Hacienda San Angel
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After leaving Los Angeles we had a full day at sea the next day, we really enjoy these as they give you a chance to take it easy and enjoy all the things the ship has to offer, not least of which is the food. Didn't do any good at the bingo, I think it was rigged. We anchored in the main bay at Cabo San Lucas and had to tender off the ship, always fun. Cabo was nice if you like water sports, we have never seen so many jet ski 's buzzing about, I think ...
... was even able to catch a nap and grab dinner before work!
We had a kids disco tonight with the Pelicans (ages 3-7) and Shockwaves (8-12) in the ships nightclub, Skywalkers. For dinner, a lot of us went up to a deck where the teens were having their hot tub party with food and drink. I was more than okay with having nothing but Chocolate covered banana-bites with sprinkles and chocolate covered strawberries for dinner tonight. Such a great day! ...
... announcing every 15 minutes the 311 rule which is forever imprinted in my brain. 3 ounces of liquid, in 1 zip lock bag, 1 bag per passenger, thanks vikki we've got it! Along with the 311 rule we had old mate 3 meters away from us fixing and cleaning the escalator until the AM. Waking up every 30 minutes we decided to test out a new area. We wandered over to the seats and laid down to discover that the seats were by far the most comfortable option and in a lot quieter area. ...
... and fifteen minute flight reading. I'm becoming quite familiar with Benito Juarez, particularly the American Express Centurion Lounge where I find myself for the third time. I managed to get one of the little booths that run along one wall. These have an L-shaped lounge in dark aqua velour, a small round table and a string curtain hanging over the front instead of a fourth wall. I ordered a fruit plate which comes with yoghurt – the healthiest meal I've had all holidays. It's ...
... endless, around every corner there was another. But after about two hours we made to the other end with just a few scratches.
There's another little beach between Sayulita and San Pancho - not sure of the name but it's gorgeous and ************e goes there. Again it's a hike through the jungle along a stream heading north) or you can hire a quad bike. We saw loads of 360 degree tracks on the sand.
That's where Mario decided to strip off... just because he could!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hacienda San Angel Puerto Vallarta
We had a fantastic time at the Hacienda! We were continually amazed from the time we arrived until the time we left. This is a beautiful hotel and, by our estimation, the nicest place in town. The staff is welcoming, the food is good, and the longer we stayed the less we wanted to leave.
Most amazing hotel EVER!!!
Hacienda San Angel was hands-down the nicest hotel I've ever been a guest of. Every detail, from the decor to the food and staff, was exceptional. We were treated like royalty from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Each room is different but equally beautiful; you can't really get a bad room. Make sure to try the warm chocolate cake, which we had every night after dinner, and the lemonade (more like limeade) was homemade and fantastic. The calamari & ceviche were excellent as well. I plan to return to Hacienda San Angel as often as possible!
After reading the reviews here and at other sites we decided to try the Hacienda San Angel for our 4 night stay in PV. I am tempeted to write a scathing review hoping no one else will visit but my conscience (and my wife) demand that I report I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We are usually Four Season resort types and found this to be an incredible breath of fresh air that will likely change how we travel in the future.
I tried to go through the other reviews to see what I could really add. To understand my point of view I think you should know I am a pretty average school art teacher married to another school art teacher. We have stayed in everything from no-name budget motels to 4 star luxury resorts and are able to put into perspective different environments. This recent trip was our first to Mexico ever and was for our 1 yr. anniversary. We stayed 2 nights at the Hacienda, drove ourseleves 3 hours south to El Tamarindo and then came back for 1 night at the Westin. (You can read those reviews too). We just got back home last night so it is all fresh in my head.
Style and Elegance
My stay was so amazing as I was treated like royality.
This boutique Hacienda has warm energy along with its natural charm offering the finest in Luxury. I sure enjoyed having privacy while relaxing at the outdoor pool this was so refreshing. The staff are very friendly as I felt at home and the owner is such a lovely person.
I spent two days and enjoyed every minute as I spoiled myself to some tasty gourmet food prepared from the kitchen. I was hooked! Not to mention the Margaritas are to die for.
I am in love with this magical property and I look forward to having my upcoming yoga retreat in the later part of September. I hope to see you there.
Hacienda San Angel is a treasure in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Centrally located, we walked to Los Muertos beach, the local markets, and the excellent restaurants. When we arrived to the Hacienda we were warmly greeted with a drink and freshly made guacamole. Mmmm! The rooms were cozy, comfortable and exquisitely decorated. Jose Luis, Jaime, and Javier were all welcoming and very accomadating. Unfortunately we did not get the same feelings from the owner of the hotel. We often felt like we were intruding in her home. When we booked our room, we initially booked a more expensive room, but when we arrived we loved another room better. We were allowed to switch rooms, it was the low season and there were only 2 other couples staying at the Hacienda. However when we got the bill, we were still charged for the more expensive room. When we questioned her, she stated that it was because we had book the expensive room originally. While we loved the Hacienda and all of it's quaintness, we did not agree with the way the business was conducted.
My husband and I stayed at the Hacienda San Angel in December of last year, and had the San Miguel suite. The terrace overlooking the town (adjacent to the San Miguel suite) is the best place in PV; you won't want to leave it. During this trip we also stayed at a condo at Playas Las Gemelas, and at the small 'hotel' in Yelapa, and each experience was fantastic. But for a feeling of living in an old Mexican town, in a villa filled with antiques and artwork, and absolutely heavenly beautiful, the Hacienda can not be beat. It's within walking distance of every part of PV that you'll want to explore, and definitely not in the middle of a million tourists and high-rise hotels (which we try to avoid as much as possible). I've travelled around the world and stayed in first-class resorts, and the Hacienda is a unique and fantastic experience. One of my favorite memories of that trip involved sitting on the terrace overlooking the city at night, listening to the sounds of PV -- dogs barking, church bells ringing, live music from nearby parties -- drinking tequila and absorbing the feeling of this delightful town.
The Nicest Place I Have Ever Stayed In
I have traveled the world and like very nice hotels. This is one of the nicest! The service, the food, and the decor/ambiance is amazing. Janice (the owner/creator) is brilliant.
This is a wonderful small hotel. It's almost like having your own villa. Everything is exquisite - the art, the rooms, the food, the service, the views, the pools and hot tub. I've stayed in the large hotels in PV and nothing compares to this for a romantic, elegant, quiet getaway. However, if you are looking for noisy/children-oriented/swim-up bars this is not your place.