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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
Breakfast available
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
116Reviews1Q+A17Room tips
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chasam212 wrote a review May 2019
New York City, New York22 contributions2 helpful votes
The photos did not look good, but the reviews were great. As they say, a picture is worth 1k words. I spent two weeks traveling in the region and this was the big disappointment. Unfortunately it was also my last night. This will not hold me back from visiting El Salvador again though. There is lots on offer and the people are amazing. But back to the review. When you see navy blue sheets on the bed you should know there is a problem (i.e., are the sheets clean?). This reminds me of my college dorm days when all the guys had dark sheets so they could get away with not cleaning bed sheets for weeks. Well, there was a problem. Lots of bugs. I could handle the ants, but when I saw them moving across the sheets as I lay in the bed, that was not so good. It is the beach and it is
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from Gilles O, Owner at Hotel Mopelia
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Hello, Feedback are always important for us to help us getting better and fix what is wrong. Especially when reviews are sincere and honnest. So, talking about sincerity, I have few questions. -Are you saying, apart from the fact that they were navy blue (true) and it reminded you college, that the sheets were actually dirty? Like we wouldn’t clean it in between guests? Maybe for weeks, like the guys in your college memories? -What do you refer to exactly “when larger creatures started showing up”? That really sounds scary.... -And then there was the breakfast! Wasn’t the $10 extra for two persons? Because that’s a detail that makes a difference if mentioned. It’s actually $5 extra per person to have breakfast included... And are you telling me you were not offered to choose between the 14 breakfast options we have on the menu? There are options with beens, cheese, plantains... But, if you ordered an omelet, well, yes, basically it’s an omelet. But then again, are you telling me we didn’t give you our homemade buns to go with it? Anyways, I’m very sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay here, it’s always a bad news for us. Take care... The “Pleasant enough owner”
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Tarra G wrote a review Apr 2019
49 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed at Mopelia for two months, and it was perfectly suited to my needs. 27 second walk to the beach, and easy to walk to Sunzal or Bocana to surf. Clean pool and outdoor shower, plenty of hammocks all over the property. The food is great - try the Casa Verde pasta, the $5 bacon burger on Wednesday nights, and the Belgian waffles. Gil also happens to make an amazing margarita. I'd say for backpackers, it definitely caters to a more mature, chill crowd, those who like to get a good nights sleep. And if you want to party, Beach Life, Super Tunco, and La Guitarra are all within a few minutes walking. I'll definitely be back, thanks for everything Gil and Mopelia family!!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Gilles O, Owner at Hotel Mopelia
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Thank you Tara. Take care, and may the winds bring you back here....
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Gilles V wrote a review Jan 2019
Brussels, Belgium36 contributions12 helpful votes
5 star rating, rooms are not cheap, but you get a great deal in return: pool, hammocks, garden, a bar with 20+ beers and rums, interesting food menu and only a few steps away from the beach. I could easily stay here for a week!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Response from Gilles O, Owner at Hotel Mopelia
Responded Jan 23, 2019
Thank you so much....
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Shavy wrote a review Jan 2019
Roeselare, Belgium7,456 contributions626 helpful votes
A review of the bar. We have no idea that a Belgian man owns a hotel and restaurant in El Tunco. A guy told us about the place during our dinner in a local eatery. We were curious to see the bar, it wasn't far from our hotel. The location is behind from the main street. Coming in the evening is not pretty clear, they use dim lights. We need our flashlight to see the beer list. They have some beers from Belgium, but the price is not cheap. So I'll better drink the local beer instead.
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Date of stay: December 2018
RicardoSena wrote a review Jul 2018
Antigua, Guatemala66 contributions26 helpful votes
I loved the place, really nice air con private suite, clean room and comfy bed. Beautiful property, swimming pool, attention was great, it´s located close to the beach and close to restaurants, bars and convenience stores. Actually I recommended to 3 other friend who went there and loved the place. By the way, super peaceful.
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Date of stay: June 2018
$40 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
El SalvadorLa Libertad DepartmentEl Tunco
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