Casa Quetzal Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Allende
September 20th, 2013
We had a very relaxed morning. Both of us suddenly realized that even being driven around we did do a considerable amount of walking and are legs and bodies felt it.
We walked after a while when the rain had subsided and took in the sights I told Sheila that I had a strange request but I wanted to have some pasta for dinner. Getting over the Flu has been difficult especially when it comes to my ...
... en salsa guajillo.
Everything we created was from scratch! I learned to make corn tortillas on the princa, the wooden tortilla press, from corn meal mixed with water. I then flipped three times on the grill. (Cervantes instructed that three flips is the key to a perfect tortilla.) We then started on two homemade salsas by grilling tomatoes, onions, chile guajillo, garlic, onion, and bell peppers. The second salsa we used ...
... for great food.
It is located at Umaran 6, Col. Centro C.P. On one day, we enjoyed the rooftop bar and on another day, we had a small lunch at the downstairs restaurant. The food was OK and the prices are on the higher site. They offer appetizers with a zest, del huerto, de gallina vieja y pastas, fish, penne, fajitas, chicken, specialties of the house, tacos, molcajetes, a la ...
... glass skylight in the center and it was spectacular. The actual house style was not to my taste but it was interesting to see how what a long process it is to make these ceilings.
The next house and casita were in town; the home of an artist and it was filled with his art and that of his ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Quetzal Hotel San Miguel de Allende
Way overpriced for what you get
For $200/night, we expected to be pampered. What we got was a dark and dingy room with a bathroom that needed some repairs. We have stayed at two other places in this town and for much less. Both were much better than Casa Quetzal. Do not be fooled by the nice website and nice pictures. This is definitely not a place where you get what you pay for.
The staff was friendly. The breakfast was just ok. The location to the center of town was good.
As an alternative, try Casa de la Cuesta for first class service in a beautiful colonial style home and great views. You can also try Casa Luna, with some nice patios and a cool roof top terrace, but it lacks the warmth of Casa de la Cuesta. Both have excellent breakfasts and are about $50/night less.
Great staff & well run.
This is a gem. We will be back again. Great rooms & staff.
Serene, charming, magical are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about Casa Quetzal. My husband and I fell in love with this B&B as soon as we stepped through the door. Our suite was a very nice size, roomy and tastefully decorated.
Had a great time - staff and owner could not have been nicer or more helpful- a very special place in a very special town
Do not go by the pictures in the website, the rooms are much smaller than they appear in the pictures. Although the staff is very nice the rooms are expensive for what you get. For the money you can get much better accomodations in San Miguel Allende.
I have learned from my experience that there are some people who simply cannot be made happy and all I want to say is that 99% of our guests love the hotel and many mnay return and send others to us.
Casa Quetzal: a wonderful time
My wife and I just returned from our first visit to San Miguel. We had the distinct pleasure to stay at Casa Quetzal, a small quaint B&B with a great location on Hospicio, a short stroll to the center of town. The staff was uniformly friendly, helpful and readily available. Cynthia Price, the proprietress, was an informative and accommodating hostess. All in all a very pleasant stay.
Looks and feels fabulous
no i havnt stayed there. but was in san miquel last year high season and needed a room. i went to quetzal and it was very elegant, chic, lovely, grasious. unfortunatly they were booked for the time i was in san miquel. i had seen about 7 other places, this one is up there with the 2 other 4star and 5stars! the owner was there as its a small place.
had a mention in elle decor mag. which is understandable. it is difficult to find beautiful and totally renovated places in san miquel.
ill book this one next time around!!
Lovely,well run hotel and in time will get even better
Lovely, well run hotel; most important 0f all the personal touch and caring of all members of the staff is evident in every aspect of the operation.
I just recently returned form San miguel, Mexico. I stayed at the Casa de Queztal which is about two city blocks from the main plaza de Jardin (Alittle pricey but magnificent). This is the center of san Miguel. San miguel is a very beautiful city. Its has a very warm astmosphere that is very inviting. The old coblestone streets and spanish style homes and beautiful old churches really are magnificent. There is culture and history at every corner. You have to really be observent when your walking around or you'll miss something. There is so much in San Miguel if your an artist or an architect you will fall in love with san Miguel. I was amazed by the architecture, the way the houses are maintained to the beatiful wodden doors and antique hinges that hold the large wooden doors to the frames. There are an abundance of resturants in San Miguel. I have to say I love spanish food and theres such a wide menu you'll have to stay in San Miguel for a year before you have sampled everything. I also would like to say I traveled to San Muguel by myself I sorta called this trip my vacation ( solo para mi) which means just for me. I didn't have any probems there. I do know that it has been said that there are parts of mexico where there are alot of problems. We'll I'll say this about San Miguel I felt like I was at home. At night time san Miguel can be sorta quiet but , there are places to hang out and dance and have drinks. I went to a resturant called Mama mia's which is in the center of town. On wednesdays there is a couple that teaches Salsa for beginners in one of the areas of the resturant. I sorta was adopted by this couple while I was in san miguel and they introduced me to sevaral other people that were either living in San Miguel, or just staying there for a couple of months. I really have to say this vacation in san miguel was wonderful. I loved the food the people, and the history and culture. This small warm charming, city will always have a place in my heart. August 29, 2003
This gorgeous boutique hotel was reccommended us by
some business associates which is just as well, since it
doesn't seem to be very well publicized. We had a
sumptuous stay here, the suites are ample, luxurious
and fabulously decorated. Management made us feel like
a royal couple!! Had a gourmet champagne dinner
served to us in our suite. Lots of candles, fine linen,
thick, yes fluffy bathtowels (hard to find in Mexico)
Very romantic and 2 minutes walk from the lovely
town plaza. Quite pricey but definitely worth it. we stayed in
one of the two new suites, the Pacifika, which has its
own private courtyard with hot tub.