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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The must stay in Xilitla! In the heart of the town you will find the former castle of Sir Edward James. If you stay there, you get a insight view about this men and his art. The same moulds he used for his surrealistic garden, he used for his castle. The house can not be visited , it must be... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Although the castle is more expensive that other options in town, it is an amazing experience to stay in the home of Sir Edward James. There were 3 of us traveling so we staying in one of the large rooms upstairs. The view was amazing. We also had a fantastic dinner in the restaurant with a documentary showing the history... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

There is no way to go to Xilitla and get the whole experience if you don't stay at this hotel. The hotel isn't a 5 star but the atmosphere is great and also Don Plutarco's family are really nice to talk about his father and Sir Edward and give you some information about the hotel and the constructions.

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