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Trip Start Feb 09, 2008
122Trip End Dec 26, 2008
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Where I stayed
Hotel Sierra del Tigre
For such a small town Mazamitla offered a good variety of Hotels at affordable rates and all are within easy walking distance of the Zocalo. I chose to stay at Hotel Sierra del Tigre, Reforma No. 3, Tel: 01 (382) 538-0087. This small hotel is half a block from the Zocalo and has nicely tiled, modern en-suite rooms with nice furnishings, a fridge and EXCELLENT mattresses. The latter was what sold it for me; the mattress was so deep and comfortable, I could have stayed in bed all day! If you asked me to pick one fault with the hotel, it would be that the rooms were a tad on the small side compared to other places that I looked at, but this would be the only fault. The hotel is not the most inviting from the outside; you enter in to the owner's small cafe with the rooms up above, set over two floors. Their advertised rates were 200, 300, 400 and 500 Peso for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons, but I had no problem in getting 50 Peso knocked off the single rate price. If you’re travelling solo then this offers the best rate in town, with the discount.
The next best budget option would be Posada Alpina, Reforma No. 8, Tel: 01 (382) 538-0104, www.posadaalpina.com . This hotel is on the plaza and had the friendliest staff in town. The wooden rooms have lots of character and cable TV but are a tad on the dark side. Their current rates were 180, 320, 460 and 520 Peso for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons, but there was no bartering with the price here.
A step up in price Mazamitla offers four or five excellent boutique hotels. Hotel Ana Victoria, Vicente Guerrero No. 2, Tel: 01 (382) 538-1008, www.hotelanavictoria.com . This hotel has a lovely set up and the welcoming owner speaks fluent English and would be a good source for information on the surrounding area. The rooms are modern and spacious and have set rates of 450 Peso for 1 or 2 persons and 600 Peso for 3 or 4. This is across the street from a school so could be noisy first thing.
Hotel El Lenador, Netzahualcoyotl No. 4, Tel: 01 (382) 538-0185, www.hostalelenador.com.mx . This new hotel has tastefully modern rooms with nice tiling throughout. Teresa the owner was a cheerful lady and was happy to show me round her new home. The rates were 250 and 400 Peso for 1 or 2 persons, Sunday through to Thursday. Friday and Saturdays will be more expensive.
Hotel & Restaurant La Troje, Galeana No. 53, Tel: 01 (382) 538-0070, www.latrogedemazamitla.com.mx . This professionally run hotel has the nicest set up in town and has only been open for a couple of months. Their current rates were 700 Peso for 1 or 2 persons and 800 or 900 Peso for 3 or 4. The rooms are nice but are well overpriced at these rates. It does have a lovely adjoining restaurant where you could easily spend an hour or two looking at the hundreds of photos on the walls from places all across the world. The hotel is at the entrance to the town, across the street from the Pemex gasoline station, which is a five minute walk to the Zocalo.
Buses from Mazamitla
Morelia 6 hours, 165 peso; Colima 3 hours, 100 peso; Queretaro 7 hours, 235 peso; Zamora 2 hours, 75 peso.