This ex-hacienda is probably one of the best in it its class! I was here on a 2 night/3 day business trip and the public areas, inside as well as outside are amazing. 6 km from the highway from San Juan del Rio to Queretaro, this is an oasis of wellness, rest and piece. The main building is like 400 years old. There are trees inside the complex that are like 480 years old!
Talking about the hotel itself. I guess the prices are definitely steap, this is not a place everybody is able to stay. And although the building itself breathes all those years, the rooms are actually a little bit dissapointing. Th rooms are not ex-hacienda style at all, but not modern either. It is not bad, but I think this can be a lot better! Especially for the price yo pay...the beds are amazing, I have to admit, the rooms are spacy, no problem here neither, also the bedroom is spacy...but the interior is just not in line with the hotel. This part is actually not as old as the main building and probably therefore the mismatch...a bath tube and carpet in the rooms for me is not done! The tv is way too small for the room. The heating was not working, but in September climates this is not necessary. As I don't think people will be here to stay in their rooms, all in all, this is not a show stopper.
When eating outside in the main square of the hotel, you soon forget about the room interiors, so great! San Juan del Rio has a really nice climate, a little bit of humidness, but nice temperatures and weather in general make you relax at the maximum. The food is really amazing! We had menus, and I have not yet had a really good experience in those kinds of menus, here I can only say that the diversity, the taste, it is all really amazing! Th only bad thing, a lot of mosquitos, bring a repellent!
Great swimming pools, now I was here off season, so I don't know if being full the pool is as well that nice, but with a few people it is! Gardens, basketball court, football court...tennis court, it is all there...
The staff, without any exception, is really friendly!
All in all, a great experience, this hotel is close to getting 5 stars and would get it if the rooms were better designed. Maybe the higher class rooms are different designed, I did not see these rooms interiors, so I cannot provide any opinion about it.
"Real mexican style! Clean and peaceful! "
This is a very nice hotel. The architecture is awesome, a real hacienda style. Gardens and quarry perfectly taken care of. Inside you can visit the farm and enjoy a horse back ride. Pool and gym. Average food. Excellent attention. Fast wifi. No a/c, but ceiling fan works fine. Our suite had a small patio with jacuzzi-worth it!!!
"Definitely Slipping in Quality"
There is no question the old hacienda is a very unique and special place to stay (I've stayed here many times), and the staff are very attentive and friendly, but the focus of this hotel is on weddings and other large events, not the normal guest. Our room was extremely hot at night, even with the windows open. There is no AC, just a ceiling fan, but the hotel has limited the speed you can set so it is completely ineffective. As well, the TV volume has a limiter on it. While I appreciate they want to ensure other guests are not bothered, the limit is so low you can barely hear the TV (and I am not an old man or hearing impaired). Our toilet was faulty as it erupted water when flushed, so it sprayed feces everywhere. We reported this to the Front Desk and nothing was done. The beds are very soft so if you have an old or bad back, you won't sleep well. The mini bar was not restocked and what we consumed wasn't recorded - lucky for the hotel we are honest people. The password for the entire expired at midnight before checkout - how cheap is that?! The restaurant is very good and the hotel grounds beautiful, but the rooms are uncomfortable and definitely sub-standard for what you are paying. A disappointing visit!
"Nice place, average rooms & food"
The location is really good, and old Hacienda with gardens and fountains. The hallways are very pretty pieces of architecture, surrounded by art and furniture.
On the other hand, the food buffet is expensive and average, some days it was tasty, but most of it was just below that.
Service is good, staff working there is nice but sometimes the concierge wasn't even around.
Rooms are nothing fancy, mine had an awfully noisy AC, so I couldn't use it. WiFi is free and was very good in almost the whole hotel, which is very appreciated.
Pool & sports facilities like gym, soccer, basketball are in very good shape.
Conventions & conferences rooms are technologically ready, except for the AC in the biggest one, it was either hurricane mode or nothing at all, and with a lot of people, it gets hot rapidly.
"Not worth it"
1) very nice Hacienda
2) beautiful gardens
3) good convention ballrooms
4) great staff and service
1) The pillows are horrible, you better place your head in a rock
2) the temperature in the room is very hot and there is no AC
3) Bathroom I tunes are too old and out dated
4) big breakfast buffet, but poor quality
5) depressing room decor
6) Prices are five star and rooms are two star
Go stay somewhere else unless you can get a two star rate.
In what was the splendid and stately "hacienda" which Cortés gave to La Malinche at the end of the 16th Century, stands the Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo, a hotel in Querétaro, México, which preserves the beauty of the original architecture, its large, lush gardens and colonial legends.
The hotel combines its country air and historical roots with the modernity and practicality of its property to offer a magical place for vacations, business meetings and social events. This hotel's privileged location in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, makes it ideal for visitors from Mexico City, the state of México and San Luis Potosi, as well as Guadalajara and Hidalgo, who have made it their favorite hotel for organizing work meetings or to spend the weekend.
