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Pension Mari Carmen
Ranked #4 of 6 Salobrena B&B and Inns
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“warm reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

I really loved this place and it was the highlight of my trip. I was travelling alone and really felt so well with Mari Carmen's family who are so nice, helpful and easygoing. Really enjoyed the fantastic and superb balcony room with very clean bed and the bathroom spotless. Really like it. I am Spanish and have travelled extensively in my country and around the world, I know what to expect for the price and this is really unbeatable. good price and good service. Even the breakfast in the balcony room with a great view of mountains and sea. Back in Wales where I live I can assure yo I will go there as soon as I can and I highly reccomend to anyone. The silence is a good factor as well as I really don't want tourist places with drunk atmoshpere. A place where yo can go to sleep or be in your balcony reading a book enjoying the view. My neighbours were very nice, a Norewian man on the left balcony and a Swiss lady on the right one and it was great to have a talk with them and to find people who really like to be out of the mass tourism track. Salobrena is the place . And Mari Carmen pension was really being at home

Room Tip: the top floor rooms with balcony are magnificient
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

The boardinghouse is o.k., but the owner-lady not: excentric, moodie, obtrusive.
As long you do, what she wants, everything seems fine, otherwise it will cost yours nerves. At all - little privacy, the lady is permanent near. She never respects your desire, even until ignorance of allergy inconveniences which can't go with the extensive use of crappy cleaners. More over, behind the always smiling face is hidden an extrem profit-orientated attitude; agreements of prices at arrival shout be fixed written - if not, they will not be valid at departure.
Totaly: may be a kind of entertainment over one or two days, for longer stay absolutely unnbearable.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

Cheap, friendly and welcoming. If you find a better hostal - let me know.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank arnepre
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Salobrena, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

It appears that they change the price later, most of the time. Same thing they did to us. Please put them to write the price on a paper at the begining, may be with their signature .The lady Mari Carmen is is cunning and greedy under the disguise of friendlines.They keep sharp eyes on the people in such a way that the feeling is of that of lacking privacy. They use artificial aer odorisers indoors.The food is average, some junk type sometimes.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

Upon arriving at Pension Mari Carmen we were warmly greeted by the owner and her family and sent up to our 3rd level room (with a balcony). The view from the balcony is of the surrounding mountains and it's really a great place to wind down the evening (if nothing is shaking in the Salobrena night life, which is likely). The accomodations are modest, but perfect for a low-key, inexpensive beach hotel. Next time we're in Salobrena we'll definitely stay at Mari Carmen again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fenelon Falls Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2008

I fully agree with the other reviews about this great place. Took some doing in finding it. You have to park your car on the lower street. We walked up to it but her husband directed us on how to get to the pension to unload our bags. He has keys to another building across the street which has a lift to avoid the steep hill to the pension. He then showed me where to park my car because the next day is market day where I was parked. The lady gave us the impressive balcony room. She gave us a plate of tapa with 2 beers. What a welcome after a hard drive. This balcony overlooks the whole town with the beautiful mountains in the background. The castle was also visible. The room was spotless. Heater and TV. Unfortunately only the Spanish stations. No internet. This pension is right in the middle of a beautiful white village. Cost was 35E which was our cheapest on this trip. We will be back.

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Valdres
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2008

6 days at Mari Carmen. This is not a pension - it's a hotel! Friendly, cheap and very special. We'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank arnep
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Property: Pension Mari Carmen
Address: Calle Nueva n0 32, 18610 Salobrena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Salobrena
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Salobrena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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