My wife and I have been to Tequila three different times and stayed in three different places. La Cofradia is, without a doubt, the nicest and most interesting place we have ever been to, most certainly in Tequila. From the quality and uniqueness of their rooms to the service we received while there, not to speak of the quality of the food and drink, this place is beyond extraordinary.
The rooms are unique in every way, right down to the showers having 6 shower heads (do we really need this many?). Clearly, we were made to feel like we were the "King and Queen" of the world. While on their day tour, Erika even went so far as to find us to give us a cell phone in the case we had any emergencies during our stay at the facility, or I guess, even a problem in town. She said that we should use it anytime day or night, if necessary. Wow! (I am not sure if this is their normal policy, because I have never heard of such a thing, anywhere...Wow!)
I happen to be a tequila lover, perhaps not quite an aficionado of the juice, but I certainly know enough about it to know quality stuff from the alternative. La Cofradia produces numerous labels of tequila, and all I can say is that their quality tequila excels beyond the others in town. I have been on many of the tours offered in Tequila, Jalisco, and again, La Cofradia's tours, both their day as well as their night (kind of an eerie experience) tours, are extraordinary. Their entire process of manufacturing tequila is quite a "hands on" process rather than an automated system like some of the others, making the experience much more interesting. They even have a full laboratory, checked almost every day by the Government, to verify alcohol contents, and quality of their all natural tequila products.
I didn't mentioned their "Traberna" and won't elaborate on it much, other than to say, when you learn more about the history of Trabernas, you'll really appreciate this huge underground room, which I consider a sophisticated cave, where food and drink come together to form peace and harmony. This is a very cool place to visit, and where the tours end up, happily so!
Unless you have been to this hotel (I call it a park), you just can't understand, but once you have been, you'll want to return. We were just there the 29th and 30th of June 2013 and will be back the 1st week of December.
One additional fact, or perhaps a concern, is that there are only four rooms, and so we worked with our own schedule to get a reservation. They are in the midst of increasing the number of rooms, and rightfully so, they'll fill them.
Visiting Tequila, Jalisco should definitely be on your "Bucket List" and if you go there, you'll miss plenty of the experience if you don't stay at La Cofradia!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Matices Hotel de Barricas”, is a unique concept that combines the alchemy of tequila and human senses; more than a place to sleep, it’s a place to feel. There’s no other hotel within a tequila distillery where you can sleep in a barrel shape room, our essence is inspired on tequila spirit and our biggest commitment is to make you reach an unforgettable time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matices Hotel De Barricas Tequila, Mexico - Jalisco