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La Valise

Mexico City, Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico

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At a Glance

  • Beautiful boutique property with just three spacious and luxurious suites, each with its own unique character

  • Housed in a charming French colonial-style building providing a warm and homely atmosphere

  • Located in the heart of the leafy Colonia Roma district with contemporary galleries, independent boutiques and fantastic dining

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At this altitude (2240m above sea level), Mexico City rarely gets too hot therefore can be enjoyed at any time of year. The hotter months of May and June, and the rainy season (June-September), when the capital experiences a downpour most afternoons may want to be avoided. Pollution is in maximum effect in the hot, dry season of spring, from late February to early May. Busy times include the MACO Contemporary Arts Festival (April), the Pride march (late June), the Cake Festival (August) and Fashion Week (October).

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Insider's View

Stay in La Terraza Suite and enjoy curling up in bed with a good film under the night sky.

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to La Valise or take a look at our itineraries to Mexico City


Effortlessly cool and housed within a beautiful blue-fronted, French-style building, La Valise fits in perfectly with the hip ethos of its surroundings in the trendy district of Roma, Mexico City's equivalent to Shoreditch or Williamsburg.

Surrounded by the leafy streets of Colonia Roma, La Valise is an intimate boutique hotel boasting just three suites, each spacious and stylish, the character of each completely unique. The atmosphere is homely, with an eclectic decor creating a fun and welcoming space in which to relax. Mexican accents compliment the modern decor perfectly and the latest in modern technology can be found throughout, including Apple TV, high-speed WiFi and fantastic soundsystems with both iPod and mp3 connection.

The streets of Colonia Roma are abuzz both day and night with Mexico City's bohemian crowd, bustling around independent boutiques, art galleries, pavement cafes and vibrant bars serving large collections of the country's finest mezcals, sotols and tequilas (all delicious and sweet agave based spirits).

On-site there is an award-winning restaurant which takes heavy influence from Italian cuisine, utilising fresh and seasonal Mexican produce to create some truly tempting contemporary dishes. Guests at La Valise can call down from there room to place their order ahead of arrival to avoid waiting around. Dining options nearby are plentiful and varied and the picturesque streets are perfect for a gentle stroll, with access to the historical center easy and a short drive away.

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There are just three luxurious suites at La Valise, each of which is completely unique. They are spacious and furnished with luxurious detailing, each providing the latest modern technology to ensure comfort. All come fully equipped with air-conditioning, Apple TV, Mp3/iPod soundsystem, Nespresso machine and tea making facilities. Complimentary WiFI is available throughout.

El Patio

El Patio Suite combines modern design with a European edge, making the most of the natural light which floods in from the patio. The bathroom is contemporary and detailing is luxurious throughout from the plush king size bed and Egyptian cotton bedding to the velvet sofa, Nespresso machine and Apple TV. Measures 93sqm.

La Luna

The beautiful wooden floors and white walls are complemented by colourful accents and dark rich tones from the leather backed shelving to the luxurious velvet sofa. A large fibreglass moon separates the living space from the bedroom.

La Terraza

Situated right at the top of La Valise is La Terraza suite with its unique indoor/outdoor concept. The king size bed rolls easily out onto the terrace for admiring the night sky or curling up in front of the stars and a movie in complete privacy.


Establishing itself as one of Latin America's top restaurants, on site Rosetta produces a tempting menu of contemporary dishes using seasonal ingredients, heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. Guests at La Valise can place their order ahead from the comfort of their suite.


Mexico City is the focus of Mexico’s political, cultural and economic life. The city provides an eclectic mix of modern glass and steel structures and the colonial architecture of the past and visitors will find 75 museums and 10 archaeological zones. Mexico City’s historical centre, designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, encompasses more than 1,400 historic structures, including the Templo Mayor (Great Temple of the Aztecs), as well as private mansions and civic and religious buildings.

Visit the southern neighbourhoods for an insight into Frida Kahlo's tragic life and observe intricate murals by Diego Rivera. The nearby ruins at Teotihuacan make for an unmissable day trip or fantastic stop on route to explore Mexico's colonial highlands.


