4.5
Very Good 211 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The many romantic spaces, from the balcony with its beautiful mountain views to the patio-side jacuzzi
  • Thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, candles, and free bottled water
  • The tranquil Spanish Colonial ambience
  • A private limo service is available for transfers

What To Know

  • The hotel is adults-only
  • Pets aren’t allowed
  • There are no elevators
  • The location isn’t right in the city center, so some attractions may require a car

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Intimate, townhouse-like stay featuring classic Colonial architecture in one of Mexico’s most picturesque towns

The Lowdown

You want columns, ornate wrought iron and hand-painted tiles galore? Well, this sweet 13-roomer sports all of those classic Latin American motifs, but with the added bonus of modern amenities like a gym, rooftop terrace, wine cellar, and jacuzzi. Suites are spacious yet cozy, with high ceilings, warm wood floors, and elegant French furnishings. The restaurant, which overlooks the street and has a fireplace–useful in winter in this part of Mexico–serves up both Mexican and international flavors. There’s also a jacuzzi shaded by a pergola and a spa with a sunken Roman-style pool.

In the Area

This stunning central Mexican city–once an important silver mining town-oozes romance and Old World charm, from the leafy plazas lined with European-inspired cafes to the magnificent architecture, breathtaking hilltop views, and intriguing underground roads. Get the lay of the land on the hilltop bearing the famous El Pepila statue, which overlooks the city, then visit Museo Casa Rivera, the former home of the prolific artist, which contains many examples of his work. Refuel at El Abue, an atmospheric restaurant dishing up regional classics like chiles en nogada, poblano peppers stuffed with pork and topped with almond sauce and pomegranate seeds.

How to Get There

Villa Maria Cristina
Paseo de la Presa de la Olla No. 76
Guanajuato, 36000 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 211 Reviews
An incredible experience
Reviewed 1 month ago

My husband and I felt welcomed from the time we left our taxi to the time we left. We were remembered in the restaurant, treated to an amazing, once in a lifetime culinary experience because of visiting Michelin starred chefs, allowed to host a special event at the last moment, and encouraged to relax - even though part of our visit was work related. I recommend this hotel to anyone who visits Guanajuato.

Beautiful rooms, exquisite food, lovely staff
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed in this lovely hotel for three nights with a group of family and friends. We dined in the restaurant for breakfast each morning and for one evening meal (the poblano soup was especially fine). We found the staff to be very attentive and the amenities delightful, from the pool, spa, and patios to the garden area in back replete with hummingbirds. The hotel is not in the city center, which made it all the more pleasant. The views from the terraces are stunning.

Beautiful, but requires a bit of improvement
Reviewed 2 months ago

It was a beautiful hotel, and the rooms were quite luxurious. We also liked the common space with comfy sofas. But wifi connection was not quite property-wide, and the air quality of the room was not good enough for me, maybe a bit disappointing for a highly-priced luxury hotel. The staff were nice, and location was slightly far from the town centre but I still liked the neighbourhood.

nothing to say- beside perfect
Reviewed 3 months ago

I had the chance to stay here for a 3 months period due to a business delegation.
The hotel is perfect for a long stay, more than all the others around (Casa de Rector is good for a short term) but I would anytime recommend Villa Maria Cristina.
The Facility is amazing, the cleaning stuff is doing an amazing job (several times per day and nearly perfect) as well the person at the reception or the belt boys.
The restaurant/food is good, unfortunately not every of the restaurant stuff speaks good English.
Indoor pool, Outdoor pool, Children pool, Jacuzzi and amazing rooms.
The location is in one of the best districts and you can have a nice walk (15-20min till you reach the middle of the historical center.)
I loved tis walk.
Nearby is the café tal (they have 2; one in city and one 200m from the hotel) and since they serve best coffee in town it was ok for me, cause the hotel coffee was not mine:)
The hotel has a lot of places where you can relax or sitting around and is really huge in comparision with the amount of the rooms. Perfect.

Far from town center and aloof staff trying to milk you
Reviewed 4 months ago

This place could be so much nicer with some smiles.

The hardware is great: beautiful spacious rooms and premises are the highlights. Some may not like the location, 20 minutes by foot to town center, but we liked the walk. I liked that the neighborhood wasn't just a tourist central. There were gov't buildings and authentic food trucks, etc.

Then comes the software, which really soured my positive first impression. The dour staff constantly tried to milk us for more money. They kept asking us if we needed car service, which charged more than Uber or other comparable companies. The food wasn't very good but super overpriced.

The hotel doesn't seem to be making a lot of money -- few guests meant a pleasant quiet atmosphere -- but it shouldn't feel like you're being pushed all the time.

Finally, I think the room could use a ceiling fan for better ventilation. Air circulation was an issue.