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Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles - Spa

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is a 15-20 min. taxi ride to Oaxaca city center (zocalo). The owners of Los Laureles are superb hoteliers, who offered appropriate suggestions for eating and enjoying the local scene. Location in San Felipe del Agua is quiet except for the fiesta patronal at the end of April & beginning of May. Hacienda made into a spa is like staying in a botanical paradise. Cuisine is very good. Beds comfy, place is clean. I'd do it again.

The Positive: 1. The grounds, gardens and pool are very well maintained and very nice. 2. The doorman / nightwatchman was exceptionally helpful with taxis. 3. Rooms are large, bed is comfortable and the cleaning service very good. The Negative: 1. The Hotel is getting dated and in need of Capital Expenditure. Showers are pretty old style - over a tub that is pretty deep. 2. Bathroom had a bit of leakage (uncertain as to wherefrom). 3. There is a bit of noise from plumbing and neighbouring rooms. 4. The restaurant. Not sure if anybody eats there, but we rarely saw guests there. Food was average at best. 5. Location - not in the city of Oaxaca and one is reliant on car/taxi to get into the center of town. This makes the lack in quality of the restaurant harder to bear.

A very nice hotel with a wonderful garden, friendly and efficient staff and pleasant room and restaurant. The hotel is located in the north part of Oaxaca, the center is accessible by public bus or a taxi.

It is a pleasure to write a review when you only have good things to write and, luckily, this is the case here. I've spent 5 days at the Hacienda Los Laureles a couple of weeks ago, attending a professional seminar that took place there. My room was in the second floor. It was spacious and had a large and beautiful balcony facing the central hotel garden. We were provided meals at the hotel's restaurant and the food was also very good. What stood out most in this hotel, however, is the exceptional service that we've consistently received from the staff in the reception, restaurant, room maintenance - everwhere in the hotel: staff were polite, professional, and quickly responded to any question/request that we had. As one small example - in the restaurant, our glasses were filled so quickly by the waiters (without our asking), that I don't think we ever got a chance to see their bottom... One thing I should note is that the hotel is very close to a church where marriage ceremonies are conducted from time to time, and these ceremonies can be quite noisy. It didn't bother me much, though. In summary, my stay was enjoyable and so I am glad to give this hotel a warm recommendation.

Nice hotel, beautiful garden, amazingly nice people. They helped us organize tours and were extremely competent. The wifi worked very well too. One slight glitch: the gym room is really poor. Fortunately, There is a park close by where one could go running and even use some machines.

The city of Oaxaca is my preferred one in Mexico. In fact, the late British neurologist Oliver Sachs wrote a book on his trip to this city. It blends colorful colonial buildings with enigmatic archeological sites. Among the former, the church of Santo Domingo stands out. From the latter, my favorite is Monte Albán, a world heritage site. In the city, there is a handful of hotels that stand out, but without a doubt, Hacienda Los Laureles is my favorite. Nonetheless, it is important to understand its advantages and disadvantages. Sitting next to San Felipe Mountains. It is away from the rush of downtown, and it takes you a short 10 minute car ride to get there. It has a striking garden, with a large selection of plant life. One of its highlights, is its exquisite cuisine. They have an in-house chef. You can indulge yourself by trying all kinds of Oaxaca dishes. In addition, it has a nice spa, where you can try all types of massages. I have found two disadvantages. It is small hotel (20+ rooms). Thus, for example, its restaurant is not open 24 hours, which I understand might be a must for some guests. In addition, its gym needs improvement. But other than that, it is my kind of place.

We were very happy to have a week staying here for a conference. The garden is beautiful, the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff are wonderful -friendly and very helpful at all times. Getting a taxi into the centre is inexpensive, so to stay out a little is relaxing and very pleasant.

The hotel is quite far from the downtown, but it has a very pretty ambiance with beautiful greens and views of the nearby hills. The service was excellent, both at the front desk and at the restaurant. Jesus in the restaurant was absolutely amazing by helping me find food that fit in my severe dietary restrictions. The restaurant was also very knowledgeable about what foods were safe for foreigners to eat, and only served water and ice that came from a bottle. Some negatives, which are likely common for the region, were that the windows did not have screens, nor did they close very well (so not good at drowning out noise). I was put in room 106 which did not have air conditioning either (although I heard most rooms did have AC). The room itself was very spacious, with a sitting area and a lowered bedroom area, and very large bathroom with soaking tub. Each morning I was awoken by strange loud noises that sounded like something being dragged or banged along the sidewalk outside. But it was very quiet most through the night. I would stay there again, but would have to request a room with AC.

Visually, it is a very nice hotel. Lush gardens, big rooms with huge old style beds etc. However, when it comes to the amenities it falls badly. The "pool" is the size of a large bathtub, the "gym" is a very small room containing just two machines, both broken, not even free weights. Internet is slow to a non-functional level and the staff speak very limited English and give an "only doing their job" feel.

When my five day stay here was over, I didn't want to leave. The property itself is absolutely breathtaking - easily the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at. The building and the mature, perfectly manicured landscaping are both gorgeous. The hotel is in a classic Mexican style and is extremely well-maintained. Rooms are comfortable with modern amenities, deep bathtubs, and excellent climate control. The food was fresh and delicious. As great as the hotel and its amenities are, they are even exceeded by the staff. The staff is accessible, friendly, and helpful. While maintaining professionalism, they make you feel like family. They looked after our every comfort, provided much helpful information for local sightseeing, and were warm and welcoming throughout. I had the most interaction with Victor and Guillermo, who I am so grateful to, but really, every staff member helped make our stay here special. On our last day, my daughter asked if we could move to Mexico.

Hidalgo 21 Oaxaca OAX

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in San Felipe del Agua within a short walk of Amigos del Sol, Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles - Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Fountain of the Seven Regions. This 3.5-star hotel has 23 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Also near this Oaxaca hotel are Chachacual and Magic Falls.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Cipreses, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to noon.


Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles - Spa's 23 rooms provide minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Rooms also include free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles - Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 112 reviews