About This Listing
Alma del Sol features 4 ample rooms, 3 of which have balconies to the exterior. Breakfast is served on a sunny rooftop terrace. Witness some impromptu music courtesy of local musicians and enjoy a short walk to many of Guanajuato's historical gems.
Alma del Sol is an old stone and adobe house in Guanajuato's beautiful, historic center. Available are four ample rooms, each with its own bathroom, including two suites. All are decorated with artist and traveler Carol Summers' own collection of folk textiles from all over the world, with an emphasis on India.
The view from the rooftop garden, bar, and dining room is absolutely grand. We are right next to a 250 year - old Jesuit Church, "Templo de la Compañía," offering an exquisite display of the magnificent architecture of the colonial period.
Alma’s location could not be better, a short walk from the University and most museums—including The Diego Rivera Museum, El Museo del Pueblo, and El Museo Alhóndiga de Granaditas. Also nearby are the spectacular Teatro Juarez and two lively meeting places, the Jardín de la Unión and the Plaza de la Paz. A number of good restaurants , serving both Mexican and international cuisine , are just steps away.
Interaction with Guests
I will be accompanying guests during every breakfast in order to provide assistance in planning your day so as to ensure an enjoyable visit to Guanajuato. Please feel free to ask about coordinating a spontaneous printmaking workshop; I would be glad to share some tricks of the trade!
Other Things to Note
If you would like to make a reservation for more than one room, please complete a separate reservation for each of the rooms.
Like so many others, you will fall in love with Guanajuato -- and it will be largely because of Hugo! We arrived and he gave us his map marked with his most recommended spots - some fabulous sites and wonderful food. And he'll guide you with details all the way down to which table to sit at for the best experience. He is so warm and welcoming and really made our visit to Guanajuato very special. Breakfasts on the rooftop with him and other guests are really sweet and a wonderful way to start your day - lovely homemade food made with love. (And he was really gracious in accommodating celiac dietary restrictions, which is really appreciated!) The location of Alma del Sol is great, too, perfect spot in town. We hung out on the rooftop and did some work each day, enjoying the incredible view, fresh air, and sounds of the city. The only little tiny bummer is that if you're a light sleeper, you may want to bring ear plugs or some white noise to sleep at night, as the town is alive all around you. (Or just go to the great spots Hugo suggests and have a great meal with enough local mezcal, tequila or wine to put you into a deeper slumber ;)) The home is beautiful and Hugo attracts fabulous people.
Hugo was the best host we have ever encountered! He was friendly, knowledgable about the town and provided the best service! His BnB was so charming with the most amazing decor one could want. The rooms were very nice, clean with all the modern conveniences. The breakfasts were some of the best meals we have while in Guanajuato. We would highly recommend anyone looking to tour GTO, to stay with Hugo at his BnB as the location alone is enough to stay there in addition to all I have mentioned above. Thanks Hugo!
Alma del Sol B&B exceeded our expectations. The location is unbelieveable, right in the center of the city. The house itself is traditional and very beautiful. Hugo is a kind and friendly host and the breakfast was absolutely delicious.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to visit Guanajuato.
Alma del Sol was just like the photos. Large comfortable rooms, clean, great furnishings, balconies, lots of colour and art. The location is perfect, very central to everything. Hugo is an exceptional host and speaks fluent English. He eats breakfast with his guests and gives endless time to supplying detailed information on what there is to see and do in Guanajuato. He knows everyone and everything. His staff are delightful. We met interesting people there and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. It was a great taste of Mexico!
A girlfriend and I spent 4 fabulous days at Alma del Sol and I would return in a heartbeat! Comfy bed, clean bedroom and bathroom and AMAZING breakfasts in the glass enclosed room on rooftop terrace all contributed to our wonderful stay. BUT what really made our time in Guanajuato and Alma del Sol so special was Huge, our host. He greeted us when we arrived, gave us printouts of a map and places to eat and see which were very helpful. He had breakfast with us (and the other guests) most mornings and it was so much fun to chat with everyone and hear interesting tidbits of information from Hugo. On our last night, Hugo invited all the guests (plus a couple of his friends) to the rooftop for margaritas. It was a wonderful evening laughing, talking (some french, english and spanish!), and sharing. Hugo has a knack for making everyone feel at home. He is gracious, thoughtful and the perfect host!
Our room was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and well stocked with towels and there was a pitcher of potable water in a pretty pitcher for teeth brushing. In the sitting area right outside all the bedroom doors is fresh water to fill water bottles or glasses. (No running to the market to buy water bottles. So convenient!) Another bonus... You can flush TP down the toilet. :)
The bells/gongs at the temple next door start at 7am, so if you are light or late sleeper, it may be an issue, but we thought it a memorial part of our stay (in a good way!).
If you will be traveling to Guanajuato, Alma del Sol is THE place to stay. When we were first planning our trip, Alma del Sol was not available so we changed our stay dates by a few days and it was the best travel decision we made. Alma del Sol will hold a special place in my heart for years to come!
Highly recommend! Nice location to theater, church and the city view. Friendly treated us! Because we arrived at midnight and cannot speak Spanish, host provided us a lot of informations and host's friends waited for us. Feeling warm! When we leaved, host allowed us to stay till our departure time! Really appreciate their help!
About the Host, Hugo
I am an artist that lived in Portland Oregon for many years. I live and work near Alma del Sol Bed and Breakfast in my 250 year old property with a large studio where I teach printmaking workshops. I love meeting people and having guests at Alma del Sol keeps me in contact with people that share travel and life stories.
Visit the house where Diego Rivera was born and enjoy my favorite feature which is the gallery where his work is displayed in chronological order. There is also excellent temporary exhibitions.Positos Guanajuato Guanajuato 36000