We are gay couple from Brooklyn. We travelled around various colonial cities on our trip.
We drive from Mexico City with this hotel in mind - no reservation.
They recommend we not take the cheapest room (Patio Suite) as the bed would be too small (and from other reviews it seems like that was the right decision). We booked the next level (Junior Suite). The prices were $290 for a Patio and $350 for Junior. Although double the price of the St. Regis in Mexico City, we were too tired to figure something else out. The owner/manager (grey-haird gentlement) quoted the rates and gave the tour.
We originally asked if we could book the Patio and be upgraded to the Junior - according to the manager they were at 30% occupancy. He said no.
This was a Tuesday night.
We stayed one night. Upon check out, i reviewed the marketing materials and noticed that mid-week rates for less. We were being charged the weekend rate.
First, I will admit, I should have looked, but I just took the manager at his word.
Well, we had already paid (at checkin) for the room. I talked to the front desk and they embarrassingly admitted the 'mistake' and refunded me the difference in cash. The rate for the Junior was $290 during the week.
Everything worked out in the end, but I left feeling something was shady about hotel. Why would they charge us a weekend rate? I just can't believe it was a mistake since I tried to get them to upgrade us and we had numerous discussions about the rate.
We stayed in room #8. We had about 6 windows with wooden shutters. They rattled in the wind all night.
The room was nice, comfortable, free wifi. Cont'l breakfast and parking was included.
It is a little overpriced based on the service level of other hotels in Mexico. And, it is far from the center of Guanjuato - you can walk 15 mins or take a taxi.
If they lowered the room rate by 50% we would consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sophisticated taste pervades the entire Villa, with impeccable details evoking the cozy and stylish atmosphere of an aristocratic home. Its 13 spacious suites with wooden floors and marble-lined bathrooms are equipped with Roche Bobois, France furniture. The restaurant serving Contemporary Mexican Cuisine accompanied by an extensive variety of fine wines, give you the opportunity to pamper yourself with warm, expert and friendly service, allowing you to spend moments of tranquility while enjoying this charismatic city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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