Memorable vacation in Guadalajara while staying 8 days at this unique, 1 of a kind, B&B. Host, Carlos, is gracious and thoughtful in anticipating and meeting the needs and interests of his guests, and provides transport to and from airport or bus station if requested. He prepares sumptuous and varied breakfasts tailored to guests' preferences each day. Carlos is very personable and welcoming. He is also helpful in providing suggestions and advice on sightseeing and highlighting local treasures and potential places of interest for guests to explore in and around Guadalajara and environs. Carlos extends himself for each guest, and shares the comforts and beauty of his well appointed home. Loved the relaxed atmosphere of staying in a home and opportunity to learn about local life from a gregarious local. This B&B is located in a wonderful neighborhood (Zona Rosa) - great for walking and exploring, with easy access to buses and taxis for excursions downtown or to outlining areas such as Tlaquepaque, Tonala and Zapopan. Enjoyed the ambience of the pedestrian friendly neighborhood with tree line streets, and its combination of modern and vintage homes, apartments and condos. Many diverse restaurant choices within a few blocks. Will definitely return to Orchid House, and look forward to future vacations here to savor Guadalajara's charm, urban cultural options, and explore additional neighboring towns.
We have stayed at this wonderful hotel almost every year for the past eleven years. It is a true gem and we look forward to our stay and the chance to spend time with Estela and the staff. The rooms are wonderful and the grounds are amazing. Ask Charlie for a margarita at happy hour.
This has been the best B& B experience we have had. The host is straight to the point, helpful & a real genuine person. The room we choose was so large, clean & warm. The decor in the house is beautiful and well presented. The host went out of his way to make us feel comfortable & special. We highly recommend the Orchid House.
We stayed five nights at the Orchid House, and it was wonderful! The owner took such great care of us — feeding us the breakfasts we wanted, giving us tips about the area. It is a lovely place with the feeling of a private home...well, it IS a private home! We are delighted to recommend it. The host is so interesting and gracious! Enjoy!
The listing details are right on target. Such a wonderful and hospitable environment. So elegant and such a great location in a quiet and safe residential area. Innkeeper, Carlos is a delight and very informative and knowledgeable of Guadalajara...and the world! If you love opera, Carlos is a walking and talking encyclopedia of opera knowledge. I felt right at home and slept wonderfully in the comfortable bed.
My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of November on our first trip to Guadalajara. It was the best introduction to this area! Great hospitality from Mr. Gonzalez - he made us feel at home. What a great host - I couldn't praise him enough! The room was comfortable and Orchid House is a real gem. All the services were excellent. Thank you Carlos.
I had a GREAT vacation thanks to Mr Gonzalez who helped and guided me on my tours of the city. The B&B is in one of the best locations in Guadalajara, the ambience is superb, the food is made to order. I could not ask for anything better. I give him a five diamond review.
A group of friends and I had a great stay at Casa Alebrijes over the summer (2011). We had two comfortable and beautiful rooms. The location is perfect for going out and experiencing gay nightlife in Guadalajara. We could walk everywhere and always felt safe. The owner was helpful in answering all of our questions and coordinating travel needs during our stay. And a nice breakfast every morning. We would happily stay there again.
My husband and I have stayed in 9 hotels and 3 B & B's in Guadalajara and the Orchid House was the best of all. The owner, Carlos Gonzalez is fluent in English and Spanish and a delightful host. He is gracious, well traveled and an excellent entertainer - plus he makes the best Martini to be had. On my birthday, he offered to host my daughter who lives in Guadalajara and her friends for drinks at the Orchid House before we went out for dinner. He will serve whatever you wish for breakfast and is flexible on the time.The house is beautifully furnished with antiques and the bed was very comfortable made up with high thread count linens. He offered his computer and free phone calls to the states. The location is in a secure residential neighborhood yet convenient to both the Chapulatpec area and downtown. He will also arrange for transportation if you wish. We will certainly stay at the Orchid House on our future trips.
We visited from Vancouver, Canada in October. Started out by renting a house on the coast in Sayulita north of Puerto Vallarta for one month. Wanted to show the kids a big Mexican city so rented a car and travelled to Guadalajara. Awesome 3 hr drive, safe too no problems at all. You must visit the Cuervo distellery in the town of Tecate on the way there or back. Reached Guadalajara and got lost a couple of times, finally made it to Tlaquepaque and found Quinta Don Jose. After the traffic, noise and everything else that goes with a big city I tell you when those big doors open to let you in the parking lot, all you need is heavenly music to go with it. Kids screamed with excitement when they saw the grounds. We were going to stay only two nights but extended our stay to four. The market is two blocks away in the heart of the most traditional part of Mexico, Mariachi based Tlaquepaque. The people at Quinta Don Jose treat you like no other, this is what the real Mexico is all about, people that give you their hearts with a smile. The food and drinks are incredible. They even changed our flat tire for us on the last day and washed your car. Simple put, wife and kids cried when we left because they did not want to go back to Sayulita and the Beach, that is how nice this place is. Every where you look is traditional Mexican art and absolutely spotless. Only comment is the pool is very cold, and hey we are from Canada!! We will go back again!
Es un lugar que supero por mucho lo que yo esperaba encontrar, y deseo regresar a el lo mas pronto posible. El personal es de primera, su trato es muy amable y cortez, su cocina es magnifica, pero desearia pudieran poner la clasica comida mexicana para beneplacito de los amantes de la clasica cocina mexicana.
