This review is long overdue, since we had such a lovely and unforgettable four days at Villas Casa Morada; four days I may add, that passed far too quickly for us. We were looking for a romantic place to stay and our wishes were fulfilled in every way.
This small colonial hotel is located in the quiet outskirts of the wonderful highland town of San Cristobal de las Casas, but is well within walking distance of many attractions and good restaurants. The suites are located around a charming well-tended interior garden in a semi-rural neighbourhood. As residents of large cities, we were quite entertained by the neighbourhood rooster and learned that roosters not only crow at dawn. This lead to much laughter and a few ‘chicken in the pot’ jokes.
We reserved the two-story villa containing two bedrooms with a nice balcony facing the garden, full kitchen and most importantly an open fireplace. In retrospect this was probably too large for two people, but we enjoyed rattling around in the large space nonetheless and I hasten to add, that we were given the option of a smaller suite upon arrival.
The bedrooms especially were absolutely charming, romantic and very cosy. The bedspreads, pillows, curtains and decorations were of woven Mayan textiles and were very attractive. The framed textiles on the walls added to the general ambiance, as did the painted fireplace. It did get a bit nippy in the evenings during our stay hence the addition of a space heater and the before mentioned fireplace were a welcome addition to a romantic evening and to ward off the chill, as were the cosy blankets. The many small touches, which added to our comfort and attention to detail, are what made our stay memorable.
The staff was very courteous, friendly and kept us well supplied with the all-important firewood. The apartment was kept very nice and clean during our stay.
We only ate at Villas Casa Morada once, on the morning of our departure. We had omelets with corn fungus, which was delicious. If we had known how tasty it was we would have had breakfast at the hotel every morning.
Our only regret is not being able to stay longer than four days as there is so much to see and experience in San Cristobal de las Casas and the surrounding Mayan villages such as San Juan Chamula. I can highly recommend a stay at Villas Casa Morada, as a visit to Chiapas is like stepping into a different magical world and memories of this trip will always put a smile on my face…
- 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