Belmond Casa De Sierra Nevada
What We Love
- The hotel is spread among six separate historic mansions
- The Spanish suites are filled with local art
- Poolside lounging enveloped in flowering gardens
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout and an additional five percent tax will be collected at the property
- Not for travelers seeking a full resort experience
- On-site dining can be pricey for the area
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Few Mexican hotels manage to be as utopian and pampering as Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, in the UNESCO-listed town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s Central Highlands. Behind the property’s high walls and heavy doors, tinkling fountains and flower-filled courtyards set the scene for a romantic escape where lazing by the pool or sipping a margarita on the rooftop terrace top the activities list.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 37 rooms and suites are spread among six separate old mansions. Each room is unique, and as charming as it is loaded with modern amenities like large flat-screen TVs and WiFi. In-room fireplaces and original local artwork lend the air of a private home, while such thoughtful extras as nightly turndown service, spa-like bathrooms in talavera tiles up the luxe factor. Superior Rooms are a tiny 151 square feet, so for space to spread out, Junior Suites are well worth the splurge.
If your agenda happens to center around hiding out and being catered to, you’ve chosen the right place. There are plenty of activities, like Mexican cooking courses at the hotel’s Sazon cooking school, or an organic exfoliate scrub and full body massage at the Laja Spa. There is one restaurant on property, the elegant Andanza, and the staff always seems to be organizing additional gatherings, like sunset cocktail parties on the rooftop terrace, where you can mingle with guests with the amber glow of San Miguel in the background.
In the Area
The town of San Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, holds its own unique allure, with stunning colonial buildings and countless boutiques and art galleries. Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is right in the city center, just steps away from all the activity, as well as landmarks like La Parroquia, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Don’t miss a meal at the Restaurant, an enduring hotspot for its seasonal, organic comfort food. El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden is great for a head-clearing stroll through cactus-filled canyons flush with protected plant and animal species, while Fábrica La Aurora is a must for some retail therapy, a one-stop center for antiques, modern art, textiles and crafts in a converted 19th century fabric mill.
How to Get There
Nice location, nice properties but the couple that traveled with us stayed in a room right by the main door with their window facing the street. The noise from the trucks was ridiculous. They paid close to four hundred dollars for a room you heard traffic all night long. Every time a guest would come in or exit the building the door slammed shut. You couldn't open the window or all the car fumes would be in your room and it was very dark.
That room shouldn't have been as expensive as the one my wife and I had the pleasure staying in.
The hotel has more than one building so you have to get across the street to go to the pool or the restaurant, not exactly convenient.
Service is impeccable, rooms are very clean and quiet.
It was nice to stay at this hotel after being totally grossed out and overcharged at another horrible place in town.
All and all I would highly recommend not to spend more than a day in San Miguel de Allende which is very pretty, but a total tourist trap. There are so many equally if not more beautiful and magical places in Mexico that wasting too much time in San Miguel is a complete waste.
We loved this hotel. Everything about it was perfect. The fact that it was a 16th century mansion converted to a hotel just added to the experience. The rooms were perfect, luxurious and spacious (we had 2 suites and preferred the one by the pool with a terrace). The breakfast was bountiful and delicious. The location was central and we walked everywhere. Loved the massage and facial. Highly recommended!
We love Belmond Hotels, we stayed in at least in 10 of them, we are never disappointed. However, we had a misunderstanding about room location when checking in. They did everything possible to make things right. In the end we were very happy! We highly recommend room 445, it’s a little more expensive but worth it!
It has a private terrace with plunge pool and view of the cathedral.
Your memories will be priceless!
We are grateful to the Management and we will continue to book at Belmond Hotels!
I was visiting san Miguel for the first time with my parents from Malta over Christmas and we had heard about san Miguel and the Belmond so much that our expectations where very high but did not know what to expect exactly - however we were completely overwhelmed with the beauty of the town and the hotel services, ambiance, location and quality of product after their renovation - the overall experience is authentic whilst at the same time providing modern technology and facilities. great margherita at the bar and strongly suggest also enjoying breakfast at El Parque building of the Belmond - wonderful lavender garden. Christmas atmosphere and ambiance was lovely together with food quality - thank you Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada and all the team there - we shall be back!