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“My 1st, but not last visit to Ajijic and Quinta del Sol” 5 of 5 stars
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Independencia # 29 | in the Heart of Ajijic Village, Ajijic 45920, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Ajijic B&B and Inns
Benton, Arkansas
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“My 1st, but not last visit to Ajijic and Quinta del Sol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Eleanor & Rick were the best hosts one could ask for. They were quick to assist with things to do, internet connection issues, restaurant suggestions, arranged for my taxi service, etc., etc. Breakfast was served early every morning so that I could make it to my conference in time. Eleanor even walked me to my conference location the first day so I would find my way! Rick was so kind to take me and my suitcase to the conference location on the last day so I didn't have to haul it down the cobblestone streets. The facility is wonderful with three rooms to choose from; two inside the home and one casita, but it is the hosts that really make it an experience to remember. My room was quiet large and I enjoyed opening the windows and doors each day to listen to the birds, horse hooves clomping, and even the rooster crowing. I will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We visited Quinta Del Sol back in February for a week and being that this was our third visit to this B & B should tell you everything you need to know. We love it !! However our first night we stayed in another B & B because Quinta Del Sol had been booked up for the first night of our vacation. Now having another B & B to compare we are very very happy we chose Quinta Del Sol.
We booked the casita for this trip and since our last stay here the owners have done some renovations to the bathroom which is now huge , the shower is so big, just amazing. We also had our own table and chairs right outside our sliding door where we often sat in the evening .
Eleanor makes the most delicious and filling breakfasts we have ever eaten. Pancakes , home made butter tarts & muffins , bacon & eggs , fresh fruit the lists were endless. We have never stayed at any B & B ever that has offered so many choices. Gracias Eleanor !
We love Ajijic and for us when visiting there is no other place we would stay . The rooms are fantastic , spacious , clean and the beds are just as comfortable as our bed at home. The grounds are breath taking with a heated pool which is always nice to get into after walking around the town. We even met a new friend at the B & B on this visit , Dolly a beautiful and friendly dog who belongs to Eleanor and Rick .
The owners of this B & B are quite knowledgable of Ajijic and the surrounding area and we felt very comfortable to ask for directions and suggestions for restaurants and sight seeing. We hope to return to Quinta del Sol on our next trip to Ajijic as it just makes our vacation that much more special.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

In February we returned to the Quinta del Sol for the second time. Once again we found the accommodation, the garden, the location and the warm hospitality of Eleanor a real treat. Over several decades we have stayed in many B & B's in Ajijic and the Quinta is now definitely our enduring choice. We just hope we are able to enjoy it for many future visits. The Quinta's recognition by Tripadvisor as one of the 20 top B & B's in Mexico could not be more merited.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have stayed in other B&B's in the area, but Eleanor's approach to guests means I will always recommend her facility first. She takes time to understand why you're there and how she can help. Her fabulous breakfasts set the tone each day and her individualized approach is unique.
The location is central to the village, making everywhere walkable and she is a font of local knowledge--a great representative of the North merging with the South in the best possible way.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Rick and Eleanor's bed and breakfast in Ajijic last month. We were very impressed with the beautiful gardens, tranquil atmosphere and scrumptious breakfast. We found Eleanor and Rick very helpful in answering our questions and providing insights into the history of this small town on Lake Chapalla. They were more than helpful (thanks again for the ride to the airport, Rick) and we would certainly recommend the Quinta Del Sol for a stay in this charming little Mexican town.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Quinta del Sol is located in central Ajijic just a block away from the lakeshore and Ajijic's malecon. The property is immaculately maintained and has a warm, comfortable ambiance with spacious well appointed rooms. A delicious, hot breakfast is made to individual request in a beautiful dining room set with local hand loomed linens. Eleanor is an exceptional host, she is like your own private concierge... as well as being welcoming and hospitable, she is very knowledgeable about local restaurants, shops, transportation, etc. I have travelled across Canada staying in B&Bs in every province and without hesitation, this little B&B in Mexico is outstanding!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Having stayed in a number of B&B's in North America, the Quinta del Sol has been by far the best to date. Not only was the property immaculately kept, our hosts spared no attention to detail, whether it was in their beautiful Mexican decor, having all the conveniences of home on hand, or the fabulous and varied breakfasts we enjoyed during our three night stay. Eleanor and Rick were very engaging, yet while we were in our suite, the parlour, or the grounds, it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Eleanor was a wealth of information about Ajijic and the three restaurants she recommended were first class. Her tips on things to see, where to shop, and how to get around we're excellent and Ajijic was easy to get around. As regular visitors to Mexico we can hardly wait to come back!!

Room Tip: Both inside suites are excellent but for total privacy the casita at the rear of the property is exc...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Quinta del Sol

Address: Independencia # 29 | in the Heart of Ajijic Village, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Ajijic
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Ajijic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small boutique B&B in the heart of Ajijic. Each of it's 3 suites is individually decorated and complete with a terrace or balcony, fireplace, private bath, fridge etc. Only 2 -3 blocks from the pier, town square, restaurants, and art galleries. It's truly a wonderful place to stay. ... more   less 

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