Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
At a Glance
Arguably the best views in San Miguel de Allende can be enjoyed from the rooftop
Fantastic service synonymous with the Rosewood brand
Amazing cocktails at Luna, made entirely using natural products
Beautiful rooms featuring local Mexican furniture, products and artisanias for an authentic feel
Best time to Visit
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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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Blessed with spectacular views over San Miguel de Allende from its rooftop terrace, the Rosewood is an exclusive property in the heart of Mexico's colonial highlands, offering fantastic service, beautiful accommodation and delicious cuisine.
Beautifully blending with the colonial villas and cobbled streets synonymous with San Miguel de Allende, the Rosewood combines the town's cultural and artistic history with contemporary elegance to create a welcoming and exclusive retreat. Featuring a choice of exquisite restaurants, a stunning rooftop terrace and bar, onsite spa and fitness facilities and an outdoor pool, all set within beautiful gardens, the Rosewood is the ideal base from which to familiarise yourself with this rich and rewarding area of Mexico.
Visitors to San Miguel de Allende will find themselves charmed by the thriving art scene, colonial architecture and, in particular, the impressive gothic church which stands proud in the main plaza just a short stroll from the Rosewood. Enjoy relaxed walks through the picturesque streets and feast your eyes on spectacular murals by Siqueiros, visit the treasure trove of boutiques and galleries or head out of town to one of the award-winning vineyards and sample some of the country's finest wines.
Rosewood comprises 67 individually appointed rooms and suites designed to mirror the character of San Miguel, most featuring real wood beams, crackling fireplaces and hand-carved furnishings which were made and sourced locally. For the most spectacular city and hill views, opt for a Rooftop Colonial Suite which benefits from an expansive roof terrace from which to enjoy those unmissable sunsets.
There are 67 spacious Rooms and Suites at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, each mirroring the colonial style of the town and completed with a tasteful and muted colour pallet. Local handmade furniture gives each a luxurious feel and heating and air-conditioning in every room ensures a comfortable stay (many also have fireplaces). Complimentary WiFi is available throughout. For the best views in the property opt for Rooftop rooms or suites and enjoy having an expansive terrace from which to enjoy the sunsets.
Along with babysitting services, children's menus, in-room baby proofing services, wireless baby monitors, child-sized robes and slippers, Baby Primrose skincare products and other in-room amenities, Rosewood also offers children ages 3 to 11 access to the fantastic Rose Buds Children's Club. A range of fun activities can be enjoyed from face painting to Piñata-making, Jenga contests and ceramics lessons. Baking and art classes with local chefs and artists are also available. Rollaway beds can be added in selected rooms and interconnecting suites can be organised. There is a family pool at the hotel.
Rosewood has two pools (one adults only and one for families), a fitness centre and the Sense spa. Dining options include 1826 Tequila Bar and Restaurant, serving up traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine and over 140 tequilas and mezcals. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed in an informal poolside setting but the absolute highlight is the Luna rooftop tapas bar, offering delicious delicacies and artisenal cocktails with fantastic views over the magical San Miguel skyline.
San Miguel has a fantastic art and cultural scene making it perfect for trying painting classes with local artists. Foodies will love the cooking classes on offer and an hour's drive will bring you to some of the region's award-winning vineyards where you can enjoy tastings and tours. Explore San Miguel's cobbled streets and familiarise yourself with the rich history and great art works by some of the country's most well-known muralists. Nearby there are also Toltec ruins, outlets filled with local crafts and works of art and plenty of opportunities for thrill seekers to explore by ATV, horseback or mountain bike.
