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mexico city for 3 weeks

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mexico city for 3 weeks

Hello all of you.

I am planning a 3 weeks vacation to mexico city in march 2006, and was wondering if it would be best for me to rent an appartment or stay in hotel ??

I am a 50 years old single man, first time in mexico,do not speak spanish, but i do not see it as a problem, just a challenge.

Since i am a very lazy traveller,start moving around 11 in the morning

.I am just wondering if this enough time to visit mexico city and if an appartment is better ,does any one know any with a balcony ??

and last i am planning to see the most of mexico city and it s surrounding so any itinery would be greatly appreciated

thank you

sorry for my english i am french

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1. Re: mexico city for 3 weeks

Three and one-half weeks is a good amount of time to get acquainted with Mexico City. Not only can you explore the city itself, but make day-trips into the surrounding area.

Renting an apartment will cost you less than renting a hotel room. If the lesser amount of service provided by renting an apartment vs. renting a room in a hotel will be acceptable to you, then check the three listings below as possibilities:

Avilla Apartments-Hotel

Colonia Tabacalaria

Near Paseo de la Reforma and Revolution Monument

MX$200-250 per night

Website: http://www.hotel-departamentos-avilla.com/

Suites Riviera

Colonia Condesa

MX$300-400 per night (1 or 2 bedrooms)

Website: http://www.netmx.com.mx/suites/riveng.htm

Casa Tarami

Colonia Cuauhtemoc

Near Circuito Interior Expressway and Rio Mississippi/Melchor Ocompo

Rented on a weekly (US$250) or monthly (US$550) basis.

Website: http://www.casatarami.com/

Some inexpensive hotels located in relatively safe residential neighborhoods that you might consider, are:

Hotel Colonia Roma

Jalapa 110 (at corner of Avenida Alvaro Obregón)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5584-1396

Fax: 5264-7975

Room Charge: MX$180

Hotel Monarca

Avenida Alvaro Obregón 32-B (near corner of Frontera)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5584-0461; 5584-0435

Room Charge: MX$180

Hotel El Castro

Sinaloa 32 (at corner of Monterrey)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5207-0726; 5511-1306; 5511-1425

Room Charge: MX$250

Hotel Toledo

Lopez 22 (corner of Independencia)

1 block from Bellas Artes and Alameda Central

Centro Historico

06050 Mexico, D.F.

Tel: 55-21-50-79 / 55-18-56-31 (fax)

- 1 or 2 persons in 1 full-sized bed: $180 pesos

2 people in 2 full-sized beds: 200

hotel is a 1 to 1.5 block walk from Line 8 Metro stop San Juan Letran. The rooms have television and telephone. Oh yea, hot water too!

Hotel Miguel Angel

Dr. Valenzuela 8

Colonia Doctores

across from Metro Station Salto del Agua, and almost at the corner of Acros de Belem.

06720 Mexico, D.F.

Tel: 55-78-30-22

1 or 2 people in a full-sized bed: $160 pesos

2 people in 2 full-sized beds: $200 pesos

the hotel rooms are carpeted, and have local cable tv, and a telephone. The hotel is served by two Metro lines, 1 and 8.

As for your question about itinerary: Elsewhere on this TA website you'll find wonderful suggestions for attractions to see in the Mexico City area. Use the search box at the upper right corner of this page and enter "Mexico City" and the list, and other things, will appear.

Also, get yourself a copy of the Lonely Planet or Moon Handbooks guides to Mexico and/or Mexico City. Those books will answer most of your questions and they'll lead you in the right direction.

Enjoy the adventure!

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2. Re: mexico city for 3 weeks

gomexico

Thank you for all the info.

it is very appreciated.