Adding to our coverage of fine Mexican haciendas converted to luxury hotels, we just posted a detailed review of Hacienda de San Antonio in Colima, Mexico.
There’s no shortage of hacienda hotels in Mexico, but while a few in the Yucatan are true luxury affairs—like Temozon—most of the rest are more rustic and simple.
Nothing was done halfway in the restoration and conversion of Hacienda de San Antonio though:
Touring the accommodations is like visiting a Mexican interor design museum. Talented artisans from through the country have restored brick boveda ceilings, covered walls with handpainted tiles, and woven one-of-a-kind tapestries and rugs. Each suite has a different color scheme and design theme within the larger consistent country-estate style. Tailored couches and chairs, beds dressed in the softests sheets possible, and enormous bathrooms with deep tiled tubs and rainshowers make you want to stay in your room night and day, but there’s much to explore beyond your hand-carved door.
This particular hotel needs to be a destination in itself: it’s a drive of two or three hours from the airports at Manzanillo or Guadalajara. Unless, that is, you can land at the private airstrip in your own plane. It’s hard to imagine a more relaxing setting after you arrive, however, and service here will make you feel like a billionaire who owns the place.