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PA Suites Historic Center, Bilingual Tours, Airport Service, Pool, Gym 104

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom on Bath in the award winning Puerta Alameda Condominium Complex

This is one of several properties managed by Bruce with Holiday Rentals Mexico.

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Make the most of your stay by taking advantage of our unmatched personalized service while enjoying all the comforts of home and more in this luxury 1 Bedrooms / 1 Bathrooms condo in the heart of Mexico City. The owner is a bilingual US expat who has resided in the city for more that 10 years and is on call 24 hours a day to make your stay very special. I have been renting vacation condo for over six years having received hundreds of review for my 12 units.

PRIME LOCATION: The apartment is located in the historic of the city near the opera house Bellas Artes. The area where the complex is located is now considered one of the safest areas in the city (in the last ten year the government and major real-estate developers have invested heavily in the area). The condo is within walking distance, visitors will find the Paseo de la Reforma, Parque Alameda and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Zocalo, the Ciudadela Crafts Market and several major museums and attractions. Two subway lines and the Mexico City Turibus line are a stone’s throw away. The Historic Center is has become a vibrant neighborhood with plenty to do during the day and evenings with several trendy restaurants along with entertainment.

COMFORTS OF HOME: Enjoy all the comforts of home and more in this 1 Bedrooms / 1 Bathrooms condo in the heart of Mexico City. The unit is fully furnished with a more than ample kitchen as well as a washer and dryer, TV with cable, WiFi and more.

UNSURPASSED PERSONALIZED. The owner is a bilingual US expat who has resided in the city for eight years and is on call 24 hours a day to make your stay very special. Your personalized service starts the moment you clear custom with y airport pick-up provided for a special rate of only $20 dollars for your entire group (optional service). Upon check-in, you are given a loaner phone to be able to reach us to assist you with all your needs 24/7 during your stay. We offer our guest a tour of the condo complex facilities along with pointing out restaurants and grocery stores (a medium size grocery store is only 3 blocks away). A private car service with our highly recommend bilingual driver is available upon request at very reasonable rates. We are also available to assist in coordinating your transportation needs. Flexible checks in and checks out hours are offered whenever possible.

COMPLEX SECURITY / AMENITIES: The apartment is located in the award winning condominium community Puerta Alameda which provides excellent security staring with access to the building being limited to residents with magnetic security cards to the enter the building (Magnetic security cards provide to our guests during their stay) . Once entering the building doormen and security is provided 24/7. Luxury amenities for the complex include a heated lap size pools, a full size gym, a rooftop jogging track and sunning areas as well very tranquil patio / garden areas throughout the complex. Also there are comfortable lobby areas with sofas and chair to relax and Wi-Fi access is available.

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Clayton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Bruce Clayton

Having lived in 4 countries and having traveled over a million miles in my lifetime, I believe I have a pretty good ideas as to how I can assist in making a guests visit most pleasant and very memorable.

Bruce Clayton purchased this condo in 2007

Why Bruce Clayton chose Mexico City

The apartment is located in the award winning condominium community Puerta Alameda which provides excellent security staring with access to the building being limited to residents with magnetic security cards to the enter the building (Magnetic security cards provide to our guests during their stay) . Once entering the building there are doormen and security is provided 24/7. Luxury amenities for the complex include a heated lap size pools, a full size gym, a rooftop jogging track and sunning areas as well very tranquil patio / garden areas throughout the complex. Also there are comfortable lobby areas with sofas and chair to relax and WiFi access is available.

What makes this condo unique

UNSURPASSED PERSONALIZED SERVICE.

I have had the delightful experience of serving over 300 guests from all over the world during the last four years. Please see comment for my original rental unit

Prestigious Complex, Next to Hilton Historic,Personal Care, Balcony AC

Our personalized service starts the moment you arrive with airport pickup service available for a fee of $20 total for your group. Once you checked in at the condo, you are given a loaner phone to be able to reach us to assist you with all your needs during your stay. We also offer our guest a tour of the condo complex facilities along with pointing out restaurants and grocery stores, pharmacies and such. Flexible check in and check out hours are offered whenever possible. The condo is within walking distance, visitors will find the Paseo de la Reforma, Parque Alameda and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Zocalo, the Ciudadela Crafts Market and several major museums and attractions. Two subway lines and the Mexico City Turibus line are a stone’s throw away. A private car service with our highly recommend bilingual driver is available upon request at very reasonable rates.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location can't be beat, especially so close to subway and bus stations. The apartment is modern and clean and has a washer and dryer in the unit. Building security is top notch. There's a beautiful indoor pool and well-equipped gym. The common areas of the building are posh-looking. Great restaurants nearby. We stayed for one month and really enjoyed the apartment.
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Colonia Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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PA Suites Historic Center, Bilingual Tours, Airport Service, Pool, Gym 104
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 32 reviews
Baltimore, MD
4

Wonderful apartment ideally situated

  • 4 of 5

For our first trip to Mexico City we wanted to be close to Centro Historico. This was the perfect spot for us, just south of the beautiful and strollable Alameda Centraland within easy walking distance of the many fabulous museums and sites in the historic area. The apartment was very clean and overlooked a plant-filled inner courtyard. The bathroom and shower worked well and the mattress, while only a double, was firm and comfortable. Plenty of closet space and a small safe. The building is secure, requiring key card access coming and going. We felt completely comfortable here and it was nice being in a complex that locals call home. There is a convenient store on the first floor where you can purchase basics. If you want to really cook, we suggest walking a few blocks south to the Mercado San Juan where you will find a foodie's delight in fresh fish, produce, cheese, meats and bread. Bruce and Ricardo could not have been more responsive and helpful. Ricardo was our guide for a day at Teotihuacan. He is excellent.As a previous reviewer noted, the only downside to this Norte 104 property is that the bedroom butts up to an adjoining unit and conversation comes right through the wall. Nothing that a pair of earplugs didn't solve, and not enough of an issue to stop us from returning. This is a true value for both location and amenities and we would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
4

