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Hotel Casa del Balam

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#15 of 103 Hotels in Merida
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 27 December 2012

First the only negative thing I can say and that is the walls are pretty thin so sound does come through pretty easily. Other than that the place is fantastic. Love the open courtyard in the middle of the hotel it is also perfectly situated to tour the historic part of the city. Beds were comfortable but the bathrooms were...

2Thank Eldudarino
Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Let me start by saying that we went to Merida for a long weekend in December 2012 to attend a Wedding´s friend. She recommended this hotel and we decided to give it a try. Stayed there for 3 nights, check in process was very quick, the guy at the front desk was friendly and the bellboy took our staff to...

1Thank saldivar33
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Sydney, Aust
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I am currently staying at this hotel for 2 nights (Dec 12) in a standard non smoking room. The room is furnished with 2 double beds and there is plenty of space for luggage etc.. The bathroom is also spacious with a combo tub/shower and amenities by Lavarino Cosso. The furnishings are a bit dated, at least in the room...

1Thank austraveller007
Pennington, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Casa del Balam is a beautiful hotel in the center of Merida! The rooms are lovely, the bathrooms filled with all the amenities that make foreign travelers feel comfortable, and the reception areas on the entry level are stunning. The staff is friendly and helpful, too. Our group stayed at the hotel at the beginning and end of a trip...

4Thank Hope A
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Casa del Balam is an old world charm, tastefully decorated in the rustic colonial style. Staff are quite helpful and accommodating. It is centrally located and all main venues are within walking distance. Would not hesitate to go back and recommend this place strongly. Has a nice relaxing lobby area and I liked the central small but pretty courtyard concept

1Thank HonPV
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This hotel was in a super convenient location to the main square and Av. Paseo Montejo. The pool, bar and courtyard areas are beautiful and tranquil. The rooms are very nice too. My only complaint is that the mattresses were too hard. We asked about a softer bed in another room and they didn't have any.

2Thank debiky
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Stayed here one night after having visited Chichen Itza. The hotel is centrally located and has (public) parking facilities (a couple of houses down the road where the entrance is). The lay-out and the feel of the place is quite authentic. The swimming pool is not large but nice to cool of in the hot afternoon and the staff is...

1Thank FrankDijkstra
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Several features make this hotel ideal for a three-night stay. First, the buildling was once someone's hacienda, so it has lovingly collected wrought iron articles everywhere you look. Columns and capitols, arcades, indoor garden with swimming pool, good restaurant breakfast, lunch, and supper. The best feature is that it is on the corner across from a small park and another...

5Thank SandraD7
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The person who recomanded the hotel was our guide Fernando Hernandese , he is the one who made our 4 days in that area so beautiful and interesting, and also the crew of the hotel , they were very nice and helpful ...this is not a big hotel so it feels so good....rooms are big and comfortable ..breakfast is very...

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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I took a master suite. Before booking I called the hotel and asked if it is noisy. I was told that the hotel is quiet. The reality: the noise from the street gets in freely and upsetting. the hotel itself has some old style charm but is in a state of maintainance more fit for a motel 6 than for...

2Thank oaxaca2

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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: ₹ 4,302 - ₹ 6,742 (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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“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
“Our room was on the 5th floor and thought it was a good choice.”
timber2602, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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