We loved our stay at Hotel Golondrinas. After two mediocre hotel experiences, it was exactly what we were looking for — peaceful, quiet and beautiful.
The highlight is definitely the outdoor garden space. All of the patio space is covered by colorful plants. It's a wonderful place to just sit outside and relax, and makes it feel like you're walking through a jungle when you return to your room (in a good way).
They have rooms with queen- and king-sized beds. The queen-sized room we saw was a little small and sparse so we chose a king, but they have plenty of rooms, none of which appeared identical. Our room was spacious and tastefully decorated. The shower had good water pressure and the hot water worked. The bed was very firm.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and we appreciated that the front desk is staffed 24 hours a day. They provide 1L of free water per day (after that, they sell bottles you can buy) and we were happy with how thorough the daily cleaning service was. You're set back from the street so road noise isn't a problem at all. The location is good (~6 blocks from most of the main attractions and not too far from the second-class bus station, which is the one you use to get to all the nearby villages).
The downsides: There is no wifi in the rooms, which frustrated us. Breakfast is not included and we weren't that impressed with the cafe on site (the coffee is terrible) but there are plenty of good places to eat nearby.
- Also Known As:
- Las Golondrinas Hotel Oaxaca
- Las Golondrinas Oaxaca