The Salobre Hotel Resort and Serenity is set a little further back into the countryside area of south Gran Canaria, but still in an accessible area for trips to the beach via their free shuttle service.
It might not be the place you think to have your typical holiday in Gran Canaria but that's why I'm going to tell you why you should consider it for your next escape to the island. I visited back when it was called Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort and Spa.
My Fiancé and I arrived at the resort on a very hot day, in fact we were having a heatwave and we just wanted to get some food and then head to one of the 7 swimming pools to cool down. The whole building is very open and airy with floor to ceiling windows and air conditioning! The friendly reception staff got us checked in (with a welcoming cold drink) and on our way to our room quickly, although we were that excited we walked around most of the hotel before we found our room.
Salobre Hotel Room Tour
One of the first things I noticed in our room, (which was exceptionally clean and cool from the AC) was the walk in rain shower with the cool window through to the bedroom! It also had a bath which I would probably use if and when we return in the Winter months. We don't have a bath at home, so a few bath bombs and candles would be absolute bliss!
Ladies or men with long hair, you will be happy to know there are hairdryers in the rooms too. I was pleased to see it was a full size hairdryer (with a nozzle!) and not one of those travel size things stuck to the wall. There is also a double sink, so if you like to set out all of your products on the sink area your other half can still access the taps. Did I mention there is a telephone in the toilet? We didn't use it but it really made us chuckle. From our room we had an amazing view of the golf course. It's so lush and green and the only noise we could hear were birds chirping, it's such a tranquil place.
The breakfast buffet was one of our favourite parts of our stay at Sheraton Gran Canaria. The Gofio Restaurant is open for the most important meal of the day every morning from 07:30h – 11:00h. As we walked in we were greeted by the hostess and given glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Depending on your mood you can dine inside or outdoors, we chose indoors as we were closer to the food. If you like toast in the morning, you would be impressed with all types of bread on offer, not to mention the muffins, cakes, doughnuts and cookies for those with a sweet tooth.
I've never seen a breakfast buffet with such variety. There was even caviar! I chose to have green tea with my breakfast, tea lovers will be happy with the choice of Lipton teas. The coffee, I'm told was very nice and complimented the individual Spanish omelette and croissant nicely.
The breakfast has everything you needed to set yourself up for the day, whether you are going to be lazing by the pool, heading to the beach or enjoying a round of golf.
The Secret Pool
With only a short stay, we tried to have a dip in each swimming pool. There is a secret pool which you won't find on the map. I'm not going to tell you how to get to it because that's a nice surprise for you to find on your stay, but of course I will share the view. This secret pool has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and volcanic vistas, it's very quiet and if you are lucky, you will be the only ones there, so it's perfect for you and your special someone to relax.
We didn't have time to try out the hotel's Aloe Spa, but I think you will agree it looks very inviting!
I've already told you about our delicious breakfast, but after a busy morning round the pool La Palmera Restaurant had just what we needed. With gorgeous aqua decor and a chilled atmosphere we ordered our meals, fish and Ceasar Salad. I thought it was very trendy how the pre-lunch nibbles included salted popcorn! The Sunset Pool Bar on the 11th floor is a very hip place to enjoy a drink or some lunch too.
Hopefully on our next visit we will get to spend some time at Bar 230 and Camaleón Restaurant. We really were trying to cram as much in as possible in one day not forgetting having some time to relax!
I think the Salobre Hotel Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway, you don't have to play golf to stay there and I promise you won't want to leave, I didn't.