Stay: The Diplomat Boutique Hotel | Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
The Diplomat was conceptualized and designed with comfort and guest experience in mind. As a small Boutique Hotel (with just four suites) we are able to focus on the details and provide completely personalized service, starting before the guests even arrive. Email contact is made to assist with planning their stay, the drive, rental cars, private yoga sessions or salsa lessons.
We have forgone the traditional reception desk and formal check-in in exchange for sitting, chatting, sipping (over complimentary cocktails) while discussing restaurant recommendations, hacienda history, advice on Ruins to see, cenotes to dip in and routes to take. Providing local insight makes all the difference when travelling to a new land.
The morning starts out with complimentary access to our tea & coffee bar where we have unlimited fresh coffee and a selection of loose teas as well as Jamaica (iced hibiscus flower tea) available from 8:00am onward.
Our served breakfast is ever changing, seasonal and often inspired by fresh local ingredients. Some mornings we serve The Diplomatic Huevos Rancheros with fresh corn tortillas topped with refried bean, a nice crispy fried egg layered with Oaxacan cheese, a chipotle tomatillo salsa and topped with lettuce, radishes, avocado & pickled onions. On the side we serve our house-made mango habanero sauce.
Other mornings we create sweet breakfasts with French toast soaked in canela (cinnamon), rum and Mexican vanilla, topped with toasted coconut, pecans and almond and most importantly cajeta (the Mexican version of Dulce de Leche), with a delicious side of coconut yoghurt.
A plate of fresh local fruits allows guests to experience new flavors and is designed with sharing in mind. We make all of our own breads, salsas, sauces and jams and feature them in The Diplomat Shop for our guests to take home with them.
Inspired by vibrant cantina favorites, we serve a variety of snacks to guests when they arrive and also if their chilling poolside in the afternoon. Jicama sticks with chili, salt & lime, fresh house-made tortilla chip or other salty snacks that go perfectly with a cold artisanal beer or a fresh margarita.
We’ve become known for our margaritas, always shaken and on the rocks with local sea salt. The perfect ratio has been painstakingly sampled and tested over many years and even more bottles of tequila.
Our spacious suites include photos of the Yucatan taken by both Neil & Sara, accents include antique typewriters, vintage fans and globes. All rooms are outfitted with the same amenities, but each has its own character and individual style. All of our rooms have their own bathrooms and sitting areas, free wifi, smart TVs, Fans and A/C along with bottled water.
We serve a wonderful hot breakfast with plenty of local fresh fruits and guests will have access to our tea & coffee bar with fresh juice each morning, all included with the room. In the evening we have a complimentary tequila and mezcal bar for guests to sip while relaxing poolside.
Our little Diplomat Shop has a carefully curated selection of Mexican products including hand-woven textiles, artisan works, jewellery and one of a kind handicrafts.
Suites + Rates
Rates are seasonal, it’s best to reference our website as the prices are always up to date. Prices start from $195 USD upwards for the holiday seasons. All four suites are priced equally, we have three spacious King Suites and one poolside Double Suite. As we are just four suites it’s possible to for 4 couples to rent the entire hotel and have the place to themselves.