In the downtown of Chapala I found a most comfortable and restufl refuge when I stepped in El Pequeno Hotel. The owner, Lynn, had helful information throughout my stay. While most buy, in that she does all the upkeep alone, she always took time to answer questions and chat for a few minutes. Lynn and her husband have worked magic with this once-dilapidated grand old home. The building dates back to Chapala's grand days as a destination resort. This home was reclaimed and reborn under their vision. Seeing the 'Before' photos on the made even more grateful for my lovely room. It is the coziest room in the city.
It is my pleasure to add my appreciation and recommendation for the El Pequeno. This hotel is slowly building a strong and deservedly so, reputatation. The room are large and comfortable, and the service is excellent.
- 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