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Hotel DirectionsCasa Mexilio is only a 15 minute drive from Merida International Airport. It is located at 68th Street #495, between 57th and 59th. Just 4 blocks from the main square.
Casa Mexilio ...
A colonial gem... Undoubtedly one of the best small hotels in Merida, Mexico. Our adults-only B&B located downtown in historic Merida. Keyed to comfort and an appreciation of the cultural intrigue of the area. Be it Spanish or Maya, Merida is a perfect base to study history and culture.
Casa Mexilio has received the Trade Leader's Club Golden Award for the Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry two years running - 2004 & 2005.
Casa Mexilio ...a beautiful small inn, celebrating the tradition of Old Mexico
Casa Mexilio... historic small hotel in Merida, Yucatan... Leave the bustle of the city and enter into a world of charm and serenity - A true haven!
Nine exquisite rooms. All have private baths and ceiling fans, many rooms are air conditioned. Enjoy the tropical gardens, sun decks, and swimming pool. Only four blocks to Merida's main square and convenient to museums, the cathedral, shopping, restaurants and transportation.
An Overview of the Resort
- Mexican colonial style small inn
- Widely recognized as the best small hotel in Merida
- Tropical gardens and pool
- Various rooftop terraces
- No smoking in guest rooms
Ground Floor Chico Mendez Room
A name that we should mention often, Chico Mendez, self-educated Brazilnut harvester was internationally admired for trying to teach his country and the world about the sustainable resources offered by the Amazon forest where he lived. He was murdered by cattle ranchers and their interests when he got in the way ! Located on the ground floor in a rear patio area and facing a colonial well, this room is small and well appointed with excellent graphics and works of art.
It contains one double bed and is air-conditioned.
Second Floor Pablo Cetina Room
Named in honor of a true friend and delightful companion. Don Pablo was the sexton of the cathedral organ for more than forty years. This second floor, modern room has a Queen size bed and its bath is on a third level reached by an interior stone stairway.
A wall of French doors look toward the tropical garden patio and its adjoining terrace is a romantic dining nook with a view of the pool and garden.
The feel is "jungle" and the art is straight off the backs of indigenous persons from Peru to Puebla. The pillows of feline prints are a memory of a visit to the Guatemalan jungle when Don Pablo and I played with a grown ocelot.
Third Floor El Palomar Room
Many colonial buildings contained nitches of stone, placed for the pidgeons to nest there. The archaeological site at Uxmal has a major building which the Spanish dubbed El Palomar.
Our room, was once the nesting terrace for our pidgeons and when the room was built the birds kept returning for years, seeking entrance.
This is a third floor room, very private and with a king size bed which can be separated into 2 twin beds, with its ensuite bathroom located on a fourth level. Sixty-six steps will get you to bed - not for the faint-hearted. This room, wrapped in tropical foliage, conveniently connects to all of the upper-level terraces and city views and the bar and lounge. The colonial bell-towers, city-hall and the Merida Cathedral are visible from here.
Ground Floor Rigoberta Menchu Room
Still the object of death threats when she returns to her native Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchu, a Quiche Mayan woman who gained prominence helping to organize and defend the rights of indigenous peoples and who now is forced to live in exile, has become widely known as a leading advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation, not only in Guatemala but in the Western Hemisphere generally, and her work has earned her several international awards.
This small and cozy room honoring her, contains one double bed, a desk, two chairs, and excellent art works and graphics. Furnishings, floors windows and doors, are recycled from vintage buildings, both Mayan and Spanish. Facing a green tropical garden and colonial stone well, this room is not air-conditioned.
Ground Floor Frida Kahlo Room
Once used as a bodega for storing balls of chicle, the original raw material for producing chewing gum, when the owners managed cooperatives of Mayan chicle gatherers in the jungles of Quintana Roo. It is located on the ground level, but it is a split level room. It has 1 Queen bed on the main level and upstairs there is 1 Twin bed. Upstairs there is a door that opens to a beautiful garden.
