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Casa Kimberly

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's former love-nest transformed into a romantic luxury boutique hotel on Mexico's golden Pacific coast.

Set high up in a warren of colonial back streets, the glamorous Casa Kimberley was originally the Spanish-style house where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton began their romance in the 1960s when they were filming Night of the Iguana. Overlooking Banderas Bay it's a stone's throw away from the ocean and malecón (promenade) in Puerto Vallarta.

The sumptuous property is constructed from two houses which are linked by a replica of Venice's Bridge of Sighs, commissioned by Burton. All nine romantic, spacious suites are named after Taylor's films and each is uniquely and lavishly decorated, featuring hand-carved headboards and oriental rugs. The Iguana restaurant is popular with guests and non-guests.  Plenty of modern twists on Mexican classics and the imaginative use of locally-sourced ingredients make this the go-to eaterie in Puerta Vallarta and, with a nightscape to die for, you definitely need to reserve your table.

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What our clients say

  • It is very difficult as pretty well everything was memorable, but if I have to pick something, then the boat trip along the river to Yaxchilan takes some beating. Weather,…

    RB, Eastleigh
  • Highlights?: Too many! Probably seeing Uxmal, the Tiger Egret, swimming in Cenotes (various), Chichen-Itza at dawn and visiting Frida Kahlo's house.

    AA, Newport
  • The train from El Fuerte to Divisidero was great - good views with the ability to take photographs through open windows, good food, comfortable seats.

    JDL, St Neots
  • There were many highlights: the beautiful beach on our first morning in Cancun, the boat ride among the flamingos at Celestun, the sight of the Magicians Pyramid at Uxmal and…

    AF, Merriot
  • All of it was good.  The actual order of places I visited also coincided with the progression of history, from ancient to more recent.  Very well arranged indeed.

    DB, Birmingham
  • I loved the mexico city  walking tour  - really felt part of the city. Great restaurant recommendations too!  Also loved everything about San cristobel!

    MK, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

One of the most unique properties in Puerto Vallarta, once home to Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton and now one of the very few small hotels in the region. The history isn't the only thing that makes it unique, in a town full of high rise hotels this boutique property oozes charm and luxury. The restaurant is also not to be missed.

Jamie
Jamie Swan Product & Marketing Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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