Currently here for a week"s stay after a three day stay in Guadalajara. I booked through vrbo.com after seeing videos and pictures of the property online. This is a small boutique hotel that is tastefully remodeled and decorated. The owners have been helpful since arrival with questions regarding the surrounding community. Literarily two blocks away are the Lake and the town square and cathedral. 6 blocks away is the main bus terminal, however a Ajijic bound bus that runs every 15-20 minutes for 8 pesos, can be stopped just 3-4 blocks away. Approximately 6 blocks in the other direction is a great, huge, public park with tennis, basketball, track, pool, and an immense space of benches and picnic tables. And if your one who likes a workout every day, there's a small gym about 4-5 blocks away that has all the equipment you"ll need. The hotels location is great.
There is no air-con and frankly that worried me a little because I can be heat intolerant. However, my room is cool with the windows open and the fan on during the day. There is a nice kitchen area, a secure front door and reliable, fast wifi.
It's very clean and smartly decorated with caring owners. A great find. When I return I will surely try to book a room here first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Pequeno Suites is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little guesthouse with four guest rooms, located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, a guest's kitchen, common areas, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels comfortable like home. As one guest put it in one of many amazing reviews of our property - "just like home only cleaner". We offer private rooms with adjoining bathrooms in a smoke free environment to the adult traveler. On the first floor there are two hotel rooms with one double bed each (max.occ.2) best suited for stays of less then two weeks. On the second floor next to the kitchen there are two suites, these rooms are large enough to have a sleeping area with one double bed (max.occ.2), and a sitting area, and a private refrigerator, they also include use of the shared kitchen, and rooftop patio(mirador). Together, the shared kitchen for our long term guest's exclusive use and the neighbouring comfortable rooms provides everything needed for a multi-month stay. Presenting an affordable solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay long enough to become familiar with lakeside before investing here. ... more less