Rosas y Xocolate

Location: Yucatan & Campeche | Mexico

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Rosas & Xocolate is a luxury boutique hotel in the colonial city of Merida. Housed in two adjoining colonial mansions, the hotel’s something of a feast for the senses: its pastel-pink walls catch the eye, while if you follow your nose you’ll find your way to the in-house perfumery. Sweet teeth can be satisfied at the chocolate shop, complete with an in-house chocolatier.
Perfect forA quirky romantic escape in Merida.
In the know
  • In-house perfumery and chocolate shop
  • Delicious Yucatan cuisine at the restaurant
  • Range of spa treatments making extensive use of chocolate and other organic products

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The hotel sits a stone’s throw from Paseo de Montejo, the historic centre of Merida, lined with palaces and colonial mansions. The property itself is housed in two mansions which lay abandoned for decades, before being expertly renovated using traditional Mayan techniques such as chukum – a natural dye responsible for the hotel’s eye-catching hue.

Rooms at Rosas & Xocolate

Rooms and suites at Rosas & Xocolate follow the same aesthetic as the rest of the hotel, with wooden furnishings and a pink-and-cream colour scheme. Some have views over the hotel’s water gardens or pool, while the Rosas Suite has its own private terrace overlooking the Paseo de Montejo. Each room has an open-air outdoor bathtub.

Food & Drink

Rosas & Xocolate’s restaurant is a stylish, modern space where a range of delicious dishes are served up based on Mexican cuisine, and Yucatan specialities in particular; the octopus starter, chicharron de pulpo, is a long-time favourite, as is the brisket. A range of cocktails accompany the food, from the creative (chocolate martinis) to classic mojitos. Should you so choose, you can enjoy your food in the open-air Moon Lounge, to the accompaniment of live jazz.

Facilities

Living up to the hotel’s name, the treatments on offer at the hotel spa make extensive use of cacao, roses, and other organic products, drawing on traditional Mayan healing techniques. Should you have over-indulged in the chocolate shop, there is a well-equipped fitness centre too.

Activities at Rosas & Xocolate

Bicycles are available for guests to use, and are a great way to explore the colonial streets of Merida. Any trip should take in the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, which houses fantastic exhibits telling the fascinating history of the Mayans; and the Casa de Montejo, a colonial mansion dating from 1549. Slightly further afield, two of the most significant Mayan archaeological sites, Chichen Itza and Uxmal, are around an hour and a half’s drive away; both are must-visits while in this area.

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Hotel location

Rosas & Xocolate is just half an hour by road transfer from Merida Airport.

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