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Calzada Paseo de La Presa 76, Guanajuato 36000 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 05/31/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/31/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 89 hotels in Guanajuato
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
Sophisticated taste pervades the entire Villa with a breathtaking view of Cerro de la Bufa. Impeccable details evoking the cozy and stylish atmosphere of an aristocratic home. Its 38 spacious suites are equipped with Roche Bobois French furniture, wooden floors and marble-lined bathrooms. There are two restaurants, Colombaia serving breakfast and Teresita serving International and Contemporary Mexican Cuisine accompanied by an extensive variety of fine wines. The extensive facilities also include a Spa with a covered heated swimming pool, steams, sauna, and treatment cabins; an outdoor heated swimming pool; 2 bars; a movie theater for 24 people; gym; kid's lounge, among other facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Quiet
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Paul T wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom19 contributions26 helpful votes
What a delightful and adorable little hotel. For the price a very very difficult place to fault. Without doubt the best place to stay in Guanajuato. Do yourself a favour and avoid the town centre hotels and the unrelenting mariachi bands. The 15 minute walk is a small price to pay for the peace and tranquillity this place offers. Superb staff from the maids to the managerial ..and everyone in between. Whilst it’s obviously a new build in traditional style it has a real old fashioned vibe that is rare these days….not to mention the most delicious home made pillow chocolates I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve tasted more than a few!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jesus Carmona wrote a review Feb 2022
Mexico City, Mexico132 contributions65 helpful votes
Excellent hotel; looks and feels like a small Italian Villa once you are inside. The property is very clean and everything is well maintained. Even though the hotel was half full it didn’t feel crowded. Our room had an excellent view of the property, the pool and mountain in the back (named Isabella); the room itself was big and spacious. Lots of windows and the bathroom had double vanities, a shower and a tub. Very comfortable It is a couple of kms away from the City Center and thanks god for that; staying in some of the hotels at the city center has to be a nightmare because of the noise Villa Maria Cristina is perfect for couple , the pool is nice for kids as well bit the hotel is more of a couples hotels (in my opinion) Breakfast was ok; not excellent but good. We didn’t have dinner so can’t comment on it Definitely recommend it for a couples, friends or romantic getaway
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking outside (street) by the concierge. The hotel is 2k from the touristic city centre; the...
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Terry G wrote a review Feb 2022
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Low-key lux hotel with outstanding service. Incredible quality for the price. Winding pathways lead to numerous quiet seating areas with fantastic views, gardens and a pool. Perfect location away from the chaos and traffic in a very safe area right next to the governors mansion and a lovely park. Private free parking lot with valet is an added plus.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sebastian J Gomez wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution
The service was incredible. The room was great. Our only hiccup was we had a loud neighbor and the manager gave us an upgrade as a result! The room was awesome. We had 2 jacuzzis, steam shower, dining room, etc. The spa is great as well as everything else. My only complaint would be that they need to update the TVs.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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nycgwm wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York67 contributions104 helpful votes
My partner and I visited for three nights end of December and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were upgraded to a larger suite than we had reserved that had a large terrace with stunning view and sunshine nearly all day long. It's about a 20-minute walk to the center of things which we didn't mind at all -- especially once we discovered the wonderful bakery Mucho Pan along the way. It's so noisy and crowded in the center of town we were glad we made the decision to stay in this location. Also there are convenience stores, a pharmacy and some restaurants all right nearby. Breakfast was wonderful and they have a number of tables set up outside in the courtyard. Pool area and the grounds are all well-maintained and if you want to treat yourself, they have a little cinema on-site where you can plug in your device and enjoy a private screening.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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alyruk wrote a review Sep 2021
Miami, Florida35 contributions10 helpful votes
Elegant and immaculate, VMC is an icon of comfort and quality. Well located and quiet; top quality service and now, an excellent chef, Patricio. The restaurant has been upgraded and provides outstanding dishes; my tartare steak rivaled anything I have had, throughout the world of haute cuisine. Good gym and other facilities for outdoor swimming and indoor sauna/massage.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: higher floors/better mountain views.
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Mauricio N wrote a review Sep 2021
Leon, Mexico2 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s was an amazing experience!! The room and atmosphere is amazing!! We enjoy the jacuzzi, the service is great ! Definitely we are coming back! The indoor swimming pool it’s a great option when the weather is cold. We also had an amazing massage The location is great because is quite , so you can really relax !
