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Los Arcos Bed & Breakfast

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Calle 66 # 448-B Centro, Merida 97000 Mexico
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#2 of 124 B&Bs / Inns in Merida
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An intimate bed and breakfast in Merida, Yucatan. Enjoy a private pool and lush tropical gardens in our luxurious oasis. Within easy walking distance of colonial El Centro, yet quiet and isolated.
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Jenny T wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California53 contributions26 helpful votes
We were the last guests to stay with wonderful David prior to shut down of tourist venues etc. in Merida for COVID-19. I can not state in words what David's warmth and caring meant to us, particularly in this time of uncertainty. We had to cut our visit short to fly back to US. David did everything he could by calling friends in the travel industry to get us the latest travel information. He literally served as our mom with his caring and concern. His personally-curated home is absolutely gorgeous and comfortable. The double-room casita was just stellar, the most beautiful room and setting of all our stays in Mexico. I'm sure everybody has mentioned his breakfast, so tasty and beautifully presented pool-side. The location of the home is perfect for a quick walk to historic center, all of the sites, etc. Communication with David before we arrived was fabulous. Because we'd been traveling all over Mexico on planes, crowds and buses, David was at risk to himself and his housekeeper having us there. But you would never know it for his level of hospitality and personal concern were beyond amazing. We can't wait to continue our visit with David in Merida as soon as possible. I hope that David's hospitality is never tested again in this way and that he will enjoy a plethora of guests soon. We will certainly be amongst them.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Jeffreyofusami wrote a review Mar 2020
Tokyo, Japan23 contributions8 helpful votes
Having read quite a few of the many, many five star reviews Los Arcos has here, I am faced with the challenge of saying something that has not already been said. Hmm, well, let's start by saying that all those other five star reviews are not exaggerating . This really is the best of the best if what you want is to feel welcomed, well cared for...spolied perhaps...like you have arrived at the home of a relative who missed you and is delighted to see you. Your host is David Reed; gentleman , bon vivant, font of local knowledge. I wouldn't want to deprive news guest of the pleasure of hearing the Los Arcos story told by the man who made it happen, but suffice it to say that this place is actually more interesting than most of the museums in the city (and has more stuff to look at!). The house is a beautifully and lovingly restored small mansion which has retained its original charm while being upgraded to 21st century living standards . David is an avid (understatement of the century) collector of antiques and art and each room in the house is overflowing with interesting things . If you are interested you might get a guided tour . He won't tell you this himself , but David is also an accomplished artist and some of those paintings are his (oops, I spilled the beans). You'll walk through the house to the garden and swimming pool/ terrace area which is spacious , sunny and delightful to spend time in. On sunny days you will have breakfast in the garden. Be warned that "breakfast" is usually a meal that will set you up until dinner and no matter how long you stay there (ten days in my case) you won't ever get quite the same breakfast twice. There are two comfortable , antique and art filled guest rooms at the end of the garden . Despite being located very near restaurants and clubs and the historical center , you will find that these rooms get no street noise at all. David knows everything you need to know about Merida and is full of helpful tips and suggestions. His friend Jose can drive you and guide you to many places outside the city (I had a great day seeing ruins, swimming in a cenote and visiting the sea shore town of Progresso). However, my best memories of Los Arcos are sitting in the garden with a cigar (designated smoking area) and swapping stories with David . Look up "gentleman" in the encyclopedia and you will find his picture there.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Both rooms are excellent. One has a queen sized bed, the other has two double beds.
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JLPrg wrote a review Mar 2020
Nashua, New Hampshire42 contributions16 helpful votes
we have been going to merida for the last ten years. we have stayed at Loas Arcos every time, without exception. Given that we are treated like returning family why would we go anywhere else! David reed is the perfect host and has not slowed down in these last 10 years! It is and will continue to be our home away form home!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Both 'casitas' are excellent. Both are confortable and quiet.
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Allan_Fenske wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
What a pleasure to have spent the last two weeks of January with David Reed at Los Arcos. Our expectations were high, given the steady stream of consistently stellar Trip Advisor reviews. But they were exceeded in every respect. Located in Centro, Los Arcos is steps from three excellent restaurants and the English library and an easy walk to the attractions of Plaza Santa Lucia, Plaza Grande and Paseo de Montejo. The street entrance to Los Arcos does not prepare one for what lies within. David’s home is a spectacular three-story renovation of the original property with two comfortable air-conditioned casitas separated from the main house by a luxuriant tropical oasis with terrace and plunge pool. Our mornings began there with breakfast. We retreated there at the end of the day for conversation and refreshments. Breakfast prepared by David and Conci was sumptuous and featured the best coffee, fresh fruit and a variety of local specialties. (David went way out of his way to accommodate our food sensitivities.)Lunch was never on our mind. David was the consummate host, attentive to our every need. An affable expat Virginian, he knows Merida and the Yucatan like the back of his hand and was happy to share his knowledge and experience with us. Our stay was made even more pleasant by David’s friend Jose who drove us on two daytrips, his assistant Conci and his schnauzer Nina who always gave us a friendly greeting. .
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The double casita is worth the small increase in price.
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Nancy_Marcos wrote a review Feb 2020
Lyle, Washington17 contributions4 helpful votes
This B&B is wonderful. David is the best host we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is full of helpful information, kind, and is 100% concerned about his guests comfort and happiness while at his place. The room is spacious, comfortable and quiet. The breakfasts are delicious and abundant David makes sure to provide for everyone's dietary needs and preferences. The courtyard is verdant and lush and the pool is sparkling clean. We loved coming "home" to Los Arcos after a day of adventures. Thank you, David, for providing us a wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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