Home Base At Doloris Alba Mérida
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The Doloris Alba in Mérida is an ideal place to make your home base to explore the surrounding area; Progresso and the beaches, Sotuta de Peon a functioning henequen hacienda, Celestun and the Flamingos, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Muna a town of Mayan potters, caverns, numerous colonial churche sand numerous Maya ruins. The ruins include Ake, Izamal, Dzibilchaltun, Oxkintok, Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Labna, Xlopuc, Labna, Mayapan and dozens of small, hard to find sites. Mérida, it self is a great place to explore and enjoy. There is a daily festivals and special events. The staff at the Doloris Alba are glad to provide you with the scheduling and locations. There are great shopping for Panama hats, Guayaberas, hammocks and dozens of crafts only produced on the Yucatan.
I have stayed at the Doloris Alba more than a dozen times since the 1970's. This is not a new built from a cleared lot chain hotel. This hotel is located in a series of historic colonial buildings. A modern facility has been developed in this setting. I have always been pleased with the room, restaurant, bar and service. When I arrive at the Doloris Alba it always feels like home! Over the years I have stayed at 7 other places in Mérida due to the wishes of traveling partners or the arrangement were many by my company. I have never been as satisfied as I am at the Doloris Alba. The city of Mérida has a lot to offer and you can day trip dozens of sights from a home base in Mérida. My review photos are of 10 different Maya ruins easily accessible in a day trips. There are at least 12 more Maya site that could be added to the review photographs.
The activity list for Mérida includes The Museum of Archaeology, "Paseo de Montejo", "Monumento a la Bandera", "Ermita de Santa Isabel", University of Yucatan, "Parque de Santa Lucia", the Zoo and the main square with the Government Palace, City Hall and the house of the founder of Mérida, Francisco de Montejo. When on the main square, if you look carefully you can locate Maya glyphs carved on some of the foundation of the older buildings. Mérida offers several modern malls where you can buy almost anything. There is also the main market just off of the main square. This is my favorite shopping place. Mérida offers free cultural presentation every evening at various parks, the staff at the Deloris Alba can provide the schedule of venues.
Day trips from Mérida can include more than 20 Maya ruin sites; a visit to Celestun to see pink flamingos in their natural habitat; Dzibichaltun, a small Maya ruin with a swimable cenote; Progreso, for a day at the beach; Izamal, a city painted yellow, where you will find the largest Franciscan convent in all México; functioning haciendas.
Amenities of the Doloris Alba, Mérida
* Spanish colonial residence with two courtyards, arcades, and corridors filled with charm and beauty
* 100 Quiet Rooms with Private Bath, Balcony & Safety Box
* Ceiling Fan & Air Conditioning
* Satellite Remote Controlled Color TV
* Restaurant & Bar
* Filtered Swimming Pool with the latest Ionization Technology (No Chemicals)
* One of the few Downtown hotels that offer Guarded and Covered Parking in the same Building
* Internet Service
* Meeting Room for up to 80 persons
* Ideal Downtown location
* Elevator, Easy Access
* Rates from $35 to $55 U.S. Dollars