Quinta Real Oaxaca
Historical gem in the heart of the city offering colonial décor with modern comforts.
Located in the heart of this colonial city is the Quinta Real, the converted 16th-century Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena. The main square is just four blocks away. This historical gem is dotted with 400-year-old frescoes, ancient archways and intimate patio courtyards, offering colonial décor with modern comforts.
The rooms and suites of Quinta Real Oaxaca are each decorated in a Mexican colonial style and face either the interior garden areas or picturesque streets. There is a lovely swimming pool which occupies the whole of a second adjacent courtyard, and three restaurants including the original kitchen which is now the breakfast room.
What our clients say
There were many highlights: the beautiful beach on our first morning in Cancun, the boat ride among the flamingos at Celestun, the sight of the Magicians Pyramid at Uxmal and the climb up the Great Pyramid there ( although not the descent, which was very vertiginous!). We loved the city of Merida, and having a Sunday at leisure there was very well planned by Sophie. We walked the Paseo de Montejo, open only to bikes and pedestrians, visited the Museum of Anthropology, then had a late lunch in Santa Lucia park watching the locals dancing. Later we watched them again in the evening dancing opposite the Cathedral in Plaza Mayor. Great fun, we loved it all. We also has a fantastic visit to Ek Balam on our way to Tulum, which was one on our Mayan Archeological highlights.AF, Merriott
Most memorable experience: The friendliness of the Mexican peopleGW Chertsey
It is very difficult as pretty well everything was memorable, but if I have to pick something, then the boat trip along the river to Yaxchilan takes some beating. Weather, scenery, wildlife, excitement of a fast boat, and the archaeological surprises at the end ….RB, Eastleigh
"The tours provided were everything that we hoped, with the tour guides very good."GS, Rayleigh
Highlights 1. Cenotes at Cuzamá - horse drawn cart through countryside to reach them 2. Celestun - flamingoes, lobster and ceviche on the beach 3. Uxmal Ruins- less people than Chichen and no vendors everywhere 4. Tulum Sian Biosphere - walk through Muyil ruins to reach biosphere route to the boat which you hire to cross the lagoon to the the Lazy River floating through the lagoon in natural water currents - stunning...5. Food everywhere we went was amazing; Kind Mexican people esp the Mayans; clean loos (didn't expect it but was often surprised by how clean they were) 6. Hire car gave great flexibility - easy driving and no problems at all.VRR, Sittingbourne
The train from El Fuerte to Divisidero was great - good views with the ability to take photographs through open windows, good food, comfortable seats.JDL, St Neots
Our expert's view
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
This grand hotel in a converted monastery is a great base for a stay in Oaxaca. Right in town, it still manages to exude an air of tranquillity with its trees and fantastic outdoor pool. One of my favourites in town.
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