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Reviews of Hotel Principal

Hotel | Cinco de Mayo, No 208, Oaxaca, Mexico 10015

87.7% Overall Rating

42 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2013)

shelley clarke thinks…

"The hotel is beautiful. So much history and in a really good safe location. The staff were fantastic, the guy on overnight was so friendly and super helpful. I would recommend this hotel and would…"

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Facilities

  • No curfew
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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87.7%

Overall Rating

42 out of 44 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hotel Principal'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
100.0%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
91.2%
Safety
91.2%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and quiet. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Wifi didn't work in room (thick walls). Mattress on larger bed way too soft. Second bed in room was fine.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

shelley clarke

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2013 shelley would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is beautiful. So much history and in a really good safe location. The staff were fantastic, the guy on overnight was so friendly and super helpful. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again. Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city.

Disliked: shelley left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

timothy mulvey

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2012 timothy would recommend this property

Liked: great room, nice staff, super location, great value

Disliked: liked everything

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2012

Liked: Hotel Principla is very central in the heart of Oaxaca! The personal is very friendly and helpful. The room in lived in had only a milk glass window, what makes the room less friendly, but keeps it cool, what can be a great advantage coming back from the heat in town.

Disliked: No warm water and the bathroom in general not quite modern. They had no idea that I had already paid 10 per cent by booking with hostelbookers.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A good value for money! Some of the staff was pretty helpful and nice. The location was great!

Disliked: We really liked the building but they could use some painting of the walls. Apart from that everything was great!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Grzegorz Kielbasa

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2011 Grzegorz would recommend this property

Liked: Hotel is located in very nice colonial building

Disliked: Nothing in particular

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Prudence Roborgh

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011 Prudence would recommend this property

Liked: I liked its authenticity to being mexican....I liked the staff s presence all the time...the daily room service , the proximity to the old centre,,,

Disliked: n.a.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Judith Haden

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2010 Judith would recommend this property

Liked: quiet, clean, great location! ...and that's about it.

Disliked: Hot water is 6 - 10, am to pm, Not announced. Broken tiles in entry, but clean big rooms for the money. Window broken in cold season, but we fixed it with newspaper and tape and a new shade. Owner is growing older, is tighter with repairs, place is stating to get a little old and forgotten.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

30 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location near the zocalo and traditional building.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent

Disliked: The hot water is often turned off when you want to use it

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I could drink a cup of coffee and eat some cookies at morning in the hotel. Staff was freindly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

09 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly, patient and helpfull.Everything was in walking distance.Great price and very quiet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner seemed to have limited knowledge (wasn't sure about cost for a taxi to the airport, etc) of some things that seemed basic. Young man working the desk when we got there was VERY good but he left to return to the States a few days before we did. After he left it was several different seemingly inexperienced people. Overall, the place was good and a great location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

03 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its just amazing... and astonishing value for money!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, friendly and very helpfull staff. The rooms inside de patio are better than the ones in the street side because of the noise. The shower was not very hot.I would recommend this place... good value for the money paid.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

09 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: ok

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

27 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff of Hotel Principal, namely Oscar and Gerardo, were very friendly and helpful in every respect. The hotel is great for those travelers that want a clean, no-frills, spartan room (in other words, "a room") with a hell of a lot of character and an honest, hospitable staff. Don't bother booking a room here if you want to blow money on feeling "special".

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

14 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: perfect location, clean enough room, lovely building. no hot water though!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Deirdre Maguire

30 June 2009 Deirdre would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff in a great location

Disliked: Deirdre left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Samuel Turcati

28 April 2009 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location and clean rrooms. Good value for money.

Disliked: Samuel left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dan Penner

15 April 2009 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: Superb location!!

Disliked: Dan left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

14 April 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a perfect location as a base to explore Oaxaca. It is only a few blocks from the main market, zocalo and sights. It is a basic hotel with the amenities you would expect, plus a bonus free coffee in the mornings. It is a bit shabby, but it is clean and the rooms are nice and cool to escape the strong sun of oaxaca! I would definately stay there again as it is excellent value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alys Holden

02 March 2009 Alys would recommend this property

Liked: good central llocation . helful staff,clean. there is no restaurant but many places to eat nearby

Disliked: Alys left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katherine McCluskey

26 January 2009 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: good value for your money, and excellent location - simple accommodations for a great price (it's actually a small hotel, not a hostel)

Disliked: Katherine left no negative feedback.


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