Casa Oaxaca is an 18th-century colonial house in the heart of Oaxaca, which has been completely remodelled to create an oasis of tasteful calm. The hotel also has one of the city's finest restaurants - a temple to the inventive cuisine of Oaxaca.
At a Glance
Fabulously inventive cuisine in the hotel restaurant
An oasis of tasteful art and artifacts
The hotel organizes some great tours in Oaxaca that go beyond the surface
Beautiful swimming pool and gardens
Very professional and friendly service
Casa Oaxaca has a distinctly Mediterranean feel and is otherwise known as Oaxaca’s art hotel due to the many paintings and craftwork by local artists on display in each room.
There are seven exquisitely designed traditional rooms providing a unique experience of contemporary Oaxacan culture. Five of these are in the main house, which all lead on to a pretty central courtyard with vibrant local plants, and there are two further rooms in an annexe by the swimming pool. The hotel also has one of Oaxaca's finest restaurants, no mean feat in a city famed for its cuisine. Here you can enjoy inventive dishes such as rack of lamb in a pineapple and vanilla sauce and venison tamales with mole (pronounced mo-lay).
Casa Oaxaca not only makes a great base for exploring wonderful Oaxaca, but is also a lovely place to relax. Choose from a variety of traditional massages, steam and herbal baths, or enjoy a private yoga class. The hotel can also arrange a number of interesting tours that allow you to get beneath the city's skin. Join a market tour and cooking class with one of Casa Oaxaca’s chefs, go shopping at one of Oaxaca’s famous handicrafts markets, or visit local artisan studios.
Casa Oaxaca has seven rooms and suites set around the gardens, patios and pool area. The rooms are divided into Deluxe Rooms, Club rooms and Junior Suites and are either interior or exterior facing. They have been carefully designed to retain the original character of the property and most feature huge beams, stucco walls, native Oaxacan handicrafts and bathrooms with beautiful Mexican tiles.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the Casa Oaxaca. There are no formal children's facilities or activities available, although cots and babysitting can easily be arranged upon request at the hotel.
The Casa Oaxaca has a lovely outdoor heated pool, surrounded by gardens, patios and graceful arches. The El Refectorio restaurant serves typical Oaxacan specialties together with continental dishes and there are two bars, Las Novicias and Las Bugambilias, with a candlelit patio, perfect for relaxing a glass of wine or a cocktail after a day strolling round the city.
Casa Oaxaca is perfect for exploring the colonial city of Oaxaca, whose cobbled streets are lined with beautiful buildings and churches. Oaxaca has become renowned for its superb and imaginative cuisine and no visit would be complete without trying out some of the fabulous restaurants and perhaps taking a cooking class. Visits can also be made further to the impressive ruins of Monte Alban and to local villages with colorful markets and handicrafts.
Location & Directions
Casa Oaxaca is located in the city of Oaxaca, 500km south of Mexico City.
When to go
Oaxaca and the surrounding highlands have a temperate climate, and daytime temperatures generally remain warm all year round. Nights can be pleasantly cool in summer (June-October), but in the winter you’ll be glad there are blankets and fires in the rooms. Nestling in front of an open log fire can be very romantic - just bear in mind the nightly drop in temperature when you book your trip. The rainy season lasts from June to September.