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Reviewed 12 March 2007

Clearly everyone loves this establishment. I wanted to stay during my visit to Merida and so made a reservation with Mauro, the owner, and forwarded him a 50% cash deposit (no credit cards) for the room via Western Union. One week prior to my visit I was informed that I was to have surgery and must cancel my trip. I...

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 25 February 2007

I stayed at Las Arecas on 3 separate occasions through out Nov.2006. Each time I returned it was like coming home. Mauro and Raul are so friendly and helpfull. The house is well located and the rooms spacious, more like staying in a real Mexican home than an impersonal hotel. Terrific spot for an authentic experience. KMD Brooklyn, NY

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3Thank KMD61
Harrow, Middx, England
Reviewed 17 February 2007

Travelling independently at the end of January 2007 I arrived in Merida after easily booking the Arecas room to be met by Raul who is very helpful and friendly intending to stay two nights but ended staying five nights. Las Arecas B & B is spotless with a lovely court yard with fountain court yard where you can have breakfast...

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Somerville, MA
Reviewed 26 January 2007

Wonderful place. Mauro, the owner, was incredibly helpful to me when the airlines lost my bags, making numerous calls on my behalf. Morning coffee and fresh-orange juice are served by the ever-elegant Raul, who speaks beautiful English. Rooms are clean, simple, quiet. Lovely interior courtyard. I will most definitely go back.

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2Thank PatriciaSomerville
west coast
Reviewed 20 January 2007

We stayed with the guys at Las Arecas over New Years' week 2007 and have the highest regard for their operation -- if you can call it that. They run the place like you've all been invited to stay in guestrooms in their house. No swanky furniture, appliances, electronics, etc., just the basics for comfort in a handsome colonial style....

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Georgia
Reviewed 13 January 2007

We arrived at the guest house and were greeted at the door by Raul a very gracious host and by now a dear friend. Mauro was immediately behind him and we were whisked into the interior courtyard of this wonderful place. We were surrounded by a lush feel of plant life and hominess. Mauro showed us to our first room...

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1Thank JaredAdam
Ontario
Reviewed 7 January 2007

We spent a week in Merida over Christmas and found it to be a great central place for sightseeing. Las Arecas (bed and breakfast) was a great home base and a good price. Mauro speaks very limited English but was always willing to help. Raul's English is very good, and we had great fun chatting with him - and -...

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2Thank Lizzytraveller
cape cod
Reviewed 28 March 2006

Las Arecas wasn't our first choice when booking for a Merida vacation but, since we've stayed there for 5 days, we'd do it again. Mauro Ruiz, the owner, speaks a little English and is very helpful. Raoul, his helper, speaks many languages, including fluent English; he's a major resource. The room we stayed in (first floor rear) has a small...

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Switzerland
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3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2006

We choose Las Arecas after reading the reviews and after checking out their webpage ----. What a good choice!!! We found people in Mexico really friendly, but the LasArecas staff even topped that! Wherever there is a problem or you need trip advice Mauro or Rauol are always keen on helping you! The location is really central, only a couple...

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Jacksonville, FL
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Reviewed 9 March 2006

I have stayed at Las Arecas many times in the last 4 years, and the old colonial home just keeps getting better. A recently paved garden spot is loaded with local flora and a calming little reflection pool. On this trip, the bananas had several stalks of ripening fruit, and I was sorry that I would not be able to...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small colonial guest house located in the Centro Historico of Merida, Yucatan, just three blocks from the Zocalo. Quiet, clean, economical rooms centered around a lovely inner courtyard and include a continental breakfast. Each room has a private bath and some have kitchenettes. Guests have complete privacy, as well as use of gardens and common rooms. Wifi is available for guests as well. Mauro is a Yucatecan who is hosting you in the house that has belonged to his family for generations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Las Arecas

Address: Calle 59 #541 between Calle 66 and Calle 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Price Range: $25 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Love the two rooms upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles verdeboston, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the central building have higher ceilings, so are probably cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles Skuivenskaats, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles JosephNP, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
“all rooms seem to be very quiet in the evenings; this is a quiet place for quiet visitors.”
 of 5 bubbles stephenhJ8580XC, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
“My room is on the left just before the kitchen, and I didn't check out the other rooms, so I can't say anything about them. There's a nice breeze in my room, as it is between two courtyards...and having a fan is sufficient.”
  • sitting room on other side of bedroom
  • other view of the front sitting room, with table and sink
  • My bedroom with large window facing courtyard
 of 5 bubbles BetsyinOregon, 20 Feb 2014 | Read review
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