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“I'm counting the days until I can come back!”
Review of Luz En Yucatan

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Luz En Yucatan
Ranked #3 of 103 Hotels in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews
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“I'm counting the days until I can come back!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just a few yards (or should that be meters) from Parque Santa Anna, this property is awesome. Rooms can include full kitchens and all have free wi-fi. The pool is a refreshing oasis with lounges and tables all around. We stayed a week in Rm. 13 which is above the pool, away from the street. The management is American and all of the staff are cordial and helpful. We changed to Casa Luz (under the same management) during our stay and all our luggage was transferred for us including the ice from the freezer! Parque Santa Anna has an excellent selection of eating places surrounding and has live performances on Thursday evenings.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the center hall-way are best.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for more.Tom at the front desk was an American like us and was super laid back and helpful. My husband and I really appreciated all his recommendations on where to eat (quite tasty) and he gave us great tips on where to buy souvenirs that were fair priced and hassle free. The whole staff was quite friendly. Our room was the honeymoon suite and it was super cute and fairly priced; which is what I would say about the entire hotel. My husband really appreciated the two free beers on the day we got in and the complimentary tequila bar in the lobby. Its tricky to find at night just as a heads up but I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

I can only recommend this hotel. Staff was very helpful. They even recommended us that it is better to skip bird watching trip (so we stayed not so long as previously planned) as it was not the best season for flamingos. We really appreciate their honesty. Tips for restaurants that they gave us were very helpful (we loved evenings in Amaro drinking Chaya shakes). Pool was clean, locality great. We would definitely come again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minot, Maine
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Traveled through the Yucatan with friends last week and for my second trip to Merida, wanted something other than a hostel. We wanted something in the $50 range and Luz En Yucatan was perfect. A little hard to find because of signage restrictions but super accessible to the old historical center. They also have secure parking for a small fee, a great pool and great AC! We stayed in one of the interior rooms in the main hallway near the pool and there were beautiful columns and great lighting, comfy beds (maybe consider two queen beds instead of a twin+queen?). The BEST part was the service! All the staff were welcoming and super helpful! Tom was a gem and helped us decide what to do with the rest of our vacation, great advice! We made full use of their helpful little pamphlet they give out at check in with things to do and see, suggested restaurants, shops, etc. VERY helpful, thank you.
Check out the bus tour down the street and the flea market in the adjoining park on Sunday mornings is essential! If I ever make it back to Merida for a third time, I will be staying here. Thank you so much for a haven in a hot and loud city!

Room Tip: some rooms have balcony access, don't stress too much about the room, all are great. If you are...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Recommend this hotel for it's attention to service and a genuine welcome. The room was spacious and well equipped. The pool is in the central courtyard and a little gem, especially after a day of sight seeing or browsing the local shops.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Cheltenham
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very friendly and very helpful hotel owner and reception staff with many excellent suggestions.

This is as others have stated an oasis of calm right in the centre of Merida. Lovely pool for those essential afternoon swims to escape the heat of Merida. Easy walk to the historic centre of the city. Very nice ‘help yourself’ spirits / drinks tray in reception.

Rooms very good and well equipped, all for a reasonable price.

Cost extra parking in a manned garage almost opposite the hotel. Highly recommend the small café opposite for breakfast (as recommended by the hotel staff).

Note that there is no restaurant or breakfast at all here, but the café opposite was excellent for breakfast and there a loads of restaurants nearby for lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tallahassee, United States
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an incredible hotel and an excellent value. Room prices were very reasonable. A/C worked extremely well.

I was the leader of a group of 12 birders/butterfly watchers. We spent three nights at the Luz En Yucatan and can't recommend it too highly. My wife and I took a penthouse suite and it was very roomy with our own private rooftop patio. Our room came equipped with a small kitchen and refrigerator. Inside: two ice-cold beers to welcome our arrival (and much appreciated!). The legendary drink cart was located on the main floor. The décor is amazing.

The rooms were very clean. Parking is best done in the secured lot across the street from the hotel entrance, although the space can be tight (the parking attendants will help you). There is plenty of dining nearby.

I chose this hotel for the group because of the reviews. I am now happy to post my own. Thank you, Tom and staff, for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Use the parking lot on the opposite side of the street from the hotel entrance. Note: there are two...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Luz En Yucatan

Property: Luz En Yucatan
Address: Calle 55 #499 x 60 y 58 | Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Merida
#2 Business Hotel in Merida
#2 Romantic Hotel in Merida
#3 Best Value Hotel in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You've arrived! Once an historic convent, now Merida's Original Urban Retreat. We have been inspiring guests since the beginning and we invite you to come and see why. Choose Luz! ... more   less 
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