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
We are a charity traveling to Puebla very often to build homes in Tecuanipa after the earthquake and La Purificadora has been so kind to let us stay in their hotel.
They are amazing , the staff is great always helpful and with the great smile, the rooms are amazing,huge!!
I just cant say enough about this hotel, its just great and they make us feel at home.
It is a really pretty hotel, with great service, but you can literary hear everything that happens in the rooms around you, and outside aswell, they should have thicker walls and windows. I couldn’t sleep well from the noise.
We were looking forward to staying at La Purificadora as we are big fans of the architect Legorreta. At check in, instead of welcoming us to the hotel, the first sentence was that the driver who was supposed to pick us up had been waiting for us for 1 hour. Explained that we waited as well and could not find him so made our own way. The hotel and rooms look tired. The room was very clean and comfortable though. There was a lot of noise and music late into the night from outside the hotel. Ear plugs advised if you are a light sleeper. The pool was under beeing repaired which was disappointing. Service is all over the place. The breakfast room was freezing as it is open, it was warmer to eat outdoors in the sun. They should have put heaters on. Breakfast was nothing to write home about given the amazing fruits available in Mexico.
Went to spend the weekend in Puebla. Tried to spend the afternoon in the jacuzzi which was ice cold and nobody from the hotel personnel ever came to turn it on after an hour of asking them for help. Breakfast included was not continental, it was extremely crappy. They ran out of ham and cheese at 9 am on a Sunday. They didnt have tea and coffee was ice cold.
The room was good but not awesome like the typical habita hotel.
Sent a per forma letter that there was going to be a loud party and opportunity to cancel. No way for a tourist to know that your room would be literally shaking all night from the music. What a scam. Don't stay here even if they pay you.