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La Villa Del Ensueno Tlaquepaque Mexico

Just 20 minutes from Guadalajara Airport is the enchanting town of Tlaquepaque and one of the best hotels in Tlaquepaque –  La Villa Del Ensueno. 

If you want an alternative to staying in Guadalajara you should consider staying in Tlaquepaque. A beautiful colonial town with a lot of character and things to do.

Read our article on what to do in Tlaquepaque

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La Villa del Ensueno Tlaquepaque

La Villa del Ensueno (translated means The Villa of Dreams) lives up to its name.  An oasis located in a traditional Mexican artisan town La Villa del Ensueno oozes charm and sophistication in its tropical colourful setting.

La Villa Del Ensueno

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Our Suite overlooking the pool

 

Accommodation

La Villa del Ensueno offers a variety of standard and deluxe rooms as well as suites, some with balconies and some with hot tubs and two swimming pools spread over its two properties.

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Fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereal

Breakfast at La Villa Del Ensueno

Included in your accommodation is a hot Mexican breakfast consisting of local Mexican specialities, fruit, cereals, juices, pastries, tea or coffee all set out in the lovely open-air breakfast restaurant and bar overlooking the pool.

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Mexican Specialities at Breakfast

Art Gallery

If you have time you must check out the gallery that showcases local artisan crafts.

WiFi

Fast and strong Wi-Fi is available and free to guests.

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Evening view of Bar and Restaurant which overlooks the swimming pool

Check-In

On arrival, after a welcoming check-in from staff,  we settled into the bar for a complimentary cold beer before we ventured out to explore Tlaquepaque.

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Location

The hotel is located only 4 blocks away from the Plaza and the heart of Tlaquepaque.

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Evening photo of one of the swimming pools

After breakfast, we sat down and chatted with husband and wife team, Ricardo and Anabel Sanchez, the custodians of La Villa del Ensueno to find out more about the history of their hotel.

History of La Villa del Ensueno

The first B & B in Tlaquepaque, La Villa del Ensueno was inaugurated on January 5, 1996.  American musician, furniture maker and glassblower Richard Pointer Ferguson with 3 others created a vision that has grown from 10 rooms to now 20 rooms within 2 houses opposite one another in Florida Street.

Ricardo is the godson of Richard Pointer Ferguson and has passionately carried out the vision of his Godfather.  Ricardo was born and lived in the room that we stayed in Apartment 9, one of the junior suites,  (Apartment 10 was part of his home as well) that overlooks the swimming pool with a balcony, king-size bed and was extremely comfortable.

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Our suite at La Villa del Ensueno

Our suite was decorated in bright Mexican colours and stunning Mexican decor. We loved the bright Mexican tiles that decorated the bathroom. Richard Pointer Ferguson passed away last year at the ripe old age of 90.  Would you believe he created the exquisite Mexican clear glassware that has the blue rim? He was also the first person to open a Pizza restaurant in Mexico in the town of Monterrey.  His passion was creating works of art from recycled beer and soft drink bottles and making furniture.  Some of his wooden furniture creations are located in and around the hotel.

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Ricardo seated in front of the mural with his Godfather seated at the rear wearing a pale shirt

On the rear wall of the restaurant, there is a mural showing Ricardo with his godfather and the three partners.

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Breakfast at the open air restaurant which overlooks the swimming pool

Tlaquepaque is only a short distance from Guadalajara and it is a great alternative to consider staying in when visiting this region.  If you enjoy staying in unique accommodation with colourful Mexican decor, great breakfasts, a swimming pool to relax in after a day of sightseeing we can highly recommend La Villa del Ensueno.

We would like to thank Ricardo and Anabel for hosting us for the night and providing us with accommodation and breakfast in their delightful hotel and we will return to enjoy their hospitality and to discover more of the delights of Tlaquepaque. As always, our opinions, are our own.

 

Contact details:

La Villa del Ensueno

Address : Florida 305, 45500 Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico
Phone : 01 33 3635 8792
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