John Noble – Lonely Planet author
The Azucenas is a well-run, small, Canadian-owned hotel in a beautifully restored century-old house, all arranged on two floors around a pretty, central patio. Its staff is friendly and professional. The 10 impeccably clean, nonsmoking rooms are cool and prettily designed, with ample bathrooms. Fabulous views open out from the lovely roof terrace, with its Gaudí-esque 1930s mosaic plant pots – look across the rooftops to Oaxaca’s many church domes, with the pre-Hispanic city of Monte Albán lining the horizon. This is the setting for a good buffet breakfast (not included in room rates, but inexpensive) and for the free coffee and tea available all day; there’s an honor bar for beer and soft drinks too. The neighborhood is a fairly peaceful one except when there are festivities going on around the nearby Basílica de la Soledad. www.lonelyplanet.com/hotelazucenas
Fodor’s Travel Intelligence
“This intimate hotel occupies a charmingly restored old home near the Basilica de la Soledad. You can spot that church and at least half a dozen others from the plant-filled terrace. The most private room is secluded on the second floor. The others are just as cozy, but one has a skylight rather than a window. Ask for a tiny tele (TV) at the reception desk if you can’t bear to miss the evening news.” www.fodors.com/hotelazucenas
Eyewitness Travel Guide
Opened in 2000, the Azucenas combines family hospitality and historic charm. The building is turn-of-the-century colonial style, with a handsome central patio surrounded by rooms. Small, attractive rooms with dark wood matching furniture and Mexican touches. Rooftop garden terrace. www.dk.com
Thanks so much for everything this year. As usual, it was a pleasure being at the Azucenas. The superb quality of the staff and service is a nice reflection of your positive and easy going attitude and attention to detail. It always feels like home, and it’s always great when participants tell me how much they enjoyed it. While Oaxaca has tremendous things to offer in terms of nature, food, art, history, etc., what I and my clients love best is the people, including everyone at the Azucenas.
- Mark Pretti Nature Tours, L.L.C., Hereford, Arizona, USA
To all the staff at Hotel Azucenas, we thank you for such a lovely stay. Mario has been especially helpful which allowed us to experience an amazing place on so many levels. We’d also like to thank you for the staff’s help in reserving many of the things your hotel recommends. Our trip is one to remember.
- Sincerely Janine and Maurilio
The Hotel Azucenas has turned out to be a gem of a hotel. We stayed for 2 ½ weeks and it was outstanding. The staff is sweet, helpful and always available. They have wireless (for your iphone) & a laptop for internet access. It is quiet at night. The upstairs terrace is a delight – for the wonderful, simple breakfasts, coffee, or reading under the umbrellas. It is located very near the zocalo & Santo Domingo plaza. Everything in the colonial section is within walking distance. Entirely affordable. An excellent hotel!!
- Dr. Charles Vella & family; San Francisco, California, USA
Donna’s advice on getting the best out of Oaxaca and surroundings made all the difference to our stay here. Thanks for everything, and to your most friendly staff. Adios. Au revoir.
- Reford & Natalie; Westmount, Quebec, Canada
We have been “roaming” around Mexico, with no plans, for 2 months. We have come here last – and fly home to Scotland from here today. Your hotel has been a lovely place to end up in – friendly, clean, comfortable, with lots of character. He have felt it has been good value – all the things we love, without all the things you don’t want – perfect! Thank you for such a nice end to our trip.
- Arlene & Coli, Scotland