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Hotel Hacienda Merida
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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108 reviews
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“Marvellous Merida”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Merida is a confusing difficult city to navigate despite the roads being similar to NYC on a grid - make sure you prep yourself and try not to arrive by night which we stupidly did!!

The hacienda is a non-imposing building (hence finding it hard to locate!) and quite central to everything you'll want to see.

Upon arrival you realise the car park is around the corner in an area you will never just find alone. Get directions after you've dropped bags off!

The staff were lovely although rather light on the ground. You then realise there is little need for staff because there is no restaurant and the hacienda is quite small.

The grounds are stunning and impressively calming. Dating back to the 1840's you feel like you've stepped back in time a little (except for the pool!)

Our room was lovely - clean, well decorated, great bathroom and shower with gorgeous bed linen, fridge, tv etc.

We went to the bar for a drink but felt very lonely as the place was deserted. Clearly this is not a place to lounge around by night and everyone had gone out. We persevered and ordered drinks which sadly had to involve tequila or tequila and took about 30mins to come. The big flaw with every area here is four people could not sit together. The expansive bar had huge chairs in twos and they were so incredibly heavy you can't move four together. Some with outside by the pool.

Breakfast the next morning was lovely and food good quality - a great shame they clearly can provide food but you can't eat there at nights or for lunch. Also annoying the table only allow two people to sit together.

The pool was gorgeous and the pool area lovely but small.

This hotel is really gorgeous but I think the recent claim its one of the best hotels to stay in the world (CondeNast traveller) a little off when I compare it to many others I've stayed in. I have a feeling it is more to do with the VIP section of the hotel nearby. This in itself is rather irritating because apparently they DO have a restaurant and bar but despite me ringing ahead and asking if we could eat there as it was a special occasion and we would be arriving late, they refused and said you had to be a guest.

Nevermind. A nice hotel nonetheless and one I'd return to because Merida as a city really is marvellous.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at this lovely small hotel within walking distance of the historic centre of Merida. The room was beautifully decorated and the public areas were very calm and relaxing. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. My sister had an in- room pedicure with the resident therapist - a really relaxing and good value treatment.
Would definitely recommend this hotel to visitors to the delightful city of Merida

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I'm fussy! There was nothing about this hotel to fault! Well maybe the driving instructions to get to it but once there ..........perfect! We were very warmly welcomed and the level of service did not dip once throughout our two night stay. The hotel is close to the heart of Merida - and it's a far busier city that we had thought - but this provided a much need respite from the traffic and bustle. Our room - number 3 - was large and vibrantly decorated with a large balcony and hammocks overlooking the pool. A perfect choice thanks to a Trip Advisor recommendation. Very, very quiet and we only had breakfast once but it was very good.

Room Tip: Room 3 - large room, fabulous shower and large bathroom, huge walk in closet, large balcony, two ham...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ashland, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We visited Merida last month for four days and had a wonderful experience at this beautiful hotel. Our room was amazing and the customer service was exceptional! The entire staff was friendly and genuinely pleasant. Our breakfasts were delicious! We appreciated the peaceful environment and were able to rest and relax as we had hoped. I highly recommend this gorgeous oasis for anyone visiting this city. The location was within close walking distance of many great restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VENICE CA USA
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This place is so quiet, so cool, and the staff so friendly. My room was right in front of the pool and a friend asked me before I left: "Oh, couldn't that be noisy?" I guess most places it would be, but people come into this place and they reflect it, I mean that's all I can suppose, the tranquility around you makes you as cool and calm as the pool? Well, maybe . . .
Staff is very nice and helpful, ready with suggestions and easy directions.
The location is a quick walk to the central square--but hey, walk slowly, you might miss something! l
Like the plaques of birds and animals on some of the buildings--the old street names. That's something I learned from staff at Hotel Hacienda Merida. A perfect place to stay in a wonderful city.

Room Tip: I don't think there could be a bad room, honestly
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed at Hotel Hacienda Merida in early October 2013, wonderful building, friendly staff and incredibly peaceful. A haven of tranquility.

We got the room by the pool - meant you could take a dip at any time and felt like you had a private pool!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

My stay at the Hotel Hacienda Merida in Mexico was exactly what I needed for a much needed rest and relaxation after a grueling video shoot. It's a wonderful peaceful and romantic getaway in the middle of a bustling downtown Merida. Your eyes capture the warm colors of red, orange clay and light beige pastels of the faux finish walls and floors as you walk past the reception area through large heavy wooden Spanish doors into the courtyard. You are greeted with a blend of blue sky, turquoise swimming pool and arched columns that bring you back to Spanish colonialism. But most apparent was the quietness and tranquility of this beautiful and amazing little gem. My room was exceptional with all the amenities. It complimented the overall decor and ambiance of the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Hacienda Merida
Address: Calle 62, No. 439 Por 51 y 53 | Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Hacienda Merida 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the charming center of the city, Hotel Hacienda Merida is the ultimate high class boutique hotel and self-contained destination. It is an amazing haven of relaxation in the middle of one of Mexico's most vibrant cities. Discover exceptional history, great entertainment, rich culture, while enjoying the peacefulness of this colonial historical monument dating back to 1840. ... more   less 
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