Yucatán and Campeche States Hotels

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Casa Don Gustavo

At a Glance

    Pros

  • lovely restaurant
  • impeccable rooms
  • colonial touches

    Cons

  • no children under 8 years of age
  • no spa services
  • small pool

Casa Don Gustavo Review

This former 18th-century mansion is one of the historic masterpieces of Campeche. The owner spent more than 4 million dollars on antiques displayed throughout the hotel, and the roof still has the original tiles from Marbella, Spain. Wrapped around a central courtyard, rooms have elaborate chandeliers, prodigious armoires, French balconies, and hand-painted floors, yet still have modern comforts like plasma TVs, iPod docs, air-conditioning, and phones. Each room has a unique history, like room #4 where guests can sleep on the bed that belonged to Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota of Mexico. A stone staircase, once reserved for servants, leads to a glass-walled bridge that crosses to a garden pato. Climb higher to the rooftop terrace where hammocks, a Jacuzzi, and small pool give way to city views. There is also a tower, once used to scope out pirates at sea. Despite the central location, this property is surprisingly quiet.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 03-12-2013

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