We stayed here for three nights in May. The hostal is beautifully kept, spotlessly clean and there the enclosed patio on the ground floor is lovely and there are lots of plants everywhere. Our room was cleaned daily. Two small bottles of water were in the room on arrival. There is a TV and Air con, although we didn't need it in May.
The French couple who own the place were nice and friendly, the man speaks some English, enough for everyone to get by. Free use of their computer and they have wi fi too although we go on holiday to get away from all that!
There is a roof terrace with three sun loungers but I agree with other reviewers that it needs some tables and parasols. I got the impression that as they haven't done this, perhaps they don't want people to be hanging about the hostal all day perhaps?
Salobrena itself is a quiet town, the beach is a 10 minute walk away, through modern 'suburban' housing development. There are a couple of restaraunts on the beach, one of which we went to. Perhaps it was because we were there out of tourist season but the town had a slightly of run down feel to it, but then the economy is Spain is struggling of course. AT first we wished we had stayed in Almunecar along the coast but it is more built up and in my view, Salobrena is a bit more 'real.'
The best place to eat is 'Pesetas', a walk up hill through the traditional windy streets that head up to the fort. The portions are huge and the bar owner is very friendly although I don't think he speaks English but we managed to get by in our pigeon Spanish. The restaraunt has great views of the coast and fields to Motril.
We didn't have a car so three nights in Salobrena was enough for us as there is not much to do.
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