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 (583)
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  • Average (70)
  • Poor (25)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top hotel and great staff

Jul 14, 2019 Christine C Wirral, United Kingdom

Just come back from a 10 night all inclusive break and had the most relaxing, chilled out holiday for a long time. The hotel is run like a military operation, everyone has their jobs that they get on with but all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and they all look happy in their jobs. There are a few staff to mention which made are… Read more
Just come back from a 10 night all inclusive break and had the most relaxing, chilled out holiday for a long time. The hotel is run like a military operation, everyone has their jobs that they get on with but all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and they all look happy in their jobs. There are a few staff to mention which made are holiday more enjoyable. Alessandro and Yolande who were always smiling and made the best cocktails, Dulce (sweet by name and nature) always helped us get our day off to a great start at breakfast and Jonathan who worked around the pool bar with his cheeky banter. We spent a lot of time around the beach and Reyes kept are drinks topped up (without even asking they kept coming). There was plenty of food choices and most nights had a different theme in the buffet restaurant which was good as due to it being one of the smaller hotels it doesn't have alot of different restaurants. I would definitely recommend the spa as those girls do wonders. Great time had Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 RV Z

Everything is great... service, rooms, food, facilities... I highly recommend that perfect place for perfect vacations with family and perfect all-inclusive experience. 15 mn far from the airport. Be careful to the prices of taxis at the exit of airport. You should pay maximum 30 USD.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best vacation ever!

Jul 13, 2019 CC V

We stayed at Oleo this past week. Everything was absolutely perfect! Upon arriving, we were greeted by the very friendly and welcoming staff with a complimentary hand massage and a yummy lime-onade. The wonderful staff acknowledged and took into consideration that we were a family with 2 separate rooms and accommodated a joining room for us :)… Read more
We stayed at Oleo this past week. Everything was absolutely perfect! Upon arriving, we were greeted by the very friendly and welcoming staff with a complimentary hand massage and a yummy lime-onade. The wonderful staff acknowledged and took into consideration that we were a family with 2 separate rooms and accommodated a joining room for us :) which was a treat for my 3 year old nephew. The grounds are gorgeous! Everything is white! This hotel has a very spa-like feel, down to the light colour and style of staff uniforms. We were always greeted with a welcoming “Hola” or “Buenos Dias” anywhere we went. We had the privilege of watching tortoises laying eggs and the staff taking observations and notes welcomed our questions and were very knowledgeable. It was an all around very relaxing stay! We celebrated my brothers birthday on our last day, I requested a little treat for him at breakfast, the staff went above and beyond, they decorated his plate beautifully and sang him happy birthday! We miss it already! Thank you to the staff for making our family vacation one to remember forever! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing trip,great staff!!

Jul 8, 2019 Jenzy75

I had an amazing vacation with my mom and my sister in this resort and it's not just because of a great view but also because the staff are all so kind and welcoming. It's been a long time since we had a vacation and this trip was something we looked forward to during our busiest days at work and let me tell you,it did not disappoint.The room was… Read more
I had an amazing vacation with my mom and my sister in this resort and it's not just because of a great view but also because the staff are all so kind and welcoming. It's been a long time since we had a vacation and this trip was something we looked forward to during our busiest days at work and let me tell you,it did not disappoint.The room was super clean, spacious and bright with a great view, which I like because it makes me happy. The buffet are also great with so many choices, whether your a meat-lover or vegetarian, and the waiters are very kind and super polite. All the staff were friendly and kind to help us out and I wish I could remember their name. One of the name that I recall is Job who was serving us snacks and was very lively and was helping me with my broken Spanish,so shout out to him. Overall great experience,I wish we could have stayed longer but nonetheless,I hope to return sometime in the future. Read less
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Jul 8, 2019 Toni Lynn S

Our trip was amazing!!! We experienced superior service from the whole staff. Melissa/Christopher at check-in, Enrique/Gerardo at the swim up bar, Mauricio, Israel and Daniel (waiters/concierge) at the pool and beach and Areyel waitress at the buffet, Alicia/Josephina at the spa. Each one of them gave us an exceptional VIP service that we will… Read more
Our trip was amazing!!! We experienced superior service from the whole staff. Melissa/Christopher at check-in, Enrique/Gerardo at the swim up bar, Mauricio, Israel and Daniel (waiters/concierge) at the pool and beach and Areyel waitress at the buffet, Alicia/Josephina at the spa. Each one of them gave us an exceptional VIP service that we will never forget. Thank you for everything!!! We will definitely be back. Read less