We stayed for 3 nights during a recent tour of Chiapas. It is quaint, has old world charm and is very quiet. As mentioned, the rooms are all different with antiques. Food and drinks are good and the staff is friendly. The grounds are beautiful. We did not see the museum as it was locked the whole time we were there. Cons; - beds are very firm, bathroom is old and rooms smell musty - office and kitchen/ bar are closed at 8 pm. There is no coffee in the room and none available until between 8-9 am.. Although breakfast was supposed to start at 8, we didn’t see staff nor were able to order food until 9. This was a problem with tours, early risers and checking out - lighting is very dim - hot tub not working and no chairs around the pool - you are very isolated and there are no locks on the rooms. There is nothing nearby for restaurants. You are out in the country. Definitely not the place to stay if you need night life Some people will really love the ambience as mentioned by another reviewer and some will miss the conveniences. There are no TVs. Regardless, its a unique and interesting place to stay !…
This is an excellent option in terms of rustic style, furniture and natural ambiance. Most food is organic and they got very nice views. I think in terms of comfort is below average, I think it could be an outstanding hotel if they improve the comfort of the beds and reduce noise; I do love rustic options balancing comfort.
This charming, characterful hotel in a beautiful setting is well worth a stay. Super place. BUT be very careful climbing over the wide knee-high raised surround into the hand-made shower area in your bathroom as the pretty tiles on the floor are very slippery when wet. Leonor slipped and broke her foot - and now faces up to 6 months of limited mobility! We recommended to reception that the hotel fit a grab handle or handles on the wall - an easy & cheap precaution: but we are not convinced they were listening.
If you want to get a feeling what it was like to be at an old hacienda stay here. The rooms are authentic and yes the a bit musty, old fashioned wiring and bathrooms and small double beds but clean and tranquil. Don't miss their museum!
Yes, the rooms are a little musty, yes there are cables hanging from the lights and probably the hair dryer's not that great but goodness me, of you want to feel that you rode in, tethered your horse and your hat at the door and collapsed into the clean cotton of your four poster, then this is the place. It is beautiful in a real olde worlde way and gave me more of a sense of what Mexico might once have been like than almost anywhere else in the three years I have lived here. The view from the verandah is wonderful and you can sit out and watch the sun set from a wicker chair glass in hand. Decent food, excellent service and a fine plate of chiliquiles for breakfast.
Beautiful place for a romantic getaway or just for plain tranquility. You choose. I had lunch there and spent a great afternoon. Food is simply excellent and I can't wait to find an excuse to stay there in the near future.
The best features of the Hacienda Santa Maria are its tranquility and beauty. Its walled grounds are simple and spacious providing fine views of the fertile valley below it and the mountains beyond. The hacienda's rooms have different proportions and unique furnishings. Furniture within the rooms are of the Spanish style and are outstanding antiques. The chapel on the grounds holds a collection of some very absorbing religious paintings and icons. The stillness of the area is something to truly enjoy. During the evening, one would sometimes hear the braying of a mule and perhaps an occasional rejoinder. Service at the hacienda is good, and communicable english is spoken. We had breakfast there, and it was reasonably o.k., but it could be improved upon. All in all, it was a definite thumbs up.…