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“A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year”
Review of Hotel Gillow

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Hotel Gillow
Ranked #94 of 306 Hotels in Mexico City
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed at Hotel Gillow over Christmas and New Year. It was our first trip to Mexico and I can't tell you enough how wonderful Hotel Gillow is. The staff were really friendly and helpful even though we can't speak Spanish. The resturant was superb and the rooms were clean and lovely. The lady on reception even organised for me to get my nails done at the hotel and buy some makeup. I truely cannot wait to stay at Hotel Gillow again.I would recommend Hotel Gillow because we will remember our holiday with them for years and years to come.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I recently stayed at this hotel for a week with family (including children) and our experience was very, very positive!! The room was large (including a shower/tub bathroom) and always very clean. The staff were attentive and friendly at all times; my nephew became ill late one night and the hotel staff were compassionate and resourceful in trying to find medicine for my nephew, gracias!!!
The area is very safe, we would walk to dinner every night and never felt anything but safe in those streets. My family and I will return to this hotel!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces 5 de Mayo Ave...you will have a view of the Cathedral.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

I discovered Hotel Gillow by default after not being able to get a booking at Hotel Catedral. It's clean, the location is excellent and the front desk staff, friendly. The rooms at the Gillow are much improved after the remodeling of the floors (the old carpet was removed and new wood-like flooring installed). Although the Gillow doesn't have the services of Hotel Catedral, (hence one less star) it's the perfect place to stay for a night or two, if one prefers a downtown layover point before or after a flight. It's cheaper than the airport hotels, even with the taxi fare and what could be more fun than staying steps from the zocalo? If you're sensitive to noise (hey, it's a big city), bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Australind, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Liked the location, very close the the historic area in Mexico City.

Staff very helpfull, spoke good english.

Rooms clean. Had a nice little balcony off room over looking the street. Rooms old but classic style with timble floors and bath tubs.

Had filted water for guests.

Would recommend if staying for a few days in Mexico City.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Hotel Gillow could not be more central. It is right in the middle of everything. Walking distance from Bellas Artes and the Zocalo. It's really a perfect location for a visit to Mexico City specially if it's your first time. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were great and the restaurant was yummy. I highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: All I know is I was on the top floor and it had really nice terrace.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Gillow

Property: Hotel Gillow
Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica 17, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Mexico City
#33 Family Hotel in Mexico City
Price range (per night): $67 - $101
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Gillow is one of the oldest hotels in Mexico, with more than a 100 years of experience in personalized service and supreme quality. It is located in the heart of Mexico City just 2 blocks away from "El Zocalo" and 3 blocks from "Bellas Artes". You will feel the colonial environment of Mexico and at the same time the conformity of technology at your hand. Moreover, it has the best restaurant in downtown called "La Capilla" which offers an exquisite fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Mexico with us. ¡Bienvenido! ... more   less 
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Gillow Mexico City
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