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“Perfect place in Oaxaca”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Las Golondrinas

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Las Golondrinas
Ranked #33 of 113 Hotels in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley, California
1 review
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“Perfect place in Oaxaca”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed for one week at Golandrinas in October. Would definitely stay there again. Very nice room, good shower, comfortable beds, lovely outdoor space. Staff very helpful and the location is very walkably central to everywhere you'd want to be.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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H_Las_Golondrinas, Guest Relations Manager at Las Golondrinas, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hello avidtraveler0055! Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you chose our hotel, especially after your two unsatisfactory experiences elsewhere. We are also relieved that it was in a good sense you found our gardens reminiscent of a jungle. Your comment on the lack of wifi has been duly noted, thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again someday!
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely hotel, we stayed here for almost a week. We had a King room which was large and spacious. The bed was very comfortable and there are lots of lights in the room which is a nice change after lots of hotel rooms with very poor lighting. The staff are very nice and helpful, the reception staff all speak very good English and you have to be buzzed into front gate so its feels very safe and secure.

We used the laundry service at the hotel, you drop it off before 10am at reception and they deliver it to you in the afternoon. It’s slightly more expensive than if you use a Laundromat but it is easy and convenient (they charge 50 pesos for up to 4kgs)

The wifi was very poor from our room (B6) It only worked in one corner of the room. However even with good reception the internet is not always the best.

The hotel seems fairly well known, we caught several taxis while in Oaxaca and they all knew the hotel by name. The location was good, it’s about a 10 minute walk to the main square and markets.

When we go back to Oaxaca we are planning on staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hotel was a wonderful experience. Clean, comfortable, friendly, great location, near the town square and a very reasonable price. The gardens provided a quiet serenity that was a wonderful surprise in this beautiful city.

Met the charming gentleman who owned this refuge. He has worked hard to present a Mexican experience and has succeeded.

No television, no refrigerator but I loved every moment.

Hope to stay there again.

Room Tip: A quiet oasis in a very busy city.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is like an oasis in the city of Oaxaca. Run by a very sweet old man who renovated the place after moving back from Mexico City.

It's clean, cheap and like 5 minutes from the center.

Can't really say much more besides staff are friendly, food is nice and it's really a perfect place to stay in the city.

  • Stayed June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This hotel is spectacular - not because of any fancy fittings but because of the fantastic tropical plants that grow in every courtyard. They fill the place with colour. You eat your breakfast surrounded by the beautiful plants. The rooms are also very clean and comfortable. I think this hotel is of excellent value and the location is very good too - a short walk into town. It's not a posh hotel, just one of Mexico's many surprising charms.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Riva del Garda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I was in Mexico for three months and this is definitely the best hotel I went to. We got a room just outside the reception, the A-2, and it was just wonderful. The King side bed was really comfy, the room was large, and everything was just so clean! Plus it was a room with a lot of light in the daytime and I didnt hear any noise at night. Very friendly service and so nice atmosphere in the hotel with all those flowers and plants everywhere, it's like a natural spot in the middle of the city. Moreover, it is in a very central position and Oaxaca is a magic, gorgeous city. I highly recommend you visit the city and, if you do so, stay at Las Golondrinas.

Room Tip: The A-2 with the King side bed was fantastic.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Las Golondrinas

Property: Las Golondrinas
Address: Calle 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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