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Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Campeche

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Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Campeche

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Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Campeche

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In a nutshell:
Memorable and photogenic boutique hotel within the ancient walls of Campeche. Luxurious accommodations with colonial charm, spectacular indoor-outdoor swimming pool surrounded by ancient walls.  Fantastic sightseeing within easy reach of the property on foot and by car.

 

Campeche is a wonderful city; within its walls lie sleepy cobbled streets lined with the brightly colored houses that are so typical of Mexico. Tourism hasn’t yet stamped its mark on the city and it’s a great place to explore and sample some of the real Mexico that gringos don’t usually get to see. Down by the water’s edge the fishermen still take their boats out at dawn and return with the day’s catch, while in the main square locals gather to meet and exchange all the latest gossip. Hacienda Puerta Campeche is located beneath the city’s ancient walls and it is an ideal base for exploring the city and this intriguing area.

 

Constructed in 1685, the hacienda has been used as a home, shop and a storehouse for henequen fibers. After a decline in the sisal business the hacienda was abandoned, but it has now been carefully and sympathetically restored to its former glory. Many of the hacienda’s original features are still evident, from its thick stone walls to the beautifully tiled floors.

 

With just 16 rooms, the hotel feels small and intimate, more like a grand home than a hotel. With every luxury to pamper guests, from its excellent restaurant to the unique swimming pool, it’s a great place relax and unwind. The decor and furnishing of the guest rooms is elegant and lavish, reflecting the opulence and style of the hacienda’s heyday.

 

Hacienda Puerta Campeche is an ideal size for small groups, and would be perfect for a small wedding or family party, as a sightseeing base (the archaeological site of Edzna and the fascinating Mayan burial grounds on the island of Jaina are within easy reach), or just as a charming retreat to relax and escape from all the stresses of modern life.

Rooms

The rooms are arranged around a central courtyard in the original buildings of the hacienda. Most of the rooms are located under colonnades with shady terraces. Comfortable chairs and tables can be found sheltered under the cloisters; a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet. The remaining rooms are located in a two-story building that overlooks the gardens and swimming pool.

 

The impressive guest rooms have 18-foot ceilings, exposed beams, ornately tiled floors and 10-foot,heavy wooden doors. Yet in spite of their period features they have many modern amenities which include air-conditioning, satellite TV and high speed Internet connection. All of the rooms have hammocks, so that guests can sleep Mayan style.

 

 

Summary of room facilities

All rooms

Wi-fi, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, iPod docking station, hairdryer, cable TV, minibar

Superior room

Antique furniture, king bed, 430 sq. ft

Junior Suite

King bed, located in 17th century building, antique furniture, 530 sq ft.

Deluxe Suite

Located in 17th century building, king bed or 2 double beds, some rooms with day beds,  650 sq ft.

The rooms ooze character with their high ceilings, beautifully tiled floors and huge wooden doors. All of the rooms have been carefully furnished and decorated in a style in keeping with the age of the hacienda.
Most of the rooms are ground floor and have windows facing the central courtyard. The windows have wooden shutters which keep the rooms cool and dark, as well as offering maximum privacy. All these period details are complemented by state-of-the-art amenities and facilities, including CD players, satellite TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar and high speed internet connections.

The Superior Rooms often have a small dressing room and a separate bathroom. The bathrooms are spacious and, like the bedrooms, retain many of the hacienda’s original features; the same soaring ceilings and original stone walls.

There are several different layouts but almost all of the bathrooms have a double vanity (some of the vanity areas are in the dressing rooms), a separate shower and separate toilet. All bathrooms are supplied with a good range of toiletries and a hairdryer.

The Junior Suites offer more space than the Superior Rooms and feature either an open plan sitting area with sofa, table and chairs, or a separate sitting room. These wooden doors lead through to the bathroom, and beyond that there is a large dressing room which works as an additional living area. Like the Superior Rooms, they are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV and CD player. These are a good choice for families because of the additional space.

Spacious and elegant dressing rooms have a glass roof which allows in lots of natural light and gives you the feeling of being outdoors. The rooms have plenty of storage and a large double vanity. The twin day beds are a wonderful feature. With the space and light, they act as a separate living area which is an ideal place to read or simply relax.

Some Junior Suites feature a separate sitting room with daybeds, instead of the extra large dressing room.

Deluxe Suites can have either one king or two double beds.  These are very spacious accommodations, with plenty of special features and lots of colonial character.

restaurant

The delightful restaurant overlooks the hacienda’s gardens and serves a mix of traditional Campechean dishes along international cuisine.

Many of the ingredients used are organic and come from the gardens of the other haciendas in the group. Seafood is a particular specialty; it’s caught daily by local fishermen in Campeche.

The delightful restaurant overlooks the hacienda’s gardens and serves a mix of traditional Campechean dishes along international cuisine.

Many of the ingredients used are organic and come from the gardens of the other haciendas in the group. Seafood is a particular specialty; it’s caught daily by local fishermen in Campeche.

 

 

pool

This has to be one of the most unique swimming pools we’ve found on our travels through Mexico. It has a fabulous and peaceful setting located to one side of the hacienda’s pretty courtyard. The water flows between the old hacienda walls and the pool is made up of several interconnected sections.

 

Part of the pool is covered which provides a great shady place to relax in the heat of the day. There are even hammocks strung over the water for lazy afternoon siestas!  Other sections are open to the sunshine so you can get the perfect tan on one of the many comfortable sun beds and still stay cool. It’s a perfect way to relax after a hard day’s sightseeing.

 

 

 

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How to get here

How to get here

 

By air

The nearest airport is Campeche, which is about 15 minutes away by road.  Merida airport is about 2.5 hours drive from the hotel, and Cancun is about 5 hours away.

Driving directions

From Campche airport:
Leave the airport and follow the signs Centro. Go straight over the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn right (passing PEPSI). Follow this road which becomes Avenida Central as you enter the city. The road ends at a T junction marked by traffic lights. Turn left at this junction. At the next roundabout turn right. Take the next right turning and then the next right again. You are now entering the historic center of Campeche. You will enter the city on Calle 16. The like most cities in Mexico Campeche is a grid of one way streets with even numbered streets running north to south, intersected by even numbered streets. Once you reach the junction with Calle 59, turn right. You will find Hacienda Puerta Campeche at the bottom of this road on your left hand side.

 

From Merida airport:
Leaving the airport and turn left, following the signs for Cancun.
After about 2 kilometers you will see a bridge, take the bridge which leads you to the ring road to Cancun.
After 3 kilometers, turn right and take the highway # 180 to Campeche.
After approximately 150 kilometers (after passing through the villages of Calkini, Hecelchakan, Tenabo and San Francisco Koben) you will see a PEMEX gas station and a sign marked ‘Campeche’.
Turn right just after the sign. Follow this road for approximately 14 kilometers.
You will reach a roundabout in front of the sport fields of Deportivo 20 de Noviembre.
Take 3rd turning off on the roundabout and take the calle 57.
Follow the road which ends in a T-junction at Av. 16 de Septiembre. Turn right.
At the traffic lights on the calle 61 turn left.
Take a left turn onto calle 8 and then a right turn on calle 59.
Follow this street to the end, the hacienda is on the left side.

 

Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Calle 59, No. 71 Pro 16 & 18

Campeche, Campeche

Mexico

 

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