Rosewood Puebla

A Puebla classic steeped in history

Spanning four buildings that range in age from original 16th-century structures to modern-day additions, Rosewood Puebla is as much a historical site as a luxury lodging. Set just on the edge of the city, this Puebla hotel sits on a peaceful road overlooking Templo de San Francisco, the oldest church in town.

The luxurious stay maintains a sense of place by offering impressive views over Puebla's colorful skyline and surrounding volcanoes from its rooftop bar and pool. The use of carefully sourced materials from around Mexico also adds local color and opulence.

All 78 rooms are furnished with plush fabrics and high-quality accessories, combining modern technology with traditional style. Sense Spa delivers treatments inspired by the region's history, traditions and handicrafts, and the Talavera turndown service, which gifts you with a beautiful piece of locally made tile art each night, adds a little Puebla charm.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Rosewood Puebla has a renovated 17th-century chapel onsite, accessible through an underground tunnel that opens out onto the Trinitarian Gardens. Ask to be shown around.
  • The most Instagrammable spot on the property has to be the rooftop pool. Overlooking the historic skyline, this picturesque perch is the place to enjoy margaritas and light Mexican fare while soaking up the scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site surroundings.
  • For the best in-room vistas, book suite 314 or 316. Both afford a stunning and colorful view over the bright yellow Templo de San Francisco.
  • Make sure to visit Sense, A Rosewood Spa, where locally inspired treatments practically transport you back in time. The Ancient Tunnel Journey, for example, begins with a jog through the property’s historic tunnels before culminating in a four-handed Angel’s Touch Massage and a Thermal Cure Facial.
  • For a sample of local libations, stop by Bar Los Lavaderos and peruse a selection of more than 80 varieties of tequila and mezcal. Soak it all up with tapas and freshly baked breads.

Things to Know

  • Rosewood Puebla is a little outside the city center, but the easy 10- to 15-minute walk is worth it if only to take in the gorgeous landscape.
  • The oldest parts of the luxury hotel are not fully open to the public, inquire about a tour during your stay.
  • The fresh flowers in every room are brought in from the nearby town of Atlixco, which is known for its floral cultivations.

The Rooms

  • The 78 residential-style accommodations make for luxuriously cozy dwellings with details like Persian rugs and 410-thread-count cotton sheets. In-room iPads lend a modern touch.
  • Mexican design accents, such as metal-work-adorned headboards or folk-art cushion covers, inject local flair into the rooms at the Puebla hotel.
  • Unique pieces, including antique-inspired clocks and ornate bedside tables, give the rooms a distinctive character.
  • Most accommodations come with deep-soaking tubs, but be sure to request one when you book. All rooms have sleek marble bathrooms stocked with citrus-scented amenities from Italian brand La Bottega.

The Restaurants

  • Helmed by chef de cuisine Jonathan Alvarado, Pasquinel Bistrot fuses Mexican and European dishes. Specialties include confit suckling pig served with an eggplant puree, and beef ribs accompanied by cheesy dauphinois potatoes.
  • Save space for dessert — Pasquinel Bistrot’s velvet chocolate is one for the sweet-toothed.
  • Café Azul Talavera is great for light bites accompanied by Mexican craft beer or wine. Pop by for one of pastry chef Erick Astie's wonderful confections.
  • Bar Los Lavaderos is a low-lit spot for sipping a cocktail or two after the sun goes down. Try the Espadín, a mezcal-based tipple spiced with poblano chili.

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10 Norte #1402, Col. Barrio del Alto, Puebla, 72000 Mexico
PBC (28-40 min)   MEX (1 hr 30 min-2 hr 20 min)  
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