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Hacienda Ucazanaztacua

4.0 out of 5.0

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We came to Lake Patzcuaro as part of a 9-nights trip of places North East of Mexico City in July 2017 - this was our last stop after Real del Monte, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato. As it says in the title, this is my son’s new favourite hotel. As a reference, we stayed in the Belmond in San Miguel, and all of us preferred Hacienda Ucazanaztacua. Getting to the hotel was easy. There is a brand new highway to Patzcuaro and the trip was much shorter than predicted on Google Maps. We had checked beforehand that it is safe to drive through Michoacan to Patzcuaro, as long as we keep to the main highways. The drive was very pleasant and I have to admit I was surprised at the beauty of the country side we drove through. The hotel is small – there are only 7 suites. We had Nana Kutzi (King bed) and Tata Juriatha (two queen beds, plus we had a rollaway) as they are next to each other. The other two rooms on the top floor are Curicaveri (next to Tata Juriatha) and Reina Ireri (next to Nana Kutzi) On the ground floor are Rey Irepan and Parikuni, and Troje del lago is a separate house at the bottom of the garden by the lake, maybe 100m away from the main building. The two rooms we had are huge. Each has a dressing and large bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower. Strangely, there was no door to the toilet in Nana Kutzi. There are fireplaces in both rooms and we lit the one in Nana Kutzi –very cosy. The view out of Nana Kutzi is across the balcony, followed by beautiful flowers on the pergola from the terrace below to the mountains and parts of the lake. It’s beautiful. The attention to detail in the hotel is incredible. The beds are big and comfortable, made up with soft linens. The artwork on the walls is beautiful. The infinity pool is lined with individually placed glass drops, to stunning effect. The crockery is hand painted, the glassware is custom made. Every beam and stone looks like it has been individually chosen and no expense has spared. When I commented on the beautiful plants and trees in the garden, the owner told us they had been imported on a truck from Veracruz – for those not familiar with the Mexican map, this is a state on the Gulf coast! He mentioned it took 10 years to build the hotel, and I believe it. On the hotel grounds is a large paved area with a bar and dining tables. It is open air, but under a roof. There is also a separate house/hut which houses a boutique downstairs and an area with tables and comfortable seats upstairs. We spent an evening playing cards with our children up in this room. We stayed for 3 nights. We visited Patzcuaro, a pretty colonial Market town with a huge Market. We visited the archeological site in Tzintzuntzan, which we all enjoyed. We also visited Santa Clara del Cobre, which, as the name suggests, specialises in copper products. The story goes that there was a very cruel Spanish governor that was so cruel that even the Spanish crown heard of it. He was repatriated and tried in Spain, and Vasco de Quiroga was sent as the first Bishop of Michoacan. He established that each of the pueblos around the lake would specialise in one craft, which could be traded in the Market Town of Patzcuaro. The craft trade is still strong around the lake. I have very fond memories of our stay in this beautiful hotel

Tranquil and charming with wonderful service. This is a great place to relax with beautiful rooms and fabulous spaces. It has something of a top hotel on the Italian lakes, except its Mexican. Very authentic food and feeling. Hope to come back some time.

While touring around the Lake Patzcuaro area, we stopped for comida at the outdoor restaurant at the Hacienda Ucazanaztacua. Friends in Morelia recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Excellent food! Great service. Beautiful setting overlooking the lake. And the price was so reasonable. We ordered two entradas and a main dish each - which was too much. Should have stuck with one entrada. For the later we had cochinita pibil and corunda con capas de frijol y chile. Yum. I had as main dish the putzuti de pollo - a local take on posole. Excellent! And the freshly made tortillas de maiz were warm and delicious. Highly recommend stopping her for a meal if you are touring the Lake Patzcuaro area.

