Casa Bernal is a small 20-room property located in the small exquisite town of Bernal, near Queretaro and about 2 hours drive from Mexico City.
We spent a few days over New Year's there and we were EXTREMELY satisfied. The location is perfect, half a block away from the main square, and the property itself is quite striking due to its architecture (modern colonial) and decor. We got one of the newer rooms located on the ground floor near the parking lot, but despite not being the best location in the hotel, the room was well furnished, with excellent fixtures, amenities, water pressure and temperature.
Had we reserved earlier, we could have gotten one of the better rooms facing the pool and little garden, but as mentioned, we were happy.
We met the owner who was extremely helpful in recommending local attractions, sightseeing tours and was constantly on top of everything, including the New Year's Eve dinner which was a lot of fun.
The property has a restaurant which serves all meals as well as snacks and/or drinks at any time. The food was quite good, prepared by a young talented local Chef. Some readers have mentioned the somewhat slow service by the waiters, and whitle I concur, this was not a real issue and most of the times solved by a forceful comment. Nevertheless, Management should address this issue to make sure the service really merits the Boutique Hotel" rating.
Bernal itself is a charming little town, and the famous "Peña de Bernal" (Rock) - the third largest rock monolith worldwide- is definitely worth a visit.
All in all, a wonderful way to welcome 2014. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 18th-century house in downtown Bernal has been beautifully restored to offer you the best comfort you can find in this friendly and nice town. We offer you a swimming pool, wireless internet, LCD TV 32" and the nicest terrace with the view of la peña. Our restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner always using allways fresh and local ingredients to offer you Mexico's finest flavours in a contemporary style. ... more less
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