Lovely Family Run Hotel
Reviewed 13 November, 2019
Travelling as a single female for the first time I was quite nervous as to what to expect. I had checked out this hotel online and it seemed to have pretty good reviews, but I was booking last minute during a busy time of year (dia de los muertos) and on a budget since I am a grad student travelling for research, so it was not like I had too much choice. I will tell you I was more than pleasantly surprised! This place could not have been better for the circumstances. It was relatively inexpensive, I paid $50 a night, the room was recently renovated, bright and clean and the owners were just really wonderful. I was in the green villa (they are organized by colours not numbers). I had a huge king sized bed that faced my own little private garden through huge sliding glass doors. There was a TV, bed, 2 chairs and desk in the room and a little table with an umbrella outside. The bathroom had a place to hang your clothes, a towel rack, huge counter and sink, toilet, and a shower that was open to the bathroom, so it was a wet bathroom but I found the water did not really get anywhere. My room was attached to only one other so it was pretty quiet and private. I do not speak spanish so every morning the wife, Maria, would call a taxi for me to go into town. Her english is not perfect but more than enough for us to communicate, and when needed we got by with google translate. Antonio, her husband, speaks really good english and even gave me a ride twice when I had to be in town at a certain time for a tour and the taxi was going to take too long. They were very accommodating, letting me come back late after a cemetery tour, taking me to the airport (for payment), and telling me about local things I should experience, from food to sights! I honestly would have had a much different, and probably poorer, experience if I had not stayed there and had their hospitality and local knowledge to guide me. The only reason I do not give this 5 stars is because it was a little far from town, I usually had to wait 20 minutes for a taxi to come and it could take anywhere from 20-40 minutes to get there depending on traffic. (It was no big deal to me but plan accordingly) When coming back at night, it would be dark and the hotel was a little hard to find, they could benefit from a larger lit sign (the current one is just on the gate so hard to spot from a distance from a moving taxi). My taxis coming home also got lost so make sure you have screen shots of a map on you and haggle with them up front, it should only cost about 100 pesos. Also, I was in one of the further away villas so I found the wi-fi a little spotty. Usually on vacation I like not having Wi-fi but because I was travelling for school it was a little inconvenient to have to go outside or into the bathroom (where it was stronger) to get wi-fi to check email and hand in assignments. Another small thing was the fan in the room only stayed on if one of the lights was on as well, I turned the fans light off but it was still connected to another light that couldn't be shut off. Luckily it wasn't too hot while I was there so I didn't have to choose between coolness and sleeping with the light on but it was a bit strange. I also had to keep the bathroom door shut at night due to an outside light that was on, but the birds would have been loud through the window in there anyways. Overall this was a super lovely, clean, and accommodating place to stay! It is clear that the couple who run it really care about their business and know from experience what a traveler wants to experience when away from home. They live there and have a growing family so it is very obvious that they are invested in the property and its guests. I know they were working to make it even better and were working on renovations while I was there so I think it will only get better. I cannot express how grateful I am for all their help. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay with all your basic amenities covered for a good price and don't mind be a little bit away from downtown this place is perfect!
Best place around Oaxaca
Reviewed 21 November, 2018
We had a beautiful stay in hotel Rural, we where in the area for Dias de Los muertos.
Our room was Amazing was detached , clean and beds where very comfortable. Owner where Maria and husband , they where very helpful, and the location is amazing
Is about 15 min drive from the cityceter , the abitation is 5 min walk from the main road . A taxi to the city was very cheap so we decided to leave the car at the hotel and come and go by taxy .
Fist morning maria cooked Oaxaca tipical breakfast, was so good and filling
We will definetly come back.
We wish maria and husband all the best for theyr new arrival 👶
Paseo en moto
Reviewed 26 September, 2021
Pase un par de noches recientemente con mi hermano en nuestro paso por Oaxaca en moto y la atención fue excelente, Antonio y su mujer muy amables nos apoyaron con muchas recomendaciones de lugares que visitar y donde comer, las habitaciones cumplen con lo prometido y están limpias, un lugar cómodo con una atención personal excelente
Navidad en Oaxaca
Reviewed 26 December, 2019
Antonio y Maria son grandiosos anfitriones! Tienen disposición de ayudar y están al pendiente. El lugar es sencillo y práctico, sin lujos pero con buen espacio y resuelve el tener un lugar para descansar tras un día ajetreado visitando Oaxaca en días de alto turismo. Buena ubicación justo antes de llegar a la zona de tráfico intenso. Deseo a San Antón pueda prevalecer ante la fuerte competencia que tiene en una ciudad cada vez más turística