Hacienda Xcanatun

Hacienda Xcanatun the name is Mayan for 'Tall Stone House' - offers luxury, attention to detail and gracious hospitality. With the help of the best local craftsmen, it took a gruelling 5 years to restore this abandoned 18th-century sisal hacienda well beyond its original grandeur. The result is a beautiful 18-suite hotel where traditional elegance is married with contemporary style and comfort. Located a few miles north of Mérida, the hacienda is a great starting point for exploring Mexico's ancient Mayan sites. It's also a welcome retreat: the spa offers relaxing holistic treatments using indigenous herbs, flowers and honey; the only sounds are from birds and fountains. Hacienda Xcanatun, restored by experts in Mayan and Colonial architecture adds a great mix of historical, traditional and contemporary elements to the visitor looking for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. This hotel was one of 150 hotels worldwide that made National Geographic Traveller´s Stay List for 2008.

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Superior

Superior Rooms) and spotlessly clean, with hydrotherapy or soaking tubs, plus showers, fluffy towels, bathrobes and hairdryers. Rooms are large and decorated with an appealing combination of Mexican and Far Eastern antiques, colonial Caribbean hand-carved furnishings, hand-woven textiles and original oil paintings. All have high beamed ceilings, full-length windows, grand carved cedar wood doors, polished stone and marble floors, and big comfy beds (either kingsize or twin four-posters).

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Deluxe Suite

The light and airy Deluxe Suites have a comfortable sitting area, and a Jacuzzi tub and loungers set outdoors on a big private veranda screened by greenery. Each has its own private veranda or balcony slung with hammocks and providing lush garden views. Rooms are large and decorated with an appealing combination of Mexican and Far Eastern antiques, colonial Caribbean hand-carved furnishings, hand-woven textiles and original oil paintings. All have high beamed ceilings, full-length windows, grand carved cedar wood doors, polished stone and marble floors, and big comfy beds (either kingsize or twin four-posters).

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Master Suite

Master Suites have a separate (rather formal) living room, and 2 of them have bathrooms with an incredible handcrafted stone tub replenished by a cascade. Each has its own private veranda or balcony slung with hammocks and providing lush garden views. Rooms are large and decorated with an appealing combination of Mexican and Far Eastern antiques, colonial Caribbean hand-carved furnishings, hand-woven textiles and original oil paintings. All have high beamed ceilings, full-length windows, grand carved cedar wood doors, polished stone and marble floors, and big comfy beds (either kingsize or twin four-posters).

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Expect a fusion of French techniques with the freshest Caribbean and Yucatecan ingredients. Menus change frequently, although favourites might include grilled salmon with creamed leeks and a tomatillo-sesame seed sauce, sautéed tamarind chicken breast served with mango and jicama salad, or marinated quail on pilaf rice. Few diners can resist the pastry chef’s memorable desserts, and the extensive wine list features labels from the world's great vintners. Special diets can be catered for with advance notice.

    Hacienda Xcanatun Activities

    Nine acres of tropical gardens and manicured lawns showcase the local flora and surround two swimming pools.

      Hacienda Xcanatun Spa

      Visit the hacienda's spa and indulge in an ancient Mayan treatment from a therapist schooled in holistic healing practices by her shaman grandfather. A long list of wraps, facials and massages are also available throughout the day and evening - in the spa, in your suite or in the Maya palapa in the garden.

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