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Room Mate Valentina

Mexico City, Mexico

Activities

  • Stroll or cycle (bikes are for hire at the hotel) along the leafy diagonal boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma - lined with striking glass skyscrapers, its closed to traffic on Sundays and often has open-air art exhibitions

  • Gaze at the golden Angel de la Independencia, the towering winged statue commemorating Mexico's independence and one of the city's most famous monuments

  • Meander along the cobblestone stretch of Francisco Sosa, considered Spanish America's first urban street, in colonial Coyoacan, the oldest part of Mexico City

  • In Coyoacan, relive the art and anguish of Frida Kahlo in her home, Casa Azul - complete with its own mini-Mayan pyramid in the garden - or peruse memorabilia of her Russian revolutionary paramour in La Casa de Trotsky down the road

  • Go boating on the lagos of Bosque de Chapultepec - this large forested park has a children's fun fair, modern art museum and a castle; the impressive architecture and the pre-Conquest collection of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia here is a must-see

  • Remember the more recent past at the new (opened October 2010) Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia (a museum showcasing the most significant examples of intolerance committed by mankind, such as acts of genocide) with its laudable aim of 'encouraging new generations to seek a healthier co-existence'

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/galleries
  • Plantlife/flora
  • Shopping/markets
  • Architecture
Save to favouritesPrintMailRoom Mate ValentinaWith its vivid Pop-Art decor and location in one of the friskier parts of town, the newest Room Mate hotel certainly lives up to the ‘sporty and sexy’ attributes of Valentina. She is your imaginary friend who lives in the Zona Rosa and will show you its cosmopolitan delights before returning you to this groovy hotel. It is big and bold: 14 floors with 62 [r:MX033:rooms] bedecked with pods of geometric furniture, lit plexiglass partitions and curvy ceilings. It seems designer Tomas Alia has been inspired by both the swinging '60s and the space age in his really hip design, which is as far from bland as possible. Staff are as bright and cheerful as the surroundings - the young reception team work behind a circular neon-blue desk etched with Aztec symbols; breakfast is served in a funky cafeteria with walls of lime green. In the lobby, white plastic cacti stand guard before a splashy rainbow of glass shells, while out front, friendly doormen stand ready to hail you a cab or point you to the nearest shoe shop. Like her former incarnation - she was once a tired business hotel known as the Marco Polo - Valentina has travelled far to take her place in the trendy gang of big-city Room Mates.

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