After a long day of exploring Chichen Itza and a fantastic dip in the Yokdzonot Cenote (highly recommended) we drove through the grid in downtown Merida looking for the garage the hotel had told us to park in. Once there, we walked across the street to a building next to a church with a very plain door and a small sign that said "Luz en Yucatan." Great location, but what could be behind this door?
When you first walk in, there is a long entry way, lots of furniture, and a very nice outdoor courtyard. Straight back is the office, the stand with the complimentary happy hour tequila (thanks Tom!) and all the way back the pool.
We were late bookers so we had two different rooms, both up the stairs by the entry way courtyard.
Our first room was the Penthouse, up two flights of stairs in the first courtyard. A huge bed with a kitchen, but what makes the Penthouse great is the patio, with hammock, night lights, table and chairs. We took our complimentary beers (thanks Tom!) and sat there, enjoying the breeze and the city sounds. The kitchen has a fridge (for the beer!) and a large bottle of water with a pump. Showers were big.
Our second room was a one bedroom down stairs from the Penthouse, but it was huge, with a front room that had couches and the kitchen.
The pool all the way back was a great place to relax with our happy hour tequila (thanks, Tom!) after walking around town.
Tom is well traveled, and will not only give you advice about what to do and where to eat in Merida and surrounding areas, but we chatted about Tikal, Machu Pichu, the Grand Canyon and many other places. His staff was helpful, even being awake at 5am on Monday to open the garage so we could get our rent car and drive to the airport.
Great location, very affordable, unique rooms, great staff! We will be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Luz En Yucatan Merida
- Luz En Yucatan Hotel Merida