We booked our room based upon the view and what appeared to be a relativelty newly constructed hotel. Instead of choosing the basic room with a balcony, we chose one of the two "terrace rooms" and certainly had no regrets about that choice. Initially, we were confused by the arrangement in the pay parking lot located above the hotel but once we found out that with the special arranged rate of $90MXN, we certainly didn't have the objections voiced by others. The real eye opener was the lengthy stairs one had to carry their personal items (luggage, etc) down to the hotel! Once you check in, you are provided with a pass for the funicular (reciprocating cable car that takes one down to or returns you from the Jardin de la Union below). As a hint, we learned our lesson by carrying everything down and talked to the girl when checking out to get someone to carry our baggage up the stairs. Should we decide to stay here again, we will pack lightweight overnight bags.
Once again, we ran into the quite typical hard beds often found in Mexico. In this particular case, they attempted to use box springs with a small pillowtop and it didn't cut it with us! Other than this, our extremely modern contemporary room was extremely clean, the shower was what one would expect with plenty of hot water and pressure and the terrace was a real plus!
When one visits Guanajuato, they learn very quickly about the altitude, the hills/stairs and just how good of shape they either are or are not in!
It is a great experience but be prepared to deal deal with the altitude and the hills!
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