Las Terrazas San Miguel
Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Allende
... on the Mega store to do a more extensive purchase of supplies and caught a cab to return to our Casa. We reviewed some plans for our week but have not finalized anything yet.
At 3:45pm we left to go to our cooking class with Kristen Rudolph in the San Antonio area of San Miguel. The last class we took in San Miguel was in the same general area. We met Kris when we arrived and Linda, a classmate from St. Paul area of Minnesota. ...
... she was not feeling well. Julie, Katie, Thomas and I went toward town for more shopping.
We explored an old convent, now a modern art museum. Thomas loved the "larger than life" Mardi Gras personages at the museum. (They were the same ones we had seen in the parade.) We shopped at more textile stores. We ran into an art gallery off Mesones, Galeria Ensuenos. The oil paintings were those of Noah ...
... are there to serve and help the public and the people..
Salaries for police officers range from about $600 to $1,200 monthly..
Traffic officers earn about $500 monthly... Not bad pay for Mexico.....
In Mexico, the bribe is referred to as "the mordida" - the bite..
It is the practice to share "the mordida" with the higher-ups - it is sort of like protection money.
Protection from charges of corruption by the ...
... are brought by local women and lovingly draped across his battered body. Afterward, the scarves will be removed and safe-guarded for funerals and other religious ceremonies later in the year.
Second Week: Night of the Altars - Viernes de Dolores— The Friday of Sorrows
This day ushers in the events of Holy Week with a flurry of observations to come. One of the first things ...
... hacienda. In fact, I am sitting on the terrace writing the blog, it is in the high 70's and the quiet is broken only by the sounds of the birds, the fountain and an occasional rooster.
Our first morning everyone was eager to get out and see the sights and we were anxious to get oriented, having arrived last night after dark. We find this location an easy walk ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Las Terrazas San Miguel San Miguel de Allende
We just returned from a trip to Mexico in which we traveled all over the country. Las Terrazas San Miguel was simply the BEST. Our experience at Las Terrazas was beyond anything a camera can capture or words can describe. We found it to feel as warm and welcoming as home. The casas are beyond terrific and the grounds are beautiful. We had fabulous views from our patio along with the soothing sounds of the water from our patio fountain. The shower was unbelievably terrific! The owners, Greg and Murray, along with the staff ensure all of your needs/wants are met. San Miguel is a wonderful community and Las Terrazas is the place to stay! It is within walking distance from everything. Again, words cannot describe the experience we had at Las Terrazas, other to than to say simply the BEST. We recommend and encourage anyone going to San Miguel to stay there.
Paradise in San Miguel
Las Terrazas is a fantastically beautiful and comfortable home away from home in San Miguel. The cassitas are lovely, spacious and private. Our place provided an island of peace after a great day of exploring this wonderful city. While security really is not an issue in San Miguel, you feel even more comfortable in this walled compound. The owners, Greg and Murray, took great care of us. Don't miss this place. You will want to come back.
You walk into the entrance courtyard and are immediately surrounded by a lovingly tended garden with a softly babbling fountain on one of the terraces. But wait, it gets even better! Our casa we rented (Casa Grillo) carried forward the same loving attention to detail. The décor of the house, the flowers on the table, the food and wine that greets the hungry and thirsty traveler, coffee and muffins for in the morning, the local Gringo newspaper. Ah, perfect, you are home.
Wonderful Ambiance and Hospitality
The pictures on the website don't do it justice. Las Terrazas are more beautiful than a camera can capture. The location near Centro is perfect - you can walk to any area of interest.
The real stand-out is the hosts. From the moment we arrived Greg and Murray's hospitality was evident. They had thought of everything to make our stay more enjoyable. They provided the local newspaper, a map, and a guidebook. Because we came in late they left us some wonderful food and freshly ground coffee for the morning.
Throughout the stay they were wonderful resources for "insider's information."
They were like friends, if your friends are incredibly welcoming, congenial, and have a fabulous place in San Miguel!!
Arriving at a strange place at after midnight can be unnerving, but the moment our host Greg Johnson opened the door and welcomed us to the gorgeous courtyard at Las Terrazas we were enthralled. Within minutes we were settled in with a glass of chilled wine and midnight snacks listening to Greg describe San Miguel and Las Terrazas. Casa Grillo was marvelous, even more attractive than the pictures we had seen at terrazassanmiguel. Fresh flowers, welcome wine, breakfast muffins, maps and guide books, a great book and video library are just a few of the thoughtful touches. The location is superb, an easy walk to the center of town. The casas are beautifully furnished, with comfortable beds and well-equipped kitchens, and the gardens are wonderful. There are so many places to visit I rarely go anywhere more than once, but Las Terrazas might just be the exception. I certainly recommend it highly. A great place, and a really great value.
I recently had the good fortune to spend several days at Las Terrazas in San Miguel de Allende and would rank it as one of the more enjoyable holidays I've spent anywhere -- and that's speaking as someone who has travelled pretty extensively over the past 20 years.
Sometimes you think a place just couldn?t get any better, but a return visit to Las Terrazas proved it can happen. New owner/hosts Greg Johnson and Murray Friedman have put their own special stamp of taste and gracious hospitality on this unique three-casa compound just five minutes from the center of the city. The lovely terraced setting is ablaze with colorful landscaping and the casas are beautifully appointed with authentic Mexican furniture and art. A friend and I spent last month in Casa Grillo, a first level two-bedroom apartment with a large, fully-equipped kitchen and gracious living/dining areas that made entertaining a delight if you are so inclined. But it?s the special touches that make Las Terrazas stand out?down comforters for chilly nights; flowers, wine and the fixings for your first breakfast on arrival; invitations to the owners? casa to meet other guests and friends; excellent tips on what to see, restaurants and shopping; friendly, competent staff who do whatever it takes to satisfy your needs . San Miguel is a magical place, and Las Terrazas is the perfect place to experience it. We've already made our reservations for another visit in the fall.
Las Terrazas - magical and serene
We just returned from our first visit to Las Terrazas San Miguel - a magical and serene experience. Las Terrazas is breathtaking in its beauty and comfort - exquisite furnishings, beautiful gardens, terraces, and restful fountains. Greg and Murray are gracious and welcoming hosts. San Miguel de Allende is a special city - the quaint colonial ambience, cobblestone streets, churches with bells that randomly ring, pristine blue skies by day and vivid stars by night, wood carved doors, and outstanding cuisine. Looking forward to our return.
Our lovely Casa
We stayed at Las Terrazas in Casa Mariposa for 2 wks Jan/Feb 2004. It is a little paradise: charming, quiet, tastefully appointed in the Mexican tradition and very comfortable.A large and beautiful patio with an abundance of potted plants and flowers made this an inviting and relaxing refuge.And the sunsets are gorgeous. A mere 5 minute walk to the town center and we were surrounded by everything: shops, restaraunts, art galleries, historic architecture, and the very colorful Mexican people.Greg, our host was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very hospitable, and warm. He looked after us and all of the other guests well. We will most certainly return, and for a longer stay.
My husband and I stayed at the Las Terrazas in San Miguel for a week in October, 2003. It is under new ownership, and one of the new owners, Greg Johnson, was there. He, as well as their on-site mascot, Fred the Dog, were wonderful :) The grounds are beautiful and very well secured; the room itself plus the newly added water fountain on the patio of the one-bedroom studio was great; and the location of the Las Terrazas is perfect. We would highly recommend the Las Terrazas and definitely plan to stay there when we return! L & E from Texas