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“Cozy lodging after a day of exploring” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel El Real
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Real de Catorce
Certificate of Excellence
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cozy lodging after a day of exploring”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

To explore Real de Catorce you want a great hotel to stay where you can park your car, so you can explore the town walking though those magic corners, hence El Real is exactly what you are looking for.

Great location, remarkable decor, clean and a comfy bed in a cute room with balcony and an awesome view of the town. The staff was really helpful.

Highlights: It has a bar on site with live music and wifi (not very common in the town).

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

This hotel is beautiful aesthetically ...very tasteful...clean as a whistle and has a good feeling about it..But the absolute best part about it is: the obliging, friendly, smiling staff! We loved it and wholeheartedly recommend it as the best place to stay in this pueblo magico!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zanjabeel B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

I've driven down to Real de Catorce several times from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This time I stayed at the Hotel el Real for several nights in early May of this year. I did so because I enjoyed the hotel staff, service and location. I also ate several meals there and enjoyed wine with other guests and staff during my stay. The food was prepared upon order, fresh and delicious. I found all encounters, the business to social, to be pleasant and easy. I will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver BC
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

A young local showed us to this hotel, we were wandering around the town looking for a hotel that had closed a few years back. We were given a great room with a patio out back that overlooks the valley. Great sunrises from the deck, very comfortable beds. There was a little stove in the room, so you could light a fire at night if it got too cold. The staff were very helpful and they had a really good restaurant downstairs. For about $60 a night this was a great value. This place is very charming and peacful. A very good value and great location.

Room Tip: Try for a room with a patio
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Copado
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Real de Catorce is the “Brigadoon” of central Mexico, well worth a visit, especially during Semana Santa / Easter or during the August / September Huichole's religious festivals.

This an 8 hour drive from DF, but over a 5 day “week-end “, with two people sharing the driving it was an easy trip. Most of the driving is on the hwy 57.

We stayed at Hotel el Real 2. We rode horses in the mountains and watched the open air Easter reenactment of the passion of Christ. We photographed lots of cacti in flower, and nearly went to a cock fight , which took too long to organize and was delayed due to rain.

This rustic styled hotel Hotel el Real 2. is one block up from the main church and the “moneda”. The rooms were clean and quiet, even though we stayed during the Easter week-end festivities 2012. We had one of the top floor rooms ( number 13 ) which are compact but OK for a couple. These rooms have direct access to the roof veranda which has great views of the town and South towards the mountains. All restaurants are with in easy walking distance, safe car parking is in the street.

We hired horses from the “caballerangos” in the market square each day of the three days of our stay and trekked on horse back on three of the popular horse tours, “el Quemado”, The road down to the desert, and the road to the “Ojo del Agua” .

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I think its the best place to stay in Real de Catorce! Clean rooms, good food, very friendly service (speaks Spanish, German, Italian and English) a stylus ironic oven in the room make the night to an unforgettable adventure! A "must stay" not only for the Movie-fan;-) Tip for the weekender - the Bar "AMOR Y PAZ" have the best Drinks ever (as well non alcoholic and lactose free)! WE´LL COME BACK!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

There are a few hotels, hostels and B & B's in Real de Catorce. The owners of Hotel Real also have a more upscale, newer hotel a few blocks north. But the small Hotel Real, located in the center of this magical town, can't be beat for charm, reasonable prices, home-cooked fare and the kindness of the knowledgeable family that owns and runs it.
Chances are, if you are visiting out-of-the-way Real de Catorce you are not expecting, nor are you interested in a fancy hotel experience. The Hotel Real will be most appreciated by adventurous travelers seeking an authentic experience.

Room Tip: Recommend the top floor room which has access to a large terrace that overlooks much of the city.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel El Real
Address: Morelos #20, Real de Catorce, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > San Luis Potosi > Real de Catorce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Real de Catorce
Number of rooms: 26
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