An elegant home away from home, drenched in Mexican folk art. Superb location in Colonia Americana, intimate surroundings (only 3 guestrooms), gorgeous breakfast by Francisco that fulfilled our every whim. Most memorable, and unique, was George, whose superb taste in the decorative arts and 20 years in the hotel business infuse the home and the overall experience with a level of sensitivity and consideration to guests impossible to find even in hotels where the staff greatly outnumbers the guests. His attention to every detail---both hardware and software--deserves the highest recognition. George's introduction to us of a favorite crafts dealer in Tonala became a fabulous adventure with great prizes at the end of the rainbow. Inspired by the house's resident mutt, lively & gentle Nahual (always ready to share his coveted rubber taco with a stranger), we sought out copies of ancient stoneware dogs. More plusses: Numerous nearby cafes, restaurants, bars, nocturnal dancing in the street gardens, 25 minute walk to the Cathedral and the Centro Historico. Located in a university quarter filled with classical/colonial and modern architectural wonders, including homes by Luis Barragan. Most important in the end: George made us feel at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Venezuela , a Bed & Breakfast in a century old house in the Colonia Americana section of Guadalajara, close to the historic center, many restaurants, night clubs, a short cab ride to many of the cities attractions. We offer comfortable rooms all with private bath, full breakfast, luxurious linens, comp cocktail each evening, all rooms have TV, DVD players, smoking permitted on any of our three patios. ... more less