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Hotel Casa del Balam

Overview
Calle 60 # 488 x 57 Colonia Centro, Merida 97000 Mexico See on map
Name/address in local language
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews the main square master suite pool area central location street noise lovely hotel mexican hotel excellent location historic center beautiful courtyard old world sized bed buffet breakfast stayed nights santa lucia park visiting merida coffee maker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was clean and fairly large. The breakfasts included a plate of good fresh fruit, eggs made to order, and beverages. There is a pool, but it is fairly small and not very enticing. Adequate but not special.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank travelperson97
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Great location close to the city centre. Lovely quiet and peaceful courtyard that opens to the enclosed swimming pool area. Bar area adjacent to reception which also does good breakfast (didnt eat lunch or dinner there). We had rooms on the third floor that were...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We loved this Hotel and setting, good beds and service. However, a bit noisy at night because the Hotel is build “open” around their own middle square, so no walls protecting from the street noise. Also partying people, so we had to sleep with ear...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Norah B
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The location of this hotel is perfect. It is so close to locate restaurants, where you get local cuisine and cheap prices. The hotel is a little dated and the bed was hard and the pillows were lumpy. However, the rooms were clean, the staff...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This hotel has a lot going for it: a great location, friendly, helpful staff, a lovely courtyard, a pleasant little pool area, great food at the adjacent Bistrola 57 restaurant and a shop filled with pretty things. The room decoration was not particularly to my...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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About
Description
Casa del Balam is one of the oldest and most distinguished hotels in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula, it's also one of the few original Mexican Art Deco houses left in the city. The hotel was built More in 1970 incorporating facets of the original home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, pioneer of Tourism in Mexico. His daughter, Ms. Carmen Barbachano Gomez Rul (who was also involved on the family business), left the original facade and selected the name of "Casa del Balam" (Mayan words for "house of the jaguar") to honor his father nickname "balam" due to his visionary sharp business mind. Ms. Barbachano was very devoted of the colonial period and decorated the house accordingly. Big wooden furniture, rocking chairs and wrought iron accessories were part of her fine selection. She had envisioned a place where every touch could softly spoke of the serene ambiance of the city, and where friends could be made instead of just mere clients. When looking at the amazing interior of this Casona and experiencing the warm specialized service of its personnel, one can easily understand that Ms. Barbachano did accomplish her desire of uniqueness, and in a very exquisite way! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
51
Price range
US$ 65 - US$ 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Casa Del Balam Merida
,
Casa Balam
Location
Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
51
Price range
US$ 65 - US$ 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Casa Del Balam Merida
,
Casa Balam
Location
Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
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Room & Suite (157)
Dining (36)
Pool & Beach (35)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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Neridah B
1 May 2017|
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Response from Arnaud T | Reviewed this property |
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17 September 2016|
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Response from kaibab1 | Reviewed this property |
See answers provided below. If the questions raised are a major concern I suggest rethinking. This is a lovely, comfortable, clean and friendly hotel with all the character of a renovated Mexican mansion. It's not a Ritz or... More
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Response from 13zoev | Reviewed this property |
We did not pay to have breakfast included, and I'm glad! We ate at the hotel restaurant the first day, but found lots of better and less expensive places nearby. Our favorite was Cafeteria Pop which had better coffee and a... More
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Room Tips
"Top Floors"
MalcolmParker
13 Mar 2018
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"quiet floor, high view"
patsyo162
6 Dec 2017
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"If you don't want noise don't get the rooms facing the street cause it can be noisy sometimes"
545alexj
12 Nov 2017
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"Rooms on higher floors facing the main road"
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12 Jun 2017
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