“A serene hotel base just 10 minutes walk from the La Paz seafront with a beautifully designed garden enclosed within a peaceful courtyard”
El Angel Azul has just 10 rooms. All have a radio, remote-control air-conditioning (essential for Mexico) and hot showers, although the power can vary according to room. Beds are simple with vivid comforters and quilts; walls are colour-washed in yellow, blue or terracotta; floors are tiled. One of the cheaper rooms on the ground floor looks onto the courtyard, which makes it a bit dark (a downside) but also quite cool (an upside).
The 9 Double Rooms have queensize or twin beds; some are more colourfully decorated than others.
The Suite is accessed by a winding staircase and has a lovely private terrace overlooking the central courtyard and the bleached rooftops of the surrounding barrio. It also comes with a queensize bed, a Bose iPod dock and a small refridgerator. As its terrace is hidden from the rest of the hotel and (most) of the nearby buildings, we would recommend it if you’re in the mood for total privacy - and there’s a sneaky miniature of tequila to get you in the spirit...
As of June 2014, there are no meals served at El Angel Azul. Ester wants guests to have independence, and be able to eat as and when they please, so has opened the kitchen to all staying at the hotel (guest each have storage and fridge space). Cook yourself up a feast and sit in the communal gardens with the sound of the fountain babbling in the background and the resident cat, dog and pair of love birds wandering around your feet. There’s a grocery shop on the corner where you can buy most things you’d need, and for the items you can’t, there’s a larger store a 7-minute walk away.
For those who’d rather not fend for themselves, there’s a bakery, Pan d´Les Bakery and numerous coffee shops less than a 5-minute walk away for breakfast, and dozens of restaurants and cafes for other meals. Esther recommends Il Rustico for pizza, Nim for cool design and international cuisine, Bismarcito for exceptional tacos (not to be confused with Bismarck down the road!), and Rancho Viejo for a great range of simple but tasty Mexican food; plus she provides all her guests with a map that features a list of shop and more eateries that she recommends. La Paz’s promenade, the ‘Malecon’, is only a 10-minute walk away and has plenty of tapas grills and bars for the evening repast.
For the above activities see Rates for an idea of cost.
No children under 12 years are accepted, except for babies. Over 12s are charged as adults. Baby cots can be added to all rooms on request.
Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking