This place is magnificent from the moment you step through the main door opened graciously for you by the polite uniformed doorman. He then escorts you through the old world open foyer area under a beautiful stained glass ceiling,past the canaries in elaborate cages and up to reception.
Once at reception your check in is organised efficiently while you are poured a glass of champagne.Now this is how all hotels should be.
We were guided to our room via the classic wrought iron lift.
We had a Junior suite on the 3rd floor and on the desk area inside when we arrived was a greeting plate of tasty small desserts with a welcome message written in chocolate.
The room is large with a king size bed that you just melt into. There is a safe in the wardrobe,an iron and board,small fridge,mini bar and coffee making. The bathroom is huge,all marble with a shower over the bath,vanity with ample bench top space and toilet.Toiletries are very generous including sewing kit and mouthwash besides the usual soaps,shampoo,body cream,toothbrush and paste.
The bedroom had large opening windows out to the zocalo and across to to the national palace so we had a perfect viewing point to watch the daily flag raising and lowering ceremonies complete with military band and marching.
Breakfast was in the ground floor cafe and offered table service of fresh juices or smoothies,fruit plates,bread baskets,eggs any style with an array of accompaniments,mexican dishes and tea and coffee.
The only down point is the lighting in the room and bathroom is poor.
However, we loved our stay here and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Mexico City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In just one building you will find the elegance of Art Nouveau decoration, a Tiffany stained glass ceiling from 1908 and panoramic elevators from the beginning of the XIX Century. Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico is the place where Mexico’s history and culture come together - located in the heart of Mexico City and the most beautiful main square - Plaza de la Constitucion- view, with easy access to museums & historical Landmarks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico Mexico City