My partner (who is Mexican) booked this hotel based on reviews in Tripadvisor, and god, did he get it right! We visited San Miguel de Allende in November 2010 with our families (his two Mexican parents and my Greek mom and aunt) so we almost took over the whole place, having booked 3 double rooms. The breakfast was the most varied and excellent one I've ever had in a B&B in my life, there was so much choice and everything we tried was fantastic. Especially the little "egg nest" of tortillas with an amazing red sauce is something I've been dreaming of ever since. To confirm my opinion of the breakfast I overheard an American ex-pat who lives in the area telling her friend who was visiting "I brought you here for brunch as it's the best in San Miguel" and truly, the place also accepts non-guests for breakfast and brunch.
The location is spot on, less than 5 min walk from the central square, and when you get out of the Posada Corazon entrance you are faced with the most magnificent view of the cathedral (as a matter of fact the little street where the entrance is was filled every day with people photographing the great view of the cathedral).
A few other great touches about the hotel are the private library with an amazing variety of books (both literature, non-fiction and coffee table books) that you can peruse during your stay, and if you’re lucky (like us!) to be there in the winter there’s a gigantic wood-burning fireplace that was on all day, and just sitting in the comfy sofa next to it reading a good book can be an immense pleasure. The gardens are also very beautiful, and the owners grow their own organic produce which is used in the breakfasts they provide (we even saw them making their own tortilla chips – totopos – and drying them in the sun!).
There is also secure parking within the Posada walls (if you’re bringing a car), and the walls that surround the place make you feel like you’re in a mini garden of Eden, not 2 minutes from the centre of a buzzing city. Finally, they also offered some amazing jewellery for sale, made by local artists, which I, mom, aunt and mother-in-law were very interested in (we nearly emptied their display cabinet!). Very reasonably priced as well, never experienced that with hotel/B&B jewellery/products.
The rooms were very big, beautifully decorated, and the bathrooms were amazing, again with little nice touches like sweets waiting for us on arrival and complimentary filtered water jugs in the rooms (so you don’t have to pay for bottled water which other hotels charge you for). The beds were really comfy and the owners readily provided an electric heater when we were cold one night (rare in Mexico, but it does happen!). I would definitely go there for my honeymoon!
San Miguel is a very atmospheric place, one of my favourite ones in Mexico (and I've travelled around quite a bit within the country), and is definitely worth a visit. If you're staying even just a few days don't miss Posada Corazon, and especially its breakfast.
NOTE: If you don’t like cats or dogs, please keep in mind that there are quite a few “free-range” ones in the Posada, although the dogs are kept outside (but the cats live inside the communal areas). We love both dogs and cats, so that was an added bonus for us, as they were all very friendly and cuddly :o).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few steps from the main square, the B&B occupies a spacious house surrounded by leafy trees and terraces. It features six bright, airy rooms (one with a pool), large collection of books, wireless internet, parking for guests, living rooms with a piano, orchard and breakfast including produce from our orchard. ... more less