About this listing
Enjoy the only authenitic b & b experience in the colorful neighborhood of Coyoacan! A delicious breakfast, centrally located, and great company with a bilingual/bicultural family in their cozy home decorated with Mexican handicrafts. Bienvenidos!
"La terraza' that overlooks the communal garden, leading to 'habitaciones: bugambilia & dalia'
Bienvenidos to a great space for an intimate conference or workshop!
Welcome to your home away from home!
'La casa de todos' has five rustic, elegant and cozy rooms: 'habitaciones: dalia, bugambilia, jacaranda, alcatraz & girasol', each with a Mexican flower theme and an original watercolor.
Four of the rooms are located in the Garden Annex, a separate building from 'la casa', and all five rooms face 'el jardin', an intimate, interior garden.
There is a separate, private entrance from the street with direct access to all rooms.
We are located in the charming colonial area of Coyoacan.
Guests can walk to historic sites such as:
- Frida Kahlo Museum
- Trotsky Museum
- 'Fonoteca Nacional' in the former home of Octavio Paz
- 'Museo de artes populares'
- 'Mercado Coyoacan' - the market in the center of town
There's excellent public transportation to downtown Mexico City and surrounding area, both by Metro, Metrobus and regular buses. Guests will feel totally comfortable in the bilingual/bicultural setting and will be able to enjoy original Mexican artwork throughout 'La casa'.
We look forward to your visit - tu casa es mi casa!
Guests are welcome to enjoy the common areas of 'La casa':
- 'El comedor amate' - communial style dining room
- 'La sala para los amigos' - cozy living room with cable television and original Mexican art
- "El jardin' - intimate, interior garden with access to outdoor afternoon tea area
Please note: guests are encouraged to eat in these places but not in the bedrooms.
Kitchen access for guests is available upon request.
There is no evening curfew for the 'La casa de todos', however respect for other guests regarding noise levels after 10pm is required. Smoking is prohibited.
Leonora made us feel welcome by showing us her house and provided a local map. She helped us with our various needs. We loved the space and liked that each of us had a set of keys to come and go as we pleased. She is a lovely person.
This is a nice place in a great part of Mexico City. The rooms at the b&b, while basic, are clean and comfortable.
Leonora and her daughters were friendly and very welcoming -- we were a large group of 10 (including kids) and basically took over the entire b&b but that didn't seem to faze the host at all.
Leonora was a wonderful hostess. The house is beautiful, as you see in the pictures, and it is found in a perfect location to explore south Mexico City. The rooms and house were clean and cosy. We were traveling with a big group of people, and everyone was super happy to stay here. Breakfast was delicious. Leonora was very flexible and helpful with our plans, and we enjoyed her charming chats and tips. Definitely a great place to stay in!
I totally appreciate your kind review! All of your friends and family were a pleasure to attend. I was somewhat overwhelmed by the number of people and felt badly since I couldn't attend them all as I normally would. I understand that you had too much going on and you did the best you could under the circumstances. Muchas felicidades a ti y Wolf!
We had a lovely stay with Leonora and her family in Coyoacán. Our trip was work related, but she really made us feel at home throughout our two weeks in DF. Breakfast was always delicious and plentiful to start our long days, and her recommendations for dining in the surrounding neighborhood were always spot on. Despite her living with her daughters in the house, we truly felt we were alone and that our privacy respected.
We were in Mexico to attend the 34th IBBY congress. Leonora coped with the various changes in dates and group size with great flexibility. She made us feel really at home with the use of the house as well as our rooms. We loved the area and felt part of the community and it was an easy metro ride into the centre for the congress. Leonora and her daughters were full of helpful advice and support. Would highly recommend and love to to back. Pam and other IBBY delegates from the UK
The accommodation was exactly what we (a party of six) were looking for: it was quiet, we could hang out in the garden when we needed to relax, and it is just a short walk to the Jardin Centenario, to some of the best museums and to a metro station. We even walked to take in a soccer game at the Estadio Olympico Universitario, location of the 1968 Olympics.
Leonora was a most genial host. She was helpful before the trip, made great dinner recommendations when we arrived, and even took one of our group along to a yoga class. Her daughters were also very pleasant.
This was an base for getting to know the neighborhood and the city.
If the prospect of visiting Mexico City seems overwhelming, a stay with Leonora should dispel everything. Leonora's place in Coyoacan makes a great way to discover Mexico City. You will seldom enter a strangers home and instantly feel more at home than here. Coyoacan is a green and leafy village that Mexico city has grown beyond, yet it retains its village character. The metro provides a quick and easy trip into centro, though Coyoacan and surrounding areas contain some of the very best highlights of the city accessible from Leonora's front door. Leonora provides great facilities, great company and great breakfasts. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Leonora
I've lived in Mexico City for twenty-five years and love receiving visitors and guiding them to have a pleasurable and fulfilling experience in the D.F. (the Federal District).
After working in English Language Teaching (publishing and giving classes) for many years, I'm always ready to have a lively discussion about language learning, or any other subject for that matter. I read a lot (especially historical novels and any books by Paul Auster or Murakami), and try to keep up with US and Mexican politics (I listen to NPR regularly and watch CNN).
As an avid practitioner of yoga and a yoga dance instructor, I'm always happy to have someone new to join me in one of my classes (and the level of yoga in Coyoacan is excellent). In fact, one of the best ways to pick up some more Spanish is by going to a class!
I'm extremely interested in holistic health practices and love all the alternative options in Mexico. I had considered going back to the US on a few occasions but finally realized I had too good of a life here to leave.
Working freelance as a writer/editor, taking wonderful dance classes, swimming a few times a week at the gym, going to yoga and traveling keeps me busy and happy.
BTW, my favorite language is Spanglish, and it's what I speak the best!
I feel extremely blessed to have so many interests, and to have gotten to a point in my life where I can be my authentic self, live in the present moment, feel free, and totally enjoy life!