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Hotel Las Mariposas
Ranked #13 of 113 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“A charming oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

I love this place! Would most certainly return. Make sure to eat a breakfast cooked by Juana and her daughters, Norma and Lucia. Ask them to to take you to their 'tapete taller' -- their weaving workshop -- outside the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
We appreciate your comments!, thanks for let us know how you enjoyed your visit to our hotel.We hope to work with you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Las Mariposas is a lovely place to stay in Oaxaca. We first stayed there in February 2011 when we first started going to Oaxaca in the winter and this winter (Feb. 2014) was our 4th visit there. The rooms are clean and attractive and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms feature lovely Mexican tilework. The outdoor spaces are particularly outstanding - a burbling fountain with bougainvillea growing about it, tables with chairs for breakfast, for writing letters, or working on your Ipad, comfortable chairs for curling up and reading; a computer for catching up with your Email, and an outdoor kitchen you are able to use if you fancy creating your own Mexican specialities. A continental breakfast is served. From time to time, Juanita - a rugmaker from Teotitlan del Valle (and great cook!) creates a traditional Oaxacan treat to have with your morning coffee. There is a small charge for this - go for it! The hostess, Theresa, is very helpful. A number of 'snowbirds' overwinter there and return year after year. It is a great place to meet new people and practise your Spanish. Great value for your money! (About 7 or 8 doors toward the Zocalo is a small restaurant called Ke-Kehn. Give it a try - it is very inexpensive and the chef is good.)

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Janice:
Thanks for coming.
We are grateful with your comments you give about hotel "Las mariposas".
The breakfast time is a good opportunity to meet new people and share with them experiences or practice your Spanish also the 100% oaxaqueño breakfast that occasionally "Doña Juanita" makes is wonderful. We are glad the outdoor spaces has been enjoyable, many guests spend their time there reading, making theirs homework of their Spanish class, cooking something or spending time on internet, especially on this season that temperatures are high.
Janice, the whole staff of “Las mariposas" hope to see you for fifth time!
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Las Mariposa was an excellent choice for me. Centrally located, friendly, clean. My room was simple and charming.
The staff was very welcoming, and the owner, Theresa, was very helpful and friendly.
The light continental breakfast was served in the central courtyard, an easy way to meet fellow travelers, gather information, or just relax.

I highly recommend this hotel, particularly if you are traveling solo.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate that you have stayed with us and that our location to 3 blocks to Santo Domingo´s Church and to 8 blocks to Dowtown is convenient to get walking to the main places in the center. And the lunch time is a good time to share experiences with other guests. Mindi, we hope to see you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Hotel Las Mariposas is tiny jewel near the busy center of Oaxaca. Run by a competant and helpful staff, it is pleasant, safe, clean and friendly. Guests gather in the central courtyard for breakfast, make friends and sometimes share activities.Some of the rooms are small, but the modest price makes even the tiniest rooms a good bargain. Local woman stop by to perpare fresh tortillas on the comal with squash blossoms and cheese for breakfast, or sell woven ruges and purses. The ambience is cheerful and easy.

This is not a fancy hotel and it is certainly not perfect--though it IS wonderful! Though the space is private and secluded, it is in the hear tof the city and large festivals in the nearby Park Jlanos can be loud. Since Oaxacanos shoot off fireworks for most weddings and celebrations, plan to bring earplugs for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and other holidays.

Las Mariposas is quite central and you easily walk to the Alcada, Santa Domingo, and the Zocalo as well as lovely restaurants, language schools, museums and markets. Taxis, busses and collectivos are available for travel to villiages in the Oaxaca valley.

Many visitors book Las Mariposas repeatedly year after year. I certainly plan to go again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Jessy: Thanks so much for your opinion, we really appreciate for you to take your time to make a comment. Thanks for letting us know how you enjoyed your visit to our hotel,we always try to give the best service to our guests,but celebrations in Oaxaca are very common.
We enjoyed having you stay with us as much as you enjoyed being here.
We´ll see you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

For the first week I stayed with a family but for my last three days in Oaxaca I decided to move to Hotel Mariposas. It was recommended to me by a woman who lives in Oaxaca a good part of the year and I had read about it prior to that.
I had a beautiful, large room with private bathroom on the second floor. The room opened out in a veranda and I could enjoy morning coffee or late afternoon margaritas on the terrace. The communal breakfast was simple but tasty and it was a great way to meet people and to practice Spanish.
The location was perfect-the Zocalo was minutes away, there was a great little restaurant, Ke-Ken a few doors down and if you wanted to splurge, Casa Oaxaca was a five minute walk.
I met two women who rented apartments there since they were there on extended stays and next time I go to Oaxaca I will definitely go at a time when there is an apartment available for me to stay in.
Very reasonably priced, helpful and attentive staff and environmentally conscientious.
A great place!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
We really apreciate your comments!, thanks for let us know how you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. In fact, the breakfast time is a good opportunity to practice your Spanish and experiences with others guests. We´ll see you in your next visit to Oaxaca.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

We stayed in Las Mariposas for six days (November 18 - 24, 2013) and were lucky to get one of the apartments within the hotel. That meant that we had a cooking/dining/living area as well as a bedroom and bathroom. The apartment was perfectly clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies and dishes. More importantly, the common areas of this hotel are beautiful and you could find a quiet corner to lounge in or meet people in the central courtyard where breakfast was served and birdsong greeted you. The two women who ran the hotel were very helpful and clear when we needed to find a collectivo taxi to a nearby market and their younger staff member helped us with printing our boarding passes and calling a taxi for an early morning flight; so much appreciated. I might add that the cleaning staff felt like part of the community - so cheerful and friendly. I highly recommend this distinctive place to stay in Oaxaca. Sincerely, Cathy and Nick

Room Tip: One of the apartments allows you to cook and have extra room to lounge.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thanks for coming.
We are grateful with your comments, the studios has a kitchenette, refrigerator and stove to make your stay in Oaxaca feel even more like home and is a pleasure to know you enjoyed your staying with us. We hope to see you soon.
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Santa Fe, NM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Las Mariposas is located about one half block south of Llano Park. It is located north and east of the zócalo. I had an upstairs room with a sink in the bedroom, a separate bath and the wi-fi worked well. The room and the hotel were very clean. In the morning there was a communal breakfast of coffee, cereal and sweet breads served in their courtyard. If you don't mind walking to the major tourist spots this hotel would probably suit your needs.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Mariposas1, Gerente at Hotel Las Mariposas, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios del Hotel Las Mariposas. Nuestra ubicación a tres cuadras de Santo Domingo y a 8 cuadras del Centro, les permite a nuestros huéspedes conocer los principales atractivos turísticos caminando al tiempo que disfrutan la ciudad. Esperamos contar con su preferencia en su próxima visita a Oaxaca.
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Property: Hotel Las Mariposas
Address: Calle Pino Suarez 517 | Centro histórico, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Oaxaca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
#6 Green 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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