This amazing colonial Hotel is located in the desirable Santiago neighborhood of downtown historic Merida. Visitors of this hotel for sale in Merida will be close to shopping, restaurants, one block from Santiago park, and a few more block to the main Square center of Merida. So much to do within walking distance, and an easy car ride to North Merida for more shopping, restaurants, banking, hotels, and more. This beautiful hotel comes with historical value, both for the building as well as the countless crafts and furniture that decorate the place. The place is sold fully furnished (except a few personal belongings of the owner)
The Hotel has a Restaurant and Liquor license up to date that comes with the sale.
The hotel became the very first Bed & Breakfast style lodging in Merida. There were a few guesthouses, but not the B&B concept. Twenty years into the project, we left the B&B idea, to become “a small hotel”, which we remain today.
The hotel features 10 bedrooms ( operating ) and 14 baths, bar first level with kitchen, laundry area, each of the bedrooms has an air conditioner already installed. The entire house features tall ceilings, some areas are lower, pasta tile floors, mampostería walls all around, and a filtered swimming pool with dramatic lighting. There are roof terraces with a city view.
Some of the history of the bedroom
Penthouse Room . . . with a View
First added as a folly on the rooftop - it became a favorite of requested room, then transformed into a Bar with a View and with another stairway, a lookout tower. Today it's all of those things, depending on the season. And it can be your address in Merida.
Historic architectural details found in Merida and surrounding villages, furnishings are now a Colonial shaker style. Reached by a second story Monet-inspired Japanese bridge from the main house, which hangs over the pool and is touched by the palm trees, this memory of earlier life in Appalachia is in cool shades of grey and blue.
Manuel DeFalla Room
Named for a favorite Spanish composer, whose ‘Nights in the Gardens of Spain’ feels real here. This is a second-level Master Bedroom of the old 19th Century Merida townhouse and now includes a sleeping loft with an additional bathroom up the stairs. Not a room for three people, but rather for two friends who desire separate sleeping and two modern bathrooms. There are two beds, one QUEEN and one TWIN. The airflow is from three different directions and space is enveloped in greenery. The room’s original interior balcony is very private and even the giant tree that shades the balcony is historic.
El Palomar Room
Named for a terrace where the pigeons had their homes before space became a guest room. It's a new room but is built with found and recycled architectural details from other times, from the French tiles brought from Marseille to the hacienda windows which have a story to tell. Above the room is a garden, profuse and green, and a lookout tower scans the western horizon.
Pablo Cetina Room
This rear garden mezzanine bi-level room is reached by a stone stairway with views of the interior patio with Colonial well. Very green and romantic. It’s named for a true friend who was sexton of the Merida cathedral’s tubular organ for forty years. The en suite bathroom is reached by an interior stair and is on a higher level. Very eccentric and adventurous.
About the area
The Plaza of Santiago is a meeting place -- for taxis and city buses, supermarket, pharmacy, 24 hr convenience store, vegetable, fruit, and flower markets -- and typical food stalls abound. There's also a cobbler, first-run movie theatre, barber, Chinese restaurant, paint, and hardware stores. And benches in a well-tended park for passing idle hours and waiting for romance.