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Hotel Virrey de Mendoza
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Morelia
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“gorgeous, striking colonial style palace - a wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

In the midsts of beautiful, historic Morelia - Loved this hotel: opulent, eye catching, full of history..the lounge is quite stunning.

Stayed in 2 different rooms- the junior suite was wonderful, with antiques and a great view across to the magnificent cathedral. The standard room was more simple, with too much noise from the central courtyard-lounge...

Morelia is terrific - and this is the place to stay in style (ask for a quiet, roomy room)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2010

We stayed here for a friend's wedding. We had a substantial discount, and I think without it the hotel wouldn't be worth it. It's a great location, right on the plaza, but that also means you have a lot of street noise. The rooms were very pretty and clean, and the staff was very nice. I loved all the antiques around the hotel, and they have a beautiful stained glass ceiling. The simple breakfast was also included and very filling, and if you want to pay for the buffet it's delicious. But the service was horribly slow. I think we waited an hour to get our food so by the time we finished it was lunchtime. But if you want to spend the money, this is a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2010

We stayed at the Virrey de Mendoza for 2 nights in late October 2010.

The hotel was beautiful, and very clean. We found it to be a little stuffy and "elite" for our taste, but it was nice to have something different. We found some of the staff to be a little cold and perhaps felt a bit out-of-place because we were not the older, classy clientelle they might be used to (i.e. my male partner has long hair and we prefer to dress and behave more casually).

We got a good deal online (about $149 USD) for a room overlooking the cathedral and plaza, but when I saw the posted rates at reception I was glad we were not paying the standard rate, I feel it would not be good value at those rates.

There was general noise during the evenings from the surrounding restaurants and from the plaza, which we expected and was not a problem, but on the next corner of the plaza was a nightclub, which got started at around 11pm and continued until almost dawn, with unbelievably loud, thumping music which reverberated through our room and kept me awake all night. I even used ear plugs and at one point put a pillow over my head it was THAT loud, but it literally felt like the thump thump thump was vibrating the floor at some points!

I must point out that we are not the type to complain about anything much, and usually would not worry in the slightest about street noise or even party noise, and we are reasonably young, in our 30s. We don't mind going to concerts and are not adverse to loud music, but when you are travelling and NEED to sleep in order to get the most out of your trip, I would prefer NOT to feel like I am sleeping in a nightclub!

I feel bad for the hotel and those nearby, as I can imagine this will hurt their business, but people should be aware, especially if they are staying over a Friday or Saturday night, that it is VERY loud. Bring ear plugs and maybe ask if the have a room that isn't facing the plaza.....it may be quieter!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Herefordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2010

This is a lovely old hotel with antique furniture in the centre of the beautiful town of Morelia, overlooking the main square. The rooms were comfortable - ours had a high window seat, others had balconies. The food was OK but there are plenty of restaurants nearby where you may do better. The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2010

A fabulous treat - elegant old-world ambiance with modern conveniences, great food, patient staff, ideal central location and, best of all, fabulous live piano music in the evenings and at Sunday brunch.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2010

Super authentic colonial Mexican hotel experience. OK the others are correct in that it is noisy, so if you prepare for that with some ear plugs, it’s worth the downside. I would like to give special recognition to the hotel’s staff. They are service oriented, gracious and honest. I made a mistake and over-tipped at the restaurant one evening. Service charge is added automatically but I missed that. The staff caught my error and corrected it!!!
The suite was a terrific value. We received a discount in the restaurant for dinner and free breakfast. The morning meal was excellent with some healthy choices. The fresh fruit and yogurt was divine. Servers fell all over themselves to make sure we were happy. About the suite, it was roomy, terrace was enormous, but wish the maid would have done better with cleaning the floor. The view of the plaza is mesmerizing. No English speaking television channels and the 45” television took up way too much space. Dependable wireless internet. We are history aficionados and found a brilliant guide. His prices are competitive, and his history is precise. His name is Miguel Rubio Martinez [--]
I encourage you to visit Morelia. Tourism has taken a serious hit due to people taking the news much too serious. The city is safe, just don’t completely drop your guard. Be aware of your surroundings. This is an opportunity for us to take advantage of some great travel values. Go! It’s undiscovered and still pure Mexico.
Last note, do not bother dining at any of the restaurants on the plaza near the hotel. Expensive and below par.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2009

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.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Virrey de Mendoza
Address: Av. Madero Poniente No. 310 | Centro, Morelia 58000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Morelia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Virrey de Mendoza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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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