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“Treat Yourself”
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Villa Ganz
Ranked #5 of 128 Hotels in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Queretaro City, Mexico
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17 reviews
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“Treat Yourself”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed at Villa Ganz as a special treat after a lot of hard work, having stayed at the sister establishment, Trocadaero Suites, the three nights previous (see review elsewhere on this site). Initially, we had planned to stay only two nights but on checking-in immediately extended our stay by another night. Armando, our one-man welcoming committee - he was exceedingly friendly and helpful throughout our stay - had upgraded our room, which was an added touch. at the start of a quiet time in Guadalajara with the wet-season rain coming on.

Our room as up the rear stairs on the right hand side. It was exceptionally clean and, although there was a degree of street noise, quiet at the times you most need it; at night and early in the morning. The big bath was put to use and there was plentiful hot water. Our room came with a small fruit basket and a petit bottle of local syrah wine. Room cleaning as excellent and unobtrusive on the one occasion we made use of it.

As others have noted, the most impressive feature of Villa Ganz, apart from the building itself, is the superb rear garden. A great escape from the bustle outside and an excellent place for a quiet drink as the sun is setting.

On check out, Armando did something completely unexpected of him but much appreciated by us: he did the paperwork to exempt us from the IVA tax of 19%, which a big saving on a not-inexpensive room. Very much appreciated.

In short, it’s not cheap, but it’s very difficult to fault Villa Ganz and I expect that we’ll be back there again soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sally_Rangel, Director General at Villa Ganz, responded to this review, November 3, 2014
Dear Flyingoink,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay with us at Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel.

Thank you for your preference and trust by choosing us for your stay during your trip to Guadalajara, among all the options there are in the city.

We hope you have the opportunity to return, and continue to discover Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel.

Warm regards,

Sally Rangel
Director
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Guadalajara
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great Hotel with unique stile, like going back in time, great service, very peaceful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We operate specialty, small-group tours in Jalisco, and say without reservation that Villa Ganz is the best hotel in the GDL metro region, period. Not only are the facilities fantastic, charming and unique, the service is unlike anything else you will find in Mexico. From Sally Rangel (the über-professional and incredibly charming manager) on down to the kitchen staff, everyone is a total pro. You will NOT regret staying here.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I came to Villa Ganz expecting a lot after reading the comments here, but still expectations were exceeded. From the small stuff (overnight shoe polishing service) to the big (internet connection). I was amazed at how fast a problem I had with wifi was solved simply by installing an extra wifi router in my room. Superfast internet in my room as almost as important as a good bed. And the bed… well, the only reason I stayed awake in it for longer than a few seconds was the brick domed ceiling, which looks too interesting to immediately close your eyes.

No wonder that this is a place where movie stars stay. Breakfast in the garden was wonderful too – big plates of fruit (cubed, not sliced, to make things easier for the bleary eyed) and delicious chilaquiles. Wonderful staff, it was never a problem to make me breakfast, even at 2 in the afternoon!

The location is also perfect, in the middle of a safe neighborhood full of restaurants. I loved everything about Villa Ganz. I’ve stayed in a lot of five star hotels but this really felt like home – a bit better, actually.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This hotel was in a great location for what we needed and thus we could walk almost everywhere. Nice area- we walked back from the many nearby restaurants and felt safe always. Staff are very attentive and helpful and there is always someone who can speak English. It is lovely to sit and read or have coffee in the morning in the garden. The Villa is beautiful and a step back in time. When we arrived we were apprised that we could choose between two rooms since one abuts a wall that has a nightclub on the other side. If you are a light sleeper I would suggest the room further away- we stayed and it was fine. Sundays and Monday the club wasn't even open. This is not a hotel for children. If you require a guide the desk found one promptly for $25USD /hour and he also not only spoke great English but was funny and very informative. He will take you anywhere you want to go and we went to the Herradura Tequila factory( i would recommend it ) and did the tour and then went for a late lunch before heading back to the hotel. Our guides name was Melchor Ornelas. Overall if you want a guaranteed great hotel experience- stay here.

Room Tip: When we arrived we were apprised that we could choose between two rooms since one abuts a wall that...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Having just returned from another magical visit at Villa Ganz, I just have to write another review. It has been 2 years since our last visit, but we were greeted by the same familiar, friendly staff and immediately made to feel like we were home. EVERYONE at Villa Ganz works like they are family and will help you with any request. The garden breakfast is beautiful and romantic but also a peaceful retreat if you happen to be there on business. It is not by chance that they are #1 in Guadalajara!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Villa Ganz is a spectacular oasis in the middle of Guadalajara, a city of wonder with visual treats around every corner. From the sublime hospitality of Director Sally, and Managers Armando and Manuel, to the superb service, Villa Ganz is a true gem. We highly recommend Villa Ganz for anyone who wants a home away from home. Our room was quiet and comfortable with beautifully appointed antiques. Every thought was considered by the hotel, from welcoming us with wine and fruit, to organizing a spa visit, to a Christmas meal prepared especially by Armando’s Mother, to a special gift of Villa Ganz tequila when we departed. And, Villa Ganz offered an amazing culinary class (not to be missed!) with the very special Chef José Vázquez Aquino who took us shopping at an outdoor market then instructed us on the fine art of the cooking specialties of Guadalajara. Our wonderful private driver and guide, organized by Villa Ganz, was Melchor (“Mel”) Jiménez Ornelas who made our trip extra memorable. (http://tequilasource.com/guadalajaratours.htm)

Room Tip: Rooms in the back of Villa Ganz overlook a beautiful garden.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Ganz
Address: Calle Lopez Cotilla 1739 | Col. Lafayette, Guadalajara 44160, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Guadalajara
#2 Family Hotel in Guadalajara
#3 Business Hotel in Guadalajara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Ganz 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old World elegance meets New World charm in the beautiful restored Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel, one of Guafalajara finest accommodations. ... more   less 
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