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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Staying here was the best way to start exploring Latin America. I had never been to Latin America or knew Spanish language. This nine days here gave me enough knowledge to continue my trip to other places. It's incredible that after eight days of studying (six hours per day) I manage to communicate in Spanish - more or less :)... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I took 2 weeks of classes with Mayra, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience . I was sick one day and it was no problem to make up the class at another time and date. Mayra and her staff were very patient during the classes and also made classes fun by going to the local markets and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Mayra has put together a great staff and great environment to learn Spanish. I spent 3 months in Baños learning Spanish while taking short trips to explore Ecuador. My homestay with Yolanda and Ramero Reyes and their family could not have been better. My private room, outstanding food and hospitality were all 5 star. My instructor, Cristina was also outstanding... More 

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Mayra set up my Spanish classes and homestay at very short notice and everything went smoothly. The classroom was wonderfully quiet and personal, with only me and my teacher, Christina, chatting informally together between formal grammatical lessons over the course of 4 hours a day. The homestay was lovely too, the family were open to helping me learn as much... More 

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Thank Owen C
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Spanish classes at Mayra's school are great. Mayra was very accommodating in fitting me in for lessons around activities in Baños. My teacher was very knowledgable and patient. The classes are inexpensive and well organised. Vale la Pena (worth it!)

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Bromma, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Had a good time in banos staying in Mayra's studio as well as taking lessons, no switch and bait, just a woman running a Spanish school. It always helps with having a clear picture of what the purpose for the classes are to get the best result.. Banos can be a loud place nighttime so pack earplugs or go out... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

I sent Mayra several messages in regards to booking her place and received no response. A day later we attempted to contact her again through my friend's account. We received an immediate response however it I was a bait and switch claiming the room advertised was no longer available and offering a less desirable room for a higher price. I... More 

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Picton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

A friend and I stayed here for a week while traveling Ecuador. Myra was very helpful the second we arrived. The apt was clean and had all the necessary items one would need in an apartment. It was not expensive and after traveling for weeks and staying in hostels it was nice to have our own little apt, to relax,... More 

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Thank you for your kind words, I am very happy that you enjoyed your time here in Banos with us.. You are welcome back at any time. Mayra More 

Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We spent 4 weeks at Mayras, both in an apartment (#2) and taking Spanish lessons. When we arrived Mayra gave us a map of Banos and pointed out places of interest which was good to get our bearings straight away. The apartment was well presented with the kitchen equipped with everything we needed. Nice and spacious, hot water and wifi.... More 

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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

I spent one week at Mayra's Spanish school, whilst doing an organised homestay through the shool. For a beginner the lessons were very good, and covered all the basic vocab and grammar. My teacher Emma was great - and I learnt a lot, especially in our 30 minute breaks where we would chat about all sorts! My homestay was fantastic... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have four separate apartments for rent. Each apartment comes with high speed WIFI, cable TV with English speaking stations, fireplaces, outdoor terraces, private gardens, writing desks, fresh linens, complete set of cooking supplies and utensils, natural gas stove, microwave, towels, and all you need for a great Ecuadorian experience with modern western conveniences and luxuries. The owner also runs a large Spanish School in Banos which provides great opportunities to learn and practice Spanish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayra's Apartments and Spanish School

Address: Eduardo Tapia112 y Oriente | 3rd floor, orange house, Banos EC 180250, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Tungurahua Province > Banos
Price Range: $36 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Book early, as some guest stay for weeks here.”
 of 5 bubbles J0773, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Take the studi or one of the rooms on second floor”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalTraveller81, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The shared flat is the cheapest, but the little studio on the top floor is perfect for the solo traveler!”
 of 5 bubbles ellemeaux, 6 Jun 2014 | Read review
“All rooms have their own characteristics. Mayra is very responsive to the needs of her clients, so let her know what you would like, such as a view, floor level, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles Savagino, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Do NOT stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles KathieW302, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
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