Need to know
Noon, but flexible, depending on occupancy.
Double rooms from $697.00, 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, library, DVD selection, free WiFi throughout, private airstrip. In rooms: open fireplace, Bose sound system, minibar and cocktail station, under-floor heating, bespoke toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
For a view of Colima’s smoke-haloed volcano, you can’t beat the El Quetzal and El Volcan Grand Suites – both have fireplaces in the bedroom and living areas, sumptuous sofas, beautiful artwork and large private balconies. Alternatively, La Chalupita is a bright and enticing corner suite with huge windows overlooking the gardens and French doors that open onto the patio.
A stream flows down the immaculately manicured lawn to an enormous heated swimming pool, where you can laze away the day on cushioned loungers, in view of the gorgeous gardens and the smoking volcano. There's also a poolside palapa serving lunch
There's no spa, but you can have massages and beauty treatments in your room.
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-5s stay for free; 6-11 year-olds stay for $75 a night. Meals for under-2s are free; children from 2-5 eat for 25 per cent of the adult rate; 6-11s pay 50 per cent. Babysitting can be provided for $45 for four hours; three days notice is needed.
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, cheese, coffee, meat and dairy produce.