The Cinco B&B San Salvador: A Review

Cazzy Magennis
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Cazzy Magennis
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July 31, 2019
During our visit to San Salvador (the capital of El Salvador) we had a stay at the Cinco B&B hotel. A boutique hotel that does everything right. Discover..
Cinco b&b San Salvador

San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador and Bradley and I had the chance to stay with the beautiful boutique hotel known as the Cinco Hotel. It’s a stunning boutique hotel that truly delivers on every level and located in a super safe spot in San Salvador.

So without further hesitation, let’s look at what our stay with the Cinco B&B in San Salvador was like.

The Cinco Boutique B&B is truly one of the most well put together hotels we have ever stayed in. The attention to every single detail is wonderful and we had a wonderful stay. From the beautifully decorated rooms, the stunning breakfast sitting area, the beautiful gardens to dine and relax and the super speed WiFi and much more.

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The Rooms at The Cinco BnB

The rooms are simply yet elegantly decorated at the Cinco B&B. We stayed in a room that had two double beds (which we always love as we put our luggage on the extra bed hehe). It came equipped with a private bathroom which was spacious and contained a BATH. Always a treat.

The room had a storage space for luggage that contained an ironing board, it also had a TV, complimentary water and complimentary toiletries. Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

All rooms come with wonderful air conditioning too.

Outside your room there is also a little seating area with a sofa, books, access to drinking water, a kitchen to prepare a snack or meal, or even make yourself a cup of tea or coffee.

the rooms at the cinco bnb
little details

The Restaurant

The restaurant at the Cinco B&B is operated by a different company but they are housed under the same roof. The menu offers a range of dishes and you can dine in the beautiful gardens.

I tried a cappuccino and Brad and an americano. I will be honest and say it wasn’t my favourite coffee in the world. The coffee that came with breakfast was much better.  

enjoy a coffee in the garden

Breakfast at the Cinco Hotel

Breakfast was a delightful affair. You can have breakfast out on the little terrace which is surrounded by plants and lots of light to wake yourself up.

The breakfast menu is in both Spanish and English and there are a variety of “healthy” options including porridge and home made granola and traditional options, including the traditional Salvadoran puspas (yum!).

I tried the traditional breakfast of egg, beans and tortilla. It’s a classic, but I love it and Bradley tried the porridge.

The coffee was very delicious and juice was also offered.

They also offer Vegan options too!

breakfast at cinco hotel

Other facilities at Cinco B&B

There are lots of beautiful plants and flowers dotted around this whole hotel, so it feels like you’re in a little green oasis within quite a manic city.

There is even an outdoor garden with beautiful lights, plants and flowers were you can relax with a coffee and a good book.

It’s such a relaxing area and I really enjoyed the essence it created.

breakfast area at cinco hotel

There is also an organic shop attached to the hotel in which you can buy some great organic products. There is 99% dark chocolate, which sounds crazy! I love dark chocolate, but don’t think I could handle that high a percentage.

They also sell organic soaps, vegetables, power balls and much much more. It’s quite a beautiful shop and you could pick up some unique souvenirs.

Netflix is also available at the property for free which is super awesome!

organic shop at cinco hotel

The Staff At Cinco Hotel

The staff are super friendly and accommodating. They always have a smile and are happy to help.

Even though our Spanish isn’t too strong, we managed to communicate with staff members who also knew some English.

seating area cinco hotel

The Location

The hotel is situated in a safe part of San Salvador, Gran Zona Rosa. I say safe in comparison to the reputation that San Salvador has.

We didn’t feel uncomfortable or unsafe during our stay in the city and if you take the normal precautions that you should in any city, then you’ll be absolutely fine.

You can use Uber to get to and from anywhere with the hotel. It’s super cheap and safe.

cinco htoel


If you’re looking for a wholesome place to stay with comfortable, spacious rooms, great WifI, great food and staff, in a safe area, then this is the place for you. It’s excellently priced an breakfast comes with the room rate. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather stay, and it’s a brilliant place for couples, solo travellers and families.

Book your stay here.

For a guide on things to do in El Salvador check this out.

A massive thank you to the team at the Cinco Hotel for hosting us, as always any views expressed here are my own.

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