I will start by saying this old hacienda has only 20 suites, ranging from standard, junior, master and presidential suites. It’s a small property but very well maintained, with a good service oriented staff.
Starting at the reception, with a glass of sparkling wine, we stayed at the Alamanda Presidential suite, this is truly amazing, and the romance special package we booked included one private romantic dinner in our chosen location. During the check in, we made arrangements with the manager for our romantic dinner (we selected our suite’s private pool and garden) selecting the dishes, schedule and further details.
The suite is huge, having 2 stories, with the bedroom and huge bathroom being on the upper floor. On the ground floor is a very good sized pool (half in-door half out-door) with a swim-up bar, a small dining table and a nice living room. You have a private garden with 2 chaise lounges and umbrella; there is also a Jacuzzi that cascades down to the pool. Unfortunately the pool water was not warm enough, but we didn’t care as we are fond of fresh water.
Dinner was prepared with an immaculate service, providing all the privacy we wanted. The whole suite was decorated with rose petals on the floor, stairs and bed, with close to 50 tea candles illuminating the garden, pool and suite.
The next day we took a private couple massage, the suite has its own massage room, the spa service was one of the best! The restaurant features very good food, and has a very nice view to the main pool area.
It is indeed a very relaxed place, with not many activities, but this was a relaxing retreat, for which the hotel is perfect!
We also had a horseback ride included in our package, this is very nice, as you go out of the hacienda and take a 2 hour tour of the surrounding cane farms and hills.
During the second night, there was a big and loud party in town, just across the street and our suite was the one closest to the noise. During dinner we asked the restaurant’s captain if he knew for how long the party was supposed to go, as we wanted to relax, and that was going to spoil our weekend! He immediately went to the management and arranged us a room transfer to the Luna master suite, is was smaller but very secluded and quiet! We didn’t had to leave our presidential suite, we only slept on the Luna, and on the next morning returned to our great suite!
This was a very nice touch, highly appreciated that guaranteed our relaxation goal!
It is pricey, but we got in return more than what we expected! It’s a great place!
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