We just got back to Lakeside from a couple of nights in Las Sabilas, and we were reluctant to leave! The vibrant colors of our room, the stained glass accents, the comfortable bed and chairs, the wall lights, all made me wish I was half as skilled at creating decor and atmosphere. The quiet and very effective large ceiling fan kept us cool, I cannot imagine why anyone would fault it for not having air conditioning....how ridiculous, it isn't the Holiday Inn Express! It's a delightful and romantic jewel set in a quiet and safe neighborhood only 5 blocks from the city center, and decorated with an amazing garden and sparkling clean pool. The owner is a charming man who is a well known horticulturist and garden designer in this area, and he is happy to sit and chat and share information on the area and the gorgeous flowers and plants that grace this peaceful hidden gem. Pets are truly welcome, and my little dog so enjoyed himself too! I've stayed at many "boutique hotels" where I have paid three times as much and not felt so wonderfully at home as at Las Sabilas. It's absolutely perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located a few blocks north of the cathedral and main plazas, in the historic center of Guadalajara. Our property is "tourist class" and the location is typical of local working-class neighborhoods. We boast exceptional gardens and outdoor living spaces. Our facilities are eclectic and somewhat bohemian. Las Sabilas has been closed for 3 years. Now under new ownership. All the rooms have private bathrooms use of pool, kitchen and outdoor spaces. We have one apartment with a private kitchen. We are gay and lesbian friendly. ... more less