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Los Artistas B & B
Ranked #11 of 27 Ajijic B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 19, 2011

If you are reading this review then you are probably one of two minds. One Do we really want to stay at a bed and breakfast? OR Two is this the bed and breakfast we should stay at? If you haven't stayed at a B&B before....Do it. Years ago my wife and I wondered if it might be uncomforatable staying with people we wouldn't know. Well... that's what you do every time you stay at a hotel. And having breakfast with people that know the area, the restaurants,and are friendly is much eaiser than going up to a stranger at a hotel and just asking.. What's you name?

OK now that the first part is over, you're almost done. This is a great B&B. We have stayed at many B&Bs around the world, this one is one of the best anywhere. I won't waste your time with how wonderful it is. You can read all the flowing praise from the other commenters and quite honestly, I don't want all of you to go there and find out how really great this place is. If you do, when I come back every year(as many do, sometimes for months) I won't be able to get in. We visited most of the B&Bs in the area and in my opinion, Los Artistas was better than the rest (even the ones rated higher on this site)

But if some of you are fun and interesting...come on down..we will be in the garden.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We had a spacious charming casita in a secluded corner of an acre of gracious gardens. The pool was a bonus. Fabulous breakfasts are served daily and enjoyed
in the main house. Overall a very warm and inviting environment.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Los Artistas was the perfect choice of B&B as our first spot on arriving in Mexico. It was a very special place to wind down after a long flight, starting with the spacious, colourful and comfortable room, and the generous and varied breakfasts around large tables in the conservatory. On our first morning we only had to walk a few steps to the weekly street market, and the location was very good for walking into the centre of the town and to the lakeside. The garden is a treasure - try and resist sitting and gazing around at the greenery. At a warmer time of year, the pool must be just perfect. Kent and Linda were very helpful during the booking stage and were very interesting and kind hosts to us all.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

Los Artistas was a wonderful place for our honeymoon! We stayed there for almost two weeks and loved it. The garden was our own private paradise, extremely beautiful and well maintained. The staff was incredibly friendly, going above and beyond to make us feel at home. Kent and Linda were great, giving us many recommendations for things to do and see while we were there. We found the bedding to be very comfortable and worthy of a honeymoon. :) We stayed in the studio and found it to be very private. Kent & Linda gave us a tour of all the rooms, and we would recommend the mango room and the grand as their nicest rooms.

Much thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank tspoon5
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

All in all, this place was beautiful, the hosts very kind, but I found it was over rated. My complaint is that the bedding in the room we stayed was unacceptable. The pillow was cheap, the type you get by with when you want to stuff a sham, It was hard as a rock and flat. The top bedding was several layers of heavy wool blankets. It doesnt feel good to have heavy bedding pressing down on you and it was an uncomfortable night. I am not one for criticizing in this manner as I have traveled the world and am very comfortable in adverse situations. But when you pay the price to stay high end, there are expectations for bedding that give you more of the feeling of decadence. The setting is beautiful though and serene, but that is just part of it.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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2artistas, Owner at Los Artistas B & B, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2011

As should be clear from our usual excellent ratings, we strive to provide a pleasant and exceptional stay for our guests. We regret that Jeanie and her companion were unhappy and it would have been courteous for her to have discussed any issues with us rather than giving assurances, upon being asked, that everything was fine...... and then following up by writing a most unfine review on Trip Advisor.

This couple lives much of the year in another part of Mexico, were "walk-ins", stayed one night, took the least expensive room available, and arrived angry after a long and trying day of travel. Apparently they encountered a dust storm in route and were surprised it caused an unacceptable level of air pollution.

They left immediately after breakfast and were not pleased that it was not offered earlier, though the breakfast hours were discussed with them when they checked in.

No establishment can address issues when they are not discussed in an open and honest way.

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Reviewed January 1, 2011

My wife and I travelled to Ajijic to visit a friend. It was our first trip to this area and our first stay in a bed and breakfast. Los Artistas is a wonderful oasis behind the walls in this quiet area of this lovely town. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable overlooking the incredidible gardens of the property. Its location allowed us to easily walk to most areas of Ajijic, including the central square.
Kent and Linda, our hosts, were pleasant and engaging and a wealth of information of the area, while Sorrocco provided us with wonderful breakfasts to top off a great start to our day. Our only problem is that our hectic schedule didn't allow us a rest day in the garden area, which was a shame. It's quiet seclusion was a surprise. I think that Los Artistas has spoiled us as first time bed and breakfast guests. Thanks Kent and Linda for a wonderful stay-we'll be back.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Whitefishboy
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Reviewed December 3, 2010

This is an absolutely delightful B&B! The gardens with the beautiful flowers & flowering trees, the birds and the butterflies in the secluded garden with water fountains and ponds make this a truly magical experience. The staff are friendly and accomodating. the rooms are clean and well appointed, and the breakfasts are tasty, satisfying and afford the guest the opportunity to have a hearty or a light breakfast every day. We would strongly recommend this B&B to anyone who is visiting Ajijic!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fiona040
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Additional Information about Los Artistas B & B

Address: Calle Constitucion # 105, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Ajijic
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Ajijic
Price Range: $78 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Los Artistas is a spectacular, serene, secure B & B located on the north shore of Mexico's largest lake in historic Ajijic, location of the world's best climate. Six guest rooms, each with unique decor and private bath, provide views of its vast, park-like gardens, swimming pool, fountains, and fishpond, as well as the mountains which ring mile high Lake Chapala. ... more   less 

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