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Hotel Condesa DF
NileGuide Expert Says:
With an iPod in each room, a hip nightclub in the basement, and a restaurant fit for fashionistas this hotel is perfect for the glitterati and those not minding a bit of noise in exchange for aesthetics and the "cool" factor.
Avenida Veracruz, 102
6700 Mexico City, Mexico
52 55 5241 2600
Hotel star rating:
Grupo Habita's Hotel Condesa DF can claim a leading role in the transformation of Colonia Condesa into Mexico City's chicest neighborhood. It is a walker's paradise, with low-rise buildings housing some of the city's finest restaurants and bars. Occupying a 1928 French Neoclassical style edifice that was renovated by architect Javier Sanchez and interior designer India Mahdavi, Condesa DF is graced by contemporary art – a Grupo Habita signature touch – in an intriguing collection curated by Betsabee Romero. Filtered sunlight streams through arched windows into the accommodations, where finely crafted wood paneling adds warmth to the modern design. "Rain" showers are a standard feature in the white stone bathrooms that also offer Malin + Goetz amenities. The fourth-floor roof terrace bar is a inviting space complete with attractive views of Chapultepec Castle and Parque Espana where guests can lounge on circular beds, imbibe martinis, and choose from perfectly prepared sushi.
Rates: USD $221-563 (Does not include 18.5% room tax)
Payment: Cash, Amex, Visa, MasterCard
Services: BMW house car, AC, minibar, CD/DVD player, LDC TV, iPod, telephone, voicemail, safety box, laundry service, Free Wifi, business center, bicycles, tours, 24-hour front desk and room service
How to Get There: Metro Chapultepec