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Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is an acclaimed Mexican cooking school and boutique hotel housed in a magnificent 18th-century casa in the heart of historic San Miguel de Allende, a charming colonial town in the highlands of central Mexico.

At a Glance

  • Housed in an eclectic collection of casas centerd around beautiful courtyard gardens. Individually-decorated and wonderfully distinctive guest rooms

  • Colonial style and very atmospheric with vaulted ceilings, impressive stone arches, fountains and flower-filled courtyards and traditional wood furnishings

  • The impeccable service one would expect from Belmond (the new brand of Orient-Express Hotels)

  • Perfect base from which to tour the old colonial town and neighboring Querétaro and Guanajuato

  • Home to the wonderful Sazon cooking school

Culture, Spa & health

Insider's View

For exquisite calm, head for the garden and relax by the pool amid splendid statuary and beautiful scented shrubs.

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Insider's View

For some of the best views in San Miguel de Allende, opt for the Presidential Suite which boasts a spectacular roof terrace.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada or take a look at our itineraries to Colonial Highlands


Housing one of Mexico’s most acclaimed cookery schools and an eclectic mix of traditional rooms and suites between four buildings, the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada provides a homely and charming base in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende and reflects perfectly the colorful style of buildings which are present throughout the cobblestone streets.

The accommodation comprises 37 deluxe rooms and suites arranged amongst the main building and four colonial mansions dating back to the 16th century. Each room has a distinctive charm with beamed ceilings, warm Mexican tones and regional furnishings including contemporary art, antiques, exquisite fabrics and beautiful Talavera-tiled bathrooms. Suites have a fireplace, oversized bath with separate shower stall and a private terrace with plunge pool.

Cookery courses cover the different forms of Mexican cuisine, including traditional regional specialties and some of the more modern favorites, and are led by highly experienced in-house chefs with a real passion for the diverse local flavors and methods of cooking.

The hotel has two gourmet restaurants and a lovely patio bar overlooking the cobblestone streets, which provides a relaxed setting for pre-dinner cocktails. For pampering, the Laja Spa provides an array of invigorating beauty therapies including massage, facials, reflexology and body treatments.

Please note that the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada does not accept children under 16 years of age.

Please also note that the rooms and suites at the hotel are divided amongst five different buildings and one of these, Casa Parque, is a approximately a five minute walk from the other four and the main hotel facilities. The hotel can arrange transport between Casa Parque and the other houses if required.


Embracing the original colonial architecture, each manor house has been skill fully restored to provide all the modern comforts while retaining their historic character. At Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada no two rooms are alike; each has its own individual décor, celebrating the spirit of San Miguel de Allende. Characterised by period furnishings and stunning art and antiques, their rooms are decorated in superb fabrics and feature richly colored Talavera-tiled bathrooms. The hotel offers 37 deluxe rooms and suites.


Children over the age of 16 are welcomed at Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada.


Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada offers a spa, two gourmet restaurants serving Mexican cuisine and regional specialties, bar and world-class cookery school.

Andanza serves traditional Mexican food in an elegant, colonial style setting. You can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner here. The Blue Bar is an intimate and cosy environment where you can enjoy a drink in front of a log fire or out on the sunny terrace.


There is plenty to see and do in San Miguel de Allende which is home to a rich and wonderful culture from the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, the traditional cuisine and the blend of fine and traditional arts and crafts. You can explore the local area on foot, bike or horse back. The hotel will happily organize and advise you.

Location & Directions

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is situated on Hospicio, in the town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s Central Highlands, it is easily reached from Mexico City which is 177 miles away.

When to go

The Colonial Highlands are blessed with a spring-like climate year-round. The average day is brisk in the morning, warm and sunny in the afternoon and cool at night. Winter days are warm (in the 20s C), although you may require a sweater after the sun goes down. April and May tend to be hot and dry. Expect brief afternoon showers 3 or 4 times a week from June to mid-October. Rains are typically heaviest in July and August.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada or take a look at our itineraries to Colonial Highlands

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