Hotel Casa Del Balam

Merida, Mexico
Moderate Heritage

One of Merida’s original tourist hotels’, the Casa del Balam is also one of its best located, just a short walk from the city’s main square.

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The main part of the building was once a private house belonging to Don Fernando Barbachano, one of the pioneers of tourism in the Yucatan. Together with his daughter, Carmen, they converted the family home into a charming hotel, adding a new block to the side of the property which now houses the majority of rooms.

The original part of the building is characterised, by a lovely central courtyard and a peaceful, rear garden that houses a small swimming pool.

Throughout the main building one can find antiques and local artefacts, all chosen by Don Fernando and Carmen, and which give the property a personal and intimate atmosphere missing from most hotels.

Other features of the Casa del Balam include a bar, restaurant, shop and tours desk.

The 51 rooms at the hotel are comfortable rather than luxurious and all are light and spacious with attractive, tiled floors. Standard rooms all feature 2 double beds while upgrades are available to Honeymoon rooms which are slightly larger and come with a King-sized bed.

Location

A short stroll from Plaza Grande in the historic heart of Merida

Hotel Casa del Balam, Calle 60, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico

Best:

The original part of the hotel is full of history and character


Err:

None of the standard rooms come with a King-sized bed


At A Glance

    Food & Drink Food & Drink

  • — Bar
  • — Restaurant
  • — Courtyard cafe

    Features Features

  • — Swimming pool
  • — Shop
  • — Tours desk

    Rooms Rooms

  • — 51 rooms in total
  • — Choice of room category

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