Casa Silencio

Calle Camino Real S/N Oaxaca, CP. 70, Xaaga, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
6 Rooms
Cutting-Edge & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Set not in historic Oaxaca City nor on the state’s Pacific coast, Casa Silencio finds itself in the rugged, mountainous mezcal-producing lands to the east of the capital. What was previously just a working distillery owned by the El Silencio mezcal brand is now one of the most extraordinary hotels in all of Mexico, a spectacular compound of modern buildings constructed from rustic rammed earth, timber, and tile.

Architect Alejandro D’Acosta is known for his facility with both contemporary design and sustainable building, and together with Silencio founders Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata he’s created something like a monument to this place, the so-called Valle del Silencio. Agave plants still grow here, and the distillery is still active — the aromas of mezcal production are carried on the air.

If we’ve learned one thing over the years it’s that high-end comfort is perfectly compatible with sustainable hospitality (and the roughest of raw materials). El Silencio’s six suites may be austere in their beauty, but they’re luxurious in all the right places, and full of finely wrought details and eye-catching contemporary art.

The hotel’s cuisine resurrects the revered, traditional flavors of Oaxaca, using fresh ingredients grown on the property, courtesy of Chef Daniel Robles. Dishes are paired with an astonishing variety of mezcals, and it must be said that though the agave spirit may be the reason for El Silencio’s existence, it’s a hospitality experience that transcends its immediate inspiration.

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Casa Silencio
Calle Camino Real S/N Oaxaca, CP. 70, Xaaga, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Parking
  • Adults only

Need to Know

  • Rates include Guided Mezcal production tour, Mezcal Tasting, Breakfast, Lunch, Special Sunset Dinner and Drinks (wine and Special Mezcals available at extra cost).
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage