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El Zopilote Mojado
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Reviewed December 2, 2006

Visited Guanajuato for the Thanksgiving Holidays with my mom. I booked the Sun and White Rooms in the hotel. The design is great--the White Room is in between the Sun and Blue Rooms and can open up to either room especially great when visiting with family like we did.

Mr. Galarza (or Raul) was a fantastic host. We arrived early at noon but were able to check in which was great considering we were either on a plane or in transit since midnight. We did request the airport pickup service from the hotel which was US$28. Raul showed us our rooms and gave us a tour of the hotel and from the terrace pointed out the different sights we could visit with a brief history of the place. Needless to say I left my guidebook back in the hotel room the entire time I was visiting.

I'd have to agree with the previous reviewer who said it was hard to describe El Zopilote Mojado. Its a bit like a small quaint hotel, or guesthouse, or bed and breakfast altogther. To me it felt like staying in someone's nice house than a hotel.

The state of the facilities and rooms were great. Everything looked new and well kept. The hotel is only about 2 years old so its likely not listed in any of the guidebooks American travelers frequently use (eg. Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Frommer's, Fodor's, etc). The main room (Sun/Blue Rooms) did have an electronic safe, but we never felt the need to use it. The Sun Room did have its own private bathroom with hot water available 24/7 and was cleaned daily. My mom was even suprised that our hosts provided us with bottled water (everyday in each room), towels and toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner) upon checking in. We've stayed in hotels back here in the States where you either have to ask or pay for toiletries--almost nothing is complimentary these days in American hotels. There were even electric blankets provided without us asking which was nice given the cool evenings in Guanajuato.

The hotel is located in a Plaza off a street only a few minutes' walk from the main plaza, La Jardin Union. The side streets and plaza immediately around the hotel are pedestrian only. So the hotel is free from the late night noise from the crowds and mariachis on weekend evenings around the Jardin Union--which is great for those who like to call it a night earlier than most other visitors. Like some of the other reviewers mentioned there is a steep climb to get to or from the hotel to the main plaza and touristy areas. But that's like much of Guanajuato city, you're either climbing up or down streets or steps to get to wherever you're going.

There is some construction work on the plaza outside the hotel but there's public works construction occurring all over Guanajuato city so its not just isolated to this one little area of town. I was never really bothered by the noise, but those who are light sleepers or late risers might prefer the Blue Room (my mom stayed in the White Room and said she never heard any of the construction work which usually started around 8am on the weekdays).

What I also loved about the hotel was its a great place to relax and rest after a full day of sightseeing and walking around town. I can't wait to bring other family members or friends to visit for future trips to Guanajuato and would definitely stay here again. And thanks to Mr Galarza and the staff at El Zopilote Mojado for a wonderful time!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2006

It is a good address with reservations. Location is superb: in Centro, but on a plazuela cut off from much car traffic. That also meant we had to walk a bit to get a taxi.

But the church bells still ring and the dogs bark furiously. Probably unavoidable in town...

Upkeep is excellent; lots of modern convenience, but we had no t.v. Secured electronic house entry; safety box in the room.

Overall attractive hotel. Excellent resto recommendations from Raoul; when he comes by.

Breakfast offerings are limited and not before 9:30 a.m. That means no breakfast on an early departure day.

The linen could have been cleaner and also the glasses. Kleenex were in shortage.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank carolina20
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ZopiloteMojado, owner at El Zopilote Mojado, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2006

Thank you for your comments! Our practice is to change the linens every 3rd day or upon our customers' request. We strive to maintain high standards of cleanliness and will pay more attention to this detail! Plenty of kleenex should have been available for your stay and we will ensure that this is the case in the future! Again, thank you for your business and we appreciate the opportunity to continue improving.

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Reviewed November 28, 2006

We just stayed here last week and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is very clean, comfortable and picturesque. We stayed in the blue room, which wasn't our first choice but it worked out fine. I don't think you can go wrong with any room here. It was very quiet and it had a nice bathroom. In particulr, we loved the terrace. The view was spectacular. The coffee down stairs was the best in town for sure! We loved our stay and I would recomend this hotel to anyone. One of the pictures I posted is of the stairways going up to the hotel. It shows one of MANY workers who have to carry sacks of materials up to the plaza they are repairing. It did make for quite a bit of noice but at least in the Blue Room, we were away from the street and it was quiet. Once the work is done, it should be a very nice spot to relax. Thanks to the hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2006

My wife and I stayed in the Bufa Room on the top floor of the owner's (Raul) other building on Perros Muertos - just across the square from the Hotel/Cafe Zopilote. It's not large, but very suitable for a couple - lovely deck overlooking the city and very clean. Perros Muertos is a pretty little pedestrian alley and was very quiet.
It was VERY cold in the evenings when we visited, but Raul brought us a new electric blanket the first day we were there. Note, there is no heat in the rooms (and that seems very typical of hotels in this price range).
Guanajuato is a wonderful little town and we'd highly recommend Hotel Zopilote. Raul's cafe is a really nice place to hang out too!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DRSouthern
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Reviewed October 23, 2006

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled with family
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ZopiloteMojado, Owner at El Zopilote Mojado, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2006

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