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“A wonderful place to stay”
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Callao Mar
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“A wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

We were initially apprehensive about going to Tenerife. Thought it would be like Benidorm. But then we found Callao Salvage and the Callao Mar apartments, and had four amazing weeks.
First of all, Callao Salvage is a small place and nothing like the resorts of Los Gigantes, Christianas or Americas. It has two main streets in the 'village' although it is well stocked with bars and restaurants and has a great butchers, two delis, doctor and pharmacy and three supermarkets. Unlike its neighbours in the bigger resorts, the hills are more like gradual slopes, easy to access.
The apartments are a ten minute stroll up the hill. They are situated on a quiet residential road with lovely villas on one side and apartments on the other. Stylish is the best word to describe them and they have been built and finished to the highest specification. There are only about 14 apartments in all, seven on the ground floor with patio overlooking the swimming pool and then to the sea, and seven on the first floor with balcony again overlooking the swimming pool and sea. At this time of year, the sun was on our patio from 9am to 6pm and it was very hot most days. It is an amazing location for sun bathing and sunsets!
The apartments have a large bedroom, twin beds, dressing table, double fitted wardrobes, plenty of lighting and drawers. Bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin, bidet and toilet. Well fitted and modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, two hotplates, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker. Plenty of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Breakfast bar with two stools. Large lounge with sofa, coffee table, unit with television, French doors to patio or balcony. The furnishings are superb and the collection of modern art impressive.
The m\aid comes in each day to clean and to replace towels, tea towels and bedding. There is an iron and hairdryer. Everything is new.
On the minus side, some people may need a dish washer or washing machine. We did not need either. Nor were we put out by lack of conventional oven. Two hotplates means you have to be inventive, and eating out is cheap. In apartments owned by Brits there are English television stations. We just got Sky News and BBC World News. OK, no Corrie, but we read and read, went for walks, can recommend the one over to the next resort of Playa Paraiso, and played scrabble. There is a community office in the village with a well stocked English library. The swimming pool is a joy - clean and plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. The bus service to other places is good and there is a stop at the top of the hill at the end of the road. Prices are cheap enough and you can purchase a cut price ticket for a number of journeys at about 40% cheaper.
Some people may be deterred by the stroll up the hill with their shopping, but as I said, its a gradual stroll and you can buy a few bits each day.
The apartments are very private and you don't always see your neighbours who, when we were there were apparently from places as diverse as Latvia, Italy, Finland, Germany as well as the UK.
The owner of the apartments, Victor, is helpful and charming, but elusive and if you want to speak to him, its best to leave a note for him with the cleaner.
However we were so impressed with everything that we have booked six weeks next January.
For eating out in the village can recommend EL ANCLA - amazing food!!! and the little Spanish Pizzeria on the main street for amazing pizzas and paella!!!

Room Tip: We have booked one on the second floor as sometimes you can hear people walking about very noisily a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

The apartment was spotlessly clean, spacious and very quiet. The beach, restaurants and shops are only about a 5 min walk away but it is downhill. Walking back in the midday sun with no shade could be very hot! On our 9th day out of 10 there was a receptionist so we finally got the code for the free wifi! We did manage to get the safe key off of the maid, however it was tricky as she spoke no English and I speak no Spanish! Overall a bargain for the price!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

A very well maintained block of apartments in a quiet area. The pool is lovely and not very busy at all, sometimes you can have it all to yourself! It s a great place to just relax. Beach is about a 5 minute walk away, as is the bus station and restaurants. The cleaners come in virtually everyday and just get on with things. The only fault I have with this place, is the internet. You can use their computer if you need too, but at a charge, and sometimes the computer crashes and you lose your money, plus it can be quite expensive if it keeps crashing!!
It has a self contained kitchen area, seperate bathroom with bath/shower head, front room with tv etc with a little patio area. Gorgeous!! Also a bedroom. That has 2 single beds pushed together, so if your wanting a naughty long weekend, BEWARE!!
Make sure if you arrive late at night you have a drink with you, as there won't be anything for you in the apartment until you go shopping.
Also, the coach driver dropped us off at the wrong place, so we spent from 1a.m till 3a.m looking for the place which is really hard to find that time of the morning as it is not lit up nor has it got any signs on the place, and it is on a hill.
If you go into Las Americas or Los Christianos, it takes about 45 minutes on the bus, but it's a great way to see the rest of Tenerife. Don't be tempted to get a taxi as it costs a fortune. Whenever possible always get the bus.
Other than that the place really is away from the typical loud holiday makers. If you expect loud then don't go there!!
One more thing.....
If you have problems walking, I do not recommend this place as it is quite hilly. I have asthma, and I struggled to walk from the beach/shops/restaurants back up to the apartments, especially in that heat too.

Happy holidays.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

A lovely block of appartments well maintained being in a quiet residential area in Callao Salvaje with a lovely swimming pool. A place to relax and unwind and watch the evening sun set over the ocean from your terrace.

The rooms are very spacious and a flat screen diigital television is provided which also has the added benefit of being utilised as a radio, remember you have arrived in Spain so do not expect to have familiar channels, bring your own dvd player if that is your requirement.
Hair dryer, iron, kettle and a toaster can also be found stored in the many cupboards in the kitchen/diner area, cutlery, cups, saucers, plates and glasses to be found at the kitchen sink area and along the inner hallway a secure safe in the storage facility can be found with even more storage space in the bedrooms.

Forget about hustle and bussel discos and the like, it is just a serious chill out location. No burger and kebab establishments on your door step, no fizzy beer and loud music blaring, as you are in a residential area. You have the opportunity to stroll down to the village and enjoy cuisine at the many competitive venues which share similar prices and menu with a leisurely stroll back up the hill.
Obtain your water and provisions from the local supermarket under the Tropical Garden Hotel or adventure a little further to the former Netto now a Hiper,Spains fiscal issues have seen the demise of some of the shops/bars in the village but still enough to cater for your requirements as well of the many British Pats still there.

We have stayed at these appartments (booking independently) many times since they opened, never disappointed by the standards of the room or service provided by the staff.
This year the long awaited beach has been constructed and will be open by now.
We noticed that the bus service route has been extended to include passing the end of the avenue a bonus if you wish to utilise the public transport system to venture further afield

A good tip is to catch the bus into Los Christianos enjoy the route and views and the hussle and bussel of Mcdonalds, fizzy beer offers and loud music, it is in abundance there for sure, but get a taxi back it is quicker.

Enjoyed a visit to the newly opened Callao Salvaje Snack Bar in the village an interesting venue, had a lovely Steak Meal in their cooked to our liking by the Spanish Chef with fried onions, mushrooms salad and home made chips, with a bottle of house wine just a little over 20 euros for the two of us.

Was also nice to sit on their sunny terrace in the morning enjoying a good cup of coffee or brunch snack and enjoying a Alhambra draught beer and good chilled rose wine at mid day.

Room Tip: Two floors to choose from no bad rooms in my opinion. Taxi from the airport takes about 20 minutes...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Callao Mar
Address: Calle Tenique s/n, 38678 Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Adeje > Callao Salvaje
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Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Callao Salvaje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Callao Mar 1.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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