Nestled amidst the rugged Sierra de Guanajuato mountains just outside Guanajuato’s UNESCO historic centre, the hotel Villa Maria Cristina evokes sophisticated elegance within a charming, neo-classical townhouse.
The French-inspired architecture sets the tone nicely, the hotel displaying an air of taste and refinement throughout from the terracotta-coloured walls and mosaic floors to the balconies and antique furniture. High ceilings and large windows create an airy, spacious atmosphere while the upper floors capture distant views of the mountains.
The 13 all suite rooms are large and unassuming with wooden floors and marble bathrooms bedecked with stylish French furniture and warm, dark wood tones.
Whether you eat indoors or al-fresco on one of the patios, the hotel restaurant delivers a mix of international and Mexican cuisine. For a change of flavour, Guanajuato hosts a good number of venues close by.
After a busy day exploring the city, the hotel offers an ideal base for recharging your batteries. You can take a dip in the indoor pool, take advantage of the spa and whirlpool tub or head up to the rooftop terrace to enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the mountains.
The Hotel Villa Maria Cristina is among our favourite options in Guanajuato. Service is excellent and the atmosphere warm and friendly.