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Posada El Castillo

Melchor Oampo 105, Xilitla 79900, Mexico
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Posada El Castillo
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Xilitla
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Regensburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 review
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Mexico City
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The "Castle" was the home of Sir Edward James, an excentric Britton who made his home in this town which is literally in the middle of nowhere. Yet, the town is set up in a wonderful location amidst incredible vegetation and wakes up to a thick layer of fog in the early morning (so thick that it comes into your... More

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Chapala, Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

My wife and I stayed at this guest house for three days in November. The location is central - only a few uphill steps to the town plaza. The rooms are adequate but nothing special. Breakfast is not included but an assortment of hot dishes are available for $100 MXP. Parking is not included but available a few meters away... More

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Mountain View, CA
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Our stay at El Castillo was very pleasant until the morning we left. We had trouble with our bill. On the website, our 2 rooms were listed at $70 and $90 respectively. When we saw out bill, we had been charged $100 a night for each of the rooms. We asked to speak to the owner, and we were told... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

This was my 5th visit to Hotel Castillo in the delightful town of Xilitla. The obvious purpose of the trip was to visit once again the amazing garden of Edward James. Las Pozas. Staying at Posada Castillo is the absolutely right thing to do. Former home of Plutarco Gastelum and his family. Still run by his daughter Gabriel and her... More

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new york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Loved everything about this place. Do not go here if you are expecting 5 star, all inclusive resort. This can only be enjoyed by people who are looking for something different, and off the beaten path. This is a unique destination - you will not find anything like it anywhere else. Enjoy the whimsy and go with the flow.

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Additional Information about Posada El Castillo

Also Known As:
El Castillo Hotel Xilitla
Address: Melchor Oampo 105, Xilitla 79900, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > San Luis Potosi > Xilitla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Xilitla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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