I stayed here for a week in November for business. I stayed in a junior suite on the second floor. My room looked out onto a small yard (across from the larger two-story suites at the back). I negotiated a rate of 1085 pesos per night (rack rate is $106 USD or 1385 Mx pesos). Breakfast was extra, about 80 pesos. Breakfast included fruit and juice and eggs made to order.
I enjoyed my stay at Casa Morada and found the management to be quite accomoodating. The hotel was virtually empty while I was there, with only a couple guests coming in and out during the week. There is not much English spoken here, so it's a good opp to practice your Spanish!
There are a couple disadvantages to this hotel. First, it is a bit further out than many other hotels. It's about 10 blocks to the north of most tourist attractions. It's a safe neighborhood, but it is a longer hike than I wanted at times. Second, the rooms are a bit on the cold side. There is not a lot of sun coming in the rooms, so it stays cold (like many buildings in SCLC) during much of the year. They provide space heaters and these help, but I found myself purchasing fire wood each night and asking them to build a fire in my roomt. Many times the fire wood is not quite cured, so you have to ask them to come back and bring the dry stuff. They do it happily however so it all works out. What else? The bathroom is really cold in the morning! This is true in much of SCLC, but for this reason I look for rooms that get sun ! The room next to mine had two windows and more sun, so I'd ask for that one if you could (upstairs, to the rear and to the right, sorry I dont know the number!).
Breakfast is pretty uneventful and for 80 pesos you can probably eat in town for that price. But it is convenient in their dining room--although very cold in the morning too.
Overall, I liked this place, but preferred the location of other B&Bs more. I also wanted a place with more light and warmth! The second trip I stayed at Bela's B&B and got more sunshine!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Casa Morada is a small boutique hotel with 10 rooms, 8 of them suites with one or two bedrooms located in the historic center of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. All Suites do have an equipped kitchen, dining and living room with fire place. Free WIFI access. Villas Casa Morada is an ideal place for an extended stay in the Highlands of Chiapas in order to discover the ancient Mayan Culture or even learn Spanish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Casa Morada Hotel San Cristobal De Las Casas
- Hotel Casa Morada