The Rosa Morada is a good hotel and should satisfy most people who visit Tlaquepaque. Our room was enormous for two because we book at the last minute and it was the only one left. We arrived from Ajijic by bus and took a cab from the Antigua Central Camionera to the hotel which was about a 20 minute ride away.
The hotel has a lush interior with lovely tropical planting. There are hummingbird feeders and we actually saw hummingbirds. Our room was fine but the furniture has seen plenty of action and the decor uninspired (really didn't bother us).
The staff was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Our breakfast the next day was wonderful.
The hotel is centrally located. You're a block or two from Tlaquepaque's epicenter. The hotel fit in well with Tlaquepaque's funky spirit.
It wasn't cheap by Mexican standards but won't break the bank for Americans or Canadians. I think that it's a good place to spend a day or two in Tlaquepaque.
Can't say enough good about this place, even wanting to keep it to ourselves.
We arrived in the rain, after a very long bus ride. Alfredo greeted us with two cold beers. We stayed in room #3 --- a King deluxe, with a four-poster bed, with the curtains. Very romantic. Bed and pillows were fairly comfortable
Alfredo continued to be helpful throughout our stay. All questions answered with a smile. Ozzy, the cook/chef/mesero, was a morning delight. Breakfast every day (even though the windows were open and we were freezing) was excellent. Fantastic chilaquiles (and I'm picky about them), yummy pancakes, well-prepared omelets. Excellent coffee from San Sebastian del Oeste (we love their coffee).
Wifi was perfect. Never failed. Plenty of outlets to charge electronics. Shower was the best. Hair dryer available. TV fine. Everything worked.
Rosa (maid/housekeeper) did a great job. Super clean facilities and rooms.
Rosa Morada is a little over a block away from Independencia, the main pedestrian walkway (and gallery/shopping/foodie center) of Tlaquepaque. We quickly felt at home there and walked everywhere, to the Plaza, the church, all the restaurants. Av. Juarez (main drag in the area) is close-by to get on the red-bus, or catch a cab, to tour everywhere.
Rosa Morada is in a 200-year old house. It takes you back to a different time. The tile floors are old-world saltillo. The key to our room was heavy and original. The place is updated, with appropriate furniture (pine armoire, for storage and a safe, etc.) and bathroom fixtures; but the authentic, old touches (like the key) reminded us of history.
We were there when it was raining on arrival and chilly on later mornings, but would LOVE to come back in the Spring, when the garden is blooming. We love this place.
Thanks to the friendly staff who made us feel so welcome in real Mexico. I first came to Tlaquepaque almost 35 years ago. This place took me back in time, delightfully.
Only a few rooms, along a longish passageway. Plants, humming bird feeders, table & chairs outside rooms. Very clean rooms, with comfortable canopy bed and ceiling fan. Comforter wasn't of much use in this climate. Chubby pillows...so bring your own if you're a tummy sleeper (they lent me a small cushion to use). Good variety of breakfasts to choose from in a simple dining room. A pleasant stay...and you're close to the main church, pedestrian walkway with arts & crafts, the Parian restaurants, a historic house (where the Plan de Iguala was signed, and Miguel Hidalgo slept) and the super Garrafa ice cream!
Stayed one night. Arrived to a complimentry cold beverage of my choice. My room was huge with an amazing soaking tub I would have used if I had more time. Very quiet and gorgeous garden with seating. Excellent breakfast! The chef was our waiter as well and most likely why he was not the most pleasant man. The breakfast service could have been better if he wasnt running the entire show.
Stayed two nights. Room large, bed very comfortable, bathroom with huge soaking tub. Very quiet with outside garden. Good varied breakfast included. Good staff and very clean. Very short walking distance to all shopping, the square and restaurants and shops.