This former house, run by a Lebanese-Uruguayan couple in a residential area of downtown, has been brightly painted and has Mediterranean accents and spacious rooms off a long passageway. The original thick walls and tile floors are well preserved, and the spacious rooms have comfortable beds and custom-made hardwood furniture (including writing desks and bedside tables with reading lights). Of the 12 rooms, only nine have air-conditioning; those without are cheaper and
have ceiling fans. A large patio in the back holds the breakfast nook, a small kidney-shape swimming pool, and an old mango tree. There's also a pond with a delightful waterfall and fountain surrounded by fruit- and flowering trees. Starting at 8, a lovely breakfast of coffee, bread, fruit, yogurt, and granola is served poolside; many guests say the pleasant setting and flavorful coffee can turn this morning treat into a two-hour affair. A small gift shop is stocked with crafts from various regions of Mexico.