Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel
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Great B&B In Tlaqapaque
In August 2003 we spent a few days at Quinta Don Jose B&B Hotel in Tlaqapaque. I wished could have stayed longer . It was the best part of our 3 week trip to Mexico. The staff and owners were all very gracious and made us feel very welcome, like it was our home. Its small, charming and artsy and the dog whose picture is still on my fridge was a great companion. A great location too. Close to the bus staion and the awesome Tonala market. I suggest day trips into Guadalajara and nights in Tlaqapaque....very romantic . We certainly will be back again and highly recommend this B&B and the beautiful village and its people.
A little paradise...
Next february, we went to Mexico for a two-week trip; our 4rth one.
After, 2 days in Mexico-city, 3 days in San Luis Potosi, we spent 3 days in Tlaquepaque at QDJ B&B. What a nice surprise to find such a beautiful place in a very nice little town Tlaquepaque, far away for the big Guadalajara... Can you imagine a genuine little paradise, an haven of peace: very friendly staff, wonderful rooms (arranged with local craft products and little attentions like sweets, fruits ...)(even an ironing table in the cabinet of our room!)(our bathroom was so cute...), a excellent cooking, a swimming-pool, a nice garden with a lot birds playing around and a safe car park ! We took many pictures to show to our friends how lucky we were to have found such a special place.... It's a shame that tourist guides don't say so much about Tlaquepaque, because it is really a place to visit...!!! In 5 weeks, we will be in Mexico again for a new two-week-trip and we will spend 3 more days at QDJ and you can be sure that it won't be our last trip in Mexico and it won't be our last stay at Quinta Don Jose...!!!
Great stay in Tlaquepaque
We arrived at Quinta Don Jose after 13 days in Ixtapa, Uruapan, Paracho and Morelia and were ecstatic to arrive at a friendly, relaxed, spacious, clean and bilingual B&B/hotel. Our two teen age sons very happy to be able to use the internet. All the staff went out of their way to make our stay the best we had in Mexico. I give the service 10 stars!
A Bit of A Surprise
I was somewhat suprised and disappointed by my experience at DQJ considering what I had read in the other reviews. Indeed, the breakfast was generous. The hosts and the staff for the most part were also wonderful. The shower had warm water. And finally, the lobby was clean and quite attractive. However, the room was dusty enough to taste, the bedspread was overly well-worn and didn't feel particularly clean, ants and silverfish (no doubt a result of the nearby pool) were crawling on the floor, and the shower curtain smelled mildewy. I can only assume that my room was the exception, since I didn't see the other rooms. Not that I would recommend against this place, but having had the benefit of also experiencing Casa De Las Flores, another neighborhood B&B blocks away, I'd stay there first. Please see my review of Casa De Las Flores.
The best place to stay in Tlaquepaque
Great place to stay. Only two short blocks from the square where life and culture reigns supreme. The personnel and the hotel are excellant and warm to the heart.
The beauty of the garden, to the flight of the humming birds make breakfast as well as down time from the days activities a must.
When we where there (December) we did not have the oppurtunity to enjoy the pool, but it is quite nice
Charles, (the bartender) was so close to giving me the "Perfect" margarita. But alas, I must keep searching. As for his Sagrita, yes, I do beleive he has it down just right.
Loved Quinta Don Jose B&B
The minute my girlfriend and I stepped out of the car at Quinta Don Jose, we felt at home. The staff there is so friendly. They always went out of their way to answer our questions and assist us with travel plans. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic. Dona Juana and all of the other cooks made us very tastey dishes that varied dailey. Thank you all. Who could forget Charlie? He always greeted us with a smile and was always so helpful. Charlie, you make the best Margaritas and Sangrias. Cheers. Now that we have a beautiful second home at Quinta Don Jose, we will surely be back next year.
