Hacienda Hotels: One Historic, One Hip – Merida, Yucatan State, Mexico


Our time in Merida was book-ended by stays at two extraordinary—and very different— haciendas that have been turned into luxury hotels.

A hip hacienda hotel

Rosas y Xocolate (pronounced chocolate) on Paseo de Montejo was createde inside the stately bones of a colonial mansion. It’s an architectural fantasy—all angles and contrasts and color (mostly pink). For more, read our full review of Rosas y Xocolate for iTraveliShop.com.

Here’s a look at Rosas y Xocolate.

A historic hacienda hotel

Hacienda Xcanatun is also an architectural wonder–but of a different kind. A few minutes north of Merida, this luxury retreat hides out inside a lovingly preserved and historic sisal factory—found, unearthed and re-built by the son of one of Mexico’s most famous and accomplished archaeologists. Read more about the romantic side of this hotel in our piece about Hacienda Xcanatun for iTraveliShop.com.

Here’s a look at Hacienda Xcanatun.

Two suites at Hacienda Xcanatun have bathtubs like this–carved by hand from a solid coral stone boulder and meticulously shaped and smoothed.

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