I recently had the pleasure of staying at Hacienda Umbria for two nights with my wife and two children. The total experience at Hacienda Umbria is extremely warm and inviting, and the owners could not have made us feel more at ease - we truly felt as if we were guests in the home of family friends. The property is beautiful, serene, and relaxing, and the website is a completely accurate portrayal of what to expect. Dinner each evening is a special experience, with Alvaro inviting everyone into his kitchen for a personal culinary demonstration, followed by what was certainly some of the best food and wine we have had in Ecuador. Our stay at the hacienda was a truly unique and memorable experience for the entire family, and we can't wait to visit there again very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hacienda belonged to the great Ecuadorian philanthropist Maria Augusta Urrutia, a historical figure who on her passing away left the property to the Mariana de Jesús Foundation created by the Jesuits. The Samper family bought the hacienda from this foundation in 1994.Our splendid and spacious suites offer wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. These magnificent rooms provide our guests with a truly special experience which promotes physical well being.Relax in the welcoming environment of Umbria, with its coral coloured exteriors and warm colourful interior decoration, highlighted with special touches - fresh flowers, adobe fireplaces and spectacular views.Discreet touches of luxury are found within the house, such as beautiful pieces of carved wooden furniture, spacious bathrooms, and not forgetting the large windows, perfect for observing the natural surroundings and stars at night. ... more less