Your host, poet Lety Ricárdez, lets you know immediately that this mansion in the center of town, furnished with a memorable collection of objets d'art, is "your home." Pass through a wrought-iron gate to reach two of the suites, then climb a twisting stone staircase to find the other two. Ask for the Bella Epoca suite, where everything seems to come in threes: three rooms with three sets of French doors that lead to three balconies—there are even three crystal chandeliers.
The bath has a deep whirlpool tub and towels tied with silk ribbon. The rooftop dining room and café has views of all the city's landmarks.
Mar 27, 2008
Oaxaca, for the last 15 years, has been one of my favorite get-aways. I've stayed at podunk posadas, and the Camino Real. Casa Cid De Leon is a very nice alternative to the Camino Real. I've stayed in two of their suites over a 9 day period, and the Bella Epoca suite is lovely, if a bit eclectically decorated. Staff is friendly and very attentive. Fresh flowers every day in the suites, and an excellent breakfast on the roof/balcony. Cafe, frutas,
pan, huevos, chiliquiles...all delicious.