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“Ok place, but we were a bit disappointed” 3 of 5 stars
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Caserio Playa El Tunco, Tamanique, El Salvador   |  
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“Ok place, but we were a bit disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This might be the best place in El Tunco (this was the only place we stayed in), but we were a bit disappointed after reading the other reviews. The rooms are ok, not very clean or very comfortable. It is VERY hot in the rooms. There are a lot of bugs (spiders etc) around and no mosquito nets, so we did not feel comfortable to keep the windows open during the night. The pool is quite dirty and the grounds are not well kept. The food in the restaurant is ok. The location is good, just few minutes from the beach.
The heat makes this place very uncomfortable. There is no place to escape it, there are no fans even in the restaurant. But considering the price (it is very cheap), I think this is ok place to stay in El Tunco.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

El Tunco is a nice beach town and Hotel Mopellia is a great place to stay. We stayed in a cabin with AC which was great. Room was clean and tidy. Restaurant and bar at hotel was good. Great selection of beers! For the best puposas in town, turn left out the hotel onto the road, take a right at the end of the road then walk for 2 mins

Stayed November 2013
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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12 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I'm from the states but live and work in El Salvador. My work is a bit sporadic but when I get free time I like to chill at the beach. I go to Tunco every once and a while and was really glad to find a chill hotel. You fill like your away from it all while still being close enough to get into a bit of trouble.

I had a private room which was spacious, clean and miraculously mosquito free. The grounds are well kept, the pool is clean and its super close to the beach. The staff actually enjoy working there, the food is delicious and the bar atmosphere is super tranquillo. I'd definitely recommend it to my friends and fam.

Even though I was spastic with my reservation the owner was very kind in his response.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Mopelia is perfectly priced, perfectly situated and owned by really lovely people. If you are party animals and want to be where its at you dont need to be at the main hostels as El Tunco is so small. Mopelia is perfect because you have somewhere to escape to and it has lovely grounds and an amazing pool and you walk right out the gate to the beach. A double room is US15 which is a real bargain. Most others were asking for between 30 and 50. The do lovely breakfasts, have a bar stocked to the brim with craft beers and make the best home made chips!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We arrived at Mopelia without a reservation, but were shown space anyways. The grounds are wonderful, spread out over a pretty large area with lots of separate buildings...all with hammocks. And, there's a pool which felt really nice to relax in after a long day in El Tunco. I'd recommend this place as a nice hostel/lodging El Tunco.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I didn't actually stay here as they were full when I got to town, but I did spend a lot of time at Mopelias. They have a mini ping pong tournament every week which is a lot of fun. The food is great. It is a great hang out for all the travelers in town. And if you like waffles, make sure to order them for dessert, not breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

My wife and I drove from Canada to Panama, Mopelia is the most memorable place we have been. We planned to stay for three nights, we stays for over three weeks. Solid, well-priced rooms with a stoop and hammocks, excellent foods and the coziest bar in town. We will be back on the way North and many times in the future. Highly, highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Mopelia

Address: Caserio Playa El Tunco, Tamanique, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > Tamanique
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Tamanique
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpacker's style guesthouse in a big garden. Diferent styles of rooms to suit any needs. Nice bar with craft beers and good food at night. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Mopelia El Salvador/Tamanique

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