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Hotel San Mateo

Calle Caracas No. 20-H | Colonia San Mateo, San Salvador, El Salvador
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I spent two nights in Hotel San Mateo. Its actually rather like a bed and breakfast, i would say. The hosts are very nice and helpful. They arranged taxi transfer from the airport. The airport is about 45 km away and transfer was 30 US$. This b&b is located in a safe neighbourhood which I guess is critical for San... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I cannot find any faults with this amazing place. Cheap airport transport arranged any time, free wifi, a super breakfast. Best of all super-friendly owners who really make you feel at home, and went out of their way to help with whatever you need. It was quiet whilst I was there so I was upgraded from a single room to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

San Mateo Hotel is a wonderful little hideaway tucked away in an otherwise very noisy and very congested city. The hotel is in a gated community in one of the more exclusive neighborhoods in the city, and within walking distance of a bigger shopping center as well as a few restaurants. I always felt safe and at ease in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a gem of a hotel, located in a gated community close to the city centre of San Salvador - so is as safe as you can get. Stayed here over three nights and was made to feel at home from day one. A shuttle from the airport was organised for me (28USD one way). Florida the manager, is... More 

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It is a fine little hotel in a nice area of the capital.Great breakfasts. Owners very friendly and helpful Arranged airport pick up and departure and tours to the mountains, Volcano San Salvador and lake.I felt at home and highly recommend this place for your next trip to San Salvador!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed here with my girlfriend for a night. Florida and Alfonso are such wonderful people and they made us feel right at home. The upstairs room is very spacious and comfortable, and has a nice view. Breakfast was magnificent and Florida was very attentive to our every need. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was a little concerned about safety in San Salvador, given everything you see in the U.S. media, and our flight was arriving @ 12:30 in the night. I reached out to the owner, Florida, and she arranged a pick up for us from the airport. When we arrived, it was past 1:30 a.m., but Alfonso was still up to... More 

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Victor, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I have been staying in more "backpacker" oriented hostels the past couple of weeks, and decided to stay at a reasonably priced hotel for our last night in San Salvador. Immediately upon arrival (which was 3 hours early due to our shuttle from Honduras) Florida and Alfonso were incredibly welcoming and friendly. My girlfriend stated it seemed... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

i very much enjoyed my stay at hotel san mateo. the hotel is located in a quiet, gated community - very safe. doña florida was as sweet and helpful as she could be. she went overboard assuring my stay was pleasant and comfortable - even taking me to the museo when she was going that way. she arranged for a... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When we decided to take our 17 month daughter to El Salvador to visit my husband's family, I was concerned about safety. Hotel San Mateo was perfectly safe and very comfortable. It is in a gated residential area with a lovely park. There is a lot of shopping and food within easy walking distance. Florida is also an excellent cook... More 

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