Mexico City, Mexico

Nima Local House Hotel

Price per night from$291.82

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (MXN6,532.73), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Mi casa, tu casa

Setting

Residential refinement

Settle into Nima Local House Hotel in Mexico City, your super-stylish home-from-home in one of the Americas’ most vibrant cities. With its charming staff standing by to cater to your every whim, Nima tempts its guests to while away their time just luxuriating in the elegant interiors and enjoying the city-hideout tranquility (there are only four rooms). But spare at least a little time to get out and explore, armed with expert local tips supplied by the Nima team: it's an unparalleled opportunity to experience the authentic best of the city. 

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A bottle of local wine and charcuterie for two, served on the terrace

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Four, including one suite.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £271.16 (MXN7,578), including tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 3.5% per room per night prior to arrival.

More details

Rates usually include à la carte breakfast.

Also

Fancy cooking like a local? Nima can arrange private classes. Prefer something a bit bendier? There’s yoga on offer, too.

At the hotel

A free drink on arrival, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: fresh flowers on arrival, air-conditioning, Nespresso machines on request, free Netflix, pillow menu, minibar, free bottled water, black-out curtains, plug adaptor.

Our favourite rooms

We particularly love the Tovar and Teresa rooms at the front of the house – they’re the quietest (and largest), and have balconies perfect for people watching.

Spa

There are plans for a spa in the works, but for now in-room treatments are on offer. Plump for a Swedish massage, facial, a little reflexology, perhaps… all using Mexican products.

Packing tips

Come prepared to get high: Mexico City’s 2,250 metres above sea level, so might get chillier than you expect. Pack layers, and stay hydrated (throw eye drops in your carry-on if you wear contacts).

Also

Nima’s in a historic former home that isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Children

This one’s for the grown ups: no <i>niños</i> allowed.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Pick a spot, any spot… staff will be happy to serve your meals anywhere in the house. (We recommend up on the roof terrace.)

Dress Code

Make yourself at home: wear whatever you like.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant as such, but staff are on hand to offer their local expertise and guide you to the best meals in Mexico City. And if you do feel like staying in, let the staff know: authentic local cuisine can be whipped up on request.

Hotel bar

No need to wait for service. Avail yourself of the honesty bar in the lobby or up on the roof whenever you’re thirsty.

Room service

Meals and snacks are served on request from noon to midnight.

Location

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Address
Nima Local House Hotel
Colima 236, Roma Nte
Ciudad de México
06700
Mexico

You’ll find Nima in the Roma district, to the west of the historic heart of Mexico City.

Planes

Touch down at Mexico City’s main airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, which is half an hour’s drive from Nima (transfers can be arranged from $85 USD). Flights arrive daily from throughout Mexico as well as around the world, including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Automobiles

There’s one (free) parking space on-site, but it’s easier to leave driving to the locals.

Worth getting out of bed for

You could easily spend much of your day lounging at Nima: availing yourself of the honesty bar in the lobby while browsing the coffee table books, then retiring to your room for a mid-afternoon massage, perhaps. But you have two of Mexico City’s most inviting neighbourhoods on your doorstep, so get out and explore. The Roma and Condesa districts – Nima's in the former, and Condesa's next door – are now firmly on the charmingly trendy side of up-and-coming, with plenty of cool cafés and intriguing boutiques. (If you’re seeking something a little less documented by design magazines, try the Juárez neighbourhood.)

And don’t miss the classic hotspots in the Centro Histórico. If it’s your first time here, you must at least swing by the ruins of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital that awed the conquistadors and was one of the world’s largest cities. (The temple was largely destroyed by the Spanish, who replaced it with the Metropolitan Cathedral, another classic attraction.)

