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Gran Hotel de Merida
Ranked #30 of 105 Hotels in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2007

I stayed at El Gran Hotel for one week in July 2007. I loved this hotel for its location and its turn-of-the-century building and decor.

The hotel is perfectly located less than a block from the main zocalo in the historic center of Merida. If you have a car, there is no parking at the hotel but there are several pay lots a block or two away.

The hotel is in a beautiful 1900 building and is decorated with turn of the century furniture and antiques. Our room was quite large with two large wooden French doors opening up to two separate balconies. The room had one king bed, high ceilings, nice woodwork, beautiful old tile floors, and was furnished with antiques. The bathroom was small and functional with the sink/mirror area outside of the bathroom.

The hotel was clean and well cared for and the staff were friendly.

The only negative I can think of is that in the extreme July heat the air conditioner in our room wasn't powerful enough to cool the room as much as I'd have liked, probably due to the very high ceilings.

I would definitely stay at this hotel again the next time I am in Merida.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2007

We found this hotel a bit by accident looking for accomodation after arriving very late in town. The hotel staff were very helpful assisting us with parking (which can be a bit of an issue down town) and speeding our registration so we could catch some dinner and rest. The place is an amazing and well preserved in a turn of the century style - truly magnificent.
It benefits from a great location nearby all local attractions and night life.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank HendrikM
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Reviewed 5 April 2007

Received a recommendation from local and wasn't disappointed. We always ask to see a room before we book - we had a great room on the square with a balcony. Good beds, nice and clean, air conditioning. Hotel built in 1910 but has been remodeled. Very charming - close to all the sights downtown. Give it a try!!!

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gilgirl
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Reviewed 5 February 2007

Great location, in the center of the Historic District...lots of restaurants, bars, plazas to visit, with live music several nights a week. This hotel is one of the original colonial structures in the city...although some of the rooms are a bit small, the long elegant windows makeup for the lack of space. Although the textiles are a bit outdated, the mattress and pillows are good. The bathrooms are small, simple, but adequate. Be aware though, there are many steps which you must walk up to your room ...no elevators. Rosie at the front desk was delightful and very helpful. as was the rest of the hotel staff. The only drawback to this hotel...we were unable to book our reservation online! A friend in Merida had to book the room for us.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Catherine_Gerry
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Reviewed 2 February 2007

Great location in the centre of Merida. Authentic atmosphere. Colonial architecture. Rooms are functional, but your bed is right behind the door so not really private... Simple functional bathroom. The hotel is cheap, and they have special deals at the front desk (advertised on the street) when there are rooms available. No breakfast, but you can get breakfast anywhere in the city.
Merida is a nice, colonial city you have seen in one day, but you can experience it several days. Do not book a tour to Celestun! It'll cost you a lot, and you will have no freedom at all. If you want to visit Celestun (only the flamingoes are worth it), you'ld better take the bus or rent a car.

Stayed: July 2006
2  Thank M&CUtrecht
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Reviewed 15 November 2006

The room itself was nice, but our credit card number was somehow stolen from the hotel (we didn't lose the actual card), and $1900 USD was charged before we discovered it. Other incidents in Merida cause us to label the city "the worst city we have ever visited". I wish we had never ventured out from Cancun.....tourist beware.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled with family
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4  Thank Abygalecat
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Reviewed 23 March 2006

We stayed in the Gran Hotel for three nights at the beginning of January. The hotel itself is very pretty with an interesting collection of statues, plants, furniture in the lobby.

The location is excellent (one block from the Zocalo) with lots of restaurants, bars and shops around the corner.

The room we stayed in (overlooking the square) was huge, clean and air-conditioned.

The staff were very friendly. The hotel provides free purified water and ice.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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16  Thank apfelwein
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel de Merida

Address: Calle 60 No 496 | Frente al parque Hidalgo, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Merida
Price Range: £36 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel de Merida 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering international and local food at the restaurant, and free Wi-Fi throughout, El Gran Hotel is located in a Colonial-style building, 100 metres from Merida Main Square. The rooms offer Colonial decor, cable TV, air conditioning and wardrobe. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Extras include a safety deposit box. A wide range of restaurants can be reached within 30 metres. At El Gran Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other facilities offered include a tour desk. The hotel is 100 metres from Merida Cathedral and 600 metres from La Mejorada Park. The property offers free parking. ... more   less 
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