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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

We arrived here on a Friday evening. The staff weren't very friendly and didn't seem prepared for our booking and one disappeared, seemingly to go and check the room before we got there. They didn't offer to show us where the room was, when we opened the door to the room it became clear why. We expected the room to...

2Thank Rosie W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I guess you get what you pay for but this was just another story. The room are small (as we expected) but the problem is there is one window to an internal area and no fan in the room. I woke up every hour and had to cool myself down with a walk outside our room and cold towel. Without...

2Thank Jenna and Scott L
Vitoria, ES
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you are looking for room service and a chocolate on your pillow this is not the hotel for you. If you are on a tight budget and want a clean, safe room with a bathroom but few frills this is the one for you. Great location, clean, efficient staff, faultless free wifi, a bathroom where everything works all at...

2Thank zaphod_es
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I arrived thinking that the Rooms would be somewhat similar to the ones at the place but is horrible. Had no windows and was extremely hot. Not even a fan. Extremely noisy, you can hear doors shutting all the time and when people talk. Even other activities could be heard. The supposed clean room had a chewed cookie on one...

1Thank Bizarre22
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Very close to Zocalo-Plaza Constitucion. If you have no idea where staying, this is a good choice. Rooms are basic And simple, And considering you're so in the middle of the city price are quite good. Great big Palace, with lift And of course Wi-Fi

1Thank Andrea F
Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The room was like 3x2. it was the smallest and the most inconvenient room I have ever stayed. there was no space for two people like at all, with only one luggage, what to speak if there would be two. The sink was very bad, small,nothing were to put stuff, even soup. The electricity plugins was terrible old, not holding...

1Thank Iveta T
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Conveniently located in the heart of the city. Two subway stations are close to the hotel. Staff are kind enough to bring our luggage to the room, which we asked them to keep when we had arrived earlier.

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Sibenik, Croatia
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Although we booked at one price and had to pay more because of some tax..I didnt minde. We slept in a room with two matrimonial bed (4 of us) and it wasn't hot at all. Location is just great, not so busy and laud but right in the middle of everything. Staff can speak english and this was helpfull. Only...

2Thank Nestashna
California Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Great location only 3 blocks from the Zocalo. Only 3 blocks from the Metro, which is only 45 cents per ride equal to BART in San Francisco as to safety and cleanliness for ten times the amount. And do get street tacos from Los Cocuyos just 3 blocks away. Extremely loud room, espicially from 10 PM to midnight

3Thank SloKen
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed in this hotel early this week, and we got some insects in our bed! (probably louses or bugs!!) We then grabbed the pillow with one of those insects that we killed and take it to the the attendant in the front desk showing the evidence along with the weals in our body. The dependant moved us to another...

8Thank Fer G

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Address: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $14 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Principal 1.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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“Cheap but Bad room”
 of 5 bubbles Thecatalanboss, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The budget rooms do not have windows to the street, but do have windows that open to spacious ventilation shafts (ours had a huge potted plant in it) that extend upward to the open sky and provide a draft of fresh air and some diffuse natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles Islenia, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the first floor and avoid the elevator,”
 of 5 bubbles zaphod_es, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“DON'T choose the cheapest rooms with shared bathrooms ask to change the small 3x2 room to the bigger one, and the same price has bigger rooms with a desk and mirror Don't stay in the room close to the bathroom 4 floor is with the worse rooms”
 of 5 bubbles IvetaT_13, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The gate to the hotel is a bit difficult to find. You may find it easier with the help of local people. In other words, ask them !”
 of 5 bubbles Tomoaki_Kirino, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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