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
Travelled with family and had an amazing experience in this beautiful Hacienda. The rooms were gorgeous and the staff was very kind and attentive. The restaurant is also beautiful with a wonderful view to a garden. The food was delicious! I truly recommend this place!
pattyjporter - Merida, Mexico
Hacienda Xcanatun is quite likely the best kept secret you want to keep for yourself. The hotel is simply exquisite. We went there over the course of the last ten and it remains simply amazing. Beautiful rooms (less than 20), nicely decorated, not to mention a bathroom you may want to spend your day in ! The hacienda is located on a beautiful property, amazing nature including some incredible birds. The restaurant is also great.. outside terrace is a must to enjoy the natural sound of the hacienda. And, service is simply great. Nice, attentive, efficient.. so I can only highly recommend this place and wish we come back some other time soon.
stephane75009 - Paris, France
We visited the Hacienda with clients for dinner. What a beautiful place. I would love to stay here on my next visit to Merida. The Restaurant was traditionally decorated but very stylish and clean. The staff were excellent throughout with a well polished level of service. I am vegetarian so would like to see a few more options on the menu rather than just pasta. One of our group recommended the mushroom risotto which we requested without shrimp for me. Wow. What a delicious surprise. Best risotto I have ever eaten - with a delicious smoky chilli flavour that was totally unexpected. Great evening, great ambience, great food.
We just wish that they had a not so noisy air conditioning system. I am sensitive to noise and a light sleeper. The noise kept waking me up. Everything else was amazing. The food was excellent. The warm sweet bread in the morning was delightful. We felt at home.
I love local high school nd boutique haciendas and the state is full of them. We stayed at the presidential suite which we found to be not only spacious but decorated with local furniture, arts and crafts in sync with the architecture of the hacienda. The gardens and chapel are lively and the restaurant was very good I highly recommend it
Patricio B - Mexico City, Mexico