“Two stylish apartments for 2-6 in Mexico City’s historic centre, with spectacular views and a super-helpful owner”
The larger apartment (224 sq.m.) has a spacious living / dining area, 4 bedrooms, 3 marble bathrooms and a well-equipped modern kitchen. It comfortably accommodates 6 people, though clever design and flexible rates mean that smaller groups will be quite at home here too. Rooms are white and airy, with a clean, contemporary design and touches of colour from Latin American folk art and fresh flowers. Ceiling-to-floor windows in the living area look out on 2 sides to a terrace filled with banana trees and tropical plants - a magical touch for an inner-city abode.
From the living room, lockable doors lead into 2 separate sleeping areas (smaller groups would only use one). One has 2 bedrooms (a king / twin and a double) sharing a white-marble bathroom with a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub. The other has a small vestibule, a large king / twin bedroom, a marble bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower area, and an additional small single with ensuite bathroom if needed. All bedrooms have ample white-louvered wardrobes and double windows. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are provided; 3 of the rooms have satellite TV and DVD players.
The smaller apartment (121 sq.m) is the perfect retreat for a couple, although it can accommodate 1 or 2 additional guests on a comfortable sofabed in the living room. There's an ample bedroom with a queensize bed and ensuite marble bathroom (walk-in shower), an open-plan living-dining area and a modern kitchen - both of which have big windowfuls of city views - plus a second full bathroom. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are provided, and the bedroom has satellite TV and a DVD player.
At the larger apartment, fresh ingredients are provided daily for you to prepare your own breakfast . These include bread, croissants, eggs, yoghurts, fruit and Petra's gorgeous homemade jams (we loved the fig).
There’s no breakfast service at the smaller apartment, but a fabulous bakery and coffee shop opened recently in the building next door.
The kitchens of both apartments are stocked with wines, beer, tequila and soft drinks, which are billed separately - along with any additional foods bought for you.
For dinner there are, of course, lots of restaurants nearby, including the famous Casa de los Azulejos (a tile-covered 16th-century mansion) and Bar La Opera (a fancy pre-revolutionary cantina). Alternatively, you can order a variety of prepared dishes from nearby restaurants (yes, they deliver). Or, for more intimate in-house dining, come to an arrangement with the owner’s excellent cook , Ceci, who whips up delicious Mexican and international dishes.
With its wrap-around balcony, plants, fragile folk art and white upholstered furniture, the apartment isn't safe or appropriate for children. With this in mind, children are accepted by prior arrangement only - please contact the owner before planning your stay. The price depends only on the number of bedrooms occupied, not the age of the occupants. Note there are no cots available.