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Barcelo San Salvador
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in San Salvador
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Nicest Hotel of my life”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

I stayed here for business. This is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. The breakfast is delicious. The pool is a little small, but the gym and the hot tub? Amazing.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Very hospitable staff. Good rooms and great breakfast. The staff goes out of the way to help with sight-seeing arrangements or restaurant reservations, etc. Their car always picks me up and drops me at the airport promptly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2012

The hotel was near restaurants and a grocery store all within walking distance. Nice pool, gym, and spa. Staff were very polite and professional. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reno
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Lobby is clean and impressive. The restaurant has a great breakfast and dinner. The room is standard and they don’t offer many amenities in the room. Hallways are rundown and have an unpleasant smell. Elevators are HORRIBLE and are the slowest I’ve ever experienced. When you give up and take the stairs, you have to remind yourself that you in a Hilton hotel as you are walking down as the stairwell as it looks like a back alley. Gym is large is well equipped, but using the stairs all day you often don’t need another workout.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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New York
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is a very well-run, well-maintained property that has so much to offer.
Location is perfect - there are plenty of stores and eateries nearby as well as a very well stocked supermarket Super Selectos with a great collection of anything that hotel may not have. There are some stores, ATMs, restaurants and Starbucks Coffee inside the hotel. Plenty of local taxis, limos at hand outside of the hotel.
There is an airport shuttle (schedule is available upon request) - a shared van is USD19 and a personal car USD35. They can meet you at the airport. They should be able to give you a coupon for the use at the airport lounge for your departure - I was not given one, strangely, so ASK YOURSELF.
The first two floors (Lobby and Mezzanine) have meeting rooms that were constantly in use while i stayed at the hotel - always a good sign that the locals think of the hotel as a very good venue for their marriages, birthdays etc.
There is a small outdoor pool on the first floor as well.
The top floor is a spa center - with a decent-size gym, dry and steam sauna, lockers and showers, and of course the spa services. (up to 9pm every day)
All other floors require a guest card to enter.
The executive lounge is well-run and well-stocked - there is a limit of two drinks per person, something I haven't encountered anywhere before. Breakfasts include eggs made to order, as well as snacks/meals from 5.30 till 9pm.
The room I stayed in was very good. A quiet refrigerator, whisper-quiet air-conditioning, curtains that shut out the light completely. A very big safe that requires one credit card (or two if you want two people to access it independently) - but now you need to keep that card handy to open the safe. No code is possible.
The staff speaks decent English, always eager to help and accomodate - every question and issue were resolved quickly and with utmost courtesy, over the phone or face-to-face.
Room service has quite an extensive menu and there are various options (they change daily) at the restaurant (Champagne Brunches, made to order Asian food, to name a couple).

HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2012

I was here for a few nights in May of 2011 and I had a great experience. The staff was helpful and it was far cleaner than the rest of the city. I did not spend a lot of time in my room as I was working or exploring the area but I do have good memories of the place.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Only one downside and probably because of Christmas period...noise from garden areas until 1.30am from live group. I was offered a different room to sleep in but when checked this also had noise from burger chain across the road. BUT the hotel was first rate, staff friendly and helpful. The fitness / gym area was a very good standard with plenty of equipment and helpful staff. Executive rooms and lounge also good. Would give it 9/10 overall and I will look forward to staying again if opportunity arises. Hotel airport shuttle good value and on time in fact arrived early :-)

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Barcelo San Salvador
Address: Ave las Magnolias y Blvd del Hipodromo, San Salvador, El Salvador (Formerly Hilton Princess San Salvador)
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Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Salvador
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Salvador
#2 Spa Hotel in San Salvador
#4 Business Hotel in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Salvador 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a High-rise Hotel situated in the heart of business district with spectacular views to the volcano and the city. Surrounded by the best restaurants in a secure and calm area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hilton Princess San Salvador Hotel San Salvador
Hilton Hotel San Salvador
Hilton San Salvador
San Salvador Hilton
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