What We Love
- The rooftop pool’s pizza and cocktail bar; overlooking the city, it’s the perfect spot to take in the sunset
- Design fans will relish the communal open spaces of the lobby, restaurant and biblioteca
- There are only 26 rooms, so the personal service is a highlight
What To Know
- Few diversions for children; La Purificadora caters to couples, business travelers and groups
- Standard rooms are on the small side; opt for an upgrade if available (for an extra fee)
- Restaurant tables are communal
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, La Purificadora is decorated in a monochromatic black-and-white scheme with royal purple accents. The open-air building is constructed from original archaeological whitewashed stone that offsets old wood pillars and onyx and tile floors. Fountains trickle by day; firepits blaze in the evenings. A sweeping staircase off the lobby transports guests to their rooms, as well as to a dramatic third-floor rooftop that offers stunning city views.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are basic but comfortable, with simple wood furnishings, cozy beds, small minibars and exposed glass closets. Flat-screen TVs and an iPod dock await the tech-dependent, and organic products are in the bathrooms. Opt for a balcony room or a corner suite as they have more open floor plans, while Top Suites also include a private jacuzzi.
The restaurant, filled with long tables made from original wood, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with the country’s culinary traditions in mind. Off the lobby the library is ideal for morning e-mails or after-dinner drinks. A small spa, which sits alongside the pool and gym on the third-floor rooftop, offers treatments ranging from facials to massages and wraps. In the evening the rooftop bar turns into a posh spot for the city’s social set.
How to Get There
This was our first visit to Puebla and we have chosen the perfect place to stay. La Purificadora is a wonderful design Hotel perfect located with attentive and friendly young team. My special thanks goes to hotel manager Étienne who found the right words when we had a little issue.
If you love design you will definitely love this hotel.
Because my BFF and I were going to Puebla for the first time, we opted to arrange transportation from MEX to La Purificadora through the hotel. The price was more than double the cost of Uber, but we didn't mind because of the convenience. However, the driver was two hours late and showed up in a dirty car that smelled like cigarettes. The hotel did give us a discount when we checked out. I recommend using Uber. Okay, so, the hotel - we were looking forward to using the pool but were not notified that it's out of service. That's one of the reasons we booked this property. The room was a nice size, although it's a little tired, and the beds and pillows were comfortable. There is not enough lighting in the room, though. And, the bathroom was bizarre. The sink/faucet are poorly designed, so when we used the sink there was water everywhere. The lights above the sink had a weird buzz/flicker to them, which might cause a seizure in some. We had to put on makeup without proper lighting. LOL. The shower took a long time to heat up, and every time someone took a shower, water would leak out everywhere, including the adjacent commode area. It was a mess. The restaurant for breakfast was also lacking. The server did not tell us that there is an optional "Mexican breakfast" for an extra cost until our last day. The continental breakfast was sufficient. I asked for decaf each morning but was only given decaf on the last day. This was a rather disappointing and underwhelming experience.
Left me tel you that years before I Went to eat at the restaurante La Purificadora and It was exquisite everything. Since that time I Dream to stay at the hotel. This year (2019) I'll Check at the hotels in Puebla and I received a great offer to stay there I already Check at holy week 3 days and 2 nights acompannied or my partner and my dog a jack Roussel that he take care of me when a crisis or something happen to me he helps me. The 3 of us Went to Beautiful Puebla and stay in that hotel that is the one and Only It has a beautiful pool and a spa just great for everybody and with amazing views. The room is great, good Bed, silence, everything is great Only one thing, the showers doesn't have a lot of water, that's the Only problem. But everything at the room Its really ok!