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Posada El Castillo

Melchor Oampo 105, Xilitla 79900, Mexico
Posada El Castillo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We absolutely loved this place. The room, the food, the pool ... everything was wonderful. And Luisa treated us like family. The parking is close by and secure. The Zocalo is close by and (as usual) has a lovely old church where we attended Mass.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When you first get there and get a glimpse of El Castillo your first reaction is surprise, you stand there on the street looking up this strange looking house-tower-castle with huge windows at the top which invite you to investigate its inner structures. Walking through the main entrance you can see lots of details of Eduard James work, the columns,... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One doesn't stay at Posada El Castillo to experience a typical city hotel with flat screen TVs, and all the typical city amenities, but to immerse oneself in the world of Edward James' home. I stayed in a charming large room with very high ceilings, gothic windows, comfortable beds, and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The family of architect... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We felt like we needed to stay here because of its history associated with Sir Edward James and Los Pozos. Also, it is very convenient to the jardin, just a few steps up the hill from the hotel. The Museo restaurant, located in the hotel provides a little more insight into Edward James and Los Pozos and how it was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

At first glance the appearance of the hotel is not the prettiest; however, once you get to know the history behind, you just want to know more and more! The grand son of King of England Edward VII, Edward James lived there with his right hand Plutarco Gastelum who build the place. You want to know more? Well Edward James... More 

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