Very Enjoyable Stay! We will return.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay in the Puerta Alameda Condo Building in the Historic District. The first time was with a different owner in a tower closer to Avenida Juarez. This unit is in a tower away from the traffic noise, it faces a courtyard and is small, but fine for two people. We have been visiting Mexico City for over 30 years staying in different areas and types of accommodations. We spent twelve days over Christmas in the unit. When we arrived the condo was thoughtfully well-stocked with soaps, tissues, paper towels, bottled water etc. We received a tour of the building which has a parking space (we didn't use) and a cell-phone for our use. There is 24 hour security, a small convenience store on the first floor which we used daily for ice, fresh fruit, etc. without having to leave the building. There is also a laundry/dry cleaner, but the unit does have a washer-dryer.We were familiar with the area so did not need tours or a driver, but it is a nice convenience for first-time visitors.

The unit has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The addition of two portable heaters was welcome for December nights. Most homes in Mexico do not have heat. The management was very responsive when we needed assistance.

This area, Centro Historico, is perfectly suited for a first-time visitor. It is safe, there is always a presence of police, and there have been vast improvements in every way over the years. One could spend a week or more just in the Alameda and Zocolo area as there are so many museums and historical buildings. There is every type of food (yes, even Chili's, Burger King and Starbucks for the unadventuresome). You can't go wrong with Sanborn's, Toks, or VIPs for inexpensive, reliable but authentic food. El Cardenal on the 1st floor of the Hilton across the street from the condo is a must. They grow their own produce and make their own cheese.

The reason we did not give the property five stars is not the fault of the owner, but the construction of the building. The walls are very thin and when in bed we could hear the people talking in the unit next to us. I believe their bed was against the same wall. Fortunately they were otherwise not noisy.

This condo is a great value versus the cost

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully kept apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best stays we have had through many years of VRBO renting. The staff were friendly and helpful and very accommodating. You can walk to many of the highlights from the apartment and it is very safe. Ricardo tour services were fantastic and his passion for what he does is evident and made the excursions exciting.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, secure building, many amenities.

  • 4 of 5

We felt safe there and the location was ideal. Best unexpected amenity was a local cell phone that we could use to call cabs or for help with anything. Local supermarkets for food to prepare in-house were lacking. Cornelius, our reception host, was very informative and helpful. Only downside was the taxi fare from the airport. At $25 USD, this amounted to 488 pesos, while the standard taxi rate to the airport is only 250 pesos. So we got charged double for this one-way service, and our driver had us waiting an hour at the airport before he showed up. Not a good deal at all, take a regular taxi. I do see that having good communication with Cornelius enables him to be there when we arrive, but this seems to be a benefit that accrues only to the property manager. And Cornelius was called away for another arrival in the midst of our orientation tour.

Oh, one more thing. There were mosquitoes visiting us ever evening. Lots of ads on local Mexican billboards about preventing their spread. A decorative pond in the center of the apartment block might have been their source. Cornelius promised us an electric plug-in device to deter them, but never delivered it. We resorted to chemical repellents.

I'd recommend this but take the Secure Cabs, 250 pesos, and bring repellant.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate when a guest provides us with their comments and lets us know how we can improve our service. We sincerely apologize that our driver arrived late and for the inconvenience caused to the guest. Our drivers pride themselves on being on time to receive our guests at the airport. We offer this executive transportation service at a very low price (at cost). The service is optional, and guests can always choose to hire a taxi at the airport which might save them about $10 - $15 USD. We have found over the years that the vast majority of our guests enjoy having a member of our team greet them at the airport and take them directly to the apartment for easy check-in. Regarding the mosquitoes, the guests stayed during the rainy season, and we failed to provide the guest with an electric insect repellent as promised, and for this, we sincerely apologize. As a team, we are always looking for ways to serve our guests better, and we take to heart any shortcomings that might occur during a guests stay. We have grown exponentially over the last few years because of our desire to make our guests stay most enjoyable.
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Cozumel, Mx
4

Conveniently located condo with a great staff!

  • 4 of 5

I spent a terrific long weekend in Mexico City at this property. The location is excellent - right by Bellas Artes and a short walk to the Zocalo. Bruce's staff was excellent I was travelling solo and they were very welcoming and helpful, including helping me arrange a tour that I enjoyed very much. Super responsive. I was impressed with how proactive everyone was.

The only downside would be a shortage of cooking supplies if you were spending an extended time and actually wanted to cook, but I didn't find that particularly important for a short stay.

I hope to spend future long weekends here. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great property and great team!!

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and his partners were helpful from the moment we arrived at the massive TAPU bus depot - it was comforting to see the driver standing with my name 0n it! We got a complete tour of the facility including a trip to the neighborhood market to pick up needed items to get us started. The condo location is central and walking distance to everything in the historic center and surrounding neighborhoods. It is comfortable and also has every amenity you could ask for including pool, exercise center, store and coffee center. Super place to begin and end our days!

We used Ricardo as a tour guide one full day to see Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera, boat through the canals and tour wonderful southern neighborhoods - he could not have been more knowledgeable or accommodating! His suggestions allowed us to see more than we could possibly have otherwise seen and we felt like insiders! He also provided us with a driver to get us to the airport at 4 AM, now that is beyond the call!!

I highly recommend not only this property but Bruce and his partners. You feel like you have a team working to be sure your every need is met!! This was a great vacation and in large part due to this location!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Metres
Mexico Ctiy Benito Juarez
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20
Damage Deposit $150

Complementary airport pick for stay of six nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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