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"Since staying in casa de Los mosaicos this past August, I have been dreaming about writing a review. My boyfriend and I were in Merida for a few days, and staying at Casa de Los Mosaicos made this experience unforgettable. First, the location of this house is perfect. It is on a quiet street right in the middle of it all. You have all the cute new restaurants, the legendary old restaurants, the parks, the cathedrals, all in walking distance. We parked the car in the (very spacious) garage and just walked everywhere! Secondly, the beauty of this house. Every room is meticulously decorated, and you really feel like care was taken to make this space beautiful and interesting. In the heat of the summer, we really appreciated the high ceilings (and the A/C- every room has its own controls to allow for better use, which is great). Finally and importantly, the backyard. It was amazing to have a secluded private space with a pool and some lounge chairs to cool off and to relax. It was a lovely place to stay in Merida, can't wait for next time."
Guest: I and FDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 8, 2015
KATHLEEN WHITE'S GUEST HOUSE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE SINGLE TRAVELER AS WELL AS COUPLES
"I stayed at the El Avenue Blanca for one month. April 14 to May 14, 2015. I was there for extensive dental work and was traveling alone. Being a 65 year old woman, it was difficult to stay in a hotel by myself. I would highly recommend this guest house, especially, for people traveling alone. Those who do not speak Spanish and do not know the city.
Kathleen and her family are very nice people. She was informative on places to visit and ways to spend the time I was not seeing the dentist. Also, she was able to call taxis for me - something I could not do myself since I do not speak Spanish.
Her inn is a reasonable place to spend time, and within reasonable walking distance to certain locations. If you stay with her for 1 month, you have your own bedroom and bathroom. You also have use of the kitchen, pool, CD library, garden areas and patios.
It was nice to have other people around me to talk to and share my adventures.
Again, I recommend her guest house for anyone traveling to Merida, Mexico for the first time."
Guest: BarbaraDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
"We enjoyed our stay at Casa la Barenda, good location, air conditioning that worked and everything thing we needed to relax and enjoy. We visited in late July early August and it was hot outside, but we kept it nice and comfortable inside. There were some good maps at the Casa that made it easy for us to get to what we wanted to see. Uxmal and the ruins of the Ruta Puuc are amazing. We visited several nearby museums that were free and air conditioned as well as a day to to the beaches near Progreso . There are good restaurants nearby that can be easily walked to. Only negative was no hot water for the shower and several lights needed to be replace so it was a little dark. Would definitely recommend to friends and would look to return if we get the chance to visit Merida again, we would plan for November to April. The plunge pool was a refreshing relief after walking around town in the heat. The roof deck was another added bonus. The private outdoor space with grill table and ceiling fan was another added plus"
Guest: Bruce B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"Villa Mercedes 2 was a great base for our 12-day vacation in Yucatan in early October 2015. The house and its commanding beach-front location gave us the option of spending time getting inspired by the surrounding landscape or exploring the nearby natural and cultural wonders representative of this area of México.
The house is tastefully appointed and well equipped to provide all the comforts from home and Gonzalo and Olivia are always ready to take care of any eventualities. We actually had enough time to explore most of the recommended sites that Tony suggested in his welcome package. Here is a summary of three of them where the reader may benefit from our experience:
Chichen Itza: Always impressive Mayan city of the classical period. My wife and I visited the site many years ago so we wanted to visit it again. We enjoyed a full day there but would volunteer a few warnings: 1) If your camera looks too professional or if you are carrying a tripod, you will not be allowed entry with your equipment. You have the option to secure it in your car before you enter the site (I did not like this option even if the only reason would have been the heat inside a car’s trunk. 2) You are no longer allowed to climb the pyramids or the other structures; they are off-limits to visitors (that was not the case during our first visit to Chichen Itza and Uxmal many years ago). 3) The souvenir vendors have taken over all surrounding areas to the monuments and reduce somewhat the enjoyment of the site with their constant peddling.
Dzibilchaltun: Though a smaller Mayan enclave when compared to Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun is still impressive and it is so close to Villa Mercedes 2 that visiting the site is very effortless. It has a very nice cenote within its limits where visitors are allowed to swim. The same restrictions about cameras are also in effect at Dzibilchaltun; after the experience in Chichen Itza, I was prepared this time and avoided taking my DSLR and drone. In addition, in Dzibilchaltun, you are not allowed to enter any bags (backpacks, large purses, etc.).
Celestun: A very nice bio-reserve where you can take boat tours of shallow mangrove-lined waterways where flamingos come to socialize by the thousands. Only problem: plan your trip for December or January. Flamingos have other things to do during October and not many of them will be around to greet you.
Overall, this was a great vacation for us… We will be back!"
Guest: Luis E.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 11, 2015