San Cristobal de las Casas
by: Soleil Nathwani
The wedding of two of my favourite people.
Over Thanksgiving 2015.
Me and my peeps .
Al fresco dining is always an option.
The property is ensconced in small but beautiful flowering gardens.
The reception area is bright, cheerful and there is always someone super helpful to greet you.
The sculptures might be relics, but the tech is on point. In case you need a computer - the one in the reception is perfect.
Only 6 rooms and each one feels like a home.
Four poster bed and a great mattress makes for a fab night's sleep. I loved the mix of modern touches in a traditional décor. The balcony made for the perfect morning coffee spot.
All of the rooms have stone fireplaces, which is the ideal thing to come home to when you’re up in the mountains.
Bathrooms are large and the bathtub is the perfect size for a bubble bath.
Each room has its own balcony or patio that feels private, even though the property is small.
The dining area looks out onto the garden and the kitchen behind it is open so you can peek in. Breakfast here is fantastic and included daily until noon.
Guayaba Inn, totally unassuming on the outside and a little garden oasis on the inside.
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.
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Super chic & cozy B&B.
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.
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.
The common space is mostly set in a garden, so the birds provide the soundtrack.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Lovingly designed by Gabriel Suarez, owner and proprietor.
No pool or gym, but to unwind there is a private massage room with a sauna that you can book ahead.
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.
No bar, but the staff will serve you drinks in the lobby or the garden.
The mini bar is small but has everything to satisfy a late night craving and the coffee machine is pretty fantastic.
Equally great for a trip with kids, a romantic getaway or an mini oasis for one.
Really great value for understated elegance, charm and warm hospitality.
In the Area
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.
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.
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.
Comitan 55, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Neighborhood: El Cerrillo
Hotel Location: Comitan 55, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico