We walked up to Hotel Joalicia, and were pleased to find a clean, friendly hotel with a great airy room and balcony for a great price (285P as of January 2011.)
This is a budget hotel, so don't be surprised that the shower is right on the floor, or that you don't have a shower curtain. But if that doesn't phase you, then you'll find this hotel a great bargain, with comfortable beds, clean linen and a friendly staff. Most of the rooms we saw felt stuffy for lack of windows, but the double room (two beds) featured a balcony, and felt quite airy.
The room also had free wifi and - a rarity anywhere - ethernet connection to the Internet! I was able to plug in my computer and use Skype with no connection lag. What luxury! :)
The hotel is right in front of the zocalo. To get to it, exit the bus station and walk up to the main street, then turn left and head towards the church, which you'll see about 1 km down the street. The hotel is visible from the zocalo in front of the church, on the south side of the zocalo.
About Acayucan: if you read about it in guidebooks, you'll probably want to stay well away from this town. That would be a terrible mistake if you're hoping to find a no-frills, friendly and authentic Mexican town. It's pretty noisy and dirty, but if you take the time to explore a little, you'll notice the old men tipping their immaculate cowboy hats to you as you walk by, among many others. Take a stroll around the zocalo at sunset, try the fresh fruit stalls or the handmade potato chips in front of the church; they're amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We combine tradition, modernity and beauty. 100 Newly renovated guest rooms at your service since 1961 The most extensive facilities, parking, and live music in our restaurant Alebrije every Friday and Saturday starting at 8 pm. ... more less
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