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Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico
Ranked #34 of 305 Hotels in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel, Centrally Located, Reasonably Priced, Historical!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

All the positive comments, of which there are many, written by fellow TripAdvisor members are true. The only negative is that it is in the middle of a thriving entertaininment area. So even though I requested a room in the "back", away from the street, I could still hear the partying. It didn't keep me awake for long though and unless you hole up in your room all day and don't go out and hit the town, you will be tired when you return and will easily get your zzzzzz's despite the noise of the people enjoying themselves in La Zona Rosa. If I ever return, which I hope to some day. The Hotel Geneve will be my base of operation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments, we are in the procees of installing a anti-sound window glasses, we thank you again for the time spent to write about us

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is my first time staying in the "zona rosa" I booked a flight and hotel package and thought that was a good Idea. Boy was I wrong.

The Hotel it self its beautiful, the service it's average nothing spectacular.

The one thing I disliked a lot was the area, It definitely did not feel as safe as polanco and if you like the alternative life styles this is the place to go. not so much for me.

If this hotel was in a different location I would have given it a higher rating.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
thank you very mucho for your comments

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

When we walked through the front door we were in awe of the beauty and history in this property.
Unfortunately, the beauty was a bit overshadowed by just "so, so" service.
The restaurant is beautiful and we were looking forward to breakfast in such a beautiful setting, but the service was VERY disappointing.
It started with a dirty coffee cup, a dirty knife, 4 dirty plates at the buffet table (might have been more but those were the last 4) and then having to practically "beg" for a clean plate. (someone finally came out with a stack of plates and handed them to my wife to restock the buffet....didn't offer to put her on the payroll for working).
The food was not what I was hoping for and when the time came for breakfast to end, the food was immediately removed even though there were many people still eating. (a "last call" would have been nice).Overall, as a museum (which it is also billed as, it's a "do not miss" attraction...as a hotel or dining experience, skip it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
I really appreciate your comment, be sure that eaht you wrote regarding the restaurant is taken care. We offer you deep apologize for what was wrong.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

A Mexican Heritage building. Had considered an American hotel, but wanted an authentic experience. Hotel was perfect, beautiful decor. Concierge Jose was great, helped us with tours. All hotel staff very helpful and friendly, a lot spoke English. Perfect location in Zona Rosa, close to restaurants, transit. Highly recommend this hotel. Very loud on weekends with nearby bars, bought earplugs at store downstairs.

Room Tip: Ask for back if you are there on weekend.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
thank you very much for your comments, the Geneve Hotel staff will be always pleased to serve all our guests

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in a junior suite for a business trip. We chose this area because it is safer compared to many other parts of the city but still "in the heart" of things, and we all felt very safe. There are many restaurants, shops and money exchange places nearby. It is known as La Zona Rosa.

I had a very comfortable, nice and clean room on the first floor, my windows were part of their atrium or El Patio room (which is beautiful) so I had no view but had lovely, light-filtering stained glass instead. In the evening, I closed the heavy-curtains in preparation for when I eventually would go to bed. Since I still had lights on in the room I couldn't tell that there was an issue but once I actually went to bed and turned all the lights off, it was glaringly obvious. Because of the beauty of the atrium and to show it off, hotel staff don't ever want to shut off the lights, the light from that room shines into your room ALL night long while you try to sleep (even with the curtains closed because it shines in from the sides and top since the curtains aren't big enough and arranged in a way to block out that light). If you don't have an issue with light while you sleep, you'll be fine. But if you prefer a cave-like room, this is not the room for you.

On my last night I also found out that all rooms have a scent plug-in, according to the housekeeping staff person who came to remedy this situation this is because all the rooms have a musky odor to them that the hotel just can't get out and need to mask. I wouldn't have noticed except that the plug-in ran out of scent. The A/C is a little loud but if you like white-noise, you won't mind it. By the way, the housekeeping staff was extremely nice and helpful at all hours.

Part of our booking included a breakfast at the Veranda Bistro, the breakfast was tasty and the omelet chef was really nice. Servers treated the male guests/dinners with courtesy and efficiency (I traveled with both male and female coworkers), but seemed to have no interest in providing good service to female dinners. Front desk staff were hit and miss when it came to being helpful.

Bonus: as you exit the hotel's main lobby (but before you make it to the sidewalk), there is a pharmacy/general store on your left hand side that opens early and closes late and on your right hand side there is a Sanborn's Restaurant also open early and closed late.

FYI: I was 7 and 1/2 months pregnant at the time and was overall very pleased with this hotel but especially the location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
thank you very much for your kind comments

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed there for three nights. Although the front desk couldn’t find my booking, they gave me a room immediately. The hotel décor is amazing – beautiful interior design of the public areas. The room was large but a little bit outdated and needed to be cleaned better. The bed was comfortable. Internet access is free. Hotel’s taxi service is very efficient.
The hotel is located in the heart of Zona Rosa where you can find restaurants, clubs and shopping areas.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments we are going to take care of what you wrote

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

-Our stay started by excellent greeting of bell hop - Rogelio and ended with him.
-Took care of our car which we had to park a bit down street due to traffic, our luggage and giving us full walk-thru of hotel and room itself
-Valet parking is free and easy to access next door if needed
-Hotel lobby, bar and back rooms are a museum in itself.
-Two old courtyards are located in back of hotel and worth the stroll to get a feeling of the hotel and its history years ago.
-The smaller courtyard is used for breakfast and has full breakfast buffet and omelette station on demand.
-Hallways are a bit dark and could use an update, but then again you hopefully won't be hanging out there.
-Will stay here again on my next trip.
-World class service!

Room Tip: -Inner rooms away from main street
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Luis Felipe B, General Manager at Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
thank you very much for your comments

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Property: Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico
Address: Calle Londres 130, Mexico City 06600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Reforma / Zona Rosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Mexico City
#31 Family Hotel in Mexico City
#50 Business Hotel in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Geneve Ciudad de Mexico 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the most legendary hotel in Mexico. Avant-garde elegance and first class service are characteristics that the Hotel Geneve has maintained throughout the more than one hundred years since its inception. The architecture and decoration bring to mind a classical European style. The many antiques and pieces of art have become an integral facet of this museum hotel. Located in the heart of the famous Zona Rosa, the hotel is just a couple of blocks away from one of the most important avenues in the country, the well known Paseo de la Reforma. The Hotel is within walking distance of business and leisure areas which include many restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and the Centro Historico, or Historic City Center. ... more   less 
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