Villa Maria CristinaPaseo de la Presa de La Olla NÂº 76 Guanajuato, Mexico
Fine taste pervades the hotel throughout, with impeccable attention to detail, offering the cozy and stylish atmosphere of an aristocratic home. Its 13 spacious suites with wooden floors and marble bathrooms, are decorated with French furniture and take full advantage of the architectural style, with large windows allowing for natural light, creating an atmosphere of elegant intimacy.
The warm, terracotta-colored walls, floors inlaid with mosaics and hallways punctuated by plants, create pleasant public areas and a sense of space. The terrace, with its king-size Jacuzzi beneath a pergola, is the ideal space for al fresco dining, afternoon tea or an evening cocktail, when the light thrown by the wrought-iron lamps and the water features create a romantic ambiance. The hotel also serves as the ideal location for a special occasion or event, from conferences and meetings to weddings and celebrations.
The hotel’s spa, with a Roman-style sunken pool, whirlpool, Swiss showers and treatment rooms, is an oasis in which to be pampered just a short walk from your suite. The restaurant, occupying an elegant salon on the first floor, serves an ever-changing menu of exquisite dishes of Mexican and international inspiration, perfectly complemented by fine wines from all over the world from the hotel’s extensive cellar.
The first-class, friendly service from the staff will cater to your every whim and make you feel at home, away from home, while private limousine service from the local airport or Mexico City means your luxury experience begins even before you reach the hotel.
Without a doubt one of Mexico’s most picturesque cities, Guanajuato lies among mineral-rich hills just four hours north of MÃ©xico City and an hour from the BajÃo International Airport, making it a convenient destination to get away from it all.
The city’s narrow, cobblestone streets wind between pastel-colored houses, offering never-ending routes to the curious visitor, who will find shade in its many public squares and pavement cafÃ©s. The river that flowed through the city was diverted about a century ago, with the former riverbeds opened up to offer tunnels that filter the traffic underground, allowing for a pedestrian city where the pace of life is slow and the atmosphere friendly.
Host of the annual International Cervantino Festival, that every October sees artists from all over the world descend on Guanajuato for two weeks of world-class entertainment, the elegance of the city’s buildings and public squares date from its rich past as one of the country’s most important silver-mining towns, which put it on the map during colonial times and financed the construction of majestic buildings, such as the JuÃ¡rez Theater, opposite the main square, and the Basilica.
Take a stroll down Kiss Alley, narrow enough to allow lovers of old to kiss from their balconies, in a scene worthy of a work of theater, and visit the house and birthplace of renowned Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Enjoy the city’s many squares, where open-air cafÃ©s and restaurants invite you to take a pause and people watch. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets and alleyways, visit Kiss Alley, where the balconies of houses on either side allowed furtive lovers to hold midnight trysts, and take the funicular railway up to the PÃpila monument that overlooks the city, for a stunning view of the valley.
Situated on one of the city’s most elegant boulevards, a short distance from the center and commanding magnificent views of the imposing La Bufa hill, the Hotel Villa Marâ€™a Cristina occupies a Neo-Classical townhouse dating from 1876.
Thirteen sumptuous and spacious suites distributed throughout the house offer a private indulgence and the peace and quiet we all seek when staying in a boutique hotel. High ceilings, large windows, wooden floors and elegant Roche Bobois furniture in warm, dark woods create an atmosphere of understated sophistication for the most discerning guests. Room service can provide you with a meal in the comfort and privacy of your suite.
The marble bathrooms contain whirlpool tubs or steam baths, state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen sound systems create the mood and oversize beds with soft, high-quality linen guarantee the perfect night’s sleep. With fine art decorating the walls, these gracefully appointed rooms give the impression of being in a private mansion, yours to enjoy for the duration of your stay, and to return to, time and time again.