Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas, Amacuzac
|Km-41,8 Carretera Federal Cuernavaca - Chilpancingo, Amacuzac, Morelos, MEXICO.|
Description: Hacienda San Gabriel de las PalmasSituated only 90 minutes from Mexico City, in the state of Morelos, just off the recently completed super highway to Acapulco, a cobble-stoned promenade lined with statuesque Royal Palms leads you into the sixteenth century, by way of a magnificent Hacienda named San Gabriel, which is now a small but very exclusive hotel, surrounded by lush vegetation and blessed by a constant all-year round warm climate.
The main building was constructed in 1529 under the orders of Hernán Cortés. The stone walls which support immense barrel vaults have been painstakingly and meticulously restored over the years to give each corner an atmosphere of serenity.
In Colonial times it was a Franciscan Monastery. After the war of Independence it became the largest sugar plantation and sugar refinery in Mexico. Not until recently has a new page of history been written about San Gabriel de las Palmas, as it has been converted into one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. But much more than a hotel, it is the residence of refined Mexican taste where you will feel more comfortable than at home.
Their kitchen is one of a kind which represents a culture that is proud of its mixed origin roots, offering quality among rich flavors and a variety of aromas and colours. Select from the menu and enjoy your choice with all five senses and you can enjoy service by the waterfall or in the shade of a century- old Amate tree, or in one of their medieval vaults.
Type of rooms: Hacienda San Gabriel de las PalmasThe suites have been decorated with furniture and art objects from different epochs.
Each has its own atmosphere: Arcangel, Campanario, Abuela, Vitral, Luna etc. The Nuptial suite is a combination of elegance, romance and history. Some suites feature a Jacuzzi. Beds are king, queen or double with luxurious linens. Room service is available.
Additional information: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas
Activities: There are lots of activities within the Hacienda premises. There are two pools, either for swimming or for just sunbathing. There is also volleyball, badminton, tennis and paddle tennis. You can go horse-back riding near the water-holes or just tour the Hacienda. Go jogging or mountain biking. For in-door activities there's pool and billiards in the disco, and a game room with ping-pong, croquet and cable TV.
Nearby activities include: the spectacular caves of Cacahuamilpa, the rapids of the Amacuzac River and Tequesquitengo Lake (day- long excursions, water-skiing, rafting, and para-sailing),the town of Taxco (the world's largest silver producer), the marvelous pre-hispanic observatory of Xochicalco, the Amacuzac river for exciting kayak and raft adventures under careful supervision, and Lake Tequesquitengo for water sports and parachuting. The Santa Fe Golf Club is only 10 minutes away. An added attraction at San Gabriel de las Palmas are the cultural tours, a combination of culture and learning. Specially designed by experts, these guided tours will show you the rich and diversified Mexican culture through conferences, chats and workshops.
Spa: The Amate Sanctuary offers a wide range of services to create a harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit. Offering facial and body treatments especially designed to eliminate stress as well as many other beauty-related services combining physical and mental relaxation. Enjoy massages, Vivichy water treatment, Yoga, and Temazcalli for groups or couples.
Special Events: Their facilities have been especially designed for holding events such as seminars, conferences, exhibits, concerts, along with exquisite catering, as well as wedding, baptism and first communion ceremonies at Hacienda San Gabriel's beautiful chapel. They make sure each celebration becomes an event to remember.
There are facilities for 20-300 people. They have sound equipment, projectors, screens, a business center, wireless internet in the common areas, and an electric plant.
The wedding chapel can hold 180 guests, the gardens 2000 people. Catering is available. Parking for 200 cars. Valet parking and heliport available.
Location: 90 minutes from Mexico City, 25 minutes from Cuernavaca Airport, 30 minutes from Cuernavaca City, 60 minutes from Tepoztlan, 15 minutes from Santa Fe Golf Club, 2.5 hours from Acapulco, 40 minutes from Taxco, 15 minutes from Tequesquitengo Lake, 25 minutes from Cacahuamilpa Caves.
Dining and drinking: The restaurant El Ingenio can hold 60 people, the restaurant La Troje, 20 people. In addition to the bar at the La Troje restaurant, there is a pool bar, the bar La Cascada, and the bar-terrace as Iguanas. There is a VIP Lounge with garden, terrace, bar and Jacuzzi. There is a wine tasting area and a wine cellar with more than 150 wines from all over the world.
Number of rooms: 20
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1529.Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, American Express, Visa.
GPS Coordinates: 18° 36' 52.62'' N 99° 20' 40.43'' W
Nearest airport: Cuernavaca: 20 min. - Mexico City: 1.5 hr