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“Good value, pleasant service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Las Golondrinas

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Ranked #26 of 111 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Kitchener
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94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good value, pleasant service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days in December and found the hotel clean, friendly and safe. The only downside was that our room was on the ground floor and just off the courtyard, so a little dark. The gardens are lovely and a nice welcome sight after the cold winter weather in Canada. We had breakfast the first morning, but decided to forego it the next two days, as we felt that it wasn't great, despite the friendly and attentive service. The owner had good dinner suggestions and we felt well-cared for.

Room Tip: I'd suggest higher rooms for more light (the ones on the ground floor are a little dark)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Kimberly B
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home
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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Having selected this small nice hotel for years it still is comfy and good value but the owner/operator gets very stingy e.g. not allowing to use a little room in the only refrigerator.
Moreover the breakfast portions are getting smaller and smaller at only relatively moderate prices. Incredible :
no coffee refills (usual almost everywhere), surcharge for same size milk coffee 33% compared to just black coffee! Charges extra for keeping suitcase for a couple of days etc etc.
Rooms very clean but getting stale lacking some decoration, showers flimsy.
Other personnel warm and helpful as before.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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9 Thank pitylia
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western US
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed here again for Muertos 2012 for four nights. Solo traveler, but they only have and charge double room rate which was $600 pesos. This year my room was in the rear garden area (B15) and was great. I wrote a lenghty review in 2011 and nothing has changed except for the continued addition of free WiFi. In this regard I would encourage travelers to bring their tablet, or laptop to Mexico as a great touring and communication with home tool. It seems the whole country is now wired for WiFi, and most hotels offer this option. As for the Golonrinas, (Swallows) I will return again and again. Although my wife has not been here, I know she and her friends, would approve of this choice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank airstreampilgrim
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TEPOZTLAN
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We travel frequently in Mexico, we have stayed at this hotel 3 times in the past.
It is a wonderful small hotel with clean comfortable rooms, beds with good reading lights for a change, nice patios full of flowers add to the feeling of privacy.
And a very good value for money.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Another great stay at Las Golondrinas. The back rooms are quiet, the gardens are lush, the wi fi works, the staff is friendly and helpful. We will continue to go back to this property. The cost remains reasonable, at 680 pesos for a king size bedroom "suite" for two people. Other rooms cost 600 or less. I was buying extra water at XOXO, or local tienda's until I asked what Golondrinas sold their cold bottles for; 10 pesos, no need to buy anywhere else. Will do a wake up knock on your door for the early flights out of Oaxaca.

Room Tip: Road noise can be heard from some of the rooms that are neat the front of the hotel. Kitchen noise...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank retireandtravelnow
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

First thing - avoid room A1 unless you love to listen to the buses which zoom past your wall all day.
Second thing - the rest of the hotel is really nice, clean and peaceful. The courtyard and patio areas are a riot of magnificent plants which lend a tropical feel which I loved.
Thirdly - you are within easy walking distance of the zocolo and the mercado although you can always get a cab back to the hotel after loading yourself down with goodies.
Fourthly - the breakfast is not great and it is a bit expensive. Just wander out into the street and head to the zocolo and find a nice place on the way.
Finally - as a Mexican resident I found Golondrinas a bit expensive overall but still a verysecure, friendly place to stay.
Check it out for yourself!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank DavidRGuanajuato
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

This is my favourite kind of hotel. The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff are friendly and the breakfast in the garden is enchanting. The owner Jorge is a very interesting man, with considerable expertise in local history.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Mzantsi2
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Additional Information about Las Golondrinas

Property: Las Golondrinas
Address: Tinoco y Palacios 411, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Oaxaca
#14 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Las Golondrinas Hotel Oaxaca
Las Golondrinas Oaxaca

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