We were advised by relatives to book in the old city of Guanajuato and given a couple of hotels to choose from. A friend in Melaque reccomended Hotel San Rosario, so we reserved a room there. We have little experience in Mexico, but definitely wanted to be in the old town of Gto, and were not disapointed. Our cab driver at the bus terminal took us to another world. We were taken aback by the streets, buildings, colours, everything really.
The hotel is in the middle of it all, and is so beautiful, comfortable, very old world (take your pick - Spain or Mexico) full of amazing woodwork, tilework like I've never seen - our bathroom was 100% encased in beautiful tiles - we were enthralled. The staff mostly do not speak english, but were so nice and helpful that a bit of work with the phrase book was easy and fun.
We paid more per night than on the West Coast, and we expected that. It was like living in a time warp and we loved it. We easily walked to the Diego Rivera museum and to the Granary where the revolution began in 1810. The best coffee in Mexico was right around the corner. It was a very good location for us to experience this amazing Spanish colonial city.
The fact that it is a university town was also a plus as it had several internet cafes near to the hotel so we could check our email for very little money (I forget) and they also put my precious photographs of Mexico on a cd so I would not lose them for about a dollar.
We enjoyed the staff and clients of Hotel Mission San Rosario very much. I'd recomend it to anyone looking for a trip into the real Mexico, rather than an all inclusive package where you cannot meet the people.
- Also Known As:
- Meson Del Rosario Guanajuato