Wonderful apartment on the middle of La Condesa. Surrounded for a lot of life (restaurants, bars and shops). At the same time this space is a quiet island where you can relax and rest from the city. This apartment have a cozy wood floor, a huge dining and living room. A main bedroom with a queen size bed and a second bedroom with twins beds both with closet. Kitchen full equipided and a one badroom.
Has a nice patio.
We enjoyed a six-night stay as a couple at Mariel's place in Colonia La Condesa, which provided a clean, quiet (both in the building and street), functional, and seemingly safe base from which to explore DF. We were welcomed personally by our hosts and we felt secure that they would attend to any problems that might arise. Fortunately, the apartment delivered on all the listed amenities in good working order, and it is large enough for families or people taking a longer stay to consider. The one thing to keep in mind is not to overload the electrical circuits with too many devices. The weather was mild, so I can't say what it'd be like when it's hot or cold outside, but mosquitoes will fly in if the courtyard door is left open.
The neighborhood seems to operate at a slower pace than other parts of the city and it features many good cafes and restaurants during the day and evening, easy and diverse food shopping, banks, and a central location by DF standards. It's also more expensive according to its reputation, but I wouldn't know by how much. There are radio taxis and ecobicis close by, and the circuit boulevards around the parks are great for strolling. I found Foursquare to have good local advice in Spanish.
My piece of advice: never ever underestimate the horribleness of traveling back from other parts of town to La Condesa during rush hour, which goes past 8pm, no matter what mode of transport you are taking including the otherwise fine Metrobuses.
Thanks for everything, Mariel and family, from both us.
We didn't meet Mariel but we were greeted by Giuseppe who was friendly and helpful. We liked the neighborhood and were surprised by the number of trees and parks in Mexico City. Thank you for letting us leave our luggage in the apartment until it was time to leave for the airport.
Mariel met us and walked us to the tourist office which was helpful. The apartment is well located but a good 6 blocks to the Metro. Since it appears to be a safe neighborhood, not a problem. Apartment is very spacious and adequate but not luxurious. The Mexican restaurant across the street is excellent. Even had vegetarian options, unusual for a Mexican restaurant.
Be sure to visit the local Friday morning Condesa market. Very clean. Wish we had eaten there.
We enjoyed staying in this apartment.
It was comfortable and roomy as described.
Mariel and Giuseppe were helpful and quickly attended to the electricity when we overloaded the system.
The apartment is in a good area close to public transport, places to eat and to drink.
We are a family of four and it was an excellent stay for four months in total. The place looks as described and everything works (even hot water on demand, wireless internet, laundry). Great place for long stays with kids in a lively neighborhood but a quiet environment. The hosts, Mariel and Giuseppe, are responsive and helpful --excellent hosts.
Fantastic apartment, fantastic hosts. It's not our first time in the apartment, so I won't repeat, and the photos do a great job describing it. The hosts are very responsive. We had a glitch with the water heater and in a matter of two hours it was fixed. The location, size, quietness, and features of the apartment makes it ideal for families like us.
This is a great apartment. Well located, near restaurants, nightlife and five-ten minutes away from major arteries, yet calm and relaxed. The description is very accurate. Being on a first floor it is accessible (there are only three steps to get here), which was a big issue for us. The building has good neighbors and it tends to be very quiet throughout the day and night. The owners are very responsive and friendly.
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