Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico
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Travel Blogs from Mexico City
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 …
After more than a year of planning, a painful and frustrating house sale, and an interminable notice period at work, we finally did it.
Lots of fun farewell parties and emotional goodbyes eventually gave way to intense excitement and disbelief as we left Blighty for the adventure of our lives.
All the best bits from our …
Following our last mega-blog from the megalopolis of Mexico City, It's time to wind up the first stage of our Grand Tour with a quick catch up of the bits I haven’t bored you with already.
The bits that would have formed "whistle stop cultural tour: Part 2" consist of an evening’s unmissable entertainment at the Arena Mexico, …
Unless you can afford your own driver, one of the many city tours, or an endless round of taxi fares, the full-on, all round, in depth DF cultural experience can NOT be done in a couple of days. The city is vast, the main attractions are spread all over and beyond the city limits and they all merit much more than a cursory visit and quick tick on …
You get a very strange sensation walking around Mexico city, one of being slightly off balance, in a state of desequilibrio (as we say here), or simply put, unable to quite walk in a straight line. At first you might blame it on the tequila, or the altitude, but after a few days you start to realise there is something more deep-rooted at work. For …
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.