Totally restored Historic building min. walking distance from best sightseeing!!
- english, spanish
Why Livia chose Centro
City #1 travel destination for 2019, according to NATGEO Travel Ranking.The Historical Center is the site that means the most to the Mexican people, it use to be the capital "Tenochtitlan" of the Aztec Culture and you will be able to visit "Templo Mayor" ruins and Museum, walking the streets you will discover the architecture of Vice Regal period mixed with the modernity of the interiors, and enjoy many of Mexico's historical eras represented in this zone. At Casa Donceles, our staff and I strive to make you feel at home!!
What makes this Apartment unique
The city is far safer than it was in the 1990s, and taxi services like Uber make getting around a lot more comfortable. Restaurants, museums, shops, music, events just minutes walking distance by far this is the best place to stay! 2 Subway stations (Bellas Artes and Allende) are within 1.5 blocks, so are stops for public bus lines, including the hop-on hop-off Turi-Bus, etc.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Walking distance from the Zócalo
Our flat was beautifully appointed with two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and dining area, all for a very agreeable price. There is a washer and drier available on the main floor but you must provide your own detergent (they did not provide laundry service). We had the street-facing unit and both bedrooms had balconies. This is great for letting in air on hot days (no A/C), but the street noise and exhaust might be too much for some. I slept with foam ear plugs so I could leave the doors open. My traveling partner closed his doors at night for quiet. I grew up in a city so I found the bustle a bit nostalgic and liked the air coming in. Floor fans are provided.
I am giving four stars since I think it is a four star facility. If you want a five star accommodation I suggest you try an upscale hotel on the Reforma. We were two guys who wanted separate rooms and something affordable and walking distance from the Zócalo. It was minutes by foot to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the Temple Mayor Museum and many rooftop restaurants as well as the Palace de Bellas Artes and Alameda Central Park. It was quite convenient and the February weather was perfect. We took an Uber to get to more distant locations such as the North bus terminal to get to Teotihuacan. There is a nice restaurant, Los Girasoles, with outdoor seating just around the corner on a lively plaza in front of the National Museum of Art where you can while away the evening hours.
There is an OXXO right downstairs with all the bottled water you need (and coffee for the coffee maker) and it was open pretty late. It was highly convenient! Remember, if you are not from Mexico, don't drink the water. We used bottled water to drink, brush teeth, wash faces. We used the lovely showers and tap water for washing only. But we kept the water out of our mouths! And we used copious amounts of hand sanitizer daily. No issues. I know several people who made the mistake of accepting a drink with ice in it, or eating salad washed in water and uncooked -- all got seriously sick for several days. Avoid the city water in all its forms and you will be fine.
If you are an English speaker and do not speak Spanish, be prepared to translate -- a smart phone works great for this! We did fine but the clowns in Alameda Park had a good time making fun of us! All in all this was a wonderful adventure -- Teotihuacan was the highlight. World class history here in the same time zone as Chicago.
Great location and great place.
The place was nicely furnished. It is in the historic part of the city and walking to the main attractions is easy (10 min to zócalo or bellas artes)
Bed were comfy and living room comfortable for a family of 5 😃
It was great
It was great The studio was very clean and the caretakers Were very helpful to all our needs Night and day This is our second year that we stood there and I would do it again
Great apartment and unbeatable location!
We loved our stay in this new, modern and charming apartment. You will not miss anything from the comforts of a contemporary place with a bit of charm from Mexico. The location is simply unbeatable; as it has coffee, restaurants, museums and major sites within walking distance.
The service is outstanding! Livia welcomed us and replied to every concern and question we had while we were down there. The place is secure and there is an OXXO (convenience store) right below the apartment. I recommend you go to Cafe Tacuba while down there.
If you are there for business, Palacio de Bellas Artes is right around the corner. The place is fresh (we stayed in August) and if you open the windows even more. There is a small bar a few doors down so as the description states, this is not a place for a light sleeper. But with the windows closed and the fan On, you will sleep like a king/queen.
Lo recomiendo mucho para una familia de 4 personas. Nosotros eramos 5 y Livia nos consiguio una cama extra. No hay mucho espacio en los sillones de entretenimiento pero se pueden conseguir sillas extra para la mesa. Las camas son super comodas y el edificio se siente muy seguro. Puedes usar Uber si te cansas en caminar en el Centro. De aqui les recomendaria caminar al MUNAL, el MUTEM, Cafe Tacuba, Maison Kayser, La Catedral, El Mayor, etc..
City #1 travel destination for 2016, "A metropolis that has it all.” That’s how The New York times describes Mexico City in its latest travel ranking. The Historic Center is the site that means the most to the Mexican people, it use to be the capital of the Aztec Culture and you will be able to visit its Templo Mayor ruins and Museum, walking the streets you will discover the architecture of Vice Regal period mixed with the modernity of the interiors, and enjoy many of Mexico's historical eras represented in this zone.
The city is far safer than it was in the 1990s, and taxi services like Uber make getting around a lot more comfortable. Restaurants, museums, shops, music, events by far this is the best place to stay! 2 Metro stations (Bellas artes and Allende) are within 1.5 blocks, so are stops for public bus lines, including the hop-on hop-off Turi-Bus.a 24/7 Convenience Store, Restaurant, Business center, Laundry Room, Housekeeping service optional, and much more...