Posada del Hidalgo
Historically significant converted colonial mansion offering evocative accommodation at el Fuerte on Mexico's Copper Canyon Railway.
This hotel occupies a converted colonial mansion overlooking the town of el Fuerte, close to the station on the Copper Canyon railway. The original residence, which cost a fortune to construct using redwood pines brought down from Canada, was built over a period of 10 years by an influential mayor and grandee.
The elegant, arched property is set within a beautiful flowery garden dotted with fruit trees and hosting a swimming pool. Guest accommodation - there are 70 simple rooms decorated differentially with pastel and ochre colours, some with wrought iron bedsteads and others with beamed ceilings – is built in five separate buildings each with its own patio.
The old part of the hotel - La Casa Vieja - was supposedly built on the site where El Zorro was born (interested guests can request to stay in the Zorro Room) and there is a statue of him in the grounds. There is also a restaurant serving regional cuisine.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Hotel Posada Del Hidalgo had a top class restaurant (lobster their specialty!). Member of staff dressed as El Zorro and entered the restaurant and recounted the tale of El Zorro whilst we were dining! A bit corny but he carried it off well! Wished I'd had time to explore El Fuerte and have a swim in the hotel pool. SW NorwichSW Norwich
Lovely hotel with excellent food and a delightful individual character.CS, Lymington
Great hotel - felt right as soon as we got there and everything about it was excellent - even ZorroBW Milton keynes
"A real gem."TSA, London
This place has real character. The service was exceptional.DL Harrow
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