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Elegant Penthouse with incredible views in historic center

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Elegant Penthouse with incredible views in historic center

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mexico City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This wonderful apartment, decorated in a fresh contemporary style, is the perfect oasis from which to venture out into the bustling streets and plazas of the historic center and explore its many impressive buildings and museums on foot. The 'Centro', as the locals call it, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1991. It is chockfull of Aztec and Colonial treasures, fascinating museums, busy shopping streets and markets, and plenty of restaurants and bars. Here you feel the throbbing pulse of this great megalopolis - and all just a few steps away from your apartment.

Located on the top floor of a stately building, this penthouse offers breathtaking views of major Mexico City landmarks. It has an enormous living area with a plant-filled terrace, four charming bedrooms, three and a half marble baths (/one with jacuzzi), and a modern well-equipped kitchen. It comfortably accommodate six guests.

COST OF RENTING THE APARTMENT DEPENDS ON THE NUMBER OF BEDROOMS YOU OCCUPY AND STARTS AT USD180 FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY AND USD220 FOR TWO PEOPLE. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE APARTMENT - EVEN IF YOU RENT JUST ONE BEDROOM. NO SHARING WITH OTHER GUESTS!

PLEASE SEE OUR DETAILED RATE LIST UNDER 'RATES.'

Your rental rate includes:

• Generous Continental breakfast (buffet)

• Maid service Monday through Saturday

• Free airport pick-up for stays of one week or more

• Well-stocked minibar

• Computer and Wi-Fi

• Flat-screen satellite TV

• DVD/CD players and access to owner's DVD/CD library

• Portable heaters and fans, electric blankets

• Mexican cell phone during your stay

• Bathrobes, slippers and other amenities

• Transport and tours assistance

• 24-hour security

Minimum stay is two nights.

During Easter and Thanksgiving week, and from December 15 to January 6, minimum stay is three nights.

We offer weekly rates and discounts for single occupancy of double bedrooms.

Petra, the owner lives in the building. She wants her guests to feel at home and personally attends to their needs and special wishes. A producer of documentaries on Mexico, she is an expert on unusual destinations and activities and will gladly assist you in planning your Mexican vacation, both in Mexico City and the rest of the country.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About The Owner

Petra, the German owner (she speaks German, English, Spanish and French) has lived and worked as a journalist in Mexico for nearly 30 years. When authorities began to spruce up the decaying Centro Histórico ten years years ago, she bought two apartments on the top floor of a stately (and earthquake-safe) building between the Zocalo and Bellas Artes.

Before moving in, she totally remodeled, modernized and redecorated both properties – one to live in herself, the other to put up friends, relatives and paying guests when visiting Mexico.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic Find!

I have travelled to Mexico City many times and this was the first time that I did not stay with family. It was the most comfortable stay of all. Our hostess and her staff were extremely knowledgeable and accomodating. We felt like they were family by the time we left. They gave us the opportunity to see so much of Mexico in a very short period of time. The apartment was always clean and neat and the breakfast foods were fresh. It was amazingly quiet and the location extremely handy for everything from shopping and dining to sightseeing. Definitely an oasis in a charming but otherwise hectic city.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway, and Sightseeing
Apr 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Elegant Penthouse with incredible views in historic center
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique find. Beautiful apartment, tastefully

done, with large, luxurious living space. It's a quiet

and welcome refuge in the heart of a great but

frantic city. Petra is an incredible hostess. She's

mastered the art of being constantly helpful,

without ever being intrusive. And that's a rare and

welcome quality. We've travelled enough and are

fairly demanding, yet we can say without hesitation,

this was a remarkably pleasant experience for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Houston tx
5

Comfortable elegance

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful experience! the apartment was spacious and well equipped. Though we did not meet Petra she left us in the very capable hands of Ela and Ceci. They did everything they could to make sure we enjoyed Mexico City and the apartment. The views from the living room were delightful. We even had hummingbirds visit the feeders on the terrace.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Just like the photos

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment is perfect if you want to stay in the bustling center of Mexico City. The view is spectacular. You can walk to many of the major sights and good restaurants. The subway, which is a fantastic bargain and incredibly efficient, is literally around the corner. Petra and Ceci are gracious hosts and delightful company. Our family of five enjoyed our trip to the market and cooking class with Ceci tremendously. Between Ceci's explanations and the kindness of the stall holders we learned much more about ingredients than we had visiting markets on our own. Petra knowing of my husband's interest in eating bugs pointed out a restaurant where he could snack on them to his heart's content. Petra also organised our transport to and from the airport as well as a balloon ride over Teotihuacan which was a highlight of our stay. We are so glad we had a guided tour of the ruins with Petra afterwards as we found it much more interesting and informative than if we had seen it on our own. I highly recommend this apartment and taking advantage of Petra's extensive knowledge of the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Patricia, for such a great and thoughtful review. I am happy to hear you had a great time. Believe me, so did I - with all of you! Saludos from Mexico City, Petra
Seattle, WA, USA
5

