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Hacienda La Danesa Lodge

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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...more
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Autopista Naranjito Bucay km 67, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
+593 99 978 5065
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Beautiful place, wonderful landscape, very comfortable rooms, great attention and excellent food and lovely animals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Werner A
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Magic place ... wonderfull nature ... delicious food... very nice the peaple ...couldn't be better. So many things to do like riding horses, tubbing in the river, visit the cacao plantation; milking the cows, etc

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is an exquisite farm that is perfectly manicure, and offers a variety of adventures. I wish that we could have stayed overnight. We did the best we could for our day trip. We went to the cacao plantation, and made chocolate ourselves, we milked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 327maggie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We spent a day at this hacienda before joining our tour group going to the Galapagos. It is about 1.5 hours outside of Guayaquil and we had a driver/guide to show us around. We also visited the home itself where the owners stilll live. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

How does it feel to be friends with a family that owns a 19th century impeccably maintained and actively producing farm? Thats how it feels to visit La Danesa. A few years ago the Family decided to open the property to guests, either for daily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alvaropachecojr
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time with our Danesa family, helpful, attentive, warm and ever welcoming. We thank Niels for making our stay at the Hacienda (and with his tips later at Guayaquil) a memorable one, and our Hacienda Mom Veronica for making our stay extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meeshez
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosemarieestradae
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Antonio K
nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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

Reviewed 30 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M2224YJkaren
nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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

Reviewed 24 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank susan m
nielsenpeet, Owner at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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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Andrea M
10 September 2018|
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Response from M2224YJkaren | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I didn't reply sooner, while we were there, I díd overhear a family from Canadá that were there, and I do believe their guide communicated very well with them. If you come you will love it!!
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Cheryl B
22 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
13 May 2017|
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Response from heejaeparkk | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! Their accommodations were absolutely wonderful