The Colonial Hotel was recommended by friends and they were spot on! Beautiful old hotel, carefully maintained, very friendly and helpful staff, perfect location just off the Zocalo and good food in the restaurant. Only one block off the Zocalo on a quiet corner we had a room overlooking a plaza which always seemed to have something interesting going on. Built in 1668, I think, the hotel has kept it's character so you feel like you are stepping back in time as you wander the hallways. Comfortable spacious rooms with a big bathtub, which is really appreciated after a day of walking around the centro historico. I travel a lot for business and this is one of the few hotels that I would unreservably recommend for a holiday or business. Good WiFi connection if you feel like working.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Colonial, with a prime location one block from Puebla's main square, dates back to 1668 when it was built as a Jesuit monastery. The building is catalogued as an Historic Monument, because of its magnificent colonial architecture. Its restaurant is known locally for its excellent cuisine, and recomended in almost every foreign tour guide. The "Mole Poblano" served every day in its dining rooms is reputed to be the best in the world. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Colonial Hotel Puebla