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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not enjoying to write this review but it needs to be said somewhere. We got stuff stolen (one valuable, others less valuable). There is not much the hotel can do in that case, it is the word of a guest against the word of an employee but still painful for us. It was stolen there, we have no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Experience large private rooms in El Castillo, a 8 bedroom spacious home designed for Edward James, a 1950's English aristocratic who hung out with Dali, Picasso and Stravinsky. He came to this village jungle to create his own private garden, Las Pozas - a surreal garden just 15 mins away. The home turned hotel is large, clean, breakfast daily, plenty... More 

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GastelumL3, Gerente at Posada El Castillo, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment! we hope to see you again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had an absolutely great time at El Castillo and the Xilitla area. The room was extremely comfortable and very clean. The grounds, pool and dining room were also in great condition. It was convenient to start the day off with a hearty breakfast there. And the hosts -- Hugo and Louisa -- were wonderful. They were super helpful. We... More 

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GastelumL3, Propietario at Posada El Castillo, responded to this review

oh thank you very much for those nice words!! we hope to have you here again ! there are so many things you must do on your next visit! kind regards, Luisa Gastelum More 

Berlin, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

First of all, Xilitla is incredible and Posada James is a beautiful place. Although, as some of the other reviews have said, there are some off things with expectations: 1. We booked a room with a certain price stated on their website and even spoke on the phone prior to get the confirmation, but didn't pay until the end of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was an amazing place to stay while in Xilitla. For starters, the hotel itself is explorable offering art and wonderful views whether it be way up high on top of the hotel or just looking out your window. The hotel is kept clean and the staff is all welcoming and willing to go the extra mile to help. We... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Place is interesting but not nearly as impressive from any of the structures that you would find at the Edward James garden. It is really far away from Las Pozas (where the garden is) and parking is very problematic (no parking garage). There seems to be no maintenance in the rooms (terrible sewer smell in the bathroom, mold all around,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were really looking forward to staying at this hotel, which is why we spent literally hours trying to make the booking. Their website wasn't working, it was hard to be able to speak to someone, and when we finally did, they demanded we made a bank deposit for the amount equivalent to half of the stay onto a personal... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 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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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 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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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Additional Information about Posada El Castillo

Address: Calle Melchor Ocampo 105, Xilitla 79900, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > San Luis Potosi > Xilitla
Price Range: $41 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada El Castillo 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
El Castillo Hotel Xilitla
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