Hyatt Regency Merida
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I traveled from East Lansing, Michigan to Merida, Mexico. I came as part of an MSU study abroad program called "Community in Medicine". I will be staying here in Merida for 7 days, and plan to overshadow doctors in three different site areas as well as learn about the history of the Yucatan peninsula. I am traveling with 25 other students who will …
... brazo de reina" (hardboiled egg with pumpkin seeds in a spinach-corn-dough) or "queso relleno" (Edam cheese from Holland filled with shredded pork). People in Yucatán also seem to be a bit obsessed with spinach - called chaya - there are spinach smoothies, spinach doughs, spinach desserts, etc. Really delicious! Another traditional drink is an artesanal beer called "Ceiba", made entirely of ...
... at the side of the road trying to sell the driver their food.
- Seeing a lot of articulated trucks on the road.
- First sight of water in 2 weeks with the Gulf of Mexico at Champoton getting there at 1 pm. All those pelicans sitting on the posts by the fishing boats.
- Forty five minutes later had ...
... a fantastic cook, and she wants to come cook for us one time. Woot!
After awhile, I find out why her nephew didn't know his way around. He had been living in the United States for the past 32 years. He graduated from engineering school in Merida, moved to the states to work in construction for better pay, then returned to take care of his mother on their bee farm after his father passed away a couple of months ago. Now in Merida, he works on construction projects for ...
... Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, is actually the name of the main pyramid, Chichen Itza is the name given to the entire city. The Temple of Kukulkan loomed in the nearby distance, however, it wasn't as big as I thought it was ...
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Un de mes meilleurs séjours dans un hôtel de luxe
J'ai passé de merveilleuses vacances au Hyatt de Mexico. La décoration et la qualité des chambres sont surprenantes. Il y a trois piscines et plusieurs restaurants à l'intérieur de l'hôtel - ils sont un peu chers mais la cuisine est vraiment savoureuse et de qualité. Le personnel est très serviable et traite la clientèle avec beaucoup d'égards.
Notre chambre était dans les derniers étages et la vue était superbe - on voyait la mer et toute la ville à des kilomètres à la ronde - très romantique.
J'ai d'excellents souvenirs de mon voyage au Mexique, et notre séjour au Hyatt y a contribué. N'hésitez pas à y aller si vous le pouvez !
Good hotel with nice pool
Stayed at the Hyatt in Merida for a conference and had a room on the "concierge floor". The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The pool is very nice and large, in particular compared to the Interconti across the street. Continental breakfast in the lounge was included, but due to the large number of guests the service was unimpressive.
My family of five stayed at the Hyatt in Merida over our spring break at the end of March. We had two rooms on one of the "concierge" floors. I had pored over all of the TripAdvisor reviews of Merida hotels and chose the Hyatt because we wanted 1) a quiet location, 2)spacious, comfortable rooms, 3) firm beds, and 4)a good pool. We got all of that. Also, because we paid more for the concierge floor we had included in the price a very nice continental breakfast and an even nicer evening beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres kind of spread. So we were happy with our stay there. That being said, the Hyatt is very corporate. The building stands out like a sore thumb on the Merida skyline. If you're looking for a place with character, this is not it. Further, while the morning and evening servers at the concierge floor lounge made the extra effort to be helpful, the staffers at the front desk were unimpressive - not unfriendly, but not welcoming either.
Hotel is in a great location right off Paseo Montejo but it could do with improvements in its personnel and some brightening of its interiors. All the glass in the hotel is tinted which is probably great during summer but makes for a gloomy atmosphere. Our cardkey did not open the room door; the bellhop tried it several times then said he would be back with a replacement and left us standing outside the room with our luggage. When he returned the door still would not open. A passing staffer used his master key and the bellhop said he would return with another keycard, so we tipped him and waited in the room with our bags unopened and unpacked in case we had to change rooms. The room was spacious but dim and unwelcoming even after we turned on the 3 sixty-watt lamps; the big tinted window contributed to the dimness. Several minutes later, a maintenance man knocked on the door, tried the card again, then left saying the mechanism needed a new battery. We asked him to also get us brighter bulbs and he said he would bring back 75 watt bulbs. After another wait of several minutes, we called the front desk and a woman came up. We had to explain the problem with the door and also reiterated our request for brighter bulbs. She refused our request saying the hotel did not have them. When we told her the maintenance guy had gone to get the higher wattage, she said she did not know why he said that as they did not have 75 watts. Later she backed down and said she would "see" if they had the bulbs. In the meantime, another guy came up and repaired the door mechanism. Several minutes later yet another man came up with the 3 new bulbs, which brightened the room considerably.
Probably, best hotel in town.
Very nice hotel with delicious breakfast. Large rooms with well-equipped bathrooms. Inexpensive room service and wonderful swimming-pool. Very helpful staff and nice location. The Italian restaurant is not bad at all (and I am Italian...). I would definitely return back.
My husband and I spent one week (February 14 to 20, 2005) in beautiful Merida, Mexico. We were in Merida to visit some dear friends who moved there about two years ago.
Just got back from Mexico on a four night stay at the Hyatt in Merida. We were on the executive level (15, 16, 17) and enjoyed our room. It had a few extras such as down comforters and extra pillows. We did have a friend that was staying on a normal room and they did not have a safe in their room and switched to the executive level for the extra amenties. Food in the hotel was fair. Right across the street is Fiesta Americanan and their food was MUCH better so we ate there a majority of the time. Felt safe in the area we were located. Clean hotel, clean room, and good service. May stay at Fiesta Americana next time just because the better food and more amenities (mall inside hotel, spa, bar with live band).
Well run spacious business hotel in a convenient location for touring. well it would be if you had a map to find you way through the maze of the city (we didn't!). fab breakfast try casa del paseo on CALLE 66 for a superb dining experience
I had reserved a non-smoking room on the Regency Floor including a massage and full breakfast.There are NO non-smoking rooms in this hotel and the gracious front desk manager ALLOWED me have the full breakfast even though she said I was only "entitled" to a continental breakfast.The massage was NOT included but she said she'd allow me to ONLY pay 50% of the price. The bathroom had a large area of dried urine in front of the toilet that had been there for some time.I brought it to their attention and they agreed to clean it.After I left the following morning for the Fiesta America across the street,I wish I'd NEVER seen the Hyatt.Upon returning home,I shared my problems with Hyatt customer service who referred the problem back to the hotel who sent a form e-mail apology and refused to correct their errors. Never again-stay across the street at the Fiesta Americana,5 star,for less.
Adventure Travel with Luxury
We traveled across the Yucatan in October 2002. Merida is a delightful city and a great base to visit surrounding ruins and haciendas. Each day we would visit the hot jungle to explore Mayan temples and swim in cenotes. It was easier to get hot and sticky in the jungle when we knew we would return to the luxurious Hyatt Regency Merida. Terry robes for the pool, hot tub, or massage. Location is great, across the street from the beautiful Fiesta Americana mall. Lots of places to eat within walking distance.