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“Great quiet, small boutique hotel”
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Casa Divina Oaxaca
Ranked #91 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Reviewed October 6, 2008

A friend and I went to Oaxaca to study Spanish for two weeks. The master suite (large room at the front of the two story 7 room hotel) was perfect for us. Much larger than the average hotel room. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. They recommended a charming and knowledgeable guide whom we engaged for all day excursions in the Valley of Oaxaca. His name is Jose Maria Brena Morales of Colors of Oaxaca.

The room is decorated in a spartan Mexican style....a lot of white. We felt that they could have raised the visual impact by using some of the bold colors of Mexico for accent pieces. The white tiled floors are accented with oriental carpets...how about some of the wonderful handwoven carpets from nearby Teotitlan? And fresh flowers in the room would be a nice touch, especially since they can be purchased on the street or in the markets for a couple of dollars only.

Since the hotel is small, there is no restaurant or bar, but they use a nearby restaurant to provide room service (acceptable but not exciting food). However, it is a 3-5 minute walk to the Zocalo where there are a variety of excellent restaurants and there is a neighborhood taqueria right around the corner.

Overall, a good experience if you are looking for a very nice and quiet hotel, conveniently located to the historic center of the city.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2008

The staff is gentle, helpful, always quick to answer your questions. We were trying to conserve water and didn't want our towels washed every day. Every day the maid would decorate our towels with the most intricate, beautiful animal shapes with flowers and place them on our bed - very romantic!

I loved that the hotel only had 8 rooms looking out into an open courtyard. It was a few short blocks to El Zocalo, the main plaza where each day and night there was something "happening. What a wonderful place for singles, families, couples, young and old.

San Felipe offers tours that I recommend taking. My husband and I are not "organized tour-type of people", but these semi-private tours, hosted by Jose Maria, are fabulous. He's a well-educated Zapotec gentleman who will speak English, Spanish and Zapotec to you, whatever is your pleasure. This is actually a MUST when going to Oaxaca because you would never be able to find these little villages on your own.

The hotel is very clean, mostly very quiet (there are tiles in the rooms and the courtyard which carry noise if something is talking very loudly) and a wonderful escape from your busy days going to villages, museums, churches, marketplaces. I will stay at the San Filipe if we are ever fortunate enough to return.!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2006

My wife and I and two friends stayed at this Hostal from 07/15 to 07/22 this year in the hopes of seeing the Guelaguetza , a staff member even bought tickets for us but the event was cancelled due to the strike of the teacher's etc , despite that the resort ensured we went on great tours and were always very helpful. If one knows a little spanish it is helpful. The room was spotless and the location is very convenient. I highly recommend this small but nice hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2004

I stayed there for 3 nights and it is lovely. It is an old house totally renewed and the rooms are charming, they reflect the atmosphere of Oaxaca some centuries ago.

Is is located 5 blocks from the main square and in general it is in a walking distance of the main atractions of Oaxaca.

We stayed there in November 2003 and in fact we used half of the hotel, due to it only has 6 rooms.

Highly recommended!

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Reviewed May 17, 2017
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Room Tip: Yo creo que todos los cuartos son muy cómodos
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2016
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Additional Information about Casa Divina Oaxaca

Address: Xicotencatl No. 212 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68020, Mexico (Formerly Raintree's Villa Vera Oaxaca)
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #91 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Price Range: $74 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Divina Oaxaca 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private and exclusive. Located in the historic center of Oaxaca City, Hotel Casa San Felipe, only 4 blocks away from the main square (zocalo), offers you a great location and firs class services. ... more   less 
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