Delicious food, great horseback riding, and the most scenic landscape Uruguay has to offer. The living space was spacious too. Mariela and everyone who works/lives on the estancia are some of the kindest, most generous people I've ever met. This estancia is as good...

2Thank ZachMidd
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We spent 4 days in Estancia el Silencio in the month of July and it was one of the best experiences we had during our 5 weeks in South America. One thing is very important - the estancia is a working cattle ranch and a family home, not a hotel or tourist resort, so if you're expecting 5* accommodation and...

3Thank Hannah C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Silencio is a typical and traditional uruguayan working estancia. Enjoy the famous uruguayan hospitality of the countryside, share the work and tradtitions of its gauchos, try horse-riding, fishing, or taste the mate that makes its way around the open campfire. El Silencio provides dormitories and self contained double/triple rooms with en-suite bathroom, as well as a restaurant and facilities for events and fiestas. Your stay is inclusive of breakfast and activities. Free transfers from Duruazno Bus Terminal are available. Associated with Hostelling International ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albergue y Estancia El Silencio Uruguay

Address: Km 166 Ruta 14, 97000, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Flores Department
Price Range: $11 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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