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Hotel Gillow

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a little while since my wife and I were last in Mexico City, but we are planning a return this summer and will (if possible) stay at the Gillow. When I was poverty-stricken, I stayed across the street at the Hotel Juarez (clean, safe, decent), but now that I'm middle-class I have moved over to the Gillow,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Hotel Gillow and was double charged for my stay. The hotel contacted me but has not given me my refund nor have they responded to my numerous emails. This is not acceptable and I have to report this so customers don't get ripped off like I did.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2017

When in Mexico City, I stay at this historical hotel dating back to the last quarter of the XIX century. The location is perfect; two blocks from cathedral and the Zocalo Square, surrounded by cafes and restaurants and nightlife places. My great grandfather used to stay at this hotel over a hundred years ago, now I am continuing the tradition....

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3Thank Etienne T
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The main attractive of this hotel is its location, the building is old in both the good and the bad sense, the rooms are clean and comfortable but the are small, the furniture is ugly and the amenities scarce and of bad quality. Surprisingly it is quiet, but we stayed at the 4th floor and I cannot know if it...

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Vashon, Washington
Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is in a great location near the Metropolitan Cathedral and near the Palacio de Bellas Artes art museum. It is central to the greeting the average people of Mexico City but not in a trendy neighborhood. Suited me! I appreciated it's simplicity and easy atmosphere with no pretentiousness. (They actually gave me a better price when I checked in...

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Right in the Historical region. You can walk to most places. So really good location and felt very safe there. Old, tired, dirty, and noisy. It is a beautiful old building that needs a huge tidy up. Yea it needs a bit of work but that is no excuse for being dirty from top to bottom. Quite a noisy hotel....

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California
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The hotel prides itself on its old age, but these days it is almost shabby. Street vendors enter the lobby to try to sell you pens or lottery tickets, and the staff thinks that is normal and perfectly acceptable. They speak at best a broken English at the reception desk. The rooms are so-so, the beds not that comfortable, with...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great staff at the hotel, excellent location, friendly reception, rooms are ok only and the decoration, well, they did a horrible job restoring this hotel from his original glory at the end of the XIX century.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Hotel Gillow is brilliantly located in the historic city centre, only minutes walk to the Zócalo, the Templo Mayor, National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, shopping and more. Getting around from the hotel is easy on Mexico City's very affordable subway system or hop-on, hop-off buses which arrive and depart right on the Zócalo. The hotel, itself a well-kept and...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very well located in the centro historico of Mexico. They did not put the accent on the decoration, but the rooms are comfortables and big enough. The balcony worth the extra. The staff is very nice and try to help as much as they can. Perfect for everybody, in couple or with family. The restaurant does not...

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Gillow

Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica 17, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: €47 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Gillow Hotel Mexico City
Gillow Mexico City
Hotel Gillow Mexico City
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Mexico City
#33 Family Hotel in Mexico City
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“higher floors have a great view.”
etiennet840, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is better around for the money.”
johnroberts998, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
PickyVoyager, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Many top-floor suites have private open-air verandahs perfect for drinks or just watching the narrow, bustling streets below.”
MichaelG77, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some 6th floor rooms have patio, but with patio comes typical noise from street below.”
7elh, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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