We had selected this guesthouse in advance of our arrival in Leon based on the great reviews to-date and must say that we were disappointed by our experience.
With no other guests in the place, we were showed all the options. The property is indeed beautiful and tranquil so we were very excited for that. There are three suites and we opted for the largest one in the back (US$45) which was further away from the street and overlooked a beautiful garden. The room was spacious and grand, though the furniture minimal (two double beds in separate corners of the room). In the daytime, it looked like a perfect private room. At night, however, it was a different story. We returned to find the room had become The Entomological Museum (which actually is not that far away) - the corner of the wall by one of the beds was draped in spiderwebs with a full night's catch, there was an army of red ants crossing through the bathroom, mosquitoes buzzing about because there was a pane missing in the back window, and a squeaking noise which we thought was a gecko but turned out to be a bat. We really wished we had brought along a mosquito net since I awoke with about nine mosquito bites on my face, arms and legs. We took off the next morning to hit the beach to shake off the night and had a good chuckle in the end.
Despite our disappointment, the staff were lovely and cheerful and perhaps the room we chose hadn't been used in a while and with some maintenance and TLC, it would be the perfect room we were looking for.
(Note: other reviewers indicated breakfast was included, but this was not the case for us so be sure to ask upon your arrival).
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