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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

HI Hotel Impala

Queretaro, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Mexico has so many places to visit, and Santiago de Queretaro is a Colonial City we had not seen before. Over the years, many people recommended for us to go see this fine place, and finally, we put it all together.

We took a taxi from Chapala to the Guadalajara "New" Bus Station for 500Pesos (about $25USD). Then with our discount cards, we bought tickets on the first class Double Decker ETN Bus for 760Pesos for the both of us (about $38USD).

Five-and-a-half-hours later, we arrive in Queretaro, at 4pm.

Map of Mexico with state of Queretaro marked

In the center of Mexico, right where the country bends to the right, is the state of Jalisco. This is where Chapala is located.

The red arrow points to Chapala as well as Queretaro, 2 states to the east.

Quertaro city map with Hotel Impala marked

Queretaro city map with Hotel Impala marked

We then took a taxi from the bus station to our hotel, HI Hotel Impala for 130Pesos, about $6.50USD.

(See the clean bus station here!)

For us, a ride of 5.5 hours on a bus is about as long as we want to go for any one time.

We were beat!

Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

Hotel Impala

 

 

 

 

This hotel turned out to be in an excellent location, across the street from the Alameda Park and in the center of town.

We walked everywhere we wanted to go. The Main Plaza is 2 blocks away from our hotel, and this is where we found Hank's, a Cajun Restaurant in Mexico!

Check-in desk at Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

Check-in desk at Hotel Impala

We paid the 5,831Pesos upfront for 7 nights (about $42USD per night) which included breakfast for the two of us.

Room with King bed, Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

Our room with a King size bed

Then we unpacked, made some coffee and went to an OXXO to buy drinking water.

Here you see our room with a King sized bed, telephone, and windows to the outside. We also had a desk and a beautiful cabinet in which to place our clothes.

Room with 2 single beds, Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

An alternate room with 2 single beds

An alternative choice was a room with 2 single beds, but we wanted the King size.

The gym at Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

The gym at Hotel Impala

On the first floor is a gym with modern equipment. Residents of the hotel are able to work out in this gym, included in the price of the room.

The Sky Garden Rooftop Bar at Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

The Sky Garden Rooftop Bar

 

 

 

 

Up on the rooftop of our Hotel is the Sky Garden Bar and Restaurant.

We initially wanted to eat here and enjoy the view, but unfortunately, the music was very loud, and we couldn't stay long.

You can see the hot tubs on the right in this photo.

View of Queretaro, Mexico from Sky Garden Rooftop Bar, Hotel Impala

View of the city from the Sky Garden

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We are staying in the Colonial Center of this city, but from the Rooftop Bar, you can see the modern city in the distance.

The Alameda Park is to the right in this photo. The Main Plaza in on the left, outside the photo, about 2 blocks.

Pricing for rooms at the Hotel Impala, Queretaro, Mexico

Pricing of rooms

Here are the walk-in prices of the rooms listed above.

We used Booking.com and received a rate of 833 Pesos per night with a full breakfast included.

We really enjoyed our stay here at the Hotel Impala. In fact, so much so - and with a sunny weather change - we decided to stay another 3 nights!

Would we return?

Definitely!


Hotel Impala

 Colon No. 1 Mezzanine

Colonio Centro C.P. 76000 Queretaro

Queretaro, Mexico

Tele 422. 212. 2570 or 442. 212. 0344

From the US and Canada: 01 800 715 5524  or 1. 877. 266. 9599

www.hihotel.mx 

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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