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Hotel Abu
Ranked #57 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Hotel Abu is in a great location, the breakfast is delicious, and the hotel is kept very clean. The shampoo, hand cream, soap, and a small water bottle are complimentary - but a slightly larger water bottle with the number 30 printed on the cap is not free. The 30 on the cap indicates that it costs 30 pesos ($2.40). A gallon of bottled water costs much less than that in a store around the corner. My husband and I stayed in Hotel Abu 9 nights. We didn't complain that water was not left in the room each day because we regularly bought water at the nearby store. We were charged for 6 bottles of water when we checked out - even though only 4 had been left in the room. I know that food and drink in a refrigerator are not free, but our room did not have a refrigerator. We suggested the hotel leave a sign that the water is not free!

Room Tip: None of the rooms are quiet because of street or patio noise, but when people don't talk in the...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to Oaxaca for our anniversary...booked this hotel based on your reviews and the price.
I can tell you that the Location is more than perfect...everything is 3 blocks away.
The only "con" with this hotel is that the rooms have vents in the windows so you basically hear everything like it is inside your room...our first room was next to the stairs so the first night we slept close to nothing...BUT the people from the front desk were awesome and moved us to the 3rd floor literally at the corner...problem solved.
If you are looking for a great value, location, price, service and cleanliness BOOK this hotel!

Best room is 308

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Abu hotel has an excellent location in the city center. This street connects you with most of the points of interest in the city. The room was absolutely clean,but with a little musty odor. The personnel at the front desk provide information in case you need it. Very quiet at night to sleep.Wi- Fi is free.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

The hotel is located in downtown Oaxaca... just in the middle of the two most important points : Zocalo & Sto Domingo.
Very clean hotel, great service although a little bit expensive. a little noisy when other guest arrive to their rooms (hallways) but if you don't mind a little bit of noise, this is perfect for you.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank NROS76
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Beautiful building, central location, helpful staff. It's lovely, it's modern (with up-to-date bathrooms) but has the courtyard architecture. I stayed with a small group and we all enjoyed the accommodations for the most part. Would I stay there again? Yes and no...

Yes if I needed a nice, clean hotel room with no surprises and didn't care about the price. The bathroom area is small but up-to-date - what you would expect in a new, efficient hotel in Europe. Electricity is driven by placing your room card in the slot.

Also, the location is fabulous - right around the corner from Cafe Brujula, and <10 minute walk to Santo Domingo or the Zocalo. The wifi is great and there is plenty of room to spread out at the tables in the courtyard when looking at cameras and computers with your colleagues.

No, because I think there are better prices to be had with a more traditional feel. The breakfast is good (not going to win any awards) but doesn't vary much from day to day. The rooms are efficient & comfortable but the beds take up most of the room - you're not going to hang out in the room. Keep in mind I typically like B&Bs.

With respect to traffic, it is one of the quieter hotels - the challenge is the airy, 3 or 4 stories tall courtyard. There was a group of guests who were talking loudly to each other from different floors one night. More than one of our group made calls to the front desk (which is on the other side of a wall from the courtyard).

Room Tip: I stayed in a room on the 3rd floor at the back. With the courtyard, I'm not sure it made a dif...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank JacqueGrace
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

My husband and I booked this hotel last minute.
When we arrived our first impression was this is great.
We booked using Expedia / Tripadvisor and had booked for 4 nights. ABU had our booking as 3 nights. After some back and forth they amended our booking.
Our room was tiny. Hardly enough room for a suitcase and backpack.
However the king size bed makes up for that.
The bed was so comfy with great pillows.
It's a very very noisy hotel. There were lots of children staying as it was school holidays and due to the layout of hotel we could hear every noise they made!
The location is great, right in the middle of town and right near a pedestrian only street.
Very safe to walk around at night.
In room safe, small towels, but extremely clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank littlenells
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Stayed here with a small group for the Day of the Dead festival this year, and really enjoyed the property. Pleasant desk staff, the wi fi was good, rooms well appointed. Easy walk to restaurants and everything Oaxaca has to offer. One interesting thing: your lights turn on/off by placing your room key into a slot on the wall. At first I thought we were without power until I figured it out. Only thing I would suggest is add more plugs in the rooms for laptops, small appliances etc. and the meeting rooms with tend to get very crowded with people and their laptops etc.

Room Tip: There is an elevator although it is small. I think any room at this hotel would be just fine.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Murguia #104 Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Price Range: £43 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Abu 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Abu combines the simplicity of the stone quarry with a unique design for guests to sit in a nice place, just half a block from the tourist walkway of the city of Oaxaca offers hosting service where each of our rooms have the comfort that people need to make your stay a unique and unforgettable moment! ... more   less 
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