My second stay at Casa de lasPalmas and it won't be my last. Oscar and Silvia made me feel at home and the owners are so fortunate to have such gracious hosts to welcome guests. Try Silvia's guacamole. Yum! Oscar was on hand to deal with any requests and he is happy to take you to places you may want to visit. I stayed in the apartment and, as a single traveller, this was perfect. Yes, there is traffic noise but this is Taxco! If you want to stay near the zocalo you can't avoid it. Previous reviewers refer to the noise from the bar next door and it is a problem but apparently the lease expires soon. There are many places in Taxco with a bar attached or nearby and I would not let this prevent me from staying at La Casa again. Views from rooftop terraces are simply stunning. Casa de las Palmas is truly a treasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil oasis in the heart of Taxco, Casa de las Palmas offers Colonial charm and elegance just steps away from the main Zocolo and Taxco's famous silver and crafts shopping. An early 19th Century Main House and early 20th Century art studio turned antique-filled suite surrounding gorgeous private gardens, antiques from around the world, and panoramic views from multiple terraces and roof decks of the city are yours to enjoy, and a pampered alternative to hotels. The compound has hosted a veritable who's who of the "Lost Generation", being the long time home of artist Clinton King, whose first wife, Lady Duff-Twysden, was Hemingway's model for "Lady Brett" in "The Sun Also Rises". His second wife, Narcissa Swift, was memorialized in her friend Georgia O'Keefe's famous painting "Narcissa's Last Orchid". Rivera, Siquieros, Kahlo, and Faulkner are confirmed visitors and many others rumored to have enjoyed our ambiance. Library/office off master bedroom, carved stone fireplaces in living room and bedrooms, wireless internet access, flat screen TV's, cable, and extensive DVD library are here for you to enjoy. Oscar and Silvia, Casa de Las Palmas' attentive managers, are here to make your stay a memorable one. Fresh flowers on arrival, daily continental breakfast, a welcome bottle of tequila, and bottled water are included in your price. Silvia will prepare delicious full breakfasts and private meals in the courtyard or on the veranda for an extra cost. Want beer, rum, snacks, or mixers? Let us know when you book and we will make sure your accommodations are stocked to to your liking when you arrive. Oscar is also a very knowledgeable guide to ruins, caverns, and various workshops in the area and is happy to provide this service to you at a very reasonable rate. ... more less