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Donaire Hotel Boutique

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Privada de Juarez 21 Entre Colón y Juarez, Ajijic 45920 Mexico
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IS A 10th ROOMS BOUTIQUE HOTEL WITH POOL, RESTAURANT,GARDEN, SKYBAR AND PRIVATE PARKING LOT, LOCATED IN DOWTOWN , 4 BLOCKS FROM AJIJIC PLAZA, EVERY ROOM HAS THEIR PRIVATE BALCONY WITH AN SPECTACULAR VIEW. GOURMET BREAKFAST INCLUDED *FOR EVENTS TALK TO THE MANAGER*
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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TheCaptainHere wrote a review Apr 2021
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Don Aire has a great restaurant, having dinner there is great. If you're considering staying the night, I'd recommend other hotels. The pool and amenities and the room are ok, nothing great (the rate is pricey for what you get). It's located next to a farm? if you like roosters crowing all day and night, and large wasps surrounding the pool, then feel free to stay but you've been warned! I'd not recommend international travelers to stay here as the service and hotel took advantage of costs and are abusive. For example, we asked for hair stylists when going to an event, they said yes, and they brought people in that masqueraded as hair stylists, once we found out we were being scammed, we told them no more services and still charged us. Similarly for a dinner we organized (and paid dearly for it - including great tips) - they are not shy in lying to you, changing terms of the arrangement in a whim, and then charging you extra for it. ALSO - the rooms have no telephones, so you communicate with reception by WhatsApp - a messaging service - but sometimes it "doesn't work" according to the staff on front desk. So be prepared for staff to ignore you if you ask something important or require transport at a specific time. They make up their rules and act as if it's their hotel. The rules specify no outside food - so best of luck if you're trying to bring in snacks or food from outside. Get ready to not eat if you're coming back after 9pm. Joke of a hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from DONAIRE HOTEL BOUTIQUE, Propietario at Donaire Hotel Boutique
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write about us, we are very sorry for your annoyance with our staff for respecting Donaire Hotel Boutique rules. We are proceeding with our legal team for moral damages as a result of defamation on your part. Proofs and evidence in our 14 cameras closed circuit 24/7, payments made, emails and guest rules signed by yourselves with your passports copies April 10th 2021.
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bethany p wrote a review Apr 2021
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In the last month, I have been to the Donaire twice for a meal and I will be there again tonight, with friends. The design of the property is so smart and their thoughtful consideration has created a calming oasis in the middle of this bustling mountain community. Both visits have been at the end of long, hot days and the relaxing soundtrack, excellent service from Oscar and view from the lower terrace have been just what I needed. The tuna tartare is delicious, as is the salmon, and the preparation of both offer an elegant and fresh approach. Their wine selection is varied and well-priced. On my first visit, I was offered a tour of the property. The rooms are sleek, modern and spa-like. Quality bath products, curated art on the walls and in-room espresso machines are just a few of the amenities that make the Donaire a really special place. Each of the ten rooms have private balconies with a view of the lake. It is clear this is a destination for romantic couples and the property is idyllic for weddings, family gatherings or, lucky for me, I get the pleasure of dining here anytime I want to feel like I am “getting away” . . . less than a mile from where I live in Ajijic. When I wrote to say how nice it was to dine there, the owner responded kindly with, “Donaire is your home”. It’s lovely.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DONAIRE HOTEL BOUTIQUE, Propietario at Donaire Hotel Boutique
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! Come back soon Donaire is always Home away from home.
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Traveling Couple wrote a review Dec 2020
Morelia, Mexico225 contributions90 helpful votes
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We booked here over the Christmas holidays to be close to our good friends who live one street away. We were not disappointed. The facility is better than photos shown on the internet and service was flawless and outstanding. The food is just incredible. An ever present owner keeps things consistent and even. I would recommend to this to anyone I know and will certainly stay again when visiting Ajijic!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from DONAIRE HOTEL BOUTIQUE, Propietario at Donaire Hotel Boutique
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Thanks for staying with us! It was such a pleasure meeting you. We are so happy to know that you´ve enjoy our food , service and the property itself. See you in your return.
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maria k wrote a review Sep 2020
Buckley, Washington198 contributions71 helpful votes
We came to this hotel to eat in their restaurant. The hotel is beautiful but we did not stay here. However, the food needs to be mentioned and also the hotel needs to advertise that their is a restaurant in here. The food is eclectic and very good. They also have a good assortment of local wines. When in Mexico I insist on drinking Mexican wines. They do have very good ones. Try the Shrimp burger on black bun. It was super! as were the Duck Tacos. Oscar was our waiter, such a nice gentleman who made our dinners so special. It was a treat to eat here and we will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Try the restaurant, it is VERY good.
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Response from DONAIRE HOTEL BOUTIQUE, Propietario at Donaire Hotel Boutique
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Thank you for visiting us Maria, your opinion is very important for Donaire Hotel Boutique and Donaterra Restaurant. We are happy to read that you´ve enjoy our delicious mexican wines, our special lunch dish "Shrimp burger in a homeade squid ink bun " Oscar is happy to serve you,Come back soon.
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scottm8585 wrote a review Aug 2020
Mexico City, Mexico13 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I recently had the pleasure of spending eight nights at the Donaire. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico and this was the best boutique hotel experience I have had in that country. To begin, the hotel is meticulously designed with wonderful art in the lobby and restaurant, beautiful plants and sculptures in the outdoor areas, and each room is large and tastefully appointed with a balcony and a breathtaking view of Lake Chapala. The hotel is not part of a big chain, but family owned and cared for - in the truest sense - with family members on-site offering guests warm and sincere service. Finally, I will say that the "big surprise" was the restaurant, which was outstanding and worth trying for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast brioche is to die for and their hamburger is the best I have ever tasted - and I am an American who has been eating hamburgers for about 55 years!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from DONAIRE HOTEL BOUTIQUE, Propietario at Donaire Hotel Boutique
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Thanks for staying with us Mr. Scott! It was such a pleasure meeting you all Heike,Charlotte, Lukas and Isabella. So great you can enjoy the property design, the magical view, outdoor areas, the great staff and service but specially our gastronomic experience so nice from you to call us the BEST HOTEL BOUTIQUE experience you have in Mexico so far. Let us know when you come back tso we can arrange a special dinner for all of you. Best regards.
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US$87 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MexicoJaliscoAjijic
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donaire Hotel Boutique
Which popular attractions are close to Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Nearby attractions include Lake Chapala Farmers' Market (0.9 km), Diane Pearl Collecions (0.2 km), and Parroquia de San Andrés Apostol (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alex's Pasta Bar, Teocintle Maíz, and COCINART.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Donaire Hotel Boutique have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Donaire Hotel Boutique offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Donaire Hotel Boutique offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Donaire Hotel Boutique?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Donaire Hotel Boutique have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.