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
Location was perfect, close to main center and surrounded by great restaurants and art galleries. Staff made us feel like royalty. Staying at the Belmond was definitely a pricey treat but truly worth it to celebrate a special ocassion with people you love.
Lovely place and great location. Great staff, very helpful. Maybe a little overpriced. The concierge services could be a little better. SMA is a fun place to go for Dia de Los Muertos. We ate at the restaurant a few times and it was good. Our room had its own rooftop terrace with a view of the parroquia, which was very special.
The Blue Bar at the Sierra Nevada was a wonderful place to relax in the late afternoon over a Grey Goose martini perfectly made by Jonathan or Israel. It is charming, the service excellent and the guests interesting. Great little find!
Stayed in a Junior Deluxe Suite and it was perfect for 3 of us during our stay. The room and private balcony were perfect. Wait staff and concierge were very accommodating and helpful. We also took a market/cooking class on the property and chef Ruben was great - really enjoyed it! The massage was excellent also!
Only complaint was that our coffee service was consistently late and they always forgot something (cup, cream..etc).
Gorgeous hotel with impeccably-decorated rooms. We had a suite by the pool in one of their buildings that I was ready to move in to! Clean, quiet, and perfectly located for walking the entire city. We will be back for sure!