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Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina

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Address: 300 Cinco de Mayo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 0611

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A splendid luxury hotel

A large refectory , some affreschi still remind of the original convent. A very large but still intimate complex with the most enchanting inner courtyard which you can enjoy as a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

A large refectory , some affreschi still remind of the original convent. A very large but still intimate complex with the most enchanting inner courtyard which you can enjoy as a refuge from the outdoor heat and where you can take your pre-dinner Tequila drink with delightful tidbits on the side. Every color of Bouganville flower surrouns you.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

An architectural gem you have to visit in a city full of gems. I would skip staying at the hotel because they charge you for the architecture more than the hotel amenities. It is a bit pretentious which is odd in a city filled with magnificent options. The Brunch is very good and after your meal it is nice to... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

An architectural gem you must see. Don't pay to stay in the hotel. So many better, less pretentious places to stay but DO have the wonderful brunch. Worth every penny.

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Star, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights and found it wonderful in every way. The old historical buildings were interesting and well maintained. The staff were attentive and were there for all of our needs. The hotel has a inner pool with lounges which was a great place to relax after a day of touring.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a little odd, because the former convent is part of the Quinta Real hotel. The front staff is a little frosty, but ignore them and head for the rear courtyard to see architectural remnants of the monastic life. Nice photo ops here, and the hotel gardens are lovely.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The former convent has been partially restored and converted into a hotel (Quinta Real Oaxaca). We asked the doorman if we could take a look and were allowed to walk through the public areas alone. A main large room empty except when used for events, flower filled courtyards, small hallways, dining rooms are parts of the restored convent. There are... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

I went at the hour appointed for the free public tours, but found that this would only be in Spanish unless I arranged in advance. However, the guide staff was friendly and invited me give myself a self-guided walk through. The whole ground floor is open to the public. The whole place is beautifully appointed with candelarias everywhere - must... More 

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