We visited Taxco expecting a charming little village set in the mountains. What we experienced is a tourist trap. "Guides" stop your car at the entrance to the city to give you a map and recommendations for hotels. We were recommended the Posada de la Mision, which had favorable reviews in some of our tourist information books. Later, it appeared that official guides (they do have proper town identification) receive commissions for steering tourists to certain hotels, as the "guide" showed up as we were checking in.
This hotel, from the outside, appears to have colonial charm, but really it is a very old hotel that has seen better days (like, maybe, 20 - 30 years ago). We paid 2500 pesos for one night which was at least 3- 4 times more than this hotel is worth. Breakfast was included in the room rate but it was lackluster. The service was terrible. They told us that they had high speed internet, but it was available only in a very small part of the lobby. The pool was cold and dirty and the whirlpool was not working.
With our extensive travel experience in Mexico, we would rate this hotel as one of the worst experiences that we have had.
The ONLY redeeming aspect of this hotel is that the upper buildings have fantastic views of the town, especially at night.
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- Also Known As:
- Posada De La Mision Hotel Taxco
- Posada De La Mision Taxco