We chose this place on Calle 51 to be a little closer to the Paseo Montejo (having seen the Centro area several times). Nice to be able to check in at 1pm. Greeted by Reilly, the owner Jim's adorable well-cared for and leased dog, and by Havier, who speaks some English and offered us a choice of twoavailable rooms, either on the main floor by the lobby, or upstairs, Room #10. In spite of the climb up the stairs (part of the adventure!) we chose the "penthouse" area room that opened onto the upper balcony, fitted with plants and comfortable chairs and tables, lighted at night for reading and enjoying the night air. Good water pressure and lots of hot water in the shower - a definite plus for me ! , nice touches like a large container of shampoo in the bathroom, and beautiful colourful Talavera-style sink. Havier oriented us to the hotel briefly, and brought us the AC and TV remote controls as soon as we arrived. He also helped us with our bags up and down the stairs. Only one thing seemed odd, but I forgot to mention it to the host. There was a table light in the room, which was removed the second night, inexplicably. We like to read in bed, and found that was the only drawback....no easy way to have good reading light, for aging eyes ~! (we're both in our early 60's, and need good clear light for reading). There were adequate cabinets for hanging clothes and drawers for storing things and a vanity table, mirror and bench that came in handy. The large downstairs kitchen open to guests was beautifully decorated, very clean and breakfast was help-yourself from the kitchen, and eaten on tables in the open courtyard by the kitchen side by side with other guests. Very easy open feeling about the plac, but of course the front desk was always manned. and we had no worries about security. The room had a locking safe but we didn't bother to use it. We did lots of shopping in Merida, and the room was large enough to accommodate our purchases. Guests are allowed to use the large frig in the communal kitchen - we used it to store our left-over chicken salad from Costco lunch. Beer, water and soft drinks are available by asking the staff to unlock the beverges frig. - no problem, and very low cost. Take some with you to your room, before you ascend the winding staircase ! We were a little disappointed not to have a pool to cool off, although there is a hotel nearby that Peregrino has an arrangement with, that we could have taken advantage of, but didn't. It was very hot the week we were in Merida (Feb.22,23). The best thing that happened to us at this hotel is something that really saved us from a lot of trouble - Jim the owner and one of his staff ( Aaron, I think), managed to locate - on very short notice - a driver with a spacious Nissan sedan for us, so we could do more shopping (we didn't have our own car) and get back to our beach-house near Celestun, the next day. Our usual taxi was not available, and Jim's "can-do" attitude and guarantee that he could help us was a godsend ! We would highly recommend Hotel del Peregrino, for it's reasonable rates, easy-going breakfast, very helpful staff, and attractive decor, oh - and Reilly the welcoming pooch. If you need a pool on site, that's the only drawback. Also, we didn't need to use our laptop, so don't know if it would have worked here. Basic rule of staying and getting along in Merida - ask the hotel host and staff for advice and help - they're very knowledgeable and will go out of their way to meet your needs. Very grateful to Jim for his help in finding us a good-sized taxi and very good driver. If you stay in this area, don't miss the gift shops on Paseo Montejo, and Hennessey's Irish Bar !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel del Peregrino is a colonial house that has been tastefully remodelled into a beautiful hotel located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Hotel del Peregrino is ideal for the discriminating and frugal traveler. All of our lovely, Mexican style, private rooms come with a new private bathroom, 21” cable television, mini-split air conditioning, ceiling fan, security box, off-site swimming pool and much more. In Hotel del Peregrino we have a long standing reputation for amazing service and cleanliness. These are qualities we strive to maintain and always improve. Hotel del Peregrino is located in the Historical Center of Merida, Yucatan it is walking distance to all the attractions in town, including La Plaza Grande, Governor’s Palace, Saint Idelfonso Cathedral and Paseo de Montejo. There is parking and the neighbourhood is quiet. We also have our own travel agency where you can book tours to visit the surrounding area, including Chichen Itza, Izamal, Progreso, Dzibilchaltun, Uxmal, Celestun, cenotes and much more. Or if you want to do it on your own, we can arrange for your car rental and help you with directions. ... more less
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- Del Peregrino Hotel