Hacienda Los Laureles Features
Hacienda Los Laureles offers a secluded ambiance. Its location in the San Felipe del Agua area on the outskirts of Oaxaca city ensures guests can enjoy quiet and tranquility upon their return from sightseeing excursions. The main building of the hotel is a hacienda-style construction dating from the early 1900s and has wooden beams and roofed walkways surrounding the garden. The hotel has a gourmet restaurant, Los Cipreses, a full service spa, Le Petit Spa, as well as a temazcal and swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
I have been familiar with Hacienda Los Laureles for several years, living as I do in Oaxaca, and I attended a perfectly lovely garden party there several years ago. However, I was always hesitant to recommend it because of its distance from the Oaxaca city center. After a stay there -- my husband and I enjoyed a romantic (kid-free!) getaway to celebrate our anniversary -- I concede that the hotel has won me over. I can definitely see why visitors to Oaxaca would choose to stay here. The gardens are beautiful and lovingly tended by the owner, and bird watchers will be happy to notice the many species of birds that can be spotted. The food at the restaurant is excellent. The quiet tranquility that you will find here is a scarce commodity in Oaxaca and will allow you to enjoy a wonderful night's rest after busy days exploring the city and neighboring villages.
Guest Rooms at the Hacienda Los Laureles
Dining at the Hacienda Los Laureles
I had two great meals at Hacienda Los Laureles' restaurant, Los Cipreses. My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner for two. We were delighted when we went to dinner and found a path strewn with rose petals and lined with candles lighting the path to a secluded table set for two. It was a delightful dinner and all of the dishes in our four-course meal were superb. Chef Horacio Reyes does a great job, and even if you're not staying at the Hacienda Los Laureles, a meal at Los Cipreses restaurant is well worth the visit.
The Bottom Line: The Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles is ideal for a romantic getaway, but is also great for a family vacation. Its location outside of the city center allows you to enjoy a tranquil stay away from the sound of traffic, but close enough to enjoy all of Oaxaca's attractions.
Contact the Hacienda Los Laureles
Fax: +52 951 501 5301
Address: Hidalgo 21, C.P. 68020, Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico.
Web Site: Hacienda Los Laureles