We read about Casa de Sierra Nevada in the "1000 Places You Have to See Before You Die" book. Some of those places you probably don't need to see, but San Miguel Allende is definitely worth the trip. It's an amazing little city with cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks, no neon or stop lights, and many, many friendly people.
We arrived at Casa de Sierra Nevada at around 8:15 in the morning, after flying all night... both of us recovering from colds. The staff immediately attended to us and put us in room 416. It was divine... really lovely, very quiet (except for the world famous San Miguel bells) and the view was unbelievable. See the picture.
The rooms are truly above par, and the staff and service are incredible. For example, on our last night, the staff recommended a restaurant on the outskirts of town. They called us a cab, but when the staff spoke with the driver they decided he was charging too much so they found another driver-- but this driver didn't know how to get there. So the manager (Hannah Canilla) said "I'll take you" and she did! Talk about going the extra mile!
We had a package deal where we received breakfast every morning (excellent food) and two day trips with private tour guides. Freddy Rodriguez with Rafa tours, our guide to Guanajuato, was incredibly nice, very informed and a real pleasure to have as a guide. We're both vegetarians, and he really worked hard to find a suitable restaurant for lunch. He spoke English very well, too. Request him if you go.
Everyone really went out of their way to make us feel at home and made our trip incredibly smooth and wonderful. Pure bliss!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A heritage hotel in the Mexican heartlands, Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada evokes the charm of a bygone era. San Miguel is an adventure for the senses. Yet at the very center of this vibrant city lies a safe haven that’s at once connected to the locale and is its own private sanctuary. Swing open our ancient, wooden front doors and the fiesta outside gives way to a siesta-like calm. Water fountains and blooming flowerpots dot the cluster of heritage mansions that make up the hotel. A large pool, fringed with lush foliage and plants, provides the perfect place to cool off. 17th- and 18th-century buildings reveal inner courtyards, terraces and gardens. Here, history is woven into every stucco wall, tiled bath and curved ceiling, all balanced with modern luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Sierra Nevada By Orient-Express Hotel San Miguel De Allende
- Hotel Casa De Sierra Nevada