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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Las Arecas is a beautiful colonial house with spacious impeccably clean guest rooms and wonderful hosts! Mauro and Raul are wonderful warm people, and breakfast provided is fantastic. Fresh fruits, eggs cooked to order with toast, and fresh squeezed in and coffee every morning. Toto their pooch greets you with a wagging tail every morning, and the breeze through the...

Thank Kori R
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Over six years have stayed in three out of four of their rooms, and all have been absolutely great! Rooms are very spacious-- high ceilings and tile floors with many windows. Love the two upstairs rooms. Great for one or two people. Two beautiful patios with a fountain, and Mauro is a great resource for the area. Highly recommended !

Thank verdeboston
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Las Arecas very much. Our host Mauro was so nice and it was very interesting talking to him. The location of Las Arecas is perfect for exploring the city of Merida. Our room was a bit hot, so we had to leave the AC on for the whole night. Everything is very clean. The breakfast...

Thank Werner G
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This B&B is located in a beautiful colonial house, close to the main square. Rooms are spacious and clean, with a little kitchenette and a fridge, fans and A/C (although it took a while for our room to cool down). Mauro, the owner, is extremely friendly and provides you with an extensive breakfast. The WiFi is good enough to use...

Thank Skuivenskaats
Sewanee, TN
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I spent 10 days in Las Arecas in January and can find very little to complain about. Mauro is a very gracious host, and provides an excellent breakfast, always with fresh fruit and sweet roll and lots of fresh coffee. My room was in the back, away from the noise of the city, and was large and well appointed, with...

Thank JosephNP
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Bob & Maggie We would echo the comments of previous reviewers. Our accommodation consisted of two spacious rooms plus a sparkling bathroom. The pristine linen and towels were changed every second day. All this combined with a modest breakfast, central location and friendly owner for a price under M$ 500 per night made it very good value.

Thank bob b
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Las Arecas is an excellent choice for a stay in Merida. It is an old colonial building with nice patios. Our room had a small kitchen with refrigerator but there is also a common kitchen that can be used. Room and bath room were clean. Mauro the owner is a very friendly person. Center is in walking distant. Atmosphere is...

Thank Martin K
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is in Lonely Planet or Rough Guide travel books. It is not well noticed from the street, but it is a nice and very quiet place to stay near the center park of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico. I think you will enjoy the owner and his little dog, Toto. You are free to come and go at your...

1Thank stephen h
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

One of the cheapest places we stayed in Mexico it massively exceeded our expectations (clean, comfortable and we even had aircon!). The owner is lovely, it's less than a 10min stroll to the Zocalo and there's a kitchen we could use to make tea/coffee and breakfast, what more could you want? If we visit Merida again we'll definitely come back...

1Thank alexfrench1
Ajijic, Mexico
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I lucked out when I found this place! First of all Mauro is very kind and helpful. And my room is lovely. See some pictures I took of my room. There are only 4 rooms here, and it's surprisingly quiet, even though it's a short walk to the center of town...just a few blocks. It comes with a house dog,...

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YucatanLiving, Public Relations Manager at Las Arecas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Mauro, the owner, is not comfortable writing in English, so he has asked me to respond to you for him. He thanks you for coming, enjoyed getting to know you and looks forward to seeing you again!

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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
Kitchenette Suites
Price Range: $27 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Las Arecas Merida, Yucatan
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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