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Hotel Gilfer

Calle 2 Oriente No. 11 | entre 5 de mayo y 2 norte, a dos cuadras del zócalo, Puebla, Mexico
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Hotel Gilfer
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Ranked #34 of 87 Hotels in Puebla
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough of how impressed I was with the service. I think Mexico in general has lower service than say the US. We have traveled to most major cities in Mexico and tons of small ones....this place was excellent. It was a refreshment from the heat of bad service we have experienced throughout the trip, which we expected.... More 

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This whole area of Puebla is a world heritage location and righty so. Incredibly charming area and the hotel is right in the middle of it. Just a block from the main square, the Zocalo and convenient to everything, shops, restaurants, markets, cafés, museums. Comfortable room, large bathroom with magnifying mirror and hair dryer; no fridge or coffee pot which... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Puebla's downtown area is beautiful. It's full of people walking, historic buildings and delicious restaurants everywhere. This hotel is a block away from the Zocalo (the main square) and is surrounded by many amenities like drug stores, restaurants ans shopping centers. The price is very competitive and the hotel staff is very friendly. I made a reservation but found the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As I was staying in this hotel on a business trip, I needed to connect to my company website on a regular basis, uploading and downloading data. After a couple of hours, my wifi connection (very slow) was reset and a message appeared letting me know (You have reach your data limit). What a surprise and a pity in 2014...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed there for one night. The staff is very nice and the hotel is clean. The elevator is super small and takes a while. We were stuck in the elevator for a few minutes going up, but managed to open the door and get out. The rooms are clean. At around 5 a.m., we woke up to the room... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

we moved to Gilfer after to nights in a bad place further away and were pleasantly surprised at the ideal location and comfort of the place. we would definitely come back here on our next trip to Puebla.

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San Diego, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Moderate price, pleasant staff, excellent location. Architectural style is a little weird, mixed textures, woods, tiles, and stone throughout. Very clean, but in need of a little maintenance. i.e. all that remained of a close up shaving mirror in bathroom was the frame, but it made an excellent towel hanger. Lots of hot water, good water pressure, and nice towels.... More 

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Susan Weckbaugh
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130 reviews 130 reviews
24 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Good price, clean, helpful staff, within easy walking distance to everything, restaurants on site that I heard were good (from my traveling companions). I do wonder at the beds in this part of Mexico however. I had brought my own pillow but if I said the mattress was super firm, it'd be an understatement. If you want to save money,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The hotel is a reasonable budget option located in the historic centre of Puebla close to the Zocalo. However, it is not a 4 star hotel. The lobby area is very small and has no seating area (only three stools for the users of the PCs). WiFi works well. What I did not like at all is the ventilation system... More 

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Chelsea, Quebec
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This budget hotel is just a block off the zocalo and within walking distances of most sites in Puebla. The rooms are large and include satellite TV and free wi-fi. The front desk is Spanish-speaking only and the furniture in the rooms is somewhat battered. But, all in all, this is a place to be recommended. I have stayed in... More 

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