Downtown apartment, great location! All the main downtown attractions are located few minutes by walking.
The distribution is:
- Main room has its own bathroom and a double bed.
- The second room has also a double bed.
- There is one full bathroom in the living room.
- The living room has two sofa beds: the first one turns into a double bed and the second one into a small twin bed (more suitable for a child under 12).
- Kitchenware and appliances
- TV (with cable)
- Wi-Fi (exclusive for the apartment)
- One smart phone on a very good prepaid plan, so you only have to add credit to to use it as phone or to have internet on it. (aprox 8 us cents per minute to Mexico, US or Canada). Also, y texting 3DIAS to number 100, you can use your credit to have 3 days if internet for about 2.5USD. I also loaded useful numbers like taxis, embassy, police, and others
- Parking for one car in the buildings parking lot (at no extra cost)
- I recently (October 2013)bought a portable air conditioning unit (also works as heather) with 12,000 BTUs. You only have to place the hose outside the window. You can use it in the living room or move it to a bedroom. While the weather in Mexico City is not extreme, some people just can't live without it.
ABOUT THE BUILDING:
- 24x7 doorman and security personnel
- Fully equipped gym with personal trainer
- Four lobby areas, all with Wi-Fi
- Children Playground
- Indoor pool (best suited for laps)
- Outdoor garden
- Roof garden
- A small movie theatre that you can reserve
- Two Business Centers that you can reserve
- Laundry and Cleaner Service
Interaction with Guests
Thanks for reading about my place. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, I know the city very well, specially all the cultural and historical places.
The list of museums and historical places is endless. Only in historical district (centro historico) you could be one week visiting museum after museum without finishing.
ABOUT THE AREA
The apartment is a new award winning building project form 2006, this complex is part of a re-development area that includes the Hilton Hotel, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tolerance Museum and the Alameda Shopping and Restaurant Plaza. The building is half block away from the Alameda Park, that was deeply renovated and re-opened last February 2013.
Going west, 5 blocks away, Reforma Avenue can be reached, with Hotels, Banks, restaurants an corporate buildings. With a stop nearby, you can take the double-decker bus service that makes a circuit form the Historic Center, Reforma, Chapultepec Park and into trendy neighborhoods, like Condesa, Roma and Polanco.
Going east, 4 blocks away visitor can experience Mexico´s Past by touring the Historic District, known of it´s beautiful buildings from 17th, 18tn and 19th century, the Opera House (Bellas Artes), the Central Plaza (Zócalo) with its Cathedral, and the Aztec Arqueological Site and museum (Templo Mayor). Also the Madero Pedestrian Street with the Sanborns de los Azulejos Building, the Torre Latinoamericana. The amount of museums and historic places is endless. Also at a short walk you can go to Palacio de HIerro, Liverpool and Sears department stores.
Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, Reforma and Juarez Avenues are closed for cars and opened for bikes and pedestrians, best time to enjoy a walk on the city.
Juárez, Salto del Agua, Bellas Artes and hidalgo subway stations are very close.
Other Things to Note
Check in time. 16-20 hrs
Check out time: 9 - 12hrs
If you need something different, please let me know! It could has an extra cost. (40 usd)
You will have to observe the condo rules, simple stuff, no noise and consideration with the neighbors, it is a family building. Also, to use the pool you need a swim cap.
Gonzalo & Sandra,
Una muy grata experiencia, fue como sentirse en casa. El edificio y departamento están en un lugar seguro, tranquilo, limpio, muy bien ubicado. A pocos minutos de caminata del Palacio de Bellas Artes . Los mapas, telefono de taxista, wifi y el tel, fue de muchisima ayuda. Fue un gusto habernos hospedado con ustedes, volveríamos sin duda alguna.
The beautiful, modern, spacious but cosy, apartment in a great and centric location, with full services and security made our stay a wonderful one. I would recomend it it to anyone.
Es un apartamento precioso, grande y confortable, en un lugar céntrico increíble, con todos los servicios y gran seguridad. Nuestra estancia fue fantástica. Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo.
