Soleil Nathwani

Guayaba Inn

  • Where:
  • Why:The wedding of two of my favourite people.
  • When:Over Thanksgiving 2015.
  • Who:Me and my peeps .
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Guayaba Inn Al fresco dining is always an option.

Al fresco dining is always an option.

Guayaba Inn The property is ensconced in small but beautiful flowering gardens.

The property is ensconced in small but beautiful flowering gardens.

Guayaba Inn The reception area is bright, cheerful and there is always someone super helpful to greet you.

The reception area is bright, cheerful and there is always someone super helpful to greet you.

Guayaba Inn The sculptures might be relics, but the tech is on point. In case you need a computer - the one in the reception is perfect.

The sculptures might be relics, but the tech is on point. In case you need a computer - the one in the reception is perfect.

Guayaba Inn Only 6 rooms and each one feels like a home.

Only 6 rooms and each one feels like a home.

Guayaba Inn 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.

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.

Guayaba Inn All of the rooms have stone fireplaces, which is the ideal thing to come home to when you’re up in the mountains.

All of the rooms have stone fireplaces, which is the ideal thing to come home to when you’re up in the mountains.

Guayaba Inn Bathrooms are large and the bathtub is the perfect size for a bubble bath.

Bathrooms are large and the bathtub is the perfect size for a bubble bath.

Guayaba Inn Each room has its own balcony or patio that feels private, even though the property is small.

Each room has its own balcony or patio that feels private, even though the property is small.

Guayaba Inn 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.

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 Guayaba Inn, totally unassuming on the outside and a little garden oasis on the inside.

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.

The Barometer

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  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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.

  • Website

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