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.

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 (1409)
  • Very good (348)
  • Average (127)
  • Poor (62)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best food in a all inclusive

May 12, 2022 carlosfigueroarivera

Chef Canul with server Yobana and Silvia make sure that we will served to the max, our bartender Raul is next level he keeps us well drunk lol, hotel staff is super friendly and very helpful, food is tasty, we will definitely come back
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May 11, 2022 Tomeka E Houston, Texas

This is a quaint hotel. It is not 5 star but you get 5 star service. Everyone was friendly, especially Fernando at the beach. He continued to keep the drinks and food coming continously. I stayed at Oleo for 6 days and received excellent service the whole time. I loved the cleanliness of the hotel. The food was great. The Mediterranean restaurant… Read more
This is a quaint hotel. It is not 5 star but you get 5 star service. Everyone was friendly, especially Fernando at the beach. He continued to keep the drinks and food coming continously. I stayed at Oleo for 6 days and received excellent service the whole time. I loved the cleanliness of the hotel. The food was great. The Mediterranean restaurant was wonderful and the Japanese/Sushi restaurant was mouth watering. Marciano at Hakka restaurant was very attentive. Thank you. The beach water was not as calm as I wanted, but if you swim out alittle farther, it is shallow and relaxing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The “cheap Chinese buffet” of Cancun resorts

May 10, 2022 Passport371083 Doraville, Georgia

Came here in December 2021, first visit at Oleo and definitely will be my last. The rooms and hotel is nothing like the photos; it’s old, outdated, dirty (especially the bathrooms)— corners were cut in the remodel and it’s obvious. It’s possible that I’m just spoiled but this is absolutely one of the most mediocre “all inclusive resorts” ever.… Read more
Came here in December 2021, first visit at Oleo and definitely will be my last. The rooms and hotel is nothing like the photos; it’s old, outdated, dirty (especially the bathrooms)— corners were cut in the remodel and it’s obvious. It’s possible that I’m just spoiled but this is absolutely one of the most mediocre “all inclusive resorts” ever. Yes, it’s all you can eat and drink and etc but it’s sort of like going to one of those “cheap Chinese buffets” where you can indulge in quantity but the quality is completely lacking. We spent one night here and decided to head over to the JW Marriott instead for the rest of our trip. We did return one day to do their free day pass of “atelier playa Mujeres” tour and enjoyed their sister property 10000x more but had to attend like a 3 hr timeshare presentation to visit that property for free and enjoy their amenities. Trrrruuuust me, just avoid this resort unless this is your first all inclusive and really on a budget bc this ain’t the relaxing trip you were expecting. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing trip with a perfect host

May 9, 2022 Waveyross Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

Andrea was fantastic at arranging the most beautiful places to visit & give a full experience of mexico from one of the 7 wonders of the world to also exploring other beautiful parts of the county. Friendly, kind and extremely hard working.without Andrea’s help we would not of been able to experience this beautiful country!
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May 6, 2022 K6670CWisabellaf

We has a blast at the hotel! The staff is incredibly kind and really make you feel relaxed ! A special thanks to Raul, our favorite and best bartender: this guy is AMAZING ! A gentle souk who deserves the best (and dont forget to tip guys)! We highly recommend it !! Look for Raul at the Wet Bar and you won’t be disappointed