Hotel Gala Oaxaca2.5 out of 5.0
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The location is very good, close to the zocalo and a very short distance form santo Domingo.
First of all, the location is perfect! However, the staff is not very professional. When I arrived, they didn't have my reservation/room ready. I had to show them my confirmation on my phone. Second of all, you can hear even a coin drop from inside the room. No privacy at all. It was difficult to get a good night's sleep. At night people were walking in and out of the hotel and you could hear everything. My recommendation, if you want to be near the Zocalo and don't mind the high noise levels, then stay. If you want to enjoy your stay, don't mind paying a little more and want a good night's sleep, then don't stay here. You're better off somewhere else. Not staying there ever again!!!
Somewhat noisy because only a short walk to the zocalo and music goes on late as well as loud passerbys. Very good service!
The hotel Gala is well maintained and is very clean. The staff is very nice and will answer any questions you have. My wife was concerned since the hotel only has ceiling fans, no air conditioning, but with temps of 87/55 the nights are cool and the days are very comfortable. The hotel is located approximately 30' from the Zocalo (town square) where all the action is. The nights can be noisy, but worth it you get the first look at what celebrations will occur, so you can jump and attend the event. The hotel also has dining options with one of the restaurants in thr Zocalo.
great location, great room, no restaurant (but youre right next to the zocalo so it doesnt matter)
We stayed in a junior suite which was a good size and had a nice sized bathroom with walk in shower. Friends staying at a high priced hotel complained about the sizes of theirs. We recommend choosing this size room at the Gala. Our beds were comfortable, and we took earplugs and slept well. Being two doors off the Zocalo, the area is quiet from 2:00 A.M. - 5:30 A.M. only. Everything is within walking distance. Staff were very good to us, but very few knew any english.
The price and location make it popular w/ Tour Groups, who come in at night shouting and drunk and then leave yelling and noisy in the morning.We were on the inside ,facing three levels of noise centrally.I asked three different times to change rms.Staff smiled looked at a screen and said sorry nothing.Once he had just finished telling a walk in he had rooms in a different part of the hotel.He forgot I spoke spanish I guess.
the room needs a/c this hotel only has celings fans
jUST NEXT TO THE MAIN SQUARE, ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM THE CATHEDRAL AND THE MARKETS... AT NIGHT IT WAS KIND OF NOISY, BECAUSE WE HAD A ROOM FACING THE MAIN SQUARE AND SINCE THEY DONT HAVE A/AC WE HAD TO LEAVE THE WINDOW OPENED. THE SERVICE WASNT SO GREAT AND THEY DIDNT KNOW THE PHONE NUMBER OF RESTAURANT CASA OAXACA... BUT, STAFF SHOWED FRIENDLY ALWAYS.
The hotel is located downtown in the very centre, which is great. There is free wireless internet.Negative points: the beds are not really comfortable, as there is some kind of plastic cover on the mattresses. [...]
You can´t get a much better location than this. Right at the corner of the zocalo, the heart of the city. The only downside is the noise. The hotel has everything you would expect and is a decent value for the price.
We were very pleased with Hotel Gala overall. Its central location just off the main square is great but also very noisy. Ear plugs were a must for sleeping! Some rooms have only interior rather than exterior windows, and I understand those rooms are much quieter. But we were happy to have the fresh air despite the noise. The bedroom was simple but clean and attractive and included ample space and storage--a whole extra small room off the main bedroom, in fact. The bathroom, while very small, had better storage space for toiletries and such than many more expensive hotels I've stayed in. I found the beds much too hard, but my travel companion didn't have a problem with that, so I guess that was just a matter of personal preference. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. All spoke reasonably good English except the night clerk, who spoke almost no English at all. The public spaces in the hotel are attractive, well maintained, and full of interesting art. The hotel is located right in the middle of everywhere a tourist wants to be--a very quick walk to markets, artisans, museums, and a number of great restaurants.