I have read the reviews on Tijuana hotels before booking. I was there with my girlfriend and had to stay 2 nights in Tijuana. Hotels seemed to be really expensive in the days we had to stay. Far more than the average prices mentioned. Based on the price and the critics we booked 2 nights in this Hotel Real Del Rio. But I must say it dissappointed me.
As we did not stay 2 nights in a row (we were there for business) we could try two rooms. One Queen (2 beds) and one King bed room. The rooms were okay. Nothing special though. No coffee machine in the room. Air conditioners are available but installed on the ground near the door. You know, those loud machines. Fortunately it was fresh in the night and we did not have to use these machines.
It was actually tiny things that bothered us. The shower that sprayed over the curtain so that the bathroom was filled with water. Toilet paper that was soaking wet when we arrived (somebody dropped it in the toilet the day before and hang it just like that ???) and the paper contained some red stuffs...no idea what that was...The point is, we asked 4 or 5 times (!!!) for new toilet paper. Calling to the reception, asking room cleaners, asking at reception until we got it...THAT bothers me.
Moreover there was no swimming pool and the breakfast is not included (about 8 USD per person for the buffet).
The Queen beds were extremely hard, the King was fine, but I am not going to stay in this hotel again...sorry.
Some positive points:
The parking garage (complimentary) is situated under the hotel and is locked in the night, that is a good point and the hotel is situated along the Paseo de los Heroes, which I consider a nice area in the zona rio.
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