I have stayed in this hotel a number of times as part of an electoral observer mission. The hotel is located in one of the busiest commercial areas of San Salvador (near the Metrocentro shopping mall). The area is safe by Salvadoran standards and easily accessible. There is not much to be said about the hotel. Staff are friendly, but the hotel is old and in urgent need of an upgrade. The rooms are small, the bathrooms tiny and uncomfortable. Breakfast is ok. The pool area is pleasant enough to sit in peace and quiet. There are other hotels that are low-budget and offer nicer rooms and a better breakfast.
Located near Metrocentro and the Intercontinental Hotel, walking , with care, posible to many areas.
Small functional pool. Rooms with S/C , fans and private bathrooms. Needs some repairs. Only soap and toilet paper.
Breakfast is adequate, but coffee is weak
This is an inexpensive but decent hotel in San Salvador. Advertised rates when I was there March 20 - 29, 2015, was $29 for a single. I had a room on the second floor above the reception desk that was a triple (3 single beds). It had air conditioning that was somewhat noisy but drowned out the traffic noise. The room was small by US standards, but clean and adequate. The bath was small but had hot water in the shower. The courtyard where breakfast is served and where a small pool is available was comfortable. Breakfast was reasonable for the price. I would avoid the coffee machine near reception that claims to dispense cappuccino for a price. I tried it twice and never got anything that tasted like coffee from it. The owners of the hotel are religious and do not serve alcohol although they allowed the group I was with to bring in wine and beer for our meetings. I would recommend the place for travelers on tight budgets.
Grecia Real is translated Royal Greece in English, but there's nothing Greek or royal about this place. However, I'm giving it 3 stars because it was reasonably clean, the employees were attentive, and the Salvadoran breakfasts were awesome. You can get a better place for half the price. I paid $39 per night. My room was quite small. A large person wouldn't be able to fit in the tiny bathroom. The air conditioner was quite noisy, and at times I had to turn it off because I was afraid it'd explode. The pool seemed inviting but I didn't have a chance to use it. They have 2 computers for guests who want to use the Internet or check their e-mail, but they were down most of the time I was there. Next time I'll try Los Pinos Guesthouse or the Hotel Miramonte right around the corner.
The common areas were clean and nice, the pool well kept, breakfast was tasty and the wifi was strong. If not for the smell in the rooms, the old saggy beds and the hot water unreliable at best and at worst, dangerous. It's the kind were wires are hooked up to the shower head producing hot water in the shower itself. One person in our group got a shock when the device fell apart mid shower, I got a mild shock. There is an armed guard at the entrance and we all felt safe here.
I would have rated it average if not for these problems, but they really do bring down the experience.
Location is great. You can safely walk to a meal or an ice cream.