Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

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    Tradition and comfort in a vibrant colonial town

Why we choose Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

A cluster of historic buildings in a picture-postcard setting

  • Calm, cool courtyards offer respite from the noise and heat of the colourful town outside
  • Hand-engraved fireplaces and original pieces by local artists make each cozy guestroom unique
  • Restaurant Andanza won the prestigious AAHS International Five Star Diamond Award

Most luxury resorts in Mexico give you a white-washed version of the intriguing country, but Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada comes pretty darn close to an authentic experience. The buildings—including some 18th century structures—maintain the original colonial architecture and historic character. To make it even more evocative, no two rooms are alike. This place feels like stepping into an old Hollywood film, except with today’s technology and comforts.

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Book a one-bedroom suite with a private terrace.

What you need to know about the hotel

The outstanding sense of place plus the warmth of the people makes this resort unforgettable

  • Sazón, the hotel’s cooking school, works with key ingredients to bring traditional and modern specialties to life
  • The calming shrine of Laja Spa offers a balance of indigenous and conventional healing therapies to cleanse and rejuvenate
  • An 18th century mansion houses the magnificent Presidential Suite, featuring 360 views over the town from its two terraces

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada’s 37 individually decorated rooms are a tribute to the character and history of the San Miguel de Allende area. They sport period furnishings, stunning art from local artists, antiques and Talavera-tiled bathrooms—plus modern indulgences like heated bathroom floors, Bose iPod speakers and two flat-screen TVs.

Outside your spacious room, two restaurants, a spa and cooking school round out the facilities.

Where is it and what's nearby

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque San Miguel de Allende

  • The colonial city of San Miguel de Allende is a cultural bonanza of fine arts and traditional craftsmanship 500 years in the making
  • Tour the 247-acre hillside botanical garden above San Miguel, with many rare species of plants and cacti
  • Walk the cobblestone streets of newly rejuvenated Pozos and explore the historic mineral mines that made the town famous

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is in the center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico—a throwback gem where church bells, mariachis and the clop of the horse guards are still part of the landscape. The area in general is bursting with amazing natural beauty, and adventures like horseback riding, hot air ballooning and biking allow you to take it all in.

If your credit cards need a workout, San Miguel offers great shopping, especially when it comes to silver, which the local craftsmen are best known for. It’s also renowned for talavera tiles, leather goods and Colonial-era antiques.

How to enjoy San Miguel de Allende

Churros y chocolate, the vivid blue of spring flowering jacaranda, uneven cobble stone streets, the joyful sounds of a wandering mariachi band and the soft scent of jasmine; San Miguel is a treat for all of your senses

  • Marvel at the pink facade and multiple turrets of La Parroquia, the city’s beautiful and utterly unique parish church
  • Stroll among the dappled shade of ParqueJuárez where locals can be seen dancing to Zumba on Saturday mornings or relaxing by the fountains
  • Admire the murals and frescoes decorating the walls of the Escuela de Bellas Artes and escape the bustle and dust of the street in its verdant courtyard

Wandering through the narrow cobbled lanes of the historic center, it is easy to lose yourself among the vivid red and ochre walled alleys and hidden leafy courtyards with tumbling cascades of pink bougainvillea. Ornate baroque turrets, spires and cupolas stand out against the broad expanse of the azure blue sky. Tiny stores line the streets selling everything from decorated belt buckles to melt in the mouth buñuelos.

The best shopping to be had is probably the art. San Miguel hosts a vibrant art scene with several art schools including the Instituto Allende and Escuela de Bellas Artes which features an unfinished mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. The next Frida Kahlo or even Andy Warhol may be here now as the town attracts artists and expats from all over the world, particularly the US.

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    When to visit San Miguel de Allende

    For processions and the spectacle of papier maché Judas dolls being exploded in the park, visit during Easter. The last two weekends in September host the annual running of the bulls (Pamplonada) and the dawn fireworks and traditional dancing to celebrate San Miguel’s patron saint.

     

  • Did you know

    The hotel has its own cookery school, Sazón. Master the art of the tortilla or get to grips with chilies with local chefs.

  • Did you know

    The Laja Spa combines indigenous and contemporary methods in its treatments. Don’t miss the ancient Temazcal ritual which uses medicinal herbs to purify mind and body.

  • They say

    “From the moment we arrived, we felt like we were in a Humphrey Bogart movie! The truly authentic vibe was intriguing. The staff welcome and assistance was excellent. The food, both via room service and at their wonderful courtyard restaurant was timely and excellent. Now, don’t go expecting a brand new hotel because that’s not what San Miguel is all about. It’s a throwback in time and a delightful one. This is the real deal.”

    — guest comment

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to 2 in-room guests in restaurant
  • US $100 equivalent spa services credit to be utilized during stay

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The hotel itself is hewn out of a cluster of historic colonial buildings and has a real sense of place. more >