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Villa Maria Cristina

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is by far the best hotel that I have stayed at in any country. Everything is perfect. The hotel itself is beautiful and a 15 minute walk to town. The food at this hotel was superb and the best meals that we had in Mexico with very reasonable prices. The room was the size of an apartment with two bathrooms and the bed was so comfortable that it was hard to leave it. The balcony had a beautiful view of the mountains. Spent time lounging at the pool and enjoying the quiet after lots of walking around the city. A massage on the grotto-like spa is a must. Every part of the stay was perfect, including the service. Everyone was very kind and wanted to make sure that we had a great time. Andres was very good to us and made the experience even more special. Can't wait to return!

There is something to be said for not staying in the historic center of this lovely city. The nightlife is robust and noisy. Better to retreat a short distance to much, much quieter accommodations. Especially the Villa Maria. The hotel has the feel of a retreat. Elements of Spanish and Mexican art and architecture combine nicely. The rooms are elegant, especially the suites which are large with separate bath and shower. Bed is firm but comfortable. You can hear a pin drop in the room even with the window's open. The restaurant is excellent though service is a bit slow and sometimes English gets lost in translation. The outside seating is particularly lovely and quiet enough for meetings. A good selection of Mexican wines provide a sense of adventure. Facilities are good. Two pools, one indoor the other outdoor. The outdoor one may not be heated the indoor one is heated near 90 degrees I would bet. You can lounge or swim in it. The workout facility is limited but who comes here to work out? Walking into the historic center should burn off calories. Guanajuato provides a nice alternative to staying in chaotic Irapuato which is 20 minutes away. There is no nightlife there and the hotels are awful. No history either. So if you want to combine business, comfort with some site seeing can't recommend this hotel enough.

April was a perfect month to come. Well located...closed to downtown, but far enough to be in a peaceful area. Teresita is a great restaurant inside the hotel. Great rooms, good AC, pillows and beds. Neat swimming pools (one for kids). Gym too. Best of all: its people.

Recently spent a long birthday weekend at Villa Maria Cristina. This stunningly beautiful property is run with perfect efficiency without sacrificing warmth and personal service. One of the bartender/servers named Andres literally treated us like family. The Paulina Suite is spacious, beautiful, and comfortable, even if a bit exposed to street noise and in need of an A/C upgrade. The grounds, pool, and spa are simply impeccable. Last but not least, the food at Teresita is to die for. Breakfast omelette with a light sauce made from zucchini flowers is unforgettable. Lechon with red mole sauce for dinner will melt in your mouth.

Gran hallazgo Villa Cristina en Guanajuato,Spacious & luxurious rooms con vistas maravillosas a jardines internos y piscinas. Desayuno Almuerzo y cena, out of this world Excellent service. and a spa to take the edge off. Gracias Luis! (manager). Estupendo todo.

What a gorgeous hotel, excellent staff and beautiful rooms. Stayed here 2 days for business meetings in town and the hotel was fantastic; I'd strongly recommend it. Views from my room and balcony were an added treat.

This property is located about a 15 minute walk from the center of Guanajuato's historic district. While some visitors may want to be in the heart of the city's activities, this property offers a quiet and tasteful respite from what could be an otherwise noisy stay. The hotel itself is a very carefully restored and renovated group of independent historic homes that have been combined to create a unique experience. This is not a generic, cookie cutter hotel. A guest can tell that considerable time and effort were spent in creating a welcoming atmosphere. Perhaps what is most unique is that the hotel is terraced on multi levels of the hillside. Some guests may find walking up stairs to be physically challenging and an inconvenience, while others like myself find this feature as being positive. Getting to a room involves walking through immaculately maintained gardens. Consider yourself a guest in an affluent family home. The rooms are very well maintained and appointed. Unlike many hotels, the artwork in this property is worthy of serious viewing. There are no inexpensive generic prints. The artwork matches the caliber of the buildings and service. Although I had a list of Guanajuato restaurants I intended to visit, one meal at this hotel convinced me that I would be foolish to dine elsewhere. The hotel restaurant specializes in fine Mexican food, often with a unique twist that would satisfy any foody's desires. It is that good. Even if you do not stay at this hotel I would recommend making a reservation for dinner. The atmosphere is tasteful, refined, and very fairly priced. Simply put, a good value for the quality of the food. Hotel staff were very friendly, professional and helpful. Dress is casual attire. A guest would be out of place in t-shirts and cutoffs, but the hotel is not at all stuffy. It is a comfortable and welcoming property.

Lovely facility but labyrinthine. We felt like we were in an MC Escher print, going up and down stairs to seemingly end up in the same place. As a result, bellboys certainly earned their tips. Otherwise, though, service was only so-so -- front desk (there was no concierge) did not have basic information on tourist attractions in Guanajuato, wait staff was slow and unresponsive and needed constant prodding, meals were run-of-the-mill. Room furnishings were first-class but unremarkable; rooms lacked outlets for electronics (or a desk to put them on) and TV controls were indecipherable. Bathroom was a large room with a single sink, shower, WC, and tub but no internal dividers/doors, so privacy dictated only a one person at a time. Our traveling companions were initially excited to find we were at a Relais and Chateaux property, but said as we left that it was not up to par (the picture of Queen Beatriz on prominent display notwithstanding).

It is well situated a few minutes from the Centro. The hotel covers a fairly large area so that there are many gardens at different levels. The room/suites are large, well lighted and quiet. The restaurant is probably one of the best in Guanajuato offering a large choice of recipes. The only problem is the lack in service. When you need something at the restaurant, nobody is there so that you have to fetch them. They don't have a concierge service which is unacceptable in a 5 stars. They could not supply maps of the city and when I insisted they produced a reduced version of the official tourist map where everything was too small to make sens. They really need to correct that.

Exquisite facility supported by an excellent staff. Spacious rooms well decorated and highly functional. Outstanding dining room offering a broad menu of well prepared dishes served by a well trained staff eager to please. This hotel is one of the best we have experienced in Mexico.

Paseo de la Presa de la Olla No. 76 Guanajuato GTO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Juarez Theater and Union Garden
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Villa Maria Cristina places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Juarez Theater and Union Garden. This 38-room, 5-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Museum House of Tia Aura and Casa de las Leyendas Museum are a short walk away.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to noon.


The 38 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including patios, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer designer toiletries and bathrobes. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include safes and desks.

Property features

Guests of Villa Maria Cristina enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MXN 1500 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite (Master)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 162 reviews