Hotel Hacienda VIP
Sumptuous converted 19th century property of just eight rooms right in the centre of colonial Mérida, offering the height of luxury within an atmospheric, elegant setting.
The stunning 19th century Hotel Hacienda VIP is conveniently located in the heart of the historical centre of Mérida, a short walk from the main square. It has just eight rooms painted in rich, warm colours and equipped with huge open plan bathrooms, ipod docks, four poster beds draped with bright linens, abstract paintings and heavy wooden doors.
Rooms overlook the enclosed, open-air pool, flanked by a colonnaded terrace and rustic stonework. There is also a massage pavilion plus a bar and restaurant that's exclusive to guests.
The wide, airy corridors evoke a sense of elegance, even opulence, with columns supporting high ceilings with wooden rafters. The communal areas are particularly atmospheric by night, when the artful lighting creates a romantic ambience.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Very Nice Boutique Hotel. Shame the catering facilities were so limited.AG, Buckingham
Plaza Santa Lucia has a number of good restaurants only 5 minutes walk from the Hacienda Merida VIP.PH, Westcliff-on-sea
"This was a fabulous hotel, not great to look at from the outside but once inside it was lovely. Staff were very attentive and helpful."GS, Rayleigh
We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful property which is very well situated. Our room was huge and well appointed. The a la carte breakfasts served by the pool were of a very high quality. It might be too quiet for some people but it suited us.SS, Liverpool
"Excellent service, lovely breakfast and nice pool."MB, Southsea
Best hotel we've stayed in!!!
“Can’t recommend Hacienda Merida too highly - one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in and the service was superb”.CB, Manchester
Our favourite hotel!
“The service was very good at all the hotels that we stayed at. Hacienda Merida was our favourite, as they really paid attention to small details and wanted us to relax and enjoy ourselves (it was the smallest hotel as well)”AL, Brentford
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