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Hotel Casa del Balam

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#14 of 104 Hotels in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location was great, it was just a couple blocks away from the heart of the historic center. The hotel was very clean, quaint and nice. The staff was incredibly accommodating and very helpful. It is not comfortable for a business trip, but a family vacation would be nice.

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granbury, texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for sleek and glamor, then Hotel Casa del Balam is not for you. But if you are looking for the old world, colonial Mexico at a reasonable price then this it. Close to the Grand Plaza, this hotel is well located. We had a room on the second floor overlooking the beautiful courtyard. And yes there...

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Shell Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa del Balam is a comfortable older hotel on c.60 in an excellent location. Parking is free about half a block down in a public lot. The hotel has a very gracious feel and the rooms (get a suite) are pleasant and comfortable. The shower leaves a bit to be desired, but the AC works and there is a pool...

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Essex UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights as part of our Llama Travel tour of Mexico. Lovely, spacious rooms with comfy beds. Very well located to the main areas and some good restaurants. Very pleasant staff. Breakfast average. Would recommend.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew from the reviews that the hotel was old but finding a bulky buttons telephone was quite shoclin, lol. Being serious this hotel is outdated, the service is really midiocre. We wanted information on a tour and they asked us to actually come down to the front desk to give us info. Other low light is that I asked...

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Morton, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2017

great location -- and only 2 blocks from the main square & historical district. Originally it was a house with a lovely court yard. Everything is tastefully done . The hotel has a rather surprising largish pool. The rooms were exactly the way the picture showed on Expedia.. The room wa very spacious & very clean. the only negative thing...

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Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stayed here twice in one week during our house hunting. Beautiful colonial hotel near the center of Merida. Close to parks and restaurants. 20 minute ride from the airport. If you rent a car, but a GPS with Mexico maps. Hotel offers two types of rooms, standard and deluxe. The only difference appears to be a king size bed...

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United States
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We loved this hotel. It is small, in a great location, the staff are so friendly, the bed was comfortable, and it has a stylish jungle courtyard. There are some really amazing restaurants very close by and a couple discotecas. The room was clean and had some neat little extras like robes, slippers, and even a little sewing kit. We...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Located close to the city center there is a parking lot located behind the hotel to the right shortly after you drive past the hotel. Reception was friendly and efficient and the room quite large and spotlessly clean. We were located on the top floor so the room didnt suffer from any noise. The hotel has a pool which looked...

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We love visiting Mexico throughout and always take our kids on these trips. This hotel worked very well for us, because it was in a great location, beautiful setting and a great pool. The service was great overall and very helpful in selecting different tours. My only negative comment would be the food quality for breakfast. I consider Mexican breakfasts...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Casa del Balam

Address: Calle 60 # 488 x 57 | Colonia Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Price Range: ₹ 4,277 - ₹ 6,869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa del Balam 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Casa Del Balam Merida
Casa Balam
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Merida
#20 Romantic Hotel in Merida
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“Go for a suite.”
marcb321, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“top floor which is floor 6 has good views”
schwach3, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“6th floor, standard room was the best for us, but 2 full beds.”
Oh2Bretired, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We got a city view room and it faced the theatre, very neat.”
230sherrim, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floors will be quieter.”
KevanEastYorkshire, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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