Hotel Hacienda San Antonio, Colima
|Hacienda de San Antonio, 28450, Comala, Colima, MEXICO.|
Description: Hotel Hacienda San AntonioHotel Hacienda de San Antonio is an elegantly restored, 19th Century casa grande. It was originally built by German planter Arnoldo Vogel and his Mexican wife, Clotilde Quevedo de Vogel. The resort is set in manicured grounds and looks onto a spectacular active volcano. A large working aqueduct provides year-round water for the formal gardens inspired by Spain's famed Alhambra Palace where, along with fig and cypress trees are garden plants like the blue agave, from which tequila is made.
Hotel Hacienda San Antonio occupies a generous 470 acres within a 5,000 acre working ranch that includes an organic farm and coffee plantation. It is tucked away in the high country of Western Mexico, about 200km. south of Guadalajara. Between Hotel Hacienda de San Antonio and Colima, the state capital, lies several traditional villages.
Type of rooms: Hotel Hacienda San AntonioAll the suites are located in a two-storey wing with their own private courtyard.
A broad, winding volcanic-stone staircase connects the two floors and their 25 suites, some with balconies and views, others on the ground floor with direct access to the gardens.
Additional information: Hotel Hacienda San Antonio
From Colima airport it is 28 km. (or 35 minutes) by complimentary transfer to Hotel Hacienda de San Antonio.
Guadalajara, 2.5 hr.
On the sprawling grounds, guests will at every turn find opportunities to savour life on a great Mexican estate. With the range of experiences available, guests will not need to leave the estate should they simply wish to pursue total relaxation in-house. Options include riding through scenic countryside, touring the estate and its classical gardens, visiting traditional villages, bird-watching or extended nature walks along undisturbed paths.
San Antonio Chapel: Built on thanksgiving early last century after the Hacienda was miraculously spared from a volcanic eruption, the chapel has been completely restored. It is still used by outlying villages during festivals and can seat up to 60 persons in its wooden pews.
Mirador Room: This cosy lounge on the Roof Terrace with its large armchairs and divans is another relaxed setting for board games or satellite TV.
Library: The library stocks rare volumes on the arts of Mexico. Social, political and cultural histories, as well as fiction and magazines, are available. Library CDs range from classical and popular Mexican music to jazz and pop.
Gallery: More than a gift shop, the Gallery also serves as a romantic setting for dining in the evenings in front of the volcanic stone fireplace. Artefacts of the region, including textiles, ceramics and jewellery, are available.
Corral and Amphitheatre: The Hacienda's own corral can host a charreada, often described as a Mexican rodeo where performances focus on extreme horsemanship. While not a house event at the Hacienda, a charreada can be arranged from a nearby town. The amphitheatre is like a Greek miniature theatre with volcanic rock steps leading to a stage. Performances of music and drama can be held here.
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Consider travel insurance that covers cancellation fees.
Number of rooms: 25
Official category: Luxury Resort.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1800's /2000.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English.Smoking policy: Smoking not permitted in the suites. Smoking is only permitted in public areas.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Diners, Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: Open all year.
GPS Coordinates: 19° 26' 54.87'' N 103° 43' 10.66'' W
Nearest airport: Colima - 28km.