Ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Kate E from London, UK
Great retreat if you want to get away from it allPosted Dec 3, 2012
Pros: Double bed was large and very comfortable
Cons: Despite providing a kettle in the room no coffee, tea or milk were provided only herbal teas - everything was geared for healthy living
Location: Set in the mountains, along a very poor access road, well away from it all, lovely position
Had high hopes for this hotel but found it to be a wellness retreat and not a hotel as described on website. Despite advertising that it had a spa we found this to be untrue what materialised was an outdoor pool (unheated), a sauna and a steam room which was out of action during our stay. Rather disappointed considering the cost of the room, also as we stayed towards the end of November and found the Lounge / Restaurant to be very poorly heated. Mealtimes we found to be very late, 09.30 breakfast, lunch from 13.30 and evening meal from 19.30 onwards. All in all a lovely place but certainly not what we were looking for.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 4, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby Dorothy & Helen from Shropshire, UK
A little but of Heaven at Shanti SomPosted Jun 26, 2012
Pros: The overall serenity of the environment, the 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude of ALL the staff and the exquisite food.
Cons: I loved everything
Location: Mountain setting far enough away from any other town/houses to feel isolated but close enough for short drive to town if need to. Idyllic.
Without a doubt the most tranquil and serene holiday we ever had. The staff, food, atmosphere and venue were outstanding in every way. Set in the mountains a short drive away from Marbella and to various other small Spanish villages. Also a short drive from good way marked hiking routes of various lengths/difficulty levels and Shanti Som staff very obliging in making up packed lunches. Left feeling very healthy, calm and reinvigorated.