We booked a room at Villa Victoria, in Patzcuaro, Mexico on the recommendation of a friend who had previously stayed there. But our own experience there surpassed the very high expectations that she had set for us.
The villa itself is really quite wonderful. A newly restored villa, there are 5 bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, a large common room, kitchen and dining room. It’s perfectly located in central Patzcuaro (which is a wonderful destination in its own right) and had all the amenities we could have wanted. Although the weather was comfortably warm during the day in February, when we were there, it also cools off quite nicely in the evenings and overnight, so the fireplace in our room was a welcome treat, as was the in-floor heating in the bathroom. But it’s the garden and courtyard that were the main attraction for us. Beautifully maintained and somehow incredibly authentic, despite having been newly installed. It was the focal point for us to meet for a glass of wine after a day of touring the neighbourhood or the small towns and artisan villages that are all within an easy drive of Patzcuaro.
The breakfasts (and especially the coffee) were perfectly prepared and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. And, perhaps because it is still relatively new, it provided excellent value for the price. We will come to Patzcuaro again soon and will definitely stay at Villa Victoria.