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.
- 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