but I will try anyway. Ana's is an oasis of peace in a bustling city, on a relatively quiet street a short walk to the center of town and Plaza Grande. Every building on the street is built right up to the sidewalk, Ana's only stands out because it is nicely painted. But once you go through the door, you walk through several ante-rooms to the open garden area where the breakfast area and the pool are, with four rooms at the back and one before the pool (which is a nice place to cool off after a day of walking.) There is also a covered sitting area with chairs and a hammock in the middle of the garden area, with cold water and soda available in the fridge.
We stayed here the first three and last three nights of our trip to Yucatán, and the five of us, average age 70, walked everywhere - to the market, the cathedral and Plaza Grande area, restaurants, shopping - everything we wanted to see was near enough to get to on foot. Ana is the perfect host, friendly and a great help with suggestions, directions and information, and if she doesn't know something (rare) she'll call someone. The daily breakfasts she prepares are delicious and varied, and the coffee is real (a lot of places give you hot water and a jar of Nescafe).
I plan to return to Mérida, and I definitely plan to stay at Casa Ana when I do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A touch of the country in the heart of the city. ... more less