QRO's Boutique Hotels, part 1 of 2


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Published: February 8th 2015
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Queretaro, the city, has more than a dozen boutique hotels, most of them in the historic center, most of them housed in former colonial buildings.

Web site with map:
http://tinyurl.com/o2tq5bl

This site has brief background info about this historic city:
http://mexicoboutiquehotels.com/mexico/destinations/queretaro.shtml

The boutique hotels in this album are located on Avenidas Hidalgo & Madero.


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Av HIDALGO - La Hija del Alfarero Hotel & Spa (ha) Av HIDALGO - La Hija del Alfarero Hotel & Spa (ha)
Av HIDALGO - La Hija del Alfarero Hotel & Spa (ha)

The hotel, which opened in October 1966, offers 12 suites, an attractive lobby restaurant/bar & a spa.
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is located in a restored & adapted colonial mansion in the historic center at Hidalgo 71 (La Hija del Alfarero’ = the daughter of the potter.)
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Web site: http://www.lahijadelalfarero.com/english/ Many photos: http://tinyurl.com/k5zc8l2
La Casa del Naranjo at Hidalgo 21 (cn)La Casa del Naranjo at Hidalgo 21 (cn)
La Casa del Naranjo at Hidalgo 21 (cn)

occupies part of the former Santa Clara Convent, Queretaro’s first convent, which was restored & adapted. Web site. The ‘gallery’ link has many photos: http://www.hotelesboutique.com/en/hotel/la-casa-del-naranjo
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(on loan for riding around neighborhood) greet you at the entrance. La Casa del Naranjo Hotel (house of the orange) offers six deluxe suites, a restaurant & bar. (The Jaco Bar is located in the main courtyard among orange blossoms and orange trees.) There’s also a quaint rooftop terrace with jacuzzi & spa. The hotel has temporary & permanent art exhibitions in the lounge and rooms. All antiques and modern decor elements in the hotel can be purchased.
Casona de la Republica (cr) at Hildago 4Casona de la Republica (cr) at Hildago 4
Casona de la Republica (cr) at Hildago 4

Web site with great photo gallery: http://www.casonadelarepublica.mx/en/gallery.html
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The rear area was originally built in the late 17th century & central patio in the 19th century at the height of the Art Noveau era. It took 5 years to restore this structure which had been left derelict for 20 years.
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of Our Lady of Carmen church nearby on Av Juarez.
Av MADERO - Casa del la Marquesa (cm)Av MADERO - Casa del la Marquesa (cm)
Av MADERO - Casa del la Marquesa (cm)

at Madero 41. This historic baroque jewel, which dates back to 1756, opened in May 1995 after painstaking restoration. It is now a 4-star luxury hotel with 25 spacious guest rooms with balconies decorated exquisitely & uniquely with antiques & art gathered from all over the world.
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The Comedor de la Marquesa dining room is considered one of the most elegant restaurants in Querétaro. For a step back in time, there's also the Don Porfirio Bar. One can also have an intimate dinner in the Chapel. (The hotel also offers & wedding services.)
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According to an18th Century legend, a Spanish marquis fell in love with a beautiful nun whose religious beliefs made her deny this love. As a last gift, she asked the Marquis to build an aqueduct to provide water for the city and the most beautiful house in the city - La Casa de la Marquesa.
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Note the wonderful Moorish arches, tiled walls, & the tapestries on the walls, rich in detail without being overwhelming or gaudy.
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Web sites: http://lacasadelamarquesaqueretaro.com/ Large photo gallery: http://tinyurl.com/o5zk4sj http://mexicoboutiquehotels.com/lacasadelamarquesa/
Hotel Hidalgo (hh) at Madero 11Hotel Hidalgo (hh) at Madero 11
Hotel Hidalgo (hh) at Madero 11

was the first hotel of the city. It is housed in a charming colonial mansion which dates back to 1825. Some famous guests from the past include the former president of Mexico, Santa Anna, and the famous singer Angela Peralta.
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Traditional Mexican cuisine is served in the La Llave Restaurant/Bar. Guests can enjoy a drink in the bar or in the attractive courtyard.
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arranged around an attractive interior courtyard. Web sites: http://www.hotelhidalgo.com.mx/inicio%20ing.htm Many photos http://tinyurl.com/qzjkjd3


9th February 2015

Bueno!!
So beautiful. The boutique hotels are absolutely spectacular and charming. Would love to visit all of them, Thanks for a wonderful portrayal.
9th February 2015

What a beautiful hotel
The architecture and the courtyard are both charming!

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