This is the second time I have stayed at Casa Palomita and it feels like home away from home! I love the charming walk to Santo Domingo and through the "calles" of Oaxaca. It is the best location for guests new to Oaxaca and those acquainted the magical city. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to stay in place and just relax in the lovely patio. Lu the house manager answered all and any of my questions. She is just a delight. Maria, the owner, has created a document for guests so they know the "best of the best" of Oaxaca. Well, now if am homesick for Oaxaca all over again. Thank goodness I have reservations for December! Can't wait to be at Casa Palomita once again!
As this was my third stay at Casa Palomita, I am going to cheat a little here and add comments from a previous review - because nothing has changed! Casa Palomita is the best! Can't imagine staying anywhere else while visiting Oaxaca. "The location is excellent, in a quiet and historical neighborhood a 20 minute walk from the zocalo. The house is beautifully designed and furnished (that's an understatement), including a fully furnished kitchen; Lu, the on-site manager, is delightful (that's an understatement) - always helpful, never intrusive. . . . One begins to feel a part of the neighborhood, greeting neighbors, buying basics at the local tienda and nearby market. La Casa is a perfect haven to awake to bird song, to return to tranquility at the end of days exploring." In previous visits, I had friends for company; this time I was solo, and loved every minute. Sometimes found it difficult to leave the quiet comfort of La Casa Palomita! I shall return!
Casa Palomita is a dream! The house is beautifully decorated, it's a work of art! It has everything you need, comfortable and very clean. Centrally located, about a 15 min walk to main attractions. I look forward to coming back!
What a perfect home away from home Casa Palomita is for anyone looking to enjoy the highlights of Oaxaca town (less than ten minute walk to Santo Domingo) as well as a little quiet away from the center of things. The house is decorated tastefully in local style with all the necessary amenities. It is located in a quiet, safe, residential area. We prefer avoiding the restrictions of hotel rooms and we also enjoy cooking some meals at home. So, Casa Palomita enabled us to do that with a well stocked and nicely sized kitchen. In the morning or evening, it was nice being able to enjoy the patio with the water fountain trickling in the background. It is spacious enough to accommodate a family or two couples. I would definitely stay there again on my trip to Oaxaca. It's a pleasure!
If you are looking for a spacious, well appointed, artistically designed, well equipped, and soulful house in a Oaxaca neighborhood, a ten minute walk from the city center, close enough for convenience, but away from the hectic scene, this is the place for you. Everything you need for everyday living, plus a housekeeper nearby to deal with any problems. A lovely neighborhood, with interesting cafes and small stores.
The house was perfect for two couples. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals. Located on a very quiet street, yet easy walk to the zocolo, restaurants and the main market. We also liked the layout of the house. The two bedrooms were on opposite sides (split plan) with the living room, dining room and kitchen in the middle....all on one floor. Both the owner, Maria, and the manager, Lu, were very helpful and Maria provided a very useful booklet. I would definitely return.