Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico
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Friday 4th October - we arrive in Mexico City, the last stop of our adventure and the end of nearly 8 weeks of travelling.
Our hotel pick-up again did not materialise, although they claimed they were at the airport they were nowhere near our arrival area, so we took a taxi to our downtown hotel. It's about 8.30pm and although the shops are …
... the best option to see the sights in an afternoon, not have to walk too much or use the underground. So Gustavo left us there and we arranged to meet again at the end of the tour. We sat on the open-top bus with our cameras like real tourists (well I did anyway!) in the sunshine. It was really lovely. We still managed to have a good chat (yes more chatting but we do have years to catch up on, we haven't seen each other much in the past few years!) but also got to see all ...
... des cookies et un verre de lait pour le Père Noël dans certains pays, on laisse ici des boissons et de la nourriture à leur intention.
La mise en place de l'offrande a ses règles : on met en place une sorte d'autel (forme la plus courante) et on le décore avec beaucoup de cempasúchil ["sème-pa-sous-tchil" - mot de la langue Náhuatl (langue ...
... made this huge decision to stay in Mexico, we worked so hard to find this apartment, and then it's taken from us out of nowhere. This is one thing I hate about Mexican culture - the value of the word is most often moot. So we frantically began the search for a new place all over again. The boyfriend and I have a bet going that says I think we won't find a place within 2 days (when we have to have ourselves and everything out of my apartment) and he ...
... cultures of the past of Mexico), Feria de Chapultepec (Chapultepec's fair), etc. It will take you a lot of time to visit those places. Not very far, you can find "Angel de la Independencia" which is one of the most famous monuments of Mexico City, and there is where people celebrate when the mexican national soccer team wins.
On the south, you can visit Coyoacan and Xochimilco, which are interesting places, but right now I don't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico Mexico City
I stayed at the Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico for four night's at the beginning of January in a Junior Suite. The hotel is lovely - exactly like the photos on the internet - with its two deco cage lifts and stunning stained glass and cast iron ceiling. There was birdsong echoing around the mezzanine as I walked to my room, which I thought was being piped through a sound system until I found the two antique bird cages filled with canaries next to one of the elevators.
The location is fabulous - right on the south west corner of the plaza - and my room (number 201) faces onto the square with the huge Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City on the left, the Palacio Nacional straight ahead and the Federal District buildings to the right.
My room (#201) has a huge four poster bed and is decorated in keeping with the style of the hotel with period wall paper, reproduction side tables and cabinet, a gilded oval mirror on the wall next to the desk and botanical prints on the wall. The bathroom is a good size and decorated in similar retro style to the bedroom, there's a mini bar, safe and free wifi in the room. For less than $140 a night, this has got to be one of the best value for money hotels in Mexico City. Highly recommended.
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