We wanted to be in town, but also wanted a pool. The combination is not always easy to find, so we were delighted to find Salamanquesa.
The house is spacious, clean, well-equipped and comfortably furnished. It has details often absent in much more expensive places - like excellent pillows and above bed reading lights you can actually read by. With 4 proper sized double rooms this place is excellent value.
If you wanted a non-driving holiday, you could get from Malaga airport by bus. Good buses and a regular service - it takes about an hour. Once here, there is a huge choice of spectacular walking options accessible from the front door of Salamanquesa. There is something for everyone. We favour good tracks and quiet roads where you can look at the view while walking and not worry about placing your next step and there is plenty of that, but there are also more adventurous options taking you high into the mountains. See Wikiloc for more information.
There is a plentiful supply of bars and restaurants selling good food and there seems to be a small supermarket one every block. Fresh food market on Wednesday morning. The excellent info folder gives more detail.
I managed to make a bit of a mess of the booking, but the owner was very helpful and sorted out with good humour.
The house is really nice, we felt right at home straight away and the views from the rear balcony are amazing. The village is so nice and relaxed and the local people were so friendly. Loads of places to eat and drink and so cheap we couldn’t believe it, I could have spent the whole week just in the village. My only tip would be take a phrase book (or use an app as I did) as the locals English was worse than my Spanish and that’s saying something! It made it all the more fun. A great place to go to escape the tourists.
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I have visited this house on a number of occasions and my partner usually visits twice a year and has done for the last three years. The house is always spotlessly clean on arrival and the owner and his staff are very approachable, and if there are any problems there is a local contact who responds immediately.
We will continue to use this house on our visits to Riogordo it is excellent value and a good location, with everything you need for a holiday.
I'm afraid I really don't think it's fair to let prospective renters of this property to not give an honest overview of our stay here in August 2016.. This property is incorrectly and unfairly described as superb and luxurious because it most definitely does not fit either of those descriptions. It has been economically or cheaply furnished and fitted out in the extreme! The furniture in the bedrooms for things like your clothes are so flimsy and cheap they could have been made from match wood and one was so rickety we had to move it to a corner of the room to support it just so that it wouldn't collapse! The tables on the balcony upstairs were filthy, and pillow cases had old stains on one or two. The TV didn't work neither did the radio and the old sofas have sheets thrown over them to hide stains and wear. The kitchen lacks little things like a pair of scissors, the toaster is so small and cheap we couldn't even fit standard size sliced bread in it. The clock in the kitchen doesn't work, the lights on the upper balcony didn't work so you were in the pitch black after the sun goes down ruining any chance of relaxing in that space on an evening and there was no proper parasol for use up there in the day. The ones we found in a cupboard downstairs were two small and flimsy or had a large hole in it! There is no air con and trust me you need it in August regardless of what the owner says! You can't open doors and windows in the evening because the cats can get in! Overall this property is very very basic but functional and largely clean but in NO WAY superb and luxurious! Basic requirements to enjoy things like a nice glass of cold white wine would be an ice jacket but none is provided. The door upstairs to the balcony is so warped it gets stuck halfway so you can't open it fully the list goes on and on and on.....the house severley lacks basic maintenance. We wouldn't recommend this house or return.