I challenge everyone coming to St Cristobal de las Casas, especially by car, to show me a place, let alone a hotel which would be better sign posted than Hacienda don Juan. The off -centre location is an advantage during the festive times but cannot ever be a problem since cab ride anywhere in this town costs £1. Upon arrival we received a very warm welcome by the owner - who wouldn’t speak very much English - but it didn't seem to matter - as gestures were well responded to and there were smiles all round (and some prime local spirits too) . And that was only because we changed our reservation at the last minute as there is an English speaker at this hotel who greeted us the next morning - so perhaps book through email and make it known if you don't speak Spanish before you arrive – to arrange for him to greet you.
He also had some great tips on visiting the surrounding area – which we will be taking him up on next time we are in town (for a longer visit).
The rooms are fantastic, full of character - in fact it was one of the best hotels we stayed in, in the whole of Mexico. The whole hotel had a lovely aroma of wood and is filled with fascinating antiques and local textiles. The highlight was having a personal fireplace in our room, as it was unbelievably
cold when we arrived in October.
All in all we had a great time here - I would definitely recommend
Hacienda Don Juan – as the only place to stay if you'll be staying in San Christobal - it's a peaceful and wonderful escape from the main town too. We did see some of the other hotels, closer to town- but wouldn't stay anywhere else than here.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hacienda Don Juan
- Hacienda Don Juan Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas