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Las Arecas

Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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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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Graz, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Las Arecas very much. Our host Mauro was so nice and it was very interesting talking to him. The location of Las Arecas is perfect for exploring the city of Merida. Our room was a bit hot, so we had to leave the AC on for the whole night. Everything is very clean. The breakfast... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is located in a beautiful colonial house, close to the main square. Rooms are spacious and clean, with a little kitchenette and a fridge, fans and A/C (although it took a while for our room to cool down). Mauro, the owner, is extremely friendly and provides you with an extensive breakfast. The WiFi is good enough to use... More 

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Sewanee, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I spent 10 days in Las Arecas in January and can find very little to complain about. Mauro is a very gracious host, and provides an excellent breakfast, always with fresh fruit and sweet roll and lots of fresh coffee. My room was in the back, away from the noise of the city, and was large and well appointed, with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bob & Maggie We would echo the comments of previous reviewers. Our accommodation consisted of two spacious rooms plus a sparkling bathroom. The pristine linen and towels were changed every second day. All this combined with a modest breakfast, central location and friendly owner for a price under M$ 500 per night made it very good value.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Las Arecas is an excellent choice for a stay in Merida. It is an old colonial building with nice patios. Our room had a small kitchen with refrigerator but there is also a common kitchen that can be used. Room and bath room were clean. Mauro the owner is a very friendly person. Center is in walking distant. Atmosphere is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is in Lonely Planet or Rough Guide travel books. It is not well noticed from the street, but it is a nice and very quiet place to stay near the center park of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico. I think you will enjoy the owner and his little dog, Toto. You are free to come and go at your... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the cheapest places we stayed in Mexico it massively exceeded our expectations (clean, comfortable and we even had aircon!). The owner is lovely, it's less than a 10min stroll to the Zocalo and there's a kitchen we could use to make tea/coffee and breakfast, what more could you want? If we visit Merida again we'll definitely come back... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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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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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

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 

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