A roster of nicknames and jungle campsites is still glued within the armoire. Facing a cenote-like pool and a riot of tropical foliage, this large ground floor room employs Spanish tile, old and new, together with vintage Mayan Art and textiles to fill its ample space.
Frida never slept here but would have certainly liked the folk-art.
Second Floor Manuel de Falla Room
The Manuel de Falla Room is named in honor of the romantic Spanish composer. It is located on the 2nd floor and has 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed so it can sleep 3 people. "Noches en los jardines de Espana" is a reality here, with its ancient tiled balcony hanging over the garden well and the room's main entrance hanging over the central courtyard and pool.
This was the home's master bedroom and still contains its original arabesque tile flooring, doors and windows and protective wrought iron. The massive Queen size iron bed was copied from an ancient one on the Greek island of Patmos.
The large bathroom was once part of an elaborate steam bath, installed when monied residents thought they needed a bit of "modern technology" in the 1920's.
Third Floor City View Terrace Room
Casa Mexilio's Rooftop Room.
Most requested and most private room, fifty-two stair steps will get you to bed! There is 1 queen size bed. The decor is Mexican colonial - the ancient and rustic.
In this room you get up early because the sun reaches these heights first, the city awakes early.
If you plan to spend your vacation in bed, don't choose this room. 'El Mirador', wrapped with a terrace larger than the room itself, exposing a more than 240 degree cityscape with Merida's colonial monuments (Cathedral, City Hall, Opera House, University, Jesuit and Franciscan churches and Convent) lighted only four blocks distance, this is a special space enveloped by the Mayan Cosmos, clear and clean, even in the city lights.
Ground Floor Yolanda Canto Room
Located across the street, in the Art Nouveau Townhouse, whose main entrance opens directly onto the garden used for breakfast. Movement begins in the building at 6:30 am. If you are coming to Yucatan to sleep late, don't pick this room. But for the early riser and adventurer, a person who can't wait to experience the city and surrounding villages, ruins, beaches, caves, haciendas, ecological reserves, and friendly people, you might like the extra space and the step back into the feel of another age.
A perfect setting for a writer, composer, painter or just a reader of books. Private, green, tropical and inspirational. The black grackles wake you up and the small flock of red-lored Amazon parrots finish the job. The large, leafy tauch tree near your porch contains one of their favorite snacks.
These rooms are on the rear, away from the street. The bedding is Queen size.
This was Yolanda Canto's home, musician and poet. At 98 years young, she still entertains in night spots around Merida, with her all girl orchestra. The other girls are pretty old, too.
Second Floor La Kajera Room
A memory and vision of a time on Patmos was with me when this room was designed.
I imagine it clinging to an outcropping of rock. But the tropical foliage below its balcony quickly destroys that image! It is white and cool shades of blue and limestone.
An eccentric and delightful whimsical memory of Greece, it got its name, La Kajera, from a venerable dooryard orange tree that had to be sacrificed to build the room.
The bed is Queen size -- the room is air conditioned -- and the balcony overlooking the garden well becomes part of the room.
Second Floor Private Terrace Enrique Granados Room
|Truly, Goyaesque, with wooden beams from colonial times, abundant wrought iron and a portrait of Santa Teresa de Avila purveying the scene. This second floor room with a private balcony hanging over the tropical pool and central courtyard below, provides the hideaway you are looking for. The bed is King size that can also be split into 2 twin beds. This room has a rooftop terrace equal in size to the floorspace of the room itself and a beautiful view of the city. A continental breakfast is included with the rate. All rooms are non smoking, Casa Mexilio is an Adult only hotel.|
"...the most exquisitely decorated inn in Merida, if not the entire country...being restored to something beyond its original splendor."
"...inside, all is Mexican colonial...breakfast was included and the place was positively delightful."
-The New York Times
"...a vibrant hybrid of Mayan, Spanish, and Arab influences, Casa Mexilio artfully incorporates its city's heritage into eight unique rooms in the center of town."
Conde Nast Traveler