Hotel Hacienda Merida is right in the middle of the beautiful town of Merida. The airport is only 10 minutes away and you can easily walk around the town centre from the hotel. We opted for airport transfer arranged by the hotel as we had a late arriving flight, this cost 400 pesos - while expensive, it gave us a hassle free experience after a long flight from London. Another time, I'd be happy to take a local taxi, which would be less than 100 pesos.
We had a lovely standard room on the lower ground floor at the back of the courtyard. As they only have 8 rooms (a mix of 1st floor and ground floor) they are very quiet. Spotlessly clean with large shower & four poster kingsize bed. Very comfortable & daily maid service had great attention to detail.
Restaurants & Bars
No restuarant but a fantastic breakfast with a choice of continental or Mexican is served on the patio near the pool for a small daily charge. The service couldn't be faulted, after the first day the staff remembered what our likes & dislikes were & it felt like we were guests in a private home. For dinner, there are plentiful options within walking distance, from the cafes & bars to local & tourist restaurants. We felt very safe walking around the town at night, even though there were few European/US tourists. Locals went out of their way to talk to us (without the usual sales pitch you get in European cities!) & were always helpful if you looked lost.
Facilities & Staff
From the desk staff to maids, it felt like a small team that really cared. We took a few trip arranged by the front desk, visiting Chichen Itza & Uxmal - both easy day trips where you get picked up & returned to the hotel lobby. The front desk is staffed 24 hours & there is a small bar to get cold drinks & tea/coffee when you want.
Value of money
We booked a standard room 129$ + tax a night directly with the hotel, while this is expensive for local standard, we thought it to be great value for the personal service & boutique service we received.
Conde Nast was right when they rated this little gem on their Hot Boutique hotel list. Truly personal service in a fantastic Mexican town - go now before every one does!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the charming center of the city, Hotel Hacienda Merida is the ultimate high class boutique hotel and self-contained destination. It is an amazing haven of relaxation in the middle of one of Mexico's most vibrant cities. Discover exceptional history, great entertainment, rich culture, while enjoying the peacefulness of this colonial historical monument dating back to 1840. ... more less
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