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Los Olivos Spa

3.0 out of 5.0

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No internet, no privacy, no AC, coarse staff, sketchy neighborhood. I travel all over Mexico and this should be a $35/night hotel. Hotel Mision Los Angeles is a much better option. No privacy: to get airflow, you have to open the window. Every single person that walked by looked right in my room. Ridiculous not to have AC at a $65/night hotel. Tiny room - the "closet" is in the bathroom. Many tourists will not feel safe in this neighborhood. Spa? Screaming kids everywhere. Not exactly relaxing.

The 100% vegetarian restaurant at the Los Olivos Spa and Hotel is wonderful. We are vegetarians, and we had to really dig to find this spot. TripAdvisor needs to add this restaurant. Fortunately one of our guides knew about this place and recommended it to us. They serve all day and have special times when its like a buffet and that is a great bargain. We ordered off the menu and it was great. Its a little farther out from the historical district, but if you are vegetarian, you will appreciate this place.

Located at 5 minutes by car (30-40 min. by foot) from downtown- The hotel offers a place for relaxation and healthy choices with the spa, (beauty parlor, massages, jacuzzi & temazcal) I would like it to have a juice & smoothie bar too. The vegetarian restaurant offers breakfast buffet and Mexican dishes for lunch and dinner. The coffee is delicious as it should be the in Oaxaca.

I moved to this Hotel from "La Casona de dos Patios" in the downtown historic center. I regretted my move and I will tell you why. This location is not near anything of walking distance, other than a Supermarket. The restaurant was extremely slow, I waited nearly 25 minutes for a cappuccino two days in a row and when I asked for espresso the second day, they said that had none, so, I am now wondering how they made the cappuccino?! It was was good, but, the long wait left me too disturbed to enjoy it when it arrived. My room, 132, nearest the pool, had no A/C as I knew ahead of time but what made matters worse, the ceiling fan was useless for directing air to the bed. I was able to roll my "wheeled bed" under the the fan, but still, it was a unique kind of fan in that, even on max speed, would not extinguish a light flame on a candle. Also, if wifi is important to you as it is to me, check out the signal all over the room. I had to go to the pool to make video calls or to stream videos and even then it was poor.

Hotel was just a short walk from where our son was staying in Oaxaca, which was a great bonus for us. Rooms comfortable and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Stayed for a week, then went on a road trip, then returned for just one night before our departure. First room we stayed in was very dark, and looked out onto a wall (base of staircase) - Needed to have light on all the time. Although the hotel had some lovely gardens, we couldn't see them from our room at all. We were surprised to find that not only did the hotel not serve alcohol: they didn't permit it on the premises either. Could find nothing about this in the information about Los Olivos. Very good breakfast, with lots of delicious choices! Ate at the hotel once in the evening. Quite austere dining room with fluorescent lights and bare tables: not very welcoming. We preferred eating in the city centre, where there are some excellent restaurants. City centre easily and cheaply reached by bus or taxi.

This hotel is located just outside downtown Oaxaca, near to the road to Monte Alban. Nice garden and spa. Rooms are spacious, the furniture is basic. Beds are just fine. The restaurant is very good and opens till late. The staff was very friendly. Very good value for money.

This is a restaurant review. I couldn't figure out how to be the first one to write a restaurant review, so I'm leaving it under the hotel. I'd say this Sunday buffet is the best vegetarian meal in town. I'd prefer it to be vegan, but they seem to be catering to the Mexican preference for cheese. Also, I wish I understood the dishes better- for example, which sauce goes with which dish. There's a learning curve! I wish I could eat this buffet every day.

if there is anything good to say- the staff are nice and friendly, in addition to this, the quality of this hotel is horrible... we chose this hotel one week before the check in date because it was the cheapest hotel left, and the online photos looks very nice. when we arrived, we were very disappointed, nothing looks like the photos, remote location, dirty, simple and crude room(sheet and towel are especially dirty), old TV, very noisy, Mosquitoes, and expensive price compare to its quality

Fooled by the nice pictures on as well as the opportunity to enjoy relaxing spa-facilities we booked 4 days at Los Olivos. However, we soon came to regret this due to more reasons. 1) The hotel is extremely noisy. One thing is that the walls are paper-thin, another is that the hotel staff starts up with very noisy activities at 7 in the morning. Laughing and talking just outside the rooms, sweeping with a stiff broom on rocky-parts, rolling trolleys around on bumpy paths etc. Sadly, this is not all. During our stay we experienced a) that maintenance workers started extremely noisy work at as early as 7 in the morning - ripping out bricks and tiles slamming hammers into walls and floor as well as using of power tools. This heavily influenced the comfort of the hotel and ruined sleep for us! b) The hotel keeps cats that cries and fights every night making extreme noise and discomfort due to the unpleasant sounds. These experiences are just plane unbelievable to us and thus we can conclude that we leave this hotel tired, unrested and unhappy. In the following some other areas of interest is shortly covered. 2) The hotel staff (half of them friendly) showed poor knowledge of the area and sights around Oaxaca. Thus we acted on poor advise and found us spending many hours in a car for almost no reason. 3) The distance to the city-center (the Zocalo) is app. 10 minutes by taxi and equivalent longer by foot. The price pr. taxi is about 35/40 pesos. 4) The hotel only has few and rather poor facilities. The restaurant is not good at all and actually quite expensive. Especially compared to the cheap and nice alternatives just around the corner. An important aspect here is, that although you pay to stay at the hotel you still have to pay for the Spa-faciilities, which are not cheap at all. This was very disappointing to us. Summing up on the above we cannot recommend Los Olivos to anyone and especially not, when we know that there are much better hotel alternatives in Oaxaca. We stayed 1 night at Hotel Fortin to almost the same prize (incl. a great breakfast at H. Fortin!). We tried to cancel our pre-booked rooms at Los Olivos (we had already stayed there one night), but experienced that we could not get a refund. Everything was much, much better at the other hotel and we later learned that much better alternatives were available at almost the same price in Oaxaca. Don not book your Oaxaqueñian nights at Los Olivos Spa. You will be disappointed.

This hotel is often advertised as "5 mins" from the downtown -- perhaps by car. It's a 40 minute walk. The hotel is on a very busy thoroughfare and the rooms are constructed with slat windows, meaning noise (and everything else) leaks in. I found the staff and other guests quite noisy. The desk staff were not unfriendly, but not entirely welcoming either. There is very little English spoken by staff. The restaurant is quite good and the "yoga institute" is worth a visit, although all classes are in Spanish. The spa is lovely, but if you're headed all the way to Oaxaca on vacation, do yourself a favor and stay in town at a lovely restored colonial house and book a massage -- not a room -- at this place.

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Hotel highlights

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

Auditorio Guelaguetza is within a mile (2 km) of Los Olivos Spa, and other popular sites like Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Basilica are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3-star hotel has 70 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in central Oaxaca and also close to Rufino Tamayo Museum and Monte Alban.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to noon. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


All 70 recently renovated accommodations feature living rooms. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Private yards, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Los Olivos Spa offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 88 reviews