My partner and I had yet another incredible stay with Miguel + Thomas! This was our second visit to Oaxaca and after staying in their apartment, Casa de Benito, the first time there is absolutely no other place we could possibly imagine staying. The experience was absolutely perfect in every way. The location is the most ideal in all of Oaxaca - you are very close to the historical center, incredible food and there is even a place for parking (which is extremely challenging to find in Oaxaca). Even more importantly for us, it is private and quiet being that it is tucked away on an idyllic side street. The location is also perfect for day trips as you are close to accessing the highway to explore magical small towns for pottery, markets and culture.
Aside from the geography, the design of the space is absolutely charming and thoughtful in every way. It is tastefully decorated with locally made Oaxacan pottery and textiles by top notch artisans. And if you are on a buying trip as we were, Miguel has excellent contacts for artisans, shops and small villages to visit. The bed was extremely comfortable, and so needed after spending long days walking around to take in the wonders and endless flavors of Oaxaca. The bed and bathroom linens were high quality and the house has everything you could possibly need. Truly every detail has been thought out and covered.
Most notably are the hosts, Miguel and Thomas, who are genuinely concerned with the well being of their guests and took such great care of us both times we have visited. Their recommendations are authentic and superb and they are always present and responsive if you need them.
We really cannot recommend this place enough. We have told all of our family and friends that this is the ONLY place to stay while visiting Oaxaca. And if they happen to have availability during the dates you are traveling (they book up quickly), do yourselves the ultimate favor and just book immediately!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Miguel and Thomas - we can't wait to visit again!
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|
We loved the location in this quiet spot near the arquitos, an open square and two blocks away from a park. The hosts, Mikel and Thomas couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen and bath were fine for a 10 day stay. The apartment was very nicely appointed with local art. There was no outdoor patio or common living area. Mikel and Thomas own 3 dogs which we heard often at inappropriate times. The walls are thin and they might find this a concern for the comfort of future guests.
This is a thoughtfully and tastefully decorated apartment. The addition of special touches, such as the water filtration system and the provision of the best coffee in town, makes this a standout rental worth the price. Solid kitchen with good quality cookware and tableware almost too nice to eat on. Host goes the extra distance, to a degree most do not. Best possible location. Highly recommended.
This was our first visit to Oaxaca and we were nervous booking online. Our apprehensions were unfounded. Caring, attentive hosts with a genuine concern for both our well being and enjoyment while in the city. All amenities are provided and the location is ideal for superb food and bargain seekers.
Casa Benito is the ideal place to stay in the city of Oaxaca! From the house it is a two block walk until you are on a walking only street which takes you right through the Centro. The apartment is completely private and even includes a parking spot which would otherwise have been extremely hard to find! The kitchen is fully stocked even including spices, oils, coffee, tea and more-there was even a fruit bowl! Miguel coordinated the cleaning with us which was wonderful. We would highly recommend Casa Benito if you are staying in Oaxaca.
|Overall condition of the property||Bedding & mattresses|
|Kitchen & utensils||Bathroom cleanliness|
|Other facilities & amenities||Service|
|People with pets|