This is a small guest house in an excellent Mexico City neighborhood called Condesa. Lush, tropical plants and trees line the nearby streets, there are numerous parks, squares with fountains -- just beautiful, and not at all what I expected to find in Mexico City.
We spent five nights in “The Branch,” which is a separate house just across the street from the main house. Our room was beautiful, and from our third floor terrace all we could see was trees, with a few buildings peeking between the branches. We were welcome to venture over to the main house each evening, but our terrace was such a relaxing spot to rest after a long day touring the city that we just couldn’t push ourselves to move, until about 10 or 11, which is dinnertime in Mexico City.
There are tons of restaurants in the area when you are ready for dinner, from French, to Argentinian, to high-end Mexican to whole-in-the-wall taquerias. The restaurants we tried were all excellent. There’s a subway stop about 6 blocks away if you feel like going further afield. The neighborhood felt perfectly safe, even when we walked back very late.
Every morning we wandered over to the main house, and were served breakfast, a different one each day. All were excellent.
But the best thing was the hosts. Ernesto, Victor, Martin, Rodrigo, Alex, all went above and beyond to help us out, to make us feel comfortable, to make sure we knew where we were going, to arrange massages at the local spa and dinners in the neighborhood. I had read the other reviews and was afraid that the hospitality would be a bit cloying, which has been the case at some other places I have stayed. But these guys really know how to be hospitable, yet discreet at the same time. This is a rare and wonderful combination.
I can’t recommend this place strongly enough – absolutely perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A comfortable, affordable house with rooms to rent in the heart of the vibrant, safe neighborhood of Condesa, in Mexico City. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Red Tree House Hotel Mexico City
- The Red Tree House Mexico City