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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 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.
Included in your accommodation is a hot Mexican breakfast consisting of local Mexican specialties, fruit, cereals, juices, pastries, tea or coffee all set out in the lovely open-air breakfast restaurant and bar overlooking the pool.
If you have time you must check out the gallery that showcases local artisan crafts. Fast and strong Wi-Fi is available and free to guests.
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. The hotel is located only 4 blocks away from the Plaza and the heart of Tlaquepaque.
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.
The first B & B in Tlaquepaque, La Villa del Ensueno was inaugurated on January 5, 1996. American musician, furniture maker and glass blower 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.
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.
On the rear wall of the restaurant, there is a mural showing Ricardo with his godfather and the three partners.
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 colorful 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.