After staying at 3 different B&Bs, some of which are ranked on the top of the list, and visiting 10 more, I came running back to the Casa Colonial and only once I was there I felt like I had arrived in Oaxaca. There is no other place in the historical center of Oaxaca, hotel or B&B, where you will find that much space for your use in a beautiful garden setting. All the rooms at the Casa Colonial are spotless clean and open to the garden or the large veranda, and none of them are stuffy or musty. All rooms have a small desk, but there is really no reason you would be confined to your room here, unless to sleep.
Casa Colonial, recommended by friends who spent a month there, is not for tourists seeking hotels with big screen televisions and cocktail lounges. CC was essentially a large jungle-like garden ringed by modest but beautiful casitas and connected guest rooms, a lovely dining room and kitchen, library and classic terrazo walkways. Not fancy but well maintained and very clean, CC has a personable, cheerful and helpful staff. I can't imagine staying anywhere else next time we are in Oaxaca.
-P.S., Austin, Texas
We randomly picked this property and arrived at 1am in the night not expecting much...and boy were we were pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful, well maintained property run by some really wonderful people. Had a great week long stay there in July 2012. The rooms are charming with comfy beds. The common areas are well decorated with local folk art. After a day of walking around and exploring , it was always great to return to this tranquil garden oasis.
Thank you all for making my first trip to Mexico one of the most memorable trips of my life!! It could not have been ANY better!!! I already want to go back!The room at Casa Colonial was a paradise amongst an amazing city with so much to offer. I had no idea what I was in for on my first trip, everyday was an adventure and the whole trip changed my life. The Casa Colonial was a big part of the enjoyment, I had privacy, beauty and comfort. The delicious breakfasts in the morning were an extra delight that was so appreciated to start my day. The staff is a delight and cheerful. They love what they do there and it shows.
-Cherrie L, California
My son and I really enjoyed our time at the Casa Colonial Oaxaca! It was a wonderful stay – Jane has created a lovely, luxurious green and friendly environment behind the pink/ purple doors opening onto the city streets. Amado was the best host ever and helped us make all of the arrangements that we wanted to visit both the city and outside of the city. Oaxaca was both safe and pleasant. We walked around everywhere, including at night, without a problem, and ate in both nice restaurants and also from the street stalls, with equal pleasure. . I should also mention that the breakfasts were delicious and the room very clean, with beautiful fresh flowers and mineral water. Our taxis were punctual and courteous. Cannot recommend more.
-Sherry S, Washington D.C.
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New York Times
I just returned from a week's stay at the Casa Colonial, a bed and breakfast that enhancing the magic of Oaxaca. The owners, Jane and Thorny Robison, willingly share their love and knowledge of their beautiful city from their beautiful, garden-filled hacienda. This was my second trip there and far from my last.
-Jan Suarez, Tucson, AZ
My wife and I stayed for two weeks in the summer of 2006 in a wonderful place called Casa Colonial. The food and accomodations and service was all wonderful.
-Roger and Vera Pfeuffer
I just completed a stay (11/2012) at Casa Colonial in Oaxaca. I was floored by the charm and ease of the place; not to mention to excellent service. The rooms are clean and well attended and the garden serves as a calming oasis in the middle of the city. It's definitely a special place in Oaxaca that feels like home and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Oaxaca.
-Emma, Chicago, IL
I have stayed at The Casa Colonial More than several times, once for two months, once I took my teenaged grandson: I could be there Right this moment because I have Loved each visit! I have stayed at other Oaxacan hotels: Not one could hold a candle to Casa Colonial! Casa Colonial offers unrivaled charm, comfort, beauty blended into the gardens, the architecture; each room has it’s own personal delight: touched with colorful local art.
-Sally V, Traveling Chopsticks
I stayed here at this lovely oasis in the city of Oaxaca. The temperature inside seemed to be 10 degrees cooler because of the lush covering of greenery. It is one of the oldest guest houses for travelers in Oaxaca. The owner is a collector of art and crafts and Casa Colonial is filled with beautiful objects.
Casa Colonial, the bed and breakfast where we are staying, reveals little from the street. But oh, on the inside. There is a lush garden, cool arcades, brightly colored tiles, a library full of books and art—and even caged songbirds. Practically Eden.
Casa Colonial is a proud member of the Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast Association.
Moon Handbooks Oaxaca
"Once inside, you immediately see why Casa Colonial is so popular. Rooms enfold a spacious, gracefully beautiful inner garden. Besides all the leisurely tropical ambience guests enjoy the use of a spacious, refined but homey living room with shelves of books."
Frommer's Mexico 2011
"The casual and comfortable setting created by the attentive and gracious hosts of this B&B promptly sets you at ease. This is an especially attractive place for first-timers to Oaxaca. The good sized rooms open up to a large garden filled with tropical plants and flowers; they are simply but comfortably furnished".
I love Casa Colonial. Oaxaca boasts terrific restaurants, yet you cannot do better than to take your meals at the Casa. You can hang out at the hacienda-style accommodations, read in the library or enjoy the lovely garden on the grounds. I look forward to returning.
After my third trip to Casa Colonial, I can say with assurance that it is one of THE best small hotels in the world. The hosts and staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the Oaxacan food from organic gardens is spectacular, and the art-filled ambience is relaxed and cultured. This is a place for readers, writers, and thinkers to meet and mingle. The well-stocked library will feed your soul and the tropical gardens will feed your senses. It has become my home away from home in Oaxaca: it's a gem.
The Casa is a special place. Great for seasoned travellers who like to share experiences, don't care that there are no TVs or phones in the rooms, and prefer a casual, low-key and friendly environment. I travelled solo and hooked up with a variety of interesting people, including a designer, an archaeologist, a midwife, retired NGOs and a university professor. A bit out of town, I found its location fine.
This Bed and breakfast has rustic charm and has a beautiful garden. The most important difference between this and any other hotel or b and b in Oaxaca is the owners knowledge of Oaxaca. So wherever you want to go, even a remote orchid forest, or a local Sunday market, they can help you get there.
-Bowbarr, Carrboro, NC