We spent 3 nites at this hotel, having travelled by bus from Zihua to attend a soccer match and do some sightseeing.The afternoon manager, Jose Govea, was incredibly helpful, in assisting us to get tickets to the game(which was a sell-out), enlisting the help of a friend and fellow soccer fan, Gilardo Becerra, to pick up the tickets and deliver them to us, a feat which we could never have figured out on our own. Gildardo also helped us out, when we were told that we could not take cameras in to the stadium, by safely returning our cameras to the hotel, in his taxi. Gildardo's taxi company is called "Lindo Michoacan", he speaks very good English, and he was honest and helpful.
We also wanted to explore Patzcuaro and area, and asked Jose for suggestions.Despite being very busy with hotel clients, Jose took the time to arrange a tour for the next day with another trusted tour operator,Rodrigo Munoz Jiminez, of "Great tours Morelia".We were picked up at our hotel the next day by Rodrigo, in a very comfortable Suburban, and were given the tour of a lifetime, stopping at some beautiful historical sites, given a hands-on demonstration of copper pot making, and treated to a delicious traditional meal.Rodrigo was also a great resource for historical information about the area. We feel we received excellent value for this tour,and were returned to our hotel after almost 11 hours, just in time for the spectacle of the cathedral light-up, which should never be missed.
All of the staff at this hotel were helpful and very friendly, and we were told by one of the housekeepers that she feels like part of a big family working at the hotel Casino.Our Spanish is rudimentary, but everyone tried to help as much as they were able. Jose's English was perfect, and he made our entire stay more enjoyable, and memorable, than we had ever hoped for.
The option of the continental breakfast is well worth it...fresh fruit,granola with yogurt, delicious fresh buns, and your choice of coffees...all included.
This is a great place to experience the wonderful city of Morelia, and we highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Casino is a gourmet hotel in an 18th century building, located in the heart of the Historic Center, across the street from the Cathedral with the atmosphere of the picturesque city arches of Morelia, a city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.Surrounded by museums, galleries, shops, theaters, movie houses, and restaurants.Perfect for those who travel for either pleasure or business.The rooms are traditional Morelia style with a modern shine,some with a view of the Cathedral and all with valet parking, Internet service, business corner, and the restaurant LU COCINA MICHOACANAwhere you will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hotel Morelia
- Best Western Morelia
- Morelia Best Western