Check in terrible. Charged me VAT when foreigners are exempt. They balked at refunding it saying I had to scan and send them a lot of information - which was only the first 3 pages of my passport. After arguing they agreed to photograph the pages with their phone ans send it to themselves. The refund was made and staff became quite courteous. Service in restaurant extremely slow. Restaurant area full of flies which walked all over the food at breakfast time - no net covers seen at most hotels. Horrible experience
We spend winter holidays with my sons, daughters, spouses and grandchildren. We were a party of 10. This estancia is ideal for relax and all problems are solved, good buffet lunch and diner, activities for kids 3 times a day with staff very helpfull. Indoor heated pool, sauna and finish bath, bicicles available for each guest. Friendly and helpfull staff. They have horses and a big carriage for the grandpa and grandsons. Very recomendable. Thak you San Ceferino for a lovely week.
Spent the day with my husband and baby twins. Had lunch, which was mediocre, staff made the minor effort of placing the water at our table and watching as we struggled with getting up to serve ourselves. I had to walk into the kitchen to ask for coffee The tea table was very scant, no juice, gross coffee, not even knives to spread the butter. The deco and music is outdated, feels like it needs some cleaning. Full of flies. Way overpriced!!
San Ceferino is the perfect place to get away from Buenos Aires and relax, either before or after heading to Patagonia or the wilder parts of Argentina. This is what relaxation should be! Our apartment was beautifully decorated, quiet and spotless. The living room looked out between shade trees towards the lake - it felt like we were at home and the kids were outside in seconds. We overdid it with he AC at first; returning inside felt like stepping directly into the fridge! Daytime Xmas temperatures are hot, but at night the temperature drops and we overdid it again with the AC! This is a great place for serious horseback riding, the kind where you close the gate behind you and you're off for a couple of hours without seeing more than two or three cars on the backroads. You feel like a real gaucho! Argentinian horses canter more than gallop, but there's nothing like this freedom in Europe! There just isn't the room or the horse culture; if you know how to ride, here you can feel totally free! Just make sure to get up early What else? Swam in the pools, went to the spa and had an organic lunch on the patio, played some tennis before sunset. I was going to ask about swimming in the lake, but my son's a budding fisherman and he came back with some monstrous-sized fish! He was sooo happy! But I skipped the swim in the lake…. Did take a look at what must be one of the largest collections of horse and buggy carts in Argentina! 40 or 50, some dating back to covered wagons (which some chickens were roosting in!) and others looking quite elegant you can ride around in. But next door there was a more interesting little museum about the indigenous tribes around different parts of the country, primarily Patagonia since they survived the longest. There are bikes all over for getting from one end of the ranch to the other. There's a guarded gate at the entrance, so the kids are free to roam, find a 'futbol' game or just splash around. Oh, the food was fantastic, most of it raised on the premises! Fresh milk, cheese, pork sausage, chicken… but, of course, it was the carne asada that topped everything else. The poor guys that have to tend the grill must lose 5 kilos every night! I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I guess that's just the feeling of total relaxation!…
I stayed in this place for just one night. When you arrive it looks nice and cozy, it seems like a real Estancia, but the room I stayed was smelling strong, most of the staff treats you like they are doing you a favor and most of them do not speak English. Worst came when I had to pay the bill, it was really expensive for what it offers.