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 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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel for a fun holiday

Jan 25, 2020 GerryG8 Brighton, United Kingdom

Very friendly hotel, staff especially helpful. Rudy did a great job confirming our pre-booked taxi for us as we don't speak Mexican. Mediterranean restaurant superb. Lack of sunshades as strong winds all week, red flags so could not swim in sea. Lots of people enjoyed the swim up bar & volley ball in the pool. The bar staff in the Lobby are… Read more
Very friendly hotel, staff especially helpful. Rudy did a great job confirming our pre-booked taxi for us as we don't speak Mexican. Mediterranean restaurant superb. Lack of sunshades as strong winds all week, red flags so could not swim in sea. Lots of people enjoyed the swim up bar & volley ball in the pool. The bar staff in the Lobby are friendly, funny & very quick. Entertainment in Lobby every night - fat too loud. A good hotel for Stag & Hen parties, not for peaceful relaxing holiday we wanted unfortunately. Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 Jakeeeboy98

where to even start so me and my dad came here for 11 nights for my 21st birthday. Flying from London the 11 hour flight is gruelling to say the least however that is hand on heart the only negative I have to say about the whole trip. we did our research knowing we wanted a hotel that was classy and not overbooked/oversized as so many of the… Read more
where to even start so me and my dad came here for 11 nights for my 21st birthday. Flying from London the 11 hour flight is gruelling to say the least however that is hand on heart the only negative I have to say about the whole trip. we did our research knowing we wanted a hotel that was classy and not overbooked/oversized as so many of the surrounding hotels are. We arrived at oleo and are instantly greeted with ice cold drinks and cold towels to wash our faces. Checking in was easy peasy and we soon got settled in. we had one minor issue with our room but in all fairness we was upgraded instantly to a honeymoon suit which blew us away! ( we didn’t mind sharing the king size bed ahahaha ) the stand outs of the trip for me are 100000% the beach and the staff. The beach is literally a 2 minute walk from your room! It’s all so convenient😁 the 3 restaurants they have I would all recommend. I have to say there are definitely individuals to be named for an excellent service, they made the trip so so so much more enjoyable. The standout staff are Iliana, Dulce, Blas, Yeseli, Manuel Jose, Erendira and David ( bar ). This hotel should never let staff like that go . The swim up bar is amazing and I was surprised that all the alcohol is premium there’s no expense spared. The whirlpool as well so so relaxing. I’ve been on so many holidays I get away at least twice a year and I can honestly say I’d come back here, absolute trip of a lifetime. You get what you pay for it’s common sense but this place is something else. Once again shout out to the staff, me and my dad hope you get the recognition you deserve. Will arrive back in London tomorrow morning and back to work Monday, love it😒😂 book book book your holiday here, 0 regrets! This is the first review I’ve ever written it was that good ahahaha. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay in low season!

Jan 24, 2020 Laurenfon England, United Kingdom

I stayed at Oleo for 4 nights with a group of friends and had a great stay! Great value for money! Pros Resort- The hotel was quite small however it has all you would need for a week in Mexico. Keys- There is a keyless system at the hotel which means everyone is given a wristband which doubles up as room key. I love this feature! Pool and Beach… Read more
I stayed at Oleo for 4 nights with a group of friends and had a great stay! Great value for money! Pros Resort- The hotel was quite small however it has all you would need for a week in Mexico. Keys- There is a keyless system at the hotel which means everyone is given a wristband which doubles up as room key. I love this feature! Pool and Beach - Plenty of sunbeds available at the beach or by the pool. The sea is very choppy so not great for swimming but fun for a splash! The towel system is very strict so make sure you have your towel card at all times. Rooms- We stayed in the Superior Sunset. Rooms are incredibly spacious, modern and clean. Minibar was restocked daily with soft drinks. Food - Breakfast and lunch at the snack bar is great. We found out you could order bacon and an iced coffee at breakfast if you asked so there may also be other hidden items! Drinks- For an all inclusive, we found it great that you could request branded alcohol Free of charge. At other resorts, there is usually an additional fee for this. The Caiprinhas and Mojitos were delicious! Cons Food- the dinner at the buffet restaurant is very average-poor compared with the other meals. I also find it incredibly odd that throughout the restaurant, they have no guacamole- we are in Mexico after all! A la carte restaurants - We ate only at the Alma which was really good food however they need to improve the reservation system. We visited in low season and it was hectic to say the least... Check in - After a 10 hour flight we just wanted to get to our rooms ASAP. Checkin took in excess of 25 mins as they offer this “free pass” at a superior resort. We said no after reading the reviews so would encourage you to do your own reading before accepting. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would return if visiting cancun for a week! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Massages at Oleo

Jan 23, 2020 303marshas Redlands, California

I had two separate massages one with Christina and another with Josefina that were excellent. These ladies are very skilled at what they do. I had an 80 minute deep tissue massage with each to address issues with my neck and hip area that have been plaguing me for several months. Both identified the muscles that needed attention and yet I got a… Read more
I had two separate massages one with Christina and another with Josefina that were excellent. These ladies are very skilled at what they do. I had an 80 minute deep tissue massage with each to address issues with my neck and hip area that have been plaguing me for several months. Both identified the muscles that needed attention and yet I got a full body massage.I highly recommend massages with either of these professionals. I wish I could find A massage therapist where I live who could provide the deep tissue therapeutic massage that these professionals provided. Now I don’t dread the airplane ride home tomorrow that would have been painful had I not had these massages. Jill S. Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 445berniec Plaisance, Canada

I was there on the 15 and 16 of January for only two days but it was a nice stay and wonderfull experience great staff specially Yolanda at the Bar wonderfull person & iliana for providing very good advice on another affiliate Hotel Atelier Estudio at Playa Mujeres.