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... and as I was exiting, with the threatening rain clouds on the horizon, I was pleasantly surprised that a Danza de Voladores (Flying Dance) was about to begin. I had only been vaguely aware of them before this trip, and they were mentioned many times in the museum. The "dance" is actually a religious ritual. I joined the small crowd to watch the 4 men climb to the top of a pole, attach themselves to a rope, and then fall backwards as the top part of ...
... Some of the dishes had grasshoppers and ants urghhhh..The dessert I had was called 'Maria goes to the flower shop', it was just a cheesecake....Elizabeth and her husband Luis were really nice and they insisted on paying for the dinner nooooo..must have been so expensive... Headed back to the hotel for 1am, clocks going forward an hour so grrrr 1hr less for sleeping :( Looking forward to the ruins though, will hopefully not be ruined out too quickly. V and mini V (feeling so ...
... the usual paperwork to be brought along. Can't get the wifi to work. Diary done so up to date.
My roommate was actually heading up to the room. Jim is an older chap from Minneapolis. He's been to Mexico City once before. We walked to the Zocalo and beyond, getting back in time for the 1800 group meeting with our guide Sid. Nine of eleven were present, including 4 other Canucks: a couple from Edmonton and two friends from Vancouver, Lou[anne] and Cathy. ...
... now a museum and houses in its courtyard a beautiful highly ornate baroque style water fountain/altar. I think it was covered in sea shells and bone china plates. Interestingly, the square has all these handymen hanging out. If you have a job to be done, people around the area go to the square and hire someone for the day. Pretty good if you are the rich homeowner as labour is conveniently right there but kind of sucks being the handyman waiting around for an employer. Most of ...
... pants.” I was wearing cargo pants with zip-off legs. Everything was nylon, and the zippers were plastic, but this new technology thought they were a threat. “We’ll need to pat you down.”
I had plenty of time and submitted to the ordeal gracefully. The agent was more polite than some I’d dealt with. When she was done, I could finally get back to my original plan and wait in an uncomfortable chair in front of my gate ...
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I have to say, I was a little hesitant about staying here after reading some of the scathing reviews on this site. Especially because I am very picky and have zero tolerance for poor service. But thankfully my fears were completely unfounded. I came here with my husband and our 19 month old son for our first family vacation --- and we all had a fabulous time!
The worse food
I had been in Mexico about 7 times in the past 2 years. I have always stayed in the Presidente and Marriot. In my last trip I thought I would like to change and go to a new hotel, for my surprise this hotel can even come close to the Presidente and worse the Marriot Hotel.
It was very expensive for the food and service quality. I would never come back to this hotel. I am very disappointed and left a very bad taste in my mouth.
after viewing the movie "frida", i wanted to visit mexico city in search of all things "frida". my husband lives in washington, dc and i live in st. louis, mo. we had a long 3 day weekend which included valentines day. we thought mexico city would be a great place to meet and spend valentines day and look for "frida". a travel article appeared in the 'washington flyer" magazine that promotes air travel in and out of the 3 d.c. area airports. the previous week in the "flyer" featured mexico city and the camino real. it sounded great, my husband and i could spend a nice romantic weekend together and "frida" was close by.
ARchitecturally significant, but cold, hard public spaces could be just fine if the hotel had even minimal public relations. On a four night stay in February, 2004 the hotel erected a wedding tent completely in front of our second floor garden-view room during the first full day of our stay. The incompetent front desk manager was actually off the property when I came to attempt to arrange a satisfactory solution and then was forced to finally admit she had been absent. She offered no satisfactory solution even though the hotel was not full. The tent, and the debris and litter and disorganization from the wedding was still there on Monday when we left. I wrote several of the Camino Real execs and have never received a single reply from them or the hotel. The hotel is not located in a good shopping area and has serious management issues--aside from being totally nonresponsive to a legitimate complaint. The hotel also has no bathtubs. There is virtually no public seating outside of bars or restaurants. The business center has highly variable personnel and only three slow-connection computers and only one of those doesn't require climbing steep steps. The pool has virtually no bar/restaurant service at all. They will only call "hotel" taxis with a 100 peso ($9.50US) minimum fare, and then if you charge it to your room charge 7% on top of THAT, regardless of your destination. But, the biggest item is the clearly deficient management. Most of the service help is wonderful, but in a problem, those aren't the folks you get to deal with. Stay away from this one.
The Camino Real is a lovely hotel, beautiful architecture and with a convenient location. But, the service was so bad that what at first was incredibly annoying became funny. It couldn't possibly have gotten any worse. Every request made to the front desk or concierge was met with a huge smile and an "of course, right away" response. And then nothing was done. Ever. No car met us at the airport. Nothing was organized for our tuxedo rentals. We were woken up with fruit delivered to the room even though the Do Not Disturb sign was displayed. We had turn down service once during 4 nights. We received no messages from friends and they did not receive ours. Construction (jack-hammering concrete) was being done on the floor above our Jr. suite until 7:00p (we didn't change rooms as it was our last evening). The front desk was so suprised that we could hear it. What I couldn't hear was the TV! How they could place guests in a wing under major reconstruction is beyond me.
Great hotel! We took advantage of their internet specials and had wonderfully large rooms with kingsize beds, large beautiful bathroom overlooking a small courtyard, in room safe. Very quiet, great service- everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Use their business center for checking emails instead of the inroom internet service via the TV which is cumbersome to use and much more expensive since you have to pay a flat rate for 24 hours vs the business center PC use - you only pay for the time you are on the computer.
Great value for the price. Beatiful rooms and really quiet if room not near the street. Everyone there was extremley accomodating and helpful.
The restaurants are great too!
Great weekend deals. Ask for free upgrade to executive suites like we did and you may get it if they are not very full. Great service. Ask consierge for phone # for taxi service to avoid the high prices charged by the one's the hotel has out front.
Great for Business Travellers
I stayed at Camino Real for one week in March, being there for business reasons and staying felt as if I was on vacations. We didnīt even want to leave the hotel at night because of its great restaurants (especially Le Cirque is excellent!) and bars (try China Grill). The pool area is very nice, I had a swim every morning. The Business Suites are nice, newly decorated and very quiet. Excellent service. The only thing did not like and why I restrained from giving the rating "Excellent" was the breakfast room which I think needs a little re-decoration, reminding too much of the seventies.
Nice city hotel, excellent service
Camino Real is a nice hotel with all the amenities you can expect from a 5 start hotel. Service is excellent, rooms and bathrooms are roomy and nicely decorated, just keep in mind decor is all minimalist and modern, if you like a warm and cozy enviroment this is not the place. The hotel as a good variaty of dinning options which results very convenient. The lobby bar is beautiful and original: its floor is a glass over water and most nights they have live music.