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Hotel Casa del Balam

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East Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night during our tour of Mexico. Location (as others have said) is excellent, town center close to everything. Hotel is old and has some charm. We had a room high on the top floor which gave us a view over the city and very little noise. Its a bit strange getting out of the lift...

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Grafenwöhr, Bayern, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located DIRECTLY! smack down in the Center of Merida(two blocks away). The best room we had so far was the suite (second largest room they have). The bell boys are usually the nicest of all the crew. There is a bar on the first floor and no ice machine, however if you do need ice do not...

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk to Centro, clean room that has been updated. There is a nice dresser, and new tile in the bathroom. Nothing fancy. We saw beautiful sunsets from our room on the top floor. The morning light shines through the curtains so this is great for early risers! We didn't get the greatest room location, in a far dark corner...

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Ringwood, Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the old Spanish charm of the hotel and it's location, just 2 and 1/2 blocks from the main square. The walk to the square passes two parks, a beautiful church, a great stopping place for a margherita or other refreshing drink, and some shops. The hotel courtyard is lovely. The restaurant was very nice and there are a...

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Center Moriches, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is staffed by wonderful people, who really make you feel at home. What it lacks in up to the minute decor it more than makes up for in old fashioned charm and friendly customer service. I have stayed in many hotels in Merida , this is my favorite. The location can't be beat - very close to Park...

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New York's Thousand Islands, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of Casa Del Balam is dead center of the historic area. My room was large and comfortable with all amenities you might want. You would return to your room each day with a whisical animal on your bed made of towels wearing your glasses or holding a TV remote Every employee of that hotel was amazing and delighted...

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice former colonial mansion, well-located. The rooms do not have safes in them but they have secure facilities in reception. Service is a bit sloppy - we were forced to take breakfast in the bar which had not been cleaned from the night before instead of the charming courtyard.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (2 couples) stayed here only one night, and honestly because there were no rooms available at Luz en Yucatan that night. The hotel is lovely, a former casa, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Free parking was a nice perk.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in centre of town. Room was big but sparse and the whole place could do with a bit of a makeover to be honest. No safe in room was an inconvenience as had to leave stuff behind reception. The bar was fine but really (really) dark! Loved the old lifts, especially the 1970's formica lined doors! We were...

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Ann Arbor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for eight days in February. Would definitely return. My room was spacious, clean, quiet, and with everything in working order - including the a/c which was certainly needed as temps were in the high 90's. Had cable tv but only a couple English channels, a hair dryer, two free bottles of water per day, and strong wifi in...

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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: RM284 - RM492 (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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“High floors will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles KevanEastYorkshire, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on the 5th floor and thought it was a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles timber2602, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have AC. There are 3 suites which are superb. 2 have balconies. The one facing the pool is quieter all rooms are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles starrtreks2017, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher up the better to avoid traffic noise. Lifts temperamental”
 of 5 bubbles martinwZ4244YH, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors had good view of the street life”
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