La Purificadora

Callejon de la 10 Norte 802, Puebla, Puebla, 72000, Mexico

This hotel, part of the Grupo Habita chain, was one of the hottest places to stay in Puebla when it opened in 2008 and remains a must for design and architecture fans, even if attention to detail is slipping. While many historic elements of this former 19th-century water-purification plant have been left untouched, ultramodern materials have been used for the renovation by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta; rough-hewn stone walls are paired with brushed metal and polished glass. The place has a whimsical attitude, with wonderful touches like the glass-sided rooftop pool. Rooms, decorated with sleek furnishings, are positively modern. The menu at the hotel restaurant, designed by renowned chef Enrique Olvera, serves many traditional regional options.


  • fantastic design that blends old and new
  • rooftop terrace with great views
  • on-site spa


  • noise problems at night from on-site events and nearby businesses
  • not as close to attractions as other good lodging options
  • pricier than most area hotels


Phones: 222-309–1920


21 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals