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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Oaxaca Ollin
A great B&B
We found this B&B and chose it partially because of the pool, but were delighted with so many other aspects of the place, that the pool paled in signficance. Our hosts were warm, charming and always helpful. They guided us to preferred restauarants, best shopping tips, and places that require caution or should be avoided entirely.The food was different every day, and was uniformly excellent. Local handicrafts were available on site for sale at competetiive prices. Our room was somewhat smaller than we would have liked, but it was very clean and well-kept, and the hotel staff were always pleasant and personable. When one of the guests got ill, staff carted herbal tea and light meals to her in her room until she recovered. We plan to return to this B&B when we go back to Oaxaca, and that should be in the near future. And by the way, we never did use the pool.
A city oasis
Having the competent and friendly staff available to answer questions, serve marvelous gourmet breakfasts, and make sure needs are met is what every traveler wants. Oaxaca is wonderful and the Ollin is part of the reason why it is.
B and B Ollin Comfort
Our recent stay the the Ollin was enhanced by the owner's and staff's knowledge of the area.The breakfasts were outstanding and a great way to start the day. On Sundays you are treated to a mole' tamal wrapped in a banana leaf. YUM! The rooms are very clean with beautiful tiles and comfy beds. Our experience at the Ollin was quite memorable. We learned about the pleasures of good mezcal from the wooden barrel in the parlor. (thanks to Jon and Judith) We are anticipating a return.
Thank You Ollin
We found the Ollin while walking around the central colonial neighborhood. The location is terrific, a stone's throw to groceries, restaurants and other amenities. Our room was comfortable and clean, and the rest of the facility is beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were very nicely prepared and presented and all of the staff are attentive and courteous. Judith and Jon were very nice hosts.
We have expressed our hope that in the future the Ollin will accept charge cards to make booking and payment more convenient.
Outstanding and fun stay at the Ollin
I found the Ollin B and B on the internet, and the first thing to say is that Jon and Judith respond overnight to queries via email. I asked lots of questions about distances to the conference venue and banking and Jon was so patient! It gave me confidence as I was travelling on my own. On arrival I found the room to be everything the ad had promised. It is clean, the furniture local and wonderful, the bathroom wall tiles and the balcony views all as in the photos. No funny angles on the photos! The breakfasts were great. Sophie picks herbs in the garden to make local, authentic Oaxacan dishes and each day she had us try something different. The guests sat at a communal table, there was lots of friendly chatter but no one was over the top. Our hosts provided lots of good advice and did not impose just participated to the level the group or individuals wanted. There is lots of info in the B and B about the area and Judith has inside info on lots of travel opportunities from her work. It was a wonderful experience made better by the security of being at the Ollin.
Will return to Oaxaca Ollin for sure
Ollin provides the best service for value we observed in Oaxaca, and we intentionally investigated as many other options as possible on our many walks through the city center.
On our very first trip to Mexico with no Spanish, my wife, adult daughter and I visited Oaxaca for 2 weeks in December. This bed and breakfast was the main reason for the success of our holiday.
The other visitors we met felt the same way, for a variety of reasons, having to do with the high quality of the services provided by the extended family and staff who are on hand.
The rooms, beds, organization were immaculate. A sitting room with a Oaxaca cultural library and truly delicious, leisurely breakfasts provided opportunities for us to trade information, make acquaintances, and pair up for high quality tours.
The location of Ollin in the Historic District is in a very safe neighborhood on a quiet street close to convenience stores, and high quality, reasonably priced dining. My daughter and I walked 2 blocks each morning to a local park for exercise with hundreds of others who "power-walk" before their work day.
The family has deep cultural roots in the city and State, and respond to the visitor's questions at whatever level is appropriate for the visitor. They referred us to local entertainment, dining, cultural events and tours with accuracy, ensuring that we were equipped with enough information to make good choices.
Ollin is a terrific place considering its rates. The B&B is located on a small and quite street a couple of blocks from the busy center of the city. The rooms are lovely and quite typical of Oaxca. There are ten rooms, a swimming pool and two patios. The breaksfast is amazing. Every morning the chef prapares the most delicious and typical dishes. The rest of the staff is wonderful, always assisting with directions and tips about the city and nearby towns.
Enchanting and wonderful
From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel at home. We enjoyed our room which was quiet and well decorated--the mattresses we the best we have ever had in a hotel setting. Jon and Judith helped us with tours and went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect. We will certainly recommend Oaxaca to all our friends. Forrest and Pearl
What a wonderful bed and breakfast. The owners, Judy and Jon, are very helpful, accommodating and generous individuals. The staff is warm and very efficient. When we arrived to Oaxaca, we arrived as strangers and when we left, we left as friends.
For $50.00, the room was clean and very spacious. It is a new bed and breakfast located north of downtown. It is a wonderful location because it is very close to the downtown, however, it is not in a high traffic area.
What a find!
For about $60-80 a night, you can get a room that is tastefully decorated and furnished and a home made Mexican breakfast each morning, including fruit and yogurt, bread, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and a main course! We had some of the best food we ate in Oaxaca right in the B&B. It's more than enough to energize you for a day of sightseeing.
The location is very convenient -- within a few minutes of Santo Domingo and 2 blocks from the Llano -- yet far out enough so you don't have to deal with drunken revelry. It's about 15 minutes from the Zocolo, which is for the better, especially when the teachers are striking and camping out in the streets for a month! There's also a market about a block away, and a weekly Friday outdoor market a block away.
The rooms were brand new when we got there (in fact, we were the first to stay in our room) and equipped with a bed, a wardrobe, two nightstands with lamps, and a ceiling fan. The bathrooms were decorated with beautiful Mexican tiles. The only downside was that there was no tub, only a shower. We even had a balcony filled with plants and a little sitting area that overlooked the pool. The pool was kind of dirty when we got there, due to all the construction, but I'm sure it will all be pristine by they time you get there. The outdoor area is well kept, and full of plants to make the place feel homey. Jon and Judith definitely went all out to make guests feel at home.
The staff members are super-friendly and helpful, though knowing some Spanish is necessary (don't worry, they're very patient). Jon and Judith are excellent hosts -- Jon even came out to greet us when we arrived around 11pm! Judith use to be a travel guide, so feel free to ask her any questions about what's available in town.
Overall, an awesome place. I would recommend it to anyone!
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... around a few blocks and started to follow a lot of police cars with lights on and ran into the most amazing parade ever.
As I got there it seemed to be stopped, but at that same time I got there the band at the front started up and and the parade resumed. Then another band further down the street started up and it was amazing. There were ladies dressed in traditional dresses with big baskets of flowers put together ...
... and I had a nice long nap before heading out for dinner. OF COURSE, I dressed up for nothing, and was stopped by the receptionist...not that it's a bad thing. Especially since the dinner was absolutely decadent, and free. I felt the need to go out, as I had showered and put a nice shirt on! I went to church, feeling a need to thank a special someone for all that has happened so far. Leaving the church, I overheard orchestral music, ...