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“Great Gran Hotel”
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Gran Hotel
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Patzcuaro
Certificate of Excellence
Albuquerque
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Gran Hotel”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

We stayed at the Gran Hotel for five nights in june this year. The hotel is a colonial style building built in the 1950's. It is well appointed and immaculately clean. Everything worked as intended. There are two room facing the plaza and we had one of them. The Bocanegra plaza is quite active and a little noisy at times but all was quiet by 9:30pm. The hotel is owned and managed by a Mr. Ochoa who is there everyday to manage all the little details that are so important in a business of that size. The personnel is attentive and well trained. We seldom eat at the hotel where we stay, but in this case we ate practically all our meals there, because the food was good and reasonably priced and again the kitchen and the dining room were super clean. This hotel offers excellent value. We saw others costing two to three times as much and they didn't seem any nicer. Why pay extra for the Frida Kahlo fluff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Patzcuaro and I must say that we felt safe the whole time we were there and never once did we feel threatened or uncomfortable. Patzcuaro may not be the romantic little town it was 50 years ago but is still one of the prettiest places in Mexico in my opinion.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2011

Being well-located in town and having parking right in front of the hotel gave thumbs up for its location.

Our room had window facing outside while our friends' rooms were facing inside corridor. So if you need a lot of privacy, the inside rooms may not be for you.

The rooms were basic but clean. Exactly what we were looking for.

We were tired by the end of the day, so we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant. I was skeptical at first but glad we did at the end because the food was quite tasty. The menu had a large selection as well.

Remember at least to visit la Casa de los Once Patios. Beautiful structure, murals and good artisan stores that you could shop for souvenirs.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Coachella, California
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2010

We rented two rooms each with two beds for a couple of nights. The rooms were great, they each had a balcony facing the small plaza. The rooms size was great. I couldn't believe how clean the rooms were! They were truly impeccable. Between the rooms was a small living room area where we'd hang out, this also had an accessible balcony.

The hotel is located just walking distance to the plazas, churches, mini markets and mercado where there are many places to stop and eat. We ordered room service several times and this was the best I've ever seen. The service was very quick, the presentation was great, the food portions were just right and delicious.

I'd stay here again without a doubt. It's centrally located in the heart of Patzcuaro. Be sure to do the Trolley tour, the boat trip to Janitzio (you will need a taxi to take you to embarcadero for this) and then at night, the plaza in front of the hotel comes alive with ambience.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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3 Thank mendez99
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2009

Yeah, the rooms are small and there is no elevator.... But, the place is immaculate and the staff is extremely attentive. The restaurant has a dozen tables on the covered sidewalk outside which makes you feel a part of any activities in Gertrudis Bocanegra square which is right across the street.

Parking is reserved right in front of the hotel and is rarely a problem, even on Day of the Dead weekend. Would not hesitate to go there again. Hope you will too!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Northampton
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2009

Gran Hotel is located on one of the main squares in Patzcuaro, but it's not an all-night party kind of town so the noise is not a big problem. There are rooms of various sizes - as a single mine was on the small side room, but pretty and very comfortable; they even provided a filter coffee machine and hairdryer which you don't usually find at this price. Same day laundry service at bargain rates. Front desk staff were always helpful and friendly even though the hotel was packed and they were kept busy. The restaurant has tables under a portico right on the square - a great place for breakfast. There is a nice terrace on the top floor as well as comforatble inside seating areas on each landing (useful when it's pouring with rain outside!)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2007

We stayed here for one night after rolling into Patzcuaro late in the evening via bus from Zihuatanejo. While the Gran Hotel looks very nice and has a marvelous lobby, the room was barely big enough to turn around in and had no windows . . . well, except for windows that faced the hallway in both the room AND the bathroom. This made it a little weird and quite loud.

A few nights later (after staying at yet another hotel on the square) we moved to the Casa Encantana and were blown away by how much more you could get for $40 a night . . .

  • Liked — Location was nice
  • Disliked — Weird windows in the room that gave a view of . . the hallway . . . and a view of us to all
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank ElTarasco
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Madison, WI
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2007

~$70/night US for 3 people- 2 beds including daily breakfast
hot water all the time
polite front desk who helped us to hire a taxi
located on Plaza Chica-Gertrudis Bocanegra
made reservations by calling the number listed as a fax number on the website--actually the phone line
got locked out when we came back at 12:30 one night, but someone let us in when we banged on the doors loud enough

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Gran Hotel
Address: Plaza Gertrudis Boca Negra 6, Patzcuaro 61600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Patzcuaro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Patzcuaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Patzcuaro, that means in Purapecha language: place where they raise and they lower the Gods, is a constructed colonial city in century XVII. Considered by the Mexican government one of the 23 Magical Towns of the country. It has the virtue to be near two beautiful lakes (Patzcuaro and Zirahuan) and to count on a great variety of indigenous localities with a great artisan tradition, which combines indigenous techniques and design, Spanish and even Chinese. ... more   less 
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