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“Lovely hostal in quiet Salobrena”
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Hostal San Juan
Ranked #1 of 6 Salobrena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
nr Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hostal in quiet Salobrena”
Reviewed May 29, 2011

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.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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malaga, spain
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

Clean, affordable and very well equipped. Very kind and helpful host and hostess. 15 min walk from the beach. Lovely large roof terrace with sunbeds. Only thing we missed was a table, some chairs and umbrellas. Coming from cold Scandinavia we want to be outside as much as possible but the sun was just too hot to sit in.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

We stayed for two nights and could happily have stayed longer. Both Jean-Pierre and his lovely wife were very friendly and helpful with lots of tips on where to go, where to eat, etc. Our room was bright and airy and overlooked the street yet it was still very quiet. Breakfast was served in the leafy reception area and the freshly squeezed orange juice was heavenly.

We were unfortunate to lose our camera whilst we were taking photos in the old town and Jean-Pierre and his wife were good enough to call the Guards the following morning to see if it had been handed in - no such luck. That's what I would call service above and beyond the call of duty.

All in all, a great hostal in a great location. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2008

Stayed for 3 nights. We were welcomed by French owner Jean-Pierre who was very nice and helpful and spoke good English.
Our room was immaculately clean as was the rest of the place.
We had a nice en suite shower room which was a good size with plenty of towels, clean every day.
Our room overlooked a quiet one way street and garden, with balconies in both rooms.
Jean- Pierre brought us breakfast if we wished, whenever we turned up, with fresh juice, coffee and toast in the lovely dining area with tropical plants and moorish tiles.
There was a great sunny roof terrace with loungers and plants for reading or snoozing.
We were a short walk from the town and bars and restaurants.
A great place to stay.

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  • Disliked — salobrena
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal San Juan
Address: Calle Jardines 1, 18680 Salobrena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Salobrena
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Salobrena
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal San Juan 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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