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Review of El Meson del Marques

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El Meson del Marques
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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118 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Really nice hotel in the center of the town. We particularly loved sitting in the court yard having dinner and breakfast. The swimming pool was a good size and very clean. The staff was very polite and helpful.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Springs, California
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473 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Right on Main Plaza. Very nice rooms, good restaurant, friendly, if slightly inefficient service.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Terrace, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

El Meson is the perfect place to stay in Valladolid. You couldn’t ask for a better location… a centuries-old hotel perched over the quintessential town square, within walking distance to everything. Parking is free and easily accessible. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated (and the shower pressure is strong!). The staff is incredible. Our only complaint would be the tiny beds; it would be great to see the hotel get some mattresses for people over 5’10”.

Valladolid is a treasure and the perfect landing pad for seeing ruins, cenotes, and more. (However, learn from our mistake and DO NOT visit the cenotes on a local holiday.)

The restaurant at El Meson is absolutely gorgeous, but other restaurants in town do offer better food available for a lot less money. Our favorite was the little one on the south-west corner of the square (kiddy corner from the church)… I just can’t remember the name! Anyways, it was the best breakfast I’ve ever had for about $5, including fresh squeezed orange juice. Taberna de los Frailes and Casa Italia are also excellent choices.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amanda319
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Atlanta
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

My husband and I booked a private tour of Ek Balam and Chichen Itza, and by the time we had finished seeing both, we were quite hungry! We asked our driver for recommendations, telling him that we preferred something that was not a buffet and wouldn't be crowded with busloads of tourists, and he took us straight to El Meson del Marques. The restaurant is very charming; we were seated next to a little garden square. The server was very friendly and recommended a dish that we could share and that he thought we would enjoy. It looked like a sampler of little tostadas and tacos, and we savored every bite! I topped it off with a glass of fresh papaya juice, and we both left quite satisfied. A bonus is the extremely reasonable pricing (especially after several days in Cancun's Hotel Zone). It was the perfect end to our ruins tour.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guangzhou, China
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

This is a good hotel in Valladolid; there is a pool, terrace, bar, free parking and a great restaurant which serves lots of typical Mexican dishes and it is open all day long. It is located on the main square so all the sights can be easily reached on foot. There are several other bars and restaurants located on the square or just off it too, so if you fancy a change of scene you can find a place easily.
If you have come from a modern expensive resort in Cancún or Playa del Carmen then you may miss all the luxuries you had there; but we used the hotel as a base to explore Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Rio Lagartos and Mérida and, as a result, the hotel was perfect for us. The location, price and service from staff were excellent and, if I were to return to Valladolid, I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston TX
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Everything at the Mesón was just perfect: the hotel is beautiful, the location awesome, and the food..... deliciosísimo! The room was very clean and the staff super friendly. At the end of our stay, we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a beautiful estate, well maintained spanish architecture. The restaurant around the tropical courtyard is absolutely exquisite, I have not see anything else like it. The food was delicious too, top notch Yucatan cuisine. Would highly recommend visiting the restaurant even if you're not staying here.

The rooms were good but standard, pretty impressive for the value. The back courtyard with a swimming pool is quite charming, I was suprised not more people hangout there. Great place to have a local drink and enjoy the environment.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Qian21
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Property: El Meson del Marques
Address: Calle 39 No. 203 x 40 y 42 | Centro Historico, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Valladolid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Valladolid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Meson del Marques 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Meson del Marques is located in the heart of historic Valladolid,a very peaceful and beautiful colonial city filled with history, just 40 kms away from Chichen Itza. The hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the city constructed in the beginning of the XVII century, unique in its combination of historical atmosphere and contemporary acomodations and services. ... more   less 
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