Casa de la Condesa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa de la Condesa Mexico City
Wonderful Stay in Mexican Boutique Hotel
Since I arrived I felt at home at Casa de la Condesa. I was pleasantly surprised of how helpful and polite the personnel at the hotel was. They always got me a cab when I needed one, and they got everything I asked for.
The junior suite I stayed at was large and confortable. I really liked the hamock on the balcony while I enjoyed the lovely view of the park with the fountain in front of the hotel.
It is really easy to catch the Turibus. It´s only one block away!
I would definitely recommend this hotel for your future stays in Mexico City!
Dirty, no parking, small
I somehow ended up at this hotel and they put me in a room smaller than a normal closet, I asked to change and had to pay $30 a night extra for an other room. This room was dirty, no clock, no air conditioning, no remote control. It was a street view room and the kids played soccor outside till 3am and were loud. Then at 8am they were knocking down a building next door and were extremely loud. The staff was unhelpful.
Love Casa de la Condesa
The hotel was great. I must say the wireless connection is the best I found while in Mexico. I liked it a lot because it is situated in a very nice part of Mexico City where you can walk around safely. The staff is really helpful. The prices are affordable also. I surely will go back to Casa de la Condesa when I visit Mexico again.
Homey, but not my home away from home
I'm glad that so many people have had pleasant stays in this hotel. I for one, will not be returning. My stays in Mexico City are frequently long, so I was looking forward to being in a more home-like atmosphere for a reasonable price. I work for a non-profit, so I'm always looking for ways to save money without sacrificing functionality. After reading the reviews of Casa de la Condesa, I was optimistic that it would be a deal that I could live with. But my room absolutely reeked of smoke, and as an asthmatic, I didn't get a bit of sleep the nights I was there.
But that point aside, I would recommend the hotel for certain types of travelers. People on a very tight budget will be pleased that they can get a safe place with kitchenette for a cheap rate. People looking for a homey atmosphere who can look past shabby furniture and flimsy construction will be quite happy.
Overall, the place is cheerful, painted bright colors, with nice touches like hammocks on the balconies and windchimes. But I don't think all rooms have balconies.
You must buzz to be let in, which makes it a safer place than most. Some might find this inconvenient, but I was never left outside more than a minute or two.
The kitchenette is over-rated. It includes a mini-fridge (empty), a sink, and a microwave. There are no cooking pans and no stove. So it's mostly good for re-heating leftovers or frozen food, and storing basics like yogurt or fruit. That said, I could see how it might come in handy for a family traveling with small children who want food or cold drinks at hours that aren't always convenient. They say they provide complimentary bottled water, but they only provide two small bottles on the first day. After that, apparently you're on your own because the free bottles were never replaced.
The bathroom shower is as others have said--it is a tiny stall of flimsy construction that leaks onto the floor of the tiny bathroom. After taking a shower, there is no where you can stand without standing in water. In my room, there was a little square wooden platform about 2-inches high. I don't know if this is intended as a partial solution for the water-on-the-floor problem, but I certainly used it as such.
A word about location--the plaza the hotel faces is quite attractive and has a nice big fountain in it. The fountain is turned off at night, which is helpful for sleeping since it is quite noisy. There are some pleasant sidewalk cafes around the plaza and on the side streets in the immediate area. Ironically, none of them serves Mexican food. The Casa Lamm is a great place (but expensive) for dinner or drinks, and there are a couple of bars populated by students nearby. However, beyond the immediate neigbhorhood, you can't really walk to the more hip Condesa neigbhorhood at night. It's only 6 long blocks away, but it goes through some seriously sketchy neighborhoods. I felt uncomfortable on the walk to Condesa during the day, even though I have a pretty high tolerance for walking through so-so neighborhoods in Latin Amerian capitals.
On tranportation, I can't really speak to the Turibus option since I'm not a tourist. However, I would mention that unlike most of the bigger hotels, Casa de la Condesa does not have a taxi stand. The nearest stand is several blocks away. They are happy to call a taxi for you, but be prepare to wait up to 20 minutes for it to arrive. So you might want to call down to the front desk for a taxi before you're ready to go. The area is not on a main thoroughfare, so taxis do not pass by frequently on the street. You can sometimes catch them on Alvaro Obregon about 2-3 blocks away.
Overall, this hotel's worth about $50 and not more. I think you can bargain down to this price or get a pre-paid internet deal for that. But, given all the other hassles, for me it just wasn't worth the hassle of bargaining them down.
We ended up at this hotel because we had originally made reservations at the sister hotel called Casa de la Condesa Refora but they misplanned and we got shipped off to this place. It is in the Colonia Roma which is a nice place in town. It was a bit of a fiasco from the beginning but overall, the hotel is clean though don't count on any fans in the summer or heaters in the winter. We repeatedly asked for one and then were promised we'd get one but then they never got us one during our stay and there was no chance of opening wndows because of mosquitoes. It is about 5-6 bocks from the nearest metro but is is only a block and a half away from the Casa Lamm where the Turibus stops every half hour. Overall, good, but the staff and their mix-ups made us not want to return. Hopefully, it won't be the same for everyone else.
Very pleasant and affordable
I was pleasantly surprised by this Hotel as I found it by accident. The rooms were just right for me, not too small and perfect for my needs. I arrived late at night and was greeted by a desk clerk that was knowledgeable and alert. I was able to order room service as well which was nice at a late hour.
The next day I lounged in their super strength hammocks and read most of the day as I was getting over a lengthy flight from the night before. I was waited on hand and foot.
I would recommend this place to friends and family alike. The service was great and friendly and I was pleased with just about everything. The worst part was leaving. Good food, pleasant and helpful staff, great location and within walking distance to everything I wanted to see or needed. I will more then likely stay here again next year when I return unless I find a place for free!
Awesome place to stay
I travel to Mexico about 10 to 15 times a year and I always stay at the Casa de la Condesa... Why? It's clean, safe and very quiet. The staff is outstanding and bends over backwards for you no matter what you need. And best of all the rates are great!!!!! They also have hammocks which most nicer hotels do not see fit for but I love the touch even though I rarley have the time to use them.. The location is very central, something to consider when you are taking taxis all over the place. Anyway check this place out, I would not consider another hotel/suite in Mexico City.
Very nice and comfortable
My trip to Mexico city was excellent, and it all began at the hotel. Hospitality was great, they offered me eveything I needed. The kitchnette was very useful as I was traveling with my kids. Breakfast was very nice, and where the hotel is situated is excelent. I could just walk out of the hotel, and there were alot of restaurants and a big park. I would definetly recomend you stay there.
Very nice suite and excelent service
Loved the typical mexican decor. The personnel at the desk were extremely attentive and even game me an upgrade !! I loved to stay in a suite overlooking the plaza with a fountain in my hammock where I read my book and dozed off.
I recommend this hotel extensively !
Clean, Quiet ... but small.
I was there for three nights, because of a family emergency, so price and availability were paramount for me at that moment, since I booked my trip less than 12 hours before arriving there. It was clean, affordable and quiet, but extremely small ... just enough space for a twin bed, a small tv set and a tiny night desk. I'd love to know who designed the bathroom, 'cause the shower head pointed directly to the door, so every shower came with an embedded "lake", if you know what I mean. Other than that, for the price, great place to sleep over.