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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2008

Las Arecas is a wonderful Merida experience. Lots of charm and character. The innkeepers Mauro and Raul are very pleasant and helpful yet they respect your privacy. Good coffee and fresh fruit every morning. Very inexpensive. I highly recommend Las Arecas

1 Thank omiCalifornia
Merida, Mexico
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2008

We stayed at Las Arecas for 5 days while we were house hunting. We had a very pleasant stay in the two room Sac Beh room upstairs. It was very quiet and the air conditioner worked great. Because we stayed 5 days we received a 15% discount. We had to wire via Western Union our full amount in advance which... More 

1 Thank PQ1269
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2007

Las Arecas is everything other people have commented: clean, well priced, a few blocks from the great plazas of Merida and not only that, but there is now wireless connection free for guests. I can also say that I felt that my belongings were 100% safe and did not worry about leaving my laptop in my room when I left.... More 

6 Thank Martin7565
Merida, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2007

Just returned from another visit to Merida and Las Arecas. I stayed 8 nights this time, in the Arecas Room once again. Mauro still offers a great value, a clean and comfortable place to stay, and a healthy breakfast to start the day. That's all I am looking for, and Las Arecas delivers. If you want a real Yucatan experience... More 

3 Thank El-Yuca-Ingles
San Francisco, CA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2007

Las Arecas is great, and Mauro Ruiz is a very honest, kind man. The accomodations are very basic, but it's very clean, and the location is great for exploring Merida. Breakfast is included every morning: fruit, juice, and coffee, very basic, no protein. We were very happy there, and would definitely stay there again. We were supposed to stay there... More 

3 Thank EngineroSonido
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2007

I heard about Las Arecas Bed and Board thru trip advisor. I was looking for a place that would be different than the Big Chain hotels that you find in every other city. I read the reviews from other guests, and the one thing that stood out was the quality of the service at Las Arecas. It was getting better... More 

3 Thank jerryvip
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2007

My wife and I stayed a week in the Ta'an-Kab Room. We instantly felt at home in the simple clean accommodations and with the warm and helpful hosts Mauro, Raul, and Pepe. Born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles California, Las Arecas brought back fond and sweet memory's of my summer vacations as a youth and my stays at... More 

2 Thank senorojo
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2007

I thought that it was just me and my inexperience at planning foreign travel but after reading several of the recent reviews I feel compelled to add my story. Earlier this spring I was planning a trip to Merida. I had heard great things about Arecas and was excited about staying there. I tried to reach the hotel for over... More 

14 Thank heddr
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2007

I had been to the beautiful city of Merida twice in the past, both times with a friend who spoke Spanish and "led the way." This time I was on my own. I thank Las Arecas and it's wonderful hosts, Mauro, Raul and Pepe, for making a foreign city seem like home. I cannot imagine staying at a hotel where... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2007

In addition to my husband's comments, I'd like to add that we were intending to visit Merida again this fall and we are no longer considering Las Arecas--in spite of everyone else's glowing comments and the fact that it seems to fit exactly what we look for in a hotel/B&B. In the future, when someone requests prepayment via Western Union,... More 

18 Thank cm86

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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: €18 - €32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“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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