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“Ruth, the landlady, is your best friend in Mexico!”
Two bedroom villa in lush garden 6 minutes to main square
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Two bedroom villa in lush garden 6 minutes to main square
Living and Dining room with fireplace Master bedroom with King Bed, fireplace and Garden View
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8 reviews
Two bedroom villa in lush garden 6 minutes to main square
Living and Dining room with fireplace
Master bedroom with King Bed, fireplace and Garden View
Master bedroom headboard hand-made by Mexican artisans
Second bedroom with queen bed, fireplace
Villa kitchen is well equipped
Villa veranda, overlooking garden and fountain
Fountain in front of villa veranda
Courtyard with fountain welcomes guests
Front door entrance to street,
Our front door from street, you never know what you will find outside.
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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spiketron...
Redwood City, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ruth, the landlady, is your best friend in Mexico!”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Ruth at Casa Mandu in San Miguel de Allende is the best friend you could have in Mexico. We stayed at her lovely Villa in Early November '16 and although we I thought I had researched the best restaurants in town, her recommendation was better. She got us tickets to a fabulous concert, told us where to find the best shops in town, called out for pizza on a rainy night and generally saved us a lot of time and trouble. The villa itself has a lovely courtyard, is fully equipped and has daily maid service! The bed and pillows were comfy and there is a purified water tap in the kitchen.
The Villa is only 4 or 5 blocks from the central square in town, called the Jardin, so we could walk most everywhere without constantly having to flag down a taxi, which would have been necessary if Casa Mandu wasn't in such a prime location. And our whole vacation was soooo affordable compared to anything in Europe or the states. Say hi to Ruth for us!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Narrow sidewalks on the street
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Nov 2016
Thanks Brian, we really enjoyed having you and your party with us. Your review and kind words are much appreciated
Ruth
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maapsie1
Kernersville, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worse Experience in 50 years of world wide travel.”
Reviewed 12 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The WORST experience we have ever had in fifty years of traveling!!!!
We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday to the lovely Casa Mandu. We had reserved the villa for three weeks of quiet, rest, and study. Husband was to stay a week, wife spending the three weeks in an intensive Spanish course that included hours of “homework.”
On Monday construction began on the next door house. Drilling, drilling, directly into the wall behind the master bed. Horrible. The noise filled the entire villa – the first week from 7:00 – 9 or 10:00 at night. We could not use the villa – sleep late, relax, study, have dinner. The whole place shook. We were told it would end in a couple of days and the “noise” would stop at 2:00 every day. We were paid $400 for the “inconvenience.” Then we were told it would not stop at 2:00 every day, and it continued. We began to look for another accommodation, calling friends, friends of friends, searching the internet, walking the streets. (No luck – it was Day of the Dead time!) Our owner said that if I stayed, she would refund a total of half the rent. If I left she would refund all of the rent. Husband’s entire vacation week was ruined. Construction noise, usually concentrated directly against our villa wall, continued on and off for two more weeks – starting at 7:00 in the morning. I stayed away as much as possible, but would arrive home late in the afternoon to more drilling.
The owner refused to honor her promise. She and the maid had been “monitoring” the situation and it “really wasn’t so bad.” (She was often away). She will probably deny making the offer.
Also to consider: the description says that the rooms open onto the porch “Mexican Style.” Be aware that this means there is no connection between the bedrooms and the kitchen/living area except along this porch, and one section of the porch that leads from bedrooms to living area is not covered. If it is raining or cold you are exposed moving from space to space. I like to study at random times so I tried to leave the porch light on at night so I could get back and forth without moving through the dark, but the lights were turned off automatically. We were also told it was safe to leave doors unlocked and windows open – that there was always someone there. Not True. And workmen appeared in front of our bedroom when we were trying to get dressed! There seemed to be constant maintenance. And watch out for scorpions!
A miserable and uncomfortable experience for these two world travelers. The only bad review we’ve ever left!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2016
After 8 years of being host at Casa Mandu this is the only negative review we have had. Unfortunately we had no control of construction noise on the neighboring property, and for the first week of these guests stay the noise of drilling was continual for four days, Tuesday to Friday. We gave them a $100 refund per day from their price paid of $125 per day. We also advised them to find other accommodation with no cancellation penalty, since there was nothing we could do about the construction noise.. We did offer a refund if the construction noise continued. For the following two weeks there was no loud noise at the construction site as they were painting and working on finishing touches. And now the boutique hotel construction next door is finished and they are opening this week. Please read our other reviews before writing off our property.
Ruth Hayward
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dhaltersc
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Casa Mandu is the best!”
Reviewed 27 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Thanks to our hostess, Ruth, this was such a wonderful trip. I brought three friends who had never been to SMA before and the location was perfect for us all. It is close to the center of town, the Artisan's Market, and so many great restaurants. It was especially nice to have a level walk to the Jardin. Ruth assisted us so many times with finding places we wanted to see and found us a wonderful cook, who made a delicious dinner. Casa Mandu will be my home-away-from-home in SMA from now on. Thank you, Ruth!

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Liked best: There is no way to choose only one thing.
Liked least: Nothing to post here.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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casajulia...
Manzanillo
2 reviews
“Excellent accommodation with a very gracious host!”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Mandu for one week this past July.
What a beautiful, well kept, quiet place. I would highly recommend this accommodation and it's location to everyone. Ruth, the hostess with the "mostess" was very helpful and spent time showing me the "lay of the land".
Really an extraordinary experience !

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thanks so much for your great review. Hope you will be back again soon
Ruth
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