My wife and I stayed at Casa de las Palmas for a long weekend in early November. We were accompanied by friends (another couple and their 11 month old baby girl). We stayed in the main house and they were in the apartment. While the main house was certainly large enough to accommodate all of us, this arrangement afforded everyone great privacy. The porch, overlooking the town and flooded with morning sun, is a wonderful place for breakfast. In the evening the living room is delightful with a fire in the fireplace. Breakfast was served by the caretaker and was very good. There were a number of choices ranging from bacon and eggs to cereal and fresh fruit and it was always accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice. The kitchen was well equipped however we ate in town except for one evening. Both the house and the apartment have large rooms filled with very nice antiques and, most importantly, the beds were very comfortable. We were told that the house is over 200 years old. It has been carefully preserved and restored and is immaculate condition.
Sherry, the owner lives in the US and it’s easy to make reservations by email or phone. Currency is not a problem for US citizens/residents since payments are made in dollars (by check). All of our transactions were promptly and professionally handled.
We enthusiastically recommend Casa de las Palmas. In fact, our friends enjoyed it so much they are returning in January with family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil oasis in the heart of Taxco, Casa de las Palmas offers Colonial charm and elegance just steps away from the main Zocolo and Taxco's famous silver and crafts shopping. An early 19th Century Main House and early 20th Century art studio turned antique-filled suite surrounding gorgeous private gardens, antiques from around the world, and panoramic views from multiple terraces and roof decks of the city are yours to enjoy, and a pampered alternative to hotels. The compound has hosted a veritable who's who of the "Lost Generation", being the long time home of artist Clinton King, whose first wife, Lady Duff-Twysden, was Hemingway's model for "Lady Brett" in "The Sun Also Rises". His second wife, Narcissa Swift, was memorialized in her friend Georgia O'Keefe's famous painting "Narcissa's Last Orchid". Rivera, Siquieros, Kahlo, and Faulkner are confirmed visitors and many others rumored to have enjoyed our ambiance. Library/office off master bedroom, carved stone fireplaces in living room and bedrooms, wireless internet access, flat screen TV's, cable, and extensive DVD library are here for you to enjoy. Oscar and Silvia, Casa de Las Palmas' attentive managers, are here to make your stay a memorable one. Fresh flowers on arrival, daily continental breakfast, a welcome bottle of tequila, and bottled water are included in your price. Silvia will prepare delicious full breakfasts and private meals in the courtyard or on the veranda for an extra cost. Want beer, rum, snacks, or mixers? Let us know when you book and we will make sure your accommodations are stocked to to your liking when you arrive. Oscar is also a very knowledgeable guide to ruins, caverns, and various workshops in the area and is happy to provide this service to you at a very reasonable rate. ... more less