I had business in Merida that allowed my wife to accompany me, and instead of the American style hotels that were recommended by our hosts, we chose to stay at Julamis, a lovely bed-and-breakfast in a restored home near el Centro, for three days. We couldn't have been happier with the Hotel or with Erid and Mel, who made us feel like family starting right from his friendly, informative emails while we worked out our unusual itinerary. The building itself was also a delight, a Colonial home with the architecture typical to the city, with an antechamber and sitting area opening into a beautifully planted and maintained courtyard with a tiny Moorish style fountain at its center, surrounded by tiny tables. Finely and lovingly restored, the building has been further enhanced by Mel's marvelous adornments, from hand-painted stencils inspired by original tilework, to mesmerising scupture peering out from under the palms at breakfast, to the rooftop deck, jacuzzi and bar. The room, spacious and well-appointed, with good AC and a great shower, was a welcome, comforting relief from the heat of the July sun outside when we arrived the first day, and we knew we had made the perfect choice when we opened the closet to find the fridge stocked with complimentary ice-cold beer, water and soft drinks. What a great feeling! Hyperbole? Not really. Stay here and you too will be sorry to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Julamis is an urban affordable retreat located within Merida’s Historic District where its personalized service will meet up your expectations and guide your daring explorations throughout Yucatan’s Mayan world, ecological reserves and tranquil beaches. The hotel is composed of two floors accommodating one master suite and 6 standard guest rooms, each with private bathrooms, A/C and mini bars. There is a central courtyard with a lush garden where a complementary… ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Julamis Hotel Merida