Casa de la Noche

Guesthouse in San Miguel de Allende

This fascinating boutique guesthouse claims to offer 'exceptional hospitality' and that seems appropriate considering that it was once a brothel! Despite its racy origins, the hotel today is a model of respectability, but even so photographs of some of the former 'hospitality experts' adorn the walls and the cheaper rooms are known as 'working girl rooms', because yes, they were.

Rooms vary enormously in layout and size, but are all comfortable and cozy with underfloor heating. Guests can use the shared kitchen and the generous communal areas. Advance bookings essential.