San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
At a Glance
Contemporary and elegant design
32 beautifully styled guestrooms, some boasting stunning views over San Miguel de Allende
Home to Moxi, a fantastic gourmet restaurant created in collaboration with Enrique Olvera
Takes its name from 'La Arquera' a portrait by iconic Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, featuring Matilda Stream
Showcasing a collection of original work by renowned Mexican artists - from Diego Rivera to Angelo Musco and Nacho Rodriguez
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Hotel Matilda
Quirky and contemporary, boutique Hotel Matilda offers a refreshing contrast to the beautiful colonial streets of San Miguel de Allende, showcasing a colourful array of local art and Moxi, a fantastic gourmet restaurant by renowned chef Enrique Olvera.
Despite its modern and design-led interior, Hotel Matilda reflects perfectly the focus on local art which resonates throughout the historical town of San Miguel de Allende, its cobblestone streets a highlight of a visit to Mexico's highland interior. Drawing influence from 'La Arquera', a portrait by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, every detail in Hotel Matilda has been carefully thought out to create a stylish and elegant boutique property, perfectly placed to explore the surrounding plazas, galleries and boutiques.
Each of the 32 rooms and suites provides a sophisticated space in which to unwind, with tasteful interiors and custom furnishings, the bathrooms complete with soaking tubs and separate showers. Cutting-edge technology and luxurious fabrics ensure a comfortable stay, whilst some also benefit from a private terrace boasting beautiful skyline views over San Miguel de Allende.
Foodies will love the on-site restaurant, Moxi, created in collaboration with iconic Mexican chef Enrique Olvera who flew to fame with the success of his Mexico City restaurant, Pujol. Feast on tantalising Mexican cuisine which is full of flavour, utilising modern techniques to create a unique and varied menu. With fantastic spa facilities and a beautiful courtyard pool, Hotel Matilda offers many an opportunity to rejuvenate in between scoping out the town's numerous attractions and is perfect for guests seeking a modern retreat within the traditional surrounds of San Miguel de Allende.
There are just 32 rooms and suites at Hotel Matilda, each beautifully decorated with a muted colour palette and jewel-toned highlights to create a luxurious feel. Custom-made fixtures and fittings add a touch of character and a range of amenities are included to ensure a comfortable stay. All rooms include complimentary WiFi access, 40" LCD TV with satellite, iPod docking station and iPads. Bathrooms are equally luxurious with separate soaking tubs and showers. The overall feel is contemporary.
The hotel has a more grown-up feel, however children can be accommodated in interconnecting rooms or with an extra bed in certain categories.
Facilities at Matilda include the fantastic Moxi, championed by chef Enrique Olvera whose exceptional cuisine has seen him shoot to the top of many a best restaurant list with venues across Mexico and in New York. The spa at Matilda has been recognised by Vogue and Condé Nast Traveller's Hot List, boasting a range of natural treatments, hammam experiences and the hand-made products on offer at the apothecary. There is also a pool and a gym.
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.
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.
Location & directions
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Hotel Matilda is a modern boutique 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 10-minute walk from the main plaza and iconic church.
How to get there
Queretaro Intercontinental Airport and Leon-Bajio International Airport are approximately an hour and a half drive from San Miguel de Allende with Mexico City's Benito Juarez International a 3-hour drive away.
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