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The Diplomat Boutique Hotel
Situated in a candy-colored colonial-style building, the Diplomat Boutique Hotel makes a charming base for a Merida adventure. The boutique property has just four guest rooms, so the vibe is intimate and service is personal, beginning with welcome drinks and yummy botanas (Mexican snacks) served by the instantly inviting and personable Canadian owners. Each of the crisp, contemporary guest rooms is garnished with hints of history, featuring wrought-iron beds and knick-knacks like old typewriters, while modern bathrooms are embellished with colorful tilework and equipped with walk-in rainfall showers and organic toiletries infused with local honey. It’s easy to while away time swinging in a hammock, cooling off in the pool, or sampling different varieties of tequila and mezcal from the free poolside bar. The free homemade vegetarian breakfasts are a highlight, loaded with fresh fruit from the market, homemade breads, and delicious dishes like breakfast tacos, French toast with caramel sauce and passionfruit jam, or quiche with a quinoa crust.
By Aleksandra Hogendorf, AFAR Contributor
Calle 78 493A, Barrio de Santiago, Centro, 97000 Centro, Yuc., Mexico