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Casa de la Real Aduana
Why we like it
- Small luxury hotel located in the heart of Colonial Patzcuaro
- 16th century manor that has been designated a historical landmark
- Surrounded by Purhepecha Indian villages, pre-Hispanic pyramids and Colonial convents
The combination of antique pieces of furniture and modern works of art give each of our guest rooms a particular character.
I would just like to add that the help / service we received from Melissa Hookway was oustanding. It was very personal and I was made to felt like a valued client.
- AC, Cheshire
This is a gem of a small colonial house turned boutique hotel, owned by a Franco-Mexican couple and filled with artwork, photos, sculptures and books. It has just five rooms, all looking onto the central courtyard. The house used to be the Royal Custom House, hence the name, for the whole of Michoacan state when Patzcuaro was the trading centre in colonial times. The present owners have restored it to its former glory but added the right contemporary touches such as sumptuous modern bathrooms. Little touches such as lemongrass tea and pastries in your room on arrival, a guest lounge with books, piano and a delicious Mexican home-cooked breakfast make it a real haven, a few steps from the main square. The owners are also your hosts who both speak excellent English and service is professional and personal.
Best time to be there
October to April as the rainy season works its way up from the south beginning in May and running until September. Hurricanes may occur from July to October. December to February are the coolest months, when northerly winds can sometimes take inland northern Mexico temperatures down to freezing.
Mexico City Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun (onward connections to the coast)
12 hours (plus one hour for onward connections)
GMT -6 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No mandatory vaccinations required
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