Hotel Merida Santiago
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- Parking On Site
A stay at Hotel Merida Santiago places you in the heart of Merida, steps from Casa Frederick Catherwood and close to Merida English Library. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Zoological Park of Centenario and Plaza Grande.
Make yourself at home in one of the 6 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring free minibar items and LED televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages and facials. Additional features at this Colonial hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Merida Santiago. Meet other guests and eat at a complimentary reception. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the Sharing Traditions Cooking Class and Market Tour. As things turned out and much to my delight, I ended up being the solo participant in the class. For this foodie who regularly participates in cooking classes while travelling, I would rate this experience as one of my favourite. Everything from the visit to the local Santiago market to the well told history of the area to the actual food prep and feast that followed was a delight. The chef was a talented young man -professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I even got a chance to speak with the couple who owned the hotel where the class took place. I would rate my experience highly! It certainly was one of the highlights of my trip to Merida this past winter. 5 ⭐️.
This was our third trip to Merida. We've stayed in a different boutique hotel each time. We liked all three, and each has had distinct pluses. We give the put the Merida Santiago at the top on atmosphere and value. Rita and Jan are superb hosts, as if every member of their staff--we felt absolutely, genuinely welcome every moment of the stay. The facility is fine and scrupulously maintained. The breakfast is excellent. We didn't realize that the hotel has a chef and that lunch and dinner are available, and so had our dinners booked elsewhere for each of our four nights. We'll make up that omission next time.
I would highly recommend this boutique hotel which makes one feel that you are staying at someone's house. The owners are great and the food and service are also great. The rooms are good size and the bathroom was extra nice. The hotel employees are helpful with arranging tours to visit sites in the area. The hotel is located close to the central plaza/restaurants/stores and the city is safe (a tour guide said it was the second safest city in Mexico). One gets a real local cultural experience by staying here and I was sad to leave!
We stayed here for four nights. Everything was perfect. Beautiful, comfortable room, lovely courtyard, nice pool, and friendly and helpful owners and staff - nothing was too much trouble. Plus the food is out of this world. There is literally not one negative thing I could say about this place. It's a beautiful, tranquil retreat and totally lovely in every way.
We met the hotel's chef, Jacob, earlier in the week at the hotel's cooking class. He was knowledgeable and also experimenting with the hotel's menu. We so enjoyed the cooking class we wondered if he would prepare a special dinner for us later in week. After a chat with Jan, the hotel owner, the date and time were set.
Jacob and his kitchen helper created a five-course meal for 5 of us. So special. All the ingredients were fresh that day. It was evident that Jacob had gone beyond the call. Each course, each plate was delicately designed and presented. With a smile, as each course was delivered, Jacob explained his preparation, the ingredients and what he wished us to expect. And we did. Our first course was a fresh beet salad gently covered in a rendered beet sauce. This was followed by lightly breaded octopus touched with a hint of spices. Then came a pork belly perfectly fried, presented with greens. The main course was carefully grilled venison in a beautiful presentation. Our dessert was a gorgeous flan topped with whipped edam cheese --- so light and fluffy. What a masterful meal never to be forgotten. Whatever Jacob finally settles on for the hotel's dinner menu is sure to be wonderful. By the way, our surroundings in the hotel dinning room were as colorful and tasty as our apertif.