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“One of the most friendly, clean, etc hotels I have stayed in throughout my long life of wonderful travels.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Las Mariposas
Ranked #14 of 111 Hotels in Oaxaca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“One of the most friendly, clean, etc hotels I have stayed in throughout my long life of wonderful travels.”
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
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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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Berkeley, California
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed 8 days at Las Mariposas. Coffee plus bread and peanut butter (or cake) served at 8 am in flagstone courtyard with fountain. There must have been 7 or 8 people working there, all very friendly and comfortable with tourists. For some reason, nearly all the other guests were non-Mexican -- German, Dutch, US, so the conversation around the breakfast tables was in English. The hostess, Teresa, an elegant and formidable lady, has all the connections (including Spanish teachers) at her fingertips. Great location; walk to bus station, Zocalo, Mercados, Santo Domingo. Women with samples of the carpets woven out in Teotitlan come several times a week to display and hopefully, sell.

Room Tip: No pool or restaurant. Rooms in inner courtyards quieter; there are a lot of churches in the nieghb...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments!. we are working hard everyday to provide best service.
Hope to see you again.
Thanks.
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in mid Sept.
- Everything is VERY clean for a hotel in this price range... I even saw them cleaning behind some bookshelves in a common hallway the first day.
- Staff is very helpful and friendly.
- Our initial room faced a courtyard with quite a few mosquitos... and there was gap between the screen frame and the window frame. We asked to change rooms and they accommodated us immediately, no problem. We were able to move our stuff into the new room first thing in the morning when we asked.
- We booked the Monte Alban tour with them and the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Van that took us there was brand new.

Two small complaints:
- The common spaces get very dark at night, due to very dim eco-friendly lighting (once I went to get water at 6 am and literally all the lights were off). I don't think it would be too damaging to the environment to make things just a bit brighter.
- The breakfast ends at 9:30 and one day we were in time but there was not enough bread for both of us. Coffee is also not very hot, and quite weak.

Room Tip: Check the window screen before settling in. Mosquitoes in the courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jason M
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. About your opinions we will be working on that and hope not to have the same problem in the future.
Hope to see you again.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I spent a week in Oaxaca before heading to the coast for a few days (where I am now). I spend the week at Las Mariposas. I found the location very convenient, especially close to the language school I was working with - Becari. Nice park at the end of the street where families played and spent time together.

There are a couple of wonderful courtyards at Las Mariposas. One disappointment I had was that they were doing some maintenance work while I was there so the courtyards weren't useable for much of the time, although I did sit out at night while checking emails. They were sealing the tile, painting railings, and trimming vines. This is definitely a slower season, so the perfect time to do the work.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank ltushla
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. we were doing some maintenance work because you Know is slow season, and it is the best time to do it, and all this one is for to give the best service to our guest.Hope to see you again.
Thanks.
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in September. Simple, little and clean rooms that cover your needs. Simple breakfast with nice organic coffee. Nice gardens and very well located just a few blocks from interest places like Zocalo, Santo Domingo's church and museum and restaurants.
I would certainly recommend or stay there again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your coments. Hope to see you in your next trip to Oaxaca. Thanks
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Las Mariposas for several days in August and loved it. The location is perfect, near enough to everything but not in the midst of all the noise, the area itself is lovely. The hotel is really pretty, our room was spacious and clean with a huge bed. The staff were friendly, particularly the cleaning ladies who offered help and advice when I had an upset stomach. The hotel also has lovely courtyards for relaxing in. I would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return here and to wonderful Oaxaca in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Louise M
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. we are always working to provide the best service to our guest and make them feel like home. Hope to see you in your next trip to Oaxaca.
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Tulum, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Sizeable, clean room set in sprawling colonial house-style compound with pretty courtyards and authentic touches. Best value for money we could find in Oaxaca City, within walking distance to all main sites. Would recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GavinMex
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your opinions about Las Mariposas Hotel. We are always trying to keep the best rates for our guest.

We hope to see you again in the future.
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Property: Hotel Las Mariposas
Address: Calle Pino Suarez 517 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Oaxaca
#5 Green Hotel in Oaxaca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
#6 Business Hotel in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Las Mariposas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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