Casa Lecanda

Top choice boutique hotel in Mérida

Behind its beautiful but unassuming facade, Casa Lecanda is a huge cut above Mérida's other boutique options thanks to attention to detail in both the design and the guest service. A 19th-century mansion restored to stunning effect, it only has seven rooms, each decorated with a nod to traditional styles but including mod-cons and luxurious bathrooms.

A small pool in the lush gardens is a welcome touch, as is the rooms with their individual scents. Continental breakfasts are served in the colonial-style dining room and an array of tequilas and Mexican wines can be sampled at the bar.