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Hacienda Xcanatun in Merida, Mexico
Built in the 18th century, Hacienda Xcanatun (ssh-kana-toon), a former sisal plantation, has been magically recreated as a small luxury hotel. This elegant hideaway, set on nine acres of exuberant gardens and surrounded by protective walls, lies minutes from the capital city of Merida. Settle into the ambience of colonial Mexico in an air-conditioned suite filled with antiques, hand carved colonial furnishings, intricate textiles and Peruvian oil paintings. A unique fusion cuisine is served in the gourmet Casa de Piedra restaurant, awarded a 5-star diamond award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Savor a blend of French technique with Caribbean and local ingredients, plus Yucatecan specialties.
For undeniable pampering, The Spa offers wellness and holistic indigenous treatments such as the signature Maya Honey & Flower Massage, which may be enjoyed in a secluded garden palapa or in-suite. When not relaxing at the hacienda, this is a great jumping off point for exploring the Mayan ceremonial centers at Uxmal, Kabah, Dzibilchaltun and Chichen Itza. Enjoy a boat ride through one of the largest flamingo nature preserves in the Americas and discover nearby deserted Gulf beaches. With Merida in your backyard, fine shopping, a colorful weekly market, street festivals, local concerts and museums are just a quick jaunt away.
Location of Hacienda Xcanatun
Nearest Airport: MID
Reviews for Hacienda Xcanatun
We enjoyed supper at Hacienda Xcanatun last Wednesday before a marvellous tango music concert and returned for lunch today with our cousins, visiting from England. We had the same waiter both times - very professional, and with a good sense of humour! Everything - appetizers, drinks, main courses and deserts - was wonderful. After lunch Fabian and Giovanni showed us around a section of the hacienda, with informative and entertaining commentary. We'll return.
moleskinMary - Thailand
We have gone to this restaurant several times during our winters in Progreso. We absolutely love the food, waiters and mostly the ambience. It is one of the most beautiful places in Merida, especially at night. It is a must if you are in the area.
Kariricher - Ontario, Canada
This hotel has a main building, which is the restored old hacienda, and smaller hacienda-type houses with two levels and one apartment on each level. The houses and the apartments are very nice and create a very genuine hacienda-feeling. The garden of the hotel is like a botanical garden - it is wonderful! Plenty of birds and even one cuati called Simona which is the house animal (it is sooooo cute!!). The restaurant in the main building is very nice and serves great food. If you have a (rental) car, you can park at the hotel. All the staff at the hotel were very helpful with all our requests. They were also very kind. This is a great hotel with unique atmosphere snd we can heartily recommend it! The only thing we would suggest to the management is to arrange that the two pools get cleaned more regularly and more thoroughly. We wanted to go swimming during our stay but gave it up because the pools didn't look clean.
pavelatanassov - Vienna, Austria
If anyone tries to suggest that you had been a meal here, please disregard. We went on Christmas Day and the food was inedible. Also, even though we paid a lot of money, they wouldn't let us visit the grounds. They made a huge fuss about reservations and only holding tables for 15 minutes.... But, the place was empty. Absolutely empty. This is a place you can skip. I will give them this. The service was lovely and the restaurant staff was very friendly. However, overall it was a massive disappointment.
Mary K - New York
The hotel was ok. The breakfasts were good, but did not like the dinners. As to service, they are quite attentive, the rooms were made up very fast, they are very helpful, except at times in the dining areas they did leave us abandoned. The water in the shower goes on/off which is a bit annoying, and the stone steps leading to the back rooms are very uncomfortable to walk, several people complained about this. However, other than this, we enjoyed the hotel The location is very good because it is more centrally located to the new museum as well as downtown Merida. The other Haciendas are at least 1-hour away. We would stay there again.
nimo5 - u.s.