Foodies are excited about Mexico City. Ask Nima personnel to set you up with a walking tour to help you taste the best of the city's flavours, from restaurant fare to street food and markets. There are several tours available, each covering eight eateries in a different part of the city, including one in La Roma. Looking for a local favourite for lunch or dinner? Contramar seafood spot, Máximo high-end bistro and Pujol restaurant are all nearby, and all need reservations (Máximo and fellow charmer Rosetta have both featured in Restaurant magazine’s ‘Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list). Mercado Roma is a modern foodie hangout, with a collection of snack-serving producers all under one stylishly designed roof. For a more traditional take, head to Mercado Medellín, which showcases produce from Mexico and across Latin America. 

Colima Street is the place for galleries and exhibition spaces – established in the Nineties to rival the art markets of New York, Paris and London… Try Museo el Modo for its emphasis on design and the world’s intriguing objects, from propaganda posters to advertising packaging. The area’s individual character extends to shopping too: a highlight is Local at Álvaro Obregón 49 – one of the enclave’s best thoroughfares – for Mexican-made women’s fashion. On the same street, you’ll also find cocktail spot, Limantour Liquor where you can toast another fine day out in Mexico’s capital.

 

Reviews

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Rosa Park

Anonymous review

By Rosa Park , Cereal traveller

I visited Mexico City with three aims: to experience first-hand the sublime architecture of Luis Barragán; to enjoy the full spectrum of Mexican cuisine, from street-vendor offerings to the progressive dishes of Michelin-starred Pujol; and to explore as many of the city’s galleries and museums as time allowed. Cosy boutique stay Nima Local House Hotel, in the leafy Roma neighbourhood, not only proved to be the perfect homebase for this highly anticipated trip, but also immersed me in another aspect of the city’s culture: its incredible spirit of hospitality.

Having last visited Mexico City as a teenager, I was pleasantly surprised by the buzzily fashionable yet peaceful neighbourhood, with its perceptible European flavour and tree-lined streets, which offered a welcome contrast to the more urban, dynamic areas of this fast-changing city. On ringing the hotel’s bell my fellow Smith and I were welcomed inside and ushered into the living room for arrival drinks. It struck me as a reassuringly homey experience, like hanging out with an old friend. 

Our room was decorated with tasteful pieces by local artists, and its floor-to-ceiling windows opened out onto a Juliet balcony overlooking the bright central atrium, which was filled with a lush variety of plants – a huge monstera caressed the window – and streaming sunlight. Throughout our stay, I felt the revivifying effect of this bright, fresh space each time I entered. With just four bedrooms, Nima has the feel of a of a charming, intimate town house than an inner-city hotel. Our travelling companion stayed in the room opposite ours, his window opening out onto the atrium, and we had a lot of fun taking pictures of each other on our little balconies – one of which appeared on Nima’s Instagram account. 

So far, so enchanting, but even more so was the rooftop honesty bar. We whiled away an evening up there with another friend from Mexico City and two bottles of wine, free to fill the space with as much laughter as we pleased and feeling completely at home. The term ‘personal service’ tends to be applied with abandon when describing many hotels, but the team at Nima put this maxim into practice consistently and seemingly with ease. From the moment they greeted us at arrival, to taking our orders for breakfast (huevos rancheros every day, of course), to securing us tickets for exhibitions and booking tables at restaurants: the team were all personable and attentive to a high degree. By the end of the stay, I felt we had developed a genuine friendship, and a few months after I’d returned home to Bath in the UK, I received an email from them wishing me well on my birthday – a first in all my experiences of hotel stays.

The cosseting actually began before I arrived. The team sent me a list of personal recommendations for places to eat, drink and visit in Mexico City to look over before my trip, which ended up serving me extremely when there. This is the sort of gesture I like to extend to my friends who visit me in Bath, so I was particularly touched. On departure day, the team was thoughtful enough to arrange a massage for me in the hotel’s treatment room, so I would be relaxed for my flight home. They even provided each of us with a bottle of wine as a parting gift. I felt as though I was leaving a beloved family member’s home, having been thoroughly pampered and cared for at every opportunity.

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