Twice bitten by other Starwood Hacienda hotels - Hacienda Temozon and "Hacienda" Puerta Campeche - with their signature rip-off $10/€7/£6 Nespresso coffee and generally overpriced restaurants and services, we arrived here reluctantly. Since the hotel is less than an hour from the centre of Merida, we drove back there for dinner and skipped breakfast in the morning, rather defeating the purpose of staying in a hacienda, but we were fed up of being ripped off by Starwood. Had we not prepaid we would have stayed on at the much better Hotel Hacienda Merida instead.
The hotel and its grounds are pretty, as is the swimming pool. But the water in the pool was dirty and there were only four sun loungers, three out of which had been taken. The room had amazing high ceilings and the bed was comfortable, so we slept well. But I found a scorpion in the shower while showering, which I just avoided stepping on, so be careful walking around barefoot.
As with other Starwood Haciendas, Hacienda San Jose is overpriced and underwhelming. They need to rethink their approach.
- Also Known As:
- Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel Mexico/Yucatan - Tixkokob
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hacienda San Jose is an emblematic building erected in the 18th century that, even after undergoing restoration, preserves the pastel blues of its facade, its decoration, and the murals in the chapel. Located just a 45 minute drive from Mérida’s International Airport, this place is perfect as a starting off point to visit other sceneries such as the Balancanche caves, Izamal or the mythical Pyramids of Chichén Itzá. Lavender blue colors are all around the corners of Hacienda San Jose. Its 15 rooms and suites, spread around a colonial patio with captivating ambience, will take you back in time to the past but with the amenities of this century. The former vegetables garden of the old residence is currently a site for a fantastic pool and Jacuzzi that, along with the surrounding Mayan palapas, present guests with a unique life experience. ... more less
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