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“Good choice for central Oaxaca” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa de Siete Balcones
Avenida Morelos 800, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #10 of 110 hotels in Oaxaca
Bristol
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28 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good choice for central Oaxaca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We only stayed one night here, but would certainly recommend it to others. A very warm welcome from such hospitable and helpful staff. Nothing too much trouble. Beautiful building . Spacious room, individually furnished with antique furniture and fresh flowers. Trouble taken with detail. Clean. Good bathroom with toiletries. Tea and coffee facilities and water provided. Although fronting the road, it was quiet. Valet car parking included. Important in central Oaxaca. Let down by a somewhat disappointing breakfast.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

My husband and I spent five nights at the Casa de Siete Balcones during a 10 day trip to Oaxaca for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved our stay! The staff is just wonderful - they had our room decorated "honeymoon style" and a bottle of wine ready when we arrived. They were exceptionally kind, thoughtful, and did everything they could to make our stay as perfect as it could be.

The location is also awesome - just blocks away from all the major sights in the city.

It's not cheap, but for us totally worth it. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Everything was amazing from the moment of making our reservation to the moment we left

Room Tip: Tell them what you leed and they will work it for you
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in Casa de Siete Balcones for our trip in Oaxaca. The hotel was steps away from the Zocalo, Cathedral, and church of San Francisco. The hotel was right on the peatonal and thus very close to most of what the tourist wants to see in Centro Oaxaca.

The staff was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Despite our arriving early for our stay, the staff received our luggage and had them waiting for us in our room later in the day.

The breakfast was good, continental, but given the great options available at nearby restaurants, our kids ate at the hotel and we went to a local cafe.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. On our arrival we told Elsa, the reception manager, we were having car problems and she couldn't of been more efficient about calling our rental car provider and sorting out our problem. The rooms are large, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Our room had a king sized bed (a bit too short for us though, our feet hung off the bed!) and staff were very accomodating with our 8 month old baby, providing a cot and baby chair for him. Our laundry was done in 24 hours and all rooms have double glazing, so we weren't bothered with noisy Oaxaca nightlife. Breakfasts are a bit disappointing, very weak coffee and dry bread buns. But you get a nice plate of fresh fruit, granola and yogurt. On the whole, we would definitely recommend and return to this hotel, it made our stay in Oaxaca very enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Through a series of booking errors at NY’s Park Avenue Hotel years ago, management upgraded me into the best suite. It had a huge, corner wraparound balcony overlooking both 5th Avenue and Central Park. I was King for the weekend!

That is how I felt in the Bella Vista room at Siete Balcones.

This hotel is like the prow of a ship, floating over the historic zone. It is at an epicenter of colonial architecture. Traditional Oaxaca vibrations blast all senses, (yes, including the “sounds” other reviewers mention.)

Bella Vista is the flagship room, etched on the hotel’s logo. This corner gets most of the City’s processions and parades, perhaps because of the Acala (pedestrian only)/Morelos (automobile) combination. Parades come in any of four directions, with no notice. They can include giant balloons, carnival figures, traditional dancers, Jesus, and fireworks. On one day, the parades was 400 3-wheeled moto taxis bound for blessing at the Basilica down the street. Then came Carli and Adriana’s wedding, followed later by a re-creation of Viennese Waltzes as danced in old Oaxaca. Finally, a parade for Something I Never Figured Out went down Acala at dusk. Make sure your video camera has plenty memory---from your fly-on-the-wall vantage point, you see everything. (. . . and nobody notices you. Maybe TMI, but we watched the wedding procession in bathrobes!)

The hotel pays remarkable, consistent attention to detail and cleanliness. Maintenance is challenging for sensitively renovated colonial buildings. The hotel’s performance is astounding. It just *smells* clean, without perfuming chemicals. The lack of chips, cracks, idiosyncratic plumbing, etc. in the natural materials, is characteristic of hotels double the price. Soundproof outer balcony doors are so clean staff warns you not to bump into them.

Prior reviews about noise frankly scared me. I am sensitive to sound. (At home, I am in constant negotiation with my neighbor’s barking pit bull.) Yes, there are many sounds in Oaxaca. The hotel is smack dab in a vibrant city and may not be for everyone. Nevertheless, I did not lose sleep. The hotel has an interesting “soundproof” system. When you close the balcony doors, it is like turning off a loud radio. The only sound that got through was the traffic signal’s “chirper” for sight-impaired pedestrians. The City turns it off late at night, but one suggestion for hotel management: “Use your political power and turn down the chirper volume.

Room Tip: Tip for silence seekers: “Juriconsulto” is on the pedestrian side (Acala). “Bella Vista” faces bot...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved it. Elsa and Lizbeth were both so helpful and friendly; nothing was too much trouble. The room was big and had a balcony onto a noisy street so we kept the door shut. The furnishings are OK, but not as good or as up to date as you'd expect for the price. It felt like staying in a guesthouse rather than a hotel, which we liked beacuse of the personal service. Breakfasts were great, and served on a beautiful covered terrace. The location is excellent, really close to everything.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the pedestrian street
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Morelos 800, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #10 of 110 hotels in Oaxaca
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