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“Beautiful Hacienda Style Hotel”

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Los Almendros De San Lorenzo
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Suchitoto
Certificate of Excellence
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“Beautiful Hacienda Style Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

The hotel property is beautifully laid out with rooms surrounding a courtyard on the upper level. Walking down a slight hill past the restaurant to the lower level, the rooms surround a lovely pool with lush landscaping. My room had two twin beds, a large wardrobe, a table and flat screen TV. There was no chair in the room. The floors were tile and appeared to be clean. The bath had a tile shower, a newer looking toilet and lavatory. WIFI is available free near the front office where guests can sit on the comfortable furniture overlooking the courtyard.

A buffet breakfast was included and was very good. We had dinner at the hotel one evening where I ordered chicken lasagna and nothing about it resembled lasagna. I could see no noodles, or maybe it was noodles and white cheese, hard to determine, and some small pieces of chicken, all swimming in about a quarter inch of grease. Totally inedible. The cheesecake served for desert was ok.

Entertainment was provided by a young lady playing a guitar and singing. A young man played bongos. We had to ask to have the amplifier turned down as they were very close to our table and it was difficult to converse.

Room Tip: If you don't want to walk up and down the hill to your room, all the way to the back of the prop...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This hotel is amazing in terms of its decor and artistic and cultural appeal. The reception, courtyard, piano room and bar are jam packed with artefacts, ephemera, art work and books which are delight to look at and explore. As a tribute to the Suchitoto artist original Carlos Canas art work is on display in the bar, the piano room and around the courtyard. The rooms vary from the suites which are either duplex or have their own fountain and once again are crammed with tasteful art work and trinkets. My room was a smaller one off the courtyard near reception which was fine for one person, sparkling clean and quiet. Rooms have a tendency to be a bit dark as there is no overhead lighting, only lamps, but this is a small detail which does not detract from the overall impression. Safe and ideal location in centre, a minutes walk to the main square, cafes, church and shops. Staff are friendly and helpful, command of English is variable. Breakfast in the courtyard is adequate and the swimming pool is clean. Food in the restaurant was very nice and well presented but not cheap. The thunder and lightening storms are a delight to watch in the courtyard. This hotel is a rare gem in a rare location which I will remember fondly and would love to return one day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Amidst the noise and hustle of our nine week trip through Central America, Los Almendros de San Lorenzo will always be remembered as a unique refuge. The exceptionally appointed hotel managed to maintain the feel of a colonial residence with original pieces while keeping a modern edge with both local art and an eclectic traveler's cache. From the guest rooms to the welcoming courtyard seating, our weary traveling souls were at once at home. We also enjoyed the pristine pool in a relaxed in garden and patio. But, it's more than the luxurious surroundings that made our stay at Los Almendros so memorable. We found the friendly service matching the stellar surroundings. Both Joaquin and Pascal went well above what one would expect of any hotel proprietors to help us secure the transportation and lodgings for the next leg of our journey. We know could never thank them enough for their gracious services, we hope to someday have the opportunity to afford another traveler such a gift in kind. We whole heartily recommend Los Almendros de San Lorenzo to visitors of Suchitoto, El Salvador.

Room Tip: We loved the homes in the old part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

(Party of 4)

We came to this "well known" hotel-restaurant on Wednesday after the Salvadorean holidays, the staff is really good, very nice and atentive. But the problem was the Food service, 2 of every 4 pick we made were not available. No hamburgers even the menu said "New", no french fries, and you wont believe this: NO SODA!

At the end we ate what they had, not what we wanted. We ordered garlic bread along with our meal but we did not recieve it untill we were done eating.

The place is nice, clean and with A/C. We had a bad time.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This hotel is just great, rooms are very spacious with air conditioning, cable TV, Internet access, clean, beautiful pool, garden, courteous employees. It is a must stay hotel if visiting the town. The food was great, it is well located one block from the center of the town. The police station is within walking distance if needed. I couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have traveled to 144 cities in 20 countries so far and can say this was probably one of the best if not the best service I have experienced in a hotel. The owners are very hands on and everything happened as requested and on time (in LATAM that is a welcome change). Not only were the owners very welcoming and helped us plan our trip for us, but each and every member of the hotel staff provided excellent service, was warm, spoke good english and went beyond what was requested of them. The hotel was quaint and charming and I would say is the only good option in a small hill town like Suchitoto. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

After a meeting in San Salvador, my friend, Lynn, and I were headed to Nicaragua, but decided to take a detour, first, to Suchitoto - and so glad that we did! In Los Almendros de San Lorenzo we found a near-perfect small hotel: an elegant suite with gorgeous views, lovely food, beautiful grounds - all built around an antique and art-filled historic house. Suchitoto is a sweet little colonial town, but it is really the owners of Los Almendros - together with their capable manager and staff - who lend their inn its unique and welcoming blend of sophistication, charm and warmth.

Our overall experience in Nicaragua may have been more satisfying, but it is Los Almendros de San Lorenzo that will bring me back to El Salvador.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money for a suite. It's still inexoensive - and well worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Los Almendros De San Lorenzo

Property: Los Almendros De San Lorenzo
Address: 4 Calle Poniente no. 2-B | Contigo a la PNC, Suchitoto 1415, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > Cuscatlan Department > Suchitoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Suchitoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Los Almendros De San Lorenzo 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Boutique hotel in a 200 years old colonial house entirely restored and exquisitely decorated by its French owner. 6 rooms and suites very comfortable with A/C and big bathrooms, a French restaurant with A/C in the tops of El Salvador, bar, big pool in a beautiful tropical garden. Suchitoto is a gem in El Salvador: the only colonial city totally preserved overlooking the biggest lake of the country. ... more   less 
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