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A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

This is: Canada & Mexico 2011

Hotel 6

Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City

The Sheraton Maria Isabel is superbly situated on the Paseo de la Reforma, a 12km boulevard that slices through the heart of Mexico City. The hotel is next to the city's most celebrated monument, El Angel de la Independencia, in the financial and business district and directly opposite the Zona Rosa.

We were initially allocated a junior suite, but asked to be moved when, after several hours, the air conditioning proved to be completely inadequate for the size of the room. We scored a theoretical upgrade to a full suite in the process, although the original room was aesthetically more attractive. However our new accommodation consisted of two separate rooms, each of which had its own air conditioning unit. Between them they were mercifully up to the job, and this outweighed all other considerations.

1140 had an end-of-corridor location and consisted of a living room and a bedroom, connected by a short internal passage that led to the bathroom and contained the closets, safe, kettle and the like. The living room in particular seemed a little clumsy and misshapen, and in need of refurbishment.

In terms of other facilities, the rooftop pool area was fairly compact but nice enough, while the Executive Lounge proved to be an attractive place to eat breakfast. The lobby bar was a great favourite with both of us, the ambience and standard of service being excellent. 

In: Sat 21 May 2011
Out: Tue 24 May 2011
Nights: 3
Room: 1140 (One-Bedroom Suite)

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