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
Parking on site
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Design-forward boutique in the charming UNESCO World Heritage city of Puebla, with a standout restaurant and rooftop pool
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.
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How to Get There
The preferred airport for La Purificadora is Puebla, Puebla (PBC-Hermanos Serdan Intl.) - 22.1 km / 13.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.