Just returned from my third stay at this sweet little hotel and it's as good as ever. Polo and Nahim are kind and helpful, as are all of the staff. We love the location (just a block and a half from Playa Norte, and right in the heart of all the great eating & drinking on Hidalgo). We really enjoy walking out the front door and being right on Hidalgo; but once you step into the peaceful and relaxing central courtyard (with pool), you'd never guess you were so close to all the hustle and bustle of Centro.
The pool is the perfect size and set-up - a deeper area for the adults, and a small, shallow section for kids. It is well-maintained and clean.
Rooms have everything you need: kitchenette (has toaster, coffee maker, microwave, dishes & cutlery, sink, mini-fridge that's actually cold), small table with two chairs, large closet with room safe and plenty of hangers, TV, phone, quiet and effective mini-split A/C, etc. We always stay on the second floor overlooking the pool and really enjoy the size and privacy of the balconies. Some prefer the first-floor poolside rooms, which are also nice - they work well for families as kids can enjoy the pool while parents relax on the patio. I have detailed info on specific room numbers, so please feel welcome to send me a PM if you'd like that information. This stay and the previous one, we stayed in room 102 - it is a second-floor room with 2 double beds, overlooking the pool.
One thing I will really emphasize is how clean the hotel is - spotless, on all three visits. Everything is in good repair and if you do have a problem, Polo will take care of it very quickly. We had some trouble with no hot water one day and he had it fixed in less than half an hour.
There is free Wifi throughout the hotel, as well as two free internet kiosks in the lobby.
While our room rate for this trip was quoted at $76USD when we booked, we received a 15% promotional discount upon checkout...so only paid about $65USD per night. We contact the hotel directly by email or phone to make our reservations.
We have stayed at many budget properties throughout Latin America and Europe, and Plaza Almendros is one of our favourites. Already looking forward to our next stay, and highly recommend it to those looking for simple, clean, friendly accommodations in a great location.
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