  • After hours Frida Kahlo Museum

    Visit the house & museum of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on this private, after-hours tour, enjoying exclusive access to the gardens, bedroom and former studio of this cultural icon as your private guide tells stories of her tragic yet fascinating life.

  • Ballet Folklorico of Mexico

    Showcasing Mexico's customs and traditions in a riot of colour and dance, the Folkloric Ballet at the Palacio de Bellas Artes is a wonderful experience and captivates both a local and international audience with its twice weekly showings.

  • Exclusive Access to Templo Mayor Excavations

    Discover the secrets that lay buried within Mexico City's Templo Mayor, a fascinating archaeological site which sits right next to the Zócalo. There are many treasures to be found and this tour will allow exclusive access to areas still being excavated.

  • Exclusive Xochicalco helicopter & horseriding expedition

    This thrilling excursion by helicopter and horseback is exclusive to Scott Dunn and is the ultimate way to explore the ruins of Xochicalco, as well as the beautiful countryside which surrounds. We suggest going at the weekend to avoid the crowds.

  • Frida Kahlo Museum

    Iconic artist Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul is a highlight of any Mexico City visit, and her lovely house is filled with art, crafts and mementos of her stormy relationship with husband Diego Rivera and the leftist intellectual circle they entertained here.

  • Mexico City Cookery Class & Market Experience

    Savour mouthwatering treats on this culinary & cultural experience, taking in the markets of the artistic Zona Roma district and learning the tricks to creating authentic and delicious Mexican dishes. Sample fine mezcals, fresh tortillas and local spices.

  • Mexico City's Emerging Design Scene

    Visit top designer workshops and showrooms and admire the produce of Mexico City's cutting-edge jewellery, fashion, textiles and ceramic designers as the capital emerges at the forefront of the international design scene.

  • Mexico City's historic centre

    With a rich and diverse history, Mexico City's centre offers a perfect introduction to the empires of the Aztecs and the Mayans as you explore the vibrant Zocalo and its surrounding palaces, museums and cathedrals.

  • Out-of-Hours Museum of Anthropology

    Explore one of the World's largest collections of pre-Hispanic artefacts on this private, out-of-hours tour to Mexico's Anthropology Museum. Be humbled by the impressive Aztec Calendar and make the most of having this impressive place all to yourselves.

  • Scott Dunn Exclusive: Xochicalco by helicopter & Spa

    An indulgent excursion, taking you to explore the archaeological site of Xochicalco by private helicopter before spoiling yourselves with a pampering spa treatment, utilising tequila & agave for that distinctly Mexican flavour. Exclusive to Scott Dunn.

  • Teotihuacán From Above & Below

    Soak in fantastic bird's eye views of the pyramids of Teotihuacan as you float in your hot air balloon for an unforgettable experience, before exploring on foot with an archaeologist guide, visiting areas of the site still being excavated.

  • Visit to Teotihuacan

    Teotihuacan is among Mexico's most impressive ancient monuments, and this enigmatic Toltec (and later Aztec) ceremonial complex is just an hour from Mexico City. Get a insight into the awe-inspiring rituals of the Meso-Americans before the Spanish came.

  • Xochimilco Culinary Experience

    Savour the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Xochimilco, Mexico City's best garden market, before buying ingredients ferried in along an ancient system of canals and taking them back to a local family's house to learn a traditional recipe.

Holiday Ideas

  • Authentic Mexico

    Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque & Campeche

    from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Explore the jungle-clad ruins of Palenque, arguably the most beautiful of all the Maya sites
    • Mexico City provides the perfect introduction to Mexico's rich history and culture
    • Visit the villages of Chiapas with their remarkable weavings, churches and food, still rich in Maya tradition

Location & directions

Mexico City, Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico

La Valise is located on Calle Tonala, in the heart of Mexico City's Colonia Roma, a hip district with a number of cool restaurants and galleries, within easy reach of the Auditorio Nacional, the Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park, and Castillo de Chapultepec.

How to get there

11-hour 30-minute international flight to Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. La Valise is a 40-minute transfer from the airport.

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Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to La Valise or take a look at our itineraries to Mexico City

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