Oleo Cancun Playa

Cancun, Mexico

The hotel

Using minimalism to maximum effect, the sculptural ice-white architecture and matching monochrome interiors of Óleo Cancún Playa give it a calm chicness that’s a far cry from the buzz and colour of your setting — right at the start of the famously vibrant Cancún Hotel Zone. The dedication to ‘white’ is only really interrupted by flashes of blue — homage to the sea and surf just steps from the hotel. Overlooking the beach, the infinity pool adds a touch more turquoise, with the pool bar’s tropical-inspired cocktails adding their own shots of colour. The styling may be minimalist, but the features aren’t. You’ve got spa treatments, complimentary WiFi, an art workshop, and restaurant menus that take you from Japan to Mexico and Peru, with stops on the way for comfort food, international favourites, and bakery treats served up with Starbucks™ coffee.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the Cancun Hotel Zone, on a ribbon of shoreline tucked between the Caribbean and Nichupte Lagoon. A short distance from major shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

180 deluxe rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, TV with HD channels, direct dial telephone, mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, water and juices, WiFi access, 24-hour room service, spacious bathrooms with premium amenities and hairdryer. Some rooms feature a private balcony. Standard Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

All Inclusive of: all meals, drinks and snacks. All activities above unless otherwise stated.

Superior Sunset Rooms overlook the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupté lagoon with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Ocean Front Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Junior Suite Sunset Rooms feature stunning views across the picture perfect Nichupté Lagoon from the private balcony, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Azul (Mexican cuisine, buffet, open 6:30am–11:30am for breakfast and 5:30pm–10:00pm for dinner), Almar (Mediterranean cuisine), Hakka (Asian cuisine, Temaki and Sushi), El Botanero (snack bar and finger food). Brown Bag* (coffees and baked goods). El Lobby Bar and Pool Bar.

3 swimming pools including an infinity pool. Spa*, wellness and fitness centre with saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools. Painting classes for children and adults. Tennis court. Complimentary non-motorised water sports are provided in the Aquaworld Marina.

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning*. Sundries shop.

Please note: a travel tax of $11 per adult (over 15 years old) applies when visiting the Mexican state Quintana Roo. The payment can be made prior to travel, upon arrival or during the stay, as the tax will be imposed upon departure.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1053)
  • Very good (296)
  • Average (110)
  • Poor (41)
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Apr 17, 2021 833maressaf

The service was fantastic! Everyone was friendly, helpful, and very professional. One person in particular that stood out was Ray, the waiter at the pool couldn’t have asked for a better server! FANTASTIC
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Apr 15, 2021 tayloro837

I stayed at Oleo with my boyfriend for a long-needed celebratory getaway, and while the facilities are lovely, the staff are the ones who make this place extraordinary. Especially Rey!! That man will make you feel like family, make you life, and make sure you never have an empty glass or belly! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING REY!!! ~Taylor (& Drew)
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Apr 14, 2021 378nelsonb

Had a wonderful time at resort. Excellent customer service. Smaller hotel, but felt right at home. Wonderful staff at Hakka Restaurant. Thank you Crispin, Marcelino, Alejandro, and Euelin. Food was incredible.
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Apr 13, 2021 ManG905 Wokingham, United Kingdom

We booked the club room- and don’t get me wrong room itself and the view are spotless - the only reason we arrived is because of the view. One more positive thing is Haka restaurant which worth visiting. All other amenities and services are patchy but adequate to the price paid. Do not expect miracles for the price you are paying. Breakfast buffet… Read more
We booked the club room- and don’t get me wrong room itself and the view are spotless - the only reason we arrived is because of the view. One more positive thing is Haka restaurant which worth visiting. All other amenities and services are patchy but adequate to the price paid. Do not expect miracles for the price you are paying. Breakfast buffet poor choices, reception service just reaching average, beach sunbeds are really bad. Why not to invest a bit to make them comfy? Pool area - we stayed a week but didn’t have a chance to enjoy as building works were happening around. Gym - all windows are scattered so you can’t see through - so we didn’t used it. We expressed our concerns to Julia and we received attention we was looking for. Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 Mads0518 Saint Paul, Minnesota

Overall Oleo is a great resort. It’s a smaller setting with a nice personal touch. The place needs a facelift but they are working towards improving it. The rooms are clean and the ocean views are spectacular! The sushi, Mediterranean and Japanese restaurants are EXCELLENT, skip the wine though - red or white - it’s terrible. The buffet is great… Read more
Overall Oleo is a great resort. It’s a smaller setting with a nice personal touch. The place needs a facelift but they are working towards improving it. The rooms are clean and the ocean views are spectacular! The sushi, Mediterranean and Japanese restaurants are EXCELLENT, skip the wine though - red or white - it’s terrible. The buffet is great for breakfast and the 24/7 room service is a nice touch. Mai at the omelette bar does a fantastic job and is very efficient despite the improper buffet line flow. Whether at the pool or on the beach, Rey is a fantastic server, he’s very friendly, attentive and helpful. Gerry makes a tasty margarita and Johnathan is very attentive as well! Take advantage of the spa facilities (steam room, sauna, hot tubs), there is a charge but it’s worth it! I would recommend and return to this resort! Read less