WOW! My husband and I traveled to Merida for the first time and arrived on Christmas evening. I had been corresponding via e-mail with Roberto, and he came out to the taxi to welcome us to Casa San Angel. The courtyard that greets you upon your entrance was beautiful, and we instantly fell in love with it! We were shown to our room, #201, and were delighted with what we saw, including the hammock, which we put to use every day to relax and read. Roberto quickly became a dear "friend", and he was one of the wonderful people we met that made our stay so wonderful! If you have any questions, need a tour scheduled, or whatever, he is the man that will make sure things are taken care of! Miss him!
After a good night's sleep, we went down to their restaurant - that quickly became our "spot" for breakfast every morning, and also a couple of dinners. The food was excellent! And the wait staff, particularly Felipe, were just as nice as could be. They have a wonderful coffee machine, and every cup of coffee that we had was prepared individually - and the sweet breads that they had (made at a bakery attached to the hotel) were super! I believe their bakery uses organic flour, too!
The location of the hotel is excellent - we walked everywhere!! The center of old town was a 10 minute walk, and if you walked in the opposite direction you were instantly on Avenida Montejo, a beautiful avenue with magnificent homes and museums. We felt safe walking during the day and night, which was terrific! It was always wonderful to come back "home", which is truly what Casa San Angel became to us.
There is so much to see and do in Merida - wonderful parks (many with evening activities such as music and dance), excellent restaurants (we loved "Amaro"), fun markets, excellent shopping, (especially for regional clothing), great museums, churches and theaters!
One very special spot is right in Casa San Angel - their wonderful, high-end gift shop! And the most special part for us was meeting Virgilio, one of the people that worked in the shop. He, too, became a "friend" of ours that we hope to see again some day!
There is a small "park" in front of the hotel, and on Friday night's they close the street down to traffic, and it converts into a fun place to listened to local talent, see local dancing, and visit the stands set up by vendors. The music does go on until 12:00 I believe, so be prepared for the noise! We had the staff at the restaurant save a table for us outside, right by the stage, and we ate dinner there and watched the show!
We would go back to Casa San Angel in a heartbeat!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Casa San Angel is an intimate, independent, family-owned small boutique hotel. With an excellent location in the heart of Merida at the beginning of the Paseo de Montejo, it is the perfect base for your travels in the Yucatan. With a personalized service, modern comforts in a beautiful setting and direct attention from the owners, you will always feel at home in our house of angels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa San Angel Merida
- Casa San Angel Hotel