Quinta Las Alondras Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsQuinta Las Alondras Hotel Guanajuato
Quinta las Alondras was a great hotel--we wouldn't even have known it's 11 years old if we hadn't asked. Staff were very welcoming; even when we arrived at nearly 9pm, the porter and front desk clerk were very helpful. Our first impression of the hotel was that it had a really cool ambience, like an old castle as we walked toward the room. During the evening, motion lights would activate as we walked the corridor. The room also felt very castle-like--clean and spacious, a welcome sight after two long travel days. We found the wait staff in the restaurant to be very friendly and professional, patiently indulging every menu and cultural inquiry we directed their way. We ate many breakfasts and dinners there, very good food. Even in January/February, it was warm enough to sit beside the pool in the afternoons (though not swim). Many services, such as box lunches for excursions and laundry service, were available upon request at the concierge, just not visibly advertised around the facilities. Don't be afraid to ask! A few suggestions for the management--provide a bath mat in the room and drinking water in the gym. The hot tub at the gym was not filled and would have been a very nice amenity to use. Instructions for the wall heater unit in the room would be helpful, as we pulled them up online to figure out usage. The secure on-site parking was wonderful.
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