We are so pleased we chose Villa del Angel as our base for our visit to El Salvador.
We had read numerous reports about the need to take care when visiting El Salvador, but our concerns seemed unfounded - this positive view is almost entirely due to the warm welcome and marvellous service we enjoyed at the Villa del Angel. In fact, we wish that we had spent more time here as there was much more to see and do that we could not fit in during our short visit.
The hotel is built around a garden and terraces (you can choose where you take breakfast), and is full of light and calm. It is centrally located in a relatively safe-feeling part of town, with a shopping mall, the Galerias, almost next door, and easy access to restaurants and food outlets. Our room was spacious and comfortable, with a private balcony.
From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Celina (who kindly gave my wife charming Spanish lessons) and by her colleague Carlos, we felt completely at home. Breakfasts were excellent, (thank you Fatima) with a good choice and excellent coffee. Food is also available on request throughout the day and evening. Grace, whose English is immaculate, was a tremendous help in organising trips and reservations. We visited the Ruta des Flores and the Ruta Archeologica with Eduardo, an accomplished driver, who good-humouredly put up with our frequent requests for photo stops. In fact everyone we encountered at Villa del Angel was warm and friendly.
One word of advice - book any taxis at least 15 minutes earlier than required - the El Salvador concept of timekeeping differs from what we expect in Europe!