The person who showed us the appartement was present on arrival, but did not follow-up our requests, to fix few simple things in the appartement. Appartement was nice, Little noise from the street, but very reasonible considering it it in center Mexico. Always felt safe to walk in the area, walk distance from most of the attractions and metro, and Metrobus. Ideal for tourism. We liked the building, and the very long pool on 9th floor. Nice place to relax on the tp of the building.
Will rent it again if available when we return to Mexico.
Excelente ubicacion y torre con grandes prestaciones. Gonzalo respondio en forma pronta y eficiente ante nuestros pedidos.
The apartment, with its 2 bedrooms 2 baths was wonderfully located two blocks from beautiful Alameda park and within walking distance of the major historical and cultural sites of the city. The Belles Artes; where ballet Folklorico performs, as well as the zocalo are a stroll down the avenue and everyone in this city is out for a stroll with their families. You really must experience the zocalo and it's sea of people flowing through the center of town, stopping for street performers and a meal before retiring back to your "home".
A few blocks away is the fantastic San Juan market on edge of China town. You can get anything including alligator meat at this thriving market, it is Gigantic with the best of the best in fruits, vegetables, cheeses, cured and fresh meats, breads and seafood. We bought 4 pound lobster tail for New Years dinner.
Anything you need is down the street at a number of pharmacies and department stores.
To adventure out there are several metro stations to take you anywhere you choose to go. Or if you want to arrange a tour the concierge at the Hilton is one block away or may I recommend Journey Mexico private tours for outside the city. We went to Taxco, Cuernavaca and Teotihuacan but you can customize them to your personal interests.
The air conditioner is a little noisy but that in the end is ok as the street outside has periods of being noisy. You are in the center of a huge lively city of 25 million people after all.
The pool and gym are a plus in this secure building with 24 hr manned and locked lobbies.
We loved waking up and having our coffee sitting at the kitchen table as we planned the days activities. We liked to option of eat out or cook in. It was a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Have been to Mexico City several times this is a fantastic apartment in value, location and comfort.
Few hints on staying healthy:
1) buy Clorox ( bleach) and everything is washed in a 1:10 solution before storing, all fruits vegetables and even meat
2) dishes are rinsed in a Clorox solution after being washed
3) drink only bottled water and use boiled or bottled for teeth
4) use alcohol gel on hands frequently when out and about
5) if eating from street vendors and who can resist the inviting aromas look for cleanliness as well as foods freshly and well cooked
El departamento está ubicado en posición perfecta para conocer la ciudad en unos días. A unos minutos de la Alameda central y de Bellas Artes..una de las zonas mas bonita de la ciudad. Es muy moderno y acogedor y la zona es muy tranquila. El edificio también cuenta con alberca y gimnasio. Lo único la cocina necesitaría de unos trastes más y la limpieza habría podido ser mejor, pero creo que eso se debió al hecho de rentar en temporada alta cuando entre una renta y otra el tiempo para el aseo es muy poco.
Gonzalo es muy disponible y contesta muy rápidamente. Gabriel que nos entregó el departamento ha estado constantemente al pendiente de nuestra necesidades. Absolutamente recomendable.
Will definitely recommend this listing to people I know. We never met Gonzalo or Sandra but they were very responsive through Airbnb about information on how to get to the accommodation and any recommendations. Angela, who was our contact, was very helpful. She provided us maps, as well as recommended places to eat and see. We had a couple of issues such as accidentally locking the door to the bathroom and the water heater not working but Angela was very quick to respond to these and sent someone to fix them immediately. The place is right in the centre of Mexico city and very close to the bus and metro. The place was very clean. Overall, it was such great pleasure to stay here.
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I am from Mexico City, but I am living now in NYC while studying a master degree in Music Performance (Piano). While I come back, I rent my place on airbnbn. A friend of mine manages the property making sure everything goes well with my guests.
I like Mexico City very much, and I know every single thing to do and see there, specially historical places and museum. I like to analyze and understand how the city has taken it's current shape, leaving traces of the past if you are curious enough..