I stayed here for 11 days in July for the second time in 2 years. The staff is consistently friendly and helpful. The location is just a few yards from the metro and very close to the metrobus. Initially finding it might take some doing, as it is located on a small street, so follow the instructions provided on the hotel's web site. Two family members stayed with me this time. I had warned them that it wasn't particularly luxurious, nor beautiful, but perfectly functional. There is a handy store just outside the door and almost everything you need in the kitchenette. I was able to visit the market and stock up on what I needed and cook her interesting new foods like huazontle, that you can't buy on the street. We had a large strong box in the room (big enough for a small laptop and other things), with a secret code that we created, where we left all valuables every day. In our suite I was able to get wifi in the living room/kitchette area but not in the bedroom. Last year, in a different room, I had to go to the office for wifi. I don't know if service has improved or it was the room location. The beds are firm and the pillows a bit lumpy. My daughter had her pillows changed with no hassle. The newspaper distribution process begins at 3:30 am across the street and is very noisy if you want the windows open. Maybe it is okay in another part of the hotel. It's not so bad with the windows closed. I didn't mind it, but it did impact the sleep of the other two in the party at first. We found that leaving the windows open all night kept the room cool, and closing them at 3:30 until 7 when the noise level goes down, worked out. Like so many places in Mexico City, there is no climate control. You want to be warmer, layer on the clothes. If you want to cool down a little, open the windows. For the price, the location can't be beat. If you are a light sleeper you need to make sure you don't get a room that faces the newspaper distribution center. The other guests were never heard. There seemed to be a number of families staying there. The entrance on the street is always locked but quickly opened by security who always escort you to your floor on an older elevator. You can choose to walk the stairs as well. I felt safe knowing that no one comes in the door that the hotel is not aware of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartamentos-Hotel Avilla is located in downtown Mexico City, within walking distance of The Alameda Central. This excellent location allows you to visit great part of the museums and tourist attractions. All the suites have private bathroom with amenities, equipped kitchenette with electric cook top, fridge, microwave, and cooking utensils; maid service and change of towels from Monday to Saturday, and change of bed linen twice a week; phone, cable TV, internet access, and great hospitality. ... more less
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- Apartamentos-Hotel Avilla Mexico City