Sleep in a barrel, drink all you want, and dine in an underground restaurant? Heaven is indeed real, people.
Dreaming of that perfect vacay but lost amidst the sea of options available? Well, rest your worries because the best way one can spend their holidays with their friends or partner is here, and it is something better than what you have dreamt of. If the words 'adventure seeker' and 'booze lover' hit home for you then brace for the GREATEST (okay, one of the greatest) creation of mankind - the tequila hotel, which is, shaped like an actual barrel and you can stay comfortable and sleep in it. Plus, it has its own inbuilt tequila distillery so you know, drink away.
Situated in Mexico, The Matices Hotel de Barricas is the holiday destination we don't deserve but definitely NEED. Far away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday hectic lives, the hotel stands in peace with various 'barrel' rooms scattered all over the area. Each barrel serves as a private room you can book which is loaded with all the amenities you find at regular luxe hotels. The interior is gorgeous and so is everything outside, it is just per-fect!
Plus, the giant barrel-shaped room also comes with a mini-bar inside so you can treat your tastebuds to as much booze as you desire and can take without throwing up. And, when you're done with it, you can grab yourself a tasty bite in the restaurant which is built 5 meters underground and is quite an experience in itself. The hotel is, obviously, situated in Tequila.
In fact, the hotel is built on a huge agave plant field, the plant used to make your favorite alcoholic beverages. And, as if the barrel rooms and alcohol weren't enticing enough, the fancy hotel also provides tours of the official distillery, special tastings and the chance of designing your very own tequila bottle, how rad is that? Now, you must be thinking that all these facilities might come as something only Bill Gates can afford, but well, it is actually quite decently priced.
At about $190 you can book the hotel of your dreams and according to various reviews of the hotel online, it is definitely worth every penny! "The location is beautiful. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Perfect place to stay if you don't want to deal with the craziness in the center of town. Their restaurant is fantastic, and their tequila is just as good. I highly recommend this place for anyone that enjoys unique hotels," reads one on Expedia. "As soon as we came up to the property, we felt welcomed. We checked in and then were off for tours and tequila tasting. Our guide, Simon, definitely taught us some things about tequila. Dinner in the cave restaurant was excellent. And of course, staying in our tequila barrel room was magical!" added another.
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The hotel is only a 45-minute drive away from the major town of Guadalajara, known as the Mexican Silicon Valley, so transportation isn't a problem. "In a valley surrounded by mountains, this eclectic hotel is 3.2 km from the Museo Nacional del Tequila museum and 21 km from Tequila Volcano. Featuring headboards painted by a local artist, the 4 individually furnished cabins offer free Wi-Fi, safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have exposed stone walls. There are no TVs. Room service is available," reads the description of the hotel.
"Freebies include breakfast, parking, and a shuttle to Tequila Jalisco. There’s also a bar and an underground restaurant. Other amenities include a tequila factory, aging facility, store, and museum, as well as a ceramics factory. Activities include handcrafting your own tequila," it adds. Fancy yourself some magical tequila and wish to sleep in a barrel? Go ahead and book yourself a trip to Matices Hotel de Barricas!