You should stay here.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our trip. Our group included 7, which the apartment more than adequately accommodated. It was spacious, well-kept, clutter-free, and comfortable. Working with each of the apartment representatives was great - they were kind and hospitable, making sure we knew everything we needed to know for our stay. I also felt like our group could have consulted them with questions about the city and they would have been happy to answer. For visitors the location is perfect. The apartment is very close to subway lines, within walking distances of museums and shopping, and centrally located in the city. Overall, our visit to Mexico City was greatly improved by staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked your stay! Sorry I couldn't be here all of the time, but I trust Ceci took good care of you.
McAllen, Texas, USA
5

It doesn't get any better.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an 8 day stay at this penthouse. Everything was perfect. The apartment is beautiful and the views are stunning. Since the apartment is in the revived Centro Historico you are immersed in the history of this incredible city but at the same time have totally modern conveniences and great restaurants nearby. Petra is the perfect host, she is nearby when you need her with in-depth knowledge of what to do, where to eat, etc. but she is never intrusive. I assumed that the photos made the apartment look better than it would in person but I was wrong. If anything the photos don't do the space justice. The flexibility of the accommodations are a big plus. My wife and I stayed in the apartment alone for the first 4 nights and then friends joined is for the last 4. Petra only charged us for the space we used yet we had use of the entire living areas the whole time we were there. My wife and I have made numerous trips to Mexico City and always stayed in hotels but no more. We will stay here from now on.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. So glad you enjoyed your stay - and we certainly enjoyed having you with us. I am looking forward to your next visit when we - as promised - will do a fun excursion together. Saludos y abrazos, Petra
Chicago
5

Amazing Apartment, Hosts, and City!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Bolivar Suites for a stay in Mexico City. Our party of 4 just returned from a 1 week stay here. The accommodations were luxurious. The apartment is beautiful, yet comfortable. It's full of light and beautifully decorated. It is in a central location - easy to reach sites in the Centro Historico by for and close to the Metro. And breakfast (pastries, fruit, coffee, etc.) is provided each day.

Petra and Cecilia are wonderful hosts. Petra has mastered the skill of being helpful without being intrusive. She offered perfect, individualized advice on which sites to see and where to go. And - she literally wrote the book! (She is a co-author on the Mexico edition of the Eyewitness series.) She also offers more structured activities for an extra fee, if desired. We took a cooking class from Cecilia, which included going to the Merced Market. On my own, I would have only scratched the surface of this bustling, complicated maze of a market. With Ceci and Petra, I feel like I actually experienced it!

I highly recommend this apartment. Without question, we will stay here when we return to Mexico City.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel - thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay - and it was fun having you with us. Abrazo, Petra

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Benito Juarez International Airport Mexico City
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Car: not necessary

Private Mexican cooking lessons, Spanish classes, massages -- all in your apartment. For details, please contact owner.

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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Mexico City Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Notes RATES
Single occupancy ---- USD180/night USD1,100/week
1 dble bedroom ---- USD220/night USD1,300/week
1 dble + 1 single --- USD250/night USD1,500/week
2 dbles --------------USD300/night USD1,800/week
2 dbles + 1 single --USD350/night USD2,100/week
2dbles + 2 singles --USD380/night USD2,400/week
Discounts for single occupancy of double bedrooms.
The deposit to secure reservation under any rental plan is USD380. Please contact owner for deposit and balance payment options.
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Amenities

Mexico City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Aviones - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - Peces - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - El Capote - toilet , shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Aviones - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom can be made up with 1 king or two twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - Peces - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom can be made up with one king or two twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - El Capote - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - El Toro - 1 double
  • King size beds (2) Each king bed can be converted into two twins, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) One twin bed in single bedroom, but each of the two king beds in the apartment can also be converted into two twins.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
OPTIONAL: Laundry service, in-house parking (1 car), private cook, Mexican cooking classes, language seminars, massages - ALL IN YOUR APARTMENT!. Owner will gladly share her knowledge of Mexico (the city AND the country) with you, give you travel and other tips, and help you arrange activities and excursions.

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