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Refugio Romano

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Calle Iturbide No.38, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We took a trip to Real and booked Refugio through their website. My only critique is that you have to use an international wire transfer with Maya to reserve a room (which would be solved if they simply used PayPal). Everything else was enjoyable. Lucho showed us a secure place to park our vehicle and carried our heavy ice chest... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

A small hotel, clean and confortable. The owner is a great italian person who cooks delicious!! Very clean with a great gardens to stay after a day arround the town. I have a 5 year old and a baby and they really enjoy the visit, and the gardens, I was very happy and confident to leave my baby play on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We just got back from a 4 night stay at the lovely Refugio Romano. The hosts, Lucho and Maya, are lovely people and very accommodating. The hotel is a bit of a steep climb (we paid a young boy to guide us up the rocky callejones to find our destination and to carry our luggage as well) but it was... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lucho is charming as others have observed. Other than that, I was left wondering what was so special? Not much in my opinion. First, it is not in town. It is a goat walk up the side of a mountain to get there. Second, we had one meal at the hotel and I was totally non-plussed -- a few slices... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Refugio Romano, like Real de Catorce, is a truly magical place. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and ecological, and the hosts are amazing. Lucho, Mayra, and Lucho's niece Martina made our stay perfect. My wife and I loved the place so much that we even stayed an additional, unplanned, night. Even the food is delightful. My experience at Refugio Romano... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was wonderful accommodation for visiting the area. And, if the place wasn't special enough, Luciano is a fabulous cook and we had delightful meals while we stayed. It was absolutely a highlight to sit up on the top deck and watch the town goings. I can say this accommodation was as amazing as the tunnel coming into town! Rooms... More 

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I had the opportunity to go to Real de Catorce with my gf and we decided to stay with Lucho and his wife, the place is awesome, has a great view and the food is delicious, my gf is vegetarian so it was a very good option. Everything went as expected I also read all the reviews before choosing the... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The owner is a great italian chef! The food was made with fresh ingredients and very tasty. We had pizza, pasta, and for breakfast real honey. The location is also good, not so easy to get, but close to everything. We definitely would return!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Luciano and his wife have made a wonderful retreat with Refugio Romano. Delicious food, beautiful views, large, clean romos and friendly service! Real de Catorce is a delightful destination, not so easy to get to but worth it. I will definitely return to Refugio Romano. (Pizza and pasta are wonderful!)

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Very cozy and friendly place! I highly recommend the entire restaurant menu. Lucio and Mayra produce everything(food) from his own Garden. Very tasty and elaborated Italian food! The home made jelly is a must. We had a lovely weekend!

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