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“Quiet, nice yard and good value for money”
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Las Arecas
Ranked #23 of 85 Merida B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 5, 2014

On a busy street but inside is an oasis. Shared kitchen is handy for tea and meals.

Good launching pad for historic area.

It is a well managed place. Mauro the owner is nice. Close to plaza grande and park Santiago

  • Stayed: January 2014
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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, Las Arecas is exactly what you said... a perfect jumping-off spot in the middle of Merida centro. We hope to see you again when you come through Merida!

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is an option to stay here if you want to be by yourself, at the doorstep of everything you need.
A bargain, secure place with an honest nice owner.it is not fancy but has soul.We,( this was my pregnant girlfriend, children of 3 and 5 and myself) would come back and stay at the same place.

Room Tip: I do not remember te name, but we had 2 attached rooms (both double beds)with 1 It was the privé o...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Thank you for your kind and insightful review of Las Arecas. Yes, it is not for everyone. But if you are looking for simplicity, kindness and a quiet retreat in the middle of the city, Las Arecas is definitely for you. It sounds like that is exactly what you found! Thank you for staying at Las Arecas, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed at Las Arecas for a week at the beginning of December 2013. We found the accommodation to be very spacious with a separate sitting room with a fridge, sink, table & chairs. The real plus point for us was the peace & tranquility that existed once we'd entered the front door from the busy city centre.
An excellent place to stay & very highly recommended.
Probably best to email the owners beforehand to let them know you're coming.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I am a solo female traveler and felt very safe and secure here. Lovely, clean, spacious room. Excellent value for the money in Merida. Close to the main plaza. Felt safe walking in the area at night. Enjoyed the dog and cat and conversations with Raul who speaks English perfectly and is a wealth of information about Merida. Would stay again without a doubt.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Having read the reviews we decided that this was where we wanted to stay for our 5 nights in Merida. We booked in October for our trip in January to be sure of getting a room and our booking was confirmed. I emailed a few days before we arrived but was told that the guesthouse was full so they had booked us in somewhere else. I can't tell you how disappointed we were and angry too that they hadn't had the decency to honour our booking or to give us notice of their cancellation.
We knocked on their door a couple of times during our stay to request an explanation but there didn't seem to be anyone around.....
So beware booking ahead, it means nothing.

Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

I had been seeing the reviews of many people, and I decided to give a visit to Las Arecas. Las Arecas is a family guest house, located in the heart of Merida, close to many parks, El Centro with all its shopping and excellent typical food! You are walking distance to everything, from little convenient stores to house exchanges, to museums and and tons of site seeing. I took the room called Taan-Kab, which is the room to the back of the house past the kitchen, if you want peace and tranquility, this is it, there is absolutely no noise, it's a great size room for a solo traveler as myself or a couple. Has perfect WI-FI, nice size bathroom, very comfortable full size bed, and a little kitchenet with its own mini fridge which has come extremely convenient in keeping my bottled water for the heat and humidity that is a constant here in Merida. Mauro is an excellent host and Raul as well, I have enjoyed sitting down with them remembering old times here in Merida, and they are great conversationalist, I'm working on my second week stay here and loving it, looking in to making it possibly 3 weeks. If you ever need a place to call home while your traveling in Merida, don't spend the big bucks in luxury hotels or hotels in general when you're going to be out and about, stay here with Mauro at Las Arecas for a great value!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to have AC, the back room (Taan-Kab) is a stand alone little house, private and very...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed at Las Arecas for about a week and found the rooms to be very spacious, clean and comfortable. Our room sat behind the main courtyard and felt private and quiet as there was little to no noise from other guests or the street outside. The room almost felt like we were returning to our own little apartment each night. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go, from the markets to the main plaza to restaurants and museums. Mauro was a very friendly host and didn't hesitate to help with anything we needed without every being intrusive. He even kept our luggage while we spent a night outside of Merida. Wifi was fast and reliable. Plenty of purified water provided. A real bargain. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Las Arecas

Address: Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Merida
Price Range: $19 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small colonial guest house located in the Centro Historico of Merida, Yucatan, just three blocks from the Zocalo. Quiet, clean, economical rooms centered around a lovely inner courtyard and include a continental breakfast. Each room has a private bath and some have kitchenettes. Guests have complete privacy, as well as use of gardens and common rooms. Wifi is available for guests as well. Mauro is a Yucatecan who is hosting you in the house that has belonged to his family for generations. ... more   less 

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