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Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Estancia La Sofía Polo Ranch in Buenos Aires

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La Sofía, a place to spend your holidays, to rest, play polo or simply to ride.

In the heart of the Argentine countryside, just 100 km from Buenos Aires, Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas is an oasis of tranquility, created and cared for by its own owners together with an unconditional team that makes its guests feel at home.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Our history:

We were all united by our love for polo. Tournament at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (Spain), where the German Silke and her husband Marcos Anton Güiraldes met for the first time. Marcos, great-nephew of the well-known writer Ricardo Güiraldes and author of the book “Don Segundo Sombra”, was running “Los Pingüinos Polo Club” in Buenos Aires, one of the most prestigious polo clubs in Argentina, at that time.

Marcos also traveled to Spain as a professional polo player. They visited Marcos’ hometown of San Antonio de Areco in 2002 while searching for their “ideal” residence in Argentina. In his ideal world, a polo club and a small hotel would be established to house Marcos’s employers, as well as many other sports and outdoor enthusiasts. They found Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas by sheer luck; it was the ideal place to stay.

They started the project and construction while they were still living in Barcelona, had two children and later moved to La Sofía. At the age of five, the dream had already come true: a house in the tranquility of the countryside, a beautiful boutique hotel, two polo fields and a high-quality personalized service, with the care of the owners so that their guests have a unforgetable experience.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas is currently a functioning polo club that is officially recognized by the Argentine Polo Association and has access to their approved playing fields. The club’s general director, Marcos, also instructs polo, participates in dressage and horse breeding, and occasionally competes in official cups both in the country and abroad. At La Sofía, Silke and Marcos frequently participate in joint games, and Silke competes with her La Sofía team in AAP and women’s polo competitions. La Sofía was the winner of the first official women’s competition sponsored and organized by the AAP in 2010 (First Women’s Competition for the 2010 Apertura Handicap Cup).

Every year, the Tradition Cup is held at the ranch as part of the San Antonio de Areco Tradition celebrations.

Marcos and Silke, together with their children, have successfully combined their love of polo with their family life and are delighted to show their visitors this magnificent place.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Facilities:

Free parking

Free high speed internet (WiFi)

Pool

Free breakfast

bike rental

Horse ride

Kindergarten

Children’s activities (Ideal for children / families)

children’s meals

Menus for special diets

Wine/Champagne

Board Games/Puzzles

Car rentals

Massage

luggage storage

Currency exchange

Gift shop

mosquito net

Living room or shared TV

solarium terrace

24 hour reception

dry cleaning

Laundry service

Ironing service

shoe shine service

Room features:

Allergen-free room

Chimney

Safe

Iron

Bath/Shower

courtesy toiletries

Hair dryer

Room types:

non-smoking rooms

suites

rooms for families

HOTEL STYLE:

For the family

LANGUAGES SPEAKED:

Spanish, English, French, German and Italian

SUITES

We have 6 comfortable Suites in La Sofía:

Two Grand Suites: The Grand Suite of the Patron & The Grand Suite Pampa.
Two Superior Suites: The Old Room & The Polo Suite.
Two Standard Suites: The Suite of Flowers & The Suite of Birds.

The Grand Suite and Superior Suite are spacious rooms with a KING bed, private access to one of the galleries and some with a fireplace. The bathrooms with shower and old bathtub are equipped with quality natural amenities with exclusive design.

GRAND SUITES

We suggest reserving a room in LA GRAND SUITE DEL PATRON or LA GRAND SUITE PAMPA for the visitor looking for the best accommodation. The two rooms are decorated in a colonial style and have wooden floors, luxurious modern beds, elegant Egyptian cotton sheets, desks and safes. Limestone mosaics with 20th century designs are used to decorate the spacious bathrooms.

Four meters from the main house, in a separate building, is the Grand Suite of the Patron. It also has a fireplace in addition to what has already been mentioned.

We suggest The GRAND SUITE PAMPA for a couple seeking seclusion or tranquility, as well as travelers who enjoy beautiful views. About a mile away from the main house, it stands. Located on the second floor of a tall tower (150 meters) attached to the Polo field.

The suite’s view of the rising sun is exceptional. The suite includes a large room with a King bed, a smaller room with a double bed, a large bathroom with shower and bathtub, and 2 separate rooms.

Suggestions:
It is recommended to book a Superior or Grand Suite if you need a Twin room (two single beds). Families with small children can request a crib (for babies up to 2 years old) or an extra bed for up to two children to share a Superior or Grand Suite category room.
The Grand Suite del Patrón and The Polo Suite (superior), which are connected by a small living room with TV and library, are best reserved together for families because they are more spacious.

Booking THE OLD ROOM together with a Standard, both located in the main house and divided by the living room and dining room, is another option for a family with children. Or, you can choose to book one of the two Standard rooms, which is superior to the other.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

SUPERIOR SUITES

The spacious Superior Suites have a KING bed, one has a fireplace and private access to a gallery. Each room is decorated in a colonial style and has wooden floors (pinotea), luxurious contemporary beds, elegant Egyptian cotton sheets and a safe. The spacious bathrooms are adorned with limestone mosaics in 20th-century designs.

