Oleo Cancun Playa

Cancun, Mexico

Virgin rating

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.


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

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.

The Junior Suite Sunset offers a wide space with minimalist decoration. The sofa bed fits 1 kid up to 8 years old.

For the ultimate upgrade experience, INSPIRA Suites offer exclusive benefits and personalised service for that real 'wow' factor. Treat yourself to:

- INSPIRA Beach, an exclusive section on the beach

- INSPIRA Concierge for special requests and assistance

- Welcome cocktail

- Early check-in before 12:00pm*

-Gourmet-on-the-go, a gastronomical experience to please your palate (while on excursions)

- Special discounts on select services (including the spa).

This service is applicable to all INSPIRA Suite guests.

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. There is also an additional Environmental Sanitation Tax of $3.72 USD per room, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 26, 2024 Rinzin S

Highly recommend staying at this resort. We had the pleasure of being served by Eduardo. He was very attentive, professional, and went above and beyond. EDUARADO made our trip extra special.He made sure we had everything we wanted and kep checking on us.
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May 25, 2024 marysundborg

Crispin, the waiter at Hakka, is amazing. So kind and really attentive. Always made sure I had what I wanted. The chef Luis Olan at Hakka is really great too. The food is so good. I ate there 3/4 nights of my trip. The edamame, tuna tataki, beef gyoza, chicken with mushroom sauce, and spicy tuna roll are all delicious.
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May 22, 2024 Harman S Calgary, Canada

The staff at this resort is incredible. We would like to give a special shoutout to Gerry, Dagoberta, Antonio from reception, Manuel, Alejandro, Deysi, Enrique, and Isaac. The resort itself is beautiful and the staff made our trip 10x better. 100% recommend
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May 19, 2024 haleigh h

Staff was amazing! Especially Crispin who made me feel extra special on my birthday!! Shaina, Pedro & Antonio (chocolate’). Food is amazing! Chef Luis & Callul & Ofelia from Hakka! Room was always clean and staff is more than accommodating!
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May 15, 2024 Dessa F

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Óleo! We visited the Japanese restaurant to celebrate my birthday and Crispín and Maya made sure I got a birthday dessert and felt very celebrated 🥰 Thank you to the staff who made our trip wonderful!