Taking a trip to the magical town of Tequila, Mexico, is a must for every aficionado of the spirit. Getting to know the original jimadores and visiting the many distilleries found there can help us get a closer view at the tequila making process. However, any hardcore fan of the drink wanting to take the experience to a whole new level, sleeping in giant barrels might sound like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This hotel is making this experience a reality for those who want to learn about tequila in a unique way.
There is a hotel called Matices Hotel de Barricas, which is located in the traditional town of Tequila, Jalisco, in Mexico, built inside a factory. It claims to be the first hotel within a distillery, letting its guests experience the tequila making process firsthand, being able to enjoy plenty of samples of the spirit at the La Cofradía distillery. The hotel offers 30 different rooms, with king-size and queen-size beds, and each named after a different type of tequila.
In order to make the experience a truly unique one, the guests are received with a welcome drink when they check in. Besides, the minibar inside each room comes with six different varieties of tequila for guests to enjoy. In addition to the drinks, all the hotel includes tequila-themed décor, including the murals inside the rooms, the trash cans, key-rings, and tables.
There is an on-site restaurant, too, which is located approximately 15 feet underground, and that can be accessed through the aging tavern at the distillery. La Taberna del Cofrade is a restaurant and bar that offers a really intimate and delightful atmosphere. The restaurant continues the tequila-themed décor, as the walls are made of agave fiber, and the lamps resemble the shape of agave plants. If you like Mexican food, this is the perfect place to try out traditional dishes from different states of Mexico, including Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, and Tamaulipas.
There are many activities for guests to enjoy besides tasting tequila, like bike tours into town or horseback rides through the agave fields. If you want to book a night at this amazing hotel, you must remember that rates and vacancy might vary, and it tends to be booked months in advance. So, take the time to plan your trip carefully and enjoy a truly unique and amazing travel experience.