We recently returned to NYC from a 7 night stay, our 4th we believe.
This hotel never disappoints us. Oh, one can always quibble, as they often do on Trip Advisor, but we would be hard pressed to do so here.
We relax once we arrive at the calm and beautiful environment of this property, that was converted handsomely to a hotel and wonderful restaurant 15 or so years ago by the present owners from an old Hacienda that once produced sisal.
It's a mere 15-20 minutes from the airport, if one is flying in, and about the same from downtown Merida by car. Most of our time was spend enjoying the quiet, the beauty and charm of the place, the handsome and various buildings on the property, the wandering through large and lovely gardens, and, after long naps, dining in the evening in the astoundingly beautiful restaurant (either indoors or outdoors) to which people drive many miles as it is considered by many the best restaurant in the Yucatan. The cuisine is wonderful, the quality high, and the prices reasonable for what you are getting.
Our room was exceedingly comfortable, the bed firm for good back support, and the staff is very willing to fill your needs with a phone call or a stop at the desk. The ac works very well, and there are also ceiling fans, both inside and outside on the verandas.
This IS the Yucatan, so the hotel is not far from several important archeological sites, so it can be used as a base for exploring. Should you need a driver and guide, the hotel can find good ones.
The rooms have no tvs, which would be unfathomable to some, but ideal for us as we can watch tv at home, should we wish to do so. There is a tv available in the old chapel, but who needs it?? It's not what we go for, and from our observation of the sophisticated clientele, not what they are there for either. We read 3 or 4 books each on delightful verandas that accompany each room or suite. The pool is large and handsome (there are actually 2 of them)
and a spa for those that wish these services.
Please DON'T go here, if you require noise or are noisy yourself, as it will impact the tranquility of this very special place. Please don't go it you expect everyone to speak perfect English, as this is the Yucatan, and some English can be a bit halting, but speak slowly, repeat occasionally, get into the exquisite rhythm of the place, and you'll be transfixed, and very relaxed when you leave. Like us, you may dread the day when you must return home. Why did we not stay longer?? Would that we had done so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once one of the Yucatan’s largest sisal plantations, the restored 18th century Hacienda Xcanatun is today an elegantly, intimate hotel surrounded by acres of gardens, and gleaming with polished stone and marble floors; high beamed ceilings; and marble-wrapped bathrooms. Xcanatun offers all the comfort and luxury expected of a world-class boutique property with 18 air-conditioned and individually decorated suites/rooms; a gourmet restaurant, serving sophisticated, Fusion Yucatecan cuisine; two freshwater pools and an intimate Spa.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Xcanatun Hotel Merida
- Hacienda Hotel Xcanatun
- Xcanatun Hacienda Hotel