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El Secreto B&B

Reforma # 522 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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El Secreto B&B
Ranked #8 of 89 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Having tried to book their bigger sister hotel Las Bugambillias but finding it full, we were offered the last room here, so we needed up with the smallest of the rooms. I am so glad we got here. It's a little oasis in the nicest part of town, basically staying in what was someones house with well decorated en suite... More

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San Francisco, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our stay at El Secreto exceeded all our expectations! Conveniently located from all the major sites, El Secreto is a relaxing oasis after a full day of site-seeing and eating. El Secreto is a three bedroom B&B and has a beautiful rooftop deck with a fire pit and plenty of lighting to relax through the evening. The tasteful décor adds... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed at this wonderful B & B during the week of Dia De Los Muertos. The service was warm, sincere, and just all around wonderful. If you are looking for a quiet and serene spot, this is it. El Secreto is walking distance to the center of town, as well as Santo Domingo, and the main Avenue that takes... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed at El Secreto this past weekend and had an excellent time. Valentina, Ceci, and Juan prepared a great breakfast and helped us out with any questions we had. Highly recommended and located right at the center of Oaxaca.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

El Secreto is truly a little secret hide-away in Oaxaca. The perfect location made it easy to get to attractions, markets, the Zocalo, many local shops and restaurants within an easy walk. The host, Amelia and her family and excellent staff made us feel welcome. The breakfasts, which we had at Bugambilias, were beautifully presented using fresh ingredients and delicious.... More

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Midland, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I have visited Oaxaca three times, this last time for our longest stay. We were fortunate to have a room in El Secreto, as the rooms are much in demand. Our room was the smallest of three, but very comfortable and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the rain shower very much, as well as the large screened door... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at las Bugambilias before but it was full when we visited in October so we stayed at el Secreto this trip. Because there are only 3 rooms, you feel like you are in your own lovely home with super attentive service, terrific food, and a lovely staff. Bravo to el Secreto!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 night in El-Secreto in Oaxaca - it was amazing! The house is most beautiful, the attention to details is unbelievable! No one single down point! The breakfast was delicious, the bed was even more comfy then in home, 10 minutes walk from the Zocalo, great and most helpfull staff!

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Merimbula, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This sister property to Las Bugambillias, a family owned B &B in central Oaxaca is perfectly presented, maintained and professionally run. From the moment of our arrival we were made to feel welcome and nothing we asked for was too much trouble. The breakfasts were exquisitely arranged works of art by cook Valentina, ably assisted by her colleague Juan. In... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Very clean and tastefully decorated B&B and the room itself. Included breakfast was beyond expectations and included fresh squeezed juice and artfully arranged courses. Owner lives on premises and runs a well-organized and friendly operation. The location is central, quiet and safe. The only squabble is that WiFi did not cover the entirely of the room.

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Additional Information about El Secreto B&B

Address: Reforma # 522 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Secreto is a cozy urban oasis with four bedrooms, private patios and a massage area. A rooftop deck allows for sunbathing and relaxation as well as providing a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding mountains. This private and intimate B&B located in the best spot in the city, literally across the street from the legendary Santo Domingo Church and the beautiful Ethnobotanical Gardens. If you can dream it we can make it happen. ... more   less 

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