The hotel is an institution for the people of Querétaro, who visit it to taste the typical Mexican dishes at its restaurant or spend a pleasant evening at the bar. We remind you that the check-in time is from 3:00:00 PM (subject to space availability). The check-out time is 11:00 AM and we suggest using our express check-out service.
The hotel's atmosphere is at its most relaxed in the rooms; places designed as refuges where relaxation becomes a delight. Waiting for you in this room is a king size bed, a bathroom with a bathtub, cable LCD screen, a hair dryer, a coffee-making kit, mini bar and wireless internet access.
For the small family's relaxing, the superior double offers two double beds, a ceiling fan, bathroom with a bathtub, mini bar, cable LCD screen, coffee-making kit, safety deposit box, hair dryer and wireless internet access.
For the small family's relaxing, the superior double offers two double beds, a ceiling fan, bathroom with a bathtub, mini bar, cable LCD screen, coffee-making kit, safety deposit box, hair dryer and wireless internet access. Enjoy the garden view from your terrace.
We offer the ideal enviroment for couples in this junior suite. Enjoy the enormous king size bed, bathtub, ceiling fan, safety desposit box, hair dryer, coffee-making kit, cable LCD screen, mini bar, wireless internet access, a sofa bed and a special outdoor jacuzzi for a remarcable night.
Large double bed room for recharging energies of all the member of a small family. It offers bathtub, ceiling fan, safety deposit box, hair dryer, coffee-making kit, LCD screen with cable, mini bar, wireless internet access and a relaxing outdoor jacuzzi for a pleasant stay.
The size of this room invites you to relax to the fullest. The room has a king size bed with a separate dinning room and an extra cable LCD screen, sofa bed, lounge, hallway, ceiling fan, bathroom with a bathtub, coffee-making kit and a safety deposit box.
This room offers all the services necessary for guests with special needs: a spyglass at wheelchair level, light and bathroom with special fittings (a high-level WC and a shower fitted with handrails). It features two double beds, a mini bar, LCD screen with cable, coffee-making kit, wireless internet access, a safety deposit box, amenities, hair dryer, an iron and an ironing board.
Superior Room, 1 king
Superior Room, 2 double
Deluxe Room, 2 Double
Junior Suite, 1 king
Junior Suite, 2 double
Master Suite, 1 king
El Florentino Restaurant
Famous in the region for its 100% Mexican culinary creations and for using completely natural ingredients from the region of San Juan del Río, Queretaro, El Florentino contributes to the hacienda atmosphere with its sober interior design: works of art and mirrors on the walls, carpeted floor and chandeliers to softly light the moment. Choose a place on the terrace or inside and select from the a la carte menu or the buffet. Don't miss breakfast on Sundays: it is a fiesta of colors and aromas, tables with brightly colored tablecloths are arranged in the garden, as 'kermes', food stalls that prepare Mexican dishes and handmade tortillas on the spot, are a must at this Queretaro restaurant.
Need to book 10 or more guestrooms or meeting space? Let us know your request and take advantage of our great rates and group packages. Call us at 1 • 877 • 507 • 0638
The Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, has become the venue of choice for many companies for organizing meetings and even setting up offices for short periods. This comes as no surprise since the hotel, with its rural ambience away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Querétaro, affords them peace and quiet and all the conference and banquet hall services necessary for all types of meetings.
The 18 rooms of the event center are exquisitely decorated in pastel tones and can be adapted to the size and needs of all types of events, as well as offering the latest technology. Your guests can enjoy a coffee break, breakfast, lunch and dinner in the room or, if you prefer, in the restaurant or at any area of the garden. The hotel offers multiple options for integrating, closing deals or holding events, such as weddings, 15th birthday parties and baptisms.
The hotel offers all types of activities: swimming in the large pool with paddling pool, sunbathing while sipping a drink or cocktail, walking around the large gardens, playing tennis, soccer, five-a-side soccer, volleyball, basketball, mini-golf or working out in the gym. For the kids, the gardens are an adventure worth exploring, as well as the small stable where they can learn about domestic animals. The Fiesta Kids Club has prepared an activity program to keep them busy and entertained, so their parents can relax. The surrounding paths are perfect for bike or horse rides or for exhilarating walks. The Mexican provincial air and aromas are ideal for a relaxed stay. The hotel also offers massage services and for golfers, there is the Querenda course, the best in the area.
Cardio vascular equipment
Limited health club
Fiesta Kids Club
The Fiesta Kids Clubs at Fiesta Americana hotels have been created as fun and entertainment clubs for our younger guests who always want to enjoy themselves and have really fun vacations. Our activities program has been designed by a specialist children's entertainment company and offers everything kids look for and love: supervised pool and beach games, competitions, arts and sports skills and pastimes focused on sharing, sometimes with parental participation.