It was a hot day in August when we started off at 8am from San Cristobal for the Suminero Canyon and on to Tuxtla. The drive from Suminero was not long but in Tuxtla, we got caught up in bumper to bumper traffic partly because of being first day back to school and partly because there was a peaceful demonstration taking place, causing some road closures and diversions.
When we found it, central but difficult only because of the one way streets, Esmeralda was a breath of fresh air. Quiet, light, a large living/kitchen area with fridge, microwave oven and coffee machine. The bedroom was separate, The bathroom had good water pressure and the water temperature was perfect.. A hair drier was also included.
There is a small restaurant inside the foyer. When we returned to the suites after 10.00pm on the first night, we ordered a cappuchino which was delivered to our room. I noted in my journal that this was a nice touch. We also had breakfast at the restaurant downstairs the next morning, which was good, if slow service.
Although there were many options of things to do in Tuxtla, the stop was mainly a resting place before taking the night bus to Oaxaca. I liked the suites so much that I chose to stay "home" rest up and catch up with my mail. Wifi was strong and Skype was excellent. The kitchen/living space provided allowed us to buy a take away dinner from a nearby Chinese restaurant, a bottle of wine from the local supermarket which we enjoyed at leisure.
Esmeralda Suites worked perfectly for us. However, despite the lovely kitchen, basic cutlery and crockery is not provided which would be helpful for a longer stay.
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- The Hotel Esmeralda's is a 4 star hotel, located in the center of the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, with all the comforts and facilities to offer a unique and unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Esmeralda Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico - Chiapas