Just had my second stay at Casa del Sol Oaxaca. Stayed last year in December (2011) and decided to stay again this year ( December 2012). Loved it. Guillermo as usual was great. The house and the central patio lovely. Everything very clean. Use of the community kitchen. Is this the perfect hotel? No. The lamps in my room by the bed were wobbly, the pillows not cushy enough. The naked lightbulb in the ceiling is awful. No lamp on the desk. But the reason to stay at Casa del Sol is three fold. ONE: the host/owner Guillermo; charming and welcoming: TWO: the price. Very cheap. THREE: the bones of the beautiful old house that is the hotel itself. The sun fills the patio in the morning and draws you out of your room into the glory of the very large patio filled with bright pink bougainvillea. Casa del Sol Oaxaca is the kind of house that everyone wants in Oaxaca and nobody can find. This kind of house is seldom if never open to the public. So don't go to Casa del Sol looking for perfection. You won't find it. But stay at Casa del Sol to experience the simple joys of living in the center of Oaxaca in a lovely space for a very inexpensive price. I paid 550 Mexican pesos (44 us dollars or 34 euros) per night for a large room with a private bath. If you want creature comfort, and a lovely attempt at perfection go to Casa Oaxaca. But you will pay approximately $250 us dollars and up per night. But for me personally, I prefer Casa del Sol; the welcome, the sun in the patio, the flowers and the feeling that for a few days you are living in your own beautiful, rustic, 19th century house/hacienda. I can't wait to go back in December 2013. Thanks Guillermo.
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