Travel Blogs from Mexico City
... a bit, me turning into my teacher mode and telling Terrick about everything Amy and I had learned the last few days.
The next day we tried to find Mexican jerseys (which we didn't) as we wandered around the streets. I showed him the nearby highlights of the last week, and then we headed to the Zocalo! I was so excited, my heart was pounding! The atmosphere was amazing, and we even passed a group of guys with wigs to imitate their beloved ...
... implements ever. A lot of people will have heard of the rack, thumb screw, stocks etc however some were so much worse but I will leave most of it to your imagination but it’s safe to say my eyes watered at the thought of a few of the genitalia focused ones. The majority seemed to be of Italian or Spanish Inquisition in origin, so wathc out the next time you anger a Spanard or Italian. On a plus side for Chris/Alex and all people of the world who get tickled we found out ...
... the air. The favorite amuzement was the trampolin where you get strapped into strong elastics which allowes you to jump really high.We have also been to the pyramids at Teothihuacan an hours drive outside Mexico City. These pyramids were build by the indians longe before the spaniards came to Mexico. We climbed both the sun and moon pyramid where there was an amazing view.One day we went to a local market where they sell all possible kinds of meat and vegetables. We ...
... to just skip it. But Fernando insisted we see it since we were already there. Glad he did. The Cosmovitral is a building with the largest glass mural in the world, covering all four sides. Plus its got a botanical garden inside so inside feels like eden. I was very impressed! Expectations were low and Mexico did it again...took it to another level.
A great day. One of the highlights.
Today I was off on another tour. Before I left I met a guy,Bryan, staying at my hotel who was visiting from Chicago. He was also a teacher and came on the tour. Inside the van I also saw two of the girls that were with me on yesterday's tour. ...
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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