Salento is the most touristic area in the popular “Coffee Triangle” of Colombia. No wonder there are so many hostels and guesthouses in town. But if you’d like to stay in a place that offers something extra than the standard hostal, Hotel Salento Real is the place to head to!
In the very center of Salento, the hotel manages to blend in well with its surroundings. The whole place is welcoming and nature inspired. The rooms are comfortable and I loved the fact that this is an environmental conscious establishment. For instance, the water is heated using solar power, and there are recycling bins for different materials by the lobby.
Any tour you need to arrange can be booked with the in-house tour desk, Fog Walkers. There are plenty of activities all around Salento, being some of the most popular visits to coffee plantations (after all, this is what the area is famous for), trekking and horse ridding. For adrenaline junkies, rafting, kayaking and paragliding are good options too!
Even if you don’t want to book a guided activity as such, the staff at Hotel Salento Real would be happy to recommend places you can check out on your own in and around town. Sunrise or sunset from Salento’s viewpoint atop of the stairs that dominate the view in the main street in town shouldn’t be missed!
Hotel Salento Real has some of the best breakfast we enjoyed during our stay in Colombia. Everything is prepared fresh when you order it and, apart from delicious coffee, fresh fruits and juices, you may choose a combination of hot dishes. The breakfast menu includes local specialties, such as stuffed arepas, and other international goods (pancakes, cereal, eggs cooked your way, etc). My favorite were the quesadillas and, of course, the famous local coffee!
For lunch and dinner, the in-house restaurant serves a variety of dishes that include popular local ingredients (such as trout) but do offer more varied and inspired preparations than the standard restaurants in town.
You may purchase some of that Colombian coffee by reception as well, along with some other local treats and souvenirs. Furthermore, you are free to enjoy 24hrs complimentary coffee and tea by the lobby as well.
Hotel Salento Real is a very complete establishment. Their aim is not only to provide accommodation during your stay in Salento. It’s all about making you feel at home, yet doing it in a way that takes the town and the environment into consideration too.
Definitely a great place to stay at!
Hotel Salento Real
Calle 3 Nº 4 – 31
Salento – Quindio – Colombia
Reservations: +57 – 6 – 7593658