Hotel Maria Cristina
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... we have ever seen. We're talkin gold plated walls and marble floors...and air conditioning! After that, we walked down some more tranquilo side streets (where cars can't drive) and found some small plazas, trees, cafes, etc. Really excellent people watching to be had in the Centro...this has proven to be a favorite hobby of ours. We chatted with a group of high school students who were just learning English and we let them interview us with ...
... it was a long day but because all the information was given in Spanish and English so after a while I was struggling to concentrate. I was also disappointed to discover a lack of sign posting around the campus. Admittedly it is not a huge campus but nonetheless as my sense of direction is somewhat challenged some signs would make life easier!! Day two was a little easier for me. As I am a total novice at Spanish I didn’t have to sit the placement ...
... reclinadas en nuestras poltronas 9 y 10 del bus, y vimos desaparecer lentamente la inmensa ciudad y dar cabida a montañas llenas de pinos y diversos arboles frondosos al paisaje urbano...increible....de a poco era como entrar en otro pais, boscozo, con montañas que iban subiendo...el vaiven del micro nos adormecio asi como la altura...ya estabamos a mas de 2.500mts...y como en un sueño fuimos llegando a Toluca.....
... a tractor protest along the highway at 1518. The highway speed is 110 kph. Alan and I had fun with Peter's disinclination for things cultural. 1531 sprinkles, perhaps not unexpected these days. The game of 'traffic chicken' is often resolved by who has the bigger vehicle.
At the Basilica of our Lady of Guadelupe at 1551. The legend started when the religious icon spoke to a native Indian, asking 'Am I not here that I am your mother?'. The original basilica was more ...
... 12 druer ved midnatt for 12 gode måneder, gå med en koffert rundt kvartalet som betyr at man får reise i løpet av året, ha gult undertøy slik at man får penger i året som kommer eller rødt undertøy for at man skal finne kjærligheten. En ting jeg ikke så i gatene her, men som er veldig vanlig i Ecuador er brenning av Año Viejo - Gamleåret. Dette er dukker lagd av pappmasje eller klær fylt med avispapir, og gjerne med en maske som ligner en ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Maria Cristina Mexico City
I hope success doesn't ruin the Maria Cristina
I went to Tripadvisor for advice on Mexico City Hotels and their advice was right on. The Maria Cristina is a great value with charm. We were within an easy walk of the Zona Rosa for dinner (try El Refugio) and the area had so many tourist police we felt no qualms walking around at night. Most of the clientele appeared to be Mexican businessmen and professionals. The guide Ricardo who hangs out around the hotel, is not cheap, but he really knows his stuff and is a better value than climbing on a tourist bus to go out to Teotihucan.
Well located near Zona Rosa
Stayed here in January 2005. Phone: ---------------Mexico City (in Lonely Planet). Hotel is well located near Zona Rosa but the rooms are very tiny and reception staff were not very friendly. The elevator worked intermittently but it is only 4 floors to the top! The inhouse restaurant was good and we used the travel agent in the foyer to book a wonderful tour of the canals which included a visit to Frida and Diego's homes and galleries. It was easy to take the bus up and down the main thoroughfare to the Museum of Anthropology and from Terminal Norte there is a frequent bus service to the ruins.
The M.C. has always been a favorite of ours. It is reasonably priced, the staff are sufficiently surly and pretend (at all the right times) to understand no English (or Spanish, for that matter!). The rooms are always clean and the place is a little oasis in the middle of a City that can be very fast-paced. Off-street parking is available in the rear courtyard as well.
Rumoured to have been one of Pancho Villa's houses, over the past 20 years we have stayed there always seems to have been some fellow guests of questionable backgrounds; it's the kind of place where you can imagine spies from third-rate Balkan countries waiting on the red velvet couches in the lobby for their next assignments. The restaurant is always open and the bacon at breakfast is incredible.
Review from a Mexican user.
This comment is from somebody who lives in this country and always is looking for a good price-value offer.
I do not live at Mexico City but I have to visit this beautiful place for bussines or pleasure for one or two nights. The hotel has an excellent location just one block from Paseo de la Reforma, the main Mexico City avenue, 3-4 blocks from the US embassy. I use this hotel to travel with my family. I agree with other reviews in this site regarding rooms and service. Excelent if you would like to visit the city and just return to your room to rest. Several places of interest are not so for from it.
I fell in love with this hotel. Reasonably priced, a beautiful structure, quiet neighborhood not far from the action, a good restaurant, bar, garden, patio, what more can you ask for?
The hotel was great. Good location on the edge of the Zona Rosa, clean rooms, lovely courtyard and lawn area, pleasant staff. Will stay there again next year.
Great hotel, OK location
The hotel was great. Comfortable room & modern bathroom with good water pressure. Good service & great guide (Harvey) available at the travel agency in the lobby. Great tour of the pyramids.
However, I would not recommend staying in the Zona Rosa. It is too far from things. The Zona Rosa itself is also a tacky area with lots of clubs and low-end restaurants. If I go back to Mexico City, I will stay near the Zocolo. Also, the walk from Zona Rosa into the historic center would be a pleasant 30 minute stroll, except that the entire area is under construction & a gauntlet to try to navigate.
(I was there in May 2004 and it looked like the road/sidewalk work would continue for at least 6 more months.)
I've stayed several times at the Maria Cristina. To me it has always been a peaceful oasis in the heart of an otherwise congested and busy city. It is a great value and provides clean, well maintained rooms and services. There are few amenities (no pool, etc) but it is close to La Zona Rosa and Polanco. For the budget conscious traveler, you can't do much better than the Maria Cristina.
I always want to stay at Maria Cristina
I stayed at the Maria Cristina Hotel in August, 2001 on a trip to Mexico City. The hotel is attractive on the outside and inside, has a friendly and helpful staff, good restaurant, and excellent accomodations. The location is ideal. Within walking distance to the Zona Rosa and nearby parks, yet amazingly quiet! Whenever I come to Mexico City, I always want to stay here. The prices are reasonable. It is an excellent hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone. (Single, Couples, Families- anyone)! Can't wait for my next visit.
Comfortable, good location
The Maria Cristina is located close to the Zona Rosa in
Mexico City, a short walk away. We stayed in one of the suites available, which consisted of a front room w/fold-out bed (where my son bunked) and a separate room w/ a large queen bed. The bathroom had a huge jacuzzi tub plus
all other accomodations. The hotel is nicely maintained and more than adequate for an economy-minded tourist who wants easy access to tourist areas but without Zona Rosa prices. City buses one block away get you to the Zocalo and, in the other direction, to prime museums. Because the hotel is a walk away from Zona Rosa, many, many very good restaurants are nearby.
We stayed several nights two years ago and will return this month. A very pleasant and quiet haven in Mexico City.