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Hotel Posada El Paraiso
Kortrijk, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming and absolutely nice”
Reviewed 7 April 2006

My wife and I stayed one night in this very charming hotel in the heart of San Cristobal de Las Casas. Please do not believe the bad things they write about this hotel: the rooms are perfectly clean, nice and colourfull, the staff is extremely helpfull and honest and the restaurant is a class in its own. The hotel is what we call in Europe a "Hotel de Caractère", where you do not expect a TV set in your room, two king size beds or a frigde with a bar - you can find this things all over the world in the large hotel chains. Here the atmosphere is what really counts. The rooms fit perfectly for a couple, there is no more noise than in all the other hotels in Mexico we slept in, the garden is charming and the food excellent.
The staff is extremely honest en helpfull: the very moment we left the hotel, more or less in a hurry not to miss the bus, one member of the staff runned to our taxi with a shirt in his hands that my wife forgot in the room. They had the accuracy to check the room the very moment we left, just to be shure that nothing got lost! We are still very gratefull for this service and help. I would definitely stay another time in this hotel and I can strongly recommand it for people who like charming little hotels.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 18 March 2006

the hotel rooms are about 6 feet from the street.
the rooms are slightly larger than the beds in them.
don't plan on catching up on the news for there are no tv's.
my wife and i didn't get any sleep, the rooms are extremely noisy.
we switched hotels and got a better place for a lot less money.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed 20 February 2006

This hotel is very clean, has a great location, and is very attractive. However, the rooms offer very little privacy. My room was located right off the lobby (as most of the rooms are), and had no windows. The room was very dark. The only source of light was a small skylight, and a window in the door. The walls are paper thin, so I could hear every sound my neighbors made. It was stated in the description that the staff spoke English, French and German, but they only spoke Spanish.

The food at the hotel resturant, Eden, was wonderful. The staff was polite, and very helpful.

If you plan to go on a tour of Chamula, do not go with the hotels recommended tour company, Arista, go with Alex and Raul. Alex and Raul are located outside the Church on the zocola at 9:30 am every morning. It was the best tour I have taken in Mexico.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed 14 February 2006

The hotel itself is charming with Santa Fe color scheme of turquois blue and orange. Lovely decorations and lots of plants. Courtyard is pretty, and the place is kept very clean. Excellent location, you can walk everywhere, tons of great restaurants nearby. The hotel restaurant was quite average, pretty good prices. We only paid about 500 peso for our room, it was a double bed for the 2 of us, it was pretty cramped, but quite inexpensive. The room was basically the size of a bed, you would never want to hang around in the room. The hotel was an old hospital, and the rooms were basically hospital rooms, large enough for patients only. Having said that, I still think the hotel is fairly good value, because you can choose to hang out in the courtyard or the lobby area, which has plenty of glass windows, sky lights, tons of comfy tables and chairs, and plants everywhere. Its kind of like sitting in your living room. We ended up sitting out there, reading, or having a Margaritta with friends, it all worked out.

There are tons of other hotels in town, so I might try another one if I were to go back. Hotel Paraiso is ok though, for the money...

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed 24 January 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed here over New Years and were given a room that was on the groundfloor, essentially in the lobby of the hotel. While I can't speak to the exterior courtyard rooms, which may be lovely, our room was awful. It reminded us both of a dorm room, with barely enough room for a double bed. There was no way we could both have our suitcases open, and forget about 2 people "hanging out" in the room at the same time. And since the only thing separating us from the front desk and our room was a thin door and a curtain, it was extremely noisy. We were supposed to have dinner in the restaurant, but the front desk bungled our reservations so the food may be good, but we wouldn't know...I guess you could say the room was clean, though. Stay at Casa Felipe Flores instead if you want to have a great experience. El Paraiso was horrible.

  • Stayed December 2005
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netherlands
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Reviewed 16 January 2006

In december we stayed a few nights in San Cristobal de las Casas in hotel possado el paraiso. The hotel is located in the centre but in a quiet street. The hotel has 14 rooms. Some of them are located on the groundfloor and more or less in the lobby. We had one of these rooms. It was a very small room with a small double bed. It was hard to pass each other in the room. It was impossible to open a suitcase except when you put it on the bed. The room was also very noisy; early in the morning we could hear people checking out. Worse; in the bathroom you could easily hear all the sound of the neighbours!
The hotel has a good restaurant.
We paid 55 euros per night ( breakfast not included)
We loved san Cristobal but if we decide to go there once again we would choose another hotel ( there are serveral in the centre)

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Reviewed 25 November 2005

Very nice hotel in the center of town. Nice rooms with high ceilings. Tasteful garden, friendly staff. Good restaurant. A maid saved us from a big spider! Enough blankets for a cold night. Very tasteful bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Property: Hotel Posada El Paraiso
Address: Calle 5 de Febrero Centro 19, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #39 of 72 Hotels in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada El Paraiso 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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