On a recent business trip, I was hesitating between staying at the Intercontinental, and here. The rates were similar, but I chose Habita as I tend to prefer independent boutique hotels, even whilst on business.
This hotel is perfectly located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Polanco, close to many boutiques and within walking distance of many nice restaurants (Gaston y Astrid, Peruvian restaurant is a must). Also a 15 minute stroll from Bosque Chapultepec and a few blocks from the metro station.
The building is quite unique, and the reception area is dominated by a very cool looking restaurant. Staff are nice, but would help to have a more knowledgeable concierge. They merely contend with booking the restaurants you ask for…
The rooms are very big, with a nice minimalist decoration. Bathroom is very cool and big as well, loved the shower. I also loved the balcony with the frosted windows which meant plenty of light, but you kept the privacy in the room. Only complaint is that the phones in the room worked very poorly, with loads of static and weren’t loud enough (not ideal when sitting through a 2-hour long conference call). Well stocked minibar, but sadly, abusive prices…
The rooftop pool is beautiful, with a great “wading” area for just lying on the pool. The rooftop bar is very happening, with good cocktails and very cool b&w movies being projected on the side of the building across the street! Great place to rub shoulders with the beautiful people of Mexico city. There's also a rather small fitness room, which nevertheless serves its purpose well.
My biggest complaint would be the noise from the upstairs bar. You do get loud music until 2-3:00AM, and as my room was directly below the pool, I could hear the banging noise of high heels above my head (there was an event in the hotel, with models using one of the conference room as a make-up/changing room).
I’ve had in-room brakfast and the food was really amazing and plentiful. The downstairs restaurant is a great place for a business breakfast, by the way. There are also two, barely used computers next to the pool, with a printer, which is very handy. All rooms have free wi-fi anyway, which is a big plus.
Great place to go on holiday and I would stay here again, but next time I’m in Mexico City on business and need a quiet night’s sleep I’ll probably go to one of the big hotels on Campos Eliseos.
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