Casa del Balam Hotel
Friendly and well-located hotel with stylish colonial touches in a converted historic residence.
The friendly Casa del Balam Hotel is situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from the laurel-lined main plaza. Its central position is convenient for visiting the attractions of Mérida and there are many open-air cafes in the vicinity and a charming ambience.
The hotel is in a converted historic house, with a courtyard in the middle and a modern block at the back. The decoration is classy but homely throughout, with heavy dark colonial furniture, wrought iron beds and marble-effect tiled floors adding a touch of colonial grandeur. A live pianist accompanies restaurant diners in the evening.
The 'L' shaped swimming pool has a small sun terrace with loungers and abundant foliage, affording unusual privacy for such a central location.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"Hotel Casa del Balam (Mexico) was one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in. Staff wonderfully friendly and helpful and all great characters!”CC, London
"Great hotel - really friendly staff, especially Diego. Lovely pool. Fantastic location."NW, London
"Very convenient hotel in the centre of town. Very helpful staff, especially the concierge."JP, Cambridge
Again good location, slightly quirky but thoroughly enjoyable. We liked Merida, maybe after the bustle of Mexico city this was to be expected. Hotel parking on same side as hotel.DB, Teddington
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Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.