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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The fine old buildings of Hacienda de la Luz are comfortably furnished, mostly with respect for the aesthetics of their era. They are located close to several lakes and small ponds in delightful countryside that harmoniouly combines diverse and impressive forests (including some magnificent oaks and cedars), meadows and agriculture. This setting is favorable to wildlife and there is an extraordinary diversity of bird species around the hacienda, making this a wonderful place for wandering around with a pair of binoculars. The hacienda food is very good, the staff are friendly and very hospitable, and fires are kept burning in the fireplaces of the main halls. Unfortunately, the most popular walking path (up to a beautiful pond in the forest below the local peak) is somewhat sullied by litter despite the management´s best efforts to keep it clean, but in general it is a real treat to stroll along the local paths and dirt roads.

Room tip: The two rooms in a separate building (Oyameles and Capulines) are the mst independent and the best ventilated.
Date of stay: July 2016
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Thank Hugh D
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OBREGONSANTACILIA, Propietario at Hacienda de la Luz Boutique & Mountain Park Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016
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Don Hugh, mil gracias por sus maravillosos comentarios. El tema de la basura en el bosque si que en verdad es complicado. A la hacienda, por ser también productora de madera, llegan compradores y leñeros, que aun cuando considero que están bien controlados, siempre es la lucha diaria por limpiar lo que van dejando, que normalmente son las botellas de refresco de pet. La campaña de limpia que tengo estructurada abarca la totalidad del bosque, aunque siempre se puede hacer mas. Créame son muchas las que a diario se levantan, pero en efecto, y por ser una superficie muy grande, siempre queda algo.
Trato de concientizar a los que suben por la leña y hongos, pero es un tema cultural muy arraigado.
Me da mucho gusto que el hotel en si haya sido de su gusto, como la comida y atención también.
Esperamos que pronto regrese, con el convencimiento de atenderle nuevamente con el mismo gusto que en esta su visita.
La campaña de recolección de pet seguirá, y le aseguro que ganaré esta batalla.

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Nice small hacienda that is still active as a bull breeding farm. Nice views and very quiet, Be sure to follow the haciendas notes how to get there for the last part because your GPS will not help you after El Oro / Tapaxco. Last 2 miles are more for SUV like vehicles and good fun driving. Best rooms are inside the main building but any room is OK. Food is good but a bit expensive for my taste. Lunch was good, breakfast OK, dinner took an hour or more to prepare some simple enchiladas. It is the only option for food. Payments at the hacienda can only be done in cash so be sure to stop at an ATM. I saw just a few signs for a biking trail so this could be improved a lot. Did some hiking in the area which was nice. The very friendly owner could take more advantage of his hacienda I think. Also noticed quite some littering on the property (plastic bottles everywhere). For the rest a

Date of stay: August 2015
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Thank PELOWELOMAN
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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

This is probably one of the best kept secrets in Mexico's Haciendas. This property is nested right in the mountains, surrounded by a beautiful forest and lakes in complete isolation. The hacienda is very well maintained but keeps the old charm. The proprietor makes sure everything runs smoothly, from the moment you call to book all the way to check in and meals. The rooms are large, quiet and comfortable. There are no two rooms alike as every one has different set up. You can pick the one that meets your needs.

The staff is outstanding; they will go the extramile to make sure you feel at home. The chef Miguel is very good; Juan will take care of every detail for you. The owner; Mr. Obregon is a great host and will try his best to let you enjoy the property. You need to take a dirt road for the last two miles but the owner provides you with a very accurate map so you don't get lost and enjoy the ride.

We decided to spend mother's day week end and get away from the crowds in Mexico City, we never expected such a great place away from the people in the city. So if you want to rest, hike, walk, kayak and enjoy fine dining and drinking in the middle of the forest, this is the place

Simply amazing!

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank GloBalviajeromex
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OBREGONSANTACILIA, Propietario at Hacienda de la Luz Boutique & Mountain Park Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015
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Es un placer para mi conocer personalidades como la suya, donde, entre otras cosas cuenta con una sensibilidad especial para percibir las maravillas de la naturaleza. Yo le agradezco tan sensacionales comentarios y espero que muy pronto pueda regresa a la hacienda, donde con cariño lo recibiremos. Muchas Gracias.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

PROS:
Stunning location - wonderful weekend away from DF
Excellent staff - Juan was a gem , nothing was too much trouble for him
The owner and his lovely family go out of their way to be warm and welcoming - you truly feel you are part of the family
The room was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable
The bed was huge and the mattress nice and firm
Plenty of hot water in the shower
Amazing mountain bike trails - as a keen cyclist I want to come back with a group of friends for the weekends to do them justice!

CONS:
The food was incredibly overpriced. We were on a groupon and the cost of food was much more than the cost of a night's stay with activities and we only had dinner and breakfast!
The quality of the food was good but definitely not worth the prices we paid (the portions were quite small)
The hacienda is at the end of a long rough farmer's track- not great for our little Platina -a 4x4 is recommended!

Date of stay: February 2014
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Thank HTH_12
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel is located in a small, recently restored hacienda. The setting is incredible in the highlands northwest of Toluca, just 2 1/4 hrs drive from Mexico City. The hotel personnel is very friendly and the food is very goog: regional plates made with ingredients from their own garden and surrounding villages. There are 8 rooms, 3 standard, 2 junior suites and 2 suites. We stayed in a junior suite and it was really nice. The bar downstairs features a lot of bull fight memorabilia from the owner. The sitting areas are nice and area heated by fireplaces. The hotel offers hiking / bike trails, mountain bikes, kayaks and horse back riding. I have been living more than 10 years in Mexico but this is certainly one of the better weekend trips out of Mexico city. Perfect to relax, hike and enjoy the food and views. Close by is the old gold mine town of El Oro which makes a good half a day trip (visit the mining museum

Date of stay: August 2013
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