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Posada El Castillo

Melchor Oampo 105, Xilitla 79900, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 3 night here; the structure is amazing and the design details are one of a kind but it seems that they don't provide a proper care of the place. The bathroom was shabby with a broken shower ( we had to call a plumber), the walls and windows are very thin so you can hear everything outside... More 

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you expect luxury, look elsewhere. Posada El Castillo is like staying at an eccentric friend's place that's a bit down on their luck. Well intentioned service and an overall memorable if not slightly shabby experience. The beautifully unusual spaces still make this property a worthwhile visit.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had very modest sleeping quarters in an adjacent building, actually the home of the owners of the hotel. There were no amenities at all, the room had a bed, a closet, a bathroom and that was it. Breakfast was available at the hotel, and while options were limited, they were ample and good value for the price ($100 pesos).... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Whilst the family were welcoming enough, the standard of what we were told was the best room was appalling, I'm sorry - a shower that was barely functioning - & everything else really run down in all aspects. Apparently some movie star (Cate Blanchett?) stayed in the same room, well, I cannot even IMAGINE what she thought ... the place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Something Else. Book well in advance during the holiday times especially if you want to stay in the Grand Vista room Fantastic. A huge unusual bathroom, high ceilings. Very reasonably priced and comfy. All the staff and family are smiling and helpful. This is an extraordinary and delightful place to stay. Art in one form or another is everywhere. I... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Posada el Castillo is one of the grand old houses of Xilitla. It's a great place to stay to experience a bit more of the history surrounding Edward James and the creation of Las Pozas. The staff are generous and attentive and happy to pass on tips for dining and markets nearby. We stayed in La Vista and it was... More 

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GastelumL3, Gerente at Posada El Castillo, responded to this review
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Gracias Ernesto!! fue un placer atenderlos, ojalá que los veamos mas seguido por aquí.ç Saludos cordiales, Luisa Gastelum More 

Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good luck making a reservation here: their website wasn't working, not connected with any 3rd party sites (e.g. booking.com, hotels.com, etc). I contacted them through Facebook messenger! And got a response a day later. They wanted to maintain contact through FB messenger and when I pressed for a phone number or if they can call me, as I had questions... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Posada El Castillo was the house of Edward James' administrator and family, and the house of Edward James when he was working at his world famous Las Pozas surrealist sculpture and architecture park. We arrived late at night after a long and wortwhile drive from San Luis Potosí, we were warmly welcomed, and accomodated to our needs. The rooms are... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Rooms were comfortable - bathrooms small and showers fairly minimal. The hotel is very interesting - lots of architectural details and pictures/history of Edward James and Las Pozas. Staff were friendly, and the different rooms and patios that you can access are wonderful

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Nehalem, Oregon
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a fun, friendly, funky place...not your typical hotel. Everyone is helpful and friendly, the building is unique and the views are spectacular. If you want a memorable and comfortable place to stay, this is it. If you want the Best Western, go somewhere else. Fairy lights in the garden, parrots, a delicious breakfast...it all added up to a... More 

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