Villa Maria Cristina
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
I have only attended events here and not stayed as a guest but in the six weeks I have come here, the same door knob is still missing on the bathroom door so you cannot lock it from the inside. When the waiter is asked to stay a few minutes longer to serve another round of drinks to the group but disappears with no explanations as to why to find out management is trying to cut cost over customer setvice, it is not a place I want to keep doing business with. Staff as well as locals with connections are very concerned with the new management’s way of making money at all costs over service. Sad change for this beautiful hotel.
It is a beautiful hotel with big rooms, gorgeous architecture, and really nice amenities. The staff is very nice and friendly and are willing to make sure you have everything you need. The only problem is that in my experience (a party of 4 rooms), we left the hotel at 10 am and came back at 4:30 after touring and the rooms wer not cleaned up. The housekeeping service came to pick up the room al 5:10pm which I believe is really late.
I spent here from Thursday night to Sunday noon, in August 2018. I arrived at night and at first I was somewhat confused by the singular layout of the buildings. I seemed to me as if I were inside one of MC Escher´s drawings. This is not a square typical hotel. The next day I realized that it was probably made up of several beautiful houses of 19th century Mexican architecture connected to form a unit. But if the architecture is 19th century, all the fixtures and fittings are 21st and first quality. The rooms were very ample and comfortable. Service personnel is kind and courteous, and tries to accommodate to your needs and desires. The restaurant has a delicious Mexican cuisine for all meals. The Spa is L'Occitane affiliated. Only one warning: If you use wheelchair or have mobility limitations, tell the hotel at the time of your reservation , so that you may have a room in the more accesible areas.
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.
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.