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Recent Mexico City reviews

  • My Favorite Place to Stay in all of Mexico City!!!

    "This is my third long and lovely stay at La Gardenia. It is so full of old world charm, family heirlooms and intelligent art that I feel privileged to be invited as a guest by a significant family into a real home and not a staged rental. La Gardenia is a carefully preserved treasure from its pull chain toilet to its beautifully tiled floors and painted, enormously high ceilings. Just breathing in the atmosphere, gives me pleasure, a pleasure that cannot be replicated. It is a living history, which any renovation would scrub away. There are usually three of us here when I come and we all love to cook. The kitchen is a jewel and there is nothing better than sitting down afterwards at the huge table in the formal dining room with a crowd of friends to eat and enjoy. The interior patio garden is another favorite gathering place, which adds so much ambiance to this already unique apartment. We entertain a lot, and every one who walks in the door falls in love with La Gardenia. Many have since rented from Juan and one bought the next apartment to come on the market. None of us can fathom what the last reviewer was even talking about. None of the things he says about the apartment are true. Nothing. The review was vicious and perverse. Some of the things he says are true about Mexico City - the bustle, the noise, the pollution, but he infers that all of this is born and then emanating out from La Gardenia. He should have travelled to Switzerland and left Mexico City for those who love and understand its crazy vivacious nature! Juan and his staff are instantly responsive. If the toilet clogs or I need help calling a secure cab, they are right there for me. If I don't feel like doing the dishes after a party, I call for extra cleaning support. The lack of communication and transparency of the last reviewer just does not make any sense. To stay somewhere for that long and to be so miserable without asking for help or a refund, which Juan would have offered in a heartbeat, does not ring true or add up. Something else is going on here. When his head clears, I hope that he will have the decency to retract it and have it permanently removed from the VRBO site. One last thing I want to underline is that the apartment is very safe. I have been here alone for weeks at a time in between children visits and NEVER had a worry. My husband, who is not a traveler, would never let me stay here, if either of us had any concern."
    Guest: Hillary B. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • Would return in a heartbeat!

    "Our family spent 8 nights in this apartment and loved everything about it starting with the wonderful host and hostess. Sarah and Arturo and truly kind and generous people who care about their guests. Any questions we had both before and during our vacation were answered immediately. By the end of our stay they felt like friends. The apartment itself is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. Arturo and Sarah are both artists and they display their artwork throughout the apartment. The location of the apartment is very near the zocalo and close to the metro lines to connect to other areas of the city. It was so wonderful to wake up in the morning to hear the church bells ringing and realize that you are staying in a part of this history. We have been home for almost a month now and really remember with nostalgia our home away from home. Even our son and daughter made friends with some of the other children who lived in the building and played soccer at night together. If you book this apartment you are lucky indeed!"
    Guest: curious traveler Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • Great apartment!

    "I really liked this apartment! It is in an excellent location (really, it doesn't get any better), the apartment was very clean and had an amazing view, and the customer service we received exceeded all other apartments we've rented. From the pickup from the airport, to the tour of the apartment, property and the neighborhood (which I really appreciated), and the added perk of a cell phone, we highly recommend this apartment!"
    Guest: Christi C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • It doesn't get any better.

    "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."
    Guest: Scott Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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