Below are a few reviews from guests who have stayed with us before.

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Lisa Vaughan: Great place to stay, very safe, clean and secure environment to learn Spanish. Within walking distance of the centre of Banos. Marcos is a fun and dedicated teacher, with whom our confidence and knowledge of Spanish grew. Thank you Marcos
Jonathan Hey: I highly recommend staying at Markos’s apartment, its right next to the hot springs and just on the edge of town in a quiet zone. It’s a clean place & has a kitchen, hot shower and Wifi and at a low price. U will also improve your Spanish staying here.

Thanks for letting us stay in your place markos! it was helpful to be able to ask you questions about spanish, and interesting watching the way ecuadorians live (abuelo’s cooking in particular). 🙂 – Anna Smits (USA) 2/23/2011

Hi! I stayed with Markos for 2 weeks and had a lovely time there. He was also my spanish teacher, and was very happy to introduce me to his friends and make me feel welcome. He is now my ecuadorian brother! He speaks fluent english but it was banned during my time there to help my spanish. His grandfather also shares the house and is a very friendly and lovely person, although he only speaks spanish. It is close to everything (although to be honest in baños everything is close) and very convenient. If you want ot ask me anything about it or baños message me. chris. – Chris Newman (UK) 10/25/2010

Thanks Markos for having me in your home for three weeks!
Felt really like part of the family with you and abuelo. Great way to learn Spanish, meet some real Ecuadorians and see your beautiful part of the country. Will recommend it to anyone I know going to Baños.
Michael McSweeney (New Zealand) 1/9/2011

Markos Flat is a great place to stay in banios and learn some spanish. I felt really at home at his place, his place will be your place!! Higly recommended!
Markos casa es un lugar muy bueno para aprender espanol y vivir en banios!! Su casa es tu casa! Yo recomiendo su casa muy!!
Michael Kabicher (Austria) – 1/9/2011

Marcos and Baños were both amazing. At the beginning of my travels, I wanted to improve my Spanish in a cool setting, and Marcos hooked me up with the perfect setup. His flat was comfortable, and he was kind, helpful, and an amazing teacher. I stayed only four days but could have easily stayed longer.
Thanks for everything, Marcos!!! – Michael Cooper (USA) 2/8/2011

Nice accomodation, good location and of course the friendly spanish teacher!! – Jo Richards (UK) 4/28/2011

bonjour a tous, je m’appelle guillaume et je suis canadien. j’ai voyage en amerique du sud l’année passee et je me suis par chance arrete a banos pour perfectionner mon espagnol . jao etudie a lecole de mayra et vecu avec mon professeur marco durant un mois. son appertement au centre de banos est entierement securitaire et tres douillet. son grand-pere vit avec lui et aime beaucoup montrer le coin aux gringos ( nous) – Guillaume Tremblay (Canada) 11/1/2010