The Parador de Mérida Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the historic center of Mérida. This unique accommodation, designated a hotel in 1933, provides an excellent base from which history lovers and holidaymakers alike can explore the places where major historical events took place. The splendid Parador de Mérida is housed in a building which once hosted a convent, hospital, asylum, and even a prison. The surroundings of this Parador hotel invite visitors to take a relaxing stroll in beautiful and breathtaking landscapes. The hotel features a fitness center, lounge area, seasonal outdoor pool, indoor patios, as well as stunning gardens. The onsite restaurant is the hotel's best-kept secret where guests can taste exquisite local dishes like the special tomato cream, the Zorongollo (main course), the Ajoblanco (garlic and almonds), as well as delicious sweets and desserts. This air-conditioned hotel also has a safe, wedding services, banquet and meeting facilities with audiovisual equipment, a bar, an Internet point, free wireless Internet access, patio, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Accessible rooms with roll-in showers and accessible paths of travel are available. Please note that pets are not allowed in the hotel, though service dogs are welcome.
pleased there was plenty of other leisure area other than the bar as the spanish smoke such a lot. outside area most attractive part of hotel. liked the historical information about it. excellent staff. we had an upgrade as the room offered to us initially smelt of smoke/good breakfast & bar snacks.
we were very surprised at the poor quality of the food in the restaurant. we ate there twice & on the second occasion my partner had the wrong starter & main course & another british couple sent their food back. lack of english other than in the reception was a bit of a problem.
I loved that old hacienda, it was just perfect.
Coming from a country which is widely covered with free wifi I was missing that in the hotel.
The staff were very helpful and the room was of a very good standard, clean, tidy and very comfotable. Overall a great hotel with a very quaint setting and mass of history in the centre of Merida. Breakfast was of a buffet style (unless you choose to have it delivered to your room) and was good value for money for adults. Facilities were very good with bar, gymnasium, pool, lift and good access for wheel chairs. There is adequate parking, but this attracts a further charge - but worth the security to your vehicle. I didn't eat in the retaurant in the evening but did look at the menu, and it looks very good and is in Spanish, English, French and German. It would make a good destination for a couple looking for a short weekend break in my opinion and is a good recommendation for any business stay overs.
Difficult to find - unless you have an up to date satnav. I wasn't happy at being charged a tenner for a bowl of coco pops for my 2 year old daughter's breakfast.
The parador is well located in the centre of the interesting and lively town of Merida. It has the usual comprehensive but somewhat institutionalised parador ambience and facilities, and is less interesting than some of their more historic buildings. There is good underground parking on site.
The (male) receptionist was about as welcoming as a nightclub bouncer. A younger (female) colleague tried her best to compensate. Our room was a little tired for a hotel of this price.
The location and the building