About This Listing
Our new apt with historic flavor is located in the heart of the city! It comfortably fits 2 and you can walk everywhere, located between Zocalo and Alameda. Enjoy modernity in the majesty of an 18 C. mansion, full kitchen, 5min walk to all transport.
Ideal for short, medium and long stays. New apartment in entirely restored 18th Century building Casa Borda 20 meters off Madero Street - Built by wealthy miner from Taxco to compete against the house of Cortez. Most secure area in the City.
Only 11 apartments in building, high ceilings and thick walls, cool neighbors, high security – card access to building.
Location - Interior apartment 30 meters of Madero Street between Zocalo and Bellas Artes.
Less than 5 minute walk to different public transportation systems.
Next to must see sites in Mexico City.
Next to some of the best value for money restaurants and shops in the city, all budgets.
On top of grocery store and walking distance to the mercados.
15 min walk to Reforma Av. (financial district) and 15 min cab to other hip neighborhoods and direct subway line to Coyoacan/San Angel.
Fully equipped kitchen, nice to receive friends (table fits up to 4), ventilated and cozy.
King size bed / closet / black out curtains / book shelf with nice books, DVD’s and nice things, to make the best out of your stay, TV and DVD, but no cable.
Art work on walls.
Best WIFI available, laundry facilities within building, and free access to common areas of building (Terrace, patios, BBQ, motorbike and bike parking, etc...).
Comfortable ventilated bathroom with shower.
I was born and mostly raised in Mexico; I enjoy living and working in Downtown and will be glad to introduce you to the magic of Mexico City.
Feel comfortable to write to me if you need anything in particular, I might be able to get it for you. Enjoy your journey.
Guests are aloud to walk around the house and use common areas of building (Terraces, patios and bike parking) and can wash and dry their clothes in the shared laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
I work around the neighborhood. I do like to interact with guests but have a clear understanding of privacy. I usually check in guests and sometimes greet goodbye. I am always available through the system or by phone on short notice.
The Centro Historico is up and running, though vibrant it is statistically the safest neighborhood in the City, its is named after its historical position and its colonial period buildings and monuments, like the main plaza Zocalo, the Templo Mayor pyramids, the Murals, Bellas Artes, the Torre Latinoamericana, and some of Mexico’s finest historic and contemporary museums. Clean and safe, close to grocery stores and great places to eat out, like the gourmet market of San Juan, traditional Mexican and International restaurants and taquerias/cantinas, all budgets. Enjoy a morning run or night walk in the recently restored Alameda park.
Two blocks away to major transportation systems like the Metrobus and the Subway to move around the city to the airport, bus stations and other neighboring colonias such as Condesa, Roma, Polanco and Coyoacan.
From the airport: I recommend a Taxi (20USD and 40 min) an alternative is public transit, Metrobus, stop Bellas Artes then 5 min walk (4USD per person and 35 min), which is clean, fast and new.
To Condesa and Roma Metrobus or taxi: 25 minute ride there and vice versa.
To Coyoacan and Bus terminals: Subway different direct lines.
To Reforma (financial district): 15 minute walk by the Alameda park and up and down the avenue with the bus or subway.
Teotihuacan pyramids: subway to bus station and then bus to the pyramids or through a tour operator.
Other Things to Note
If apartment is booked for your traveling dates or your group exceeds the capacity of the apartment, please look at my other listings, same building, same quality, same service and satisfaction .
You can see them in the following links or by just going through my profile.
The Vestry – Up to 2 guests
The New Duplex – Up to 4 guests
Legendary Balcony – Up to 4 guets
The Balcony – Up to 4 guests
Please read entirely through the apartment description.
You are living in a community, neighbours are mostly middle-aged professionals, and they will not tolerate all night long parties or very loud music/noise particularly during the week between 10 PM and 9AM.
Common areas are shared and building management will expect you to leave the premises clean after use.
This historic 18th century building was unique when it was built and it has been beautifully restored. It was like travelling back in time. The apartment is modern and very tastefully decorated, with huge ceiling heights and beautiful windows with lots of light. It has all the modern comforts and i slept very well. Juan Carlos is a gracious host who greeted me upon arrival with his nifty Vespa. Juan Carlos has a great binder waiting for guest in the apt with lots of information and suggestions on how to make the most of your stay, which I took full advantage of.
A pesar de que no tuve la oportunidad de conocer a Juan Carlos en persona, por no coincidir, estuvo siempre accesible vía electrónica para cualquier duda o pregunta. Además de enviarnos a Víctor para recibirnos, quien nos recomendó un buen lugar para comer tacos, muy cerca del departamento.
El departamento es exactamente cómo lo muestran las fotos, muy cómodo y fresco. En el centro de TODO. Es el lugar ideal para explorar la Ciudad de México y en especial el Centro Histórico. Lo recomiendo 100% y cuando regrese a México no lo pensaré dos veces antes de quedarme acá nuevamente.
My partner and I had a great 7 night stay at Casa Borda in Mexico City.
The apartment is clean and comfortable and has all basic necessities for an enjoyable stay. The historical building is absolutely beautiful, and is a welcome sanctuary after a busy day exploring the city.
The location is suburb- smack bang in the middle of food, shopping, markets, sightseeing, transport and everything wonderful that Mexico City has to offer.
Our stay here was one week of six weeks travelling, so the washing machine was very welcome, and there was enough space to unpack, relax and unwind.
Although we didn't meet JC in person, he was a great communicator and made us feel very welcome and provided plenty of useful information for our stay. His restaurant recommendations were spot on- thank you!
Can highly recommend staying at Casa Borda- will recommend to all family & friends looking to travel to Mexico City.
Fantastic location in a beautiful building. We only had two nights at Jean Carlos but what a wonderful place to be based in Mexico City. Pictures were exactly how the apartment looked and fast easy communication. Thank you for letting us stay.
This was a great apartment right in the center of the historic district of Mexico City. Short walk to the zocalo and the belles arts museum as well as the subway. Juan Carlos communicated well and we were let into the apartment right upon arrival. Would stay again.
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About the Host, Juan Carlos
Juan, 36, Mexican born and living in Mexico. Has lived also in France, Canada and the UK.
Avid traveller, mostly around Mexico and Europe.
Historic house restaurer and property manager.
Passioned by art, promotes cultural projects and artists. Well connected to the cinematography and contemporary art scenes
International sailor and amateur street photographer.