Some good friends suggested we change our planned B&B in Patzcuaro to Villa Victoria and we were glad they did. The owner, Michael Cullin, has put his architectural and artistic stamp on this colonial renovation par excellence and every detail was lovely, elegant and luxurious. Our suite, the San Miguel, was spacious and stunning. It was chilly outdoors in January at night but we were able to be warm and toasty in front of our private fireplace, on the heated floors in the bath or sleeping under down comforters on electric mattress pads. Each amenity is first class from the terry cloth robes, the thick fluffy towels, the quality bedding and pillows to the most essential excellent beds. An abundance of table lamps added ambiance and reading light to the overhead iron chandelier and there was always a handy outlet for charging electronic devices.
On our arrival the lovely bilingual manager, Samantha, welcomed us with the offer of a beverage and fruit in the warm, commodious living/dining/kitchen common area where we were encouraged to gather in front of the fire, mingle, read, chat or have an end of day glass of wine surrounded by the fine Mexican art collection. Each breakfast was tastier than the last with abundant coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola and delicious hot entrees.
Gardens are another art form to owner, Michael, and offer a lush, colorful retreat behind the rustic wooden gates. The location in the historic centro could not have been better as it was a short walk to the main plaza and all the notable sites. We enjoyed our stay at Villa Victoria so much that we extended our stay for two nights and have vowed to return. We have traveled a lot in Mexico and have never been more pleased and impressed.