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Stephanie M wrote a review Sep 2021
Houston, Texas3 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent a long weekend here with extended family. Overall it is a beautiful resort in a beautiful city! The rooms were clean and spacious. The food was amazing. Chef Patrick was very accommodating to our requests and an unbelievable chef. All the staff was attentive and so nice. The general manager Luis was delightful and extremely helpful with our itinerary, transportation, etc. It was definitely one of our favorite trips and I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Osso48 wrote a review Mar 2021
Santiago, Chile4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed last weekend with my family at the hotel. Service was outstanding, food delicious. Chef Patrick outstanding. We had a Junior Suite, incredible beautiful. We also used the indoor cinema which is a great amenity for our children who could watch movies. We had a couples massage at the Spa with Jenny and Teresa and they did a wonderful job. Facilities are really beautiful. Staff and management always very attentive. Can highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Suites in the "tower" have a nice view
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Response from Klaus Lapp, Director General at Villa Maria Cristina
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review regarding your stay at our hotel. We are glad that we were able to exceed your expectations and hope to welcome you, your family or your friends sometime in the future back to your Hotel Villa Maria Cristina in Guanajuato, a Small Leading Hotel of the World. On behalf of the entire team, once again thank you for sharing your positive comments with us. Yours sincerely, Klaus M. Lapp General Manager Villa Maria Cristina
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scrubs21 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cancun, Mexico80 contributions59 helpful votes
First off would like to say this is a beautiful property. The rooms are spacious the grounds are kept well. The paint on the buildings is even well kept up. The patio furniture is new. On an aesthetic view it’s phenomenal. This however cannot make up for the major pains the hotel had. The most frustrating thing is the internet doesn’t work in the rooms. The rooms walls are so thick there is spotty and signal drops all the time you are forced to teather. I changed rooms due to the internet but even with changing rooms it’s the same thing. If you sit outside it’s fine. The other thing that is frustrating is I had my lock box changed twice. One was completely dead and then the second one they brought was so tiny it just fit cash and my passport. Being a luxury 5 star resort I expected more. It’s best to know Spanish as English is limited. The property is far from most local touristy things and there’s not much around it so be prepared to taxi
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Klaus Lapp, Director General at Villa Maria Cristina
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience and stay at the Villa Maria Cristina, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. I have taken note of your comments regarding the internet / Wi-Fi signal. Hotel Villa Maria Cristina is an historic building and stonewalls are in some parts of the hotel at least 60 cm thick. That is one of the reasons why you may have experienced a weak signal. We are now in the process of upgrading our routers to the newest Wi-Fi 6 standard, using the latest available technology. I am pleased to inform you that now at least 90% of the property has a good Wi-Fi reception. Regarding the safety boxes, we also have changed them to accommodate at least a laptop. Regarding our location, we are located in the ancient Embassy district of Guanajuato, a very upscale and safe neighborhood. The city center is only 15 minutes walking distance away. Due to the way the City is build, with many tunnels and hills and narrow streets, if you don´t want to walk, the very affordable and safe taxis are the best way to move around. On many occasions, whatever your attraction objective is, it may take longer to get there by car then walking because of the layout of Guanajuato, which is why we always encourage our guests to bring comfortable walking shoes along and explore the beauty of this 3 century old city by foot. We are glad that we exceeded in general your lodging, Food & Beverage and your service expectations. On behalf of the entire team and management we hope to be able to welcome you or your family or friends sometime back in the future to this UNESCO World Heritage site. Once again, thank you for posting your constructive review. Yours sincerely, Klaus M. Lapp General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$139 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
MexicoCentral Mexico and Gulf CoastGuanajuatoGuanajuato
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Maria Cristina
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Maria Cristina?
Nearby attractions include Casa de Tia Aura (0.07 miles), Gorky Pottery by Gorky Gonzalez (0.3 miles), and Museo Olga Costa Jose Chavez Morad (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Maria Cristina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Maria Cristina?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Maria Cristina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Maria Cristina?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Maria Cristina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Amatxi, Habibti Falafel, and Cafe Tal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Maria Cristina?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Maria Cristina have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Maria Cristina offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Maria Cristina?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Maria Cristina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Maria Cristina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.