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“Perfect Mexico City Experience”
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Open-plan living/dining  room
Living room (detail)
View from living room
Evening view from terrace
Living room - work station
Bedroom I Aviones (1 king or 2 twin beds)
Bedroom I - Aviones
Bathroom I - jaccuzzi
Bedroom II Peces (2 twins or 1 king)
Bedroom II Peces
Bathroom II
Bedoom III El Toro (queen bed)
Bedroom IV (single) - Capote
Dining area
Night dining
Dining area
Kitchen
View from balcony
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Building - Edificio Santa Clara
Penthouse with arches on top floor
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

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Billy S
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Mexico City Experience”
Reviewed June 10, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This penthouse apartment offered the perfect introduction to Mexico City for our group of five, and Petra and Ceci made us feel welcome every step of the way. From helping arrange airport arrival and departure transportation to sharing tips on where to eat, shop, and visit, Petra took care to set us up for a wonderful visit. She was incredibly flexible accommodating our calendar, and she provided the most informative and insightful walking tour of Centro Historic on our first day. Ceci's meticulous housekeeping and generous replenishing of pastries and breakfast goodies made us feel at home throughout our visit. The apartment is beautiful, with rich appointments, local artifacts, and plenty of guidebooks and reading material to keep us going strong. The views are incredible, the breeze fantastic, and the proximity to so many restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, museums, parks -- plenty to explore, and we will return for more!! This was a trip to remember forever, greatly due to our incredible home base!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ca-midcoa...
Vallejo, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect penthouse in central Mexico city beyond your expectations”
Reviewed June 6, 2018 for a stay in January 2017

Perfect rental in central Mexico City. Bakery and coffeee shop plus rotisserie chicken on ground floor of classic building. True penthouse, comfortable for 3 couples.
Landlord Petra lives on same floor. Wrote chapters on guide book for Mexico City.
Arranges to meet you at airport, return you to airport and either will be your guide or arrange transportation for your own exploration beyond the central city.
Supplies continental breakfast each morning and maid services.
WiFi, tv and guide books. Excellent kitchen to prepare your own meals and many good restaurants within 2-3 blocks.
Book it if available. Great value and perfect location

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jun 2018
I really appreciate your taking the time to swend us such a great and detailed review. Thank you! We are hoping to see you again in Mexico City. Saludos, Petra
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Judy S
Columbia, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't look any further”
Reviewed June 6, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Petra's penthouse was perfect for our ten night stay in Mexico City. It is in the historic district between Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Zocalo. The photographs are accurate but really don't do justice to the apartment. It is a combination of a B & B and self catering accommodation. Shampoo and liquid soap are provided along with slippers and robes. Every day the kitchen is restocked with fresh fruit, yogurt, and pastries. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals although we didn't as there are so many wonderful restaurants in close proximity. A metro station is a block away. The beds are very comfortable. There is good water pressure for the showers and plenty of hot water. Petra was extremely helpful throughout the entire booking process responding promptly to questions. My three criteria for a rental are comfort, convenience, and cost. This apartment has it all!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jun 2018
Thank you very much, Judy, for such a wonderful and detailed review. What a fun group you were, and such intrepid travelers! May all your travels meet your expectations. And if you should decide to come back to Mexico City one day, be assured that you are always welcome here with us.
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GoPlaces6...
1 review
“Perfection! Accommodations and location couldn't be beat.”
Reviewed May 9, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Our three generation family of six really enjoyed our visit to Mexico City. Petra's penthouse is perfectly located, allowing quick access to many points of interest within walking distance. The historical penthouse is beautifully preserved, spacious and comfortable.

