Mision de Fray Diego
Stylishly converted former convent retaining a sense of its history and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
This former convent is now a small, secluded and luxurious property close to the centre of Mérida. its décor is in keeping with its history, with religious paintings and artefacts scattered around, yet the cloistered atmosphere is softened with flowers and pastel shades.
It's a hidden haven in a rather dilapidated street. The recently converted hotel is now a top of the range, intimate property – you wouldn’t guess there could be anything this peaceful and exclusive when you start off down the street.
It has rooms and suites with high ceilings, dark wood, wrought iron furnishings, and antique paintings. Suites have French windows leading onto a private terrace and private Jacuzzis. You may choose to eat in the airy restaurant or in the shade of the garden courtyard, or there are numerous eateries serving delectable Yucatecan cuisine nearby. There is also a swimming pool and sun terrace, overlooked by balconies dripping with vines.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
A beautiful city centre hotel with lots of character.CL, Stafford
excellent location to explore city very difficult to find in complex one way system that you are not used to when driving on wrong side of the road! free toiletries hot shower one day, only luke warm the next day very noisy AC breakfast was limited and mean - i.e. either fruit juice or fruit - why not both, both are cheap enough!!JH, Stoke-on-trent
This was a quirky, personable hotel in the heart of Merida. The central courtyard was delightful and lovely to sit by over breakfast or an evening drink. The room was a good size, although a little on the dark side, but full of character. The service was excellent.AA, Newport
The hotel is in an excellent location, the building has character and service is very good. Unfortunately, the hotel is a bit neglected, with the exception of the main patio.CL, Harpenden
A small hotel full of colonial charm where we were welcomed with a voucher each for a cocktail. We enjoyed breakfasts in the courtyard, freshly cooked. Again, the location was perfect as we were a stone's throw from the fiesta and the throngs of local dancers.JD, Porthcawl
A small characterful hotel conveniently located close to the centre of Merida. This allows visitors to easily enjoy the culture of Merida and its history. The staff are exceptionally helpful and the small restaurant served good fresh food.ND Umberleigh
Friendly efficient and very attractive hotel with easy access to the town centre. Good food from limited menu.DS, Paisley
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