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Casa del Balam

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The Casa del Balam has all the expected advantages of a great location, plus a few pleasant surprises. The central courtyard is a tropical delight and the ground floor swimming pool is unusually large for a traditional city hotel. Both spots are perfect retreats from Merida's sweltering summers.

We love the big, bright rooms with windows overlooking the University buildings and filled with afternoon sunlight. If you can, try to book one of the three master suites in the oldest section of the mansion - you'll be rewarded by huge rooms, balconies and terraces, plus more character than you'll find anywhere else in town.

We particularly recommend the Casa's restaurant - great atmosphere and superb food, especially the regional dishes. Breakfast here is hard to beat too. There's plenty of choice for dining in Merida, but eat here once and you may be inclined not to venture too much further. There is a wide range of tours available from the hotel's travel agency, so you can make the most of your days here. Wherever you explore, you'll be sure of a welcome return.

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