Hacienda Tamchen

Location: Yucatan & Campeche | Mexico

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Hacienda Tamchen is a luxury boutique hotel near the city of Merida, in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Built in the 17th century, the property has been restored to the status of a luxury hotel while retaining its historic character. Its location is perfect for exploring the region’s rich Mayan history, with the ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza close by.
Perfect forA combination of luxury with a historic hacienda.
In the knowThis lovingly-restored 17th-century hacienda, set in beautiful gardens with agave-lined lily ponds, is ideal for celebrating a special occasion with family and friends. To see more of our favourite exclusive-use hotels to celebrate in, click here.

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  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The hacienda is set in beautiful gardens, alive with local flora. There’s also a lovely lily pond in the garden, surrounded by spiky blue agave; two of the suites are built over lily ponds of their own.

Rooms at Hacienda Tamchen

There is one suite and three villas with private plunge pools, which combine luxurious comfort with the rustic, organic properties of the original hacienda, which provide plenty of character: the bathrooms, for example, feature rough-hewn stone sinks, and there’s exposed masonry in the walls. The rooms open onto serene lily ponds in the beautiful, tranquil gardens.

Food & Drink

Your stay includes a hearty breakfast spread of pastries, fruits, and hot and cold options including Mexican specialities; and sumptuous three-course dinners, where you can experience the rich flavours of Yucatan cuisine. This type of cooking draws heavily on the region’s Mayan history, and specialities include pibil (suckling pig) and spicy tamales.

Facilities

A range of massage treatments are on offer, and there’s also a quiet meditation area. The hacienda also has a beautiful outdoor pool, surrounded by colourful hammocks – the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

Activities at Hacienda Tamchen

The most significant attraction nearby is Uxmal, one of the most important Mayan cities, home to fascinating and brilliantly preserved ancient pyramids. Mayapan, once the capital of Mayan civilisation, is also close by. Further afield, but worth the trip to see one of the bona fide wonders of the world, is the magnificent Chichen Itza. Wildlife watchers can get their fix at the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, where hordes of pink flamingos live out their lives in mangroves and on white beaches.

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Hotel location

The hacienda is an hour’s private transfer from the nearest airport, in Merida.

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