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El Jardin Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #25 of 84 Merida B&B and Inns
Ajijic, Mexico
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138 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and comfortable place”
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Located 5 minutes from the Zocalo and 2 1/2 blocks from the main bus stations. Breakfast is nonthing special but ok and is served at the hour you agree on. Feels like being at home. Much privacy, nobody bothers you, you get your own key and can come and go as you please. Don't count on getting a lot of tourist information. You'll have to get that at the tourist office downtown. I would stay here again. Rooms are clean and hot water is no problem.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

The owner, Elsie, is an absolute sweetheart. That makes all the difference! You can tell that Elsie takes pride in El Jardin, as it feels much like you are walking into someone's home. The garden has a few places to sit and read, and the air conditioners in the room blast cold air. A huge perk was the breakfast - both mornings, we had fresh coffee, sandwiches, sweet rolls, and fresh fruit. The room (private) we stayed in was spotless, and the bed was so comfortable. We had a TV, and the shower had hot water (it had been a while since we'd had that!) The walled compound is also very secure - along with your room key, you will be given a key to the very sturdy, very locked front gate. And, most importantly, it is SO quiet there.

The only downfall is that it's quite a walk (at least 10 mins) from the central square where all the nightlife, museums, and restaurants are, but there is actually a little square just a few blocks away that has some necessities - like the overabundant Oxxo - as well as a movie theater and a few lunch hot spots. The location is good too, though, as it is near the ADO station - I would say just about a 5-8 minute walk directly down the road.

Wish we could do it again - and if we ever find ourselves in Merida once more, we definitely will stop by!

***Tip: When we first arrived at El Jardin, we had to ring the doorbell several times. It was about ten minutes before someone came out to open up the gate, so we actually almost left. Be patient! The hostel stretches back a bit, and if someone is cleaning or cooking, I can imagine that they would not hear the ring. This is definitely not a reflection of how they treat you there, so do not worry! They are very attentive, but just a small group of quite busy people :) On the flip side, the office is right there in front, so if someone is in the office, they should see you walk up.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alken, Belgium
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

This is a nice and cozy hostel. The owners are very friendly and give you a lot of touristic information about Merida. It’s located directly by the bus station and it’s a 5 – 10 minutes’ walk to the Zocalo. It’s a very quit place and the rooms are very big. You have a hot shower, tv, terrace, a nice garden and airco/fan. The airco at or room didn’t work, but the fan did. It’s very clean. Every morning you have a typical Mexican breakfast. There’s also a kitchen and fridge in the garden that you can use. On Tuesday evenings there’s a great big band playing on a square, only two blocks away from the hostel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Positive: very nice owners, free parking, delicious breakfast, information on the area, a 5-minute walk to Merida's historic district, and relatively quick access to the highway.

Negatives: there was a lounge right outside our room, which we thought would be great until the guests from a neighbouring room used it at 5am, shining a light directly into our room.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winterthur, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2011

"EL JARDIN" is a small bed and breakfest just a few blocks away from the main center.
The owner is very friendly and gives you a lot of information about the town and the region. We really enjoyed the two days we stayed there!

The Hostel itself has large rooms with comfortable beds, bathroom and tv. (if you need)
The rooms are very clean. (including new towels everyday)
There is also a kitchen you can use and a small "jardin" to hang out.
We also could leave our backpack for free the hole day after checking out and could come back to take a shower at night.

We liked it very much and can recomend it for longer stays or just to relax.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2011

This place is a very nice B&B, with nice rooms with tv & bathroom.
Elsy, the owner, she is always attentive of the guests needs, and she also takes her time to recommend a lot of places to go and things to do. Every morning your continental breakfast is waiting for you.
El jardin is located in the middle of the bus central CAME and merida down town, so you can move everywere so easy.
I lfell in love with Mérida, el jardin and Elsy service.
Totally recomended!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yoho National Park, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Elsy made us feel at home in El Jardin. It was always so peaceful to enter through the door.
We stayed 10 days.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Jardin Bed and Breakfast

Property: El Jardin Bed and Breakfast
Address: Calle 70 N. 509, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of Merida´s historical center, El Jardin is located just 3 short blocks from the main Zocalo. The ambiance of El Jardin, as described by our many repeat guests, is like an oasis, a peaceful refuge where one feels far from the excitement and activity of the city center although conveniently that´s exactly where we are! "Behind the walls", you can refresh and rejuvenate while passing time relaxing and enjoying. ... more   less 
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