Welcome to Hotel Marela, your San Salvador “home away from home.” Hotel Marela aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Nearby landmarks such as Iglesia del Calvario (2.2 mi) and Statue of Barrios (2.5 mi) make Hotel Marela a great place to stay when visiting San Salvador.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Hotel Marela offer air conditioning and a refrigerator.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Guests of Hotel Marela are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
San Salvador has plenty of French restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like La Melangerie, Andián, and Shaw's, which are serving up some great dishes.
Best of all, Hotel Marela makes it easy to experience many great San Salvador attractions like Museum of the Word and Image and Museo del Ferrocarril y Parque Temático, which are some popular history museums.
Hotel Marela puts the best of San Salvador at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
A handy enough location to restaurants etc but a little way uphill from the centre of town (not that you would probably want to be staying in the actual centre of SS anyway!). The staff are very friendly and the rooms are kept very clean (with a complimentary bottle of water each day) but the beds are a bit hard. The bathrooms are good but shower only. Free WiFi. No frills but everything you need.
Terrible maintenance of the common areas and in the bedrooms, I stay here 1 year ago and now that i went again found very poor conditions, room not clean enough, an uncomfortable bed, and the worse AC smell. The gym is dirty and the machines didn't work properly. The pictures do not reflect the reality. The hotel has potencial but ir needs string
The Marela Hotel is a good option if you are traveling for business to San Salvador. It has everything you need and is very well located. The breakfast included is quite good and the staff is very friendly.
We are staying here for four nights. It is a very good budget hotel with all basic amenities like free internate, swimming pool and well equipped gym. Location is very good. Some of the good malls and restaurants are at very short distance.
I've stayed at Marela many times, and every time since the first day the service is grate... they always greet me by name and the staff are very friendly. The rooms are nice and well cleaned. The hotel is well located in Escalon, near restaurants, shops and other amenities. Excellent hotel for business travel on a budget, good WiFi connection in the rooms and other areas. The hotel has no elevator, something to consider if you have mobility issues, but the staff will go out of their way to help you.
Hotel Marela is very quaint. It feels like a big house. LOL! Very nice. My room was on the top floor. There's no elevator so anyone with mobility issues should ask for a room on the main floor. There is a small pool, the breakfast buffet was great and the service was great! The room was a good size! I had a queen sized bed. There's an in-room safe I didn't use and a tv that I also didn't use. You have to step up to get into the bathroom. Not sure if that's the case for every room but I know it was for mine so, again, something to consider if you have challenges with mobility. I only have two complaints. The AC was loud and not easily controlled. I had it set to 70 and it was FREEZING so I turned down the fan which didn't actually turn down. I then raised the temperature to 74 and it was still freezing. 76 made it HOT. So I just turned it onto freezing when I left in the day and turned it off at night. Also, the wifi drops a lot and although you are assigned to wifi for your room, sometimes it doesn't work. Feel free to seek the other rooms' wifi connections. Most of them are accessible throughout the hotel.…
As I have stated many times when you take a review into account see the experience of the reviewer and WHERE they are from. My first stay at this hotel and I will state the Positives and the Negatives. POSITIVES - Located in Colonia Escalon one of the safer parts of San Salvador. NOTE: There are NO really safe areas in San Salvador, the country is ruled by the M13 Gang and people do not like to go out especially at night. Nearby is a Starbucks and a shopping center with super market. Staff is very friendly and "tries to be helpful". TV in room worked well but very few English channels. AC was nice and cold and did not make much noise. Fridge in room (un-stocked). Overall the room is a nice size and the Mattress was excellent and firm. Bathroom shower had excellent water pressure (how nice for a hotel). WiFi was EXCELLENT, one of the best I have found in a hotel. NEGATIVES - Hotel is like a large mansion converted to hotel. No elevators I was on the second floor however stairs were short and angled so it was not a problem climbing them. Was told my room would have a "room safe" and mine was one of