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Reforma # 522 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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El Secreto B&B
Ranked #7 of 103 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW

Las Bugambilias is without doubt one of the most delightful places in which we've ever stayed! It is charming, immaculately clean and tidy, with superb breakfasts (each day different). Of its three houses, we stayed in El Secreto, while visiting the other two. All are located in the central historical district of Oaxaca, within easy walking of the Zocalo and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved El Secreto. It is in a perfect location and very intimate and small. Juan, Crisitina, Paula, and Cecelia started the day off with wonderful smiles and food. Mariana, the owner, was in and out and extremely pleasant. Not only were the breakfasts beautiful and delicious, my breakfast mates were well-travelled and interesting. My room, the Dalia, was small,... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot, hidden away on the very safe and central Calle Reforma. Incredible room-comfortable and clean-with a fantastic breakfast cooked and served by the exceptional staff. Can't say enough! Just wonderful.

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Cleveland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Secreto is ranked below its partner B&Bs Bugambillias and Milagros but that may not be true for everyone. With only three rooms it offers a more private experience, and its location near Llano and Conzatti parks opens up new areas of town. The rather plain façade (see photo) with no sign hides a modernly renovated interior (wish I had... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here 9 days in the December and were totally spoiled by Christina and Cecilia's good food and Juan's help. With three rooms, this B&B is quiet, private, and comfortable (especially after I had gotten another blanket when I said I was cold at night). Modern décor with art work and crafts from Oaxaca, a sitting room, three comfortable... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Las Bugambilas in October, in the days leading up to the Day of the Dead celebration. The B&B was decked out with lots of fabulous, colorful decor. Everything was so charming, breakfast was healthy and tasty, and all the staff were very gracious and accommodating. our 2nd floor room was cozy and comfortable. We also... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. Valentina is as sweet as they come. Shes an excellent cook, every morning she had ready for us delicious and beautifully displayed breakfasts. All our requests to her were solved perfectly. Doña Ceci and Juan are also very helpful and nice. We asked for different pillows and she gave us some just like the... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed this friendly and welcoming B and B. the place was well decorated and impeccable clean. Their staff was very very nice and the breakfast was amazing, full of flavor and attractively presented. Vale, Juanito y Ceci are very nice and charming persons. I would definitely return to this incredible place!

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Rocklin, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the owners and staff at this adorable B and B. It is a great place to relax away from the noise of the city, and the meals are stunning in presentation and flavor. I was disappointed in the fact that you have to pay in cash, and didn't expect this when I booked. Also, since this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My partner and I made a last minute reservation at this fantastic BnB. From the first moment the staff was so friendly and welcoming, catering to both of our dietary restrictions with no problem. The breakfast was one of the best we had on our week-long vacation. Although pricey in comparison to other locations, you really get what you pay... More 

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Address: Reforma # 522 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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