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Villa Maria Cristina, Relais & Chateaux in Guanajuato, Mexico

One of the most exclusive and exquisite boutique hotels in Mexico, and the first of its kind in Guanajuato, Villa María Cristina is a remarkable experience. Meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful décor are present throughout the property and its 28 spacious suites, with the air and atmosphere of a warmly welcoming home. Rich terracotta walls, mosaic-tiled floors, and oversize potted plants create an authentically Mexican feel, and the hotel's lovely terrace features a whirlpool under a pergola, as well as tranquil outdoor eating spaces. Accommodations offer hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, delicate natural color palettes, and European furnishings that complement the hotel's colonial architecture. Sunlight floods in through large windows and original works of art adorn the walls. Unwind from your travels with a massage, or take a soothing swim in the hotel spa's Roman-style sunken pool. Find a peace of mind that can only come with being in a secluded and far-from-frenzied destination, and allow Villa María Cristina to take you to a world of tranquility and joy.


The hotel features an intimate restaurant, set in an elegant lounge area on the first floor, with a fireplace and balconies overlooking the street. Serving a flavorful gourmet menu of Mexican and international dishes, complemented by fine wines from the hotel's extensive wine cellar, you need look no further than your doorstep to delight in a memorable gastronomic experience. Villa María Cristina is set in a city so picturesque and historic it is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so waste no time in heading out to discover the depths of Guanajuato. From the city's numerous lively squares and live music, to ancient churches and museums, there are many sights to take in and cultural attractions are at every turn. Hidalgo Market's opulent building, as well as Juárez Theatre, with its neoclassical façade and crowning statues, are just a few examples of the architectural wealth of this city. Perhaps most unique to the city though is its network of underground tunnels. With walls made of solid rock, this impressive system of tunnels was originally created to divert the river after an early 20th-century flood. Take in the magnificence of Guanajuato while staying in the finest of facilities, at the charming and refined Villa María Cristina.

Location of Villa Maria Cristina, Relais & Chateaux

Villa Maria Cristina, Relais & Chateaux
Paseo de la Presa 76
CP 36000
Guanajuato, Mexico

Nearest Airport: BJX

Amenities for Villa Maria Cristina, Relais & Chateaux

  • General Information
  • 28 Suites
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Sauna
  • Terrace
  • Indoor Pool
  • Valet Parking
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Elevator
  • Steam Room
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryers
  • Mini Bar
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Business
  • Business Center
  • Catering Services
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts

Reviews for Villa Maria Cristina, Relais & Chateaux

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice hotel, and belonged to the Relais & Chateaux small luxurious hotel association. The hotel compound is beautiful, and rooms modestly luxurious. However, our room is located in the back side of the compound, and we needed to walk quite some stairs up and down to reach our room. Furthermore, inside our room, we have to go up a flight of stairs to get to our bathroom too. This makes moving inside hotel and inside room inconvenient. The hotel locates at the bottom of the hill town Guanajuato, although it is okay to go into town by taxi, somewhat it is not as convenient as staying in hotels inside the town.

aiyi w - Taipei, Taiwan

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Hotel is so beautiful.... you’re blown away when you go up the stairs! Highly recommend!!! Is a mile from old town so you have to weigh out what you want... I vote take a taxi to town and stay at a nice hideaway.

Tracy J - Bellevue, Washington

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

I had not been in this hotel since 2009, and it was a great surprise to see the expansions that have been done. This 2 new buildings and the restaurant expansion were very nicely integrated to the original premises and I can tell you that for me this is the best hotel in Guanajuato City. The only little detail was that some of the equipment at the spa were not working (the main jacuzzi and the sauna). But other than that, everything was perfect. thank you for such a great stay. I will come back for vacations soon.

Juan F - Mexico City, Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel itself is very beautiful and the hotel staffs are very kind. We chose this hotel based on our friend's recommendation and he was right. This is a perfect place for a couple to relax. On the first night we arrived, we tried the hotel restaurant. We loved the menu and everything we ordered was delicious. The next day we started enjoying their gym and SPA. The SPA place is gorgeous, but not with full service. The temperature of the sauna never went up. To turn on the steam, it took forever. It was pity to see lack of maintenance for that kind of beautiful SPA place. But we at least enjoyed the indoor swimming pool and massage service just for only ourselves. If they will improve the SPA facility, yes I'd love to come back again.

chuchucoco - Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Villa Maria Cristina is a faded princess in need of a shake up. I was the only person in their restaurant for dinner on a Thursday night. The rooms and grounds are superb and the underground heated pool and spa was to die for. So why was the place deserted? The staff were sluggish and not interested. The wifi was appalling - coming and going minute by minute. This is not expected in a hotel of this price range. Would l go back? Probably - the hot spa after a day walking was fabulous.

jennyjb2016 - Melbourne, Australia

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