Villa Montana Hotel and Spa

Morelia, Colonial Highlands, Mexico

At a Glance

  • Panoramic views over Morelia, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site

  • Has a very local character

  • 10 minutes drive from the historical centre

  • Tranquil hilltop setting

  • Exquisite gardened terraces

  • Replete with antiques, fine furnishings and luxurious amenities

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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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Insider's View

The night time views over Morelia are bewitching, so take a pew and enjoy the free show.

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Villa Montana Hotel and Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Mexico


Villa Montana is an authentic colonial style hotel in a secluded hilltop setting overlooking the beautiful historic city of Morelia in Mexico. A colonial jewel with its carefully preserved palaces, all made out of characteristic pink stone.

Villa Montana, a member of the Mexico Boutique Hotels group, is located ten minutes drive from the heart of Morelia, nestled in the Santa Marta Mountains. The hotel’s terracotta villas are set around beautiful gardens in a way that ensures privacy and fabulous views of the city and mountains.

Every facade, terrace and patio, path and garden is an intricate work of art combining sculpture, pottery and tiles. The exterior decor blends a wealth of Mexican colonial antiques and folk art in exquisite harmony. Enjoy delicious traditional Mexican and international cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. The hotel features a range of spacious rooms and suites which have been fabulously decorated to create a cosy atmosphere.

Villa Montana is a superb base from which to explore the beautiful colonial city of Morelia and some of the surrounding towns. Between November and March it is possible to visit the monarch butterfly wildlife sanctuary, where thousands of butterflies come to spend the winter, making for a breathtaking site.

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Villa Montana has 36 charming villa-style suites and guest rooms. All are beautifully decorated with fine local furnishings, elegant hardwoods and filed floors. Each has its own individual character, with no two are alike. All have fireplaces, spacious bathrooms and televisions.

Standard Room

Spacious rooms with either one king size or two double beds, sitting area with fireplace and garden view. Direct-dial telephone, television, safe deposit box. Bathroom with shower-tub.

Junior Suite

Very spacious with one bedroom leading onto a living room with fireplace. Garden or panoramic city view. Direct-dial telephone, television, safe deposit box. Large bathroom with shower tub.

Master Suite One Bedroom

One bedroom with king size bed and separate living room, some with fireplace in both. Garden or city view. Direct-dial telephone, television and safe deposit box. Large bathroom with shower-tub.

Presidential Suite

Luxury one bedroom with king size bed, fireplace and desk. Spacious bathroom with shower-tub. Full living room with fireplace and adjoining dining area. All beautifully decorated with antiques and artworks. Large private terrace has furniture for tea or cocktails and panoramic views over Morelia.

Master Suite Two Bedrooms

One bedroom with king size bed and the other with twin beds. Both places have a fireplace, tv and bathroom with shower-tub. Some have a living room and terrace with garden or city views.

One bedroom with king size bed and separate living room, some with fireplace in both. Garden or city view. Direct-dial telephone, television and safe deposit box. Large bathroom with shower-tub.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Villa Montana. Although there are no formal facilities for children, cots, extra beds and babysitting can all be arranged on request to make your stay more comfortable.


Villa Montana has a tennis court, an outdoor pool with a panoramic city view, spa, nearby golf course, fitness centre and boutique. There is also a terrace-bar with a view of Morelia and a restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, in a cosy setting with a fireplace, and native artwork on display.


Villa Montana is a great base for exploring Morelia, a beautifully preserved colonial city with stunning pink quarry stone buildings, impressive monuments, majestic churches and excellent museums. From here it is also possible to arrange excursions to the picturesque lakeside town of Pátzcuaro and to Quiroga, known for its local handicrafts. Hiking and riding can also be arranged and between November and March a visit to the monarch butterfly wildlife sanctuary is a must.



Mark Beken (Staff)

I loved the gardens of Villa Montana, a delight to wander through, with exquisite statuettes, earthenware pots and interesting plants, and the service could not be more accommodating. It's a great place to soak up the cultural charms of Morelia in considerable comfort.


  • Exclusive Morelia city tour with family cookery class

    This fun, interactive cookery class will get kids stuck in to create delicious local delicacies. Begin with a tour of historic Morelia, visiting key highlights with a private guide before creating your own mouthwatering tamales. Exclusive to Scott Dunn.

  • Scott Dunn Exclusive: Mexican pottery family experience

    A perfect introduction to Mexican culture, this family excursion will take you to explore some of the most charming colonial islands and villages, offering the chance to create your own artesanias. A fun and hands-on experience, exclusive to Scott Dunn.

Location & directions

Morelia, Colonial Highlands, Mexico

Villa Montana, located in Santa Maria, is just 10 minutes drive from the historical centre if Morelia. In the highlands of central Mexico, approximately midway between Mexico City (3.5hr drive) and Guadalajara (2.5hr drive).

How to get there

14-hour flight (via Houston) to Morelia, or an 11-hour 30-minute flight to Mexico City International Airport, followed by a 3-hour 30-minute car drive.

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