We needed a rest, and we got it at the Casa Velas. This hotel is small and intimate, with superb staff. I continually was tempted to tip extra in light of their extraordinary efforts. We liked breakfast best of all of the meals. The one time we had a not-great dinner (hint: the fish tends to be better than the beef), our waiters fell all over themselves to apologize and promise better the next time. Our massages at the spa were wonderful as well. Frankly, from our travels about the city, we were convinced that we had found the optimum place in the city; some of the larger hotels look positively awful in comparison to the Casa Velas. The longer we stayed, the less tempted we were to venture away from our hotel.