A Jewel in Tlaquepaque
The Quinta Don Jose is a delightful place, three blocks from the main shopping area of Tlaquepaque. The facilities are clean, comfortable, and well decorated and the owners and staff are outstanding. Breakfast was delicious, margaritas made by Charlie terrific, and information available through the staff excellent. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Quinta Don Jose--our new favorite place to stay in Mexico
Quinta Don Jose is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the ambiance of charming surroundings, a friendly and helpful staff, the delicious, generous breakfasts and more. Everyone at Quinta Don Jose makes the guests feel both welcomed and special. Our room was spacious and comfortable and decorated with the delightful Mexican crafts and artwork found in the many galleries and shops in Tlaquepaque. We enjoyed the lovely garden areas and relaxing by the pool with a drink or just lounging in the lobby. We'd go back to Quinta Don Jose tomorrow if we could!
Cozy B & B
We were looking for some custom made items for our home. This was the place. From iron works to furniture to glass. The people at the factories were extremely helpful and the prices were right. We loved the location of our B&B and the staff couldn't be more accomodating. They speak perfect English and will help you with whatever it is you are looking for. I would stay away from eating at the Parian since it was not all that good and costlier than anywhere else. But the food from the street venders was not only tasty, but extremely CHEAP! The stores on Juarez and Independencia are filled with wonderful items but just a bit higher in price than what you would expect from Mexico. If you can go to the factories, do it. As far as the Restaurants go on those streets, all were GREAT and reasonable.
QDJ was fantastic!
This is a copy of a letter I wrote to QDJ shortly after my stay there. Greetings from Ottawa, Canada. I am writing to say thank you so much to everyone at "QDJ" for your wonderful hospitality. I have been fortunate enough to travel to a few far away places, and I have experienced quite a few different types of hotels, but Quinta Don Jose is by far one the best run B&B's I have ever stayed in. From the time I walked in the front door until the morning I left to return to Canada, I had nothing but excellent service from all the great staff there. The people at the front desk were very helpful, and always smiling. The two ladies from housekeeping, (who's names I unfortunately did not get), who were always smiling while I was at breakfast were very friendly, and so sweet. Charlie was one of the coolest people I met while in Mexico, and he makes a Gin & Tonic second to none. Cheers Charlie! One of the most unexpected surprises came from the gentleman who got up at 5:00 a.m. to brew a pot of coffee for us on the morning we left. That was simply amazing. Everyone at "QDJ" presented themselves in a very professional, yet friendly and approachable manner. Whether I was buying silver from the beautiful lobby display cases, looking for extra towels, or just trying to arrange for a taxi, I was treated like a friend all the time. Your excellent staff, the delicious breakfasts, and the wonderful surroundings made my stay in Tlaquepaque absolutely perfect. I will tell anyone who intends to visit your wonderful city that they must book a few nights at Quinta Don Jose in order to experience the fantastic, relaxing, and friendly atmosphere. Thank you all once again, and I will definitely see you next year. Dave (The Bald Canadian Guy) Villeneuve Ottawa, Canada P.S. Who could forget Chiquita!?!
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Travel Blogs from Tlaquepaque
Thing started quietly this morning and stayed that way all day. No plans for anything and nothing happened. Well, nothing terribly exciting but I have to write something so you'll just have to deal with it.
Up by 9 this morning accompanied by a shower and change of wardrobe. I usually shower at night when I'm home with little time in the …
... fries (not the hotpot we expected) although the cactus on top and tortillas gave it a nice Mexican touch!
Back at the hotel, the ladies then changed for Maria Laura's bridal shower. We had not expected this, so there was a scramble to find the right outfit - most had nothing between their wedding gear and casual stuff. But we scrubbed up okay! A shuttle bus transported us
through the suburbs to Maria Laura's aunt's place in a gated community. The ...
... of Guadalajara. After we told him, he said he would be willing to stay with us and then take us back to Guadalajara after we met the family! We were so lucky and grateful! Once we finally arrived after many stops to find out where exactly we needed to go, we met the Sanchez family! We met the grandparents and the aunt and uncle of two of our students. Our students' grandma made the best chilaquiles we have had in ...
... convinced me and George to get with the program and get ours painted too. So if you see a few ghouls that look familiar it could be us.
We are quickly approaching the big festival of our town the festival of Saint Andres which is the largest of the year. It is a 9 day period ending with the last day of November. So look for more posts soon.
Here are some photos from our tour around the lake. If you look at the map, you can see where we went. You may have to adjust the scale.
Jamay - famous for a monument dedicated to Pope Pious IX
Poncitlan - Gail and I shared a molcajete, yummy ...