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“Delightful Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mas Salvi Hotel

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Mas Salvi Hotel
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Pals
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Delightful Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We decided to book three nights at the Mas Salvi because it looked so peaceful. In hindsight we wish we had booked the whole week.
The hotel is set in unspoilt countryside about a mile from Pals. As soon as we arrived we had a warm friendly welcome and felt immediately relaxed. The old farmhouse buildings have been lovingly renovated to fit in with their surroundings. We especially enjoyed the pool area which has comfortable sun loungers and views of the fields.
Breakfast had a wide choice of meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and decent coffee.
Our room was clean and spacious with good decor and a large bathroom and bath - very pleasant.
The hotel also has a free pool table and a library area.
If you want to unwind and relax in a charming setting with lovely old buildings with character then I would definitely recommend the Mas Salvi.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Set in a charming enviroment, Mas Salvi has everything you can expect from a good hotel: an open air and an indoor swiming pool with jacuzzi, the rooms are big and comfortable enough. It also has a really good (but expensive) restaurant, the service there was of a high standard. The staff are polite but not too sociable. They lent us a couple of bicycles to go to the beach. The only thing we didnt like was when they didnt let us leave our bags for a few hours after we checked out so we had to carry around our luggage until our transportation was available. Doesnt sound like a big problem but it was an inconvenience and considering how much we spent and how good it was we didnt think it would be so much trouble to leave a couple of bags.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed for one night on a cycling trip through Catalunya. We had originally hoped to spend two nights at another property but they cancelled our booking as they got a wedding group

Mas Salvi is close to Pals but you feel as if you might be in the rural countryside. We were quite concerned after reading the negative review but this simply wasn't our experience of the hotel.

We had a suite in the main building which was extremely spacious with a gorgeous balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. Wifi was quick and easy. Yes,the minibar only has a few bottles of free water but you are a few steps from the terrace or lounge bar and the wonderfully friendly staff offered to bing anything we wanted. The evening meal was excellent( no fixed menu offered) an the breakfast spread was one of the best we had on our trip.

Pool is lovely and grounds well maintained and extensive


The staff are not super sophisticated and there is a feeling of a slightly laid back operation but we would definitely recommend this for a stay of two or three days if you like the charm of a smaller hotel and can forgive the lack of some of the amenities of a city centre property

Room Tip: Upstairs in main building
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Monaco
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

It’s an old place in the forest yes ...but it could have been nice but "4 star luxury facilities" and "recently been restored and is equipped with all modern conveniences" and "It offers its guests 22 luxurious suites" .....is hidden very very well. The restaurant is ok with good selection of wines.
The rooms need a renovation. "Junior suite" come on.... The painting is coming off and is smelly. Mini bar is a bottle of Water. A place to put your cases is not a part of the 4 star services this place.. The place seems to be left be the staff too. So good luck waiting in the bar for a drink. Maybe you are there on a good day and they will serve you. Pals is nice but you need a car to get in there on the dusty road.
Booked 8 days there and after seeing the room with dirty rusty sunbeds/mattresses and feeling the humidity and the smell in the room we asked to get moved to another room. They first said ok but then suddenly this was no longer possible. We told them we would move to another place where we would get less allergy from the dust and humidity in the room. The manager said if the booking portal would agree on a refund it would be ok. We left after 3 days and got a vacation spoiled and it did not get better when they suddenly did not want to refund the not used days. Have never paid and lost so much 200 eur/night for this type of quality/service -so one record they made!

Room Tip: Try some of the hotels in pals city.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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england
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91 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

This was also our second stop on an Inntravel holiday. Smithy87 has written a full report so it would be pointless to reiterate the facilities. We were dissapointed with the standard of service at times, we also had to search for some one to get us a drink twice. We too felt that the staff were under pressure. The food was ok but not of a gastronomic standard. On leaving we were told that the hotel was closing the following week for renovations, and there certainly was an end of season feel to it.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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232 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Mas Salvi was the second stop on a gastronomic walking holiday organised by Inntravel. The hotel is only a short distance outside the village of Pals and is set in wonderful, well kept grounds.
It is a restored manor house. I believe that there are bedrooms in the maina building but we had a junior suite in a block in the garden. The block was not particularly attractive to look at but the rooms belied the outside appearance. They were a good size, plenty of space to lay our suitcases on the floor without falling over them. As I have said we were on a walking tour moving to a different location every couple of days, and as such, did not unpack our cases and we appreciated the extra space. (Believe me, being able to access the cases easily is a big bonus!) The bathroom was superb. Very big with a double bath and a very efficient thermostatic shower and good quality toiletries.

The grounds are amazing and very well kept. The heated indoor pool is available 24/7 and has a jacuzzi and sauna. We didn't use these as we prefered to laze by the pool on our 'day off'. There is a small snack bar by the pool which served lunches at lunchtime but was open for drinks for most of the day. A very pleasant place to relax. There were several bars as well, little nooks to enjoy pre-dinner drinks although we had to go and look for the bar staff to serve us!

We were staying at Mas Salvi for two nights. When we checked in we were told that it was usual to have the set menu on the first evening and the a la carte (at no extra charge) on the second evening. The set menu which was a limited version of the a la carte menu. The choice was good and we enjoyed our meal but did feel that some of the dishes did not come up to 'gastronomic' standard. The general standard of service was quite poor as well. The restaurant was full but was serviced by one waiter and waitress. In fact, the pressure seemed to be affecting the waiter as he became increasingly offhand. Service slowed down alarmingly. Our wine bottle was kept on a separate table and our glasses topped up by the waiter when he could spare the time. Finally we had to ask for our wine and the poor man was so distracted that he picked up the wrong bottle and proceeded to pour a different wine into our glasses! Our first evenings meal was less than satisfactory.

There were six in our group and we debated about whether to mention our experiences to the hotel management. In the end we decided that it was a good idea because if things are going wrong and they are not told, then they do not have an opportunity to put things right. They took our comments very seriously and glad that we had told them. Dinner on the second evening was a totally different experience and as recompense the hotel did not charge us for our wine which was a nice gesture.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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100 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed here for a wedding, the grounds and location are beautiful, the food was also excellent. Mas Salvi is only a few minutes drive (not walkable) from the lovely town of Pals, and it's a great area to explore. However, the price we paid was equivalent to the level of top hotels and the room isn't in that range. The accommodation block is utilitarian, the shower poor, the terrace small and enclosed, no shower gel / shampoo etc. The swimming pools are great and I have no complaints about the service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Mas Salvi Hotel
Address: Calle Carmany 13 | Mas Salvi s/n, 17256 Pals, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Pals
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Pals
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mas Salvi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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