I really cant say enough good things about San Miguel and especially Casa Liza. Through a lucky turn of events we stayed in a casita that was worth twice what we paid. The service was impeccable, with turn down service and straitening of the room and towels and such every single time we left ( 2 or 3 times a day). Breakfast is great and bountiful. You get a whole sheet long menu every night to fill out with as much as you care for of every thing from 6 kinds of egg to 4 types of toast and many choices in between, served where ever and when ever we wanted. Most of the staff is bilingual and gave very good advice places to go or eat and things to do. They all went far out of their way or beyond thier job descriptions. Also the place itself was just amazing, Not only was the architecture and lanscaping just beautiful but, even in january, the flowers were everywhere and they have parrots, cats, fish and turtles to really bring the courtyards to life. All of the attention to detail amazed us also. There are literally hundreds of neat trinkets, antiques, nic-nacs, statues and all kinds of other fun things sitting outside in the outdoor rooms and also in each room of each casita. everywhere you turn was something new. As for SMA it is truly beautiful. The churches, handmade doors and gardens set a scene for walking right into a time warp or atleast a movie, and the people are freindly and largely bilingual. Food is very cheap and you can also find some great deals on souveniers and such at the artesian market. The weather was perfect, no rain very little humidity, cool at night and just warm enough during the day. The city is carved out of mountain so some streets can be very steep and everywhere is up and down so walking can be tiresome, but cabs are very cheap and abundant. We love this town and Casa L:iza.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Liza is an elegant enclave of luxurious and romantic accommodations situated on the paradise-like grounds of a restored colonial estate just three blocks from the center of town. We like to think of ourselves as "more than just a bed and breakfast" for many reasons. In the morning you're served your breakfast from our gourmet menu, when ever and where ever you would like, even in bed. All of our accommodations, which are in separate and private locations, always have fresh flowers, a welcome snack in your refrigerator, and nightly turn downs with chocolates on the pillows and your choice of down or hypo-allergenic pillows. In addition to the daily maid service each accommodation has a private telephone with computer port, cable television and clock radio. We also offer laundry service and secure parking on our premises with night watchmen. We have an acre of beautifully terraced and landscaped grounds, complete with parrots and an orchid filled greenhouse. One has the feeling of being in the country and yet we are only three blocks from the center of town. ... more less