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“Great location but average property” 3 of 5 stars
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Villa Montana Hotel & Spa
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Morelia
Boise, Idaho
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79 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great location but average property”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here on business, and it is in a great location in the hills overlooking the city with spectacular views. The property is very picturesque and authentic. The rooms are rustic and unfortunately a little dated, poor water pressure in the shower, few electrical outlets and no air conditioning. Did not eat in the restaurant other than breakfast which was fine. Nice looking pool area but didn't get to use.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Holks
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I and my friend stayed at this hotel Nov. 2012. She had visited it as a teen, 50 years ago and was keen to see if it was as nice as she remembered. Although much changed, it was.
The hotel is located, as you might guess, on a mountain overlooking the city. It is on the edge of the city. Morelia is a mid-sized, bustling place; you will need to take a taxi into the historic centre, about 50 pesos.
The hotel is very lovely. It feels like a garden. Our room was very well and thoughtfully appointed. Big, comfy beds, large screen TV, writing table, sofa, interesting art. Traditional styling. As well as having a conventional heater, it also had a grand wood-burning fireplace, very nice on a chilly autumn evening.
The on-site restaurant is excellent. Out of our seven week visit to Mexico, the Villa Montana meals were the best. (Also the priciest.) The Sunday brunch is excellent.
The restaurant staff, and the hotel staff alike were most accommodating. Several had worked there for decades and recollected many famous people who had stayed there recently and in the past. The enthusiastic manager clearly loves his job.
Because we were there during low season, the pricing was beyond reasonable.
You should consider staying and /or dining at this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Karen M
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Guadalajara, Jal.
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hotel is located in a hill, so you can see the city lights (my wife says it's romatic) :-)

The restaurant was quiet, the personal very helpful and the dinner was superb, excellent flavor.
Next day at sunday morning we had the chance to have lunch, so we try the Michoacan dishes, so I ordered some corundas and uchepos, they were good. The rest of the buffete had excellent quality too.

If tou have the chance to go to this hotel, you won't notice the people who works there, at exception the front desk and at parking lot.

We had a very nice stay at the hotel, we hope to come back soon

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ricardo_RH
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Horsens, Denmark
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235 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Hotel Villa Montaña Morelia is situated outside the town on the southern side - so a car or taxis is needed. If you're not accustomed with driving in Mexican cities - taxis are the best choise.
The complex (compound) is the vision of a French architect, who gradually designed and constructed the place as it is today, which is a charming maze of small 2-3 storey villas and a large terrace giving the most magnificent view of Morelia city and the Parque Juarez (a zoo) from south. You can also see the cathedral from here - but go there and see for yourself - it's worth a visit
The rooms are rustic in the decor, but fairly large as an average. The interior is dark, and the lighting can be insufficient. A make-over would be good - but then again it might incriminate the original intentions of the creator - I don't know
For people not coming from Mexico, the tv channels are not offering much.
The room and the bathroom was clean with sufficient amenities.
My room was facing towards north (towards the terrace) and with a large fly-screened window facing south.
During second night of my stay some WOOPS apparently had an enjoyable stay in town and decided to continue the debate in loud voices to compensate for their alcohol-impaired hearing. So after yelling something obscene at them in my native tongue, they decided to at least move a little away. Thus try to get a room away from the main paths.
The breakfast is OK - though it is fairly expensive after Mexican standards - but it's served with style.
All in all Hotel Villa Montaña is a nice place in what must be considered a safe part of Morelia - I was in town a couple of nights and did not find it particular unsafe, despite all what you hear about Mexico.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank LarsDane
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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

It is a very good choice to rest in a classic colonial city of Mexico. Not in the center of the city, so you will need a car to get to the hotel and go to the historical center, however, services and facilities inspire not want to leave the hotel and rest. The Sunday breakfast buffet is delicious, you have to try "huchepos" a classic local food made with sweet corn.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank and_df
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worcs
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167 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

trip advisor in general rates this hotel highly.Why??beautifully set ( although nothing within walking distance ), but our room had no air conditioning,broken safe,lights not working,hard bed and hard pillows.Also there is no english news either bbc world or cnn.We tried to use the restaurant but the waiters could not describe the meals ,the sauces etc eg crispy prawns.when asked whether sweet, sour or spicy they simply said *crispy*.do they come with a sauce?they didnt know.Chose a white wine but the bottle was warm.Asked if they had any chilled.They said yes.I said please let me have that one.They brought another warm wine.When i told them they said ,yes,fridge broken.We left and got a taxi to san miguelito restaurant in town.Go there.excellent food and setting.This hotel could be good but is really showing signs of age and needs a good makeover.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank patbrownett
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Campinas, SP
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

It is our third visit, the Place is lovely, the spa is one of my favorites, rooms and common areas have great details including Morelia's artscraft; however food is only average one night we had a salad and a tortilla soup that were only ok, and the next morning I ordered the villa montana breakfast, the chilaquiles had no flavor at all, sauce was too watery they came with a tiny amount of cheese and cream, eggs had no salt, to make things worse the french toast that my husband ordered had the plastic
fibers from the brush (painting type) used in the kitchen! We were surprised by the little importance they gave to it and by the fact they use such brushes in the kitchen when there are special teflon ones for food preparation, anyway if you choose this hotel stay and enjoy the view and go somewhere else to eat.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank cloclas
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Property: Villa Montana Hotel & Spa
Address: Patzimba 201 | Colonia Vista Bella, Morelia 58090, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Morelia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Montana Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 36
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