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Hotel Principal

Bolivar, 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, it's cheap (10-15 euros per night, shared bathroom) so do net expect anything better than an old, small room. If you are lucky you will also get a window (otherwise, only a very small opening). But cleanliness is ok, location is great (walking distance from the Zocalo, walking distance from two metro stops, walking distance from the metrobus for... More 

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of the tiny rooms at fourth floor. It's very clean and staff as very friendly. Even the internet works better than in many more expensive hotels I've stayed. Location is also great and not noisy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay in Mexico City. The hotel is in an excellent location. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Ask for a room with a window. The room was of a good size and really clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful during our stay. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend and look forward... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Centrally located and a stones throw away from the main sights and Madero. Rooms are nicely sized with free wifi and are very quiet. The building is nice and has been there for over 100 years. Staff are very helpful. Value for money for the location. The hotel also has its own restaurant with a variety of tasty choices. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very central location, it's practically on the main high street. Nice, clean, spacious rooms and friendly staff. Window was small and room got a little stuffy also WiFi connection is very poor. Overall a great place to stay. The location really makes this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's definitely a budget hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms are pretty small but do the job, there is a tv with a few channels and sink and mirror in the room. The cleaners came in everyday with fresh towels and cleaned the room, the shared bathrooms are clean enough but there is only 2 toilets and... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Really good combination of location and value. And if you like a bed that is firm without being hard, Hotel Principal has wonderful beds, and you can sleep soundly here. Interesting hotel layout with a spacious central atrium and very tall ceilings and doors in the rooms. The budget rooms you'll be offered by a booking service do not have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've stayed in other hotels nearby but, always come back to Hotel Principal mainly because of the location and comfortable bed and pillows. The bathrooms have been modernized, always lots of hot water and good shower pressure. The rooms are clean, have excellent wifi and a bottle of water is provided each day. The cleaning staff are most helpful...once even... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I landed in Mexico very early in the morning, when I got to the hotel I didn't expect I can check-in immediately. Suprisingly I did! and I stayed there for 6 days to cure my jet lag. The hotel is at a good location, It's just right beside the 5 de mayo pedestrian street(the centre of centro historico). I had... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here on a Friday evening. The staff weren't very friendly and didn't seem prepared for our booking and one disappeared, seemingly to go and check the room before we got there. They didn't offer to show us where the room was, when we opened the door to the room it became clear why. We expected the room to... More 

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