Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant

Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant

Calle Litoral KM. 42, El Tunco 01001 El Salvador
Roca Sunzal
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The most beautiful sunset
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pancakes for breakfast
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#2 of 2 hotels in El Tunco
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal romantic hotel in El Tunco does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service while staying at Roca Sunzal Hotel. In addition, Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your El Tunco trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of El Tunco's popular cafes such as Day Cafe & Salad Bar and Point Break Cafe, all a short distance from Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant.

Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant puts the best of El Tunco at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle Litoral KM. 42, El Tunco 01001 El Salvador
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Comalapa Intl Airport
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1 Attraction
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AfricaAtNewYears wrote a review Aug 2021
Island of Malta, Malta436 contributions121 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Problems -
••Sparse or no monitoring of:
•Pool (COVID-related) capacities
•Pool attire
•Very young kids/babies (in diapers) in pool
•Checks of pool chemical levels
•Unaccompanied kids in pool

••Airport pickup was problematic. There was a change from 16 months ago in the airport pickup location (due to COVID) from just outside Arrivals to a parking area some distance away. This change of location was never communicated at booking the transfer or anytime prior to the delayed nighttime flight arrival. This resulted in an unpleasant night on an airport bench before the Roca Sunzal receptionist could be contacted by phone or email the next morning.

Pluses-
••Good WiFi and electrical outlets with only a single, brief outage
••Very dedicated, conscientious and professional owner and staff
••Consistent daily pool cleaning
••Good opportunity to experience some Salvadorian approaches to surfing and oceanfront holidays
••Exemplary housekeeping
••Very gracious compensation for the airport transfer foul up by a change to more upscale accommodations for some of the reserved stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room H-2 is good poolside choice.
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Gilly wrote a review Dec 2023
Pasadena, California6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I traveled to El Tunco for a couple of days. I decided on staying at Roca Sunzal after reading positive reviews and honestly the reviews did not disappoint. We stayed for only a couple of nights but this hotel definitely met mine and my family’s expectations. The location has guarded parking (felt safe) and there is security walking around throughout the day. We booked an ocean view room with 3 beds. The room was clean and was esthetically pleasing. The pools are located centrally and although we only used them in the morning, they were clean. The hotel is located steps away from the beach. In the morning, the front desk called and asked if we wanted room service and although we opted out they brought up extra towels and water bottles. There is a restaurant located ocean front and breakfast was included. There is a limited selection but it was delicious. Since I was traveling solo back to the states, I scheduled a shuttle to the airport which cost me $45 (not sure if that’s an average price or not) . My only drawback was that a couple of days before my stay they ran my credit card and somehow emailed me that my card was not valid. I called the hotel and they said it was an issue w my bank, however after calling my bank they said the hotel ran it and withdrew themselves. Anyhow, it somehow got resolved. Other than that I was please with my stay and would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The hotel plays music and you can hear it in the room. If you’re sensitive to noise you may need...
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Ernest Johnson wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am having a hard time writing this and it has taken this long to be able to put my gratitude into words. I want to express how great the staff at Roca Sunzal treated me and my son. My husband, 73, suffered a stroke while surfing and was rescued by the lifeguards and concerned locals, transferred to the public hospital in Santa Tecla (not recommended for foreigners), and succumbed the following day. If not for the hotels wrist band, who knows how long it would have taken to find me... The bright side of this terrible incident was the staff, who were there for me and my son who flew down to help. Wilfredo, Arely, Carlos, Marcos and more were so generous and kind. Wilfredo was fantastic as he speaks perfect English and took us to the city multiple times as a driver and translator. He was so great, and we even were blessed to meet his wife and kids. The front desk staff Arely and Marcos were always there to help and attempt to brighten our day and stay. We had a chance to meet the owner, and he explained that this hasn't happened in El Tunco in the last 20 years he's been operating his many establishments there, and that they we so sorry and have learned a lot of lessons if it happens to anyone again. In total I was there about 20+ days and the staff were always courteous, and caring of our needs, the food was always fresh and delicious, the accommodations were super clean and I truly look forward to returning under better circumstances. I want to thank you all at Roca Sunzal !!! Cheryl and Ernie
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maureen M wrote a review Feb 2023
79 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Small oceanfront hotel in the heart of El Tunco . Great to surf if you’re into that or just great to watch the tides and waves. Steps to lots of bars and restaurants. Pool is refreshing and well maintained. Noise level amps up at night , Rooms were basic but beats any of the surrounding hostels. Beautiful sunset every night
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed from Sunday to Thursday.. can’t imagine the congestion of people here on the weekend
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Eveline wrote a review Feb 2022
Zug, Switzerland47 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here for two nights. If we had not already booked our whole tour, we would have definitely stayed longer. We had a room with a sea view of the Roca Sunzal. Sunrises and sunrises can be seen from the balcony or on the beach. The breakfast is fantastic. The staff is very accommodating, cordial and discreet. The entire facility is well maintained and very clean. The WLAN works perfectly in all areas. It even reaches parts of the beach. We felt safe at all times and were able to relax well. There was also live music.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Darion wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California198 contributions86 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about this hotel & restaurant is the location. It goes downhill from there.
There’s no warm water at sink or shower. Beds are stiff and old. Room is very dated and in need of updating.
Shampoo and conditioner provided suck, no body wash provided.
Breakfast included is fine.
Location is right in front of El Tunco and gorgeous views from breakfast. Walkable to lots of other shops and eateries.
Pools are small but nice.
Building is very old so you hear EVERYTHING.
Feels like an old two star motel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rick B wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Look for something else. I have just spent over 1 hour banging on the gate for the guard to let me into the premises after midnight. DEFINITELY NOT worth over a hundred dollars plus per night! the parking lot was full when we arrived around 4pm because the the place was oversold.
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Date of stay: January 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do NOT come here if you plan to tour around and return past midnight.
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cmomma wrote a review Apr 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia123 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
How does a room not offer hot water? Apparently not every room has it. At this price you should have hot water. It’s that required by some hotel standard?

