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Hotel Casa del Balam

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Calle 60 # 488 x 57 Colonia Centro, Merida 97000 Mexico See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few nights here on business. Hotel is pretty centrally located with many sights and restaurants close by. Staff were very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. Whilst my room was probably a bit ‘tired’ in terms of decoration and furnishing it was kept...More

Thank itchyfeetScotland
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Location: excellent Room: okay pool: okay food: french fries were excellent, breakfasts were not good - dry, over-cooked, little flavor superb food across the street at Hotel Merida excellent music on Wednesday

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Hmm. Lovely building, beautiful courtyard and (small) pool area. Big room. Very clean. Beautifully old Spanish style. Breakfast nice but very little choice, and you get a basket of white sugary cakes every day - not very modern. The downside is that Reception are sweet...More

Thank Lucymarianne
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Firstly Merida is worth a visit as a centre to go elsewhere or if you like museums. If not skip it and go to Campeche instead which is a much nicer Mexican town experience. The hotel is ok but the hacienda bit is only the...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here when visiting Mérida and it was perfect for that. The hotel is located right in the historic city center and there are plenty of the interesting buildings and plazas within a short walking distance. The rooms are nice and quite large and...More

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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
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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$ 62 - US$ 124 (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$ 62 - US$ 124 (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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Traveller (340)
Room & Suite (157)
Dining (36)
Pool & Beach (35)
Family and Play Areas (8)
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1 May 2017|
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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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