Need to know
10, including five suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $305.00, excluding tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 2% per room per night on check-out and an additional service charge of 10% per room per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast. There’s a buffet with freshly-baked bread, fresh fruit, yoghurt and healthy toppings, and an à la carte menu that includes hot and traditional Mexican options.
The casa had just one partially-finished floor when entrepreneur Isaac Cohen moved in, housing his family and running his store from the premises. As his business blossomed, he built a second story and added an ornamental façade of stone animals, earning the casa the nickname ‘Noah’s Ark’.
At the hotel
Art, fashion, food and design boutiques; library; café; coffee shop; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV with Netflix; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine; free Euroté tea and bottled water; Ablu bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Even the entry-level rooms have balconies and outdoor showers, so you can expect to be spoiled even if you’re on a budget. If you’re in the market for unrestrained indulgence, swing for the sprawling Owner’s Suite, the only room with a private garden – planted with fragrant fruit trees, no less.
The pool is on the roof terrace, clad in eye-catching checkerboard tiles that make it look like a vast chessboard. It’s surrounded by tall windows, old stonework and a sky-blue wall flecked with painted clouds, protecting it from the bustle of the streets. Sip your drink on one of the sunloungers or small tables arranged along the terrace, or catch rays from the cushions strewn across the set of oversized steps.
In-room spa treatments can be arranged, and the Concept House hosts regular yoga and pilates classes.
Don’t overdo it – with everything from customised leather jackets to silky smooth tequila available in the building, you’re bound to need some extra packing room on your return journey.
There is a lift, but the hotel doesn't have any adapted rooms and isn’t particularly well laid out for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome, but the hotel’s better suited to older children and teens. The Deluxe Double Suite can sleep up to four, working well as a family room.