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Hotel Las Mariposas
Pino Suarez 517 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #13 of 112 hotels in Oaxaca
Cuiaba, MT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed at Las Mariposas for 16 days. The studio was in the back courtyard and was very quiet (although some guests were very noisy). The room was nice, comfortable and clean. The bed was large and cozy, the shower was good. When I arrived Beth was at the reception, she was nice and gave good tips of places to go and eat (I don't know if she still works there). It is a good place to stay if you're on a budget, the prices are reasonable and the hotel is simple but pleasant. Don't expect much from the breakfast, it is very basic, so if you like to eat well in the mornings (I do) it is better to eat somewhere else. The maid service was good and Lucila was lovely, but my suggestion is that they begin to do the cleaning later. Sometimes I did not want or need to wake up early but they knocked on my door or made noise next to the room. During my stay the hotel started doing some maintanance work and it was a little noisy and uncomfortable unfortunately. The smell from the painting on the stone wall next to my room was strong for several days.
The hotel is well located: just 1/2 block from Llano Park and a few walk from the historical center. If you like pets there is a nice dog called Tita, but if you don't it is not a problem because she doesn't bother the guests.
Oaxaca is a lovely city and as a woman solo traveller I felt safe walking alone even in the night.

Room Tip: I think the rooms in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your suggestion , we'll try to aply it, we are so sorry for the maintanance work, we try to do it during low season.
Hope to see you in your next visit to oaxaca.
Thanks.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Banff, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Las Mariposas is located easy walking distance south to the Zocola or north to the 1st class bus station. Minutes away from Juarez Park (El Llano) where the festival of the Virgin de Guadelupe is held, combining religious reverence and circus midway madness and noise. Inside the Mariposas it remains serene.
Everything is spotless and the gardens are very relaxing.
The studios are the best buy option (600 pesos) and are very spacious, but not easy to reserve.
The regular rooms (500) are better than most similar options in the neighborhood.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Numerous restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Rent a studio if possible.
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  • Stayed December 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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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. we are working to provide you the best service.
Enjoy Oaxaca.
You are welcome anytime you will come.
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

we spent a week at Las Mariposas and our stay exceeded our expectations. There are 20 rooms, some with a small kitchen in the corner of the room including refrigerator, pots, dishes and utensils. There is also a shared refrigerator and microwave in the courtyard. The room was spotless and the two courtyards were kept tidy. The location is perfect for walking to the many sights in old town Oaxaca. We made reservations on-line with Lucia who was very helpful to us and made us feel quite at home during our stay.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. it was a pleasure to serve you, Hope to see you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The place is in a good position, clean and spacious. The price is all right for what it is but rooms are dark due to few and small windows. I had no problem with all of that but the staff is unfriendly and not really motivated.

When we were checking out staff members came by twice to remind us that we have to check out by midday even though it was not even eleven yet and we told them that we were packing already.

In the end I forgot my charished and expensive downy feather pillow in the room by mistake. When I realized and came back for it the next morning to ask for it the told me that they had already thrown it in the garbage and there was no way to give it back. Worst thing was that they did not even say sorry or seem to care at all. I did not feel very welcome overall and I felt like they wanted us to come pay and then get lost again as soon as possible.

Room Tip: There are many other options at this price range.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Propietario at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
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Lamentamos que la atención recibida no haya sido conforme a sus expectativas, ya que la atención personalizada es una característica que nos distingue.

Esperamos contar con su preferencia en un futuro.

Atentamente.
Hotel las mariposas.
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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16 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very basic hotel but good value for money ($500 MXP per night per room). The owner very attentive. Coffee and bread in the mornings. No parking but possible to park on the street, which is very busy during the day and therefore, hard to find a place before 8:30PM.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your coments. Hope to serve you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Oaxaca is an absolutely lovely city. I stayed at Las Mariposas for 2 nights. The hotel is very clean and is well-located, near the centre of the city and the bus station. The staff was kind. The breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your opinios. Hope to see you in your next trip to Oaxaca.
and Thanks again.
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012


I think my comment above covers really all I need say. Oaxaca is a wonderful town but to stay in this haven adds to the stay. It is situated not right in the centre , which is a bonus, but ten minutes walk from the Zocalo and 5 from st. Domingo. The owners are so helpful and kind and it makes a difference knowing that this house has been in the family for generations. Do book in advance being my only suggestion. No one should miss staying here even if they are just passing through Oaxaca

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your opinios. our guest are the reason to try to be the best in service , it was a pleasure to serve you.
Hope to see you again.
Thanks.
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Address: Pino Suarez 517 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Oaxaca
#5 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
#13 Family Hotel in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Las Mariposas is a small, family-run hotel with a friendly, relaxed guesthouse atmosphere, offering bed and breakfast to all kinds of international travelers. Choose a single or a double room and you'll find the comfortable beds, private bathroom and spotlessly clean accommodation exactly what you need. If you'd prefer the option of having your own cooking facilities, then consider a studio apartment with kitchenette, refrigerator and stove to make your stay in Oaxaca feel even more like home. Short and long-term stays are available both for rooms and studio apartments. ... more   less 
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