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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay very much. It was awe and art inspiring. Many of the concrete molds from Las Pozas are displayed, which was very interesting. Luisa, the granddaughter of Edward James, gave us a tour with all the information. She shared the fossils that were found during the building, the amazing firemen's pole, I loved the parrots, the terrace,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel, it's architecture, design, art. We have wanted to visit Las Pozas for years and staying in this hotel just added to the magical experience. Our room was so fabulous from it's turquoise floor files, to the giant bath, the gothic windows and the fantastic green light fittings. The staff were lovely and Luisa with her perfect... More 

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

Oh! I'm very pleased to know that your stay in this house was such a good experince!! I hope to see you again. (You made me laugh a lot with my "perfect english" haha ... i told you before... it's just good enough to survive, haha) Kind regards and lots of love, Luisa Gastelum More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

It was a delight to stay in this hotel. It is very pretty inside and has a swing and a small swimming pool, 3 parrots and a cat. Really tasty cooked breakfasts (which you have to pay extra for) and staff welcoming and attentive. The bed was very comfortable A unique hotel, in a lovely place. I would recommend staying... More 

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

I'm so glad that you enyoied your stay! See you soon hopefully ! Kind regards, Luisa Gastelum More 

Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had a wonderful time in Xilitla visiting Las Pozas, to be able to stay at Posada El Castillo was a very special experience. Not only was the accommodation very comfortable but to be welcomed into the family home of the architect Plutarco Jatzalum where Edward James stayed and many other famous artists visitied was really an exceptional experience. Thank... More 

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

Hello Isla ! We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Luisa Gastelum More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Hello Travel People - If you have the dough (~1200 pesos) to stay in the HOME of Sir Edward James definitely do it! It is well worth the price if you are the kind of traveler who appreciates art, history, atmosphere and a nice breakfast. My husband and I love this hotel! As New Yorkers, by all accounts we should... More 

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

Hi there! Thank you very much for the good comment! (That's not the rate but i appreciate your good intentions) It was great to see you again and hopefully not for last time. Kind regards for you and your husband. Luisa Gastelum More 

Los Gatos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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GastelumL3, Gerente at Posada El Castillo, responded to this review
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Es una pena que haya pasado este malentendido. Creo que ya fue suficiente con lo que le respondí a Fernanda... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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: $37 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada El Castillo 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“The rosa room is in the original style with an older bathroom while most rooms have been modernised”
 of 5 bubbles purpleheadpigeon, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“Learn the name of the room from the site before you book”
 of 5 bubbles digitalsweetener, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“cheapest room is ground floor, a little hot, but fans were provided”
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 of 5 bubbles KCrabbclaws, Jun 7, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fine”
 of 5 bubbles 554katrinv, May 11, 2016 | Read review
“Check out other options first. You're paying for past glory here, it's just not worth it unless you must walk where Edward James once trod.”
 of 5 bubbles YRR_11, Nov 16, 2015 | Read review
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