Casa de los Frailes
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- Casa de los FrailesFirst to ReviewNov 29, 2012
You will quickly realize that the hotel's owners really, really like angels. They're everywhere, so don't stay here if you have a phobia of all things heavenly. This 14-room inn practically neighbors the 17th-century Santo Domingo church and is a perfect base for your explorations of Oaxaca. Besides the angels, the hotel is decorated with religious artwork from other parts of Mexico (Casa de los Frailes translates to "House of the Friars"). From the bright yellow facade to the art and flowerpots dotting the hotel, this place feels bright and cheerful throughout. The rooms are clean and well-stocked, with safes, coffee makers and irons. For a sunnier experience, ask for one of the six rooms with windows. Fitness centers are rare in Oaxaca hotels, but Casa de los Frailes has three exercise machines on its rooftop terrace, so you can ride the stationary bike while gazing at Santo Domingo and the Oaxaca hills.
- Casa de los FrailesNov 22, 2012
The first thing I noticed about Casa de los Frailes Hotel, which means House of the Friars Hotel, is the angel-themed art everywhere. Ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photographs and metal objects hanging from the ceiling combine to make this triple-level 14-room hotel look more like a bed and breakfast in someone's adorable family home. The blue-and-yellow rooms are comfortable, with a king bed or two double beds, night stands, a desk and chair, a dresser, a flat-screened TV, an iron and pretty tiled bathrooms with free bottled water, mini hair dryers, soap and shampoo. There's WiFi throughout the hotel, but only six rooms have windows, so – if you want one – request it when booking. Several patios offer plenty of outdoor seating, while the shady lower courtyard serves a free continental breakfast. The rooftop terrace even includes a tiny gym (with two exercise bikes and one weight machine) and lounge chairs.