All of which were required for my stay! I nearly lost my sense of humour but the memories of endless chuckles over Fawlty Towers helped me retain it. It started to go wrong when we checked in - I was travelling with a friend and we had requested a twin bedded room (i.e. two beds). I appreciate that there could... More
- Also Known As:
- Boutique Hotel De Cortes Mexico City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the first hotels in the Americas, a jewel of Mexican baroque, was converted into a modern Boutique Hotel in Downtown Mexico City.Our rooms are designed for the comfort and all the needs of our guests. Their view to Hidalgo Avenue or the Patio completes the experience within a relaxed atmosphere. Our lounge terrace-bar is the new spotlight in Mexico City. The best drinks, "tapas" and sushi, complete a privilege view to the Alameda Central Park, iconic buildings and legendary churches. A contemporary place...an urban oasis for being and seeing through daylight or the suggestive night. The 1620 Restaurant is a creative and fusion Restaurant. Haute Mexican / Contemporary cuisine; beautiful ambiance, relaxed atmosphere. Service indoors and in the middle of our Patio. TV with cable with share with you the effort, water and complementary fruits as well. A shower and dress room are available. HISTORY: The building was probably constructed at the beginning of the 17th Century and some years later the order of Saint Augustine converted it into one of the first hospices in the Americas, where the monks were housed before embarking on missions to spread Christianity in the Philippines. In 1780, as marked on the facade, the building was remodeled and became a hotel. The part that remains in place, now turned into the Boutique Hotel Cortes, is a beautiful two-story building that runs the canvas of its facade to it. Upstairs, the elegance of the typical Baroque windows in Mexico City rise up to the ledge; the nobility and simplicity of the clear cantera, in contrast with the volcanic rock that covers the panels of the walls, are only part of the sumptuousness and elegance of the cover, which loads its lines and movements to the center, in which the door opens and on it the heart that symbolizes St. Augustine and a niche that is the kindly figure sculpture of St. Thomas of Villanova. In the frieze of the front is a medallion with the inscription: Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Year 1780. ... more less
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