Casa Lecanda is a small luxury boutique hotel located within the historical center of Merida, Yucatán. Built in restored 19th Century Colonial home, the hotel has been designed to retain its uniqueness with particular attention to detail, architecture and comfort. Ample patios and gardens within the house provide the ideal environment to relax and enjoy the peaceful city of Merida. We welcome all travelers that wish to experience not only from the areas they visit, but from the places they lodge in.
We believe that in order to completely appreciate this magical region the hotel you choose must also add to the travel experience. Casa Lecanda was designed for the distinguished traveler who seeks, not only the privacy and intimacy of a boutique property, but also an authentic and unique experience while visiting Mexico. Our mission is to provide our guest’s unparalleled service and personalized experience along with an exclusive and tranquil atmosphere, filled with lush beauty and all the modern comforts of a contemporary hotel.
The hotel is located in the historical center of Merida; capital of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. The city’s rich history, which dates back from the pre-colonial period, has been meticulously preserved till now. The hotel is situated just 2 blocks away from the prestigious Paseo Montejo, ideal location for sightseeing, dining and shopping around the cities most characteristic streets.
In 2009 the new owners along with a team of architects from Yucatan began the process of restoration and adapting the ruined Casa Lecanda into a concept hotel with the main goal to maintain all the authenticity of the house while using most original materials and elements of the home. This process restored most of the original woodwork, clay floors and finishes along with all the comforts of a luxury property.
The house is lived in the three distinct patios connected by the exterior gardens that run the length of the property. The first patio features a fountain surrounded by plants and palms, all enclosed in an original stone floor design. Three Neoclassical facades face this central patio and serve as the entry way to most of the living areas of the home. The second patio connects the day area from the rooms with elegant stone and marble archways that blend with the tropical vegetation and white waters of the pool, an ideal setting to mitigate the tropical climate. The third and last patio is nestled under antique French tiles featuring authentic Meridian hammocks which characterize authentic local traditions of Yucatán living.
The whole concept uses a light color palette, to augment the effect of solar lighting in the interior areas. Authentic high ceilings and massive walls are all softened by the poetic use of architecture and lighting to create a hospitable and relaxing atmosphere. Illumination, interior design and furniture take reference to typical Meridian elements with a contemporary flare, all crafted by skilled local artisans to incorporate seamlessly with the natural environment of the home.