"Moments in time, a cultural heritage jewel"
09/15/14 dnatravels Brunswick, Georgia
A restful journey back into time, from the moment you drive through twinned-gated walls, slipping beneath a brilliant green tree canopy, alongside a clear lake, approaching the gracious sloping lawn, until you glide past the front entrance of Hacienda Labor de Rivera, your senses are suddenly alerted to an unfolding experience unlike any other. Your inner child is at play, you long for the perfect romantic partner to experience this adventure in Hacienda living. Do take a special someone to experience Hacienda Labor de Rivera. There is a lyrical sound trumpeting through the air, the sound of hoofbeats, the sound of a restless stirring. Is it your mind, sifting through the possibilities, your heart pounding at unseen delights awaiting the fatigued traveler? Onsite is a fabulous Friesian stud, whom greeted us upon our arrival. Neighs and whinnies trumpeted the air, it was as if, even the creatures were welcoming us! Have you finally arrived? Yes, Hacienda Labor de Rivera is everything you could possibly imagine in an historical property, a Hacienda restored to its' former glory, staffed with friendly locals and an impassioned woman chef, who'll tickle your palette with the finest of local delicacies, spices, fresh vegetables, sauces and the like. Stepping out of your vehicle onto a stoned paver path, you can't help but to notice the meticulously kept ivy keepers stone house at the side entry, which takes you down to a lawned courtyard and a wide granite landing upon which you step through the portal of these centuries old doors. The concierge's desk is situated as if you were sitting down in the study of a friend and as soon as the formalities have been seen to, you will be shown into the inner court of the Hacienda, where a fine libation awaits your thirst. Key in hand, you are free to wander the u-shaped inner court, flanked by a centuries old chapel, built into the confines of your evenings' abode. The center courtyard has a fountain, original to the property, oversized furniture claims the space comfortably, with beautiful antiques accentuating the colonnaded passageways leading to your chamber. The afternoon of our arrival, a very famous Cabalero, Jorge, assisted us with a ride about the grounds. My mount, Delgado was fleet as a deer, a quarter horse, thoroughbred bred trail horse. A fine mount, beautiful confirmation. Hacienda Labor has a full time trainer and a stable of 50+ AQUA Quarter-horses, from all over the Americas. The horses reach their full potential through exemplary training at Labor. If you are so fortunate to visit when demonstrations are being held in their very fine arena, you are in for a heart pounding, racy experience, as the horses work horned bulls in the ring. We experienced an incredible tequila tasting, complete with small plates of locally spiced tapas and some of the finest tequila I've ever sipped. Dining was 5 star, fabulous wines from Argentina, Chile and more Mexican Tequila with chilled mineral water accentuated the sumptuous banquet our hosts provided. The wait staff have devised the perfect sense of timing and delicately attend to their guests in a very, noninvasive fashion. You can appreciate the finest of service, knowing your conversations will go seamlessly without interruptions. It was indeed, one of the finest dining experiences ever, I've had, in Mexico or Europe. After dinner, I was so exhausted and tipsy, I actually left my room key in the antique oak door to my chamber! Not to worry ladies, your sanctity is well respected and honored by the staff, whom no doubt laughed at the "chica" for being so carless. Think of yourself as being in the hands of a well managed fortress, with an attentive, non invasive staff, there to ensure your ever desire be met and your best interests are served. One other lovely afterthought, ask your hosts about an evening bonfire!!! The room was exquisite with two queen sized beds, linen of the finest cotton, soft, succulent, restful. Between my two beds was a crucifix hung on the wall, beautifully carved. I said my prayers after a long shower and slept until the early morning when thunder clapped and reverberated down from the ancient hills. Dawn crept in with a welcoming rain showering the morning light. Sadly my time was limited, but I do hope to return with a girlfriend get-a-way horseback riding adventure, interested in seeing the many attributes of Hacienda Labor. I have a feeling, I've only scratched the surface of the many secrets Mexico has to reveal.
09/10/14 Kenya S
The hacienda is a perfect getaway from the city. The rooms are impeccably furnished, clean and quiet. Dinner was delicious! Fresh ingredients, good portion sizes and very attentive service. The property is super quiet at night and feels isolated so it was great for a group get together. That may be a problem for someone looking for more activity. It's definitely a place to relax and enjoy the equestrian theme. The horses look well taken care of and everyone seems to genuinely care about the history and purpose of the property. This is what makes it special and unlike just another hotel.