Petra was very helpful to us as we navigated the city. We would definitely choose to stay at the Bolivar Suite on a return trip.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 May 2018
And we really enjoyed having Kathy and her family with us. The perfect guests! Welcome here any time, and highly recommended to future hosts.
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Ellen S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I would return in a heartbeat”
Reviewed March 17, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Our group totaled seven, and this apartment was very accommodating. Great common space and well appointed. Staying in the historico central granted us easy access to sightseeing treasures, but we always had a stylish and comfortable spot to come home to. Our hostess, Petra, thought of everything: a stocked fridge for breakfasts, guidebooks, filtered water, and our own "minibar" for our enjoyment. We all agreed that this spot enhanced our first visit to Mexico City. It won't be our last.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Mar 2017
Thanks, Ellen, for such a great review. I am glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. And we enjoyed having you with us! And thanks for the bottles of wine you left. Let's drink them together when you return.
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dougshore...
Ridgefield, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely the best place to stay in Mexico City Centro Historico!”
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This penthouse suite is perfectly located in the middle of Centro Historico, within walking distance of the Zócalo, Templo Mayor, Palacio de Bellas Artes, and so very much more. The suite itself was very comfortable, exceptionally spacious, and with all the amenities you would expect in a penthouse suite and more. The best part of our stay here was Petra! She is the most amazing host who went above and beyond to make our stay in Mexico City all the more enjoyable and memorable. Petra was our personal guide for our tour of Teotihuacan, Market tour, and a special extended "Behind the Palace" tour which we did on our anniversary and Petra made it all the more fascinating with her knowledge & history of the area and personal of various business owners.
Another factor that made our stay all the more enjoyable is the network of Petra's incredible friends/associates who also serve as tour guides for us. And of course, Ceci, who pampered us throughout our stay. I can't say enough of how impressed we were with our stay here. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: The location and our host, Petra.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Thank you so much, Vicky and Doug, for this wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come back and let's do another anniversary or other celebration tour in a different part of the city. There's plenty more to explore. All the best to the both of you, Petra.
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BobandMar...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect location and the prior reviews were accurate...It's fabulous!”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Strategic:
One of the things I look for in a vacation rental is the location - this was a short trip (about a week) and I didn't want to spend the majority of my free time traveling around the city to see things. This apartment is perfectly located for everything you want in the Historic Center., I.E. Zocalo, Ruins, Museums, Restaurants, etc)

Service:
I traveled with extended family and two teenagers. Petra (Owner) lives down the hall and was as unobtrusive as you needed and simultaneously as available as you wanted. She also has a small staff to help with advice, cooking classes, Spanish classes, airport transfers if you want that kind of thing. She is very organized and has thought of everything in advance. the whole crew was very nice to us and very helpful.

Accommodations:
The apartment is as beautiful as the photos suggest. It also can be reconfigured to suit room styles or smaller parties. We took three of the bedrooms but I believe there was a fourth and its very spacious... and then there is the views!

Tours:
We decided to have Petra's people handle the airport transfers for us which all worked out perfectly. We also decided on two tours and the cooking class in the apartment. On Day 1 we did a walking tour to familiarize our surrounding with Renate - (very sweet Lady), we took the Pyramid tour with Petra. This is a full day mostly but expertly navigated by our guide even with tired teenagers. We also did the Cooking class with Ceci who had the two kids sitting quietly and helping with all the prep work in Spanish for hours which is worth the price of admission. Going to the Market with Ceci was the highlight for me.

Extras:
***Learn the Subway system, its cheap, clean and safe or at least that was my experience.
***Take the walking tour first - this tour gives you the lay of the land and you can decide what you want to do on a larger scale after.
***The weather at this time of year is breezy, about ( 70,f) and not humid. It rains late in the afternoon for a bit.
***If I go back to Mexico, this place is the only place I would stay.

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Liked best: The Cooking Class
Liked least: I can't think of anything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Dear Bob and Mario,
we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Bolivar Suites. And thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review. It helps future guest to know what Bolivar Suites - and we - are all about. Do come back and we'll take you to other markets also, very different from the one you visited with Ceci. Ceci sends her regards. She has complimented you on your tortilla making. You are an expert, she says....
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