I have stayed at other “luxury” hotels in Oaxaca and was interested in trying something different but I found the Palacio Borghese to be disappointing.
First, the pros:
-convenient location, close to good restaurants
-attentive, helpful staff
-lovely terrace and rooftop
-large room (we stayed in Verona)
Now, the cons:
-The roof leaked in our bathroom, even in light rain. One night during a heavier rain, it leaked A LOT
-NO HOT WATER!!!! The hotel gave us detailed instructions, including a handout, on how to extract hot water from the shower, which I dutifully followed. No matter what I did, all of my showers were cold.
-I chose the Palacio Borghese because it billed itself as a “luxury” hotel, so I assumed that the beds would be more comfortable than average. The mattress was rock-hard and less comfortable than other places I have stayed in Oaxaca.
-overall, I felt that this hotel was very overpriced
There are some truly lovely luxury hotels in Oaxaca where you will feel spoiled. The Palacio Borghese is not one of them