It is rare indeed that a lodging provides not only what you expect and hope for, but even more! Antigua Capilla is such a place.
First of all, the place is gorgeous--the architecture and decoration are clearly a labor of love on the part of the owners/hosts, Antonieta and Francisco. It's also impeccably clean, not a speck of dust anywhere.
As to the hosts, they are extremely gracious and accommodating while at the same time valuing the privacy of their guests. For example, there is a large communal dining table for breakfasts (more about those later!) but they've made provision for people who'd rather dine privately. Any sort of reservation or request is immediately tended to, and the hosts have a great network of contacts and can hook you up with any tour you might care to take.
They've also gone out of their way to anticipate the needs of their guests. Rooms have iPod docks, Flat-Screen Apple TV with a wide selection of movies, and phone calls to the US are free.
The rooms themselves are stunning. Our room--the Mata Ortiz Room--was very large, beautifully decorated and featured a huge walk-in tiled shower.
Breakfasts are wonderful, and include yogurt, fresh fruit and an authentic Mexican dish each day (variations cheerfully accommodated). I can't say enough about the breakfasts. It's been a couple of months and I still miss them!
As far as location is concerned, visitors to San Miguel have basically two choices: the view from high up (meaning a walk to the center of town), or staying near the center of town. Antigua Capilla is for those who prefer the view and are willing to make the (10-15 minute) walk or take a cab ride (35 pesos) "downtown". I found the walk pleasant and the view more than worth it--and the inn has a lovely patio providing a stunning view of the town (breathtaking at night).
All in all, one of the best places I've ever stayed, and I give it my very highest recommendation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende offers you world class hospitality, comfort and elegance. Offering fantastic city center outdoor terrace views, our conveniently located B&B is a short downhill walk to the historic town square. Antigua Capilla B&B offers delicious breakfasts and uniquely furnished rooms decorated with Mexican art and handicrafts which feature: Fireplace, Private bathroom, King bed, Flat screen cable TV, Radio with iPod docking station, Wireless internet. ... more less
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