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Playa El Tunco, El Tunco 1522 El Salvador
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#1 of 8 Specialty lodging in El Tunco
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. Ranges from $20 to $50, with a Suite up to $90.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Table tennis
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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81Good for walkers
Grade: 81 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
116Reviews1Q+A17Room tips
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bucketlisttravellers wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia3513 contributions774 helpful votes
We came here for the burgers and there is a decent range available, starting from $5-6. We had the Mopelia burger and chicken pasta, which were both good. We noticed that they offer free drinking water till the afternoon, which is a nice touch.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Steinthor wrote a review Feb 2020
Iceland251 contributions172 helpful votes
During my trip from Mexico to Colombia I stayed in various types of accommodation, from 5* to hostels. Of all the places, Mopelia is one of two favourites and I will explain why. On arrival I was directed to my semi-attached bungalow, a gentle walk from reception. It had a very comfortable double bed, a bedside table and a few shelves. Small bathroom with really good shower. So no luxury. But it was all I needed. I had a patio at the front with a hammock. Few steps away was a small, very clean pool - well kept garden surrounded the cluster of bungalows where I spotted several iguanas of varying sizes. And not a sound to be heard day or night despite being next to a walkway to the beach. This is my idea of heaven. I was fortunate enough to meet Gil, the charming owner from Belgium, who lives there with his family. He made me feel very welcome, as did all the other staff. There are several Belgian bottled beers available as well as other beers. Food choices are good and it’s true what they say, best burgers in town. I thoroughly enjoyed breakfasts. Mopelia is an oasis in a small town full of bars and restaurants, the fun is only couple of minutes away though. I regretted over-planning my trip as I wanted to stay there a few more days. But I’m already planning another trip early next year and I can’t wait to stay at Mopelia again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Gilles O, Owner at Hotel Mopelia
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you so Much!
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James S wrote a review Feb 2020
Spring, Texas198 contributions23 helpful votes
Mopelia markets itself as the quiet place in El Tunco. This is great if your party days are behind you and you're content sitting in a hammock. The grounds are gorgeous and there's a small pool as well. Breakfast is included. It's cooked to order and tastes good. Dinner is also good and they have a great beer selection. They aren't open for lunch, but other restaurants are close by and there's a tiny market across the street.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kiya McCool-Baldonado wrote a review Feb 2020
Guatemala City, Guatemala3 contributions
We stayed here for 3 nights, and will definitely be coming back. The rooms were comfortable, very clean, and had everything we needed. The pool is a great place to hang out when it's too hot to be at the beach, and the gardens are lovely. The restaurant is excellent, with very good food and good prices. We especially loved the wings and breakfast burger. This is a quiet hotel (which we love), but probably not the best place if you are looking for a party hostel vibe. There are plenty of bars in El Tunco, so its nice to have a quiet place to sleep at night. The staff was very, very helpful and friendly. The owner helped us find a mechanic when one of the cars in our group broke down, and helped us communicate with the mechanic and traffic police. I would highly recommend Hotel Mopelia.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Rooms with AC are nice, as El Tunco can get pretty hot.
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Agnes F wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada44 contributions13 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of attending a Thursday Trivia Night where we enjoyed some variety of beers. I was getting a bit tired after drinking golden, pilsner and regia for the whole week. The higher price of the beers is obviously justified as they are imported! The Trivia was well organized and rules to not use your cellphone were enforced. Also went there for breakfast which was delicious. The bacon burger had so much flavour and was hands down on my top 3 things I've eaten in El Salvador. It was nice to see the family that runs this quaint hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Review of the Restaurant
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$40 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
El SalvadorLa Libertad DepartmentEl Tunco
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mopelia
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mopelia?
Nearby attractions include Playa El Tunco (0.2 miles), El Sunzal (0.5 miles), and Nattivo (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mopelia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mopelia?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mopelia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mopelia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Sunzal, Coyote Restaurant, and Day Cafe & Salad Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mopelia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Mopelia located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of El Tunco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mopelia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.