The hotel is lovely with a beautiful garden and decent rooms (although quite musty). The staff were very nice, especially Chela and the woman who is in charge at night (I've forgotten her name) and the two chefs (who allowed us to use the kitchen to prepare the kids meals). And it was a nice touch to offer a couple of bottles of wine with the room.
There is no water pressure and it is difficult to shower, but to be expected in an old hotel in a small town in Mexico. Also, they would benefit from updating the map on their website. We had to stop and ask twice as all of the storefronts look the same and names of the streets are confusing.
Breakfast was decent, always an egg dish, frijoles (beans) and local sweet breads and fruits (along with tea and very good coffee). I overheard people asking for eggs made a special way and they accommodated when they could.
Keep in mind, there are not a lot of decent restaurants in the area. Check out tripadvisor's restaurant list. IVOS pizza was our favourite... just a little hole in the wall, but the best pizza I've had in North America. The rest were mediocre at best and couldn't seem to handle any changes. Not to mention poor service... but that's another post.
We might go back without kids or at a quieter time (we were there for Dia de los Muertos, which was a bit crazy). It wasn't the ideal place for young kids (I got the feeling they were not used to having them stay at the hotel), but the other guests were mostly retired couples or young couples and they were very considerate, along with Victoria, the owner, and Luis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable Luxury! Travel back in time. Discover Old Mexico during your stay at Hotel La Casa Encantada. This lovingly restored Colonial Mansion built in 1784 is just steps away from the historic Plaza Don Vasco de Quiroga, in the heart of Patzcuaro, Michoacan. Imagine being in an elegant 18th century Mansion yet with all the comforts of home. Here you will find peaceful luxury in the heart of the city. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Casa Encantada Patzcuaro
- La Casa Encantada Hotel Patzcuaro