Sense, A Rosewood Spa at San Miguel de Allende

Premium pampering with an indigenous twist
Tucked away in Mexico’s enchanting town of San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sense, A Rosewood Spa is a sanctuary of rejuvenation. A favorite of the town’s large expatriate community, this serene spot is a welcome respite after a day wandering the cobblestone streets or visiting historical sites and artisan boutiques.

Based on the healing traditions of Otomi natives and local ingredients, the therapy menu is expansive, including massages, scrubs, wraps, facials as well as full-body, sensorial day packages with special activities such as sunrise yoga or a visit to nearby healing thermal pools.

After some TLC at the spa, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rosewood San Miguel de Allende’s rooftop bar, with its expansive views and fresh Mexican tapas, is an incredible way to bookend a well-deserved day of indulgence.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Many of the treatments and ingredients found at the San Miguel de Allende spa are unique to the location. Look out for services using locally grown lavender, arnica or even Mexican culinary elements, such as mole and cacao.
  • If you’re looking to alleviate stress or manage pain, try the 90-minute Cures From Metzli experience. Inspired by the moon’s cycles, the heavenly massage includes topical herbal remedies derived from the region’s indigenous Otomi peoples.
  • In addition to ancient remedies, you’ll find modern premium skincare lines on the spa menu. Look for services featuring French essential oil producer Maison Caulières, Parisian-Japanese brand EviDenS de Beauté and luxury Spanish line Natura Bissé.
  • Décor is inspired by the town’s well-preserved 17th-century architecture — envision Spanish mission-style exteriors with exposed dark wood beams, arched windows and grand, cathedral-inspired furnishings and light fixtures.
  • The surround shower is a must before or after a treatment.
Things to Know
  • You don’t have to be a guest of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende to enjoy some prime pampering at its serene spa.
  • The dedicated Sense of Beginning menu offers an array of treatments — including a manicure, facial and massage — available for children ages six to 15.
  • Especially useful for locals and expat snowbirds, the San Miguel de Allende hotel offers monthly and yearly wellness memberships (similar to a gym membership) that include access to spa and fitness facilities and discounts on food and beverage.
  • Before you go, don’t miss at least a peek at the views from the rooftop lounge. If you have more time, stay awhile for some excellent tapas and potent drinks.
The Treatments
  • Get a feel for local culture with the Ancestral Rebozo Relief treatment. Using a traditional hand-woven Mexican shawl (rebozo), the service is designed to relieve both physical and mental stress by covering your eyes and wrapping your head in the soft fabric, as another shawl is used to rock and stretch tired limbs.
  • To look your best, book the Sense Signature Facial from Natura Bissé, or as those in the know call it, the Botox alternative.
  • Soothe travel-weary feet with the Back to Your Roots body treatment. Beginning with a rose petal foot bath, this 60-minute service from Maison Caulières includes a fig, bergamot and rose full-body scrub designed to leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe.
The Facilities
  • The separate men’s and women’s locker rooms each include steam, sauna and serene relaxation areas.
  • The San Miguel de Allende hotel offers three pools and alfresco Jacuzzi. Make the most of your spa day by reserving a cabana to soak up the sun in style.
  • A small, but well-equipped gym provides plenty of ways to squeeze in a workout. Opt for a zumba class, use the Pilates reformer or just hit the treadmill to work up a sweat.
  • Although tennis courts seem to be rare these days at urban hotels, there are two pristine courts at the rear of the property bordered by well-manicured greenery and city views.
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Getting There
Nemesio Diez 11 Colonia Centro San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
Sense, A Rosewood Spa at San Miguel de Allende
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