Without a doubt this posh boutique hotel set in a restored 200-year old home is one of the best places to stay in El Salvador. High-end Salvadoran art, antique and modern furnishings, custom-made doors and several gurgling fountains set the scene for six immaculate rooms. All have high ceilings, large tile bathrooms and classy, simple decor.
The suites – one with its own fountain, the other distributed over two floors – are worth every extra cent.
In addition to enjoying rooms that are hard to leave, guests can lounge in a luxurious library, at the well-tended pool, or in the lush garden. A fine restaurant and hip lounge-bar complete the experience.
Set around a central courtyard, the rooms and apartments at Los Almendros de San Lorenzo feature colonial-style décor, and some include original features such as fountains. Some accommodation comes with a spa bath.
Overlooking the tropical garden, the hotel’s restaurant serves international food, specialising in Mediterranean dishes. There is also a bar where you can get a snack or a drink.
For a surcharge, the hotel offers a return shuttle service for day trips to San Salvador. El Salvador’s capital city is around 45 minutes’ drive away.