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El Secreto B&B

Reforma # 522 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
El Secreto B&B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of four, we recently stayed at El Secreto for a week. We pretty much had the house to ourselves during the week. The staff (Cristina, Cecilia and Juan) took excellent care of us. The breakfasts were delicious. The rooms are comfortable and pleasantly appointed. We loved the patios and the rooftop terrace. It's right across the street from our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Our stay at El Secreto could not have been more perfect. The staff, Juan, Christina, and Cecilia, made us feel incredibly pampered. The gourmet breakfasts were a feast for both the palette and the eyes. Our room, Azaela, was tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. We definitely want to return to El Secreto, and can highly recommend it to anyone looking... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed two days in El Secreto. We had the house to ourselves, which was nice. A lot of thought has been put into the construction. The location was perfect. We walked all over town! We used the services of Rene, their in-house guide. We spent a wonderful day visiting Tlacolula Indian market and Teotitlan del Valle, Mitla and El... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This b&b is in fantastic location, walking distance to town and several restaurants but still quiet. We stayed in begonia which was a little small but still comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. Stand out was the shower - good size, hot and decent pressure - things we hadn't experienced at places we stayed previously! Staff were completely welcoming and nothing... More 

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Stowe, Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Very conveniently located. Comfortable in every way. The house is great and the rooftop terrace is the icing on the cake. The staff went SO far above and beyond to make our stay pleasant! Very highly recommended.

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Stowe, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I can't imagine a better stay in Oaxaca! I traveled to Oaxaca with my family of 6 plus one baby. We rented the entire El Secreto, which offered all the benefits of renting a house but it included breakfast and cleaning. It was the perfect balance for our family. Christina and Ceclia cooked a delicious breakfast every morning and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everything about my 4 days at El Secreto was excellent. The entire building was clean, the food was delicious and the people were nice. It was nice to be there as the only guest and it was also nice to talk with the other travelers that arrived later in the week. I would definitely stay there again.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we stayed four days in this delightful 3-room B&B. It had an outside seating area and an area on the second roof floor for sunbathing, reading or just lounging on the sofa with umbrellas for shade. There were plenty of plants and flowers everywhere. The breakfast always included a second course local dish. The staff was very friendly and helpful,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Top of the line! The staff was super hospitable, friendly and willing to go out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The breakfasts were some of the best we have had anywhere, and the complimentary Mezcal tasting was a nice bonus. We were very happy to have found this little gem as it made our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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