A small homely estancia run by a welcoming family
Doubles from $150 pppn
Best for: Family
Why stay here? To enjoy a friendly and informal atmosphere
- It is a small 200 hectare ranch
- Year built: The original building dates back to 1849
- The history of the hacienda: It opened as a hotel in 1995
- 5 guest rooms
- Room details: The rooms are a mixture of singles, doubles, triples and even quadruple rooms
Food and Drink
- Dining: 4 meals and drinks are included
- Bar: Drinks are readily available
Activities at the hotel
- Horse riding
- Bird watching
- Tractor rides
Local area attractions
- Only the local town otherwise you have all you need at or close to the estancia
Amenities and Facilities
- Gardens and terraces
- Disabled access in one bedroom
- Extra beds available
Need to know
- Open all year: Yes
- Best time to visit: October to April for the better weather
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Languages: English and Spanish spoken
- Eco credentials: They do their best not to waste water
- Special offers: Sometimes available so please enquire
- Check in/out policies: They are flexible and take into consideration the itinerary of each guest
- From $150 pppn
- Credit cards accepted
- Booking and cancellation: They do not have any set booking requirements or cancellation policies
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- Address: Florida, Uruguay
- Transfers available: Yes from local town of Florida
Close to the attractive Uruguayan town of Florida, El Ceibo is as rustic as they come. This is a small authentic estancia run by a very welcoming and hospitable couple, Joselo and Carmen. Luxury lovers might not feel at home but for those wanting to stay with a Uruguayan family this could be the place for you. It is not very big or fancy but is quaint and comfortable.
Built over 100 years ago this 200 hectare estancia has been welcoming guests for the last 15 years. The original building dates back to the 19th Century.
There are 5 bedrooms which are all different including a room with bunk beds and also one with 4 beds. The accommodation is an interesting layout and as some of the rooms are interconnecting they are ideal for families. The rooms are very rustic (no mod cons) as are the bathrooms and it all feels very cosy. They are charmingly decorated with lots of big quilts, rugs, antiques and chintzy furniture. It definitely feels more like someone’s home where they take paying guests rather than a small boutique hotel.
Horse riding is the main activity here and Joselo is very happy to take you out (regardless of your standard) on one of their placid horses. There is also a lake nearby for fishing and is a great place for bird watching. With lots of horses, dogs and other animals it resembles a small farmhouse. They are a very welcoming family who take their time to get to know their guests and provide a good experience of spending time with locals.
All the meals are included as well as the drinks – it is all very relaxed with a convivial atmosphere. Food is typically Uruguayan (asado etc) and is one of the highlights of the estancia.
If you want to stay in a small, homely, quaint and rustic estancia away from touristy Uruguay then El Ceibo could fulfil your expectations. Carmen and Joselo do their best to make you feel welcome and make sure that you enjoy your stay. This small family estancia is ideal for a weekend or short stopover.