We had significant points to use through Starwood Hotels, so in our quest for a hotel to stay at for five days determined that Salobre would likely match our interest in a beautiful, secluded luxury property. On many counts, we weren't disappointed. As Americans, I must offer to our U.S. friends a few little caveats to begin with: expect your costs for *everything* to be to the extreme, in large part due to the current shrinkage of the dollar vs. the euro. Also, don't be surprised that some of the hotel executives are well developed in the art of suaveté, sometimes at the expense of "gittin' 'er done". More about that later. As far as the accommodations go, the rooms are reasonably commodious, well appointed, using liberal amounts of genuine hardwoods throughout. The beds are very comfortable - and best of all, I think, if you're looking for a serene, extremely quiet environment away from the glitz and noise of, say, Maspalomas proper and contiguous Playa del Inglés - then Salobre is for you. We are not golfers, so I'll leave that for the duffers to review... we were simply there for relaxation. The rooms themselves are a little odd in their placement, for example, of wash basins, separated from the toilet area and showers by a full-width mirror fronting the vanity area - that made us a little crazy when it seemed most natural to wash one's hands.. Don't go in expecting *any* U.S. television via the satellite system; at best you will get CNN Europe, little else resembling home. Movies-still-in-theater are available without subtitles (although often with the option of Spanish, German or French dubbing) - but cost around $20US. Food is better than average - IIRC three or four restaurants onsite, with a plethora of excellent choices ten taxi minutes away at or near the beach. Again, good food, but at a definite premium. We found the servicing by hotel employees to be on the whole, very attentive. We were especially impressed with the night supervisor, Javier, who worked strenuously to provide sensitive and thorough service to many of our needs. In rather sharp contrast to that, in effect, we were very disappointed in our interface with Hector, one of the duty managers. Do note the following! There are some curious design issues. One of these, which proved very painful, separately for both my wife and me, is the strangely designed walkways, ours being on the sixth (out of 11) floors. Whereas they are a combination of wooden promenade, dropping down perhaps four inches to yet another intermediate area, across from another, four-inch raised promenade fronting the "rooms. So... if one isn't quite vigilant to anticipate the abrupt - and quite totally unmarked, dropoff, a stubbing of the toes, and just as likely an impromptu flight forward, can mar the best-planned vacation. Short story: On two separate occasions my wife and I took nasty falls because of this erratic design. This resulted in severe contusion and swelling to our extremities. We of course contacted the management, followed shortly by a visit from the manager. He listened, oh so patiently and oh so sympathetically to our plight, but without any reference to any compensatory action by the hotel. Unless, that is, you wish to count as compensatory his offering the evening's buffet service, with an incredible table of meats, cheeses, desserts, drinks, etc. - a ridiculous amount of food, enough to easily satisfy six or seven diners. He offered this as if it were going to be complimentary, expecting as we did some sort of "sorry for" from Salombre. Only upon the room service delivery did we realize that the buffet, which in the restaurant was all-you-can-eat for 30 euros per person, was actually being billed to us at *86* euros, the equivalent of $150US. Plus the tip, of course. Needless to say, this gave us a rather skewed impression of how some European hotels differ from those in the U.S. - having had the occasional, even less aggravating experience occur in other, like this, four- or five-star hotels, with considerably more expression of concern and willingness to "do the right thing." Overall, would we stay here again? Nope... at least not as long as tHector the duty manager is still in charge.
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