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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Marionetas Merida
This truly is an exceptional hotel
We travelled through the Yucatan in November as part of an around the world trip from Australia. We stayed with Daniel and Sophie at Las Marionetas for 2 nights after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. The small hotel is beautifully renovated in typical mexican style with vivid colours and antiques.Beds and rooms are very comfortable. Merida is a beautiful city. make sure you visit Pancho Villas for dinner.At Las Marionetas, Daniel and Sophie make you instantly welcome and we were treated like personal friends, even though we arrived late evening. Nothing is too much trouble. This truly is an exceptional hotel.
I recently stayed at the new Hotel Marionetas in Merida, Mexico. This small hotel is beautifully decorated, clean, fresh, the food was wonderful and the hosts, Daniel and Sofi were incredibly friendly and accommodating. I believe that a boutique hotel like this (only 8 rooms) is a welcome change for the weary traveller and at US$70 per night (including taxes and a fabulous breakfast) is a very reasonable price for the quality. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and can't wait to go back there.
Pleasant, clean, extremely nice management
Marionetas has much to recommend it. Small (just 6 rooms), close to the Historic Center's lively ambience, and open just a few months, it's lovingly managed by a refreshingly kind and open twosome, Dan and Sophie (he Argentine and she Macedonian, giving the place a cosmopolitan feel). Our room, downstairs in the quiet two-story hotel building that's set back from the street, looked out at the pool so we could see the aquamarine light from the pool at night - very romantic. Rooms are simply furnished and ultra-clean, shower is luxurious and bathroom nicely appointed. Just off the street is a large sitting area with bar, but breakfast was served in a covered patio outside near the pool (at least on the mild December mornings when we visited). I admire this young couple for plunking themselves down in Merida, Mexico, and becoming hoteliers. In just a few days, I came to care for them -- two people among what I predict will be many pioneers, from many places, who will be drawn to Merida for its friendly, optimistic, mood and low-priced Spanish-colonial houses just crying out to be rehabed and lived in. We've traveled on the Mexican Caribbean coast quite a bit and only this time made it to Merida. We hope to return soon: it's a special place that may well become an expat favorite (watch out, San Miguel de Allende and Playa del Carmen). Merida is now officially on OUR list of places to visit again -- or even move to if America's current downward spiral (thanks, neocons) gets REALLY serious.
Charming tranquil hotel
This charming hotel is a peaceful oasis within walking distance of the centre of Merida. Our room was large and airy, with a very comfortable kingsize bed, and a spotless bathroom. We liked the tranquil interior courtyard garden with its inviting swimming pool. We enjoyed the al-fresco breakfasts, and appreciated the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by our charming hosts. We liked it so much that we have already been back.
Oasis in the City
A friend and I just returned home from a visit to the Yucatan, which included a stay at the lovely Hotel Marionetas. Not only is this charming B&B beautiful, peaceful and in a wonderful location from which to tour the City of Merida, but the hosts and staff are warm, welcoming, helpful and fun. Every detail shows the care that Sofi and Dan put into their hotel. No need to look further...this is the place to stay!!!
A slice of paradise in the City!
I stayed at Hotel Marionetas in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico with friends for five nights and my husband joined me for two more nights. The prices are extremely reasonable ($75-$85 per night, double occupancy) for all the conviences you get.
The rooms are large and warmly decorated with King and Double beds. Between the natural breezes and the air conditioner, the rooms cool down nicely at night. In the morning, your hosts Sofi and Daniel greet you with coffee, tea, ham, biscuits, jam, butter, cereal, fruit, yogurt and anything else you might need for a delightful, healthy breakfast.
The Bed & Breakfast is comfortably small so you don't feel like just another customer. Sofi and Daniel treat you like family and will recommend the best sites, best restaurants, and best ways to travel. The pool is available for cooling down after a hard day of shopping or just sitting in the cafe drinking coffee and chatting with the hosts brings about a nice air of relaxation. Free internet is available in the cafe area.
After staying at two other hotels in the Merida area, that while cheaper, certainly were no match for Hotel Marionetas for comfort, service, and overall good feeling. They made my first time to Mexico much more enjoyable and I highly recommend Hotel Marionetas for anyone who enjoys nice hotels and great service!
