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La Casa de Liza
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stayed at the Casa de Liza before and it is now under new ownership who have retained all of its historic charm while updating and improving the rooms and gardens. Each room is unique, decorated with antique furniture and artwork, and nestled in a large garden filled with fruit trees, flowers and herbs in a secure enclave. The staff is warm and friendly and tries to accommodate any request. Breakfast is a Mexican delight each morning, made with fresh ingredients and is served outside on the large terrace when the weather is warm (mornings can be cool in San Miguel).

After long days of strolling, shopping and enjoying picturesque San Miguel, we particularly enjoyed relaxing in the large Jacuzzi under the Jacaranda and Lime trees.

The location is an easy 10 minute walk from the center of town (the Jardin) in a lovely quiet neighborhood near the Parque Juarez close to the Instituto Allende and many restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

I had not been to Casa Liza in a few years and was not sure whether it would still be the same wonderful place I remembered. Sometimes, when you go back to a place, it's not the same and it's easy to be disappointed. But this was not so here! Yes, it has changed a bit -- new owner, some new faces, a different look here and there -- but still terrific.

The location of this B&B, for example, couldn't be better. On Bajada del Chorro, just below Santa Cruz church and the Casa de la Cultura, it's the prettiest spot in town. A quick, two-minute walk to Parque Juarez, a view of the historic lavanderia, and less than a 10-minute walk to the Jardin. It's close enough to walk everywhere in town and yet far enough away from the Jardin to be quiet at night. Of course, you still hear the bells in the distance and the occasional fireworks, but that's part of the experience of waking up in San Miguel.

The gardens are still gorgeous with bougainvillea, fruit trees, jasmine, orchids, cacti...so many photo ops right outside the door. It was very nice, too, in February to be able to "turn on" the fireplace and have a cozy blaze to warm up the rooms at night.

Some changes -- the old Casa Liza advertised breakfast anywhere, anytime, with many choices from a menu. That has changed a bit. Breakfast was in the "dining room" by the fireplace in the main house each morning and no menus. But it was fabulous! Fresh papayas and mangoes daily with a different Mexican specialty each day. Very enjoyable.

Lorenzo again arranged our stay, along with tours and visits here and there, and everything went perfectly. It was fun to meet a few new faces, too. Beatriz made us smile first thing in the morning and made sure no little problem went unsolved. It was a delight to spend a few minutes each day in the kitchen practicing our Spanish with Angelique and Remedios or with Martin in the garden.

The parrots and the cats are gone, as well as Liza's (the former owner) personal art, but the place is being renovated with new paint and varnish, some needed repairs, and new art.

If you've stayed at Casa Liza in the past, you'll still enjoy it. If you haven't, you shouldn't miss it. For me, this B&B is still the best place in San Miguel de Allende.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Loved it here! Rooms are gorgeous, their staff is super friendly, they will spoil you!
Great value, the only down side is that it's located a little far away from the square (not walking distance) but it's a 5 minute cab drive away.
If you are planning on purchasing and shipping stuff to the U.S.
DON'T HIRE Alan Kent Moving Company, he shipped some very valuable pieces to Texas and my merchandise arrived broken, he made me paid in full even before I got it knowing that the piece have been broken before it crossed the border and even made me pay $100 dlls. more for extra packing! Better hire someone professional like La Union, it is more expensive but it is worth it!

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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

This is where we stayed with our little baby girl for 2 nights - it was different from any other room we have been in before. If felt like if you were a child again and were spending your holiday over your grandma. Funky furniture and original passage to the bathroom. It was cozy even with a little child and the employees brought all our staff up there so no worries about that. Also the surroundings were beautiful - lush garden with parrots, turtles and cats (kids will love it). The jacuzzi next to the tree house was great and only for us. The employees did everything to make us happy - provided a little plastic bath for our baby, parked our car, gave us all advices and directions we asked for and prepared delicious breakfast for us. I would recommend it to anyone who wish to do something out of ordinary and still have all the comfort.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

We stayed for two nights in Casa de Liza and absolutely loved it, the whole setting with all the different rooms was just stunning, we spent the first 20 minutes just exploring all the different nooks and crannies in the garden! Our room was the "Tree House" (one of the cheapest) which was pretty much that, up a steep winding stair into a trap-door to enter, we loved it but it might have been more difficult for older people or if we'd had more luggage! The heated jacuzzi was great as well. The service was great, breakfast was fantastic and when my boyfriend got sick they let us keep the room for a few extra hours on the day of checkout and were very helpful in directing me to a pharmacy and even telling me what medicines to get. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone - I would imagine kids would love exploring it as well, and the very friendly cat!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Casa de Liza

Address: Calle Bajada Del Chorro # 7 | Colonia Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > San Miguel de Allende
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #49 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in San Miguel de Allende
Price Range: $91 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Casa de Liza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Liza is an elegant enclave of luxurious and romantic accommodations situated on the paradise-like grounds of a restored colonial estate just three blocks from the center of town. We like to think of ourselves as "more than just a bed and breakfast" for many reasons. In the morning you're served your breakfast from our gourmet menu, when ever and where ever you would like, even in bed. All of our accommodations, which are in separate and private locations, always have fresh flowers, a welcome snack in your refrigerator, and nightly turn downs with chocolates on the pillows and your choice of down or hypo-allergenic pillows. In addition to the daily maid service each accommodation has a private telephone with computer port, cable television and clock radio. We also offer laundry service and secure parking on our premises with night watchmen. We have an acre of beautifully terraced and landscaped grounds, complete with parrots and an orchid filled greenhouse. One has the feeling of being in the country and yet we are only three blocks from the center of town. ... more   less 
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