This post has been updated and new information has been added about Hotel Limón, so I thought I’d recycle it. — MarieMcC
Several members of the Visit Xalapa Yahoo Group are currently making plans to travel in the area, and some have asked about where to stay.
Two of our members have already stayed at the Posada del Cafeto and have given us their opinions on this hotel.
Laura highly recommends the Posada del Cafeto. She took the photos posted here. Laura said: “They have a wonderful breakfast cafe and breakfast is included with room rental, plus they are located right downtown, but on a quieter side street. They also have wireless high speed internet access in the cafe which extends to some of the rooms as well.”
Another member stayed at the Posada del Cafeto in January 2007 and found it quite satisfactory for the price. His only complaint was that the room lacked any kind of heater, so he had to take hot showers to keep warm. On that score he was very satisfied — lots of hot water and lots of pressure. According to Rich, “the breakfast was ok.” Best of all was the location: it was near to everything.
All photos by Laura Garcia
Posada del Cafeto
Canovas 8 and 12
Tel: (228) 8170023
Mastercard and Visa are accepted.
Posada del Cafeto Website (Spanish only)
OTHER HOTELS IN XALAPA
A list of hotels in the Xalapa area, organized by price, can be found on JonW’s MSN page. There are many other hotels in Xalapa not on the list. Keep in mind for hotels in Mexico, particularly budget hotels, having a website is not yet widespread practice. There is another list of hotels in Xalapa here, and you will notice there are no web pages listed for any of them.
Here are a few hotels recommended by some of our Yahoo Group members:
Everyone recommends the pretty Mariquinta (Posada de la Mariquinta), a guest house in an 18th century building with rooms, suites, and bungalows around a lovely garden, three long blocks up from the main drag, Zamora (which becomes Enriquez as you head west toward the cathedral and Parque Juarez (the city’s zocalo). It will run about $45 a night for a double, perhaps a bit more (Mexico’s inflation has a way of making tour guide books obsolete prior to their distribution) .
I know it is the trendiest place in the centro, but I much prefer the more inexpensive (though still nice) rooms at the Hotel Principal, much more centrally located only a block south of the main drag, on Zaragoza at Primera Verdad, about $35. Either place, you should be comfortable, with clean bath, good beds, cable TV, and so forth. Have a nice trip! — Jim Martin
Posada de la Mariquinta
Alfaro No. 12
91000 Xalapa, Veracruz
Tel: (228) 818-1158
Credit cards not accepted
Zaragoza No. 28, corner of Nicolas Bravo
Tel. (228) 8176400 y (228) 8176401
Note: Rooms on the Nicolas Bravo side can get very noisy early in the morning. — Kurt
Hotel Limón is on Revolucion a few steps from Enriquez just behind the catedral. They have a very nice patio in the center of the hotel. It was approximately ten US dollars a night [in 2006]. I needed to have some clothes laundered. I went out searching and paid too much at an independent laundry shop. The next time, I realized since the Hotel maids wash the bed linens, they could also do laundry for the Hotel occupants although they don’t advertise this, and I did not go through the front desk. For regular laundry, just ask the maids at the Hotel for a price. Very inexpensive, they did a great job, they were glad to do it, and same day service in my case. — Kurt
Revolucion No. 8
Tel. (228) 8172204