Beware - Not truthful in advertising NO WIFI in ROOMS
Reviewed 27 September, 2021
We booked a stay for 2 nights through Orbitz.com and upon check in we realized the pool was not working and was indeed a mosquito breeding pond. OK...I get it, sometimes properties undergo renovations but at least empty out the pool water? The biggest deception, however, was when we entered our room (2 pieces of large luggage, no elevator) and tried to work from our room on our laptops. No wifi. Guy at the from desk said wifi only worked in the common areas (they lie and say it works in the bedrooms but it doesn't) and well we deal with sensitive info/conversations so that was the deal breaker. Front desk guy spoke with the owner, who agreed to refund us all our money but now they are nowhere to be found by Orbitz to issue the full refund.
Decent place, out of the way
Reviewed 15 February, 2020
I would not stay here again, but not because of the place. First time for us in Ajijic or Chapala, we flew in to Guadalajara, and took an Uber to the hotel. Unfortunately, La Riberena is incorrectly mapped within the Uber app, AND on Google Maps. Which meant our Uber driver had to ask 6 people how to get here. The time spent trying to find the hotel resulted in a higher Uber cost for us. Plus it was dark, which made it even more difficult to find. The hotel is a former residence, nestled amongst other residences. No large signs. TIP: If you type in FINCA LA RIBERENA, Uber and Google Maps will be able to find the hotel. Next, there are very few restaurants within walking distance, and very few taxi drivers available (at least that was our experience on the night we checked in). Zero Uber drivers. We were hungry and fortunately for us, there was a place in Ajijic that delivered food. Now on to the room. They put us in #9, an upstairs corner room. Great view of the lake. The room itself was clean. Bed a little hard, because it sits on a concrete base. Wifi was strong enough to allow us to surf, and to watch Netflix before bed. Big shower, hot water (took a while to get hot, but once hot, had to turn it down). Nice, thick towels. I wouldn't stay here again because it was too far away from where we wanted to be. If you like super quiet and total relaxation, this might be the place for you. There are tables and chairs, but no indication that this hotel offers any food.
Reviewed 8 January, 2020
Don’t come here. Our room was dank, the bathroom was dirty with mold, shower didn’t work, sink didn’t drain. No heat and weather at night is in the 40s. Left the next day. Manager said he would fully refund our deposit. We have not received it. He evades our
Attempts to contact him...says he does not speak English ! He won’t answer the phone.
So awesome and relaxing
Reviewed 27 August, 2016
We were the only guest here on Monday. Views are to die for and the staff made us feel so at home. Oversized king bed you didn't wanna get out of and the bathroom huge and nice. They offer free canoes and breakfast on the weekend's. Also huge grill to cook your own steaks.
Never pay full price ask for a price match.
Reviewed 8 April, 2014
Very clean and nice place to stay. I emailed a guy named Dave and asked for a very cheap price and he gave it to me. The room was great but no hot water in the shower (room 6). The place was a little hard to find but once I found the right door bell to ring to get in front gate all was fine. There was no food at the hotel restaurant, maybe it was out of order for the weekend. If you are English speaking good luck with communicating with the staff, but it really wasn't that bad. The pool was great and the lawn chairs and deck chairs were beautiful. I took the bus and it dropped me off on the hotels street and I walked a few blocks and there was the hotel. I did walk around the block because I missed it the first time, but I got to meet the neighbors so that was fun. Nice place for $40 US.