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“The Casa de la Luz is the perfect home away from home.”
Review of Luz En Yucatan

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Luz En Yucatan
Ranked #3 of 104 Hotels in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2011

My husband and I stayed at Casa de la Luz in March 2011 to visit our daughter at University in Merida, and we could not have been happier. The location is convenient and within walking distance to several plazas and squares. Also, it is very safe. The Casa was immaculate and beautiful, and well supplied with everything you would need. A beautifully decorated interior, comfortable beds, air conditioning, flat screen TV, movies & DVD player, a private pool, hammocks, and ready access to the helpful staff. There is a bedroom on the ground floor if you don't like stairs. The main hotel (Luz En Yucatan) is also splendid and is located across the block from the Casa. The staff can help arrange tours, transportation, and guidance. If ever in Merida again, this is the ONLY place where we would want to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

We stayed here last year and returned because it was so nice. The room we got this time was even better then last year. A private entrance. It had a bedroom, a balcony, a bathroom and a kitchen room. Quite large for the same price as a smaller room we had last year. I felt like they gave us this room because we were return guests. They are so nice here. Really. It is close to everything and friendly staff. They arranged for us to take a trip to Celestun and helped me get tickets to the Juanes concert. When in Merida, you will be foolish to not take here.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

First trip to Merida & stayed at Luz - thanks to numerous wonderful reviews. Believe the superlatives! Our room was on the 3rd floor, a bit of a hike step wise, but once on our private terrace - it was perfect. We had total privacy sipping wine & listening to the music from nearby St. Lucia Park. The location is just fantastic. We walked everywhere. Great restaurants all around. Tom and his staff are incredibly helpful. Tom arranged to have Jose drive us to Uxmal (fantastic) and to Celestium to see the flamingos. The Luz is just a delightful place to stay with several charming rooms. We peeked at some & each one had its own unique features. The fridge & water were a great plus. There is also a communal kitchen if you want do some of your own cooking.
It is our intention to return to Merida & definitely return to the Luz.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

Luz has loads of character and is very spacious with a variety of different communal spaces including a small pool and garden at the rear, an internal courtyard, a communal kitchen and dining room and internal areas to sit and relax, which are all beautifully presented. It is also well located in walking distance of everything we wanted to see in Merida.

We had the Palacio room (we were late in booking and it was the last available room). Palacio is one of the more expensive rooms which is very large with 3 beds (2 x queens and 1 single), shower room, full kitchen, and large private terrace with chairs/table and hammock overlooking the pool/garden. The beds were comfy and the shower is one of the best around!

Luz also has lots of nice touches - a couple of beer in the fridge on arrival; coffee and water in the room; complimentary tequila and other spirits outside the reception (which we didn't make the most of!); and a Luz prepared information/recommendations sheet is provided on arrival.

We had a nosey at a few other rooms too and if you don't need a full kitchen (there are communal facilities) I'd go for one of the other rooms with terrace/patio overlooking the pool (particularly the ones at pool level), which from our perspective represented the best value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

An unexpected and delightful find. The owner and staff do everything to make your stay comfortable and interesting. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

After reading all the glowing remarks about this hotel how could we not stay here.believe me ,we were not to be disappointed.wow what a place.it is in the prime location in merida.an easy walk to centro or the montejo.charming churches in the surrounding streets.we were greeted warmly on arrival and give fact sheets with to dos and restaurants suggestions.from the sweet little one across the street for breakfast to the romantic courtyard yucatan amaro,all were perfect.we were looking to rent a monthlong vacation home next year and hotel owner tom was very helpful with our contacting agents.after a busy day of sight seeing we swam in the beautiful pool and had a bottle of wine on our terrace.it does not get any better than that.thanks tom for a lovely getaway.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2011

This being our third trip to the Yucatan, we were looking to do something different from the Maya Riviera. We are Maya enthusiasts and were looking for a good central point from which to do some day trips to see ruins. In addition, the more we read about Merida, the more interested we were in experiencing this city. What a delight!

Luz en Yucatan was the perfect point from which to walk the city, and boy did we walk! It is such a welcoming and comfortable place. The accommodations were clean and pleasant with nice outdoor sitting areas where we could enjoy a cold beverage and snack after a day of touring. We also met some really nice people there too! Having a refridgerator, coffee maker and the big water jug in the room was just perfect for us. We felt very safe there too. Luz is not fancy, so full-service resort-types should look elsewhere. Luz is cool, funky, practical, safe, and a great value.

We flew into Cancun and took the UNO bus to Merida where it dropped us off at Fiesta Americana, then a quick $5 cab ride over to Luz. Tom arranged for us to have a driver on the two days that we took day trips out to various ruins (Uxmal, Kabah, Labna, Dzibilchaltun, Izamal). Jose was just great. His English is good and he was so pleasant to spend time with; he was patient in letting me practice my Spanish with him. He was prompt and had an itinerary all prepared for us to review and adjust as needed. He went out of his way to ensure that we were satisfied with our trip.

We spent Christmas Day at the Regional Museum of Yucatán which is housed in the Palacio Cantón which is spectacular. The museum has a fantastic display of Maya artifacts, culture and history. WOW! This is a must-see!!

Lot's of good restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel; various plazas are also easy to walk to and always had something going on.

We will do this again!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Luz En Yucatan

Address: Calle 55 #499 x 60 y 58 | Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Merida
#2 Business Hotel in Merida
#2 Romantic Hotel in Merida
Price Range: £41 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Luz En Yucatan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You've arrived! Once an historic convent, now Merida's Original Urban Retreat. We have been inspiring guests since the beginning and we invite you to come and see why. Choose Luz! ... more   less 
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