Hacienda Ucasanastakua is a new hotel by the lake shore in Patzcuaro to unplug yourself from the world, relax and enjoy the views of the sunset. The fall is just perfect time: Is still green all around it, the rain in the afternoon or at night offers a shower in warm days, the lake recovers from the drought and the air is so clean everywhere. Stay in a very comfortable suite with a view of the lake from the bedroom or the shower! The restaurant is very accessible to serve the local dishes as well as a good salad or international cooking, not to mention the Mexican wines still going better and better. Make sure to get exact directions to get there when you book it because the Hacienda is certainly away from cities or small towns with no signs on the way.

There is no better place to enjoy the celebration of the Day of the Dead in the Purepecha Tradition. Rafa, the owner, made us always feel at home and was an amazing host for all of the events. He organized a guided tour to various cemeteries.

Sometimes you want to unplug the world and treat yourself the best. And you are looking for such a place with a view, away from fancy restaurants, shopping, tech, TV, cell phone reach, etc. Well here is a clue: book a suite in Hacienda Ucazanaztacua and find great landscapes from your own window!

My wife and I went to attend a wedding reception in September of 2016. The reception was on a deck overlooking the lake - it was absolutely gorgeous! We watched the sun set over the water while we enjoyed our dinner - the most beautiful view we saw during our short trip to Mexico! The staff went out of their way to take care of us. They were constantly attentive and super friendly. We met the owner, Rafael - he gave us great tips for the rest of our vacation in Mexico, including tours, hotels, and restaurants. We didn't get to stay at the hotel as it is very small (6 to 8 rooms), but heard that the suites were very nicely appointed. We would highly recommend!

We attended a wedding reception overlooking the lake and it was absolutely gorgeous - one of the most beautiful venues we have ever seen! But even more outstanding was the service. The staff were all very caring and attentive. My husband was sick during our trip to Mexico, so we had to leave the event early. No shuttles were available, so the hotel owner, Rafael Garcia, personally drove both of us back to the hotel we were staying at in the town of Patzcuaro. He gave us his personal cell phone number and told us to call him if we needed anything else at all that night. Amazing man and an amazing property. We would highly recommend anyone visit there!

A little hard to get to, but paradise. Ideal if you just want to get away from it all. Breakfast on the terrace by the infinity pool can't be beat. Wonderful food, attentive service, spectacular views, grand rooms, and no TVs (but great internet).

I can't say enough great things about Hacienda Ucazanaztacua. The hotel is beautifully situated on a hill that goes down to the lake overlooking the lake, islands and a mountain accross the lake. It has a beautiful infinity pool, lush grounds and the BEST staff. The owner Rafael is very kind and full of information, he is obviously a world traveler and has taken the best practices he has seen and implemented them at his hotel. The waiters are very friendly and accomadating, it has TOP QUALITY service. Upon arrival they make you the best frozen margaritas I've ever had ( I don't ussually like tequila) in very cool skull glasses. We stayed in the troje over the lake the first night and it was magical. It is a little log cabin and from your windows you can see men fishing and the clouds moving accross the mountains. The food has been terrific as well. The second night we stayed in Perukuni which is equally as nice in a different way. It has sweeping views of the property and lake. The sunsets are amazing. It's nice to be outside of town but close enough to drive in and explore neighboring towns and visits out onto the lake. The breakfast is not to be missed either! They set up tables overlooking the pool and lake, they feed you enough good food to last you until dinner! Can't say enough good things. We will recomend to our friends and family and will be back again!

Camino a Sanabria-Ucazanaztacua km 10.5 Tzintzuntzan MICH

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hacienda Ucazanaztacua places you 5.6 mi (9 km) from Franciscan Convent of Santa Ana Old Museum. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 7 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. It's on a lake and also within a 30-minute drive of Nuestra Senora de la Salud Basilica and Basque of Quiroga Square.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to a theme restaurant and a bar/lounge. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 7 individually decorated accommodations feature dining areas. Memory foam beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Private yards, refrigerators, and minibars are other standard amenities. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

Property features

At Hacienda Ucazanaztacua, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include 5 spa tubs, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Presidential Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Master Suite Nana Kutzi

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Master Suite Tata Juriatha

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite Parikuni

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 79 reviews