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Las Arecas

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vero beach, fl
Reviewed September 15, 2010

the owner was very friendly & helpful with local eateries & getting around Merida--loved the courtyard area & met other english speaking people so it was good to be able to fully communicate --simple kitchen set up but nice with the essentials--would stay again

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed August 20, 2010

Las Arecas fit our needs perfectly. We spent a week in Mérida and made day trips from there. It was great to have a conveniently located apartment during our stay; we were able to walk to all four bus stations as well as several parks and museums in Mérida. We stayed in the Ta'an-Kab Room in the back. It was...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed July 7, 2010

I stayed at Las Arecas for five days in late November 2009 to see some Mayan sites. The place is very simple, basic, clean and good for budget accommodations. There is no desk or lobby, but there is large full kitchen (that wasn’t spotless but usable) and dining table. My room was large (had a kitchen type sink, countertop, and...

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manchester, uk
Reviewed July 3, 2010

We booked 3 nights in Las Arecas over the internet with Mauro. His communication was excellent. When we got there after a long drive the old man who answered the door had no record of us and wouldn't even let us through the door to wait while he checked with his son by phone, consequently we were left carrying bags...

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Belgium
Reviewed April 19, 2010

We stayed at Las Arecas for three nights at the end of March. We were looking for an authentic colonial guesthouse and we were not dissapointed. We really loved it! We had the Ta'an-Kab Room, in the back of the property, which is very quiet and pleasant. Las Arecas is very clean, confortable and definetely offers great value for money....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed March 24, 2010

Fresh back from Merida! Booked 7 nights at Las Arecas based on reviews here and elsewhere. I give Las Arecas an “excellent” rating for the category of accommodation that it is; a no frills, basic accommodation, and gay-friendly guesthouse, centrally located -- walking distance to everything. Mauro, Raul and Pepe were super and made us feel right at home! The...

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new york
Reviewed March 24, 2010

LAS ARECAS:-) I walked in as if I was a guest of the house.. and stayed in a room/little house by myself on a back. I had my own private garden with internet, sun, fresh coffee and a cat. My room had all I needed! I felt great there. It was so calm and nice and any questions I had,...

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New York
Reviewed February 12, 2010

We stayed 4 night at Las Arecas and couldn't be more statified. The hosts are very helpful, the house is charming though this is not a luxury stay; the rooms are very large, kitchen is available and the location is great, and last but not least the price is right as well. If I go back to Merida this will...

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed February 7, 2010

I loved Las Arecas. Spent three nights there in January 2010. From its totally unassuming exterior (no sign, just handwritten letters on the door, so keep that in mind when you're looking for it in a taxi) to its lovely interior, friendly camaraderie with other guests and, of course, the kind and helpful proprietor, Mauro (aided by his equally sweet,...

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Canada
Reviewed January 30, 2010

stayed two wonddrful nights in Merida at Las Arecas... Parking is difficult but we found a spot easily on a side street and never moved the car again until we left, walking everywhere.

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  • Free Internet
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Las Arecas

Address: Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Price Range: $19 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Love the two rooms upstairs.”
verdeboston, Mar 27, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the central building have higher ceilings, so are probably cooler.”
Skuivenskaats, Jul 30, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the back.”
JosephNP, Feb 19, 2015 | Read review
“all rooms seem to be very quiet in the evenings; this is a quiet place for quiet visitors.”
stephenhJ8580XC, Oct 3, 2014 | Read review
“My room is on the left just before the kitchen, and I didn't check out the other rooms, so I can't say anything about them. There's a nice breeze in my room, as it is between two courtyards...and having a fan is sufficient.”
  • sitting room on other side of bedroom
  • other view of the front sitting room, with table and sink
  • My bedroom with large window facing courtyard
BetsyinOregon, Feb 20, 2014 | Read review
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