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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It is a small hotel, but one of the best choices in Real de Catorce. Lucio is a very good cook and very friendly host, we enjoyed breakfast and dinner with home grown vegetables and home made food. The place is very wellbkept and rooms are cleaned every day, the gardens are very nice.

Thank luise69
Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful in a beautiful town. The owner lucio is a very friendly person and a good cook. The only problem I had was his wife, she came knocking at my room door at midnight and started yelling at me for leaving the door locked that way it doesn't open with the wind. Very rude and unfriendly person....

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great and relaxing time at the Refugio Romano earlier this week. The rooms are rustic and charming, the common areas are very nice, the gardens are just lovely, and the owners are very friendly, gracious and interesting. Highly recommend - looking forward to a return visit!

Thank amy38117
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The whole environment is exquisit :). The rooms are very comfortable and spaceous. There are a couple fireplaces in the garden, as well as a couple places to eat either out or indoors. The peach & mint jam is a must. There is wifi as well.

Thank Pamela M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We took a trip to Real and booked Refugio through their website. My only critique is that you have to use an international wire transfer with Maya to reserve a room (which would be solved if they simply used PayPal). Everything else was enjoyable. Lucho showed us a secure place to park our vehicle and carried our heavy ice chest...

2Thank PatandRosemary
Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

A small hotel, clean and confortable. The owner is a great italian person who cooks delicious!! Very clean with a great gardens to stay after a day arround the town. I have a 5 year old and a baby and they really enjoy the visit, and the gardens, I was very happy and confident to leave my baby play on...

1Thank myfamilyadvice
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We just got back from a 4 night stay at the lovely Refugio Romano. The hosts, Lucho and Maya, are lovely people and very accommodating. The hotel is a bit of a steep climb (we paid a young boy to guide us up the rocky callejones to find our destination and to carry our luggage as well) but it was...

2Thank Mexiflor
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Lucho is charming as others have observed. Other than that, I was left wondering what was so special? Not much in my opinion. First, it is not in town. It is a goat walk up the side of a mountain to get there. Second, we had one meal at the hotel and I was totally non-plussed -- a few slices...

1Thank SMA51
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Refugio Romano, like Real de Catorce, is a truly magical place. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and ecological, and the hosts are amazing. Lucho, Mayra, and Lucho's niece Martina made our stay perfect. My wife and I loved the place so much that we even stayed an additional, unplanned, night. Even the food is delightful. My experience at Refugio Romano...

Thank P1ch0
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This was wonderful accommodation for visiting the area. And, if the place wasn't special enough, Luciano is a fabulous cook and we had delightful meals while we stayed. It was absolutely a highlight to sit up on the top deck and watch the town goings. I can say this accommodation was as amazing as the tunnel coming into town! Rooms...

Thank Jeanne07

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Address: Calle Iturbide No.38, Real de Catorce 78550, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > San Luis Potosi > Real de Catorce
Number of rooms: 3
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“The blue room has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Mexiflor, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We had the grey room. Large and set apart. But no wi-fi. Had to go up to the kitchen for that.”
 of 5 bubbles SMA51, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are different and they were all lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeanne07, 14 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Grey room is the best choice for a couple, you can enjoy a king bed, private hammock, private garden, and private fireplace. In the morning have an organic breakfast at the upper balcony with the view of the Oregano hill and the town, during the night private organic dinner at the garden, then to the fireplace... then to rest.”
 of 5 bubbles rulerpalce, 7 May 2012 | Read review
“We like the Grey Room for its light and quiet. The Orange Room is dark and next door to the donkeys.”
 of 5 bubbles JoniG, 2 Apr 2012 | Read review
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