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Turning off onto a leafy side-street one evening in Guadalajara, our taxi deposited us at the Villa Ganz boutique hotel.
And what a gem of a hotel it is!
Villa Ganz delighted us with its old-world charm. The 1930s villa is built around a high-walled courtyard garden.
Inside, it has 10 lovingly-restored rooms and suites. Each is individually furnished – but you can expect décor touches like beveled glass windows, gilt-framed mirrors and candles everywhere in ornate wrought iron holders.
We speculate Villa Ganz is perhaps the best hotel in Guadalajara?
After browsing the exceptional crafts in Tlaquepaque, eyeing Orozco’s fiery murals in the UNESCO-designated Cabanas and generally exploring as much as we could of Guadalajara, it was a treat to return here at the end of each day to put our feet up and relax in this restful space.
Breakfast is included in your stay at Villa Ganz – served until the very civilized time of 12 noon!
We took ours on the covered terrace beside the garden, where we’d linger over fresh-squeezed juice, fruit, sweet buns and delicious omelettes, while marveling at the lush plantings of palm trees, ferns and flowering shrubs.
Villa Ganz is perfectly located in Guadalajara’s “Pink Zone,” just a few blocks from many outdoor cafes, bars, designer boutiques and restaurants.
If wondering where to stay in Guadalajara, we can highly recommend Villa Ganz.
Photo credits: 1, 2, 6 and 9 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 Villa Ganz