I stayed two nights (Saturday and Sunday) at the Geneve during a weekend trip to Mexico City. I hesitated to book here but after reading the reviews posted in tripadvisor decided to go for it. After the first night I had mixed feelings about the rate I would give, but the second night at the hotel helped me to make my mind.
Let's start with the good things:
Location; the hotel is nicely located in the heart of the Zona Rosa. Lots of restaurants, the subway, shops, bars are located within a short walking distance. If you like long walks, then go along Paseo de la Reforma to the Chapultepec park. The area is safe and there is police cars patrolling the area all the time, so you do feel safe.
Lobby: The hotel's lobby is beautiful. Very classy.
And that's about it for the good stuff.
The hotel indicates that a lot of celebrities have stayed here in the past, but if you read the names of such celebrities, you'll soon realized that no-celebrity has stayed here recently. This is my take of why:
Rooms: There is a smell of humidity in the rooms. They are clean but still the smell is there. Also rooms have carpets, which I personally dislike. However the biggest complain about the rooms is that they are not at all noise-proof: The first night the night club downstairs made me feel I had payed for a room with a disco included. The room was on the 4th floor yet the music was so loud that you could hear it all night (or at whatever time they close the club early in the morning). I turned on the AC. Surprise! it was an old AC and noisy unit. At least it hid in part the music of the night club. The second night was Sunday night , so no disco club. Good, I felt relieved about not using the AC, however somewhere past midnight the couple next door started to have an intimacy moment that woke me up. Then a couple of hours later, some guests arrived to their rooms and you could hear them walking down the corridor, talking loudly and slamming their door as they entered their room. How can you get a good night of sleep in such conditions?
Bathroom: The bathroom is fine, I just did not like the towels, they were all worn. At least they were clean.
Restaurant: Breakfast at the restaurant past the lobby seemed a good thing to do. The restaurant is nicely decorated. But that was it, they totally missed the coffee (it was lukewarm) and the sunny side eggs.
In summary, go for another hotel in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the most legendary hotel in Mexico. Avant-garde elegance and first class service are characteristics that the Hotel Geneve has maintained throughout the more than one hundred years since its inception. The architecture and decoration bring to mind a classical European style. The many antiques and pieces of art have become an integral facet of this museum hotel. Located in the heart of the famous Zona Rosa, the hotel is just a couple of blocks away from one of the most important avenues in the country, the well known Paseo de la Reforma. The Hotel is within walking distance of business and leisure areas which include many restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and the Centro Historico, or Historic City Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geneve Hotel Mexico City
- Geneve Mexico City
- Hotel Geneve Ciudad De Mexico Mexico City