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“Beautifully decorated, welcoming hotel in a foodie location” 5 of 5 stars
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Reforma No 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 102 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Munich, Germany
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34 hotel reviews
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“Beautifully decorated, welcoming hotel in a foodie location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Have just spent a few nights at las Bugambilias and absolutely loved it. Nov 2012.It was recommended on Lonely Planet, but for some reason is not high up on the list on Tripadvisor. It should be more highly recommended as it is a wonderful boutique style B&B.

I stayed in the small room Orquidea, which was really cute, with a tiny candle lit terrace and well worth the 70 USD price.
My room was cool, calm and beautifully decorated with Mexican arts and crafts, but not at all over done. It was very tasteful and so welcoming.
It's definitely somewhere I would be happy to stay for a longer period.

The breakfasts (fruit, granola, yoghurt, fresh juice, egg dish, home made bread and jams) were simply delicious and set in a stunning dining area.

I also ate at their restaurant La Olla twice. It was among the best food I have eaten in Mexico. The tostadas with octopus, the fish tacos and the chicken with mole negro were out if this world.

All the staff were beautifully dressed in traditional clothing and were delightful and helpful.

Close by there are many great bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Everything in the central part of town is within walking distance.
There are also a great deal of interesting day trips to be made from here.

Oaxaca is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but so worth to have on your trip list, especially if you like authentic Mexican cuisine. This hotel is the perfect location for a wonderful, relaxing stay! ENJOY!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Located a short walk to the zocalo but quiet and comfortable, this place excelled on all accounts. The spacious, well decorated rooms, the comfortable common areas filled with artwork, the friendly, helpful staff were terrific, and the excellent vegetarian breakfasts were a great place to meet and share with fellow guests. We'll definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Our stay exceeded all our expectations. The room was very comfortable, immaculate and beautifully decorated. The house is full of exquisite artwork. Everyone on the staff is very friendly, helpful and accessible. The breakfast is delicious--fresh, home- made foods served at a beautifully set and decorated table. The location near Santo Domingo Church is perfect, within walking distance of all the major attractions. I highly recommend this beautiful, very reasonably priced guest house.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The people at Las Bugambilias couldn't have been more solicitous of my every comfort! Everyone works very hard to see that you are well cared for, from the wonderful, fresh gourmet breakfasts, to the assistance finding a reliable English-speaking taxi driver to patiently escort you to the artisanal villages, and the special markets.

The rooms and the B&B itself are decorated beautifully and artfully with a variety of local crafts. Bathroom was modern and roomy.

I would definitely recommend it. I hated very much to leave!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I (in our late 30's) visited Oaxaca in October of 2012. I learned of Case de Las Bugambilias from Trip Advisor and spent a lot of time on the Bugambilias' website, along with many other places in Oaxaca, before deciding on our room and length of stay. I am glad I picked this place! Our experience was great and I would definitely recommend this B&B to other travelers visiting Oaxaca.

First of all, Bugambilias is located north of the Zocalo and I found this to be the most interesting, beautiful part of the city center. It is close to many great cafes, restaurants and galleries. It is also very close to Santo Domingo cathedral (about a block or two) and the accompanying museum and botanical gardens.

Second, the B&B staff is very helpful with planning excursions, getting directions and general "assistance" in the city. There were two instances, one critical, where the thick language barrier in Oaxaca (visitors should know that very little English is spoken in this city) put us in a bind and we needed help navigating the situation through an interpreter. The critical story: my wife came down with flu-like symptoms one evening and when this became known through conversation, one of the staff members kindly offered to walk her to a nearby doctor for an exam. She declined and tried to tough it out but eventually felt pretty bad, so the Bugambilias employee (I am pretty sure his name is Renalto but I probably spelled it wrong) walked several blocks with her to a nearby doctor/pharmacy combo and served as translator while she was analyzed by the physician. We would never have been able to handle this on our own but, thanks to the genuine care shown by this person, she was prescribed some antibiotics and felt better soon after. Not knowing how else to truly show our gratitude, I tried to offer Renalto some money for his time and trouble but he refused, leaving me feeling a tad embarrassed. You do not find that kind of service and care at every hotel in the world and this really stood out to us. The word "guest" is obviously overused in the hotel industry, but we truly felt taken care of and like welcome guests by the staff at Bugambilias.

Thirdly, the hotel itself is gorgeous, clean and comfortable. Our room was awesome, but the courtyard is the crown jewel of the property. It provides peaceful respite in the middle of Oaxaca (more on that later) with a lot of natural greenery, interesting sculptures and a few bird cages for natural sound effects. If you stay here, be sure to take advantage of the nightly wine pouring from 5-7pm in the courtyard. That is when we really got to know our fellow guests and made some new travel buddies. The dining room is well adorned but not pretentious. There is a lot of great artwork throughout the hotel, but especially in the dining room. The table was decorated differently each morning with pretty place settings and top notch food presentation. The breakfast was hearty, unique and delicious every day. I will not bore you with daily menus but one morning, we had "green pancakes" made from spinach, flax seed and oatmeal. They were incredibly tasty and just an example of the creativity coming from the kitchen at Bugambilias! Oaxacan coffee from nearby Nuevo Mundo is served daily and is wonderful.

All in all, this is a great place to stay and I recommend it highly!

In order to offer a fair review, I must point out two minor drawbacks to this hotel since no place is perfect and many drawbacks are out of a hotel's control. This first comment is more of a review of Oaxaca, but Oaxaca is a true city and with cities, come lots of noises....sometimes very loud noises. Bugambilias is in the heart of the city center and right outside its door, is a busy, bustling street. There will be times when the city's "audible energy" will creep into your room, disrupt your tranquil morning, etc. Keep this in mind. You will not be staying at a quiet country inn. Second is water pressure in the showers. I would call our shower one notch better than a "trickle" but we try not to be that high maintenance, especially in a city and country with a dire water shortage. It's just something to point out, objectively. If you're the kind of person who thinks their bathing experience can make or break their day, maybe Oaxaca is not for you or do a little more homework on the city's showers. It was obviously not a deal breaker for us.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your time in Oaxaca!

Jason
New Orleans, LA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were travelling with a wife in Mexico and heard about Oaxaca as town of the best artisans. Hotel Casa Bugambilias was a real proof for that. Impresive original design of every room and interior of the hotel. Very central location in walking distance from all important places. Friendly and helpful staff speaking good English.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

FUNTastic time in Oaxaca starting with this wonderful, warm and inviting B&B. The Cabreras and staff were like family between the great conversations, advice, service, food, mescal, location and so much more. It was an easy walk everywhere in the City....only about 5 min from the Zocálo, close to all the markets. We enjoyed sitting out on the rooftop at night with a cocktail and a tremendous view of the city.....followed by dinner at La Olla; Pilar's restaurant. Jorge took us on a wonderful excursion to see his Artisan friend, Nelson, at work with his looming; had to take a beautiful piece home with me. We experienced Mezcal, the 5000 year old tree and the beauty of Oaxaca. I plan on returning over and over!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Reforma No 402 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de las Bugambilias is a striking modern house decorated with contemporary art, local folk art and antiques in a minimalist aesthetic way. Located just one block from Santo Domingo Cathedral and Cultural Museum. Your host, Artist Aurora Cabrera, and staff will provide personal attention to your needs. We offer eight rooms with private baths and a two-bedroom suite. Las Bugambilias is also home to the popular "La Olla" Restaurant and Art Gallery. ... more   less 
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