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Hotel Colonial
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

No hotel is more central (right on the town square / "Zocalo"), so a few minutes' walk gets you almost anywhere you'd want to be. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean (and mine was very quiet), though not everyone well enjoy the very firm beds. There's a small pool on the 2nd floor and no in-house restaurant (try Sanborn's on the east corner of the Zocalo for breakfast, decent seafood is not hard to find for dinner practically anywhere, though I particularly liked Pepe's, two doors down from the more famous Tano's on Molina). The hotel's WiFi is pretty good (and free). Minor warning: all the electrical outlets in my room were for two-pronged plugs. If you have a laptop or appliance with three prongs, bring along an adapter. The voltage is 120, so you don't need a converter if you're from North America, just a cheap adapter available at any hardware store. If you don't bring one, the only grounded (three prong) outlets I found are in the lobby.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank TilEulenspiegel
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

very nice & clean would be good if they had a contential or food option & advise you in advance there is a charge for parking also the people at the front desk could be a little more friendly otherwise the stay was great & i would advise anyone to go there i have been there 7 different times

Room Tip: ask for room in new building
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sammeets
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

On our way through Mexico we stopped in Veracruz for two nights. Because of its perfect location, we chose the Hotel Colonial.

From the feedback here we knew it's kinda of a mixed bag. But we took our chance anyway. In the end we were pleasantly surprised.
Check-In was friendy and the front desk guy (forgot his name - younger guy with a mustache) was very helpful throughout both days and provided much helpful information for us. Some complained about the staff here, but we really had a good experience.

The rooms are, like stated in the reviews, quite dated. Very basic and pretty dark, but clean. The old, centrally operated aircon takes a minute to figure out, but you'll be able to adjust it to your likes.
The beds were just ok but we had a good sleep (it's a quiet Hotel). There's also a small pool with some chairs, which was fine to hang out an hour or two. The Lobby area provides also free WiFi.

The biggest Plus of course is the location, which makes up for all the bad points! It's smack on the Zocalo. On the weekends people eat, drink and party here until the early hours. Even on weekdays it's busy until after midnight. And if you enjoy a drink or two (or a few too much), it's great if you just can walk right in your Hotel and don't have to make a big trip back. And for that, this Hotel is absolutely perfect and worth the money. We had a great time here in Veracruz and this Hotel, even it's dated, would be an option again when we come back.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel is in a good location however it knew better days. the service is not the best and the whole hotel is not so clean. i do not think it is good value for money. the only advantage of this hotel is it´s location. Right on the socalo. sorrounded by many cafes and restaurants.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank tsachi m
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Walking into this hotel feels like entering another era. And there are both good and bad things that come with that.

The good: if you are into vintage design, you will probably really enjoy the 1970s vibe preserved in aspects like the lobby, tile work and other little details throughout the hotel.

The bad: both the internet and hot water are intermittent.

The bottom line: if you are looking for a unique experience, I highly recommend the Colonial! However, if you want something shiny, new and without the quirky details, I would recommend the Hotel Veracruz Centro Historico or (if you have the $$) the Hotel Diligencias. All three are within a block of each other on the central plaza, and all three can be reserved at discount prices on-line.

Room Tip: Ask for a new (aka 1970s) room. The older rooms have cute 1940s bathrooms, but are dark, windowless and without internet access.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank phulana
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