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.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating this is the place you want to book !

Sep 22, 2020 330guillaumes Perpignan, France

I don't know where to start. This trip could have been hell because I just got my heart broken but Oleo resort and all his team made me spend an awesome stay. I don't understand people who are complaining about food. I stayed for 10 days and it was never the same food. Everything is fresh. And that's why you don't have 50 choices but you have a… Read more
I don't know where to start. This trip could have been hell because I just got my heart broken but Oleo resort and all his team made me spend an awesome stay. I don't understand people who are complaining about food. I stayed for 10 days and it was never the same food. Everything is fresh. And that's why you don't have 50 choices but you have a whole lot of choice every day and each dish is fresh and tasty. The beach is amazing and SO clean. The location is great. And on top of all everything is damn clean. I was amazed how clean it was, especially about Covid. I felt safe the whole time , even more than home. A special thanks to Juan. This guy is a gem ! All people in Oleo are so nice but Juan is the guy ! Will do everything he can to make you enjoy the greatest time. I traveled a lot so I can testify that Juan is the one of the genuine kindest person I ever met. Do me a favor and book a trip to oleo. If you are looking for a nice place with nice people, without any aqua gym or stupid resort animation, oleo is for you ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Staff, Nice Boutique Hotel

Sep 18, 2020 electronATL Atlanta, Georgia

Thank you all for an amazing time, for all your attentions and for making me fell so welcome! Special thanks to Gerardo and Jonathan (pool bar); Daniel, Reyes, Cali and Jorge (pool servers); the staff of Desayunos Azul (Iliana, Dulce, Yeseli, Blas, Manuel, Valentina, Erendira & María). You all made my stay heavenly & me feel extra special! … Read more
Thank you all for an amazing time, for all your attentions and for making me fell so welcome! Special thanks to Gerardo and Jonathan (pool bar); Daniel, Reyes, Cali and Jorge (pool servers); the staff of Desayunos Azul (Iliana, Dulce, Yeseli, Blas, Manuel, Valentina, Erendira & María). You all made my stay heavenly & me feel extra special! 🤩😍🥰 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice vacation all inclusive resort

Sep 13, 2020 sunray1978 Ogdensburg, New Jersey

The resort is pretty and clean. When I arrived, they handed me a juice and cold towel upon arrival. For those that are worried about COVID, they run a clean place. All staff is always masked, hand sanitizer stations everywhere and they do temperature checks when you come in. Guests are required to wear masks. The beach water is very clear and the… Read more
The resort is pretty and clean. When I arrived, they handed me a juice and cold towel upon arrival. For those that are worried about COVID, they run a clean place. All staff is always masked, hand sanitizer stations everywhere and they do temperature checks when you come in. Guests are required to wear masks. The beach water is very clear and the beaches are constantly being cleaned. The food has been excellent and the service good. At Azul, I want to give a shout out to the crew that gave the best service. During breakfast/lunch: Iliana, Blas, Duice, Manuel and Evendira took care of me daily. Always ready to help and checked on me often. I never had an empty drink. For the nighttime crew, Areli and Manuel took care of me the same way. As for the pools, they aren't too large but very clean and the water isn't overly chlorinated and it has a poolside bar, which is nice. I liked the Jacuzzi, it was fairly large and it was very nice to have my back on the jet spray. I didn't check out the gym or used the basketball/tennis court but it was available for anyone who waned to use it. As for the room, it is very clean and nice. Bed is firm but comfy. I had a nice view of the ocean/pool from my room. They always took care of when I asked for water, they would supply more than I would need as well. This is my first time in a resort in Cancun, I would definitely come back to this one. Very friendly staff and nice accommodations. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boutique hotels are my favorite

Sep 11, 2020 plantbasedTara Houston, Texas

The staff are amazing. Everyone is so eager to help and accommodate you anyway you need. Blas, Iliana, Dulce, and Manuel served us most days at the buffet. They had the sweetest spirits everyday. There were a couple meals i was craving things that weren’t available and they didn’t hesitate to go in the back and make me what i wanted. (Buffet… Read more
The staff are amazing. Everyone is so eager to help and accommodate you anyway you need. Blas, Iliana, Dulce, and Manuel served us most days at the buffet. They had the sweetest spirits everyday. There were a couple meals i was craving things that weren’t available and they didn’t hesitate to go in the back and make me what i wanted. (Buffet hack) I don’t typically like food at all inclusive hotels, but i must say the food got better and better each day. The rooms are surprisingly very big for the price. The housekeepers changed our sheets every day. The hotel was intimate. It wasn’t a party spot, there weren’t too many children. It was perfect for a weekend getaway. I recommend you parasail, the views are amazing. Bring a little cash, the staff is so awesome anyone with a heart will want to tip. I will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very valuable service!!

Sep 5, 2020 ballesteros8 Monterrey, Mexico

I am not going to give 5 star becuase some situations did not like me, or at least that has not passed me in other hotels. 1.Restaurant opens at 7:30 am, not good. One day I had to leave early for an excursion, wanted to take a breakfast at 7 am, but not possible, restaurant closed. 2. On friday, lobby bar closed at 9 pm. not good. No more places… Read more
I am not going to give 5 star becuase some situations did not like me, or at least that has not passed me in other hotels. 1.Restaurant opens at 7:30 am, not good. One day I had to leave early for an excursion, wanted to take a breakfast at 7 am, but not possible, restaurant closed. 2. On friday, lobby bar closed at 9 pm. not good. No more places to take a drink in the hotel. These situations had me to go outside to explore alternatives. This has not happened to me in the past. Perhaps has to do with COVID-19 situation. Food at restaurants was very good. Nice beach too. It was a good hotel. Read less