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  • Writer's pictureAkriti Kapoor

Una noche at one of the best boutique hotels in Mexico City – Chaya BNB

Updated: Nov 13, 2018

Hola Psyched, Cómo están chicos? Firstly, I would like to start by thanking you so much for a wonderful response to our very first fitness blog. We’re so grateful and absolutely loving how you guys are accompanying us on our Psyched journey.

Talking about journeys, we all (well, most, maybe some) plan our trips way in advance and make sure all our bookings are in place to avoid the last-minute expensive deals. Right? But, have you ever wanted to just pack your bags and rush to a hotel within the same city, just for a quick escape? Well, today I am going to share with you my first such sojourn into a territory previously unknown to me. Random, impromptu, unplanned, tourism in my own city – at one of my favorite boutique hotels in Mexico City, Chaya BnB and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it, just like I did.

When I got invited by Chaya BnB to be their guest and get acquainted with their hospitality, I embraced the opportunity with both arms. I was familiar with the place and was already bowled over by the beauty of this lovely boutique hotel. I’m sure many of you have already seen the glimpses through the stories I posted while staying there.

The Hotel is located in downtown Mexico City, on the rooftop of a recently remodeled 1920’s building called Barrio Alameda. It is in close proximity to all the places that you must visit if you are in the city.

Downtown is undoubtedly the most beautiful part of the town and the location of Chaya is just something that stands out. You can visit the majestic Palacio de Bellas Artes, see the tall and mighty Torre Latinoamericana, take a stroll in Alameda Central and much more.

As soon as I reached, there was a gentleman waiting outside to carry the luggage up. The hotel, as I mentioned is on the roof top and you get to take the long flight of steps and stay fit, because they do not have elevators and it kind of gives you the boutique hotel feel. As soon as I reached up top, I fell in love with the place, all over again. Have you ever seen hammocks in any other hotel apart from beach hotels? I had not and so when I saw hammocks in their rooftop-courtyard I went crazy and clicked like hundreds of pictures (confessions of a photoholic).

The hotel is beautifully designed with wooden floors and colorful-chic decorations all around the place. I was really impressed by how wonderfully they have done the waiting area, the reception and their breakfast zone.

The attention to detail in even the smallest of things – for example the water jar in the breakfast area – is amazing. They have not just made it gorgeous but also meaningful for voyagers like us.

There are travel magazines all around the hotel, and some very specific ones inside the rooms as well. They also have a large, very informative map stuck behind the doors of each room. You can just see and plan your day ahead.

I was in a junior suite and was pleased to see a coffee maker right there, I am sort of an addict that way. The room was minimalistic and very comfortable, with a view to die for.

I could see all the tall downtown skyscrapers including Torre Latinoamericana right from my bed, which was just too comfortable to leave.

I ended up having my breakfast in bed the following morning too. Breakfast is a part of your package at Chaya and they serve scrumptious Mexican breakfast along with fruits, breads, eggs, juices and yes, coffee. Only that the authentic Mexican breakfast had to be customized for me as I am a vegetarian and the chef made a special frijole taco for me. And my most favorite thing - the customized Buenos Dias slippers in the room, I adored them so much.

Apart from the exquisiteness of the place, what had my attention and made me feel like I was really welcomed there, was the super warm nature of the entire staff at Chaya and their happy faces. They could go any length to make sure you are happy and comfortable.

The hotel is not just strikingly done, it is also eco-friendly with so much greenery all around. It couldn’t get any better, oh and you can get your pets along as this is a pet friendly hotel. How cool is that!

I would strongly recommend staying at Chaya – which is a completely different experience from staying in the usual chain hotels - when in Mexico City because I’m definitely going back there as soon as an opportunity presents.


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