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“Lovely stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Las Mariposas
Pino Suarez 517 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #12 of 112 hotels in Oaxaca
Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed at Las Mariposas for 8 nights during Christmas, it was perfect.
Coffee every morning and about everyother day they would make a great breakfast.
It was in a great location, close to Santo Domingo and lovely parks.
They were able to set up a car and driver for me to visit some of the small villages.
I will stay there again.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios. Esperamos ser de su preferencia para su próxima visita en Oaxaca.
Gracias.
Hasta pronto !
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  • 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I enjoyed the week I stayed at Las Mariposas. It was comfortable and met my expectations. Don't expect luxury, but it was clean and quaint. It was located in a nice area of the city and just far enough away from the hectic Zocalo to be relaxing, but not so far to be inconvenient. The fact that the gate is locked at night is nice to ensure safety, but I did feel bad awaking the night doorman to let me in after hours. Still, it didn't seem to be a problem. For the price, I thought it was great. There is no heat or AC, which is probably standard, but be advised that is did get fairly chilly at night (in December).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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 31, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments, hope to see you again here in Oaxaca.
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Las Mariposas was a delight. It is a most interesting hotel with lots of cool outdoor nooks and crannies for curling up with a good book or enjoying a morning cup of coffee. The room was very nice, good bed, well furnished. The bathroom was ample with lots of hot water. A very good experience at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 31, 2012
thank you so much for your opinions, hope to see you when you will back to Oaxaca again.
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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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Banff, Canada
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Additional Information about Hotel Las Mariposas

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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Las Mariposas Oaxaca
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