This intimate hotel occupies a wonderfully restored old home near the Basilica de la Soledad. You can spot that church, and at least half a dozen others, from the plant-filled terrace. The most private room is secluded on the second floor. The others are just as cozy, but one has a skylight rather than a window. Ask for a tiny tele (TV) at the reception desk if you can't bear to miss the evening news.
Calle Martiniano Aranda 203, , at Matamoros, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico
800-882–6089-in U.S. and Canada; 951-514–7918; 01800-717–2540-toll-free in Mexico; 800-882–6089
Feb 3, 2008
I've stayed at a number of hotels in Oaxaca, always looking for a reasonable price, comfort and quiet. This place, by far, has all of that. I'll start by saying that I gave the room a 4 because it has minimal amenities that might matter to some,like no TV or phone, but for its price range it should be a 5 because those things don't matter to us. It does have comfort, charm, quiet and friendly and helpful staff. I was told that we would probably
end up spending a good deal of time on the 2nd floor terrace and thought that quite unlikely, but a few minutes there convinced me that we were wrong. It offers a good view of the city from its uphill location, comfortable seating and umbrellaed tables to read, snack or meet others, and a small kitchen for all to use and for the staff to prepare the simple fruit, granola, cheese, rolls, coffee and tea they put out in the morning. It's a great place to plan your itinerary for the day and to relax before going out for the night. The staff is uniformly pleasant, and it is impeccably clean. A laptop, free WIFI and discount phone service to the US are available from the office. Frankly, I don't feel that I've done justice to Las Azucenas with this review. We plan to stay here whenever we return to Oaxaca and don't feel that it is necessary to look for a nicer place. We've found it.
May 26, 2004
We stayed at Las Azucenas for approximately five nights in March of 2003. What a great stay! The rooms are clean and cute, the owner was very friendly, and the breakfast each morning was to die for. There is a rooftop terrace to sit on and sip your coffee while you wait for the pastry boy to deliver the morning rolls. WOW! Also included in the breakfast was cheese, yougurt, and fruit. The only downside is that the hotel is a bit of a hike from the
downtown area. There are plenty of internet cafes in the neighborhood, though. Beautiful place to stay, I would definitely recommend it.
Apr 20, 2004
Exceptional service Well worth the price Very clean ... they even wash the sidewalk every morning. Never missed a tv, why go to Oaxaca to watch the box when there are so many things to see? Also visit the Cafe Del Jardin at the Zocalo!