In a lovely part of town, close to Teatro de Heredia, an aristocratic aura and artistic sensibility prevails at Casa Don Sancho, named after the governor who resided here during the 17th century. The six bright rooms in soothing neutral tones balance rustic period charm with ornate decorative flourishes and modern amenities. The marble bathrooms marry style with functionality; L’Occitane bath products are a nice touch. You can browse the books and music in the drawing room, relax on the terrace, or take a dip in the inviting courtyard swimming pool. Made-to-order breakfasts are served in the contemporary dining room, plucked straight from the pages of an interior design magazine, with a black-and-white tiled floor, white sofa, centerpiece pillar-candle chandelier, and overtures to design symmetry.