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Casa Mexilio Guest House
Ranked #41 of 85 Merida B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Casa Mexilio is an amazing colonial mansion that's been transformed into a serious of guest rooms (all thematic..such as "Frida Kahlo" room) and stairs, pathways, nooks , crannies. I have stayed there two times...a couple of years apart. The first time, the place was full, and breakfast was served on the patio roof. Cooked to order Yucatecan breakfast. The rooms and public areas are filled with antiques, historical artifacts and interesting objects. The pool is teensy but charming..it was dug into the center patio and covered in vines, plants, and very little sunlight- making it refreshing on hot, humid Merida days. If you speak Spanish, the guys are incredibly filled with Mexican colonial history knowledge . The next time I was there, it was during the swine flu scare, and no one was there. Therefore, they gave us vouchers to a local Merida breakfast institution, because it wasn't worth them lugging all the food up for flights of stairs for two of us.The rooms and furnishings are amazing- many have lofts built into them which are so quirky. The guys are very helpful recommending local historical restaurants, arqueologia sites, stores, hammock factories (great deals) etc. Definitely unique but not for the visitor who doesn't like to engage with fellow travelers.

Room Tip: The Frida room has the pool right off the door, but there's less privacy. The Manual de Falla r...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We were so pleased to have stumbled across this gem of a hotel when looking for somewhere to stay in Merida. The attention to detail in the decor makes this feel like a really enchanted house, with bridge and doorways leading into magical dining rooms and balconies. Our room was also beautiful, with a great king size bed.

Our only reservation about the hotel was the booking. We booked the hotel through walking in, and were given a good price for a choice of most rooms in the hotel and told we could check in whenever we wanted. When we returned to pay, we were told we could no longer check in when we wanted because someone had taken the room for that night, which was fair enough, and told we were nolonger able to change our room to another room for the second night as it had been taken. On reading the website, we realized that we had been given the 'Illusive Special Offer', which was really kind of the staff, but we wish they had explained this fully on booking the rooms. Similarly, on the website it said that breakfast was included, but when we asked about this we were told it was not provided. That said, the staff were perfectly pleasant and polite throughout our stay.

Despite this confusion, we had a wonderful stay in the hotel and were thankful to have found such an incredible and unique place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We were very comfortable in the gorgeous Manual de Falla room for two nights. The house is charming, and the location is excellent for exploring El Centro on foot. Jorge and his asistant Guillhermo provided us with excellent service. We had everything we needed in the way of recommendations to nearby restaurants. Jorge was kind enough to let us borrow his map of the area while we were there. Breakfasts in the garden courtyard across the street were delicious and beautifully served. You should have mosquito repellent if you want to sit outside on the patio of the room. The room itself has screens. The bar was not open when we visited, but you can relax in there and soak up the atmosphere. We are very happy that we stayed at the Casa Mexilio.

Room Tip: The Manual de Falla room was quiet. The steps to the second level in the room are quite steep, but...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Beautiful house and interesting decor. Comfortable beds . Nice and quiet in the rooms away from the street. Breakfast good but watch out for the trees overhanging the chairs in the breakfast garden. Dates fall on to the chairs and it's easy to sit on one by mistake. Sometimes they don't answer the doorbell and you have to go across the road. Those quirks aside, it's well worth a visit. Lovely pool in which you can actually swim.

Room Tip: Any away from the street, and I think they all are.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Ok so here's the deal. This is one of the most unique places I have stayed anywhere.Looking at the website and reading Roger's blog will be most helpful in answering any questions about the guest house and Roger and Jorge.( I am sure they are sick of answering the same questions over and over) Everything decorating this hotel has meaning to one or both of the owners. The breakfast is delicious and served as the gift it is supposed to be. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. The gardens are calming and quiet after a long day of exploring.The bar is warm and inviting and I am sure you will run into interesting people. Exploring this guest house is like being on an adventure. The rooftop terraces have a beautiful view and the breeze is delicious after a hot day of sightseeing. If you are looking for someone to hold your hand and point you to the nearest McDonalds this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a truly Mexican experience this is it.You wont be disappointed.

Room Tip: The website has photos of everyroom. If you dont like to climb stairs ask for a garden level room. T...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Mexilio Guest House

Address: Calle 68 no. 495, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
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Ranked #41 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Merida
Price Range: $14 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Casa Mexilio Guest House Hotel Merida
Casa Mexilio Guest House Merida, Yucatan

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