This is a beauiful hotel, but not luxury at all BUT MY ROOM WAS ONLY $22.50 USD last night, or $315 Mexican Pesos. I had a 2nd floor room, over looking a sparkling pool. Two double beds and the room was very large for this price range. It was spotlessly clean, flat panel TV with 60 or so channels, some or which were English speaking. The beds were comfortable and there were lots of lights.
The only negatives were the shower floor was about 1/2 inch below the level of the rest of the bathroom floor. Some water made it out but not as much as I thought. And they only lock on the door was a cheap push button type. There were two wooden luggage stands and I took one, turned it upside down on one end and it made a perfect way to really lock the door when wedged under the door knob (a version of the old chair under the knob but the two side chairs were too tall.)
I read a review before booking the Dolores Alba about not much water pressure but there was plenty in my room. The staff at the front desk was helpful and courteous in every respect.
This hotel is in an incredible location in the Central Historical District. It is 3 /12 blocks from the big park in the middle of this district. Between the hotel and the park are a Sears and a Chapur (a Mexican dept store chain). Lots of places to eat. There is a even a Starbucks about 5 blocks from both the hotel and the park.
I stay in Merida a lot, living in Mexico, but my regular hotel, on the north side, near malls etc was booked so I took a flyer on the Dolores Alba. Next time I go to Merida, I am definitely going back to this little jewel. I can honestly say it is the best bang for the buck I have found for a hotel in Mexico.
There were enough reasons why, for me, to give Hotel Dolores Alba a deserving 5 Star Rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enchanting hotel in the center of Merida, 400 year old colonial mansion, family fun, all services at the best value. Free inside parking, elevator, Freida Kahlo picture decoration free high speed internet, laundry, restaurant facing old arches, swimming pool with top technology. 50 rooms in the new section and 50 in the colonial area. ... more less
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