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Oleo Cancun Playa

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Mexico, North America
Cancun

ÓLEO Cancún Playa is a 5-star resort, with an all-inclusive plan that includes a handmade gastronomic experience offering two specialty restaurants, an international buffet and a snack bar, two bars and premium drinks. In addition, it has a Spa with a recreational pool with hydromassage, steam room, sauna and unisex Jacuzzi. The resort has a privileged location within the Hotel Zone, just 12 km from the Cancun International Airport, 8km from Plaza la Isla.

The 168 rooms and suites have a modern and minimalist design that provide a relaxing and luxurious experience, with stunning views of the ocean or lagoon. In-room amenities include a private bathroom with shower, air conditioning, robes and slippers and a daily-restocked minibar. Guests staying at the Inspira Suites also enjoy exclusive benefits that include a private section on the beach area, welcome cocktail and hands reflexology, among others.

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Facilities

  • Small pets allowed (under 5 kg)*
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Car park
  • Garage
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late Check-out*
  • Wi-fi
  • Secure parking
  • Room service
  • Laundry service*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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Week with my best friend

My week at the Oleo was a DREAM. My best friend and I spent a week here during our spring break and it was the perfect place to destress. Everything we ate was fantastic, especially the buffet and sushi restaurants...

The buffet offered tons of options everyday including a collection of different juices to select from! The poolside snack restaurant was also fantastic, we got at least 1 order of ceviche a day. The staff was always there to make sure we were happy, having fun, and had a drink in our hands. Room service made sure that our room was sparkling clean everyday, and they refilled our water and coffee daily. The resort itself is beautiful, especially the Nuup spa which we got massages at with their 3 different temperatures of hot tubs. We stayed in a king bedroom which came with a high table and chairs, a couch, a TV, and a beautiful massive shower and bathroom. They had awesome music playing at all times on the pool deck (younger, hip-hop and pop remixes). All in all the Oleo and its staff are the perfect place to come spend your week in Cancun, they will go to the ends of the earth to make sure you are happy. This place is also extremely aesthetically pleasing and perfect for vacation photos! Definitely ask for the melon liquor shots and a margarita they’re amazing!!! (Also, tip on everything!!)

To Crispin, Fernando, Yancey, Juan, and the rest of the staff at the Oleo, thank you for the best week ever!!

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Lovely holiday

Myself and three friends stayed for 10days in April. We were impressed with the hotel and staff, very friendly and helpful. Sheila, Adrian, Hector and Edgar, we’re attentive, friendly and knew what we wanted before we did...

The food was excellent, loved the chef’s visit poolside with samples. The room was lovely and clean with very comfortable beds and pillows. My only criticism was that there was not enough umbrellas for shade when using the sun beds, also the poolside music was sometimes too loud and not what you want on a lazy morning by the pool. Would definitely visit again.

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Muy bien

Review by Grace H London, United Kingdom

I stayed at oleo cancun in April for a friend’s hen do. We were a big group of 12 and they catered to us very well. Gerry, our bar man, was lovely and always went the extra mile with making us fancy cocktails...

Sheila was a sweetheart and Manuel was very efficient and made sure we booked in successfully and had everything we needed in our rooms. I’d definitely recommend this hotel.

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Great Staff

the staff here was amazing!!!! They made our stay that much better! Raul, Enrique and Gerry from the bar were so attentive and went above and beyond for us! The food at Hakka was great too and the staff there were also great! Big thank you to Marcelino, Mitzi, Alejandro and Javier! And a huge thank you to Aurelia , the sweetest lady. Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without them.

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The Perfect Vacation to Reset the Mind,Soul and Body

Review by goodgirlfriend North Creek, New York

The Oleo Hotel was the perfect choice for me. Upon arrival i was welcomed by Ismael, who arranged a beverage while i waited to check in. (Ismael was instrumental in helping me navigate public transportation and purchasing affordable gifts for my grandkids) While waiting, I was engaged in good conversation with Christian who was smart and interested in learning about what i was looking forward to experiencing...

