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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, this more of a tutor-type affair than a school. You have to work around the lives of the teachers rather than the other way around. Nothing wrong with that, especially somewhere the size of Banos just don't expect a organised language school. We were taught by Mayra but didn't stay in the apartments. From what I briefly saw, people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I spent four weeks studying with Mayra and staying half the time in her lovely studio apartment, literally six steps from my classroom and the other in the wonderful Reyes family home. An amazing experience and well worth the time and effort. My understanding of Spanish grammar is much clearer and although it is an ongoing process my command of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I absolutely loved my stay in Mayras flatshare accommodation and learning spanish with her lovely teachers. I have studied spanish 3 times whildt being in South America and Mayras school is by far the best. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Mayra has a wonderful Spanish School. At this school you will find experienced, native speakers with university degrees that know how to work with people at individual levels, taking into consideration your learning skills and your knowledge of the language. It is a fun learning experience. I have even seen children there learning with their parents but in a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I rented an apartment from Mayra for a week as well as I took Spanish classes at her school. The apartment was great. We felt super at home. Both the class and apartment where an incredible price! My teacher was so so kind and it was great having a space to speak Spanish where I was comfortable.... More 

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