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Casa Alebrijes Hotel
Ranked #2 of 71 Guadalajara B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Spent the Labor Day Weekend here tagging along with a younger couple who had already done their due diligence re: selection and booking. Any concerns I might have had were allayed when we were greeted by the manager who is also the owner (always a good omen, I think) and "lives above the shop". John was happy to show us around the grounds and offer suggestions on things to do and places to visit around the hotel and Guadalajara in general (the city welcomes a different festival virtually every month -- Sept. was Mariachi and Oct. will be Octoberfest) . . . John also directed the final stages of the building's renovation and has a well earned pride about the result. The rooms (I believe there are 11, each distinct) seem all the larger thanks to the 15' ceilings and come with cable TV, a safe, a desk and a side chair, along with interesting decorations. The beds are top grade (but the pullout I used was a little lumpy). For those concerned about drinking tap water in Mexico, each unit has its own set of glasses and bottles that can be refilled with filtered water in the courtyard. Yes, given its location in the center of town, the sometime cacophony outside can filter into parts of the hotel, but you won't notice it if your room is near the fountain. Breakfast is served from 9 - 12 and is eaten around a long table reminding me of what you might find in a college or prep school i.e. guests are deftly encouraged to make new acquaintances over coffee, cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, and juice. I repeat: John has invested more than his money here and works hard to see that your visit is a good one from beginning to end -- when he happily arranged transportation for us back to the airport.

Room Tip: There are ceiling fans in each room, but no A.C. which doesn't seem to make a difference in the...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

These three guys were part of a group of six and it was fun hosting them.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I spent a few nights at Casa Alibrijes this weekend. I would highly recommomend it for anyone wanting to be in the downtown and close to the colonial area and the dozens of night clubs. Everything is close by and withing easy walking distance. I went to San Juan de Dios, the largest market in Latin America where they sell clothes and everything else from the common to the exotic. You'll be suprised what you can find there. Being tall I also loved the super high ceilings in the rooms and throughout the two floors of the casa. The morning serve yourself breakfast included fruit, yoghurt, cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee and was more than adequate to get you going. The wireless internet worked well but if you didn't happen to bring a computer no problem, there were also computers available on the main floor for use by guests. There is also covered and secure parking available in the casa for one extra vehicle, which I did use for my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was a tight squeeze but it did fit. I really only have one minor suggestion that would have improved my stay: extra pillows on the bed, so you can work on your computer (there was also a desk) or watch tv from the bed with the pillows for support.

Room Tip: From what I saw of the rooms they were all very well appointed. As their web site says those who are...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you. The king beds have four pillows, the queen beds have two pillows, and I have extra pillows that I provide upon request. All rooms have desks and at least two chairs.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I was at first apprehensive about booking here after reading one of the reviews but came to the conclusion that there are some people that wouldn't be happy in heaven. The only complaint is there is a little noise from a near by club but the water fall does a good job muffling it and come on, we're in Mexico!!
This hotel is immaculate! The staff is beyond helpful, friendly and informative. We were given personalized maps made by the proprietor about what to do, where to go, where to eat all in accordance to what our preference was. He even told us to take a snack with us before the Jose Cuervo tour as there are tequila tastings and lunch is only available after the tour.
Overall the information we received was stop on..Thank you so much, we will be back.

Room Tip: Ask to get a room by the water fall.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2012

I am pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay and found the information that I provide helpful. In all my travels for business and pleasure only one hotel sat down with me and and gave me maps and information to orient me to the tourist sites, restaurants, bars, and discoteques. This experience was so welcoming that I adopted it in my hotel for all my guests. My map and guide to the many gay bars and discoteques is especially helpful.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great value in the center of all the attractions. Second time staying and was as enjoyable as the first. Take some earplugs with you and you will not be bothered by the sounds of a nearby bar. I slept very well. Host John will help you in any way possible and make your stay enjoyable. Can't go wrong here. Rick D.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

It was a pleasure hosting Rick and Mark again, and I am pleased that many guests return. This trip they rented Room 5 that is with Room 6 in a building separate from the main house, and you will hear music from the clubs. The rest of the rooms are in the main house, more protected from outside sounds, and where you will hear the fountain.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I had a wonderful three night stay at what is one of the most delightful boutique Hotels/Inns I've ever visited. The owner, John, has thought of everything. The rooms are well appointed and super comfortable (especially the beds), the decor and ambiance is total tranquility and the service is super. I visited with John each morning at breakfast and he has his act together, really! He is very well traveled, professional and full of great information on the areas attractions and restaurants. Take his advice. The fountain in the courtyard lulled me into such a trance each day, I kept extending my stay. Loved it. Attention to detail is off the scale here. If you don't like staying here, you're not going to like any place.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Casa Alebrijes Hotel a hidden treasure in the heart of historic Guadalajara. The location is a short comfortable walk to everything of interest for day time activity, evening and very early morning activity as well. The rooms are very clean, spacious and well-appointed with very comfortable beds. John the host-manager-owner provided an incredible amount of insight as to where to go and what to do, he was absolutely correct on every point. The beginning of each day no matter how late I was greeted with a bountiful European style breakfast. Everything was perfect. I am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Great B&B, beautifull rooms, perfect location, affortable y most of all great management and staff. The place looks unassuming from the outside, it doesn't even look like a hotel, but once you step in, it is a different world. It feels like house from the Colonial Era, well kept, and the rooms are spacious and well decored. John has an impressive collection of Alejibres which he has on display and you can purchase if desired (I bought 3 pieces). Even the cheaper rooms are confortable and well kept. Breaksfast, free internet are included in the price. I was very impressed and "contento" with the place..
I highly recommend La casa de Alejibres!!! and John's suggestions for places to go and visit were spot on. Gracias John.

Room Tip: Rooms inside the house will be serenated with its waterfall sound all day long....Smaller rooms do g...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Casa Alebrijes Hotel

Address: Calle Libertad 1016 | Centro Historico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Guadalajara
Price Range: $64 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Alebrijes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Alebrijes is a boutique hotel for gay men and women and friends located in the Historic Center and just two blocks from the center of the gay nightlife area that has some twenty-five gay bars and discotheques within walking distance – Guadalajara is known as the San Francisco of Mexico.The hotel has two floors with 2 suites for 1-4 persons and 7 rooms for 1 or 2 persons. The first floor has a garden patio with a fabulous fountain. The second floor has a balcony overlooking the garden patio and fountain. This late 19th century home was carefully and beautifully restored in a traditional style to provide modern conveniences while respecting the existing architecture. The 15 foot high ceilings and 2 foot thick adobe walls provide a unique hospitality experience. Relax on the balcony or garden patio and enjoy the sight and sound of the Mexican style fountain. Eat your continental breakfast in the dining room while sharing experiences with other guests or at private tables on the balcony. Guadalajara has a wonderful climate all year and you will enjoy the open air areas of the hotel. Internet, luxury mattress, laptop size safe, continental breakfast, and parking included. ... more   less 
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