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
We didn't stay in the hotel.
We just visited for tea time during our stay in SMA.
We didn't expect tea time like in London.
But in a Belmond Hotel, at least some form of tea ritual…
Simply two mugs of not boiling water, with a ridiculous selection of Twining's teas that you find even in the smallest supermarket.
No complimentary pastries whatsoever.
Service was adequate for the level of the hotel and so was price.
A plus to the infrastructures: beautiful
The hotel is in the perfect location only 2 blocks away from the main square and multiple restaurants. The view from the rooftop at the pool area captures all of San Miguel. We visited the Rosewood hotel and it didn’t have the special touch compared to Belmond.
I stayed here with family while in town for a wedding. I had no idea what to expect, as the room was arranged by someone else. I was very pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious (I slept on a very comfortable sofa-bed in a king room), clean, and artfully decorated and appointed with antiques. The hotel is made up of multiple historic buildings, all beautiful and private, with a locked door to the street making you feel safe and secure anywhere on the property. Most rooms seemed to have an outdoor seating area that is somewhat secluded and shaded from the sun. There's a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the surrounding architecture and landscape. Service is very friendly and prompt; you won't want for anything. The pool is postcard-perfect and the water temperature ideal. I can't say enough good things about this hotel, and I haven't even begun to rave about the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, which I fell in love with over just a few days. I hope to go back someday soon!
We just spent 3 spectacular nights at the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada and everything was absolutely perfect! Before arriving I arranged transportation to and from the airport and spa services with the concierge Alejandro and he was so accommodating and easy to work with. The hotel is very intimate and the ambiance and beauty are unique, indescribable and truly breathtaking .I believe that the hotel has been very recently renovated and each and every place you go is immaculate and pristine. We were in a beautiful junior suite in the same building as the Andanza restaurant . The room and the bathroom were huge and the patio area was so peaceful and offered a great view of San Miguel. The location of the hotel is fabulous because you can walk right out onto the cobblestone streets and in a couple of blocks be in the heart of the city where you will find shops, restaurants and art galleries. Along with a beautiful hotel and rooms, perfect location and delicious dining options you will find the best and friendliest service of any resort we have ever been to. From the moment we arrived we were treated with white glove service and every possible need was taken care of. The service in both Parque and Andanza restaurants was amazing and the decor and ambiance were so inviting and peaceful.The food was absolutely delicious and the prices were extremely reasonable . We were in San Miguel for a family wedding so we did not have time to take advantage of all the activities and tours available but we loved roaming the city and visiting Fabrica la Aurora was awesome .The service from Andras, Ivan , Isaac ,Jonathan and everyone else we encountered was incredible. On our last day we were having breakfast and the manager, John Freudenthaler stopped by to say hello and see if everything went well with our stay. He was so personable and friendly and this definitely is reflected in his staff as well. We hope to return to San Miguel soon and will absolutely stay at Casa de Sierra Nevada again. San Miguel is different from any other place we have been to in Mexico and this city and Casa de Sierra Nevada totally won a very special place in our hearts.
I highly recommend this BNB! Honestly felt like a guest in a friend’s home... Right in the heart of old town St Augustine this BNB was beyond! They thought of every amenity for their guests (had umbrellas and ponchos availble in anticipation of rain today). The food was amazing and the room and service even better. Great for a weekend getaway! Thank you Kendra for such amazing service even though we broke a glass!