Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
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About Arturo Reyes
Sarah Tisdall and Arturo Reyes. We are both artists. Arturo has a degree from San Carlos in Mexico City and Sarah has a degree from The Slade School, University College London UK. We moved here 6 years ago from London. We enjoy the vivacity of the City and the beautiful old buildings in this area and the creativity shown by the Mexican Craftsmen in various disciplines. The climate is near perfect and it is easy to travel round the country from here.
Arturo Reyes purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Arturo Reyes chose Centro
We like this ancient block of apartments and purchased one in addition to ours. We enjoy the vivacity of the City and the beautiful old buildings in this area and the creativity shown by the Mexican craftsmen in various disciplines. The climate is near perfect and it is easy to travel round the country from here.
What makes this Apartment unique
Beautiful area which is being refurbished. Three blocks from the Zocalo, many beautiful buildings round about, an outlook towards Santo Domingo Church. Easy walking distance to many historic sites such as Templo Mayor, The Cathedral, San Ildefonso Museum, Museo Nacional de Arte, Palacio de Bellas Artes. Three metro stations within easy walking: Zocalo, Allende y Lagunilla. Taxis easily available very reasonably priced. Sunday cycling with free bike rentals on cleared streets in the Historical Centre. Plaza Santo Doming Cafe and good Mexican food at Hosteria Santo Domingo. The location is popular with film makers, most notably Denzil Washington in Man of Fire, Dennis Quaid and Forest Whitaker in Vantage Point. TV also like to use it for soaps and adds. Frequently other entertainers use the Plaza, for example music and dancers, and equestrian events from time to time.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Charming and historic oasis in Centro Historico, Part 2
Featuring stunning architectural details and rustic Mexican décor, this charming, well-equipped, 2-bedroom apartment is up one flight of stairs overlooking the inner courtyard—the filtered light through the windows gives the space an atmospheric and evocative air. The kitchen included coffee, bottled water, and basic condiments. Both bedrooms were quiet, with firm beds and comfy linens, and we liked the cozy seating area with two sofas. (We had no problem with hot water in the shower.) The location off beautiful Plaza Santo Domingo is very convenient for sightseeing, one of the nicest corners of the Centro Historico, and Arturo is a wonderful, kind gentleman who sincerely cares about his guests. During our stay we were able to visit the museum he oversees in the same building, where we viewed a selection of paintings by his late wife, Sarah Tisdell, which we felt very fortunate to see. Overall, this unique apartment may not be for visitors who require every predictable 21st-century amenity, but we loved staying in this historic structure in the heart of downtown Mexico City, and would return.
Wonderful location, apartment and host.
Artero was an extremely interesting and creative man.
It was an honour to have him as a host.
Oh and Mexico is quite amazing as well.
Host very accommodating and helpful. Great Location. Comfortable and clean. Two problems: no hot water and shower was not contained and leaked water out of the shower area and into the living area such that we could not use the shower during our three night stay.
It was most unfortunate. It was lack of communication; I myself live in the same building, they had all means of communicating with me, ie, email, phone number and two floors in distance. I acknowledge that I did not come by to check them up as I usually do. My most sincere apologies. Art Reys
All we had hoped for.
Historic building, quiet, amidst families, perfect location for tourists, spacious and well kept. Great host.
Perfect for exploring Mexico City
A cosy apartment in a renovated convent with loads of character. The neighborhood has many colonial era buildings and is buzzing with street life. It is the perfect place from which to explore the Centro Historico--the Zocalo is a five minute walk. Arturo, the landlord, could not have been friendlier. We would stay here again if the opportunity arises.
Thanks very much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again some time
Super great host!
The flat was very charming and Arturo was an extremely responsive and very nice host!
Famous wrestling theater called Arena Coliseo around the corner; The early murals by Diego Rivera in the Education Building on Plaza Santo Domingo; Santo Domingo Church built in 1629 and the Medicine Museum across the street.