Very good location in Polanco. The Metro station is a 3 minute walk away. At the Metro entrance you will also find a big Superama (supermarket) that sells every food item you could possibly need and a safe and well priced Sitio taxi station (they charge 30 pesos in Polanco and fair prices - roughly 10 pesos per kilometer - to other areas). Smaller 24h supermarkets and several restaurants and cafes are right in front of the house and along the street.
Tip: most taxi drivers don’t know where Calle Newton is and how to enter it (one way street) Tell them its “Horacio con La Martine” Every driver knows Horacio and then you just have to turn onto La Martine when you see the Superama/Metro station and the next corner is Newton 116.
Staff & Cleanliness:
The staff is really nice; whenever I had a question, broken lightbulb etc. they were really helpful. The cleaning ladies are impeccable. They did a great job, even cleaning the dishes when I did not get to it in the morning which always made me feel kinda guilty so I tried to be as tidy as I could. :-)
There was a regular change of linen and towels which were very clean and nice. There is a laundry machine and a dryer upstairs that you can use if you ask at the reception. There is a guard at the door 24h and you cannot enter the house without him opening the door which made me feel really secure.
Rooms & Comfort:
Some rooms are nicer than others, try to get one with hardwood floor, the carpet in mine (number 6) was not the nicest. However, I liked the layout of my apartment. It had a living/dining room with a table for eating and a sofa for watching TV, a small kitchen and then the bedroom with the bath on one side and a big wardrobe room on the other. The shower was hot, the bed was really, really comfortable.
On the plus side, the bedroom window opens to the patio so street noise is minimal. On the negative side, this will mean you hear noises from the other rooms (the patio is really tiny so the other windows are close by and they also do not shut properly). So you can hear your neighbors and the laundry machine in the attic and the annoyingly loud elevator pretty clearly. Bring earplugs.
Also, if you stay in winter, bring a hot water bottle. It’s not freezing cold but since the windows all have small gaps I had some nights where it got chilly and I was glad to have it. The kitchen was small but functional and clean (refrigerator, toaster oven, stove, microwave, blender, some pots, pans and dishes.)
All in all it's a good place to stay if you are not bothered too much by occasional noise from the neighbors and the elevator.
- Also Known As:
- Suites Petit Polanco Mexico City