My husband and I stayed at Villa Estrella for three nights in February 2012. Guanajuato was one of a selection of colonial cities we visited and by the end of the trip, our favourite city. Villa Estrella is located on a hill and is just a short and inexpensive taxi ride to the city centre. For people who appreciate rooms with views, this B&B certainly delivers. Villa Estrella is an architecturally and structurally impressive building. Although the design and decor are elegant and carefully conceived, the ambience of the hotel is personal and helpful. The breakfasts typify the hotel's approach to hospitality. They are served in different locations (dining room, living room corner, patio), depending on the number of guests and the weather, and the presentation and food are an appealing mix of Mexican, European and American influences. Everything about the rooms, grounds and service is high end, delivered with professionalism and warmth. Guanajuato is a visual delight. Located in a steep river valley, it is city of narrow, twisting streets, subterranean tunnels, majestic Baroque churches, pastel painted houses, charming and intimate plazas, cobblestone streets, and museums with stunning, and sometimes grotesque, wall murals that depict the country's history. Guanajuato is a city for walking and there is plenty to see and savour. When your legs tire, ask Janet (our excellent host) to arrange a driver to take you to a silver mine, pottery studio, hacienda garden and/or the mummy museum. Guanajuato is a romantic, enchanting and intriguing travel destination and returning to Villa Estrella at the end of the day brings a fitting closure to the pleasure of exploring such a jewel.
Reviewed March 27, 2012
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