My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this hotel and also the city of Oaxaca. We were here for 4 days/5 nights in a "Standard Superior King" room, which was large enough for us. Others have commented on the bathroom - not big, but adequate for us. The shower, other fittings and toiletries were good. We were not aware that we could have asked for a bathroom with a separating door (ours was a curtain), but it did not bother us.
The room had a comfortable bed (it was fine for us, but those over 6 feet might want to ask if they have a longer bed!) and good furniture. Staff daily put in two small bottles of water for drinking/cleaning teeth. The window in the room opens into the courtyard, and there is a choice of three window closures: a louvred closing to keep the light out but allow fresh air, a glass closure, and a solid wood one - we chose different ones at different times of the day/night.
The courtyard is pretty, with a calming water feature and with hummingbirds feeding near the cactus early in the morning! It is also a nice place to sit with a drink in the evening.
We enjoyed the restaurant - good food, including breakfast - and good and friendly service. We also had a nice choice of vegetarian options. I seem to recall that the wine list does not include the vintage of the wines - this would be useful when the list is next printed.
There is also a roof terrace open in the evenings for drinks. It is a good place to view the Oaxaca skyline.
The (free) wifi worked ok - it is slightly slow and weaker in certain locations, and it could do with an upgrade. However, there is a nice, quiet library in which to sit and read, and it also has a PC with a wired connection.
All staff were friendly and cheerful, and they gave us directions to local sites and markets. The hotel is well-located...away from the busier central area, but within a 10-15 minute leisurely walk from it.
A wholly enjoyable stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Azul is a different concept of a boutique hotel in the city of Oaxaca . While following a contemporary line in its structure and design, it also preserves the warmth of Oaxaca by providing an atmosphere created carefully in detail by local artisans. One of the features that makes Hotel Azul unique is the close connection it has with the art, culture, design and gastronomy of the city, allowing guests an unmatched experience within the property. The suites have been intervened entirely by 4 of the most renowned artists of the state: Francisco Toledo, Ruben Leyva, Jose Villalobos, Luis Zárate and the collective Fríjol Parado. The interiorism is by Héctor Esrawe, one of the nation's leading designers. The graphic design by the young creative company Sociedad Anónima. The building was conditioned by Tres Manos Arquitectura firm, led by Architect Farid Cruz López. Also a distinguishing characteristic of the space , is the cuisine offering diners unique recipes with pre-Hispanic elements and personalized service that will make you feel at home ... more less
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