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Hotel Castelmar
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Campeche
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wonder service and friendly staff makes our five nights here enjoyable. Staff will go out of there way to meet you every need, including purchasing a bag of ice and keeping it for you exclusive use in their freezer.

Room Tip: Only three suites so book early.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very clean and reasonably priced hotel located on corner of Calles 61 & 10 on the seaward side of the central historic distric. The casa was originally built in 1880 to be a military barracks, but became one of the first hotels in Campache. It was renovated and updated in 200-2004. Rooms have airconditioning, phones and there is WiFi. A breakfast is served in the patio, but it does not have a restaraunt or bar. (Liquor licenses are apparently limited for the historic district.) Our favorite restaurant has been Marganzo on Calle 10 between 59 and 57. Excellent food - delicious seafood dishes.

Room Tip: We are in room 216, a junior suite on the northwest corner overlooking the instersection of Calles 6...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here two nights on our way down to Palenque. We had never been to Campeche and looked forward to seeing it. The hotel was not difficult to find with the mapquest directions I had. As mentioned the one ways are a bit confusing, but with a map and directions, not impossible.

We booked a junior suite and had a lovely colonial room on the corner facing the sea. It had windows on both sides of the corner and afforded a small but lovely view of the malecon and the sea on one side, and the street scene on the other. There were floor to ceiling shutters on the windows, and on the sea side, a small balcony. We did not have any problem with street noise, and on both nights we were there, there were Christmas events going on in the Historic Center and lots of people and traffic.

We had a king size bed, that while hard, had good linens and pillows. The bath was modern with a walk in shower with glass walls. The room had cable tv but no refrigerator, etc. The hotel does not have a bar, if you want a drink go across the street to the little restaurant and the gregarious owner will take care of you. Will even let you take his glasses and bottles with you as long as you bring them back.

Check in was easy, parking is just down the block and is secure and free. There is a small pool but we did not use it. Breakfast was available, but we chose to go back toward the Merida highway to the strip of restaurants on the gulf that serve seafood. OH MY. We went both mornings, unbelievable. Not all of them serve breakfast, but some do and it was to die for. Fresh shrimp cocktail anyone??? Fresh shrimp omelets???

Highly recommend for the price point and location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Once we'd navigated our way round the one-way streets of the walled city to find the hotel's car park, it was great to set out on foot to explore the historical centre. One night in Campeche between driving up from Calakmul and heading onto the Ruta Puuc suited us well. The hotel was excellent value when booked online. We went for a standard room which turned out to have two doubles and be on the upper floor looking down to the courtyard below. The shower was spacious but crammed a little too closely to the WC. A spacious and cool room, but also with fan and A/C if you wanted to use them.

We opted to have breakfast somewhere else in town, but the sunny courtyard of the hotel also looked appealing. The only downside was that the safe in our room had a key, not a code, and we had to go down to reception to sort out paperwork to get the key and pay a deposit.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in January, based on my sister's and my stay a couple of years ago. The stay was just as nice as before. The front desk staff and the porter staff were extremely helpful and parking close to the hotel is free. Our room (2nd floor) was extremely large, with a big window and double doors opening to the sun-filled central courtyard. Air conditioning was quiet and efficient, although the ceiling fan did squeak a lot. The shower bathroom was large and hot water was immediate. The furnishings were very Spanish colonial and visually perfect. Beds were extremely comfortable. The continental breakfast was approximately $8/10 US, which for what was offered, was a bit high. But the fruit, juice, coffee, breads, cereal were fresh. Bigger breakfasts could be ordered. I'd say this is a very fine renovated casona hotel and would recommend it completely.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed at Castelmar for 2 nights and found the location in historical Campeche just excellent. Our room was on the second floor, corner suite, with 2 balconies and a view of the Gulf. Yes it is noisy and I slept with earplugs but it was worth it to be right in the heart of the walled city. The room was large with king bed and there was lots of hot water in a big shower. Everything was very clean and our room was refreshed several times a day with fresh towels, bed turndown service and chocolates! Unfortunately the front desk manager during the day was not friendly or helpful at all. We arrived by bus in mid-afternoon, hot and tired and hungry. No check in allowed until 3pm which is understandable but how about a suggestion on where to eat or a map of the area or even just a welcome? We were pushed out onto the street - it was very hot, 35 Celsius - and told to return in 3 hrs. It took some wandering to sort out where we were (kind of fuzzy headed from an early morning and bus ride from Merida) but we did manage to find paseo grand which is closed to car traffic and has some wonderful eateries. Eventually we checked into our room and it was a more than pleasant surprise. Wifi is available in the lobby areas which are comfortable but not in the rooms or at the pool. The pool is very cold but just what we needed to refresh and it was clean. The front desk manager did not tell us about breakfast in the courtyard but we did discover it ourselves - pretty basic continental for 60pesos. Overall I would highly recommend Castelmar in Campeche.

Room Tip: 216 has views and 2 balconies on the second floor corner
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is one of the most beautiful hotels that I have stayed in in Mexico, and I haved stayed in a lot over the last 25 years. The original details of the historic building have been wonderfully preserved. The original pasta tiles are extant throughout the hotel--in the lobby, the hallways, and the rooms. The swimming pool is clean and well-maintained, with four lounge chairs and a table on the side. It is a nice place to relax in the afternoon. The beds were very comfortable, and the room was very quiet. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Address: Calle 61 nr 2, between calle 8 and 10, Campeche 24000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Campeche > Campeche
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Campeche
#5 Family Hotel in Campeche
Price Range: $43 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Castelmar 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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