We booked this apartment based on TripAdviser reviews and it fully lived up to our expectations as a home away from home, fully equiped as a base for our short stay visiting the Roman ruins, fabulous museum and nice lived in (not fake tourist place) old town. Owner was very helpful with us non Spanish speakers during the booking and later when we got lost on arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed Merida, much less tourists than many other Roman era sites.
The apartment is in a great location - just a short walk from the Teatro and Anfiteatro Romano. It does not have a designated parking spot, but we found parking on Calle Pizarro within the same block.
The building is fairly modern and secure - you need keys to the front door to get in, or be buzzed in, with about three or four apartments on each floor. There's an elevator, but there are stairs leading up to the elevator, so that would not work for someone with impaired mobility. The elevators are convenient for luggage, though.
The apartment consists of two bedrooms, a small living room, a bathroom with a typical European deep bathtub, and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a full size fridge, a four-burner stove top, a microwave, and a front loading washer. One thing it does not have is a dishwasher, so you’ll have to wash the dishes by hand.
The apartment also has an AC unit, which was a blessing since the day we visited it was very hot.
The bedrooms are nicely furnished, though one is a bit quirky – it does not have its own outside window. The window it does have opens onto the other bedroom.
The futon style sofa in the living room opens into a wide bed, that needs to be folded for the day, however, or there will be no room left to walk around, and to get to the “pink” bedroom.
The white “side” table you see by the wall in a photo is actually a dining table, which when opened gives you enough eating space for the family. That’s why there are four chairs stacked in the corner – they go with the dining table.
All in all, it's a good place and we'd recommend it. And Merida is definitely worth seeing.
Don't worry about the owner not speaking English, we used Google translate to communicate, and the owner's daughter speaks English.
Let us know if you have any questions. We have a full review of the place on our blog
Jolanta aka Casual Traveler
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