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“Oasis of tranquility”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Azul

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Hotel Azul
Ranked #15 of 113 Hotels in Oaxaca
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29 reviews
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“Oasis of tranquility”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Interior design is everywhere here. Rooms of this beautiful hotel are clear, clean, spacious, with nice beds and pillows, and large windows opening to the patio. This means you don't have much privacy with your beautiful wooden windows opened. Bathroom is also of excellent taste and offers a good shower. Complimentary hat and shawl are a nice touch (and you will be grateful under the burning sun outside!)
Breakfast is ok, but a bit bellow oaxaca's average. Food is so good in this city that you end up willing to eat out all the time!
Azul is not in the very central streets of the town, but it very well located, a walking distance to all the city's attractions. Taxis are cheap and abundant in case you want a ride back to the hotel.

Silence and tranquility dictate the atmosphere inside hotel azul and sometimes you feel like there is no one else around.

Staff is kind and very helpful. I was really happy with this choice and would definitely come back here!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear guest,

On behalf of the entire staff I would like to thank you for your kind comments and for choosing the Hotel Azul for your last stay in Oaxaca.

We are glad that we met your expectations and hope to welcome you back in a near future.

Best regards,
Hotel Azul de Oaxaca
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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This hotel is modern but maintains the feel of beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico perfectly. The room was comfortable, the restaurant had great food, and the staff was professional and friendly. They made me feel so at home during my stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Dear Tam,
Thank you very much for your kind comments and for choosing the Hotel Azul for your stay in Oaxaca. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards from the entire team at the Hotel Azul de Oaxaca
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

I had my wedding here in December and it was absolutely fabulous! The venue exceeded my expectations, the personnel are lovely, and the manager is always willing to help. My family and friends and I booked out most of the hotel for a few days and everyone felt pampered and really enjoyed their stay. The rooms are very nice and funky, and the suites are spacious and arty. The food is superb and the hotel is in a very convenient location.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear S+A,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you and your families with us and a great honor being part of this special day.

On behalf of the entire team at the Hotel Azul we wish your all the best and a happy married life.

Warm regards,
Friederike
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

I *loved* my stay here. I extended it twice and was genuinely sad to leave. My room was spacious, super comfortable, with plenty of storage, a great shower and wifi. Room service was great and it was nice to come back from a day exploring and find fresh fruit, chocolates and water every night.

The included breakfasts were amazing, in fact the hotels restaurant was amazing in general. Super accommodating (they'd take my protein powder and add it to smoothies for me for example), delicious and adventurous in their cuisine.

The location is perfect, a quick walk to the Zocalo and all the main sights, and there happens to be a gym on the street behind the hotel where you can work out for $100 pesos casual fee. The cafe a couple doors down makes great shakes as well.

All the staff were the best, they went to extra mile, always smiling, friendly and helpful.

I've traveled reasonably extensively through Mexico and South America to make comparisons and I can't recommend this place enough, I totally loved it and I hope to come back one day!

Thank you so much Hotel Azul for a memorable stay.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Dear Mr. Richie,
Thank you very much for choosing the Hotel Azul for your stay in Oaxaca. It was a pleasure and honor having you as our guest and I appreciate your kind words which I have shared with our entire team.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future to Oaxaca and the Hotel Azul!

Best regards,
Friederike Schaefer-Wildenberg
General Manager
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

We took three rooms for Xmas. It was a superb idea. The rooms are neat and spacious. The ktchen is one of the bests in Oaxaca. The only problem are the windows that shoud have been better designed. If you open them you are totally exposed. Typical architect's mistake.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back courtyard are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear guest,

On behalf of the entire team I would like to thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure and honor to have you has our guests.

We wish you and your family a very merry christmas.

Hotel Azul de Oaxaca
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Located just a few blocks away from Santo Domingo, we enjoyed our 2 night stay. The rooms are spacious and the beds are so comfortable! We loved the terrace and other amenities such as the restaurant and computer room/library. The rooms can be a bit dark but they are well equipped with modern tv, iphone/ipod dock, new a/c unit, and good pressure shower. The property is definitely quiet and the staff is very friendly. The hotel is designed beautifully- contemporary modern and located on a vibrant street with great restaurants (right across the street), shops, and museums.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear Veronica,
On behalf of the entire team of the Hotel Azul I would like to thank you for staying with us and for your kind comments.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the near future to your "home away from home".

Warm regards from Oaxaca!
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Orizaba, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

My family stayed here for a week before my wedding, the ceremony of which was held in the gorgeous courtyard of Hotel Azul. Friederike, the general manager of the hotel, went so far out of her way to be accommodating, it was unreal. We chose this hotel as it is the only hotel I contacted in the city that was willing to work with us for wheelchair accessibility. She bought ramps and a special shower chair for us, consulting with us on the latter to make sure it was going to work. They also were willing to install shower bars, which we didn't end up needing. Also, Friederike took care of ALL of the paperwork for our legal ceremony and even found us a judge and took care of some problems we had post-wedding. She is beyond lovely.

We also had many last minute changes and problems with missed flights and cancelations and Mayra was great in helping us out and figuring out how to make everything work. We really appreciated it.

The hotel itself is very beautiful. I didn't actually stay here myself but I did use my grandmother's room to get dressed for the wedding and it was very comfortable and clean.

Thank you again for helping make our wedding day perfect!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Kimtee12
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Hotel Azul d, Gerente at Hotel Azul, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Dear Kim,
Thank you so much for your kind words!!
It was so lovely having you and your family and I appreciate all your trust.
The entire team of the Hotel Azul wishes you, Miguel and Charlotte all the best and we hope to see you again here in Oaxaca.

Con mucho cariño,
Friederike
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Property: Hotel Azul
Address: Calle Mariano Abasolo Centro 313, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 113 Hotels in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Azul 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Azul is a different concept of a boutique hotel in the city of Oaxaca . While following a contemporary line in its structure and design, it also preserves the warmth of Oaxaca by providing an atmosphere created carefully in detail by local artisans. One of the features that makes Hotel Azul unique is the close connection it has with the art, culture, design and gastronomy of the city, allowing guests an unmatched experience within the property. The suites have been intervened entirely by 4 of the most renowned artists of the state: Francisco Toledo, Ruben Leyva, Jose Villalobos, Luis Zárate and the collective Fríjol Parado. The interiorism is by Héctor Esrawe, one of the nation's leading designers. The graphic design by the young creative company Sociedad Anónima. The building was conditioned by Tres Manos Arquitectura firm, led by Architect Farid Cruz López. Also a distinguishing characteristic of the space , is the cuisine offering diners unique recipes with pre-Hispanic elements and personalized service that will make you feel at home ... more   less 
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