Rated 5 out of 5 by RauldeNob Different from other Sheraton hotels i stayed before but equally amazing
Me and my wife booked this hotel as we had a previous good experience at Sheraton Fuerteventura and wanted to play safe.
Because we do not play golf, she was a bit apprehensive but after reading reviews and seeing some pictures we decided to go for it as we were looking for some rest as well as exploiting a bit of the island. We got that bit wrong because we ended up staying at the hotel most of the time, enjoying what was on offer.
We did not get to brilliant start as we arrived a bit late due to flight delays and the reception was busy, taking a bit to check in. Also the cold dinner supplied on the room as requested was ok but not what i would expect.
The hotel fulfilled all booking requests even the smokers room as at the time of booking my wife did smoke but she did quit 2 months before the holiday. I did forget to change the request on the booking and might have lost a bit on the location and quality of the suite. It was on the 5th floor and the view was not great from balcony.
Then to find the room was bit complicated as the layout of the hotel is unique as it follows the dunes and the 11 levels of this hotel take a couple of days to master lol.
But we managed and after the meal came down to the bar 230 meters for a couple of drinks before heading to bed.
Then in the morning our holiday started.
As we chose half board, also because of previous experience at Sheraton, we headed to breakfast at restaurant Gofio. The reception was amazing, the buffet excellent and the service superb. We liked it so much that we also got our dinner from there every night we stayed. I played it safe as wife is a bit fussy with her food and you can never go wrong with that kind of buffet. Staff there from the manager to comis waiters make you feel well.
Then as the weather was excellent, we did get the towels and headed for the pool on the 7th level. Not recommended if you do not have kids and don't want too much noise as it is the pool where kids are allowed their bits. We stayed till lunch and then headed to the paradise of the 11th level where we became regulars for the rest of the holiday.
That pool on the top of the hotel with views to the dunes, is a place we will never forget. Unforgettable pictures. That is the hotel's ex libiris as far as i am concerned. Worth the stay just to have the privilege of that pool and surroundings.
Then we also enjoyed the SPA as the wife made the point of getting me a facial and neck treatment lol Loved every bit of it. The treatments are great.
The bar 230 meters is a great place to finish your day if you want to stay indoors. Live music till 11ish and you can enjoy drinks till 1 am. If you want to go out of the hotel, Maspalomas and Playa D'El Ingles are 15 minutes away by taxi. Great service and the barmen surely know what they do.
As we wanted to discover a bit of the island, we hired a car and went to visit a bit of what we wanted to but due to the good weather and quality on the hotel we did not see as much as we wanted. We have to return for that.
Departing after 7 nights was sad as we did have a good time and did get along with some of the people who worked there and looked well after us. I apologize for not remembering everyone but here are the ones we did get names and were closer from us, making our holiday even more special. Even the bill for all the extras we had, did not come too exorbitant. I made a mistake opening the fridge in the room as we did not understood at first how it worked and that was deducted of total. Great value for money. Recommended!!!
Reception: Alba Peñate and Laureen Koch.
SPA : Sara and Santi
Chambermaid: Estela a very pleasant Peruvian girl who took great care of our room
Pool Assistant : Echedey
Restaurante Gofio and Sunset : Nuno Pires, Fayana Santana, Dayan Ramos, Diego, Omar, Pablo Leon Jimmy, Diego and all the others i apologize for not remembering the names.
The farewell was given by and excellent gentleman who works at reception who even weighted our cases to assure us we were legally within the weight limits. Thank you Mr Santiago.
A big thank you to all who work here from top to bottom. We will Return
May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philip55 A unique experience
This hotel is a little bit different from the norm due to its location, setting and architecture. It's simply stunning. And the service provided by the hotel staff is also stunning.
This was our sixth stay at this hotel and we cannot wait to go back for a seventh.
Although it's location a bit remote if you are not there to do golfing, that doesn't matter to us at all. The hotel offers a regular courtesy bus to and from the resort of Meloneras, which is an excellent service to guests.
The hotel facilities are plentiful.....especially good were the heated pools!!!!
As an SPG Platinum Member I miss a Club Lounge at this hotel but hope that comes soon.
The only disappointment was the food on the evening buffet....a lot of the offering was taken up by hot cabinets containing very odd looking, dried up things on small plates ....niot at all appetising. That space could be used for something more attractive and relieve some of the pressure on the main service area where they cook the fresh fish and meat.
You need to book half board if you stay here ....unless you have rented a car or don't mind spending 15euros each way in a taxi as the courtesy bus stops at 6:00 PM.
Overall though, a great place to spend a holiday. Great location and great team of staff everywhere.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marillo Excellent!
A Group of 10 - celebrating a 60th birthday - enjoyed every minute of it. The Hospitality Manager Cristhian Armas was really helpful in order to help us plan the event. We will be back!
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joesnan Poor food
Overall the hotel was good but badly let down by the food.
The choices of food seemed to favour the German and Scandinavian guests. There were other British guests at the hotel who also mentioned the lack of choices.The worse thing of all was the temperature
of the food which whatever time you used the restaurant was barley warm. For that reason I could not recommend this hotel.
The lighting in many parts of the hotel were also inadequate.
December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mitzy11 setting is wonderfull
we think the hotel has been designed very well the setting is lovely.the staff were excellent and every thing else was lovely except the food.the variety was very good but the hot selection was very poor. as we previously resided in spain for some 12 years we did not expect the food to be red hot but also did not expect it to be cold and I mean cold so consequently ate mainly salads.the only other thing is the mini bar on two separate occasions we were charged for items we did not have but your excellent staff resolved the situation. but we had a lovely holiday and feel if these faults were rectified we would return.regards mr + mrs monks
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sla56 Resturant
Bad place of the restaurant.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickt November Break
Highly recommend this Hotel, without a doubt Great staff/facilities/location.
Spent 7 nights and each one memorable
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by irikro Relaxing stay
We had a relaxing stay at the Sheraton Salobre. Although there were a few points that could use improvement: shower was hard to adjust to the right temperature, it kept getting to hot or to cold; the airconditioning made a lot of noise, so we turned it off during the night.
The buffet restaurant Gofio could be very crowded. Some staffmembers were very helpfull and attentive, other staffmembers didn't seem to care...
The spa was really nice, had a wonderful massage there. Shower in the room was very spacious, nice balcony with seats and sofa. Good food at the Rice bar Palmera.
Housekeeping was good.
September 27, 2014