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“Excelent Italian food” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle Iturbide No.38, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Real de Catorce
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“Excelent Italian food”
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!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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8 helpful votes 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!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

You will feel transported as you drive through Real De Catorce and arrive at the Refugio Romano. Nestled on the hillside of this old mining town, this 3 room hotel boasts of Italian warmth, and breathtaking views. Its very quiet and secure, and the owners welcomed our kids and our dogs, making us feel right at home. If you stay, you will enjoy comfy beds, hot showers, lots of space and home-style ammenities. Be sure and enjoy an authentic Italian meal made fresh by the owners during your stay. You won't be dissapointed!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a tiny, 3-room hotel, so I would consider it a bed and breakfast.

We had the orange room which was a great size for a family of four. The only "negative" aspect of the hotel is its location. You have to walk a lot if you want to get anywhere. However, its location was a plus for us because the view is amazing. The food was great, too.

You won't regret staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay, in large part thanks to the genuine warmth and kindness of the hosts and very tasty food. The location provides for wonderful views, the room was comfortable and clean and the town centre is a 5 minute walk away.
Refugio Romano has few rooms, so if you are looking for a quiet and secluded paradise, look no further.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toluca, Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Everything started when I arrived at Refugio Romano and met Lucho and Irma, owners of the place who received us as if we were old friends. The place well located with all the comfort you can imagine at this magical and far place made our trip unfurgettable (great for couples!).

Please do not hesitate about asking all meals to Lucho, his stone oven provides the perfect taste to his italian creations.

Thanks a lot Lucho and Irma, we had a blast in your gorgeous place.

Myrna and Manu

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Address: Calle Iturbide No.38, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > San Luis Potosi > Real de Catorce
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Real de Catorce
Number of rooms: 3

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