Need to know
Noon, but flexible, depending on occupancy.
Double rooms from $797.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Meals are not included in room rates; the hotel offers a range of meal plans.
If you fancy cocooning yourself away for an evening in front of a film or a sports event, the Mirador sitting room on the rooftop terrace has a gigantic widescreen TV, a working fireplace and comfortable seating.
At the hotel
Huge gardens, tennis court, gym, massage and beauty treatments, library, DVD selection, free WiFi in some areas, private airstrip. In rooms: open fireplace, iPod, free WiFi, under-floor heating, bespoke toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
For a view of Colima’s smoke-haloed volcano, you can’t beat the El Quetzal Junior Suite, which has a lovely little terrace from which to admire the panorama, as well as a luxurious living room. Alternatively, La Chalupita is a highly desirable, bright, corner room with huge windows overlooking the lawn and French doors opening on to the patio. El Sol is the largest of the hotel’s suites (ideal for combining with El Quetzal for a honeymoon to remember), and boasts huge fireplaces in the bedroom and living area, as well as sumptuous sofas, beautiful paintings on the walls and a relaxing private terrace.
A stream flows down the immaculately manicured lawn to an enormous swimming pool, where you can laze away the day on cushioned loungers, in view of the gorgeous gardens and the smoking volcano.
Leave your mobile at home – it won’t work here anyway. Do bring outdoorsy gear though, whether horse riding, hiking or mountain biking is your bag, you can do it at San Antonio.
Ground-floor suites are available to guests with small pets (less than 9lbs) in tow. Dogs must be kept on leads, except in the gardens. Pets stay free, but there’s a charge if they need feeding.
Under-fives stay and dine for free, under-11s are $75 a night and dine for half the adult rate. Babysitting can be provided for $45 for four hours, if arranged three days in advance.
Under-fives stay free, under-11s are $75 a night. Babysitting can be provided for $45 for four hours, if arranged three days in advance.
Adventurous kids of all ages.
The ground-floor suites are best suited to families with young children – extra beds ($75 a night) can easily be added. If you have two or more kids in tow, book adjoining suites, (such as El Sol and El Quetzal).
There’s an assortment of outdoorsy fun to be had, including tennis, football, croquet, volleyball and kite-flying, and the hotel has arts and crafts supplies on hand for more indoorsy entertainment.
Inflatables and flotation aids are available for use in the hacienda’s outdoor pool.
Since all meals are tailored to your tastes, it’s all to easy to order child-friendly dishes, of whatever portion size you wish.
Can be arranged three days in advance, at a cost of $45 for four hours (charges increase at Christmas and New Year).
No need to pack
If requested in advance, the hacienda can provide almost anything you might need.
Every Christmas, Hacienda de San Antonio organises a traditional Mexican party for children, with songs, games and piñatas.
Thanks to its Goldsmith patronage, the hacienda is big on sustainability and runs its own organic ranch, el Jabali, producing fruit, vegetables, coffee, and other foods.