Nestled in the trendy neighbourhood of Condesa, the 40-room design-led hotel was the perfect bolthole in the magnificent capital city.
The main part of the hotel was based around a large, modern courtyard that doubled up as a restaurant, bar and lounge area. It was contemporary, comfortable, very cool and by far one of the best hotels in Mexico. They had an art-deco sprinkle to all the furnishings that completed the look perfectly.
The rooms were all based around the courtyard, giving a tremendous sense of light and space. They were contemporary, with lovely art-deco finishes.
The beds all faced outwards, backed by beautiful bathrooms, with to-die-for showers. Each room had a little sitting area with a section of Mexico City’s coolest magazines (think Wallpaper, ID, Love) and a map of the area that highlighted the best restaurants, bars, shops and galleries.
A walk around the corridor, which was getting ready for the evening with candles twinkling in the restaurant below, led to the rooftop bar. This was the one you could see from the street, well the umbrellas anyway, peeking out being cool and giving nothing away. It was a lovely space, with tables and day beds to lounge around and enjoy the view. They served sushi up top and fabulous contemporary Mexican food below, so all basis were covered.
This was one of those special hotels where everything worked together; the rooms, the dining, the service and the kick-ass location. It lacked a pool and gym, but frankly life’s too short when you could explore the city and have a crisp martini on the roof with the sun setting, before heading off into the night.
Rooms start from £130 (aprox) per night, breakfast not included.
For more information visit condesadf.com