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Casa ILB il Bongustaio

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one of those places that you hate to praise publicly because you always want there to be space for you. But this little hotel, and the adjoining bar and restaurant, are so pleasing that the owners deserve public commendation. This is a magnificent old house, exquisitely renovated and understatedly decorated. There are only five rooms and so it...

Thank newyorkjourno
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is the best restaurant in El Salvador. The quality of food and service is world class. They also have the best Gin and Tonic bar in El Salvador. You will be happy with anything you ask from the menu, but I highly recommend the steak with porcini mushrooms and the Shrimp and Lobster pasta.

Thank Rodrigo Javier N
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Very nice hotel! Extraordinary location! Even nice to go for a run in the neighborhood, highly recommend! Family owned house converted to a hotel, very spacious rooms, great service. Loved the art everywhere, unique furniture, great atmosphere! Reminded me of La Casona De Tita in Oaxaca.

Thank Juan Pablo M
Taline_Hernandez, Gerente at Casa ILB il Bongustaio, responded to this review

Dear Juan Pablo, Thank you so much for your extraordinary review of our Boutique Hotel. It makes us really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, our location, rooms and service! We hope to see you again soon, it was a pleasure having you with us!

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

A must do for anyone in downtown Salvador. The seafood dishes are very fresh - the chef has worldly experiences. The dishes aren't tricked out, they're incredible. Wonderful outdoor and private dinning areas. You'll love this place! Great service, drinks and attached boutique hotel...

Thank Flyby0161
Taline_Hernandez, Gerente at Casa ILB il Bongustaio, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Boutique Hotel and Italian Restaurant. We are always delighted to learn our guests enjoyed a truly memorable experience with us! Our chef will most certainly be happy to know you were marveled by his dishes. Do come visit us again, it would be a pleasure having you back...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for two nights during a long weekend visit in El Salvador. Talia and her staff were so incredibly kind and attentive! The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. The beds are heavenly!!!There's gorgeous art in the rooms and throughout the property. We had a lovely breakfast each morning! The property is located in a...

1Thank Mel G
San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent and delicious food and service ! I have no doubt that thi is my favorite place so far !! You have to try it at least once , you will not disappointed!! Besides the prices are not out of this world !

Thank rolan1320
Taline_Hernandez, Gerente at Casa ILB il Bongustaio, responded to this review

Dear rolan1320, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! It makes us really proud to know you thoroughly enjoyed our exquisite Italian food and service. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Floral Park, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I arrived early, was met with a smiling face and a room key. For the custodian, no query for help went unanswered - he even made coffee. I was out all day, needed a document copied and my account settled, the manager came at 2300. Can you beat that?

Thank Lawrence J
Taline_Hernandez, Gerente at Casa ILB il Bongustaio, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence J, We are so grateful for your kind words, nothing makes us happier than to know our guests have lived a memorable experience with us. We hope that next time you can stay a couple more days with us so we can help show you around our beautiful city. It was a pleasure having you with us, kind...

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I stayed a few days in here and liked it because it was a peaceful place. Even when the price was a bit too high for the services offered. A few days into my stay, I realized that I was missing money from the safe box. I did not want to accuse until I was sure the money was stolen...

Thank Capri227
Taline_Hernandez, Gerente at Casa ILB il Bongustaio, responded to this review

Dear Capri227, Your comment is very important to us, which is why we want to clarify that upon receiving your complaint we were entirely committed to solving your case. The only way to open the safe in our rooms is through the security key each guest designates or by using the master key, which only the manager and the owner...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Take a simple but excellent restaurant, a gin bar, and hide away a handful of beautiful rooms around a sitting room and patio, and you have Casa ILB. If you want to avoid the hotel chains in San Salvador, this is the choice. The restaurant is excellent. I had a hand made pasta with burro e salvia sauce - simple,...

Thank Manxman_Cambridge
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2015

The Casa ILB is surely the best-kept secret in San Salvador. Far from the bustling crowds of the Metrocentro in the safe and leafy suburb of Zona Rosa, it provides the personalized service that very few hotels--even those that call themselves boutique hotels--still do. It is in a former neo-colonial mansion, each room an original room in the house with...

Thank Chiguata

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa ILB il Bongustaio, located in the most vivid area of San Salvador, has a very modern and minimalistic, yet cozy, look. We offer our visitors a personalized and unique service, that makes them live an exclusive experience full of exquisite food, and comfortable suites. Relax is our favorite word, and we want you to enjoy it, by staying in our place, your place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa ILB il Bongustaio

Address: Boulevar Del Hipodromo #605, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Price Range: RM567 - RM895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa ILB il Bongustaio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Casa ILB Il Bongustaio El Salvador/San Salvador
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#1 Romantic Hotel in San Salvador
#8 Business Hotel in San Salvador
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