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“Best value in Mexico...amazing place (and we don't say that very often)”
Review of Posada Carmelita

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Posada Carmelita
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best value in Mexico...amazing place (and we don't say that very often)”
Reviewed 14 April 2011

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Wow. This place was simply amazing. We loved everything about this posada. This place had charm, character, architecture, warmth, friendly staff, beautiful views, beautiful decor and everything else that we wanted. You won't hear us say this too often, but this place was perfect and probably one of the best values we've come across in the world. It's a shame that we didn't come here first when we arrived in San Cristóbal de las Casas because we would have loved to say here as long as we could. Sure we had the best room at the place at 350 pesos per night, but all the rooms provided equal character and charm. The views in the other rooms might not be as spectacular, but you can always get those on their rooftop patio that has amazing panoramic views of San Cristóbal de las Casas. One way or another, at this price, this is the best value in town.

We were lucky enough to obtain the corner room for our stay and it had phenomenal views of San Cristóbal de las Casas. The large room was beautifully decorated and had large windows on two-sides of the room. There was also an additional window in the shower area of the bathroom. Even though there wasn't a heater in the room, the room stayed at a comfortable temperature at night when the outside temperature dropped close to freezing. The blankets provided in the room were warm and comfortable which also helped. There was a good supply of hot water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This made showering with the window open in the cool mornings a joy! The rooms also had a television set, but we didn't even turn it on.

Everything about this room felt homey and comfortable. It's a place where we wish we could have stayed MUCH longer. There aren't enough good things we could say to really describe how amazing this place was, so we'll just let the pictures do the talking.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

Great place to stay. Very clean, comfortable and friendly and very central. Lovely rooms

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2010

LOVED staying here. I stayed one night in a different hotel, then Posada Carmelita before heading to the jungle. When I came back to San Crist I could have stayed anywhere else but I wanted to come back here. Extremely friendly staff, excellent value and great basic rooms. The first night I stayed here I had a room with two beds and a shared bathroom. The last 3 nights I stayed I got a room with a double bed, television and en suite bathroom.

The hotel is just a few blocks to the central market and within walking distance of the heart of San Cristobal.

I definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2010

An attractive foyer with fresh flowers was a welcome introduction to this small, comfortable posada in a convenient & historical part of the city. Rooms were clean & spacious, with reliable wireless & hot water available at all times. Unlimited purified drinking water was also supplied. The view from the rooftop patio was exceptional & a wonderful place to view the sunset or sunrise, as well as to simply relax in the hammock. Staff are attentive & the owner made herself available to organise a taxi when leaving, no matter what the time! Excellent value & highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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4 Thank MexicoWanderer
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2007

I found this Hotel serendipitously as it is not in the guidebooks. Quite simply the best value in San Cristobal. Family owned and run, clean, friendly, quiet, central, gorgeous view from roof terrace . Rooms run from $10 to $20 per night.

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  • Stayed April 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Posada Carmelita
Address: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #31 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in San Cristobal de las Casas
Number of rooms: 20

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