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“A great introduction to El Salvador”
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Hotel San Mateo
Ranked #4 of 48 San Salvador B&B and Inns
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great introduction to El Salvador”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

This was my first trip to El Salvador and I must say that Florida and Jose Alfonso made me very welcome in their home and their country. They are both very attentive to your needs and helped in every way they could with questions about places to go (or not to go). I arrived late the first night and Jose drove to me to a nice restaurant in the Zona Rosa. Breakfasts were varied and always good. I would certainly return to visit them if I have the chance to go back to El Salvador, a country which I enjoyed very much. Thanks for a good time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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hotelsanMateo, Propietario at Hotel San Mateo, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
We say to you, thank you very much for being our family. hugs and God bless you
Alfonso + Florida
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College Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2012

A little gem. Great small hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood. Felt like home. The management was friendly and very helpful. Room was clean, comfortable and spacious. The breakfast was great. I stayed a week at Hotel San Mateo and wished I could have stayed longer. There a many fantastic hidden treasures in El Salvador, starting with Hotel San Mateo. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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hotelsanMateo, Propietario at Hotel San Mateo, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
We say to you, thank you very much for being our family. hugs and god bless you
Alfonso+Florida
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Florida & Jose are excellent host's, nothing seems like too much trouble. They give you lots of information and have maps available. The room we stayed in was very nice, and the breakfast was excellent. The location of the B&B is in a residential neighborhood, but it seem that in San Salvador this is the safest area to stay in. The B&B was close to shops and restaurants too, only about a 10min walk away. We even walked to the zona rosa area which has bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelsanMateo, Propietario at Hotel San Mateo, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
We say to you, thank you very much for being our family. hugs and god bless you
Alfonso+Florida
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed here for two nights on our way through El Salvador and were really glad we chose here. The owners of this B&B are so very friendly and willing to help with all your questions and provide local information, even giving us a lift to a local restaurant for dinner when we arrived late and a bit disorientated on the first night.The rooms are clean, bright and comfortable with a warm shower and air conditioning. The hotel is very secure in a safe and quiet neighbourhood. Breakfast is included, varies from day to day and is always good with fresh tea, coffee and juice.
It is in a good location not far from town by taxi which isn't very expensive at all. Just one thing to note is that the taxi drivers did have some difficulty finding it so do be sure to be fully armed with the address to help you out.
Lovely place that felt like home.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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hotelsanMateo, Propietario at Hotel San Mateo, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
We say to you, thank you very much for being our family. hugs and god bless you
Alfonso+Florida
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2011

we spend the week end at this first class B&B ,what a nice place to stay ,quiet,warm,breakfeast exelent but the most were the owners who were always at the top ,very nice hosting and always ready to answer any of our demande .the room was clean and with all information to the small detail ,perfect place and secure ,price was good ,recomande this place to anyone going to stay en San Salvador

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 22, 2011

What a nice and safe hotel, right in the middle of San Salvador. The neighborhood is very safe, the hotel very clean and comfortable. The owners were very accomodating and helpful. They arranged pick up from the local bus terminal and even drove me to the airport in the morning for my flight. I could not have asked for a better hotel in San Salvador!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2011

The best asset of this B&B is definitely its owners...Mrs Florida is an amazing host that will go beyond anyone's expectations in delivering 1st class service but with a warm and friendly difference...she really makes her guests 'feel at home'. Second best asset of this little gem is its location! right in the centre of San Salvador in a very nice, secure and quiet neighbourhood...take a taxi and in 5 minutes you are in the best shopping, restaurants the city has to offer...and the most you'll pay for a taxi ride is $5...soo cheap!! Mrs Florida helped me with arranging my tours and daily activities and for her superb service I will come and stay at this hotel everytime I visit El Salvador.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel San Mateo
Address: Calle Caracas No. 20-H | Colonia San Mateo, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Mateo 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Mateo is conveniently located in the heart of San Salvador's commercial district, 10 minutes away from Central America's biggest shopping center. Only 40 minutes away from El Salvador's International Airport of Comalapa, or the beach,5 minutes away to international restaurants, near to sports centers, museums, universities, business center, CIFCO (Conventions)Your rest by businesses or tourism, in a place to feel like in house. We provide comfortable rooms, which include: Private bathrooms with hot water, Cable television, High speed Wireless Internet, Desks in the rooms(request)Services ($): Transportation to the airport, taxi, Meals on request, Laundry service, ... more   less 
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