There aren't any 5* hotels in Oaxaca, but this is as close as you can get for a small boutique hotel.
The good: rooms are spacious and clean with nice amenities. There was a small water fountain just outside our room that made a relaxing sound to sleep with.
Service was excellent and personal.
Breakfast is served until 12pm, so you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn.
The bad: Mosquitoes. When we arrived in our room, we killed 7 mosquitos. It was as if the room hadn't been used in awhile and the flies made their home, or housekeeping left the door open for extended periods of time while cleaning. I was bitten 4 times and my girlfriend 3 times during our stay of 2 days.
The rooms also lack daylight. There was a small window opening up to a 3x3 foot space with a water fountain, but no daylight. Very dark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Palacio Borghese is located in an exceptional location, close to the majestic Santo Domingo de Guzman temple and a few short steps from the historic center of the city of Oaxaca. With its six habitations, Palacio Borghese offers the possibility of lodging in a place that offers privacy, whilst enjoying a personalized service enveloped in luxury and refinement. The charm of our beautiful cloister invites reading or meditation. The view of the historic center from the terrace, and the personalized attention of our staff give one the sensation of having had a unique and unforgettable experience. ... more less
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