I have just returned for a 2nd year to Villa Serena. This charming abode is located in a converted tobacco factory and features approximately 20 apartments of different sizes in a location that cannot be beat.
Villa Serena is located 2 short blocks from the Olas Altas beach, 2 blocks from the fabulous Plazuela Machado which has wonderful restaurants and the famous Angela Peralta theater just around the corner and 3 short blocks from the zocolo, the cathedral and the main market.
It is very safe at night. You know what they say...location, location, location!
The very efficient owner Andrea Giebel can be reached with a click of an email and also by telephone... (I always email her as I don't have a telephone while I'm in Mexico) and she responds immediately. The establishment is very secure and Marie the attendant is on duty 6 days a week. She arrives very early and leaves in the late afternoon.
It is indicative of the safety of the area that no attendant is needed at night as the streets nearby are very safe.
The décor is very Mexican and Andrea's husband, an artist, has many sculptures and paintings showcased throughout the establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Serena is a boutique apartment complex offering a delightful assortment of one/two/bedroom apartments. Most guests are long term renter with rents offered at weekly and monthly fees. However, the apartments are available for nightly rentals as well. Apartments are considered fully furnished with basic kitchen amenities including sink, fridge and stove. Villa Serena Apartments are located in the Centro Historic district two blocks from Plazuela Machado and four blocks from Olas Altas beach. ... more less