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
Each room is unique and beautifully designed and decorated. Service was impeccable and took care of every need we had. I also loved the hotel pool and the location of the hotel. We highly recommend this picturesque hotel!
This property is two separate buildings a short walk apart. We booked the Presidential Suite which was in the main building, and it was worth every penny for the location alone. The staff here is outstanding, the restaurant Andanza has wonderful food and service. Breakfast at both restaurants is also very good. The location of this hotel is very convenient to the square where all the action is. We were there over New Years Eve and they had a fantastic dinner party with music and dancing. I would urge anyone with limited mobility to chose a different destination than San Miguel de Allende, the town has many cobblestone streets and it is extremely hilly, some are very, very steep.
I have to say that this has been an incredible experience, Joel and his team have been the most impressive I have met in all my travels. We have received amazing service and we feel right at home. We have a few more days in our stay and so far I cannot complain.
The view from our room is unparalleled. With a private terrace that looks toward the church and an amazing sunset. This hotel is the most beautiful and luxurious in San Miguel.
This hotel is a must!!
There aren’t enough superlatives to say how fantastic a week I had at the Belmond in San Miguel de Allende. It’s an extraordinary boutique hotel in a beautiful town with a perfect location from where you can get everywhere. The authenticity, decor, comfort, service, location, food, tranquility, recommendations, and commitment to excellence show in all they do. There were so many beautiful and serene spots to take advantage of within the small hotel, including a second hotel accessible via a pretty nearby walk that afforded an alternate dining experience. The staff is extremely professional, friendly, discrete, and eager to please. Their recommendations were thoughtful and first rate, enhancing my visit all the more. Even their map was easy to follow and well marked. They seem to work all hours. There was never a time where I couldn’t get the help I needed. My one-bedroom suite was lovely with a sumptuous bathroom with a copper tub and sinks and beautiful tile. I had two patios, including one with a rooftop view, a table and chairs, chaise lounges, and a small pool. I got to start each day with breakfast overlooking the entire city. I wanted to treat myself to a wonderful hotel in an interesting city. As much as I loved being out seeing all the sights, I was also so happy to come back to my room. Alone or with someone, this is the place to be in a UNESCO world heritage site. I can’t recommend it more highly and look forward to the time I’ll get to go back.
This hotel has only 37 rooms set in various casas. Each casa contains around 5-7 rooms. No two rooms are alike. We were in room 487 in Casa Fuente, which is located across the street from the main lobby/restaurant/bar/spa. Our room was very large with a king bed, sitting area, huge bathroom, and private patio. The patio had a table with umbrella, a small couch and two luxurious lounge chairs. All rooms were remodeled in 2018 and they keep the authentic, colonial vibe. We also saw a 1 bedroom suite in Casa Palma near the main pool that had a bath tub, outdoor shower and private plunge pool! We ate breakfast in both restaurants Andaza International cuisine and Del Parque Mexican cuisine. Loved the chilaquiles and huevos rancheros! Staying at this hotel is like sting in a private apartment. Loved the experience and would highly recommend! Staff was top notch! a true 5 star experience in a beautiful, historic town!