My wife and I stayed at Ollin just before Easter and had a really great stay. It’s located on a quiet street which is 2-3 short blocks from Santa Domingo (about 5 mins walk) which is perfect for exploring the historic centre of Oaxaca. The area was very quiet and felt very safe at night. The rooms are located around a courtyard and pool which is set back into the property from the street which meant that it was nice and quiet at night.
An excellent breakfast was included, the most important of all Mexican meals! Fresh juice, local coffee, fruit, bread/muffins and a hot breakfast daily - on our first day we had some exceptional chilaquiles! This is served in kitchen/dining room which gives you an great opportunity to interact with the staff and other guests if you wish. Judith (owner/proprietor) as around every day and was very helpful in organising activities or reservations and advice on sightseeing/travelling around Oaxaca.
Judith and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. English spoken fluently by many of the staff and my poor, broken attempts to speak Spanish were well received! I thought that Ollin’s idea to email in advance to ask if we wanted help organising any tours or activities was great. From this, Judith put us in touch with Karla for a private cooking lesson which was a great way to spend a day and learn a few Mexican dishes to try at home – highly recommended.
A special thanks to Judith and the team is due for their help forwarding my laundry that I managed to leave at the laundrette across the road when it closed for Easter. I think this is a great example excellence of customer service and a genuine care for their guests.
We would definitely stay again next time we are in Oaxaca and have recommended Ollin to relatives travelling later this year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ollin Features Mexican gourmet breakfast, Multilingual Staff, Upgraded beds and linen, Library. New -- computer with high speed connection available for guest use -- also available WiFi connection. Swimming Pool, Three outdoor patios to choose from. All rooms non-smoking. Assistance with all of your sightseeing needs. Free local calls, Free long distance calls to the United States. Laundry service available. Medical services on call. Roof Top Terrace. ... more less