Hacienda del Lago

Ocampo Privado 1 , Ajijic, JA 45920 Mexico (Show map)


Nestled amongst the cobblestone streets of Ajijic México, you will find Lake Chapala’s newest adult only Luxury Boutique Hotel. With only three private guest suites surrounding the gardens, Hacienda del Lago’s focus is superb service, quality and comfort. Each suite is lavishly appointed with luxury linens, memory foam and down pillows, iphone/ipod docking clock radio, designer amenities and a fully stocked wine-bar. Take in the fresh mountain air or relax in the lush private pool. Indulge in a gourmet meal or sip on one of our famous specialty cocktails at our intimate gourmet restaurant (open seasonally Thursday - Sunday). With many private areas to enjoy, Hacienda del Lago is your own private oasis on Lake Chapala. Stepping outside of the high colonial walls, you will find shoppes, galleries and restaurants as well as the Lake Chapala Shores all within a few blocks. For the more adventurous, explore the mountain paths on horseback or hiking.

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Innkeepers: Tony Bishop


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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

An Oasis, a Retreat, A Revelation

4.8 on April 08, 2013

It is difficult to pick a starting point when describing the hacienda itself - a beautiful courtyard with abundant seating, outdoor undercover lounge area near the outdoor bar, the deep blue pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, sweetly chirping birds, the breeze rustling gently through the palm trees, and the slight scent of lavender which I later discovered grows on the patio at the upper level of the Tower room accommodation. There is a restaurant on site and it is not a distraction to rest. Quiet murmured conversations, laughter, and music. The breakfast selection is varied and delightful, lunch offers many delightful options, and dinner was by far the best at any place I had eaten in Ajijic, and there are many discerning places to eat in Ajijic. The staff are very attentive, gracious, and accommodating without being intrusive. Everymember of the staff seem to be genuinely proud of their connection to the property and are terrific supports to the personalities of the hosts, Tony and Alex. Tony and Alex found time to serve as trip hosts on several occasions and Tony also accompanied me to the Wednesday local market as my guide and interpreter! The rooms were all finely appointed (yes, I slept in each one - I was there for two weeks!), with fine linens, Ferragamo amenities, soft down comforters AND my own wine fridge, fully stocked with local and international wines and beers, as well as waters. I am not doing Tony and Hacienda del Lago Boutique Hotel enough justice but I guess the biggest compliment I can offer is this: My husband, who has never desired to travel to Mexico, has agreed to join me at the Hacienda in November for my birthday - and we have already booked our flights!

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Rooms & Rates


The Casita is a great long term suite with a full kitchen and breakfast bar including gas stovetop oven and microwave. The Casita has two large arched glass doorways that open to overlook the pool garden. Reach our over the balcony and pick a fresh avocado from the three story tall tree giving shade to part of the pool deck. This suite has a Queen size bed and a working fireplace as well as a large sitting area. Added to this, the Casita Suite features the same amenities of all our suites: Mexican renowned design house Pineda Covalin organic bath toiletries, Salvatore Ferragamo bath robes, 500 thread Egyptian cotton extra large towels, coffee pod machine, entertainment system featuring American cable channels & apple TV, as well as our signature Namaste amazing bed™ that will make your rest peaceful and amazing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

Tower Suite

Nestled in the highest part of the hacienda, you will find the Tower Suite, a charming space that offers privacy and luxury. Designed in a two floor layout; a lovely private garden with an al fresco dining table for two and sun beds outside under the flowering vine covered pergola. walk inside and find a full bar with a sink and a refrigerated wine keeper, as well as our beautifully appointed bathroom. Climb the gorgeous winding cantera stone staircase that leads to to the highest point of the hacienda; a domed roof bedroom with wrought iron chandelier surrounded by windows on all four sides. Open the door to the Juliet balcony and to the right you have beautiful Lake Chapala, and to the left, the gorgeous Sierra Madre Mountain range. The king size bed is nestled into a windowed alcove flanked by bookshelves on each side. There is no better view to wake up to than the cloud topped green mountain caps seen from your bed. Tower Suite features the same amenities of all other suites.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL-Miguel Hidalgo) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Driving directions to Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico 1. Head west on Hidalgo toward Vía de La Loma 2. Take the 1st right onto Vía de La Loma 3. Continue onto Zacatecas 4. Continue onto Libramiento Chapala-Ajijic 5. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Chapala - Guadalajara/Carretera Federal 23/Mexico Continue to follow Chapala - Guadalajara

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Pool, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Antiques, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 15:00-20:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Children under 16 are NOT permitted
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of the stay will be required at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: All reservation will be charged in full at the time of booking and is refundable, less a 10% cancelation fee, if cancelled 30 days or more prior to your arrival date. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your stay with us, please do so at least thirty (30) days prior to your arrival date to avoid a no show or late cancelation fee. Please note that all retail items and package purchases are non-refundable. 
 In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than thirty (30) days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, we must insist that you take full responsibility for your reservation. 
 Rates and policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and for some special requests. 
Please note that charges on your credit card will apear as Namaste Hospitality.



Tony Bishop

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

I started working in Hospitality with big hotel chains. In 2005 I opened my first B&B in the US and since have owned and operated small hotels and B&Bs around the world. I own Namaste Hospitality, a Boutique Hotel Consulting Company, and Hacienda del Lago is our showroom property. We work with small boutique properties in the US, Mexico and Argentina.

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Paid on-site

  • Cost: 80 MXN
  • Time Served: 8-11:30
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

6 Course Sunday Brunch
We are most famous for our 6 course Sunday Brunch. Reservations are usually a must as we are open to the public for this.