Aires Y Libre does not feel like a hotel and is more like a guesthouse. Rooms were tidy and cleaned daily. Staff were friendly. There is a supermarket around the corner and a few nice coffee shops closeby.....a bit of a walk to the town center.
There was an overpowering smell of cleaning bleach which pervaded in the room. There was a constant problem with ants in the room during the three days of my stay. The hotel was on a main road with constant traffic. The sound from busses echoed and carried throughout the hotel. Likewise, children in, and at the back of, the property constantly added to the noise level. Not a place to relax. Wifi was sketchy!
My overall feeling was that I was a visitor in someone's house.
The hotel is located in the centro historico area of Merida. As such, everything is reasonably close - the bus station, many of the sites, markets and restaurants.
The room was decent-sized with AC that worked quite well. The bed was comfortable, too. There was a common kitchen area which guests could use.
There is a breakfast area. I'm not sure if breakfasts are free (I always prepare my own food when traveling). There's also a pool which looked clean and kept up.
There wasn't much noise from the street as the street doesn't seem terribly busy. And the employees were kind and accommodating.
The wifi worked quite well here, too with no reliability issues (I was here for 4 days).
All in all, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and would stay here again in the future.
We enjoyed our stay at Aries y Libra, it's very affordable and for an extra 80 pesos/person, you can request a nice hot breakfast. The room was simple and clean, and the location is central to historic downtown Mérida. It got a little noisy at times during the very early morning, but otherwise we were very happy with our stay!
The owner Yvonne was lovely and made us feel like home. We loved her excellent breakfast and the very big and clean room. Highly recommendable for anyone who likes to stay close to the city center without being disturbed by traffic noise. Never ever had such a great and reliable wifi-connection since travelling through Mexico! Thank you Yvonne for being such an open-hearted and happy person! Keep on the great work, we could feel the passion and spirit you have for your lovely hotel!
Very good choice for a stay in Merida, close to the Centro Historico. Took me a little over five minutes to walk to Plaza de la Indepencia, in the heart of the Centro Historico. It's a straight shot, just walk east on Calle 61.
Took me less than 10 minutes to walk to CAME bus station--head east on Calle 69, then south on Calle 70. Taxi ride would be very cheap.
The hotel is very quiet. Hardly any street noise to keep you awake at night, as the street is not a main thoroughfare. If you're staying downtown, you're gonna be listening to loud traffic all night long, unless you're booked in one of the mega-expensive places where you have a room overlooking an expansive inner courtyard.
Rooms are charming and tastefully decorated. Everything worked great, including A/C, which you REALLY need in Yucatan. I visited in January and was very glad I had a room with A/C.
Pool out back is great. Shared kitchen and fridge available if you need it. Staff is very friendly and somebody is always at the desk. Nice quiet patio if you want to relax and sunbathe.
Wi-fi worked great.
Great choice for a stay in Merida! This is where I'm staying when return to Merida.