Hotel del Portal
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel del Portal Puebla
Not sure about the huge metal cross on the wall in my room. However, being opposite the main square in the heart of the historical centre with cafes and restaurants on three sides, the hotel is in a fabulous location. I have a large room with a small balcony but the bed is like sleeping on concrete.
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