I had been planning my trip to Casa Lecanda for nearly a year, it was so sweet to finally arrive and see it in person.
We arrived late and were shown to our room quickly. After a long hot day of travel, the room was a welcome refuge! Beautiful flowers, iced champagne and a freshly drawn bath strewn with rose petals. (The bathtub is HUGE.) Our room was a garden view, Elia. The AC quickly cooled the room down and ceiling fans were great to keep the air moving. Our room had a sitting area with two chairs and a small table. The armoire holds 2 small areas for hanging clothes as well as a tv, mini fridge and small safe. The bathroom was behind the armoire and was beautiful. Rain shower head was really good and never had a shortage of hot water. The tub was almost too big to fill and would have held several people.
The included continental breakfast was ample for us most days, consisting of a lovely basket of toast and sweet breads, orange juice, coffee and a fruit with yogurt parfait. The other breakfast selections were reasonably priced and the 2 others I tried were very nice. Service was always prompt and friendly.
The room attendants were so sweet and did an amazing job; our room was spotless!
Enjoyed a drink at the bar most nights and always had wonderful service and good conversation. Tried some mescal and tequila's that aren't readily available here at home.
The pool is small, cool and well maintained. The series of courtyards were lovely, there were beautiful views no matter which way you looked. The tiled floors were fab and the furniture was comfy. Beautiful plantings. It evoked a feeling of luxury. I did have to watch my step going from each area of the courtyard to the next as there was a step or two involved.
There was always someone available at the front office to call a taxi or answer any questions, and they spoke English! I don't believe we asked anything of them that they said no to.
Before the stay I had extensive communications with the hotel to make arrangements for my stay. We booked a package with them, the Chocolate Experience. It was in connection with Los Dos cooking school. The package was well done and well coordinated from the airport pickup, to our various outings, and through the rest of the week. They happily let us add on some extra nights to the package.
Many other guests seemed to stay only overnight, that would have been SO sad! We stayed a week and could have easily stayed there longer. One day we never left the property until going out for dinner that evening! Try to stay more than 1 night, so worth it, in my opinion.
This was my first trip to Merida and my only hotel experience, but it Is hard to imagine another hotel topping Casa Lecanda. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Lecanda is a small luxury boutique hotel located within the historical center of Merida, Yucatán. Built in a completely restored traditional Yucatecan home, the hotel has been designed to retain the original Meridian style with points of European luxury so prevalent in the golden age of Merida’s Sisal barons. Painstaking attention to detail, architecture, and landscaping provides guests with a uniquely local experience and a sanctuary within the city; a refuge of serenity, privacy and relaxation. A place our guests can call home as they reach out and discover all the beauty and magnificence that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer. ... more less
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