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Hotel Maison del Embajador
Ranked #51 of 103 Hotels in Merida
Merida, Mexico
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48 reviews
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“Loved the location, enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Our room (307) was nice, facing the pool area, clean and with king size bed. A/C worked but we were comfortable just opening the windows at night (in March). We really enjoyed the breakfast each day with fresh fruits, eggs, usually breakfast meats and cereal, etc. Something to be mindful of: although the hotel's website says breakfast is free, we bought our rooms through Orbitz for a favorable rate but breakfast was not included, which we did not realize until we were billed at checkout. Staff was kind enough to discount our breakfast bill. Nubia is a gem and was friendly and helpful every step of the way. We recommend this hotel for your stay in Merida.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Antioch, Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was very quaint & small. Our room was on the 2nd floor right in front of the pool. The small pool area was very relaxing & quiet. The hotel staff was very accomadating & got us anything we ask for. We ask for ice every afternoon & they would bring it to us with a smile. Always more than willing to do what we ask for. One night we called down & ask them if they could order us dinner from wherever they thought was good. They did an excellent job picking the resturant & food. Will definetly stay there again. It was also a convient location.

Room Tip: All rooms was probably a good room
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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FlorCastro, Gerente at Hotel Maison del Embajador, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
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Muchas Gracias por sus comentarios, fue un placer atenderles. Esperamos poder recibirlos de nuevo en su casa en el centro histórico de Mérida, México. Vuelva pronto.
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Republic, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

The room was clean. The breakfast has variety and was very good.
The bathroom fixtures should be updated.
The pool area was pleasant and relaxing. The staff was accommodating.
The hotel had been a hacienda and offered ambiance of the period.
Very good value! We would certainly consider staying there again.

Stayed February 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here for 10 relaxing nights. The staff was amazing, my room was clean, and the king sized bed was great for a good nights rest. It was nice to have the minibar in the room to keep drinks cold. Sta Lucia park just out the front door, great location.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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florveronica, Manager at Hotel Maison del Embajador, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
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Escuchar comentarios como el de Usted, hace que todos nuestros esfuerzos valgan la pena. Me da mucho gusto que haya disfrutado su estancia en el Hotel Maison del Embajador. ¡Regrese pronto!
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is an old, large home built into a hotel. The staff was always there to help with anything 24 hours to include the kitchen staff that was there to hand out coffee, etc at night. Our room was in front of the peaceful flowing fountain, and next to the spotless pool, no spa or gym. There is enough opportunity to walk everywhere.The whole property was spotless. Breakfast included tropical juices, fruit, coffee, tea, water, and scrambled eggs each day with a different added meat. Beans everyday plus a different Mexican dish every day, all delicious and hot and fresh...Sunday morn surprised us with guitarists while we ate....The internet and wifi were fine and the staff was always helpful if we needed. The room was lacking an ironing board and blankets but were available upon request....This is not an American standard hotel. So if you want everything to be and look like one, think twice as in my experience, American hotels are not always want you pay for...this hotel is where you should stay if you want to experience the culture...In the center of town where there is always something going on and if you hear music at night it is the people celebrating their heritage..There were 9 of us and we were all pleased. There are several sitting areas, inside and out, some with rocking chairs and fountains....just wonderful....
The front desk, the room service, the kitchen staff all were superb and eager to please....some spoke English.

Room Tip: there is no pool or spa...ask for a room on the ground floor by the pool and fountain.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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florveronica, Manager at Hotel Maison del Embajador, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Thank you very much for your preference. It is a pleasure for us that our guests leave happy. We are working hard to improve the hotel. Newly remodeled rooms in order to offer a better service. Also we already have elevator for your convenience. Thanks for your feedback! Come back soon!
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Sta. Lucia area is becoming one of THE places to be in Merida, with the completion of the improvements to its namesake plaza. It's always been convenient to the various attractions and restaurants of the city.

The hotel is right there and, compared to reviews from several months back, it is doing updates to position it better in a more upscale market. I assume price increases will be part of this.

I'm not sure if all the rooms have been renovated, but the two that we had on the second floor overlooking the pool had obviously received recent makeovers, including new bathrooms with rainforest shower heads (but inconsistent hot water), flat screen TVs, new bedding, new lighting, etc. (but a battered old sliding door onto my small balcony). Hopefully these inconsistencies are temporary.

The wifi was reliable and the pool and pool area were very pleasant. Since the weather was hot in late December when we were there, the latter was much appreciated.

Room Tip: Courtyard overlooking pool.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed here in September to see Merida and use as a base for exploring. Four nights. I would stay here again but if you're picky probably best leave it. The location is fantastic being a block away from the main squares & cathedrals, plenty bars/restaurants, and having a small plaza opposite which boasts live jazz and great Mexican bands at night (noise not a problem in hotel and doesn't go on till after 10pm). Free parking is available in car park at side of hotel but entrance is tight so take it easy!
Calle 60 is shut down from 8pm to midnight on Sundays for the street festival which was part of our reason for choosing this hotel. Unfortunately was rained off during our stay,
From other reviews I requested a room over looking looking the courtyard to avoid noise from the nearby disco. This was online via Booking.com. We arrived & were given a room on the 2nd floor (3rd in American) at the back of the hotel w/ a small balcony. Room was ok but outdated w/ safe, minibar, flat screen TV etc. generally clean but some bits hadn't been cleaned for a while. Towels were frayed and needed bleaching but they were laundered. Turned out the club was in front of the tree outside our balcony. Thump thump till 3am! Moved next day to room nearer front of hotel.
New room (# 207) was just refurbished and although not 100% finished, was a massive improvement and quite modern w/ fully tiled bathroom and new paint/plaster. No disco noise either! King size bed very comfy.
The room next door was being redone too so presumably they're going to the rest too. However if you're wanting to lie in, you"ll endure the banging as they remodel.
L shaped hotel overlooks charming walled courtyard w/ a small, clean pool, a fountain and character landscaping/greenery. Public areas/restaurant are all very clean w/ great decor.
Outside covered seating/tables overlook courtyard and there are plenty of other seating areas throughout the hotel.
The free breakfast is great & offers cereals, fresh fruits, juices, and some hot options which vary slightly every day. For some reason they don't push food from the restaurant during the day although the chef seems to work from morning to night preparing mouthwatering dishes, fancy pastries etc. I think they must do some kind of outside catering or something which must be more lucrative than lunch or dinner options for a trickle of guests who didn't want to venture onto the street.
Staff are all friendly, professional, helpful although few speak much English.
I'd stay here again now I know the in's & out's, mainly for the location, charm & value for money (after the remodeling is complete though!). If you want frills/luxury this is probably not for you.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Maison del Embajador
Address: Calle 60 -- 472 | 53st & 55 St, Merida 97000, Mexico (Formerly Hotel Maison Lafitte)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 103 Hotels in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Maison del Embajador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An old colonial house converted into a small luxury hotel. This beautiful hotel is located on 60th Street in the heart of the historic city center, just opposite the Santa Lucia Park, where every Thursday evening celebrated the traditional serenades. Only three blocks from the main square and close to theaters, museums, churches, the famous Paseo de Montejo and the and colonial buildings. This is the perfect place to stay while visiting the beautiful city of Merida, Yucatan place. ... more   less 
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Maison Lafitte Hotel
Maison Lafitte Merida

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