Once you are back inside the walls of the hotel however, the tranquillity is notable. Casa Oaxaca is a sprawling, traditional building still alive with stories and secrets, located in the heart of Oaxaca.
The rooms are spacious and high ceilinged, offering a functional beauty. Fresh Oaxacan flowers and locally sourced fruit (which sometimes includes bananas from the garden) are placed daily in the bedrooms. The local roots of the hotel appear throughout, with textiles from Oaxacan artisans and walls adorned with artwork from local artists.
The swimming pool, with its striking red wall, that offsets the blue of the water is a great place to relax, or you can treat yourself to an in-room massage. If you would like to delve further in Oaxaca’s roots, you can also indulge in a Mesoamerican sweat lodge experience in the temazcal located beside the pool.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH