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“Great location, small rooms & lots of ambient noise” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Casa Dulce Maria
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tequila
San Diego, CA
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location, small rooms & lots of ambient noise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

As everyone has said, this hotel is in a great location within walking distance to the attractions of Tequila. The room and bathroom were quite small and the ambient noise from the lobby or passersby is easily heard. The room and hotel are clean and pretty, but I would have liked a few more amenities and small luxuries such as lamps, a clock and a bit more space.

We were fortunate to be here during the annual December fiestas, however the fireworks and church bells went off at 5 a.m. on Sunday!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chapala
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is the type of review that I hate to give. First the positive...

the hotel is centrally located in Tequila and nearly everything is within walking distance, including the fantastic Sauza distillery (a must for a tequila tour!). The hotel is really attractive and I liked that each room was given a name (Ivette, Maria, etc) rather than a number. Wi-fi was available in the courtyards and coffee was kept brewing. The hotel was kept spotlessly clean and everything was in excellent condition. It´s clear that the owners and staff have a great deal of pride in their business...but...

now the semi-negative (because nothing was BAD, just not good)

the staff seemed very disinterested in their customers. It wasn´t that they were rude, they weren´t, but you got the feeling that they´d rather be doing anything else. Yes, I speak Spanish, so it wasn´t a case of miscommunications and I also smile and say please and thank you, regardless of the attitude. Near the end of the stay, they did warm up a bit, but a crash course in hospitality wouldn´t go amiss.

The room I booked was a double. Wow, how two double beds were crammed into that small room is beyond me. There was a table with mirror that you couldn´t use unless you sat on the second bed-- the two were jammed together. Again, it wasn´t bad, just not good.

I had made an online booking. At check-in, the clerk seemed surprised that I was there, much less to find my booking. I paid in cash and was not given a receipt. I didn´t think too much about it until I got home and found that the website reported me as a "no-show" owing a $75 cancellation fee. I would have been in deep sheep if my friend wasn´t a tourist who loved taking photos of EVERYTHING. Fortunately for me, she had taken photos of me checking-in (including the iron grill with the hotel´s name!) and me inside the room. What would have happened if I´d had no proof other than my word?

This is a really cute little hotel that deserves a higher rating than a 3, but the staff is the problem. A few smiles and a bit more dedication to their paperwork could work miracles.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Cheri H
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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Beginning with the positive. The hotel location is quite central (normal in a small village one could say), it's quiet and a beautiful place.
But...the room we had was really really small. It could be a tiny to normal sized room for 2, but for 4 people it was too small. And as well the personnel was not really friendly, like as if they weren't pleased to have some customers.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank deifchen
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Morelia
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

The hotel is very clean, comfortable and quiet. Additionally the people by the desk are professional, very friendly and helpful. They informed us very clearly and accurately of attractions, where to eat, where to park, etc. The hotel has very good Internet reception by the patio, where there is permanent free coffee. I could not ask for more. If you visit them, you will coincide with me. Salud!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eugenio_Cortes
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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Very quiet but excellent location, wonderful room decoration, very clean with a really nice athmosphere. Extremely comfortable beds. Highly recommended!!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dany D
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

After careful investigation our family (we travel offen to Tequila) recognizes "Dulce Maria" as best hotel in Tequila. It is always clean, friendly, the patio is beautiful place to take pictures. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank PhotoShootsVallarta
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Nuevo Vallarta, Mex. /Northern California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2010

If you are looking for an authentic and beautiful Mexican hotel then Casa Dulce Maria is for you. It was very quiet, very clean, super comfortable beds. I live in Mexico and can tell you that beds this comfortable are very rare in Mexico. The bathroom was clean and nice, no dirty corners or insects here! The hotel is what looks like a historic mansion, the rooms are arranged around two beautiful courtyards, the upper floor has lovely natural light. It is only 2 blocks from the plaza but you would never know it, it was soooo quiet! We were the only people there at this time. The only strange thing was the cold service received from the reception desk both at night and in the morning when we checked out. They were efficient but offered absolutely no extra words or cheerful greetings at any time. I guess sometimes it is nice not to be bothered in any way but I think a little friendly help can go a long way in making such a beautiful hotel an even better experience for the guests. Free parking was definitely a plus. I really recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Nyima B
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Additional Information about Casa Dulce Maria

Property: Casa Dulce Maria
Address: Calle Abasolo # 20, Tequila 46400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Tequila
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tequila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 321
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