Even though it is part of the bigger complex of Uxmal Lodge and Hacienda, the building of Casa del Mago looks completedly deserted. The ground floor is even still under construction. It is called a B&B but it is far from what one can expect from a B&B. it is noisy, unwelcoming and desolate. The rooms only have blinds, so all the noise from outside penetrates your room, even at night. It is like trucks drive through your room. At 6 am the staff started running up and down the stairs without paying attention that they had guests. They start working downstairs, so you can't sleep anymore.
You can make use of all the other facilities like the pools and restaurant of the lodge, and breakfast is nice, but i would wait until, they have finished the building before booking there.
The price we paid for this noisy room, is the same as what we paid for a much more comfortable room in the Chichen-Itza Hacienda without breakfast,yet the difference is soooo big. The Casa del Mago room is really overpriced compared to what you get in Chichen-Itza.
Staff in the Lodge's restaurant is very friendly and the food is good.
By the way, Uxmal is close to other cities, and you can see it in 2 hours so no need to book a night here. The light show is boring as well. So you can make it in a round trip from Merida or Campeche.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Casa del Mago is an affordable hotel with a prime location, just 200 meters from the entrance to the archaeological site of Uxmal. Accommodations at La Casa del Mago come in the form of four comfortable guests rooms with single (King size bed), double and triple bed occupancy. Guests are welcome to enjoy continental breakfast that is served every morning from 7 to 9 am, beautiful gardens and outdoor activities. Bike rental, bird watching and horseback tours available on site. A bus stop is located next to the property that take guests to Merida or Campeche, a convenient and easy way for guests to travel around the Yucatan Peninsula. The B&B hotel was the home that hosted the archaeologists that reconstructed the archaeological site of Uxmal. It is located on the grounds of the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal and was completely remodeled in 2010. ... more less
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