My apartment is in Edificios Condesa, an historical 100 year old building in the Condesa area of Mexico City. It's close to everything: public transportation (el metro (subway) is 3.5 blks and in that area there are many buses & trolley cars that go to all areas of the city), restaurants, cafes, museums, three incredible parks and an amazing market every Tuesday right at the front door. Wi-Fi, cable TV, fresh coffee and my availability for any advice about where to go, what to do or whatever I can offer to make your stay as amazing as can be.
The room is sunny, very clean and light with two beds, all linen provided, closet, table & chairs. The bathroom is shared. I'm also renting another bedroom with a double bed. Kitchen privileges are provided, tea & coffee provided. Although there's no smoking in the apartment, smokers can sit on the steps and enjoy a view of Chapultepec Castle. I'm available to help you have the best time possible. I've lived, loved, traveled and been addicted to the food for many years and love sharing my experiences.
fWe had a wonderful time staying with Mimi in her beautiful historic apartment in the Condesa area of Mexico City. From the moment we walked through the door and were greeted with a hug, Mimi felt like an old friend. We felt perfectly at home in her apartment and Mimi was always willing to help us with directions and suggestions.
The apartment is in a lovely part of Mexico city and extremely secure, only a short distance from Chapultepec Park and the Metro and close to many restaurants and coffee shops. I would certainly recommend staying with Mimi! She is a very interesting lady and a lot of fun.
I couldn't have wished for a better welcome for my boyfriend and I to Mexico City. After giving us really helpful instructions on getting into the City from the airport, she greeted us so warmly and with a bowl of fresh fruit! The apartment is beautiful and the location is excellent - a lovely leafy quiet but well connected street. Staying with Mimi and her cat Tonio was like staying with a good friend. She is a very interesting and interested woman and we couldn't recommend her higher. Next time we're in Mexico City we know where to stay.
Mimi's apartment is in a wonderful laid-back neighborhood of Condesa, a short walk to the Metro, Chapultapec Park and many museums and galleries.
Mimi is fluent in Spanish and English and she has lived in Mexico for decades. She is gracious host and knows the city really well. She led us to things not in any guide book, such as a tiny food stand, only two blocks from the apartment, that makes some of the best authentic food in the City. She even helped us get bus tickets to Oaxaca and seats to the Lucha Libre matches.
The apartment is filled with art, color and light.
Two things to consider: it's a shared bathroom (as is often the case in B & B's we're stayed in) and there are two smallish (but comfortable) beds in the guest room, rather than a double or queen-size.
We recommend Mimi highly.
If you're looking for a friend in the D.F. who will be there for you, look no further than Mimi. Mimi is attentive and personable and will greet you by putting a kettle of water on the stove to make you coffee or tea. Mimi is warm and genuinely curious about people. Her apartment is furnished with a collection of art and curiosities assembled over a lifetime of travels around the globe. I particularly got a kick out of the brightly tiled bathroom which looks it might be a set piece from a Frida Kahlo movie. She shares the tidy place with a couple of mature and mellow cats.
My stay with Mimi was short--another airbnb reservation of mine was modified by the host, leaving a gap for my final night in Mexico. It was the best thing that could have happened. In my three weeks in Mexico I ran into a string of issues, and as a fellow Yank, Mimi was more than willing to assist with items like allowing me to have my replacement Visa card sent to her address.
Her location on a quiet, leafy street in the happening Condesa neighborhood is ideal. The building is nice and secure and has on the ground floor what appear to be a hip boheme art cafe and restaurant. The area is highly walkable and Metro access is maybe a ten minute walk away.
On the down side, the flat is walk up about three flights; on the plus side, it's far above the voices on the street below. Also, the single-size bed was a bit snug for my 6-foot-tall frame.
At under $50 a night, Mimi's property is a deal. I would stay with Mimi again. She was responsive, flexible, and overall good to deal with and her listing was accurately and honestly described.