Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa - Mexico City. Taxco too!
by, 05-02-2014 at 12:28 PM (622 Views)
Since December 2013 we have done 4 LL packages and it is nice to report that this one went off without any glitches!
Our LL package included:
3 nights in an executive suite
Complimentary WiFi (usually 250 pesos per day)
Complimentary use of the spa pool & spa facilities (usually a $2.50 per day charge)
$100 credit for dining or spa services (we used for dining)
All taxes and service charges
The Marquis Reforma hotel is a lovely art deco style hotel on the Paseo de Reforma and is within walking distance to Chapultepec Park with its wonderful museums and the national zoo. The hotel also houses a 16,000 square foot, ward winning spa the largest in Mexico City.
This was our 2nd visit to Mexico City and we again used the services of Wayak tours for the 3 hour drive from San Miguel de Allende to the Marquis Hotel. After our long and scenic drive it was so nice to pull into the drive of the hotel and be whisked inside by the wonderful and very attentive doormen and bellhops. No worries about lugging heavy lugging here! The lobby of the hotel is very beautiful and there is an amazing art deco statue and fountain as you walk into the lobby and comfortable seating in nice little nooks. Check in was efficient and the reception staff had all the particulars of our LL package attached to our reservation so they knew exactly what was included. I mentioned I heard they had some rooms with balconies and a balcony room overlooking the Paseo was prepared for us.
After a few minute wait we were taken to our room by a very efficient bellhop who explained everything in the room to us and how everything worked, he asked us where we would like our luggage set up and we were good to go!
The entrance to the suite had a large entry way with a mini bar stocked with all the usual beverages and snacks as well as toilet articles toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. (all at a cost of course a bit pricey but that is par for the course with hotels), plenty of glassware, and an ice bucket. There was also a large closet with plenty of hangers, shelf space, shopping bags, slippers, fluffy robes, and an iron and iron board (I love when hotels include an iron and board so handy).
Off to the side of the entry way there is a large all marble bathroom with a large walk in shower (no bathtub) well stocked with LOccitane toiletries (one of my favorites), hair dryer, plenty of fluffy towels, and a phone got to make those calls while on the loo! Just past the entry way was a nice size seating area with a couch, coffee table (loaded with tour books and art books) and desk and chair and a coffee maker (pod style and the coffee pods were an extra cost no free coffee and tea here).
We arrived around 4pm on a Friday and used part of our $100 credit to have lunch on the outdoor deck of the Los Canarios Restaurant lunch was good but just average. The outdoor deck is open until 5pm Monday Friday. Breakfast is served inside Los Canarios which is a large, bright and airy restaurant. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is buffet and what a wonderful buffet it is! So many delicious choices to pick from. On Sunday the buffet turns into brunch around 10:30am and runs until 3pm very popular with guests and locals alike gets very crowded. On our last night we had dinner in Los Canarios and like lunch it was good but just average cannot figure out how a hotel that has such awesome breakfasts can just have average lunch and dinner maybe different chefs? Neverthe less, the service and staff for all meals was outstanding and when they found out we were from the USA we were very popular we got to practice our Spanish and they got to practice their English. Lots of fun conversation was had by all. Another nice touch in this restaurant is the cages of songbirds the beautiful singing of the birds put a smile on my face every time I walked into the restaurant! The wait staff quickly figured out my tea quirks and even wrote down the brands of tea I had brought along to see if they could carry them in the restaurant in the future.
Since our package also included spa access we did avail ourselves of the pool for a nice refreshing dip. The pool is heated nicely and is pretty large for an indoor pool with plenty of seating and towels. The hydrotherapy/Jacuzzi tubs are separated into mens and womens areas so no Jacuzzi soaks with your spouse - would have been nice. I checked out the ladies area and it is nice plenty of lounge chairs, couches, a flat screen TV and plenty of juices, water and fluffy towels. There are lockers and 2 tubs (very nice hydrotherapy too). My husband said the mens area was similar. I wish we had more time in MC as I would have loved to try one of the massages or facials they had quite a menu!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Marquis Reforma and would definitely recommend this hotel!
We had 2 full days in MC and on the 1st day, again using Wayak Tours, we had a full day tour to Taxco with a brief stop in Cuernavaca. If you like silver then Taxco is for you! So many silver shops scattered all around this lovely town set up high in the mountains. There are lots of steep, little cobblestone streets to navigate with many shops and restaurants all around. Taxco does get quite a bit of tourists and we were there on a Saturday so there were also lots of locals it was crowded but well worth the visit! Our 2nd day was a Sunday and the Paseo de Reforma is closed to vehicle traffic from early morning to around 4pm which is very nice. Everyone comes out and rides a bike, skateboard, roller-skates or just promenades a very popular place on Sunday! We walked down the paseo to Chapultepec park which also is very popular on Sunday vendors, boats for rent in the lakes, most museums and the zoo are free for everyone on Sunday we love Mexico City and already are looking forward to a return trip with more time to explore this great city.
Here is a link to our pictures from this portion of our trip: