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Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in El Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I recently stayed at the Hacienda with a group of photographers for the Jose Villa Workshop. I absolutely LOVED every minute of my stay!
The rooms were so beautiful and romantic. the bathroom was big! i had a bathtub aswell as a shower with GREAT water pressure. the beautifully hand painted tiles were a wonderful sight to see first thing in the morning.
the room i had was nice and big with a king size bed which i thought was super comfortable.
the Hacienda itself is so pretty! You have beauty around every corner!
The food was sooo good! They had such a nice variety, not only Mexican. the coffee was great too! i had a cappuccino everyday!
The staff were amazing. I have nothing bad to say about any of them! The concierge staff were great, the kitchen staff were great and the amazing ladies who cleaned my room everyday were great! The atmosphere is so friendly.
I really have no complaints about Hacienda El Carmen. Go Visit and see for yourself!

Room Tip: Keep in mind the Hacienda is quite rural so you may get woken up by a few roosters. I got use to it...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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HaciendaElCarmen, Manager at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I went to the Hacienda for a night, as I needed some R&R... I noticed the facilities are in a rural area about an hour away from Guadalajara. Mountains are near and technology is almost non-existent. I live on the internet, so when I got in I was surprised that they had wireless access. I actually only used it for about an hour... I hit the spa, very relaxing... and then took a horse out for a spin... that sucker can run!! When I first got on, I was asked to put on a light helmet, which I thought was kind of dumb and silly... but after the horse started taking off... I was sure glad I had it on! The grounds are nice, and the Bar with pool table was pretty good. I think I spent most of my time outside, the spa, and the pool table...nice place, but lacks a nightlife or any entertainment nearby.

Room Tip: Get the Blue room with the jacuzzi at the base of the bed or the Gabriel room, with the jacuzzi in t...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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HaciendaElCarmen, Manager at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Dear DrLife,

We are really glad our team made all your stay excellent, and we are really happy with your high score included in your review.

Thank you very much for your comments.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Wonderful time in the Hacienda, big rooms with great decor, fantastic food, the spa treatment was amazing, very close to the Tequila area, in a very quiet zone of Jalisco.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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HaciendaElCarmen, Manager at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Dear Chris! Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your stay at our Hacienda. Thank you so much for recommending us to your friends - this is the best publicity we can get.

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Were weekend guests at the Hacienda and could not have been more pleased with our time spent there.
First a comment on location: this was a real Hacienda. Haciendas were not built city center, or near current popular tourist attractions. They were large land holdings in the countryside. It is a convenient location as it is 45 minutes out of Guadalajara. This hacienda is a destination, not a home base for touring Jalisco.
It is above all authentic and charming, but is up to date with wonderful spa facilities and in house recreational opportunities.
The service is attentive and the staff are well trained to take care of guests needs and wants. There is a genuine service attitude from the staff. Hospitality and service orientation are evident, but one doesn't feel as if they are tripping over the help. We were made to feel at home here.
We enjoyed authentic meals, prepared well and served on the haciendas grand columned terrace.
We enjoyed tequila from the charming bar and wines from the wine cellars. In the evening at dinner we were serenaded by a musical trio at dinner, they were still serving at 10 pm.
The rooms are luxurious with very large bathrooms with all the amenities. The shower was one of the best ever with surprising water pressure. The bed firm and comfortable with fabulous bedding.
In one weekend I became a huge fan. I will be back in the very near future.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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HaciendaElCarmen, Manager at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Dear Guest, thank you for your comments about our Hacienda! It was a pleasure for us having you as a guest and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will forward your review to our staff to encourage them in what they are doing! See you soon.

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

My wife and I just attended a photography conference at El Carmen. We had a wonderful time. The grounds are beautiful, the staff was exceptionally friendly and the food was wonderful. We felt very safe the entire time. If you are looking for an affordable relaxing getaway in the Guadalajara area I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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HaciendaElCarmen, Gerente at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2015
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Sus comentarios nos gustan mucho, esperamos verles pronto por la Hacienda.

Reciba un cordial saludo.

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Reviewed October 2, 2011

My three female friends and I just came back from three days and two nights at the lovely Hacienda el Carmen and we can't say enough good things about it. We had a beautiful drive through the lovely Tequila/Ameca valley to get there and from the first moment we arrived, we were pampered and happy. A welcoming drink of aqua fresca and scented hot towels awaited us at the checkin desk. The rooms were lovely and the ambiance of the old buildings and the period furniture was charming. The grounds and gardens were very pleasant for a stroll. There is lots to do there but we didn't do anything but sit around and read, visit, sketch, eat and go over to the spa for wonderful facials and massages. The food was consistently top notch and the kitchen staff accommodated our every wish. The staff felt like family by the time we left and they stood by waving as our car left through the big gates on our way back to Chapala. For a unique experience in a beautiful setting, we highly recommend this hacienda.

Room Tip: One of the staff gave us a tour of the hacienda, the chapel and most of the rooms. There are suites...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I absolutely loved my week at the Hacienda El Carmen. It was above all my expectations and each time I look at my photos a piece of my heart is pulled outside of my body. It is truly a beautiful location but the staff and owner are the heart and soul of the venue. The service and friendliness is the best I've ever experienced. The Hacienda has been painstakingly renovated and the atmosphere is genuinely Mexican. There are many photos of the Hacienda over previous decades, the work the owner has done to take it from rundown to glorious is amazing.

The food, wow the food was amazing. I

One of the things that I loved most about this location is that is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's the perfect location to get to know the real, authentic Mexico. Also, just down the road is an amazing Inca ruin and if you like Tequila the town of Tequila is a great day trip from the Hacienda.

Do yourself a favour and take the time to walk around the town and meet the locals. I was hesitant at first to do this, but once I did I wondered why it took me so long. The people are so friendly and very humble. They will make you realise that happiness does not come from money, but from experiences and connections. My time at this Hacienda was life changing as you can see. I hope that I can take my family with me next time.

The only drawback for me was that the beds were very hard, but it's only a small thing. When you wake up and walk into the bathroom tiled with gorgeous hand painted mexican tiles, or look out your window and see a peacock looking into your window you will quickly forget.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 58th km-highway Guadalajara-Tala-Etzatlan, El Carmen 45090, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > El Carmen
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in El Carmen
Price Range: $107 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda El Carmen is more than just a five star resort and spa, it is the beginning of your adventures in the land of tequila! Gourmet cuisine, cultural tours, horseback riding, adventure sports, archaeological excursions, we offer whatever your heart's desire! Our spa is the largest of any hacienda in Mexico with unique and extensive menu of servivces. We offer a la carte or all inclusive packages. ... more   less 
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