Alice’s Palace is delightful. Enter from the busy street across from the bus stop and find yourself in a peaceful sanctuary. The rooftop apartment is filled with folk art and beautiful tile. It has a small kitchen if you want to cook but the main attraction is the covered porch. From there we could see several church towers and hear the bells. I loved the location close to the Parroquia, market and bibliotheca. We appreciated the guide books and recommended restaurants. All in all we had a relaxing two week visit.
My wife and I stayed at Alice’s Palace for two weeks around Independence Day (Sep 16) and forward. We picked these days figuring it would be fun to see all the pageantry that Mexico has to offer and we were not disappointed. Fireworks almost every day, marching bands just about every day and church bells all the time.
The property is a wonderful place to stay in, perfectly located near the center of town within easy walking distance to just about everything. We rarely took a taxi anywhere, only when traveling out of town.
Back to the property, it is very cozy, decorated with lots of eclectic charm. A mix of new age, eastern influences and of course local Mexican tradition. You can just sit there on the couch and spend hours trying to figure out the cultural origins of each item of decoration.
The property is well stocked with just about anything you will need in terms of pots and pans, utensils, spices, you name it.
Alice (the owner), lives downstairs and she was always accommodating whenever we needed help. Her assistant, Christine, went out of her way to give us tips on shopping locations, suggested tours, places to dine at, etc. She was a real trooper and always friendly.
All in all we had a very pleasant experience staying at Alice’s place. We would recommend it to anyone interested in traveling to SMA.
This gem on Mesones Street is steps away from the main square. It is Right in the heart of the city and the cab stand is across the street if you need to go further and The fares are incredibly low.
Alice is one beautiful person and strives to meet all your needs. The apartment is cozy and well equipped . It has one king bedroom and sitting room with double futon . It feels roomy . One of the best features is a gigantic outdoor living room And a roof top deck which is wonderful for entertaining. The place itself is magical with shopping, restaurants and entertainment .
The location was extremely convenient, with the ability to walk everywhere within town. It is also a very lovely ONE bedroom apartment, not 2 as the advertisement suggests. 'Second bedroom' is a fold out couch in the living room area with no closet or dresser. We found Alice to be less than helpful. I am a seasoned traveler, so was able to find things out on my own, but if you are not comfortable with Spanish, or figuring things out, you should go elsewhere. The automatic lights that should come on when dark, did not always work, which is a big safety issue. Although there were many DVD's there, the player never worked. Views from balcony were great!
We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in San Miguel. The moment we entered the home off the street the first day, we felt like we were walking into an oasis of peace and beauty. You would never know what awaits you from the business of the street and being right in the middle of everything. Alice's place really felt like home. It was hard to leave.