My stay at this bed and breakfast was wonderful. I felt like I was in a New York City townhouse. There are lovely antiques throughout the house and the living room is so inviting. The hosts are just wonderful. They made me feel so welcome. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast!
From the kind greeting at the airport, my experience in this beautiful B & B continued to exceed anything I could have imagined. The lovely surroundings and charm of Quinta Don Jose will draw me back, in fact it was difficult to leave. Each staff person was such a pleasure, ensuring a memorable stay, going above and beyond just to meet our needs.A truly excellent experience all together! The warmth and generous spirit of this gem of Tlaquepaque
Orchid house is charming! We enjoyed every moment and loved the service provided by the staff and Mr. Gonzales. The house is rich with interesting antiques and paintings and orchids scattered throughout the rooms. Breakfast is fresh and cooked to order. We will certainly return on our next visit...........Palm Springs, Ca
The casa is finely appointed throughout. It is clean and maintained that way by a friendly and efficient staff. The rooms are peaceful and comfortable. The casa is located on a nice street and conveniently located near a bakery (my favorite--LOL) and to many restaurants and bars--Starbucks and Dominoes are about 6-7 blocks away. The historic district is a short ride via taxi/city bus. Carlos and Julio are great people which only enhanced my stay at the B&B and my visit to Guadalajara.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to my family. The decor in the main building and dining room was well done. My party of seven were all very comfortable, satisfied and felt at home. My only regret was not knowing how great the dinners were there and only dined there two of the four nights. Next time I'll know better and dine there every night. It was the perfect place for us to share some down-time together and convenient to shared activities.
My stay at the Orchid House BnB was thoroughly enjoyable. The orchids themselves were fantastic and quite beautiful. Service was good and the staff was very friendly and helpful with my tour of Guadalajara. Our Innkeeper, Carlos was a delight..I would come back anytime.
We spent three days at this elegant place. It truly is an orchid house. Mr Gonzalez has one of the most spectacular orchid collections in the country. We loved the made -to- order breakfasts with fresh fruits and juices which Mexico is so famous for. The service was discreet and wonderfully low key. The location is perfect for people who love to walk to cafes, clubs and places where Mexicans spend the leisurely evenings in complete safety. We'll return.
Today is my day to devote my return travel arrangements to Mexico, the highlight of which has been reading the reviews of all of those travellers who feel the same as I about the Quinta Don Jose! In actuality, I would love to live, full-time at QDJ. My girlfriend and I happened upon QDJ by chance, and never looked back! We were overwhelmed by the "Family" of staff. A short time after our departure, I returned with my husband, who was ill and in need of extra TLC. We could not have asked for the care, consideration and love that he received! Deborah
I heard about Casa Venezuela from three friends who stayed there and from praising reviews here and on TripAdvisor.com. Everyone raved about how excellent it is. It's true. I stayed there for a week in December of 2009 with a friend. The owner George helped us to have a perfect vacation before and during our stay. He'll take care of you in every respect and then disappear so that you will have the terazas and livingroom to yourself. The house and our room was wonderful, perfectly clean, richly decorated, and filled with towels, soaps and such. The other quests were international and delightful but not intrusive. The house is centrally located and the best restuarants--both upscale and tacos--are just a short walk away. The breakfasts were suptuous and plentiful, such as quesadillas con flor de calabasa. I really can't think of one thing that I'd improve, except for our sadness whe George loaded our luggage and said, "Vaya con Dios, Amigos."
We made our first visit to Guadelajara between Christmas and New Years this year and stayed at Casa de las Flores on the recommendation of a friend. We were greeted at the door upon arrival and offered a complimentary drink which was very welcome after a 5 hour bus trip. The staff were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome immediately. The rooms are in a separate building at the back of a beautiful courtyard garden with fountains and tucked away sitting places. The rooms are impeccably clean and beautifully decorated, ours had a balcony overlooking the gardens. We stayed four nights and had four excellent breakfasts, one of the real treats is the special complimentary desserts that Stan (one of the owners) often makes and serves at 10:30 pm. We found the company of the owners, staff and other guests very enjoyable and the area of Tlaquepaque very interesting, with local arts and crafts people, good restaurants and interesting shops. Overall the experience and value offered by Casa de las Flores is outstanding, and if you like Mexican folk art you will be in heaven.
George & Gabrielle, thank you for a wonderful stay & great company! George, we could not have done the shopping for our new condo in Puerto Vallarta without your help, guidance, great taste & driving help!! We would recommend your B&B to anyone & everyone who is looking to: visit, shop or relax in Guadalajara. Hopefully we will return soon, we loved our stay. Your friends; Al,Jill & Bo Puerto Vallarta Mexico/ British Columbia Canada
From the street, you would never know what a wonderful oasis is to be found behind the gates at the Quinta Don Jose Hotel. My family of four stayed for 4 nights ( July 1st to 5th) and others of the family even stayed longer. We all agree that it was an outstanding hotel with the friendliest folks around. My limited Spanish was not a problem, as many of the staff are fluent in English. They were happy to be of help. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated, and outstandingly clean. I would return to the Quinta Don Jose any time!
A truly wonderful experience! The owners and staff made my stay exceptional. I truly felt at home and the kitchen staff could have not been more pleasant! I would recommend it highly. The location is perfect, just walking distance to all the wonderful attractions. Thank you again