We stayed at the NH for a May long weekend.
We drove in from Mexico city and found it hard to find, but really I attribute this more to me counting on google maps than the instructions given by hotel. we were no in the best of moods by the time we found it but the staff was helpful and accommodating. I needed a smoking room for my husband which is increasingly hard to find but it worked out in the end.
What can I tell you that will help you form an opinion:
The good: very close to main plaza (one longer block), a very accommodating staff , you can park your own car and they offer an excellent breakfast and coffee. We only ate breakfast at the hotel but the buffet was just the right amount of food. The waiters were very attentive and after I asked for a hotter cup of coffee I was sure to get one every single time. Good fast and free Internet access and air conditioning was quiet. The rooms were quiet as long as you keep window closed as our room (423) looked onto the street. Not much of a view there, but I understand there are rooms with a view of a nearby church.
The bad: the pool pictures shown on the internet must have been taken by an expert because it wasn't at all what we saw. In fact water looked grey and very uninviting, perhaps because of ash from volcano? Don't know. Area for sunning extremely small - guess what you would expect from a rooftop area. We did not return after initial look about.
Very unattractive green carpet in hallways leads to rooms that are small in my opinion (and I asked and paid for a superior standard room) and yet the bathroom was huge with nothing in it. You need to play with shower head to keep water from jetting all over the floor and the same with goes for the sink. Amenities appear to be kept to an absolute minimum - I had to ask for a shower cap and extra towels and soap, but in the hotel's defense, all was brought with a a smile.I am not used to having to pay for coffee in room and I thought 40 pesos was high for the use of a coffee maker, and these particular ones were quite old coffee makers are old. On top of this, they keep them in the bathroom under the sink, an open area which I found un appealing. The floors were hardwood which was good, and lighting was good as was internet access. My husband found the room fine, adequate, and the bed was comfortable. He actually liked the large bathroom so perhaps a question of taste. I didn't like the fact that the televisions were not flat screen but then again, you aren't in Puebla to watch television!
The ugly: architects may differ for years over the outside of this building but given that Puebla is a world heritage site I found it odd- its modernistic blue color contrasting with the other beautiful three corners in the area.
In all, perhaps you want to give it a try. Nothing horrible, nothing great (except the service) just a very basic hotel: very good value for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic distric of Puebla and considered World Heritage by UNESCO, just two blocks from the Cathedral, Zocalo, Congress and the Government Palace. Just a few blocks from the main traditional tourist attractions, such as El Barrio del Artista, El Callejon de los Sapos, La Calle de los Dulces where the famous Convento de Santa Clara is, museums and typical restaurants where you can find the traditional cusine of Puebla. With fast and easy access to the most important venues for Conferences and Conventions of the city and near the industrial areas where our guests can return to the hotel to rest and enjoy the warm of the most traditional area of Puebla. ... more less
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