Romantic little Garden of Eden
Eight of my best friends and I recently stayed at this lovely B&B type hotel located in the centro area of Merida, Yucatan. It was wonderful! The place itself is absolutely gorgeous and has a soul all its own. Walking in off the street one is immediately greeted into a delightful hideaway complete with eight beautifully and uniquely outfitted rooms. The meticulous decor of the charming rooms, the small pool, and a towering palm tree all combine to create an unforgetable romantic experience. To top it off, Hotel Marionetas is just minutes (by foot) from outstanding shopping opportunities and some pretty good restaurants! And rest assured that the owners will do their best to make sure you have a wonderful time!
The ultimate Yucatecan experience!
Hotel Marionetas is a charming little "villita" in the heart of Merida that beautifully reflects the colonial architecture and brilliant colors of Mexico. Great attention to detail is evident in each guest room, with hand-painted mosaics and tiled floor. My friends and I stayed there for 5 days, and relaxing in the open air palapa overlooking the impeccably maintained gardens and pool with a capuccino in hand was heaven. The local owners are gracious and caring hosts, and they have created a peaceful and beautiful haven for those who are looking for the ultimate Yucatecan experience - with personalized service and comfortable accomodations that reflect the simple elegance and artistry of Mexico. Enjoy!
"My daughter and I were guests at Hotel Marionetas, in Merida, Yucatan,
Mexico for nine beautiful days. We immensely enjoyed our stay at this
extremely cozy hotel with such an interesting historical background.
Wherever we turned there was something to admire: whether it was the
swimming pool, spacious room with lovely and easy décor, the green
or the cafeteria with delicious cappuccinos. The atmosphere created by
owners, Sofia and Dan, was warm, easy-going, and their
hospitality-outstanding! It was much more than we ever expected - thank
Sofi and Dan for making us feel at home away from home."
Absolute Gem in Heart of Historical Merida
An absolute gem of a small family operated hotel in the historical heart of Merida! The Marionetas' rooms are spotlessly clean, bright, cheerful and air conditioned with totally new premium beds and furnishings. The hotel's owners, Sofi & Dan, are the consummate hosts who are totally delightful, extraordinarily helpful and attentive, and who make you instantly feel part of their family and fully at ease in Merida. We will return frequently in the years to come. Marionetas is truly special and well worth a trip to Merida simply to experience its ambience, charm and warmth. Charles and Susan, San Francisco, USA
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Marionetas Merida
Travel Blogs from Merida
... as the woman on the desk literally didn't speak a word of English, but we got through it with James' basic spanish and a lot of pointing. The room is basic but has everything we need (including aircon!)
We had dinner at a highly reccommended resturant just down the road form the hotel called Chaya Maya. We had a really yummy share platter with chicken, pork and valladolid saussage followed by a weird sweet potato and coconut cake.
... a bus to Merida. This was a beautiful bus with cushioned seats that reclined, air conditioning and very comfy. That bus took us to a mall with Sears, Sally Beauty and the rest of the stores we didn't recognize. Not happy with the shopping there so after 2 hours walked to what was supposed to be an upscale Walmart. I don't think so!!! Picked up a few things in the grocery department and caught a local bus ...
... marvelled at some incredible murals, depicting Mayan suffering at the hands of the conquistadors and various revolutionary figure such as Salvador Alvarado (see photo). Then, on to the cathedral, followed by the museo de arte popular. I got there exactly when they opened at 10am after having seen one of the three remaining and impressive arches of the city. The collection has various examples of folk art including skeletons in various costumes, doing various things and ...
... urban center and hub of regional trade. But after centuries of prosperity and absorbing influxes of other cultures like the Toltecs, the city met a mysterious end.
During the 1400s people abandoned Chichén Itzá to the jungle. Though they left behind amazing works of architecture and art, the city’s inhabitants left no known record of why they abandoned their homes. Scientists speculate that droughts, exhausted soils, and royal quests for conquest and ...
... My room is comfortable and has a ridiculously big en-suite bathroom so at the moment I'm loving the luxury compared to the hostels. It's brilliant to be able to unpack all of my stuff! I wanted to look over what I'd learnt today again but felt mydelf drifting off right away. The neighbourhood is noisier than I'm used to, with dogs barking, cars beeping, people shouting and so on. I've got my earplugs though and they seemed to do the trick!