Nestled in the hillside of a remote area of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, star-crossed lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton would escape the peering eyes of the public at Casa Kimberly. Discovered by Burton while he was filming, “Night of the Iguana”, he would eventually buy the estate as a gift for his then mistress and soon-to-be-wife on her 34th birthday. The one-time love nest for Burton and Taylor was their respite for decades.
Following Burton’s death, Taylor eventually sold the home in the early ‘90s and it fell into disrepair for nearly two decades.
In 2015, the property reopened following extensive renovations to bring it back to its glory. Today, this nine-suite hideaway is a boutique hotel. A restful retreat filled with the allure and tales of Hollywood glamour. Each room features sweeping views of the azure blue waters of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Indulgent baths have been individually designed for each suite. Some feature claw foot tubs paired with ROHL Tub Fillers, while others have showers with hand-painted murals and ROHL Rain Showerheads from the ROHL Italian Bath Collection.
Understandably, the property pays homage to its famous former residents. Taylor’s own private quarters have been transformed into a grand suite and includes her infamous human-heart-shaped bathtub. Another room, the Cleopatra Suite is named for the film which sparked the romance between Taylor and Burton.
Channel Old Hollywood glamor on your next getaway.