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Hotel Casa del Balam

#26 of 89 Hotels in Merida
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Calle 60 # 488 x 57 | Colonia Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a pretty colonial hotel with a lovely pool. It was possibly the coolest place to pass the scorching midday hours in Merida so we spent a lot of time there. The staff were very helpful with good english. The breakfast was very nice. The wifi in my room wasn't very good and on our final night I found... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our 2nd trip to Mérida, we booked an ambitious eleven nights in the city center at Hotel Casa del Balam. Before going, I looked into hotel options extensively due to how long we were going to stay. I am home and am exuberant about reviewing the Hotel Casa del Balam, which to me represents the heart and soul of... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The hotel is very nice, beautiful entrance with plants and sun coming from the top. Service is good. We had a nice and very luminous room. Location is perfect on main street calle 60. I would not say it's a 5 star, it is not perfect inside, some things are very old. Anyway recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The colonial design of the hotel is beautiful! We stayed on the top floor which also had rocking chairs that over looked the city. This was a great spot to enjoy an afternoon tropical storm. The swimming pool in the back and patio area was a great place to relax and unwind after a... More 

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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed in one of the suites in the front of the hotel. We had a private stairway and seating area overlooking the awesome open courtyard below. The pool was the best kept secret as we would explore the downtown area by foot in the mornings. At the heat of the day we would return to the highly walled, lushly... More 

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Cambridge Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed here for two nights in two rooms with my teenage daughters. We came to see the sights of Merida and this was ample time for us bearing in mind the extreme heat at this time of year. The location is great. Its very easy to walk to the city shops and squares from here. If you were further out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ok, hotel, they charge me leaving a night early, A/C ok, a bit colder would help... Close to downtown, but no breakfast was included and price was not to good, I would say more for the service received..

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Casa de Balam was my end destination after flying in from Cancun. My basic strategy is to take advantage of cheap resort flights, grab a rental car, and get the @#$# out of the tourist section. Driving from Playa Carmen, we stayed overnight in Valladolid, catching the first Thursday night of Carnival, which was glorious- it was kid's night. Next... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice stay at Casa del Balam. Not a luxury property, but hard to beat in terms of location and value (quality/price). Less than a 5 minute walk to the Grand Plaza in one direction and Santa Lucia in the other. Right across from some beautiful colonial buildings (a theater and the administrative offices for the Yucatan University). The room was... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In a 1950s style with lots of original features, this was a nice hotel – not what you’d call upmarket but fairly pleasant with a nice lobby area, where I spent a lot of time sitting as the wifi signal wouldn’t work for me at all in our room, though my boyfriend could get onto it there for some reason.... More 

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