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Mayra's Apartments and Spanish School

Eduardo Tapia112 y Oriente | 3rd floor, orange house, Banos EC 180250, Ecuador
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Bromma, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a good time in banos staying in Mayra's studio as well as taking lessons, no switch and bait, just a woman running a Spanish school. It always helps with having a clear picture of what the purpose for the classes are to get the best result.. Banos can be a loud place nighttime so pack earplugs or go out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I sent Mayra several messages in regards to booking her place and received no response. A day later we attempted to contact her again through my friend's account. We received an immediate response however it I was a bait and switch claiming the room advertised was no longer available and offering a less desirable room for a higher price. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A friend and I stayed here for a week while traveling Ecuador. Myra was very helpful the second we arrived. The apt was clean and had all the necessary items one would need in an apartment. It was not expensive and after traveling for weeks and staying in hostels it was nice to have our own little apt, to relax,... More 

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Mayraspanish, Gerente at Mayra's Apartments and Spanish School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, I am very happy that you enjoyed your time here in Banos with us.. You are welcome back at any time. Mayra More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We spent 4 weeks at Mayras, both in an apartment (#2) and taking Spanish lessons. When we arrived Mayra gave us a map of Banos and pointed out places of interest which was good to get our bearings straight away. The apartment was well presented with the kitchen equipped with everything we needed. Nice and spacious, hot water and wifi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I spent one week at Mayra's Spanish school, whilst doing an organised homestay through the shool. For a beginner the lessons were very good, and covered all the basic vocab and grammar. My teacher Emma was great - and I learnt a lot, especially in our 30 minute breaks where we would chat about all sorts! My homestay was fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stumbled upon Mayra's Spanish School and apartments shortly after I arrived in Banos. I was looking to take Spanish lessons and I was staying at a hostel a bit of a walk out of the town centre. I ended up switching to Mayra's apartments while I took lessons for three weeks. I had classes 4 hours a day, Monday-Friday.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were heading to Banos frm Quito and were looking for accomodation. After swapping some emails we found this place little bit overpriced for us. After some days, we did a decission to rent a studio from Mayra (top floor, roof terrce etc) for 40USD/night. Plan was to stay here for two nights and move forward. Upon our arrival Mayra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The structure was really good, in two weeks we learned most of the grammar and improved our vocabulary. Now, we can have (basic) conversations with locals which feels great. My teacher Emma was the greatest, every day she kept my attention for 4 hours! Thank you.

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have attended Spanish schools in Mexico and Guatemala, and Mayra's is similar to those. At Mayra's, classes are one on one, which is intense. The quality of instruction depends on your teacher, and I had a good one. My Spanish is advanced, so the class format was informal. My friends were beginners, so their programs were formal. Overall I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I didn't stay in the apartments so can't comment on them, but I spent a week in Banos taking Spanish lessons here and would like to describe my experience. The school itself is the top floor a small apartment building and has quite an informal, improvised feel with furniture and decor that is already several years past needing a makeover.... More 

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