Soleil Nathwani

Guayaba Inn

San Cristobal de las Casas

by: Soleil Nathwani

  • Why

    The wedding of two of my favourite people.

  • When

    Over Thanksgiving 2015.

  • Who

    Me and my peeps .

Highs + Lows

  • The hotel with it’s small, but lush gardens give a great indoor/outdoor vibe. Each room has a patio or balcony that give a sense of both openness and intimacy.

  • The rooms are a well designed mix of traditional (four poster beds) and modern (high ceilings, wood floors, well appointed bathrooms) that feel spacious, classy and polished yet warm and cozy at the same time.

  • The fireplaces and balconies or patios in each room are perfect for San Cristobal, which is 7000 feet up and surrounded by mountains.

  • Service is attentive and personal. When you need something the person at reception will do their best to make it happen and within a day you’ll know all the staff.

  • Breakfast is included and is delicious. Since there are only six rooms, meals tend to be cooked on demand and are fresh and can be customized.

  • It’s a small property. If you are looking for the conveniences of a larger place - gym, 24 hour room service or spaces to work - this isn’t the spot.

: 45/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Super chic & cozy B&B.

  • Vibe

    A charming colonial home converted into an inn where elegant design melds seamlessly with historic touches and Mayan inspired art, all wrapped up in stone patios and orchid gardens. In three words: tree house chic.

  • Location

    San Cristobal’s historic El Cerrillo district. A seven to ten minute walk from each of the three central cobbled pedestrian areas. Far enough to feel peaceful but a stone’s throw away from coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants.

  • Rooms

    6

  • Music

    The common space is mostly set in a garden, so the birds provide the soundtrack.

  • Year Opened

    December 2012

  • Designed By

    Lovingly designed by Gabriel Suarez, owner and proprietor.

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool or gym, but to unwind there is a private massage room with a sauna that you can book ahead.

  • Restaurant

    A cozy room that overlooks a lush garden and an open kitchen where the chef will make you whatever’s on the menu plus a few things that aren’t.

  • Bar

    No bar, but the staff will serve you drinks in the lobby or the garden.

  • Minibar

    The mini bar is small but has everything to satisfy a late night craving and the coffee machine is pretty fantastic.

  • Wifi

    Free WiFi.

  • Children

    Equally great for a trip with kids, a romantic getaway or an mini oasis for one.

  • Price

    Really great value for understated elegance, charm and warm hospitality.

In the Area

The best way to see San Cristobal is to get lost on the cobbled streets. If you need a pick-me-up, there are specialty coffee and chocolate shops dotted all over the place. My favourite is Carajillo Café which has some of the best coffee, great reading chairs and delicious eggs.

Wander

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

The best way to see San Cristobal is to get lost on the cobbled streets. If you need a pick-me-up, there are specialty coffee and chocolate shops dotted all over the place. My favourite is Carajillo Café which has some of the best coffee, great reading chairs and delicious eggs.

Fantastic shop for books, clothes, gifts and artful trinkets. Adjacent to a culture center that is home to a mini cinema, music venue and restaurant.

Kiki Mundo

Miguel Hidalgo No.3 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

Fantastic shop for books, clothes, gifts and artful trinkets. Adjacent to a culture center that is home to a mini cinema, music venue and restaurant.

This museum has wonderful architecture, provides the perfect dose of history and has a textile area that is pretty unique. If you feel inspired you can buy some gorgeous Huipils from the museum store.

Centro de Textiles Del Mundo Maya

Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, Avenida 20 de Noviembre, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

This museum has wonderful architecture, provides the perfect dose of history and has a textile area that is pretty unique. If you feel inspired you can buy some gorgeous Huipils from the museum store.

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