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“Clean, affordable, great location, helpful staff.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Oriente

Hotel Oriente
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Hotel Oriente
Madero 425, Villahermosa, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #19 of 31 hotels in Villahermosa
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“Clean, affordable, great location, helpful staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We (married couple, two kids, and my mom) stayed in room 21, a triple with well-working A/C, in the back. It was quiet, clean, and although that bathroom sink was indeed tiny, it was adequate. Nothing fancy, but a pleasant, comfortable, quiet place to relax after long days out and about.
The hotel itself seems to be sort of your average hotel for vacationing Mexican families or travelers. It is basic and quiet (almost incognito) and well-kept-up. The free drinking water was very appreciated.
Its location on a busy avenue right in the middle of everything was actually very convenient, with the riverfront, shopping, and services all close at hand.
For us, its very best feature was Gustavo, the pleasant gentleman at the front desk (not sure if he's the owner or main manager or what, but if he's not, he ought to be). He was professional but not aloof, friendly but not intrusive, and VERY helpful and accommodating. When asked, he gave very useful information about local attractions and services, and even drew up some very helpful maps for us. The reasonably-priced nearby laundry place he recommended delivered our clean, dry, folded laundry to the hotel when it was done, where Gustavo held it for us at the front desk until we returned from our outing.
We only stayed two nights, and wanted to take a day trip to Palenque our last day, and then take a nighttime bus to our next destination. We were going to check out of the hotel early, and leave our bags at the left-luggage at the bus station, but after doing some math, I concluded a cheaper solution would be to pay for a single room at the hotel and stash our stuff there and just come back for it by taxi in the evening. When I asked Gustavo if this might be possible, he graciously offered to just let us store our bags for free, in the space under the stairs, behind the front desk. It was a wonderful solution for us, and we felt (rightly so) that our belongings were perfectly secure there. By the time we came back in the evening, Gustavo wasn't there anymore, but we left him a gratuity (about half the price of the basic single room--we hope it was enough) with the other gentleman, and we hope Gustavo knows how much we appreciate his helpfulness and graciousness.
I speak Spanish, so didn't really get to hear much of Gustavo's English, but got the impression it was plenty adequate.
Villahermosa doesn't seem to get much foreign-tourist traffic, but it really is a decent city, with plenty of nice historical and cultural things to do and see, very affordable, and an excellent base for an all-day trip to Palenque (especially the Hotel Oriente!).

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Lets be honest, there are not many places to choose from in Villahermosa, especially if you are on a budget. Hotel Oriente is a well run, centered and clean hotel, but don't expect any charm. There is free drinking water and the people at the reception are friendly. The building is on a busy street, not far from the bus terminal, but you still need a cab. That turned out to be a huuuuuuge problem for us since we came in during the hours of "trafico" and there were no cabs available (even thought there are so many cabs in Villahermosa). Also beware that many cabs in Villahermosa are "colectivo" which means they take various passengers and charge you less, but if you are not going the way the others are, the cab just won't take you. A cab from the hotel to La Venta (the park with Olmec heads) is about 30 pesos.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

We spent just the one night here and found it fine. The room was clean, had functioning air con, hot water and cable tv. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2007

We (two senior ladies) stayed here for 3 nights in mid March 07. It was recommended in the Lonely Planet Mexico, it was right in the Zona Luz (downtown tourist area), and it was cheap . . . we gave it a try.

We had room 25 on the second floor (third to us). We had two double beds, table/chair, dresser, tv w/remote (100 pesos, $9 deposit for the remote), a/c and ceiling fan, big shower with good water pressure (our best of the trip), and the tiniest sink you’ve ever seen . . . but we did have hot water in it! The Oriente was 360 ($32.73) w/air; 280 ($25.45) w/out.

The room was clean, the beds were good, but the a/c barely put out any air, much less cooled. We got the desk clerk to come up and push buttons/flip switches and he said it would be cool in 15 minutes . . . nope.

We left the a/c on and went out to explore. We returned at night and the room was not cool. We asked to move to another room but even though we saw/heard no one else, he said no a/c rooms were available.

Since the weather cooled off some at night, we were pretty comfy with just the ceiling fan. The next a.m., we said we would stay in our room if we could pay the "fan" price and he said OK.

This hotel is in a great area, just a block or two from the malecon and all the other tourist sites except the Parque La Venta. We needed a taxi to it but a taxi anyplace in town was only 15 pesos ($1.36).

This is a pretty basic budget hotel but it was fine for a couple of nights.

  • Liked — Good shower
  • Disliked — Tiny sink
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Madero 425, Villahermosa, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Tabasco > Villahermosa
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Ranked #19 of 31 hotels in Villahermosa
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Hotel Oriente Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

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