We run small group bird watching tours all over Mexico and also operate a small hotel in the state of Sonora Mexico. Over the years I have stayed in dozens if not hundreds of hotels in Mexico of all shapes and sizes and gotten various arrays of service and amenities along the way. Typically I have gotten what I expected at a price that was in line with what was advertised.
Rarely have I come along a hotel that has gone as far beyond my expectations as La Casa De Los Patios did on a recent stay, in a nutshell I was blown away!
First of all it is always a bit difficult to judge a property by what their website portrays, typically the great photos that you see were taken during a staged photo shoot and the place has never looked that good again! In the case of Casa De Los Patios the opposite is true! The photos do not give justice to the place! The common areas are beautiful and well maintained and the rooms are wonderfully appointed and the attention to detail is evident at every turn. The appointments and architecture are not over done (a curse in many Mexican hotels), and are quite classy and right in line with the beauty of the town of Sayula. It is a beautiful hotel!
Secondly the value for the money is excellent. For years I was staying at a fine place in Ciudad Guzman with my groups and paying only a bit less per night for far less hotel in the center of a busy and loud city. Once insid ethe Casa de los Patios it is hard to believe that you are really only a couple of blocks from the beautiful plaza and in the center of the city. The Casa de los Patios is indeed a big upgrade that is appreciated by my groups and myself.
The restaurant has a wonderful selection of local dishes that are excellently prepared by one of the friendliest Chef's I have ever met! Each night she would come out and check on our table and make sure that everything was tasting good and that we didn't need anything else, and the prices were very reasonable. They also have a good wine list with reasonable prices.
Everyone of the staff that we interacted with was genuinely attentive and obviously concerned with really helping us have a good time, and a pleasant stay. Even the night watchman who could have easily remained anonomous, was helpful with our bags during our early departure and went out of his way to be friendly and engaging. In fact he ended up being one of the highlights of our trip! I dosen't take much, but the effort is appreciated and it makes a big difference to have a staff that is concerned about the image of the hotel, the Casa De Los Portales has this in a big way!
I am already planning to be back with two groups in February and March and looking VERY forward to being there again.
I can not recomend the Cas de los Patios enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sayula, Jalisco, this property offers its guests free American-style breakfast, free cold snacks in the room and a spa on site. It is housed in an 18th century, colonial-style building. The rooms at La Casa de los Patios Hotel and Spa all offer flat-screen cable TV, a safe and a fan. The bathroom provides free toiletries, a hairdryer and has a shower. The rooms present colourful Mexican-themed beddings, wooden furniture and colonial decor. The restaurant at La Casa de los Patios serves Mexican cuisine. It also has an on-site bar. La Casa de los Patios also features a children's playground, meeting rooms, and outdoor swimming pool, and spa treatments. The town's Main Square is 1 km from the property, Guadalajara can be reached in 1 hour and 30 minutes by car, and Ajijic is 114 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Casa De Los Patios Hotel Sayula