Travel Blogs from Mexico City
So, this trip is officially underway. After an emotional goodbye early tuesday morning, i boarded my flight to Mexico, not having a clue what lied ahead. It was a direct flight that took approx. 5 hours. Flying into Mexico City is quite the sight. The clouds seem close to be the ground, i think it's because of the highger altitudes. I don't think …
Good location! Great Price~ ATe in a penthouse restaurant overlooking the Zocalo , and the Grotto at Teotihuacan, an Asian Infusion place, and toured toured toured everywhere. Diego's Murals in the Palace were for me perhaps the highlight, but so was the Bellas Artes building, and just the joy of veing with Jeremy and Matt. (& joe)
... and Gabriel who was picking us up at 8, down the road was driving round the block and round the block because he couldn't park. Off for a 50km drive to see the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan. It used to be the biggest ancient city and the capital of the Aztec people. It was amazing and fantastic to climb up to the top of the pyramids. Must have worn off a few Cuban cocktails going ...
... lots of market stalls selling all kinds of stuff from food, drinks, jewellery, wrestling masks, toys, souvenirs and assorted trinkets. We also saw an artist doing charactertures which we thought we would also return for after the zoo. Once we got to the zoo and got inside we were both pretty excited. All the animal enclosures looked good and the animals were well looked after. This was probably the best zoo I've been to. The highlights were the giraffes, ...
By far the biggest, most crowded, and dirtiest city I have ever been in. But I had a great time in Mexico City and definitely could have stayed longer.
I had planned on staying one week but ended up doubling my time there. I had help from friends of friends and was offered a couch to sleep on. A great way to save some money. And it was definitely nice to have a local to get lost with me. I stayed with a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Emporio Reforma Mexico City
Hatten einen tollen Aufenthalt
Das Personal und der Servcie waren ausgezeichnet. Das Hotel wird im Moment modernisiert (schein fast abgeschlossen zu sein), wir bekamen ein renoviertes Zimmer im 9. Stock, das war in ausgezeichnetem Zustand, hatten mit nichts Probleme und wir verbrachten hier sechs Tage. Wir haben uns sehr sicher gefühlt, es liegt auf Reforma und so kann man alle Sehenswürdigkeiten der Zona Rosa gut zu Fuß erreichen. Ich würde wiederkommen und das Hotel ohne Zweifel anderen empfehlen. Danke für einen tollen Aufenthalt.
Mein Freund und ich waren im Mai 2006 fünf Tage lang in diesem Hotel und hatten einen großartigen Aufenthalt. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Der Concierge, Carla, war besonders hilfsbereit, wenn es darum ging, uns zu sagen, was wir uns in der Stadt ansehen konnten und gab uns auch Tipps, wie wir herumkommen konnten.
My boyfriend and I were at this hotel for about 5 days in May 2006 and had a great stay. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The concierge Carla was especially helpful in arranging things for us to do in the city and giving us advice on how to get around. The rooms were small, but very nicely appointed (marble bath, whirlpool tub, European decor, and in-room DVD players) and extremely clean. The location was fairly central to the city's attractions (although there is not much to do in the immediate vicinity of the hotel). It is about half-way in-between the historic district and Chapultepec Park and is close to the trendy Zona Rosa area. We ate breakfast in the hotel twice and had dinner once. The breakfast was good and reasonably priced. I'd advise finding somewhere else for dinner though. The meal was expensive (at least compared to other meals in the city) and was not the best quality. Overall we had a great time there and would definitely stay there again.
Had a great stay
The hotel staff and the service were excellent. The hotel is undergoing renovation (appears to be mostly complete); the renovated rooms we were given on the 9th floor were in excellent order, no problems with anything and we were there for six days. We felt very secure and the location on Reforma is within easy walking distance of the Zona Rosa. I would return and would recommend the hotel without a second thought. Thanks for a great stay.
The reviewer from Oakland May 2005 did a great job of describing this hotel. It's a fine hotel with a beautiful lobby and good service. The rooms are quite small, but they are in the process of renovating them. The renovated rooms make impressive use of space and are beautifully designed (lovely wood details, fantastic lighting, nice art and bedding). The rooms were spotless. The beds feature very thick comforters which I found to be too warm for the room--I'd recommend asking for a thinner blanket that you can substitute for the comforter if you get too warm during the night. Both the breakfast buffet and the breakfast a la carte menu provide good food at a reasonable price, and it's convenient. We also ate there for dinner one night and it was just adequate, but we also ate in the Mexican Fonda in the Fiesta Americana down the street--a much prettier space but quite disappointing. The hotel bartender makes a wonderful, fresh, limey margarita that's not too sweet--I just wish that the restaurant/bar lighting wasn't so bright! We highly recommend the hotel's secure taxi driver Angel de Reyes. We'll definitely return to this hotel--it's a great bargain and features enough comfort and ammenities to please most travellers without being too corporate. I'm not sure if all the rooms are renovated yet, so you may want to ask for a renovated room when making your reservation and/or checking in.
My husband and I just returned from a week in Mexico. We spent the first three nights of our vacation in Mexico City, in the Hotel Emporio right in the middle of the city's main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, in between the Alameda Central/Historic Center and the Zona Rosa. The location is pretty good, although there wasn't much to do immmediately around the hotel.
My wife & I just returned from a week at this hotel [April 1 to April 8]. We found it to be one of the cleanest and well maintained of any that we previously stayed at including in Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta. [On our five previous trips to Ixtapa, we stayed at the Barcelo.]
This is a beautiful clean hotel and we were treated royally. The restaurant's food is excellent and the service is courteous. I would stay here again in a minute.
Rough around the edges
I was coming to Mexico City for a week long vacation, when I decided to extend my trip by a day I was unable to get into my hotel in Polanco so I decided to try the Emporio. Firstly, the entire street in front of the hotel is in shambles. The cab had to drop me off about 100 feet from the door becasue he was unable to drive up to the front. I arrived late, around midnight, so I may have been given the last room, but the room was small and had a strange odor. The hallways are very narrow and are lit with a strage red flourecent light - also, when looking under my sink I could see directly into the bathroom of the room next to me! Unless you hear otherwise, I'd pass on the Emporio.
Awesome Experience !!!
My husband and I stayed at the hotel Emporio right in front of the "malecon", we went to "La Parroquia" good place for whom likes an exquisite coffee, we went to Xalapa (the capital of Veracruz)and Xico to see the waterfall, the people is very friendly and the nightlife is amazing...we went to "El tajin" the ruins are gorgeous and they have the displays in english also..we highly recommend this place, we are already planing to go back next year....you can even do your reservation on the internet