the newly remodeled rooms, NO ROOM SAFE ! I was told by reception that in order to make local calls I could NOT dial direct from the room, that I had to go through reception. After doing this annoying ritual a few times I used my USA/ATT cellular which of course incurred roaming charges. I had little to do one morning and read the 2 page "hotel manual" it said in it to dial "9' and the local number. WHAT A SURPRISE, IT WORKED !!! Reception NEEDS to be better informed. Breakfast my first two days was poor, had been sitting out for a long time and not much to choose. Orange juice only available my first breakfast. On my third day I asked my business associate to pick me up early and we would go to Denny's. Wouldn't you know THAT morning the breakfast had decent choices and looked fresh... The coffee as usual was "hotel BAD". I brought some instant "Bustelo" with me to mix with hot milk, no hot milk provided in the breakfast buffet. The poor receptionist working the complete night shift on March 9 is being grossly exploited. She not only has to work reception desk, phones, but act as a waitress also in the restaurant, later in the night she also has to help clean the dirty dishes. Whatever they are paying her should be 3X as much ! I had the hotel arrange transportation for me to the airport at 4:30am on the 10th. they did not arrange for a taxi but "a regular car obviously not a licensed transport". As soon as I walked out and saw the car I knew it was not going to be a pleasant 35-40 minute ride to to the airport. The car was OLD, beat up and dirty. The minute I sat in the car I could smell gasoline fumes. On the ride I felt this clunker was going to break into 3 or 4 parts. WORST, EXHAUST was leaking into the car making me feel sick. I had to open the window and sick my head out the window the hole drive to the airport. ARRANGE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORT TO THE AIRPORT IF YOU STAY HERE !!!!!!!!! Also the day of the afternoon of the 9th I had to complain about lack of cleaning by the maids. The stairs that lead to my room had pieces of tissue laying there since early morning. There was a cigarette butt laying in the hallway on the second floor since the morning and the maids had cleaned that floor, also the floor was dirty ! While the cleaning in my room was ok, when I first entered and did my walk around I found a used piece of soap left in the soap dish in the shower. Closing - Would I stay here again ? YES, but I am now aware of the flaws and can work around them. But will probably look for another option next trip to the city.…
I stayed at Hotel Marela 7 nights. Here are the highlights: 1- Great customer service: the staff is friendly and cares. Special thanks to Fatima who went out of her way to provide me with all I needed and to the cleaning Staff because they always did an excellent job, with great attention to detail. 2- Great firm bed. The hotel made a smart choice when they decided to buy good quality beds, there is nothing worse than to stay in a hotel and find soft beds 3- My room was clean and it remained that way during my stay. 4- The breakfast buffet was delicious. They also tried to vary the offerings so that customers that stayed a few days wouldn't get bored. They also can accommodate requests. One morning I saw they had omelets in the buffet but I couldn't eat any because they had cheese (I'm lactose intolerant). All I had to do is mention it to the staff and they made me an omelet with whatever I wanted. I also enjoyed the fresh fruit juices (specially the watermelon) offered during breakfast. 5- Safe neighborhood, and the hotel does take measures to keep their customers safe…
6 nights at the Hotel Marela was a pleasure. Stay are friendly and helpful to a learning Spanish speaker. Rooms are up to date; and bathroom facilities better than most in my experience in El Salvador. Daily cleaning was great. Meals in the restaurant were tasty and hot. Enjoyed pool side although the water was surprisingly cool! I would definitely recommend it to others.
I stayed in this Hotel for nine days. The location is good, across from “Hospital de la Mujer” It was a wonderful experience. Room was cleaned daily as it suppose to be, towels were very clean and changed daily (including the ones not used) every body was helpful during my stay. We have a buffet breakfast (changing daily) with traditional food from El Salvador. Sundays the breakfast is “a la carte”. Free coffee and tea is available any time. I don’t understand the comments made by “ggm2686”, look like we where in two different hotels. By the way, every security guard in El Salvador carries a shotgun, you can see them at restaurants, stores, churches, banks, supermarkets, theaters, etc, etc. I recommend this hotel to everybody. I saw, families, couples, businessmen and I didn’t noticed any complain during my stay.…
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