When choosing a hotel to stay at in Valladolid, I based my decision off of two factors…location and rooftop hot tubs! So, we reserved a room at La Aurora Hotel Colonial for our 1 night stay after visiting Progreso and Mérida on route to Puerto Aventuras.
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Parking was tight! But once we were parked, we explored the sights on foot. After all, being only a few blocks from the main square made it easy to navigate around and see most of the must-see attractions Valladolid has to offer. La Aurora Hotel Colonial was only 2 blocks away from the central park, about 5 blocks from cenote zaci, and 1 block from another cute little park with the prettiest painted houses and shops (Candelaria Park). The location was perfect for exploring!
Colonial Ambience & Pool
I instantly loved the colonial style of the hotel with its colourful tile floors and courtyard arrangement with all rooms surrounding the pool in the middle. There was two stories of hotel rooms along with a rooftop deck.
The tile, colonial architecture of the hotel, and rooftop patio were all lovely. And of course, the kids couldn’t wait to get in the courtyard pool!
Our room was fairly simple but clean and had everything we needed. The room we had (#3) had a tile shower but no bathtub. Not sure if all rooms have showers only but if you are wanting a bathtub you may want to ask first! Of course there was a tv and air conditioning which is a must for my hubby!
Rooftop Deck & Breakfast
The rooftop deck was awesome! There were lounge chairs, a couple different seating areas, and breakfast was also served up there in the mornings. Fresh fruit, juice, coffee and the pancakes were all great and service was surprisingly fast! Unfortunately the rooftop “hot tubs” were actually cold! They might be nice during the day when the hot sun is beating though! Unfortunately, we didn’t have time for that. We had things to see and I wanted to get a feel of the town before moving on to the next location.
The rooftop deck also offered a view of the top of the cathedral san Gervasio!
*tip: one of the best Italian restaurants in town is only a block away through the little pedestrian only street (that you can see from the hotel entrance) and in Candelaria Park. It was open only for supper when we were there. However, there was a little cafe/coffee place that had some tasty sandwiches and coffee for lunch!
This link is via hotels.com which will give you a great price and once you collect 10 hotel stays, get a night free! I booked all our hotels (at a great price!) through hotels.com during our 2 week Yucatan itinerary and scored a free stay in no time 🙂 ! I really enjoyed La Aurora Hotel Colonial with it’s uniqueness, charm, and perfect location!
Don’t forget to read about what you must see in Valladolid! Don’t miss the cenote right in town, the central square, cathedral, and colourful little Candelaria park especially if you have kids!
If Valladolid is on your bucket list, you would also love Mérida! Don’t miss reading about our stay and adventures in that gorgeous, colonial city! (coming soon!)
Take care 🙂