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Gran Hotel de Merida

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 60 No 496 | Frente al parque Hidalgo, Merida 97000, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

To be fair, in that weather the worn hotel may just be par for the course. Stayed in one room with husband and a 12 and 14 year old. The boys loved the hotel. Great, great, great location. The restaurant beside the hotel wasn't stellar, but we went across the street after that for our afternoon margarita. Other reviews about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Yes indeed this the hotel if you want to be close to downtown. This is an OLD HOTEL from 1.901where service is absolutely NON EXISTING, except and ONLY EXPECT if you deal with Roberto when he is at the night shift. They have a receptionist during day time called Christian that is absolutely terrible: I don´t know why he is... More

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San Francisco, CA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
39 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Walking into the Gran Hotel, one has the feeling that M. Gustav from the Grand Budapest Hotel might be right around the corner. For this hotel is clearly more than just a hotel. While its grandeur may be a bit rougher around the edges than in 1901 when it first opened its doors, it is spectacular and one of the... More

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Winnetka, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great location, Beautiful old hotel in the heart of the city, But They told me they had AC and after checking out 3 rooms I could not find one that did, they tried putting me in the nicest suite but NO AC when it's 90 degrees doesn't work for me. As a bonus if your room faces the Square they... More

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51 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This hotel is right in the bustle of things so getting sleep is difficult especially if you face onto the street. Go as high up as possible The music stopped after 1 am and started at 6.30am. A real shame as we loved its location and the colonial building. Very palatial with tiles terracot ceiling. Huge reception area selling antiques... More

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Spring Branch, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I first stayed at the Gran in June 1974. This was well before it was fully restored and air conditioning added but it was truly a life saver for me as I had been traveling thru the Yucatan for a couple weeks and arrived in Merida with a bad stomach virus. One of the housekeeping staff kept checking in to... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Gran Hotel was built in the twilight years of the Imperious reign of Porfirio Diaz, when vast wealth flowed into Merida from the henequen haciendas selling fibre to the world. As such, the hotel has a grand staircase at the back end of an interior courtyard that is covered over to keep out the rain while letting in the... More

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Berkeley, California
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a truly exceptional experience. Lovely, elegant -- but not prissy. The staff is courteous & very helpful -- not intrusive. There is an antique showroom in the lobby which is very appropriate -- giving a glimpse of the massive wealth that the Hennequin barons acquired at the turn of the last century. A very grand hotel that... More

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Three Rivers, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great location, a block to the main plaza. Really cool interior with lots of antiques and good balcony viewing from upper rooms. Merida is a great place to experience Mexico, lots of great architecture, markets, laid back vibe and not the crazy tourism a la Cancun.

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36 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed for couple of nights during our recent trip to Merida. The hotel is located in central merida just steps from the main cathedral plaza. The colonial town was packed with visitors during our time there so much so that we found it next to impossible to find a rental car for an affordable price. The exterior facade of... More

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Address: Calle 60 No 496 | Frente al parque Hidalgo, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel de Merida 3*
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Offering international and local food at the restaurant, and free Wi-Fi throughout, El Gran Hotel is located in a Colonial-style building, 100 metres from Merida Main Square. The rooms offer Colonial decor, cable TV, air conditioning and wardrobe. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Extras include a safety deposit box. A wide range of restaurants can be reached within 30 metres. At El Gran Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other facilities offered include a tour desk. The hotel is 100 metres from Merida Cathedral and 600 metres from La Mejorada Park. The property offers free parking. ... more   less 
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