The location is perfect in order to visit all downtown. The place is quiet, the staff very polite & friendly, the room was very clean, rustic and every day the towels were a piece of art.
At the restaurant I met Sergio, the owner (who told me that the bank and him were the owners -great sens of humor-), and he invited me to join his team who was setting a new promotional Internet video. I had a great time. I'm sure that if I return to San Cristóbal it will be there.
Excellent facility, high quality but not too expensive restaurant on facilities, very clean, very attentive, I didn't need it but I heard staff speak good English to those that did. The pool is too small for laps, I never saw anyone in it, but otherwise everything was top notch.
The Hotel del Carmen in Tuxtla is a great place to stay. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms, while basic, are clean and functional. This is a totally non-smoking hotel and the only drawback is that they have no outside patio/balcony areas for guests who want to smoke. The hotel is located a couple of blocks from the Parque Marimba, which offers free live marimba music every night of the week by a different band. You can just sit and listen or you can get up and dance. The hotel also offers city tours and tours to outlying areas, which you can book at the reception desk. One of the staff takes you on the tours, either in a car or a mini-van, depending upon the number of people on each tour. As we are Canadians living in Mexico, we always speak Spanish when we are dealing with Mexicans and our tour guide gave us the tours in Spanish. I would assume if you needed a tour in English, they would send a bilingual guide or direct you to where you could find one. When we go back to Tuxtla, we would definitely stay at the Hotel del Carmen again!
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