While the Mexican town of Tequila has many charming qualities, it’s fair to say that the eponymous drink by the same name is the number one draw in the destination, with tastings and distillery tours proving ever-popular with visitors from all over the world. But now, lovers of the beverage can take things a step further, by sleeping in barrel-shaped rooms beside an actual tequila factory.
Located in Tequila Jalisco, Matices Hotel de Barricas offers a truly unique experience for those who appreciate the world famous alcoholic drink. Guests can sleep in rooms fashioned to look like ageing barrels, as well as take part in special “sensory tastings” that aim to truly immerse people in the magic of tequila by playing on the five senses.
Rooms come in different layouts, with king size beds that sleep two people starting a 3948 pesos per night ($202) and two double beds for up to three people starting at 4705 pesos per night ($240). Certain rooms even come with a Jacuzzi. The site also includes a dedicated grilling area, a spa and a beauty salon. The air-conditioned rooms have a sofa, coffee maker and minibar, private bathrooms and a terrace with great views. The hotel serves traditional regional food, as well as a range of drinks and tequila-based cocktails.
Packages include breakfast in the Terraza La Catrina restaurant, a tour of the manufacturing process that explains the milling, cooking, fermenting, distilling, filtration and oxygenation of agave tequila. Transportation to the town of Tequila is also included.
“The hotel is a concept that joins the alchemy of tequila with human senses, a place that invites you to go through the same path as an experimented tequila, a shared motivation. It is the only hotel within a tequila factory and with barrel-shaped rooms surrounded by agave fields,” a representative of Matices Barrels Hotel told Lonely Planet. The experiences are currently available to purchase through a number of booking sites.
More information is available at the Matices Hotel de Barricas Facebook Page.