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Built in 1576, Quinta Real Oaxaca was formerly a convent, before being taken over and turned into municipal offices at the height of political turmoil in 1862. Restoration began in 1972, under the watchful eye of The National Institute of Anthropology and History, with the beautiful frescoes restored by experts, and artistic treasures repaired.
Quinta Real Oaxaca is located in the heart of the town, just a short walk from the historical centre. The hotel sits within beautiful gardens, with terraces, arches and fountains creating a romantic setting in which to relax.
Restoration efforts have been sympathetic to the original design of the convent, and as such, no two rooms are the same. Each of the 91 guestrooms are air-conditioned, and decorated in a classic colonial style, with views of the gardens, or historical Oaxaca. Some of the suites also have private balconies, overlooking the courtyards.
El Refectorio restaurant serves both local specialities and international dishes, within a colonial style dining setting. Guests can also enjoy meals al fresco in the pretty courtyard, whilst the breakfast room is situated in the original convent kitchen. Quinta Real also boasts an outdoor swimming pool in one of the courtyards, a hot tub, and a bar.
Why we love it
Quinta Real has got to be one of the most characterful properties in Oaxaca, if not the whole of Mexico!