Sonia Bungaroo (Staff)
Runs the risk in some areas of seeming a little too manicured "Mexican", with its newly built colonial style building, however this offers them the space and structure for an airy and incredibly well facilitated resort style option in a small historic city like San Miguel de Allende. It means the rooms are spacious and well equipped with all the mod-cons that you need, things like connecting rooms and great villas that work very well for families visiting the city, and quite unique for San Miguel de Allende. It also means there are plenty of dining options and a whole host of activities and facilities, from an extensive spa to tennis courts, on offer to ensure the maximum entertainment and relaxation for guests visiting the city, and wanting a really comfortable oasis to escape to after excursions. The food is great - but in a city packed with beautiful restaurants, it's real dining pull comes from it's Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar, offering a stunning view of the colourful city, and numerous church steeples - the view brings in constant outside guests and locals for evening drinks, but the creativity of the menu and fantastic quality of the Mexican small plates offered up there, keeps guests coming back evening after evening.
Nikki Trailor (Staff)
The service at the Rosewood was key to making my stay enjoyable and everything has been thought of - even the ice cubes in the cocktails are made from frozen cocktail so as not to water down your drink in the heat of the sun.
Everyone in San Miguel claims to have the best views, but the location of the Rosewood just a little up the hill gives it a perfect vantage point and the sunsets are amazing - be sure to time your visit to the rooftop bar to make the most of it.
There is a real focus on local art and produce giving the hotel an authentic Mexican feel. It is worth noting that San Miguel is a very religious town and church bells and fireworks can be heard throughout the day, even in the morning, but this adds to its charm and is hard to avoid wherever you stay!
Artists of Guanajuato Private Tour
With literature, painting and hand crafts flourishing in Guanajuato throughout the centuries there is plenty to be discovered on this experience which focuses on the creative side of this charming colonial town.
Boutique Vineyards of San Miguel de Allende
Mexico has recently begun gaining recognition for its delicious wines and in recent years has won a number of awards; visit two fantastic vineyards close to San Miguel de Allende and learn about the processes before sampling the final product.
Escondido Place Natural Hot Springs
Relax and soothe your aching muscles with a visit to Escondido Place Natural Hot Springs, a short distance from San Miguel de Allende. Soak in the lily-filled pools and let your troubles slip away to the sound of cascading waterfalls.
Mineral de Pozos
Explore Mineral de Pozos, a mining centre and one of few Mexican 'Magic Towns'. Almost a ghost town, this eerie experience provides a glimpse into authentic Mexico with mysterious ruins and artefacts still to be seen from its days as a thriving community.
Private Artisans' Studio Tour - San Miguel de Allende
Visit galleries and artists' studios in San Miguel de Allende and admire the skills required to create impressive works of art. Observe glass-blowers, rug-makers and painters in action and learn the tricks of the trade first-hand.
Private city tour of Guanajuato
Enjoy a private guided tour of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former silver mining town. The thriving historical centre is full of interesting shops and architectural gems, its toy box houses adorning the surrounding mountains perfectly.
San Miguel de Allende with Vineyards
Discover the beautiful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende with a privately guided city tour before getting out to a nearby vineyard to sample some of Mexico's award-winning wines, alongside a delicious picnic lunch.
Steeped in folklore and mysterious legends, a traditional Callejoneada is the perfect window into the stories of Guanajuato and its surrounding towns. Weave through the cobbled streets, following a local folk band who serenade crowds with folk songs.
Mexico in Style
Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende & Los Cabos
from £7900 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Ultra-luxurious properties throughout, offering highly attentive service and elegant acommodation
- Combine buzzing markets, ancient ruins and impressive cathedrals with whale-watching and poolside lounging
- Ideal balance of city and beach, exploring Mexico City and the colonial highlands before flying over to Baja California for ultimate relaxation
Location & directions
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Rosewood is a stunning colonial property located in the heart of the historic city of San Miguel de Allende and is perfectly situated for exploring all that Guanajuato has to offer. The property is a 15-minute walk from the main plaza and iconic cathedral.
How to get there
Queretaro Intercontinental Airport and Leon-Bajio International Airport are just an hour's drive from San Miguel de Allende with Mexico City's Benito Juarez International a 3-hour drive away.