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Nico Urban Hotel
Ranked #16 of 54 Hotels in San Salvador
1 review
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“Best hotel in San Salvador without a doubt!”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Stayed in this hotel two nights and I'm 100% convinced that no hotel in San Salvador can match the level of service, excellent food, beautiful rooms and quiet atmosphere of this Casa ilB. I'm coming back next time I'm going to San Salvador.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

I has to make a sudden reservation and I'm glad they recommended Il Bongustaio. A boutique hotel with the best acomodations in El Salvador at a very affordable price. The bar and restaurant are also incredible. I had an amazing experience with my wife and the owner, Roberto, definitely makes you feel like home. I am definitely staying there next time I visit El Salvador.

  • Stayed December 2011
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

I stayed at the Bongustaio during a conference that took place in San Salvador in June. It is an elegant boutique hotel with only a few rooms that offers a cozy, home-like atmosphere. The service was fantastic, the rooms huge, tastefully chic and comfortable. I must say the beds were probably among the most comfortable I have had the chance to sleep in. Cristina, who managed the hotel when I was there was extremely helpful and friendly. Altogether, I would recommend Il Bongustaio to anyone seeking a hotel in San Salvador. Oh, and lest I forget, the food in the Italian restaurant of the same name is delicious.

Andres Salazar-

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

It was really pleasant and relaxing experience to stay at this hotel. After noisy and crowdy Intercontinental it was like oasis. I wouldn't even call it hotel in its standard meaning, it is a big villa, built in 70s, but it has been fully renovated receintly and equiped with stylish design furniture, etc. Hotel has only five rooms (all suites), which are stylish and very, very spaciuos. Territory of this boutique hotel is big, hotel has own garden, courtyard, spacious lounge zone. Hotel located in very quit and safe zone of the city- Zona Rosa. If you have to go to hotel by taxi, please have accurate adress, because hotel is new, and not all drivers know it. Hotel accomodates stylish italian cuisine restaurant, which I think is one of the best in the city, you can see it by people, who visit it:) It is really high level. And of course, not to forget to say special thanks to hotel owner, who was very friendly and helpful. So, this hotel itself is a reason to visit San Salvador city. I travel a lot, and only few hotels made me think like that:)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Casa ILB is a great boutique hotel -- I have already been twice. It's located in a beautiful house that with nice gardens. On the other side of the house, and not intruding with it, is Il Bongustaio which is the best restaurant in San Salvador, serving Italian food. The owners Roberto and Cristina are extremely nice and treat you as family. The rooms are brand new, very spacious and with all the latest technology. I highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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cristinapenalva, Propietario at Nico Urban Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2011
Thank you so much Jose! It is a pleasure to have you at Casa ILB!
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

Calling Casa ILB a boutique hotel is being disrespectful to Roberto, it's lively and courteous owner.

When you stay there you're a guest in the home of a gracious host. This is exactly what the experience is like.

If all you're looking for are shoe shines, souvenir shops and a bell boy, you don't deserve this place.

It has 6 beautifully decorated rooms in an even more impressively decorated house. The restaurant, Bongustaio, provides one of the top 5 dinning experiences in the country...and when you meet Christina, the hotel's administrator with the delightful Spanish accent, you'll want to invite her to stay as your guest when she travels to wherever you're from. They're that friendly.

  • Stayed May 2011
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cristinapenalva, Propietario at Nico Urban Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Thank you so much for your comments! We are very happy that you enjoyed yor stay! We will be looking forward to you staying with us again soon! Regards from Cristina y Roberto.
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Property: Nico Urban Hotel
Address: Boulevar Del Hipodromo #605 | Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador (Formerly Casa ILB il Bongustaio)
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Salvador
#8 Business Hotel in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nico Urban Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Nico! In the multicultural language is Esperanto, Nico is the word for niche. As such, we have refurbished the hotel to offer a special place within the city, where you will be able to enjoy your stay - the tranquility, comfort and good treatment - as if you were in your own home. With the objective of getting to know the talent and quality of design of El Salvador, fills us with pride that all the furniture, from the bed to the sofas, the art on the walls and many of the accessories of your room are a creation. Whether your visit is for one night or several weeks, we want it to be memorable. ! ... more   less 
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