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Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Las Arecas
Ranked #21 of 71 Merida B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ajijic, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I lucked out when I found this place! First of all Mauro is very kind and helpful. And my room is lovely. See some pictures I took of my room. There are only 4 rooms here, and it's surprisingly quiet, even though it's a short walk to the center of town...just a few blocks. It comes with a house dog,... More

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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Mauro, the owner, is not comfortable writing in English, so he has asked me to respond to you for him. He thanks you for coming, enjoyed getting to know you and looks forward to seeing you again! More

Berkeley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There are shades of elegance at Las Arecas -- without being hyper-groovy. It is a unique opportunity to step into the past -- having been in Mauro's family for a very long time. It is pretty amazing to step from busy, hot, noisy Calle 59 into the coolness of an elegant front room, then through 2 more rooms & a... More

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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this review

As Mauro's web manager, I want to thank you for your great review of Las Arecas. Mauro is indeed a gentleman and a great host. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with him and hope to see you again sometime soon! More

Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

On a busy street but inside is an oasis. Shared kitchen is handy for tea and meals. Good launching pad for historic area. It is a well managed place. Mauro the owner is nice. Close to plaza grande and park Santiago

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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, Las Arecas is exactly what you said... a perfect jumping-off spot in the middle of Merida centro. We hope to see you again when you come through Merida! More

Tervuren, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is an option to stay here if you want to be by yourself, at the doorstep of everything you need. A bargain, secure place with an honest nice owner.it is not fancy but has soul.We,( this was my pregnant girlfriend, children of 3 and 5 and myself) would come back and stay at the same place.

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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and insightful review of Las Arecas. Yes, it is not for everyone. But if you are looking for simplicity, kindness and a quiet retreat in the middle of the city, Las Arecas is definitely for you. It sounds like that is exactly what you found! Thank you for staying at Las Arecas, and we hope... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed at Las Arecas for a week at the beginning of December 2013. We found the accommodation to be very spacious with a separate sitting room with a fridge, sink, table & chairs. The real plus point for us was the peace & tranquility that existed once we'd entered the front door from the busy city centre. An excellent... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I am a solo female traveler and felt very safe and secure here. Lovely, clean, spacious room. Excellent value for the money in Merida. Close to the main plaza. Felt safe walking in the area at night. Enjoyed the dog and cat and conversations with Raul who speaks English perfectly and is a wealth of information about Merida. Would stay... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Having read the reviews we decided that this was where we wanted to stay for our 5 nights in Merida. We booked in October for our trip in January to be sure of getting a room and our booking was confirmed. I emailed a few days before we arrived but was told that the guesthouse was full so they had... More

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Lakewood, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I had been seeing the reviews of many people, and I decided to give a visit to Las Arecas. Las Arecas is a family guest house, located in the heart of Merida, close to many parks, El Centro with all its shopping and excellent typical food! You are walking distance to everything, from little convenient stores to house exchanges, to... More

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed at Las Arecas for about a week and found the rooms to be very spacious, clean and comfortable. Our room sat behind the main courtyard and felt private and quiet as there was little to no noise from other guests or the street outside. The room almost felt like we were returning to our own little apartment each... More

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Mendocino
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Once again, we stayed with Mauro and Raul at Las Arecas in the heart of Merida, just steps from Parque Santiago and Parque Santa Lucia--where the shopping was terrific! Be sure to check out Coqui Coqui and the Chocolate Store (Mayan name begins with an "X"). The old casona is undergoing some rennovations, new paint and other upgrades. None of... More

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Address: Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
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A small colonial guest house located in the Centro Historico of Merida, Yucatan, just three blocks from the Zocalo. Quiet, clean, economical rooms centered around a lovely inner courtyard and include a continental breakfast. Each room has a private bath and some have kitchenettes. Guests have complete privacy, as well as use of gardens and common rooms. Wifi is available for guests as well. Mauro is a Yucatecan who is hosting you in the house that has belonged to his family for generations. ... more   less 
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