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“Prettiest rooms but sad level of service”

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Quinta Real Guadalajara
Ranked #24 of 129 Hotels in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2011

We had suite 102 for the weekend (3 nights) and it was very nice and spacious and pretty, just like all Quinta Real Hotels. However, alas, this chain usually disappoints on service. 2 of 3 nights we had turn down service.

Who knows what happened Saturday when we left at 9 am and returned after 8 pm.

We asked the concierge how to get tickets for the Tequila Express and she had to look up on the same web site we had used and told us exactly the wrong information on the web site (to go to the station - it fails to say 60 to 90 minutes prior to the train departure as no one sells tickets all day long. Clueless, there are not a lot of ticket needed tourist attractions in town and the concierge at 1 of the 2 best hotels in town (other is Fiesta Americana Grande) has no idea - sad. Oddly, we met people staying at the Holiday Inn Express who bought tickets from their hotel concierge.

Buffet breakfast was fine but dear Lord, we went for a light dinner on Sunday night. He messed up the wine, soft drink (regular rather than diet) and could not remember which of us ordered coffee 4 minues earier (2 other tables were occupied). Food was OK, not good.

Stay here for pretty rooms with nice art and comfortable spaces but do not expecdt all to work and do not expect good service.
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Great rooms, sparkling pool, beautiful grounds and gardens, nice restaurant. Charming staff to complete the picture.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Best hotel in Guadalajara. Staff is great and the rooms are fantastic. Nice restaurant and bar inside if you don't want to leave. Walking distance of 3 other restaurants. Workout room and business center available.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Our local business partners recommend this hotel as being the best in town. In addition, I saw a recommendation on Andrew Harper's. Therefore my expectations may have been a little too high. Our suite was large and fully equipped. The bathroom huge with a jacuzzi. Cleanliness in the bathroom was less than perfect however. Service and food in the restaurant were ok, but again, not as high as expected. Personally, I did not at all like the interior design which is the typical mixture of US and Spanish mediocrity, typified by dark and depressing floral designs, combined with church-baroque sculptures and paintings. Because of the adjacent parking, the various buildings with backdoors and - somehow - the room arrangements, we had the feeling this could also be a high-end motel for romantic purposes. The swimming-pool was not heated and is not really positioned for use. The fitness-center was not bad. Admittedly, the list of prominent people who stayed with us in the hotel was impressive.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

Me and my wife stayed here for our wedding night, I can say that maybe it is the most beautiful and luxurious hotel in Guadalajara, I can say that from the first person who received us in the lobby to the las waiter we talked to when having breakfast and the checking out woman, everyone was very polite and helpful.

I can recommend this hotel to everyone and one of the best in Guadalajara.

Unfortunately, we just stayed for one night...

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in early February with my father to take in a bullfight. It was our first trip to GDL. The hotel is located in the Minerva district, not quite in the central historical district, but we caught the electric Par Vial bus a couple of blocks away and for 6 pesos per person it took us into the Centro area. The neighborhood was safe and we never felt uncommfortable.

Our rooms, at a rate of $150 USD per night, were large, with king-sized beds, desk, sofa and coffee table and faux fireplace. The rooms came equipped with complimentary robes, slippers, water bottles in the bathroom and on the nightstands, and a local newspaper, which was left on the door each morning. There was a safe and an iron board and iron, and the usual mini-bar with typical prices. The bathroom came equipped with a hair dryer and Hermes shampoo and conditioners, as well as extra sundries in case you forgot your own. My room overlooked the lovely courtyard and had a sliding glass door that opened to a small balcony. My father's room overlooked the parking lot and only had a window; other than that the rooms were the same. A pervious reviewer mentioned that the room was cold; I, too, was very cold one night and could not figure out a way to raise the room temperature and there was no extra blanket in the closet. I probably could have called housekeeping and had an extra blanket delivered, but I settled for doubling up my bedspread.

While we grabbed quick and cheap breakfasts at a Burger King a few blocks away , we had two dinners and drinks every night in the Rincon Bar, where the food and service were excellent. With the exception of some young bell boys and maids, the staff spoke English and were extremely polite and helpful. The only minor inconveniece we encoutered was when we were directed by the concierge to a Ticketmaster location at a department store in a large, modern shopping center. As it turned out, the Ticketmaster had moved to a Sears in another mall and we wound up taking a taxi straight out to the bull ring to pick up our tickets instead.

There were other amenities, including a small pool, which we didn't use and a business center equipped with numerous high-speed internet kiosks that were easy to use, at least for the little bit of web surfing I did. Both my father and I loved our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2010
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Reviewed 11 February 2010

We just spent nine nights in Guadalajara and found the Quinta Real to be one of the finest properties we've been to.
It's hard to believe that such an up to date hotel is actually 25 years old. It's designed in a repro Hacienda style with low rise buildings and beautifully maintained gardens. From the minute we arrived, the staff were polite and professional. We had been up-graded to a Grand suite room which was very large with a comfortable sitting area. It had a flat screen TV and a large, marble bathroom with two vanities and a big jacuzzi.
Twice daily maid service kept the room immaculately clean. And I'm a sucker for the Lindt truffles they put on the pillows.
We booked a rate which included daily breakfast. We had discovered the BandB rate ($169.00 - $10.00 pp more than room only) on Preferred Hotels website and the hotel matched it. It was a great deal particularly since weekend bkfst was a grand buffet.
We had two dinners at the hotel and the food was excellent with a high standard of attentive service.
The hotel does a pretty good job of up-dating. They recently put in a large business centre with several complimentary computers. Their new fitness centre is very well equipped.
There is free WiFi in the public areas. They are in the process of extending it to all rooms and during the set-up period, it's free! I spoke to the extremely pleasant Front Office Manager and suggested that they provide complimentary Wifi on a permanent basis.
Our only disappointment was with the very pleasant, but young and seemingly inexperienced concierge. We had a problem attempting to rent a car. I asked for her help but she was unable exercise much influence over the company ( National ) in question. I attributed this in part to the fact that, I believe, there is very little leisure tourism in Guadalajara, and consequently very infrequent car rental. The hotel did offer me an apparently dependable car to rent with a local company but at a rate about three times the rate available through international companies. Also, the jacuzzi in the room was slightly dated - the jets were fixed from age and the air vents had been sealed. The fibreglass had lost some lustre and the non-slip pads slightly soiled.
I think largely as a result of the paucity of foreign tourists, the people of Guadalajara ( hoteliers, taxi drivers, waiters, etc.) were absolutely delightful. At no time did we feel taken advantage of or personally insecure.
While the hotel is a fair distance ( ten minutes by cab ) from the historic centre - an extremely interesting area - it is located in the heart of the Zona Minerva which is the business/trendy part of town. There was a good selection of excellent restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Avenida Mexico 2727, Guadalajara 44690, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Guadalajara
#22 Romantic Hotel in Guadalajara
#24 Business Hotel in Guadalajara
Price Range: £103 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quinta Real Guadalajara 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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