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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looks unremarkable from the outside but once you enter you are presented with a lovely courtyard with a splashing fountain where you can enjoy a great breakfast or cocktails in the afternoon. Rooms are very clean if not as posh as other locations but very comfortable and despite being on a main street they are not noisy. The sound of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was wonderful. The hotel location is wonderful within walking distance of many great shops, churches, bookstores, and historic downtown. The architecture, ambiance, and accommodations were excellent. When I first saw the front entrance I did not expect such restrained quiet and restful calm. The water fountain truly sings. Service personnel was truly friendly and accommodating. The room, beds,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 10 days in this comfortable hotel located a few blocks from the centre of the city. The room was large and bright. The bathroom was very clean and had bright lighting which was appreciated. Breakfast on the patio was a wonderful way to start each day. The staff was very warm and helpful. We'd welcome an opportunity... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely convenient, comfortable, home away from home. Very pretty Colonial era mansion restored with modern conveniences. First two or three floors (of six) were the original home, with additional floors added on to create current hotel. One of the oldest hotels in Merida. Across the street from Yucatan/Merida campus of UNAM (a beautiful group of restored Colonial buildings). One block... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at CdB with our two young children. The location can't be beat. One block from Parque Sta. Lucia and 2 blocks from the cathedral and main zocalo. The decor of the hotel is charming. You definitely feel like you are in Old Mexico. The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the pool area as... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one day in Merida, which is enough to explore the capital of Yucatan. La Casa del Balam is well located and offers comfortable big size rooms combing all comforts. The patio is beautiful with a spread of tables around a fountain. Everything is walking distance and there is a parking lot if you have a car (free for... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel was very pretty. Our rooms were comfortable and clean and I would even have guessed it's a 4 star hotel if I didn't see the 3 star rating on Trip Advisor. It is located right in the centre of town close to all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is well situated in historical centre. The decoration inside the hotel is very nice with a swimming pool. The room was clean and quite, service is fine. There is a parking closed to the hotel.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Stay here, really. You will not regreat it. The hotel is old but absolutely charming and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Great location, close to downtown and paseo montejo. Great price for a great place.

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

True the hotel is well positioned downtown, the free parking next door is convenient, and the rooms are very clean, but it's nothing more than that. Not really an historic place as other hotels in Merida are. Consider there is no wifi in the rooms although advertised differently, no way to connect to any of the numerous SSIDs except the... More 

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