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“Peaceful retreat in the heart of the city”

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El Diablo y la Sandia Libres
Ranked #4 of 126 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful retreat in the heart of the city”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed at el Diablo y la Sandia for a week in June 2014. The B&B is charming, spotless, and very quiet, despite being in the heart of Oaxaca City (which is noisy, like all cities). The open kitchen and living room made it feel like I was arriving back "home" each evening after a long day out. I was in Oaxaca City for work-related reasons, so I was very happy to be able to have a drink from the honor bar each evening to relax as I would normally do at home, as well as have a coffee first thing in the morning when I got up to prepare for the day. The free wi-fi is also convenient and very fast (much faster than in Mexico City where I live). The owner Maria is welcoming and always available to answer questions. I plan to stay here again upon my return, as well as bring my family for a vacation. I chose this B&B due to the variety of positive comments on tripadvisor, which are spot on.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

El Diablo y la Sandia is a charming B&B walking distance to all the main attractions. If you are looking for an authentic local place to stay with a unique mexican touch, amazing amenities, great breakfast and a terrace to relax this is the place for you. Maria our host was very helpful in providing guidance during our stay and was very easy to get in touch with and flexible prior to our stay. We would love to stay with her again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

A beautiful place to call your Oaxacan home. Great location, spacious rooms with gorgeous decor, a comfy bed & lovely peaceful rooftop. Your host Maria is a beautiful soul, who treats her guests like friends. Most definitely the place I will return to for future visits to Oaxaca.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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seattle, wa
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Thanks! We very much enjoyed our stay at El Diablo y La Sandia. Great location, easy parking and very accommodating when we needed last minute space as a family of four. We appreciated your going out of your way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Breakfasts were lovely and we were grateful for the coffee/wine honor bar. A perfect central location for our 4 day stay in town.
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san miguel de allende, mx

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed for 6 nights at the end of May, and we couldn't have asked for a more enchanting B&B. The breakfasts were gourmet, the service was impeccable and the location was perfect for getting around the city. There is a very comfortable community living room for watching tv, getting coffee or a tequila that was very convenient. We stayed in the Luna room, which was romantic and cozy. We especially appreciated the map the B&B provided with recommendations for restaurants, museums and shops. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

El Diablo y La Sandia is just what you hope for in a B and B. We stayed 5 nights in March and found it to be in a good central location, large clean rooms (we had Luna, up stairs), great bed, and a different well prepared breakfast every morning. Some days we were out early and the staff had an early breakfast ready for us before we left. We used the laundry service offered by the B and B.... and it was quick and a fair price.

At the end of our trip we had planned on shipping some items we had purchased and discovered that UPS would be closed on a Monday due to a holiday and we were leaving on for home early Tuesday ...so we packed everything up and Maria was kind enough to drop it off at UPS for us when the office reopened .....She made it seem like things sometimes happen and was so very nice to help us out in this way.

Hope we are lucky enough to book a room again at El Diablo when we return to Oaxaca.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed at el Diablo y La Sandia in April of this year and had a wonderful 2 nights here. It was an oasis of calm and set in such a beautiful building with a lovely courtyard in the centre. The staff were friendly and really helpful and we had a really good nights sleep here. It was really nice to sit around chatting to other guests at breakfast time and learn about their experiences of their time in Mexico. The breakfasts were delicious. Yummy buckwheat pancakes and fruit, homemade jams and toast and delicious fresh juices. The rooms are clean, quiet and really cool in design - so is the whole place - they have lovely little touches here and there. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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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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