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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

  • Most memorable aspects were all the archaeological sites, which we enjoyed immensely. On the whole, we found local people very kind and helpful. 

    DC Nottingham
  • "All of it was great so hard to pick out one thing. We had a lovely mix of ancient sites, modern art, great museums and time to relax. The Day…

    FA, Edinburgh
  • Swimming in the cenotes, chichen itza, Mexican food

    VH, Chorley
  • Highlights?: Tours of Mexico City & Chichen Itza, followed by our stay at Tulum.

    ER, Surbiton
  • 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
  • The visit to Calakmul which was hard work but the reward of climbing the pyramids and seeing the jungle stretching in all directions will stay in the memory.  This was…

    PH, Westcliff-on-sea
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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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