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Villa Las Margaritas Centro
Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in Xalapa
Zacatecas
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great value”
Reviewed December 1, 2009

Although billed as in "el centro," Villa Las Margaritas is actually a little more than a mile from the center of Xalapa (where the Catedral and palacio de gobierno are located), up a very steep one-way street, filled with cars (and an abundance of taxis) racing downward toward "el centro." The neighborhood is eclectic, but safe. However, whatever Villa Las Margaritas lacks in location, it makes up for in charm and value.

This hotel has magnificent workmanship throughout, including spectacular inlaid tile mosaics and intricately-carved woodwork. The staff is extremely friendly and the place feels very intimate. The rooms are clean, but relatively sparse. The small restaurant in the lobby is open late into the evening and the food is good, at reasonable prices.

The rates for the Villa Las Margaritas are much lower than other hotels in Xalapa, both in "el centro" and in other areas, such as Caxa. By booking online, we paid less than half of what other downtown Xalapa hotels charged and, having looked at these hotels, we had superior accommodations.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed September 10, 2008

Pros: Close to historic El Centro ($1.30 USD taxi ride, down a long hill) Nice accomodations, inexpensive, comfortable, Great restaurant with inexpensive dishes. Good Service from staff, very attentive on all accounts. Convenient safe free parking.

Cons: Just one. Bring Earplugs! Many rooms are right next to the coffee bar and expresso machine. All rooms have a thin window that opens to the patio/public restaurant area. One can hear the reception desk all night long. Luckily, I came prepared with my white noise machine and earplugs, had no problems.

Stayed September 2008
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Zacatecas
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13 reviews
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Reviewed August 29, 2007

Despite its name, Las Villas de Margarita Centro is hardly in the center of Xalapa. It is nearly a mile down a very steep hill (and even steeper coming back up) to the central area of the city, Parque Juaez. This is the hotel´s chief drawback it is in a somewhat depressed area and there are few shops and restaurants of note within walking distance.

The hotel itself is a well-restored colonial building with outstanding tile work throughout. The rooms are comfortable and the hotel has wireless internet access. There is a small restaurant with nondescript fare.

The hotel is reasonably priced.

  • Liked — Beautiful interior, tile work on walls, floors
  • Disliked — Location in run-down area
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Greg Schell
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Additional Information about Villa Las Margaritas Centro

Property: Villa Las Margaritas Centro
Address: Xalapa 91000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Veracruz > Xalapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in Xalapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Las Margaritas Centro 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Villa las Margaritas" hotels are located in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. It is a 100% Mexican hotel chain where you will be surprised with our unique spirit and our attractive architectural design. Nowadays, there are three "Villa las Margaritas" hotels, with an overall capacity of 180 rooms, 3 restaurants and 13 halls for all kind of events. Villa las Margaritas Centro, located downtown, with its cobbled alleys, it parks and its cultural atmosphere. Just minutes away from the Cathedral, the main square, the "Agora" of the city and the commercial area. ... more   less 
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