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We left sleepy Puerto Escondido after having had a wonderful day there, what a cool little town! Jess had told me that the road to Oaxaca would be windy and we would probably have to go quite slow, which was fine by me... I thought....However the road was extremely windy and I ended up feeling a bit "car sick" on the motorcycle. Didn't know that …
Last heard from, I was in Puerto Escondido. Now I´m in Oaxaca city. There are mountains between those two points. Lots of mountains. High mountains. I could have flown over them. But I always appreciate a challenge, so I took a bus through them. I had heard that the 5-hour bus ride is gut-churning. I also considered that with all the torrential …
Good news! Nancy is much improved today, having rested (but having missed out on much that Oaxaca has to offer) and watched her inputs. We've decided to stay here an extra day so that Nancy and I can do some of the things we came here to do, like visit the ancient site of Monte Alban. (I need to figure out how to do diacritical marks above letters …
I'll get to the travelogue stuff shortly, but the current situation is that Nancy departed the breakfast table suddenly this morning to visit our bathroom and be sick (both coming and going, if you know what I mean). Aurora, the sweet and wonderful co-owner of the bed and breakfast where we're staying, brewed some chamomile tea for her, and she …
After two days here, we're getting definite impressions of the people and place. Mostly, we've been walking around, observing. Handmade textiles are everywhere, and of amazing quality and colors and patterns. Much of this is part of the traditions reaching back to the indigenous cultures prior to the Spanish conquest. And there are several …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Las Golondrinas Oaxaca
We stayed at Las Golondrinas on two seperate occasions for a total of two weeks and it was really great with one proviso.The room at the front looking out to Tinoccio y Palacio is very comfortable and spacious withits' own little outdoor sitting place BUT too noisy if you are a light sleeper.The staff are uniformly helpful and gracious and the Owner is a really nice man.The cost is still reasonable but Oaxaca is getting expensive and it is necessary to look carefully at prices.A wonderful new restaurant is Temple abour three blocks from the hitel towards Santa Domingo.The food is excellent there and at El Che,similar directions. We flew to Huatulco on Aerotoucan and loved being there at the Casa del Mar overlooking Bahia de Tangolunda.The Front Desk Manager is Richard who speaks good English and has some great staff for a really fine Hotel in a superb location.There are two super suites with their own Hot tubs overlooking the Ocean and the other hotels from large terraces. Alan G Dacombe
Great for the price
WE stayed for a week Jan20-30 The rooms are plain but very clean. Lots of European and American travelers to socialize with at breakfast. I do agree with the reviewer describing the rock hard beds and pillows. The staff is very helpful. Breakfast was good . It could really use some lounge type chairs for the garden area. A note we had a good room #17 but guest were complaing of strret noise and staff noise in the rooms by the front desk. Those room are lettered rooms aa,bb ect.. You may want to ask where your room will be . All in all it is a small quaint place and very reasonable and clean. Pat Bker
Great little place in town!
Las Golondrinas was a wonderful place to stay in town, and inexpensive (under 500 pesos/50 dollars more or less). It is a short walk to the zocalo, but in a quieter section of the centro (as opposed to being right on the zocalo). Rooms were super clean and comfy. They had arched doorways to the bedroom. No TVs in rooms, but they have a communal living room with one. Hotel has lovely gardens with hammocks, and a restaurant. One downside is that there is no parking for the hotel. If you drive there, you have to park on the street (around the corner) or in a secured parking lot a few blocks away (about 10 pesos an hour...not sure of the daily rate). We just parked on the street and all was fine. We would defintely stay there again.
Agree with most everything, but
I agree completely about the ambience, gardens and breakfast (AND price) as written by many, but am really surprised no one has mentioned the ROCK-HARD beds! We loved the setting, but both my partner and I couldn't sleep well (in two different rooms.) Anyway, worth checking the beds out in your room and see for yourself. We moved to Casa de Mis Recurdos after this stay and though we paid a little more, it was the difference between night and day in the bed dept. and their atmostphere is also lovely (landscaping not as lush and extensive but much more attention to furnishings and general ambience in rooms)and the breakfast outstanding.
A wonderful find.
Our room was big, bed comfortable, it was quiet although in a busy neighborhood, convenient to the Zocalo, the museum, the new ethno-botanical garden. There are three inside courtyards decorated with gardens and fountains, one of which is used as the breakfast cafe, which serves excellent food at a low price. The staff is friendly and efficient. When we asked for an extra pillow and blanket it was there in less than five minutes. Laundry was given them at 11 a.m. and returned by 3 p.m. The rooms were clean and attractive. We got a wake-up right on time, and, when we left, the cab was waiting for us. I don't think you could do much better at that price -- or at any price really. The hotel only has about 20 rooms and tends to be full so book in advance.
A hidden paradise
one of the nicest places we've stayed. All the staff was extremely helpful, room was large and always clean and plenty of hot water.
Breakfast area was beautiful and delicious, Best of all you could walk everywhere conveniently even walking back at night fromt he zocolo was safe. We can't wait to return to Oaxaca and we will definitely return to Las Golondrinas
Charming and inviting
This hotel was one of the best things about our stay in Oaxaca. The staff was very friendly and helpful and flower filled patios were so inviting. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Oaxaca!
Would definitely stay here again!
We stayed at the Hotel Las Golondrinas for 7 nights in July 2003. I would definitely stay here again. Each room is unique and the three garden areas/courtyards are wonderful for sitting and relaxing. We had a few problems, but the hotel handled them well. Our first room was located on a noisy corner and had no hot water; they were able to move us to another room. They also tried to charge us for a breakfast we did not have, so check your bill. We had early morning flights out on two different mornings and both times, they had a taxi waiting for us at the appointed time. The hotel was full the entire time so I would recommend making reservations early. Since you can reserve a particular room, stay away from the rooms by the street and room C-14.
A wonderful hotel with heart and soul
I stayed here ten years ago and still remember it fondly. Wonderful courtyard with birds, wonderful breakfast, wonderful owner and wonderful ambience. A safe and quiet walk of less than ten minutes from the Zocalo. It isn't for people who want to stay in Hiltons, but for moderate budget travel you can't beat it.
One of the best little hotels in Oaxaca, three courtyards filled with gardenias, grapefruit trees and bougainvilea). Only blocks from the Zocolo. They serve a great (cheap!) breakfast in the morning with your choice of granola and fresh fruit, huevos rancheros, or mole tamales. Very helpful staff and a great laundry service