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Hotel Casa del Balam

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love this hotel! The courtyard with the pool is very tranquil and you feel like you are hidden away in a private garden and can't hear all the street noise. This hotel has free parking and Wi-Fi. We stayed in room 112 right above the swimming pool with a huge balcony with a carved table and chairs. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice And sort of old school hotel at only two blocks from the main square in town. Great service. Rooms were spacious and clean. Working air con was a relief to the hot weather and a little swim in the pool was also a great advantage. Mr. Diego gave us really good insight about what to do and eat in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this hotel and have stayed here three times. Rooms are lovely and staff are friendly and helpful. There is an attached restaurant, and you can eat in the sunny courtyard. My favorite eating place though is Cafe Pop, a 2-minute walk away. The hotel is centrally located in old Merida, which some may not like because there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a four night stay at Casa Del Balam which is perfectly situated in the wonderful town of Merida a short walk from the main square and the main restaurant square of Santa Lucia The staff were superb, the rooms clean and nicely appointed and our room 407 was quiet and comfortable There is a lovely pool in the... More 

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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Merida while driving around the Yucatan in January. We chose to stay at this hotel and it was amazing. The location is probably the best in the city center and just a few blocks to everything you would want to visit while there. We stayed in a large suite to the front of the historic building which... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The Casa Del Balam Hotel is well-situated in the area near the main square. There is a nice pool area that is mostly shady, with pretty landscaping, deck chairs and small tables. We almost always had the pool to ourselves. The courtyard inside the lobby is beautiful and filled with tropical plants and a fountain. Some people had their breakfasts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Really nicely presented hotel within a short walk of the old city centre. You enter into a lovely inner courtyard and we were greeted by the bellboy who took our car keys and parked up for us in a secure compound adjacent the hotel. The parking doesn't actually belong to the hotel but is included in your booking and is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Was in town for a wedding and stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel is very centrally located. The rooms are pretty basic but clean and have everything you need. Be sure to have breakfast at the hotel, you won't regret it! The hotel is also a great price!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Excellent place to stay! The location is great! The room was spacious and great, starting with the huge cozy bed, all the required things in the bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, free water, tea and coffee etc. Very stylish and nicely decorated, the room was also fully isolated from the rest of the hotel and had a separate entrance/staircase. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Imagine a rustic old house, open central courtyard for breakfast and welcoming smiles from all the staff. The Rooms continue the theme with an older style but spacious and comfortable. Even things like the wooden doors on the lifts have their charm. I found that the staff were incredibly helpful with anything I asked and my stay was relaxing. Location... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa del Balam is one of the oldest and most distinguished hotels in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula, it's also one of the few original Mexican Art Deco houses left in the city. The hotel was built in 1970 incorporating facets of the original home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, pioneer of Tourism in Mexico. His daughter, Ms. Carmen Barbachano Gomez Rul (who was also involved on the family business), left the original facade and selected the name of "Casa del Balam" (Mayan words for "house of the jaguar") to honor his father nickname "balam" due to his visionary sharp business mind. Ms. Barbachano was very devoted of the colonial period and decorated the house accordingly. Big wooden furniture, rocking chairs and wrought iron accessories were part of her fine selection. She had envisioned a place where every touch could softly spoke of the serene ambiance of the city, and where friends could be made instead of just mere clients. When looking at the amazing interior of this Casona and experiencing the warm specialized service of its personnel, one can easily understand that Ms. Barbachano did accomplish her desire of uniqueness, and in a very exquisite way! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Casa del Balam

Address: Calle 60 # 488 X 57 | Colonia Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Price Range: $70 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa del Balam 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Casa Del Balam Merida
Casa Balam
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Merida
#20 Romantic Hotel in Merida
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