After a brief wait, Juan checked me in and helped me get acclimated to what the hotel had to offer. He told me about my room and i got excited. Christian escorted me to an elevator, where we went to the ninth floor and then up a curvy little stairwell. I liked that there were only four other rooms on the floor and was a very quiet location. What surprised me? A terrace that was almost as large as my room with a 180 degree view of both the lagoon and sea, it was exquisite!

I like to organize myself when i get to a destination and the room had excellent storage and i quickly unpacked, and slipped into a suit and within ten minutes i was sitting on the beach and and being asked what i would like to drink and eat. Not much of a drinker during the day, but for those who enjoy a cooling cocktail this is nirvana (and part of the all inclusive plan).

I ordered the fish tacos and they did not disappoint!

Spent some time swimming and jumping the waves, before heading back to my room for a shower and a quick siesta, after all this was a vacation.

The Oleo has many food options, there is Azul, a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is El Botanero, a beach cafe down by the pool and Almar ( Mediterranean cuisine) and Hakka (Asian inspired cuisine), two restaurants that serve dinner. There is also 24 hour room service and a couple of other grab and go restaurants and a bar in the lobby. (I did not visit the lobby eateries)

I walked down to Almar for an early dinner around 6pm (7pm EST) and was seated at a window table overlooking the sea. Carlos and Alejandro provided incredible service and care, helping me choose items that i would enjoy and accommodating my dietary needs. (See some of my favorites from Almar in photos)

Mornings included walks on the beach at sunrise, listening to the birds, collecting shells. A walk back past the pool area to head up to Azul for an omelet created by Mary or a freshly made tortilla, turned into a morning quesadilla by Roberto and of course a delicious cup of coffee. I surprised myself by making a salad with fresh veggies as well each morning, a tradition i may continue at home. AND the fruit…yummy.

The second night i went to Hakka and every other night after that for the duration of my trip! Yovana greeted me each time and sat me by a window with a lovely view. Marcelino, Juan and Crispin provided incredible service and made suggestions which i loved! My most favorite dish of the week was a raw salmon dish (ceviche), but so many tasty delights created by the chefs, Mitzi, Alejandro, Javier and Jose. (See photos) What can not be under valued, the gifts from Mother Nature. Incredible sunsets, waves crashing and the clouds and colors. ( see photos)

Nothing is perfect and as you can see,(photos) sea weed and a rough sea made swimming not possible for a couple of days. Fortunately, Cancun has an excellent public bus that costs $1 and travels down the hotel strip into town. The Red Bus/ R-2 provided good service to shopping and restaurants. On my first excursion i went to one of the upscale malls. The mall itself was huge, but not over crowded and most stores had you disinfect your hands before handling merchandise. I kind of felt this experience could have been in any country and i could not find the traditional dresses i wanted to bring back for my grand daughters.

A couple of days later, I took the R-2 to Market 28. I made my way into the first store where i was greeted and escorted around by a charming sales lady. I had done my homework and read that the prices were negotiable, usually about half the listed price. I purchased two children’s embroidered dresses, a traditional button up shirt and five glow in the dar T shirts for about $100. It was fun and i found exactly what i wanted!

The Oleo provided the perfect backdrop for my Cancun getaway! The other tourists came from all over the world and there were families, and couples, but not too many solo travelers, it was very relaxing and comfortable being solo for this trip. I read some folks were disappointed that the bar in the hotel closed at 10:30, but i really liked that, as it made this hotel free of some of the drunken behavior one typically observes late night on the strip or in other hotels. One of the only complaints i had was the scarcity of umbrellas around the pool. (While i was there, four women from England would come down and lay towels out super early and then claim the only umbrellas for themselves-for days.) However, plenty of shade available on the beach!

I am home and snow is expected tomorrow, yet i am smiling and appreciating the wonderful time i had resetting my soul and finding joy once again.

Hope to make it back sooner than later! Adios! Judi

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