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
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • 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 offer uninterrupted views of Nichupté Lagoon, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

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

Junior Suite Ocean Front Rooms offer panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, facing one of the world's biggest coral reefs, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Azul (Mexican cuisine, buffet, late night snacks from 11:00pm-6:00am), Almar (Mexican-Peruvian fusion 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.

2 swimming pools including an infinity pool. Spa*, wellness and fitness centre with saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and fitness classes. Painting classes for children and adults.

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

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (521)
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May 21, 2019 JVW15 Houston, Texas

My husband and I stayed here as a quick 3 day getaway. Although it’s a small boutique hotel, they had an all inclusive option and altogether was not expensive at all. Everybody was so nice, our room was ocean view with floor to ceiling windows, you can order room service as part of your all inclusive deal and the guacamole was yummy. Breakfast is… Read more
My husband and I stayed here as a quick 3 day getaway. Although it’s a small boutique hotel, they had an all inclusive option and altogether was not expensive at all. Everybody was so nice, our room was ocean view with floor to ceiling windows, you can order room service as part of your all inclusive deal and the guacamole was yummy. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day while on vacation, but the only thing i enjoyed here during breakfast was the handmade tortillas and i filled it with chicken cheese and guacamole. The beach food service was great and the water even better. I wouldn’t stay at this hotel too long, but it was perfect for our 3 days. Also, you can get shots at the bar AND we got the couples massage and it was soo good! Read less
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May 21, 2019 Thomas W Ocala, Florida

The wife and I stayed at the Oleo Cancun Playa for seven nights from 5/1/19 to 5/8/19 and I must say that we enjoyed our stay very much. While we were there there was a message from management on the television that they had completed the remodeling of the three towers, lobby bar area and the main lobby. The hotel is very contemporary with a… Read more
The wife and I stayed at the Oleo Cancun Playa for seven nights from 5/1/19 to 5/8/19 and I must say that we enjoyed our stay very much. While we were there there was a message from management on the television that they had completed the remodeling of the three towers, lobby bar area and the main lobby. The hotel is very contemporary with a willing and friendly staff. The selection of food was more than adequate for a smaller resort and there was always someone around to fil your glass or cup. The location is in the hotel zone which allows you to use the local buses to visit the shopping areas. The current cost per person on bus is 12 pesos or around 63 cents USA. The bus stops right outside the hotel. We would gladly spend future time at the Oleo Read less
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May 20, 2019 nicholej871 West Palm Beach, Florida

The property is located toward the beginning of the hotel zone so it's much quieter and perfect for a calm and relaxing vacation. We were greeted at check in with mimosas, which was a much appreciated gesture. The lobby is beautiful. The beach is beautiful as well. Our room on the 9th floor with a balcony, chaise lounges, and a view of both the… Read more
The property is located toward the beginning of the hotel zone so it's much quieter and perfect for a calm and relaxing vacation. We were greeted at check in with mimosas, which was a much appreciated gesture. The lobby is beautiful. The beach is beautiful as well. Our room on the 9th floor with a balcony, chaise lounges, and a view of both the ocean and lagoon was breathtaking. Victor was the sweetest, friendliest, most amazing pool bartender we have ever met. The food was very good, amazing seafood options, the tacos and ceviche at the pool bar aren't to be missed. I loved all the local food that was on the menu, as well as the mimosas and bloody Mary's for breakfast. Also, their butter, as silly as it sounds is so rich and delicious it puts European brands to shame. The spa is lovely, my husband and I enjoyed a very relaxing massage for a reasonable price, and the spa amenities are very nice as well. My only complaints are that our room service was skipped one day and we had to track down the maid for extra towels, and also the timeshare sales pitch at check in was pretty annoying. I was not notified that this would be a possibility at booking. Trying to push a timeshare on people really devalues the elite vibe of the hotel. Other than that we definitely enjoyed our trip and would likely go back. This hotel is geared toward laid back couples looking to relax. Read less
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May 20, 2019 PattyG7718 Belton, Texas

We had an awesome time! The food was great, rooms were comfortable, and staff was amazing. Everything was easily accessible. There was parasailing right off our beach and they even brought wave runners to us so we didn’t have to catch the bus. Carlos, the entertainer, was delightful. I had to take it easy on him during volleyball but other than… Read more
We had an awesome time! The food was great, rooms were comfortable, and staff was amazing. Everything was easily accessible. There was parasailing right off our beach and they even brought wave runners to us so we didn’t have to catch the bus. Carlos, the entertainer, was delightful. I had to take it easy on him during volleyball but other than that he was great ;-). Such a fun guy! We will definitely be returning. Read less
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May 19, 2019 luvcancun010 st louis

I just returned home after an 11 day stay at Oleo Cancun Playa. I mostly only have positive things to say about this resort. It is beautiful, the rooms are nice. Everything looks fresh. The staff is very kind and friendly. The only negative thing in my opinion is the food. I ate at the buffet, Hakka, and Almar restaurants. I honestly did not… Read more
I just returned home after an 11 day stay at Oleo Cancun Playa. I mostly only have positive things to say about this resort. It is beautiful, the rooms are nice. Everything looks fresh. The staff is very kind and friendly. The only negative thing in my opinion is the food. I ate at the buffet, Hakka, and Almar restaurants. I honestly did not enjoy any of them. I would have to say breakfast at the buffet is the best. The outdoor kitchen by the pool was by far the best, pork or fish tacos were delicious, chicken quesadillas and hot wings were good as well, If not for the snack bar I would have starved to death. I did find out on my last day that room service offered BLT sandwiches, had I known this I would have eaten alot of those. Over all a very nice place and people from other countries seemed to like the food more than this American. I would stay there again. Read less