The thing I love most about B&B´s is that, for a full-time traveler like me, they have a true homie feel. You can get comfy and cozy in the best beds. Hotels feel so cold and fake. Rose and Lupe make this place feel like a real home away from home and give the best recommendations and advice for your stay in the city. Bonus, the place is like an art museum of all of Michoacan's most famous. Oh and double bonus, it's located mere blocks from the cathedral
Rose Calderone has created an oasis of calm wedded to a flurry of colour in her fabulous bed and breakfast in the heart of Morelia. The bedrooms are charmingly eccentric in a way one might expect in a venerable house, but the things that matter -- good mattresses, abundant hot water, proper lighting for reading -- are all there, as well as a supply of handwoven shawls for cool evenings, hairdryers, and kleenex(!) But the best part of Casona Rosa is the fun. Rose knows everyone, and with a snap of her fingers she organizes birdwatching (with an English-speaking ornithology PhD candidate no less), trips around Lake Patzcuaro, outings to markets and art shows, and a memorable all-day cooking class with the amazing Cynthia Martinez. She also knows where to eat. One evening we returned to a meal that another guest had felt like cooking -- the best fish tacos ever and a luscious shrimp dish with rice. Everyone was invited. Spontaneous, hilarious, companionable. Breakfasts, thanks to the ever-bustling Lupe, are abundant and delicious. Lupe set the coffee up for me at night so I could slip into the kitchen at dawn for my first cup. What better gift? She also arrived one evening with a little cake to celebrate my husband's birthday. In a lifetime of travelling I have seldom felt as good reentering a guest house as I did at Casona Rosa. Such a welcoming space. Such a perfect Rose.…
I spent a wonderful week at Casona Rosa. The location is perfect in El Centro. The rooms are wonderfully appointed ..each individual, colorful and containing interesting local art. Rose’s courtyard garden is lush and green...a haven in the city! Rose the owner is delightful and a wealth of information. This was my second stay with her. Everything I could ask for in a BnB!
Rose, the owner, knows everyone in "Centro", and is of great assistance in knowing the Who, What, Where and the How of life in Morelia. Nice warm atmosphere and the cook, Guadalupe is wonderful. Casona Rosa's location is just a 5 minute walk to The Main Square and the big Cathedral. Really feels a bit like the side streets of Paris and the main square definitely has a Paris feel with all the outdoor dining under the 400 year old Portals. One of the most beautiful, safe and clean cities in all of Mexico.
I stayed here for over 6 weeks while I was searching for a home to purchase. Reuben was sent to the airport to pick me up and bring me to the door of Casona Rosa. Lupe greeted me with a drink and a smile. My rooms were beautiful, clean, and quiet. The location in el centro two blocks from the main square and the Cathedral could not be improved upon. It is in a safe and charming area. The proprietor, Rose, was knowledgeable, helpful, and always entertaining. From the courtyard to my rooms, the facility was enchanting.