Quinta Real Oaxaca
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With a stay at Quinta Real Oaxaca, you’ll be centrally located in Oaxaca, steps from Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca and Panuelito Garden. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Quetzalli Gallery and Oaxaca Regional Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 91 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
How to Get There
Went there for my cousins wedding, I was left floored with not only how beautiful the hotel and its grounds are but Oaxaca itself is a beautiful colorful town. Felt very safe and the best cuisine in Mexico. Definitely going back.
Back to Quinta Real. A former convent Built in late 16th century and now a hotel. Amazing grounds, rooms are ample with church ceilings. Service was stellar, good was excellent. It feels like you are walking back in time and staying in Spaniard country side castle. It is also centrally located, easy to get to everything within walking distance. Might I add around the block from Casa Oaxaca and 3 blocks from Don Juanito. My only critique was that should have more drawer space, should have an iron and standard size iron board in the room. Definitely going back.
hotel has an amazing history and is very nice. beautiful pool although I'd prefer no music. rooms are nice but small. staff was friendly and helpful. I thought it was too expensive for what it was, but we enjoyed our stay very much.
An abbey turned luxury historic hotel with 90+ rooms. It’s a classic, with great gardens, comfortable rooms (but small and kind of basic) and a stylish restaurant (also a pool and gym).
Great location (old town area)
Breakfast ok (fair variety including Mexican style stuffs and special local cheese and local favors)
[Quinta Real Oaxaca is similar to SPG Lux Collection hotels (while LC hotels have better breakfast and rooms nicer). I originally booked regular rooms, and paid extra to upgrade my rooms (actually total cost no more than a LC regular room). The garden rooms in the middle have spectacular garden views and are very quiet. Not cheap, but I enjoyed my stay.]
Our group stayed here for four nights on a recent trip to Central Mexico during the Day of the Dead festivals and we could not have been more pleased. Here's why.
The Quinta Real has one of the best locations in the historic centro district of Oaxaca just a stone's throw from the Templo de Santo Domingo which is the principal tourist attraction in the city and a gathering point for tourists and locals alike. You can get a view of the templo from many of the rooms in the hotel including the one we had.
It's also only a block off the pedestrianized Calle Macedonio Alcalá that connects the templo to the Zócalo and contains tons of interesting shops, museums and restaurants. Once you've gotten settled in your room you can literally walk everywhere you need to in this most interesting of Mexican colonial cities.
The Quinta Real takes up part of an entire city block that was once the convent of Santa Catalina de Siena. The history of the building is set out on a plaque in Spanish and English outside the entrance. It started out as a place for secular women (aka not virgins), usually destitute widows, to take refuge and was designated as a House of the Devout way back in 1559. The construction of a true convent began in 1577 and by 1590 had 38 nuns. Building continued off and on for the next two hundred years until the structure contained a large church, cloisters and many cells for the nuns. Life appears to have not changed much for the nuns until 1862 when Mexico, after bitter struggles between the conservative Catholic church and the liberal government of Benito Juarez enacted the Reform Laws that essentially nationalized the property of the church. The nuns were out and Santa Catalina did a 180° turn as the saints were replaced with sinners, and it became a prison. This didn't last long and various parts of the ex-convent were used as the Municipal Palace, a cinema, a Masonic lodge and finally in 1976, a hotel. It is now a designated National Historic Property managed by the Quinta Real hotel group.
As a designated historic site it is a tourist attraction in its own right and non-guests are permitted to visit and check out things like the convent hall, which I presume from the shape must have been a church at one time.
In the four days we stayed at Quinta Real I kept on stumbling across new and interesting little corners that I hadn't noticed before.
During the Day of the Dead festivals Oaxaca becomes a madhouse of tourists. The streets, plazas, restaurants and bars are jam packed which is great. We all came here for the same reason so no one has any right to complain about the crowds. However, crowds, particularly exuberant ones like those in Oaxaca at this time of year, are LOUD. Then there's the bands, some good, some not so much, the firecrackers, some fun to watch, others more like cannons - you get the picture. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and find tranquility and what could be more quiet than a convent.
Once you pass through the heavy wooden doors of Quinta Real you are in a different world. The soothing green of the foliage, the trickling sound of water and the utter quiet recharge one's inner psyche and prepare you to once again enter the fray.
There are any number of places within Quinta Real to relax including the Jardin Las Bugambilias just off the lobby entrance. There is a garden on the second floor on which many of the rooms front so you can just sit in the chairs provided outside each room and enjoy your favourite libation. Or if you remembered to pack a swim suit you can cool off in the pool.
While the rooms at Quinta Real vary considerably in size and configuration, any of the ones I saw during our stay by peeking in when the maids were cleaning, looked just fine.I've included a photo of the king bed we had in Room 215. The bathroom was modern, clean and the plumbing worked properly i.e. the shower didn't take an hour to heat up and the toilet flushed when requested.
Breakfast was always included on this trip most were very good - no bad coffee, diluted orange juice and a stale donuts masquerading as a Continental breakfast. However, the breakfast at Quinta Real was truly exceptional, for a number of reasons. The first was the choice of seating. You could sit outside in a cloistered setting. Or inside in the breakfast room amidst the saints and guardian angel.
So even before your first sip of coffee, the breakfast area of Quinta Real puts you in the right mood to start the day, but it wouldn't last long if the food was crappy. The good news is that not only does it have a huge selection of items that you would find at a North American breakfast buffet, including an omelet station, but it also has a great selection of Mexican breakfast dishes. I often don't eat a big breakfast, but at Quinta Real I could not stay away from the hot Mexican dishes which differed each morning.
There was also smoked salmon and a good selection of cheeses, something not that common at home, but always welcome when you find it.
The Quinta Real was an unexpected delight and made our stay in that beautiful city that much more enjoyable.
The hotel is gorgeous. The staff is beyond awful. If you’re used to 5 start service don’t expect it here. Beyond slow and innatentive. For an international hotel there is not English either. Very poor.