"Exquisite breakaway from today's fast pace world!"
08/27/14 Cath_Mike_11 Baden, Ontario
We stumbled on this exquisite hideway - We were driving from Mexico City to Punta Mita and needed a stop - wished we had 3 days here. A 400 or 500 year old hacienda is quiet, well appointed and feels like you are in another world with still having a 2014 hotel experience. We enjoyed both a fabulous dinner and great breakfast. Be prepared - no televisions in the rooms - no cell reception though some internet connection. The grounds are exquisite as well - if you are looking for a complete breakaway from the world this would be the Mexican hideaway to do so!!!
"a wonderful weekend getaway"
03/23/13 wordsmyths Guadalajara, Mexico
I'd seen a documentary on the archeological site in Teuchitlan. We wanted to visit, and just get away from the fast-paced city. A friend recommended the Hacienda Labor de Rivera and I fell absolutely in love with the property. It is so beautiful and so peaceful, definitely off the beaten tourist track. The history here is real, a perfect complement to the Guachimonton pyramids. Our room was spacious, the bed and pillows extra-comfortable. And the food? Exquisite… fresh and prepared a la minute. From the time we arrived until we left, we both felt welcome and pampered. This new boutique hotel is a hidden treasure.
"MARAVILLOSO, UNA EXCELENTE EXPERIENCIA"
12/07/14 Ache L
De principio a fin nos hicieron sentir como en casa, las habitaciones y jardines hermosos, las actividades fantasticas (en especial el spa y las cabalgatas) pero sobre todo, GRACIAS AL PERSONAL (Toño, Maribel y Carlos Gerente de la Hacienda) todas sus atenciones hacen q queramos regresar pronto a visitarlos.
"Todo un éxito nuestra junta de planeación"
10/27/14 MariaMagdalenaLl Bilbao, País Vasco, Spain
Agradecemos a todo el equipo de Hacienda Labor de Rivera por todas sus atenciones y servicio. Fueron de gran apoyo para tener una junta de planeación exitosa. Contamos con la tranquilidad, la belleza del lugar, la privacidad necesaria y todo lo necesario para disfrutar nuestra estancia. Todo mi equipo de trabajo disfrutó de la excelente atención, lo impecable de la limpieza de todo el lugar, de la excelente cocina además de las fogatas, paseo a caballo, etc... Fue una muy grata experiencia. Gracias por todo.
10/14/14 Jose Antonio O
Un lugar lleno de historia excelente para un descanso completo las camas comodisimas y el restaurante inigualable y hermosas instalaciones muy recomendable esperamos el personal muy amable y atentos manejan muy bien el concepto de hogar fuera del hogar esperamos regresar pronto
09/01/14 Rosy F
Un lugar que te deja sin palabras, excelente decoración, habitaciones con gran amplitud y comodidad, comida deliciosa, platillos muy diferentes y muy cuidados, servicio increíble, realmente te sientes parte de, como en casa!!! En verdad una experiencia majestuosa que tienen que vivir para creerla :o)
"Excelente fin de semana!!"
08/26/14 Sally_Salazar Guadalajara, Mexico
Un fin de semana de relax total. Me encanto el lugar el cual esta muy bien conservado. Además agradezco la amabilidad del personal, te hacen sentir como en casa. La experiencia del Picnic a la orilla del lago fue muy agradable y divertida sobre todo después de hacer un recorrido en bicicleta. Lo mejor de la habitación fue la cama y almohadas, normalmente las habitaciones delos hoteles no tienen el confort del cual gozo en casa, este no fue el caso, pues la cama es comodísima. Definitivamente volveré con mi familia y amigos.
08/25/14 Antonio G
Simplemente sin palabras, en cuanto a descanso y relajación, una experiencia única, de lo mejor con lo que me he topado, su personal, bueno ni hablar, cálidos a mas no poder, y el lugar, que se puede decir, una vibra de lo mejor y una patina del tiempo que rodea cada esquina que no puede uno imaginarse lo que habrá vivido ese lugar. MUY MUY RECOMENDABLE!!!!!!!!
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