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The Red Tree House
Ranked #1 of 138 Mexico City B&B and Inns
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
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“An absolute pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2009

Hosts, rooms, breakfast, neighbourhood & guests were all quality. A lone traveller in Mexico City could do no better than to stay with Jorge, Craig and extended family IMO.
RTH is easily walkable to any central location - Chapultepec and Zocalo each around 20-30 minutes and La Condessa is a very friendly area. Parque Mexico (2 mins) is charming and theres a supermarket and pharmacy close by.
I ate one evening at a courtyard table in C45 restaurant which is just across the road fom the gust house, there were several other good looking places I didn`t get to try.
Chilpancingo is closest Metro station (5 mins) and most central locations require a line change. Pretty easy to figure out though. I had no problem but another guest did have his wallet stolen at one of the stations so as with anywhere, be alert. In fact ,without exception everyone I met & talked to whilst in MC was very friendly. Surprised how clean everywhere was kept.
Visited all the main museums & sights including the pyramids (for tickets and bus as you enter the autobus del norte bus station - from the metro across the road - turn left and its virtually the last gate. no 8 i think?) There is a cafe at Teotihuacan by entrance 1 but nothing I came across in between there and entrance / exit 3. Glad I had drinks and had packed lunch. Temples and pyramids are remarkable just watch out for the hoardes of trinket sellers.
I had booked and stayed in the Oaxaca suite at RTH. Very comfy just as others have described. Fridge in room meant chilled wine supped while reading sat on one of the suite's 2 small balconies overlooking the colourful courtyard below (balcony gets sun from late afternoon). Microwave ensured I could have a cup of tea in bed before breakfast which you share with other guests and on every one of the 4 days I stayed the ladies cooked up a different local hot dish to go with the good selection of cereals, pastries and fruit on offer. If there's a downside, the only thing i would say is that the windows of rooms in mainhouse and those in the garden house look directly across to each other so just be mindful of your "modesty" when jumping ot of bed or bathrom!
One evening and I'm sure it happens frequently, an inpromptu party in the sitting room as Craig and guests cracked open the wine and swapped stories. Its moments like that that can make a holiday.
How glad I was that I chose to stay here and not the Marriott or Sheraton Centro, don`t be put off by the fact RTH is small & not right in the centre, I see that's part of the atraction.
Don`t hesitate, just book it.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

The Red Tree House exceeded our expectations even after reading all the rave reviews on here. It was magic. Although I had been to Mexico City a couple of times before, my partner had not - so I wanted it to be special for him and it sure was. We were in Mexico City for 5 days across New Years Eve and the RTH turned it on for us with a fab spread of Mexican food and hospitality for all guests to share the evening. The location of this place is great and feels very safe. We were able to walk most places and catch the train for a few stops to others. Great places to eat within walking distance and lots of good advice from the host. And the dog is gorgeous. This is a must for every visit to Mexico!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2009

We stayed with Craig and Jorge at RTH in March, 2009. It is a lovely home, with a wonderfully social vibe, great staff, terrific meals, warm hospitality, in a neighborhood that is safe and offers many options for dining, sightseeing, and things to do - all in easy walking distance. We stayed in the penthouse which was very nice and has a huge, nice, private deck. While we were there, part of the B&B was under construction. When I commented to Craig that it started a bit too early for our liking, he immediately said that he would make sure that they did not start the next day - or any of the days of our stay - until he saw us at breakfast. And he kept his word. We loved the RTH - Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2009

Can't add much to the already great reviews: this is a lovely place in a very comfortable neighbourhood in Mexico City; service here is fantastic; the breakfast totally surpassed expectations for a "continental breakfast"; the rooms are beautiful, clean, and quiet. The only caveat I can think of is that the owners are currently renovating, and workers started at about 8am when we were here, which was OK for us because we were already awake, but maybe not so great if you like to sleep in. When the renos are done though, the place will only get more fantastic!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2009

We booked the REd Tree having read the reviews here and were glad we did. Arriving at 8:30pm we were immediately greetings by a glass of wine and joining the other guests in the garden for a drink. It was the birthday for noe lady and a cake, plus Mexican "Happy Birthday" was provided by our hosts. It was instant home with lots of lovely art about. During the stay we also sat with Craig and other guests in the lounge, with fire and wine, which was lovely. Jorge's breakfast specials are a great way to start the day. My only issue is with the room - the Jakaranda - which has two drawbacks. The first is privacy - you're directly facing the patio door and therefore always have people right outside your window. That meant keeping curtains drawn, a higher floor would be better. There's also a toilet for everyone to use right by the door/window which also reduces privacy. A bit of foiliage in front of the window area would help. remove this. The Condesa area that the Red Tree sits in is very nice, with many restaurants nearby (C25 is directly across the road and excellent), with Bistro 51 along the road for a quiet drink too. The Amsterdam Road is littered with good places. We were only there two nights, not enough to fully enjoy the area, so I guess we'll just have to go back!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2009

My partner and I just spent three wonderful nights at The Red Tree House in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City. I originally found the inn doing a TripAdivisor search. It lives up to its reputation. Our hosts, Craig and Jorge, were amazingly warm and generous. Craig is very gregarious and Jorge is lovely. One of our favorite parts of the day was wine in the evening in the living room with Craig and the other guests. It was chilly, so a fire was lit in the fireplace and we all had a wonderful time talking about our day in Mexico City. It was a great way to wind down and take a break before heading out to dinner.

Our room, the Oaxaca Suite, was beautiful. A comfortable sitting area, wet bar, bedroom, and spectacular bathroom made up the suite, as well as a balcony overlooking the lush courtyard. It was a sunny and cheerful space, and we loved being there. Our host's beautiful dog, Abril, would also come to vist and was a welcome guest
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Breakfast was also a treat and included coffee, juices, baked goods, as well as a daily "special", always some sort of hot delicious concoction. The neighborhood is full of great places to eat and we especially enjoyed C25 right across the street as well as the roof top lounge at the near by Condesa DF hotel.
I cannot say enough about The Red Tree House, our hosts, and their amazing staff. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach
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200 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2009

My husband and I just returned from a 4 nite stay at The Red Tree House and although it does not need any more accolades, I want to share our experience which validates all the other excellent reviews. The hotel is lovely, in a great , safe location with amenities you would find in a 5 star hotel but here you are paying 2 star prices! Jorge and Craig are wonderful hosts. It was our friends 40th anniversary and they insisted we use the dining room table for our party and took out silverware and their best dishes for the celebration not allowing use to use plastic forks and take out cartons...several guests joined in and it was great fun. They went the extra mile on everything...we asked about buying stamps for 2 postcards and they just mailed them for us at no charge. Their recommendations for drivers, guides and restaurants were right on and given freely...we never felt we were asking too much from them. I'm happy to say they are adding 8 more rooms so when we return we will be able to stay again at The Red Tree House.
Connie in Long Beach

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: The Red Tree House
Address: Calle Culiacan 6 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City 06100, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Condesa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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