The main house is where THE OLD ROOM is located. With access to the gallery and a view of the polo fields, it is one of the original rooms of the town center from the beginning of the last century.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

STANDARD SUITES

The main house is where the two Standard rooms and El Cuarto Viejo, a superior category room, are located. The Birds Suite, a standard room on the second floor, has a balcony. Colonial-style furnishings include comfortable contemporary beds, fine Egyptian cotton sheets, and a safe. Wood floors cover the floor of the FLOWER SUITE. Limestone mosaics with designs from the previous century decorate the bathrooms with modern showers.

Suggestions:
Book a Superior or Grand Suite if you need a double room (two single beds). Families with small children can request a crib (for children up to two years old) or an extra bed for up to two children to share a Superior or Grand Suite category room. The Grand Suite del Patrón and The Polo Suite (superior), which are connected by a small living room with TV and library, are best reserved together for families because they are more spacious.

Booking THE OLD ROOM and Standard together in the main house, with the living room and dining room serving as a separation between them, is another option for a family with children. Or you can choose to book one of the two Standard rooms, which is superior to the other.

Meat and wine

La Sofía’s menus are carefully prepared so that its diners can enjoy homemade regional cuisine because at La Sofía we enjoy good food and good wine. Particularly Marcos, who is a fantastic “hobby” chef and personally oversees the cuts of meat and everything that happens in the kitchen thanks to his passion and authenticity.

Many of our guests have praised their irresistible tenderloin steaks as “the best ever,” and have done so on numerous occasions. The Creole roast, the empanadas, the early morning breads and jams, the selection of Argentine wines from the private winery and the vegetables from the ranch’s organic garden are always praised by our visitors. At tea time, Silke often delights them with delicious German recipes from her family.

A well prepared table is necessary for good eating. To make every meal a special occasion, we always pay attention to the smallest details.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Pool and Views:

With unobstructed views of the Pampas, the outdoor pool is located in front of the polo fields. Bar service is offered throughout the day.

The tranquility and the view of the countryside, the sound of the cicadas, the neighing and galloping of the horses and the singing of the birds. a perfect setting to relax and let go, whether enjoying a massage, riding a bike or reading a book in the shade.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Country day with horseback riding

Field day with horseback riding, barbecue and tea. Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas is a dream place to spend a day outdoors, in the middle of the countryside, and eat a true Creole barbecue accompanied by wines from its own cellar, in a traditional setting of maximum comfort.
For those who want to enjoy the peace of the place, there is nothing like a rest in the shade of its trees, in the lounge chairs by the pool (towel service and pool bar); and for those who want to ride, there are horses available for all levels.
At sunset there is never a lack of delicacies for tea that is served in the galleries.

Details :


Days: every day throughout the year.


Duration: complete day.

Riding experience: It’s not necesary.

Horse availability: for all levels.

Language: Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.


Food and drink: includes barbecue at lunchtime (homemade empanadas, chorizo, black pudding, different cuts of meat, often accompanied by salads from the farm’s organic garden) and tea with house specialties in the afternoon. It also includes a glass of house wine. In the case of requiring a special diet, please notify the staff in advance.


Transfers: Although transfers are not included, La Sofía can arrange transfers to and from Buenos Aires upon request. Transfer services are outsourced, with Sofía being a mere intermediary. Payments are made directly to the drivers of the outsourced company.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

Sofia Polo Day

Field day with an introduction to polo clinic: At La Sofía Polo Club we want our guests to have the opportunity to live polo as an incomparable, exciting and welcoming experience under the individualized instruction of Marcos Antón Güiraldes (cv), a professional polo player with great background in the sport who has dedicated his entire life to playing, teaching and raising polo ponies.


The One Day Polo Clinic focuses on teaching the sport in a real world setting. Even those with no prior riding experience are welcome to participate if they are interested in experiencing a “baptism” of this fascinating sport.

It is intended for specific classes, homes, social groups, and even workplaces.
Polo Day at La Sofía, an unforgettable experience for guests: Silke and Marcos welcome their guests at La Sofía to kick off the long-awaited Polo Day. After a brief introduction to the game, Marcos instructs beginners in the fundamental stances and strokes on a wooden horse on a polo practice field.
For lunch, guests can enjoy a traditional Argentinian barbecue while sipping wines from La Sofía’s personal winery.

Participants take a stick and ball (horse polo) class after lunch and after taking a break at the pool or other shaded area of the Ranch. A practice chukker may also be played, depending on the individual abilities of the participants.
After the picnic, there is never a shortage of tea treats served on the verandas overlooking the polo fields.
There are programs that last from two days to two weeks for those who want to practice their sport with more intensity. If so desired, these programs include lodging and full board at the Ranch.

Details :
Days: every day throughout the year.


Duration: complete day.


Riding experience: It’s not necesary.

Horse & equipment: the program includes both the horse and the equipment (helmet, heels and leggings for those who do not have riding boots). Students should bring jeans and sneakers or comfortable shoes without heels.

Language: Classes can be in Spanish or English.

Food and drink: includes barbecue at lunchtime (homemade empanadas, chorizo, black pudding, different cuts of meat, often accompanied by salads from the farm’s organic garden) and tea with house specialties in the afternoon.
In the case of requiring a special diet, please notify the staff in advance.

How to book: For reservations please complete the form on the right. Payment can be made by bank transfer or in cash the same day of the visit (US dollars, euros or Argentine pesos).

Transfers: Although transfers are not included, La Sofía can arrange transfers to and from Buenos Aires upon request. Transfer services are outsourced, with Sofía being a mere intermediary. Payments are made directly to the drivers of the outsourced company.

Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas
Estancia La Sofía Hotel & Polo Ranch in the Pampas

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