What a wonderful experience I had staying at Al Sol. I rented an apartment there for two months while studying Spanish in Oaxaca and was very happy with it!! I met the most wonderful people there too, many of whom I can now call friends.
The apartments are all studios with en suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. They are all unique and beautiful with high quality furnishings in the modern Mexican style. Each has a different floor plan, so take a look and find the one that's perfect for you. There is a wonderful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the sunset views over Oaxaca, have a party, dine al fresco or swing in the hammock. There is weekly maid service and Luisa keeps all the apartments absolutely spotless.
The apartment complex is on the south east side of the centre in a quiet neighbourhood with a market, supermarket, corner store and tortelleria close by. The Zocolo is only 15mins walk and there are plenty of restaurants nearby as well.
But I can't discuss Al Sol properly without mentioning the landlady, Veronica. Nothing is too much trouble for Veronica; she goes out of her way to make her guests feel comfortable and at home. I needed a mosquito net, the next day I had one. Another guest injured her ankle, Veronica did her shopping. For 3 months. She is always happy, friendly and smiling and speaks excellent English if your grasp of Spanish isn't so good and is very patient with you when you do want to speak with her in Spanish.
Oaxaqueños say that if you eat chapulines (fried grasshoppers) you will return to Oaxaca. Well I ate them (at one of many fiestas at Al Sol), so I guess I'm going back. And the first person I'm going to call is Veronica!