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“Lovely B&B but more lovely owner!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Diablo y la Sandia Libres

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El Diablo y la Sandia Libres
Ranked #4 of 126 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Canada
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Lovely B&B but more lovely owner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We were delighted with our stay here as it was comfortable, clean, welcoming and very central but a little off the busiest part of town. Great breakfast and not too many rooms so you could enjoy visiting with the other guests. Now the piece de resistance was Maria our hostess and owner I believe. She was gracious and very, very helpful. Maria helped us organize our itinerary while in Oaxaca, our flight to the coast and most wonderfully, suggested 3 restaurants all of which we ate at. They were all superb

I highly recommend Diablo y La Sandia.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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North Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We loved our stay at El Diablo y la Sandia. Our room was large and beautifully decorated, and the bed was so comfortable. Maria could not have been more helpful. Maria gave us her map with recommendations for restaurants and other attractions…we worked our way through them and were never disappointed. Breakfasts were delicious and the guests fun to chat with at breakfast. We enjoyed the rooftop patio, and it was nice to be able to purchase cold drinks at the honor bar, and take them up there. We ended up buying several craft pieces from Maria, because she had such a special selection. We found it to be excellent value for money. We would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Westhampton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Maria is a lovely host. She is super organized, speaks English beautifully, and gave us wonderful recommendations for food and museums. She had a nice collection of art and tourist books on hand in the common space and a phone for easy calls anywhere in the area. Her cleaning and cooking staff are also excellent!
I am not a big B&B fan but Sandia y la Diablo felt more like an intimate boutique hotel with spaces, other than my room, I could hang out and relax in. The breakfast time was social and a relaxed way to share experiences and travel tips with others. Excellent!

Room Tip: Try to get the top room by the outside patio if you can!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

After the long bus trip with two very tired bodies Maria's warm welcome and yummy lunch recommendation was exactly what we needed. The House was very relaxed and casual and only a short walk away from all the action. It was a great location! Breakfasts were a great start to everyday would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

El Diablo y La Sandia was the perfect B&B in Oaxaca. The rooms were all very clean - simple but with a lot of character. Great location, excellent breakfasts. Maria had great restaurant recommendations and helped us plan several excursions. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

I stayed at El Diablo y La Sandia for a few days in February and had a wonderful visit. My room and bath were clean, cozy and comfortable. The breakfasts were great and while composed of local foods were delicious for a tongue unfamiliar with the foods. Maria, the owner/hostess, is a world traveler herself and was available to answer all questions fully. She also has her own special brand of mescal, which I bought for my son, who rates it highly!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Westwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

This place fits in so well with the character of Oaxaca, it definitely adds to the overall experience. Rooms are clean and lovely. Breakfast in the interior patio is a treat -- you meet interesting people, the food is delicious and the filtered morning light is so energizing. Central location makes it easy to walk everywhere in town.

Room Tip: Pick a room in the back/interior to avoid street noise.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about El Diablo y la Sandia Libres

Property: El Diablo y la Sandia Libres
Address: Calle Libres 205 | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quaint hotel that has a different, fun feel to it. Our guests enter and lounge just as they would at home, made easy by our personalized attention and warm environment. We enjoy spoiling you with a morning breakfast, hearty and healthy, as well as providing an orientation upon your arrival to this wonderful town. ... more   less 
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