We finished a 3 -night stay here in mid-February. It was our second occasion, which by itself should tell you enough, but – judging from the other reviews - seems to happen a lot. And after this second experience, we have no doubt that we will come back again. Why wouldn’t we? As others have said, the accommodations are excellent, the pool is refreshing, the setting - with all its foliage - is an oasis in the middle of this charming city, the breakfasts are marvelous, and the décor and artwork are well beyond what we have found in any other B&B that we have ever encountered.
On both stays at Los Arcos, our days usually seem to settle into a very comfortable and enjoyable rhythm. We start the morning by opening the windows wide so that the musical sound of the chirping birds can filter into our room. We eventually get to our table (And there are 2 tables, one for each of the 2 rooms), on the patio by the pool, just steps outside our door, for a deliciously satisfying breakfast, accompanied by as much coffee as we can drink - a considerable amount for us . Unless we are on a daytrip away from the city, we pause at mid-day, then again late at night, for a silky swim in that pool, then back to our room and its extremely comfortable bed.
Los Arcos is one of the best and finest B&Bs at which we have ever had the pleasure to stay – And I haven’t yet mentioned its owner , David, and the wonderful way in which he approaches his work. He truly cares for the well-being of his guests, trying his best to insure they are satisfied. I have read many reviews that say something like “It was like being a guest in his home”, or some variation. With David, it is like you ARE home in that he will do for you just as you like it at home. Room made up every day/every other day/not at all - your choice…. Eggs scrambled/sunny up/poached - your choice…My wife has an allergic reaction to sugar, so he found yogurt without. Want a cold beer? Buy some, put it in the fridge, have it whenever you want. The list goes on and on, but the point is that he will do things exactly as YOU like. Quick story – After one sitting, I had a lot of something leftover. He asked if I were done, I said yes, then I said – “You know, David, if I were home, I’d just put that in the fridge, then put it in the microwave later.” So that’s just the way it went.
I have decided something about David. Los Arcos is filled inside with his works of art. He is also an architect, having designed the remodeling of the building, as well as last spring’s forced remodeling of the patio, when the huge palm trees had to come down - making it even nicer than it had been before. The man is an artist, in the best sense of the word, and clearly that carries over into the way he manages this B&B. It is another canvas for his talent, and to experience the art that is Los Arcos, all you need do is stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate bed and breakfast in Merida, Yucatan. Enjoy a private pool and lush tropical gardens in our luxurious oasis. Within easy walking distance of colonial El Centro, yet quiet and isolated. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Los Arcos Bed And Breakfast
- Los Arcos Hotel Merida