We stayed in the Suite Virrey. It's the master suite facing the plaza. The unit has a terrace that is absolutely amazing. Complete with a sitting area, and dining table. Just a couple of drawbacks. 1. The space is open air and not practical to use after 5 since it get's so cold and there is no exterior space heater. Too bad because it would be perfect for a late cocktail or reading a book. I could just imagine us having a romatic evening, watching the action on the plaza from the terrace. That's all you can do,,,,,imagine. 2. The maids are sweet but way below par. The terrace floors and flat surfaces, such as tables and chair seats were dirty. We mentioned it, but to no avail. She just didn't get it, even in Spanish. Also tried putting generous tips in her envelope with a request to clean better...no luck.
About the room. We are business people and really like to stay in touch with the U.S. Markets and News. Although they told me via email we would have two English channels for news, there were none.
Internet worked fine. Ambient lighting. The room has a bath and a half. There is plenty of counter space and nice large towels. Robes are shrunk so small I couldn't get it on. I'm a very petite female too. So I used them to put on the floor so I didn't have to put my feet on it. I loved the hand made mint and almond soaps. The water was hot and excellent pressure in shower.
If you have any issues at all with sleep, do not rent the room. The disco music from the building nearby played beyond 2 am. Traffic noise, police sirens and honking dominate the room in addition to fiestas on the plaza. We had to visit the pharmacy for sleep meds in order to cope. This is no exageration. Additionally, Friday and Saturday the piano in the hotel lobby can be heard up until 11. They will tell you 10, but trust me, it's not true.
Bed is comfortable, but spread worn. If you are thinking I'm being petty, I appreciate critical reviews, especially when large amounts of money are paid for what one expects to be First Class. It's easy to do clean and have a well trained staff. I know, I do it in my business.
Breakfast in the restaurant was very good, staff are the best. Fast, service oriented and very nice. The evening meal was served cold and had to be sent back. Staff was slow, but much better than other restaurants near by.
We love the city, it's beautiful and SAFE! Don't let the new of murders and drug wars deture you from visiting. It's isolated and I was probably safer in Morelia than Santa Monica. Lovely, lovely people and facinating history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic center of Morelia, opposite the Plaza de Armas, is the "Hotel Virrey de Mendoza", considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the city dating back to 1744. It features elegant and comfortable rooms decorated with beautiful antiques that give a particular style to each of them, from some of the suites can enjoy the view of cathedral. The hotel has a restaurant that serves international cuisine and traditional dishes from Michoacan, has a bar and outdoor cafe and live piano music in the lobby bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Virrey De Mendoza Hotel
- Virrey De Mendoza Morelia