Top Boutique, Luxury, and Hacienda Hotels in Merida

By Susannah Rigg - July 4th, 2018

Merida’s Boutique Hotel Scene

Merida’s colonial architecture and beautiful 18th-century features have made their buildings ripe for renovation and a whole plethora of boutique hotels have appeared in the city in the last few years. Some of the hotels are modern with cutting-edge design, while others have been restored to the style of the period, creating regal and elegant accommodations.

These four boutique hotels provide travelers a unique and luxurious experience while exploring the “white city”.

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Casa Lecanda

A mix of old and new, Casa Lecanda is a renovated mansion set around a striking blue pool. Palms line the garden and offset the white arches that undulate around the central courtyard. Traditional tiles are used not only on the floors but also in the bathrooms to make design feature walls, giving a modern touch to a traditional concept. This is a great spot for those who want traditional style with a modern touch.

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Casa Azul

Step back in time as you walk into Casa Azul (The Blue House). Regal elegance is the name of the game at this hotel with eight large rooms. High ceilings, Italian-tile floors, colonial furniture and intricately detailed accessories give this hotel the opulence of a rich European 18th-century home. Whether you are reclining on a chaise lounge or relaxing in a warm bath you will be hard pressed not to think you have returned to another time in history.

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Rosas y Xocolate

A modern take on a traditional building, Rosas y Xocalate combines hot pink walls, contemporary furniture and modern art with traditional tiled floors in what was once two colonial mansions. The renovation and design won the hotel an Archeological Digest design award in 2011, so whether you are staying at the hotel or enjoying a drink at the rooftop lounge bar you can enjoy the chic design features that appear in every corner of the hotel.

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Coqui Coqui

With only one extraordinarily luxurious room with its own private dipping pool and two freestanding bathtubs sitting next to each other in the bedroom, a stay at Coqui Coqui is certainly a unique and elegant experience. The hotel speaks to Merida’s opulent past, with velvet drapes, touches of gold, crystal chandeliers and the signature apothecary style perfumery downstairs.

Merida’s Luxury Hotel Scene

Chabla Resort and Spa

Did we say luxury? This new resort is spectacular with 38 casitas and 2 expansive villas. Guests will be pampered in every-way with world-class restaurants and spa, which is built around a natural cenote.

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Merida’s Hacienda Hotel Scene

Hacienda Misne

Guest rated “fabulous”! A french influenced 18th-century hacienda restored with 50 guestrooms.

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Hacienda Temozon

A luxury collection hotel built of coral walls and white moldings. Renowned for its premier services guests will enjoy exploring this hacienda originally built in 1655.

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Hacienda San Jose

A luxury collection hotel with 15 guestrooms. Located about 40 minutes from Merida in Tixkokob this historic hacienda offers guests a unique experience. Features include an onsite restaurant/bar, spa services, an outdoor pool, and much more.

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About the Author: Susannah Rigg

Susannah has English blood coursing through a Mexican heart. She is a freelance travel writer who specializes in all things Mexican and the founder of Mexico Retold a site focused on telling a different and positive story about Mexico. She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.