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Hotel Casa del Balam

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#14 of 103 Hotels in Merida
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Gorgeous lobby, complimentary breakfast, very reasonable prices, and the location is perfect. I would definitely stay again. Stayed 2 nights and took a day trip to Uxmal Ruins and La Hacienda Ochil... which were both beautiful as well. Would definitely recommend. Only complaint is there is only wifi in the lobby.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Lovely hotel with old world charm. Lifts are also pretty old and when the inner panel retreats you have to push the door otherwise it goes back down! There is a little bar with seating next to the pool area. The staff were uniformly helpful and friendly and the rooms are of good size and well furnished.

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2Thank Gareth1048
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The Hotel as a whole is Great, we has a great experience, the whole staff was very accommodating extremely helpful in every aspect, the food in the restaurant was great. The hotel is close to everything in the historic center area. The only negative I can mention is the fact the non suite rooms are ultra basic, the a/c unit...

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Rochester, Michigan
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Casa del Balam provided a beautiful stay at a small and charming hotel. Lovely courtyard and pool area. Great breakfast and location is wonderful. About two blocks from central plaza and walking distance to historic sites and restaurants. Helpful staff and very clean rooms. Former family home of hotel owners with lots of history and old world charm.

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La Quinta, California
Reviewed 18 September 2014

i would like to tell you about the hotel Casa del Balam, in Centro Merida. First of all the location is the best in all of Merida, you are within walking distance to all of the wonderful restaurants,and attractions in Merida..but the most important thing is the hotel itself, from the moment you walk into the open air lobby, and...

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Bowie, Maryland
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Casa del Balam was the perfect place to take in a lively weekend in downtown Merida. It has an Old World ambience, and is owned by the Barbachano family, whose name is synonymous with Yucatecan history the past 200 years. Our room was spotlessly clean, simply decorated in a traditional way, with TV to entertain the kids, and tall windows...

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4Thank jetlag78
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed here for a week during a visit to Merida. The courtyard is very pretty and the rooms are basic and clean. Location is also good. Our main problem was with the staff. They were unfriendly and only tried to sell us trip packages. The moment we needed their help with anything else they refused and acted as if...

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 25 June 2014

On a visit to Merida to see my family who is living a good portion of the summer there, we decided to spend a few days in the Centro at Casa del Balam. After much research, I was very pleased with my choice of this hotel as the location is perfect and most convenient to everything around the main plaza....

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 16 May 2014

It is a nice hotel right in the centre of Merida. Free parking behind, fantastic situation. Rooms a bit old fashioned but with style and quiet. Breakfast very good, and very good offer alltogether for the price.

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Redding, California
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Hotel Casa del Balam is located near Centro in Merida. The hotel lobby is beautiful and if it is any indication I would say it's a nice place to stay. The reason I am submitting this is because on our last night in Merida we ate at their restaurant. We had a fabulous meal of steak and Yucatecan fare. The...

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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: $90 - $142 (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
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#18 Family Hotel in Merida
#20 Romantic Hotel in Merida
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“top floor which is floor 6 has good views”
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