The apartment is beautifully designed, spacious, and with good location. My enthusiasm however, is tempered by the facts that the shower water temperature was set at 37oC and could not be raised, and the stove could not be turned on.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this stylishly renovated apartment. Even though it is near some busy streets, it is so quiet in the apartment. They were tearing up the street out front and we didn't hear a thing. The apartment is close to a Metro stop, the big Chapultepec Park, lots of restaurants, Reforma Ave. There are OXXO's nearby to pick up water, etc and a farmacia and a launderette in the next block. We felt perfectly safe in this neighborhood. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable. The hot water for the shower is a little tricky to figure out, but once we did, had plenty of hot water. Justyna and her sister, Alex, were very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. It's a perfect place for a family if you have a couple of kids or even teenagers as there are two fold out couch beds. Having a nice place to stay always makes our vacations more enjoyable. This place ticks off all the marks.
I had not been to Mexico City since 1978 (outside of the airport layovers) and was searching for a true Mexican cultural experience. I wanted to be comfortable when I stepped off the street, get in some runs, and have close access to all I planned to see throughout the city in 4 days. Casa de Chiles was a gem!!! Justyna was out of town and welcomed us through easy accessible communication while her lovely sister-in-law Alexandra met us with the keys and a warm welcome. The apartment is so pretty, clean and comfortable. The location was great. I ran in Chapultepec Park - solo woman - among many other runners and exercisers. To get there is around a 5 minute walk through busy city streets. The other run was one of the most fantastic city running experiences I've ever had - down and back on the Paseo de la Reforma, past all the monuments, on a Sunday because it is CLOSED to traffic until 2:00 pm. The apartment is about a short block and a half from the Reforma, so be sure to include Sunday when you rent!! It was amazing - quiet when I started and then gradually filling with all kinds of people alone, in groups, or families. The ecobicis are everywhere. If you don't like running, rent a bike. You'll find the vantage point of seeing all the Reforma monuments without the traffic absolutely fantastic. The apartment was about a 7 minute walk to the closest metro which we used to get to the historic area and Coyoacan. The metro was initially outside my friend's comfort zone and she was so happy we did it. It is so fast, easy and a whopping 25 cents : ) We had so much fun and did so many wonderful things each and everyday and then got to return to our comfortable, wonderfully decorated apartment, have a hot shower and relax. Thank you Justyna and Alex!!!
PS Bring earplugs in case of construction. The apartment was super quiet except one night there was some loud construction noise which was easily resolved by popping in the earplugs.
I spent at Casa de Chiles 10 days at the end of August and I was nicely surprised that it is possible to find silence to sleep so close to Reforma. The apartment has been entirely refurbished, but the owners left part of the old stylish floor, this really give nice touch. Very comfortable mattress to sleep. Plenty of nice touches: shampoo and gel in the bathroom, coffee available in the kitchen, fridge with fresh water supply, and on the top of that - a bottle of beer as a welcome!
I will recommend the apartment to everyone who travels to Mexico City, you are in the centre yet, huge park nearby.
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I booked the Casa de Chiles for 5 nights coming to a wedding in Mexico City. My flight into the city was delayed and thankfully, our hostess was flexible with our check in time. Communication with the hostess was excellent! The apartment was clean and well equipped with thoughtful touches (such as drinking water, cervezas, shampoo in the shower). We would highly recommend this apartment to anybody who wants to have a comfortable stay in Mexico City, outside of soulless hotels!