The hotel itself is very nice, large rooms, and big breakfasts. It is a beautiful builiding, nicely decorated. However, it was a bit noisy the time we were there. We had to switch off the fridge in our room at night , & the sound of air conditioning units coming on from either above or below our room was quite loud. Worst of all when we were there, was workman digging up the pavement with a JCB in the street below our bedroom. They started at 11.30pm & continued until the early hours! I reaise that the hotel can do nothing about it, but I was woken up by it every night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa del Balam is one of the oldest and most distinguished hotels in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula, it's also one of the few original Mexican Art Deco houses left in the city. The hotel was built in 1970 incorporating facets of the original home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, pioneer of Tourism in Mexico. His daughter, Ms. Carmen Barbachano Gomez Rul (who was also involved on the family business), left the original facade and selected the name of "Casa del Balam" (Mayan words for "house of the jaguar") to honor his father nickname "balam" due to his visionary sharp business mind. Ms. Barbachano was very devoted of the colonial period and decorated the house accordingly. Big wooden furniture, rocking chairs and wrought iron accessories were part of her fine selection. She had envisioned a place where every touch could softly spoke of the serene ambiance of the city, and where friends could be made instead of just mere clients. When looking at the amazing interior of this Casona and experiencing the warm specialized service of its personnel, one can easily understand that Ms. Barbachano did accomplish her desire of uniqueness, and in a very exquisite way! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Del Balam Merida
- Casa Balam