Los Arcos Bed & Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Los Arcos Bed & Breakfast Merida
Los Arcos B&B........Wow!!!
We found everything about Los Arcos to be excellent.
After traveling throughout the Yucatan for 2 weeks, we extended our stay at Los Arcos to 4 days from our originally planned 2 day stay.
It is truly a hidden gem and frankly was the most relaxing part of our entire trip. Jim and David are the most gracious hosts you'll find anywhere and the Casita was top notch.
Can't say enough good things.
Wonderful Los Arcos
What a wonderful place to stay.
The Bungalows, as I call them, are gorgeous.
Clean rooms and beautiful decorations.
Private bath and fresh towels everyday.
Pool to sunbath in. You think you have gone to heaven.
The people are wonderful. Make you feel right at home.
Coffee and breakfast served every morning out by the pool.
You won't want to miss out on this place.
The rates are very reasonable. This is one vacation I will never
forget. It's the place you need to be.
Los Arcos is the Crown Jewel of Merida
Our stay at Los Arcos B & B made our visit to Merida a wonderful and memorable experience. Los Arcos is like a tropical paradise hidden in the heart of the Yucatan. The Spanish Colonial style house and its guest quarters are spectacularly beautifu and tastefully decorated with an impressive collection of exquisite antiques. The staff were always friendly and attentive, making us feel like we were right at home. We will be returning to Los Arcos very soon.
Paradise in the City!
Los Arcos B & B is the best place I have ever stayed! The beautiful and original paintings reflecting Mexican culture, the ornate tile, beautiful furniture, and skylights in the room I stayed in made me feel like I was in a palace. I thought I had found heaven on earth while having a wonderful and delicious breakfast in the courtyard with all the tropical plants, flowers, birds, fountains and swimming pool. The service was superb! These folks really made me feel at home. They were very down to earth, friendly, and extremely helpful during my vacation in Merida. I highly recommend Los Arco B & B, and I will definitely be returning.
Approaching Los Arcos for the first time through the busy, narrow colonial streets of Merida is an overwhelming experience. The bustling city with its zipping cars, riotously colorful houses, and pressing humanity is a curious mix of old and new Mexico. Centuries old churches stand side-by-side with galleries of cutting-edge sculpture or paintings, and the same museum may contain ancient Mayan artifacts and modern art installations. Every night there is some live performance, often free of charge. And on Sundays, they're literally dancing in the streets near the Main Plaza.
Los Arcos is a perfect foil to the hustle of Merida. The heat and excitement of the city melts away when entering the quiet, cool central hall of the old mansion. Los Arcos is peaceful and serene, but never boring. It is sumptous feast for all the senses, from the gracious hospitality of the hosts and staff, to the gorgeous antiques and beautiful artwork, from the gurgling fountains and soft calls of the birds in the garden, to the refreshingly cool water of the pool surrounded by diverse tropical greenery.
The ambitious sight-seeing plans made at home seem irrelevant as morning sun filters through the palms. Lingering over a delicious, freshly made breakfast and savory coffee is all that matters.
When the museums have been visited, the cathedrals explored, the pyramids climbed, and the beaches admired, Los Arcos calls you back for rejuvenation.
Take the host's advice for evening meals. In Merida, you can dine like a king for a pittance. Follow David's directions, and at the end of a short walk, you will find yourself in the courtyard of one of several colonial mansions cum restaurants whose offerings rival fine food served in any European city. Don't rush. Savor the dessert and coffee. It is safe to walk back through the streets at any hour.
Staying at Los Arcos while in Merida is a timeless escape in the heart of the city with it's lush gardens and quiet solitude. Within walking distance to most downtown attractions, Los Arcos provides the place for siesta with it's large pool and breezy gardens. The host David Reed is extremely knowledgeable on the history and culture of the Yucatan, and can steer you in the right direction for true Mayan experience. The peacefulness and quaint splendor will be etched in my mind forever.
Casual Elegance-Ancient City
Informal, with the grace of casual elegance; a tropical paradise in the middle of an ancient city -- that's Los Arcos! As a single person traveling in the Yucatan, I highly recommend this beautiful bed and breakfast for its serenity and security. Jim and David have created a paradise where you can relax and become in tune to the pace of what makes Mexico so special. Your own well-appointed room with towels galore, soaps and art waits for you! A warm pool in the courtyard beckons you for the late night swim. Looking for your own piece of paradise? Ask Jim to show you some of the beautiful properties available through his company, Mayan Living.
Feels like Home
We stayed at Los Arcos for two weeks in February. Our casita was fabulous with all the right touches: bathrobes, sarongs, lush towels, nice sheets, and Roberto kept the room very clean. We used Los Arcos as a home base while taking day trips to the Mayan ruins, the beach, and local cenotes. Both Jim and David were very helpful in figuring out where to go for dinner (lots of choices for every budget), and they always knew what was happening in town. Some days we just stayed 'home' and lounged beside the pool with a book and a few cold drinks. Los Arcos is situated perfectly in Merida...in the historic district but in a quieter area...within walking distance to most everything, or the buses were also close by. We have stayed in B&B's in Mexico and paid twice the price for half the value. Jim and David have done a great job in creating Los Arcos and if we find ourselves back in Merida, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Best place to stay in Merida
We stayed at this lovely guesthouse for a week. The home is full of wonderful antiques, painting and art. The owners Jim and David are some of the best host you will ever find. The tropical gardens and guestrooms are cozy, and you never want to leave your room. Jim owns one of the largest real estate companies in the area. He not only was a wonderful host, but sent countless hours showing us the city and charming old colonial homes. His company is Mayan Living real estate, you can find it at ---------. Going to Merida in the future, no need to look any further than Los Arcos, need a realtor...Jim is your man.
Los Arcos Rules!!!
It was not the easiest to find their website, ----, but I'm so glad we did. We decided to stay based on the pics on the website. It was so much better than we ever expected. The owners of Los Arcos are native English speakers. I say this just in case your Spanish skills are like mine. At any rate, the main house is amazing and lush; it's filled to the brim with original paintings, sculptures, crystal chandeliers, and carpets. When you walk out back to your casita, you go through literally a tropical garden. There are exotic plants, birds, waterfalls and a wonderful swimming pool. The casitas themselves are also filled with unusual curios and original artwork. The air-conditioned rooms are clean with comfy beds and great showers. In the morning, Roberto (who is wonderful) serves a fabulous breakfast that is more than even the hungriest person can eat. The hosts Jim and David are extremely friendly and helpful. What else can I say? Try it and I promise you won't be disappointed.
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