I only write positive reviews for things that are so wonderful that I want others to get to experience them. Casa julamis was exactly that, phenomenal. Casa julamis seems like it was build to share a love of merida with a lucky few. after a long successful career in the hotel industry Alex chose to build a small B&B in Merida. Alex is an great hotel proprietor and amazing man.
From the second you walk in the hotel feels special. The hotel is build in a gorgeous 300 year old house. It has original tiles and a great open air layout. The hotel is beautifully decorated with artifacts from all reaches of world. The walls are covered in beautiful hand painted murals done by Alex himself. The music choices during breakfast are equally culturally rich. Everything about the hotel reflects the beautiful diversity of experiences the owner has had.
The breakfast served every morning in the courtyard is exquisite. A gourmet hotel is a surprisingly accurate description. Like the asthetic properties of the hotel, the food reflects a fusion of cultural breadth and creativity. We spent 3 days with Alex and each day the breakfast was unique: day 1 was a take on the spanish torta, day 2 was an take on eggs benidict and day 3 (my favorite) was german inspired (the egg were made to look like spaghetti and wonderful white sausage from munich was served on top). Each day this was accompanied by great coffee, a fresh home made croissant, a homemade pastry as well a delicious and different fruit dish.
All this is to say nothing of Alex himself, who is what makes the experience. Alex is charming, witty and filled with great advice about Merida. His food recommendations were spot on. More importantly, Alex is incredibly warm. While we were there we felt it was a better version of our home and Alex was an old friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Julamis is an urban affordable retreat located within Merida’s Historic District where its personalized service will meet up your expectations and guide your daring explorations throughout Yucatan’s Mayan world, ecological reserves and tranquil beaches. The hotel is composed of two floors accommodating one master suite and 6 standard guest rooms, each with private bathrooms, A/C and mini bars. There is a central courtyard with a lush garden where a complementary… ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Julamis Hotel Merida