My wife and I stayed a week in Casa Cid de Leon and loved it. We planned to stay only for a day or two because of the rather high price (for our budget), but we stayed much longer because the staff and the location were very convincing.
Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was very nice every day with home cooking (ask for the huevos a la mexicana) and pleasant service.
The owner is a poet and a very warm person. She has created a very welcoming atmosphere and her staff is very committed to make sure you are well pampered, informed, safe and go to the right restaurants and galleries in town. The beds were nice and soft. The decoration will not be to everbody's liking. Maybe a bit over the top, but we thought it went well with the whole atmosphere.
We had to rush back to Holland because a family member passed away. In these difficult circumstances the staff was most helpful in finding plane tickets during christmas time, brought us to the airport, created solutions. Extraordinary. It was like leaving old friends behind when we left.
On the down side, the bath rooms could be renovated and there was some noise from the street, but only shortly during rush hour. No real problem (I am sensitive to noise at night).
Do not expect your standard large 5 star hotel, but a small place in the center of town, luxurious with a lot of personal attention and with its own soul. I think some of the negative reviews are based on false expectations of some kind of Hilton atmosphere.
I have strongly recommended this place to my friends and will go back if I make it back to Oaxaca (ojala).
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cid De Leon Oaxaca