On a positive note, the views and location are amazing. Employees were very friendly. Room was very clean.

Just do your homework and make sure you will have a room that has a hot water knob!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Wi-Fi may not work consistently indoors
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Abovetheclouds wrote a review Apr 2022
1,987 contribution691 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice hotel located right on the beach. Try and book a room with a view. It was lovely to wake up to the sounds of the waves. The sunset was stunning. Loads of restaurants, shops and bars around. Location is excellent. Rooms were nice. Big and spacious. There are different room options and I treated myself to a nice room. Staff were pleasant and some spoke English. The hotel had a restaurant. I had dinner there on one evening which was nice. A few small negatives. The layout of the hotel and rooms were a bit strange so remember where your room is. Some may find it noisy and too busy but this did not bother me. If your looking for a peaceful beach break, then stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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thetraveler999 wrote a review Aug 2023
Calgary, Canada13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a hidden gem. Its small, and very quiet. If you want to kick back and relax, this is the place to do it. The breakfast is quite good, and is included in most bookings. The pool is very clean and well kept. Sunsets in El Salvador are stunning. Recommend for families, and couples that enjoy warm weather year round, and incredible sunsets. Salud!
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The beach is nice, but its mostly for surfers. Large rocks are on the beach. You will need water...
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Answer from Rick B
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I don't think it is, but there are other options in the area that should be
AlliecatOOB asked a question Mar 2020
Old Orchard Beach, Maine408 contributions258 helpful votes
Does the king bed sea view have a refrigerator/
Answer from Gladis G
Downey, California1 contribution
Yes, it does
Ashley C asked a question Oct 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Is it possible to get two adjoining rooms?
Answer from Paul L
Lima, Peru18 contributions2 helpful votes
Ask the hotel !
AfricaAtNewYears asked a question Jul 2019
Island of Malta, Malta436 contributions121 helpful votes
Does the apartment have a refrig? is it downstairs? Is it comparatively quiet?
Answer from jenncern
Los Angeles, California15 contributions15 helpful votes
The apartment we stayed in was on the 3rd floor. It had a full kitchen with refrig. It's quiet during the week but REALLY loud during the weekends at night.
Gilly wrote a tip Dec 2023
Pasadena, California6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel plays music and you can hear it in the room. If you’re sensitive to noise you may need to bring ear plugs."
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thetraveler999 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Calgary, Canada13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The beach is nice, but its mostly for surfers. Large rocks are on the beach. You will need water shoes for sure if you want an ocean swim."
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cmomma wrote a tip Apr 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia123 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wi-Fi may not work consistently indoors"
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Maureen M wrote a tip Feb 2023
79 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed from Sunday to Thursday.. can’t imagine the congestion of people here on the weekend"
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Rick B wrote a tip Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do NOT come here if you plan to tour around and return past midnight. "
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PRICE RANGE
S$174 - S$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
roca sunzal hotel and restaurant
LOCATION
El SalvadorLa Libertad DepartmentEl Tunco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Playa El Tunco (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coyote Restaurant, Rock & Roe Fish Shop, and Tunco Veloz Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of El Tunco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Roca Sunzal Hotel & Restaurant accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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