This is a delightful small hotel with 5 star amenities. Aside from taking a few extra minutes finding it (they should provide a better map on their internet site), you will find yourself in an absolute Oasis of Puerto Campeche. We found parking on the street directly in front of the hotel and all the staff were very helpful, with good English, and courteous. It was quite warm and they welcomed us with a pleasant iced mint/agave refreshing drink and then told as gold SPG members we were upgraded to a junior suite (#10). Since we payed with points + $90 per night we gave it 5 stars on value. The whole place is very quiet as it is tucked back in the old walled city and not near any high traffic streets. The spacious room has his/her sink stations (see photos) and is well appointed with windows, a writing desk and easy chairs with console table and the bed was adorned with fresh flower pedals! Coming from a bad experience at a previous hotel in Merida, we were delighted.
Hotel offers wi-fi at no cost throughout although our room was spotty in reception as it was on the outer back edge. Our room had an iPod player which was a real plus for me. Although the pool is small, I found it refreshing and unique in design. There were no issues with pool towels (fresh ones on all the pool chairs). There is a full service restaurant and although a bit pricy, it is convenient and in a very beautiful setting. They offer a specialty dessert of the chef (Calle 59 Flan) that is so good we had 3 during our stay!
Hotel location for the colorful and clean Puerto Campeche could not be better as one can walk safely on the old narrow sidewalks to the various restaurants and sights (the twin towered church & plaza). Our favorite local restaurant which specializes in fish was Marganzo's which is about 5 short blocks down Calle 59 toward the Sea Gate. For our second dinner there I tried their pork dish 'Cochinita Pibil' which was also very good. On the way, also on Calle 59 we passed a newly opened coffee bar which had excellent coffee using local beans freshly ground on an Italian machine. They said they might start opening for breakfast! Try it.
We felt two nights was the perfect stay in Puerto Campeche as there is not that much to do in the town. The best museum with some amazing archeological exhibits is the one in the elevated old Fort situated on the south edge of the city (10 minutes by car). If we were ever in the area again, this is the place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hacienda Puerta Campeche is an architectural relic dating from the 17th century located just a 20 minute drive from Campeche city’s airport and in the historic center of this city, declared Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This site is currently the ideal starting off point for adventure into the adjacent historical areas. The walls of these idyllic colonial houses are ocher and orange painted. Its 15 guest rooms and suites combine the comfort of state-of-the-art technology and traditional ambiance. Surrounded by stunning views of the gardens and the pool, the restaurant offers a sophisticated menu consisting of delightful dishes prepared with fish and sea food from the Gulf of Mexico. A terrace lounge enclosed in a charming environment welcomes guests in the evening with captivating cocktails and wines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Puerta Hotel Campeche
- Campeche Hacienda Puerta Hotel