Four Seasons Mexico City
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Amazing hotel and experience. Beautiful grounds and rooms, combined with wonderful Mexican hospitality. Can't be beat.
Outstanding as always!
It seems that Four Seasons can do no wrong. Their hotel in Mexico City is no exception. Rooms are well sized and appointed and the service, as always is impeccable. An excellent a la carte or buffet breakfast available and a superb gym facility (though the pool was a little small).
The hotel is excellently located between Polanco and the Zona Rosa with most things (except the Historical Centre - a short taxi ride away) walking distance.
Another gem in the FS collection.
Oasis in the city
After a week of breathing in polluted air on the streets, highways, metro, bus....and staying at other hotels that either had a hard bed (normal) and/or sub-par service, coming to the Four Seasons was like finding pure, cool water in the middle of the desert. Calm, peaceful, clean, gracious service, a gorgeous, palatial room (quiet, high ceilinged, dreamy bed...). It was a pretty penny and worth it. Convenient location if you like to take the Metro (Chapultepec stop is just a couple minutes walk away) and if the museum scene is your thing, Museo Nacional de Antropologia is a 10-minute walk from the hotel along the park. Roma, Condesa, and the Zona Rosa are two metro stops away at Insurgentes. It really was ideal for us in every way.
One of the finest hotels in the world
We have stayed at this hotel for many years and it seems only to improve. Our constant comment to each other was, "can they be any nicer?" Every single member of the staff was gracious, helpful and eager to please. When telling the maid that we were leaving the room, she stopped what she was doing, turned to me, addressed me by name and wished me a pleasant day of sightseeing. Upon departure, one of the bellmen asked me how my trip to San Angel was 2 days previous (he remembered). I constantly scratched my head wondering how they can pull this off.
The room was beautifully appointed; huge, quiet and plush. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The courtyard is, as everyone has said, an oasis of calm and tranquility which exists at any time of the day or evening.
Weekend packages are a great deal, especially the "4 Romantic Days" package. Check out the 4 Seasons website and take advantage of these.
Anyone who gives this hotel less than a 5 out of 5 needs to have their head examined. I cannot stress this enough, since I am a very picky traveler and notice just about everything. We will return over and over.
Mexico City perfection
I must echo the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Four Seasons written by other commentators here. I suppose the only value I can add by writing is to say that in August 2004, it's every bit as good as it's always been. My favourite aspect of the hotel? Room Service always delivered in less time than they said that they would. If only other hotels around the world could follow suit....
A glimpse of paradise
I was a first time visitor to this hypnotic capital of Mexico. The cultural adrenalin pump of such a fast and furious city demanded a haven of tranquillity from which to explore and there is no better Hotel than the Four Seasons.The grand foyer is not especially impressive, neither is the architecture, a classic multi-storey hoopla of levels that transcend the hustle and bustle outside. And then you are in. And the warm cosseting begins, effortlessly. Remorselessly.
From concierge to cashier, from gym attendant to..., well, to the endless staff with no obvious label. They all appear genuinely delighted to help and to serve.If you are like me you will find such pinnacles of hedonism do prompt a little guilt: "how can it be, this contrast, this sudden immersion into a world full of beautiful strangers so eager to please?" And if you are like me these misgivings quickly dissolve.The rooms are huge with fine high ceilings, large modern beds and thick double curtains. Like the widescreen TV with SAT/video and CD music centre, the bathroom is generously equipped and finished in marble.
Intelligently, the bath is separate from the large glass shower cubicle and ethnic mats adorn the floor. The freebies are high quality and the shower gel smells wonderfully invigorating (lime zest). Importantly, everything worked and stayed working.A quick question about linking up my computer sparked an instant visit by a knowledgeable IT manager. He brought up a modem and powered up a low cost, always on, high speed internet access for my laptop - impressive.But the piece-de-resistance has to be the courtyard (be sure to get a view). Perhaps the size of crown bowling green - and no less immaculate - this is the place to escape from the city and recharge. It is beautifully maintained with Victorian planting schemes juxtapositioned with Chusan palms and Oak coffee tables. Here is where you may enjoy the hotel's best feature: other guests. The relaxed milling of the jet-set with the corporate traveller is eclectic. The suit and ties versus designer chic. Old money versus new. Old versus young and plenty of old hitched with young!Enjoy the fabulous cuisine, the omelette with peppers, cheese and mushrooms are delicious, and behold the courtyard life - like a King holding court! It is also worth noting that having done nothing more than order an omelette and read a paper for breakfast on day 1, I was greeted instantly by name on day 2. FBI training too?!Upon departure, I was bold enough to mention to the desk how impressed I was that standards were so high, not just high high, but consistently, uniformly high. The desk replied with a wry smile, have you not stayed before at other Four Season Hotels, Dr. Hill? I fear I will have to rectify my answer soon. Dr. Simon Hill.London, UK.
Wonderful service, beautiful hotel
We stayed at the Four Seasons for a few nights last week, and had a delightful experience. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. It is the ONLY place in Mexico where the staff speaks perfect English. The hotel itself is gorgeous--not over-the-top, but comfortable and well-appointed. The main courtyard is absolutely beautiful, with blooming azaleas. The pool and fitness area is nice as well, and the staff comes around every hour with eucalyptus-soaked face towels, water, and orange slices to keep you refreshed. We slept well and felt safe--and would return in a heartbeat.
The Fabulous Four Seasons, Mexico City
This is a hotel to rave about. From the moment we arrived, every service excels even the highest expectations. The staff are extremely courteous, highly efficient, polite and professional. The ambience is exceptional. The food and wines better most other Leading Hotels. Large and very well-equipped rooms. Cannot find fault!
I stay at Four Seasons most of the time, and I am a big fan of their renowned service, and I regret to rate this hotel very low. Their Concierge failed to arrange a limo pick-up, we had to find our own transportation. Room I got was entirely the opposite to what I had requested and my dining experience was terrible as we ordered a chicken sandwich which was not well prepared, the chicken was semi-raw. I complained but management was by far most interested in the soccer game results than my experience. Would never go back there.
What a wonderful experience we had at the Four Seasons Mexico City! From the moment we arrived and throughout our entire stay (4 days), the staff called us by name! They were extremely helpful in getting us transportation and guides for the city, and they found translators for us in no time! Can hardly wait to return!
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