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Hotel Real de Minas
Ranked #40 of 56 Hotels in Guanajuato
Lambertville, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Charming but dated”
Reviewed May 21, 2010

I stayed here for a business isit to the university. The hotel is charming and well located. I was in room 366. There were some very nice features. The room was spacious and the location was nice. The price was reasonable. The hotel facilities were good.

But there were some issues:

- The outlets were not grounded in any of the plugs. So could not recharge my computer
- No lights at the end of hallway so very difficult to put key in lock
- difficult to find the ligt switches
- The breakfast served was pretty burned (had the huevos rancheros)
- Room next door had loud small children and walls seemed very thin

I would stay again and the city is very beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Chicago
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2010

We stayed here February 26th to the 28th. It is very easy to get to if you are driving. It's a medium sized hotel I guess, and has a real old school feel to it. Our purpose was to explore the city and this place served as a great base camp. It is located about a 10-15 walk from the Jardin Union, the nucleus of the city. The walk is safe and sidewalks will take you all the way there. The staff weren't super friendly, but they were useful and informative. It was weird that our TV didn't have a remote control. You have to go down to reception and sign one out - very Mexican and strange. The rooms were clean, quiet, and plain. Nothing special. The shower was awesome, very great pressure and temperature control. Overall, I recommend this place for those of you who need a solid and economical place to stay while getting to know Guanajuato.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2010

Hotel a bit far from city center, correct service. My aparment was dark, but otherwise it covers the basics of an average hotel,

Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2008

This hotel is located a 15 minute walk to the center. You can take the bus in front of the hotel (1 Euro) or you can order a cab (5/6 euro) to the center. We had the presidential suite here, spacious, clean and quiet. The restaurant is a simple one, the pool is bit small. But a nice atmossphere. I would return there when i go back at Guanajuato.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2008

On a car tour of the historic Bajio cities we decided to stay here in view of its 5 star status - what a mistake! The promised laundry service did not materialise and the restaurant was a joke.

This hotel and its staff need a complete makeover - easily the worst hotel we found in Mexico.

The tourist authorities of Guanajuato should intervene to ensure that hotels on offer meet certain standards!

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  • Disliked — Everythin, especially the lack of a plug in the hand basin in the bathroom.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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new york
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2008

My family (myself, wife, and two young children) stayed in this hotel for five nights this past August. The room was nice and spacious, quiet, private, and with a nice view. Our kids loved the pool, which also had a little kiddie pool area for non-swimmers. As mentioned in other reviews it is a bit of a walk to the City center (maybe 20 minutes) but really kind of fun with lots of activity, street life etc. You don't have to walk through a tunnel to get to the center, but can veer right as you pass the frog statues and through an opening in the commenorative wall and then through a park, where on weekends they put out a trampoline for kids. Our main issue was that pushing a stroller on the narrow, crowded, and steep sidewalks was a bit challenging. There was also a nice park across the road from the hotel that was filled with lots of people jogging, kicking around a soccer ball, or just relaxing. After eating in the center we walked home after dark a couple times, but I don't think this is such a good idea. It didn't seem unsafe necessarily but it's pretty dark and crossing the busy road to get to the hotel was scary. But getting a taxi from downtown was cheap and easy. The hotel restaraunt isn't great, but fine if you are feeling like staying in. We thought it was nice to have the center as a destination to go to and nice to get away from the center when we wanted to just relax.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2008

Being a bit further out of town there is room for the hotel to have parking and a pool, however the walk is a good 20 minutes into the centre of town. The walk was pleasant enough, and quite manageable for anyone with some minimal fitness. We all managed the hills, even the two kids (9 and 11). It also felt safe, even later at night.

The pool was great for the kids (mine don’t mind freezing water in winter). However in the rooms, the walls were paper thin, so you could hear all the comings and goings of anyone in the next room, and we had very noisy neighbours. Didn’t find the staff very friendly, but they did the job.

  • Liked — Pool for the children
  • Disliked — Paper thin walls
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Real de Minas
Address: Nejayote No.17, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > Guanajuato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #40 of 56 Hotels in Guanajuato
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Real de Minas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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