Sallés Hotels | Where To Sleep Is Just Part Of The Dream
Both of them belong to the hotel chain Sallés, which owns and runs several hotels – all different between them- and also apartments in several destinations within Catalonia and Spain. Sallés hotels is the result of a transformation in the history of a family company, not only for the change in the approach of the business –from 1977 to 1994 they were in the construction business and apartment rentals-, but also for the project that they embarked between 2011 and 2015, when they refurbished all their hotels.
Their founders and second generation of the company decided to implement those changes after a period that stars with their first 3 start hotel in Platja d’Aro, in 1994 and continued the expansion until 2011, year in which the company already owns 9 hotels and several touristic apartments.
The logo of the company, responds very well towards the philosophy of Sallés Hotels: cosmopolitan vocation; evolution towards a client that is becoming more demanding; unforgettable, personal and unique experiences; warmth, energy and passion that expresses joy and the savoring of life; elegance and professionalism; harmony with a world that is constantly changing and that is manifested in their modus operandi, from tradition but looking towards the future. Past and present of a family that knew how two evolves and adapts to a constantly changing world.
“Construction and landscape embrace you in a very familiar environment while surrounded by living nature.”
All together is what you perceive and experience when you stay at two of their hotels: Mas Tapiolas and Cala del Pi. Construction and landscape embrace you in a very familiar environment while surrounded by living nature. And an endless display of shapes and moldings, collection furniture, passion for romantic design and a visible dichotomy between rural and more innovative atmospheres. Design and décor are omnipresent in all the rooms, all of them settled differently to the other. Not to mention, the wide spaces for the Spa, with big pools, the salt chamber or the ice cabin.
“A team of very attentive but discrete staff is in perfect harmony so that there is no room for mistake in the mission of making the guests enjoy a memorable stay.”
The arrival at the establishment and the welcome already make you feel special, in a warm environment yet creating an expectation for different sensations. A team of very attentive but discrete staff is in perfect harmony so that there is no room for mistake in the mission of making the guests enjoy a memorable stay. The directors, excellently professional and human, know when is the right moment to approach you and engage in conversation. There is no inconvenience for them to share a table for a while with you if you ask them. They will explain you passionately the history and transformation of the hotels, even legends that have been shaped by the local ancestors and inhabitants of the ancient farmhouse, in the case of Mas Tapiolas, or the old summer-house in Cala del Pi.
In both hotels, the restaurant menu stands out for their gastronomic specialties and the quality of their wines, which are combined accordingly thanks to the good taste and professionalism of the chefs and sommeliers.
Sallés Hotel & Spa Mas Tapiolas 5*
Located in “Vall de Solius”, one of the most impressive scenarios in Costa Brava, tangible and beautiful, it is a gift for all the senses and the soul.
The hotel stands in an old farmhouse from the XIII century, with gardens in which weddings and special events are held along the year. Moving down along the pool and the terraces of the restaurant, there is a Pitch & Putt with 18 wholes, from which you can see in the distance the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Solius – a good place for spiritual retirement for the monks who live there. Actually, their very solemn singing can be heard from the hotel, is that one of the most special characteristics of the experience.
A closed forest, open lawn and wide visual freedom surround the rooms whose functionality and design encourages the visitors to repeat the stay in the hotel. Designed by designer Jordi Dalmau, the rooms are inspired in his collections as a couturier: modern shapes and fairytale resonances.
For the most demanding clients, at the bottom of the private land, there is a set of rooms arranged as terraced bungalows, called Suites Natura. Each equipped with a private garden and a parking, the biggest surprise resides in the inside. With either a big Jacuzzi or a heated pool with chromotherapy, it becomes a private spa inside the suite. One thing is to distract yourself singing in the shower, and something very different is to relax with the melodic singing of the birds or the monks of the monastery in the background, while you enjoy in the Jacuzzi or the pool. This is where resides the real luxury of the Suites Natura in Mas Tapiolas.
Hotel & Spa Cala Del Pi 5*
An open window to the sun and the sea in a privileged environment in Costa Brava. The 5-star hotel used to be an old summer-house overlooking a cove of pristine waters.
The design of these hotels and especially its rooms confers this character as opposed to the homogeneous. The decor emulates aesthetics from different times. Suite Margarita Bonita stands out for its singularity and furniture, aimed for couples who are looking for a very romantic experience.
The innovation in the 600 sqm spa facilities invites to prolong the stay in the hotel, thanks to the magic experience and the treatments that they offer. The ceilings invite to look at the sky, while there is a salt and an ice cave.
Undoubtedly, the extensive knowledge, continuous updating and the passion of its director, are the key to success in this area of the hotel, where every visitor is personally advised on the treatments and beauty rituals that they offer. Around the pool, there are different chill out areas and terraces which are dotted with Balinese beds.
“It is said that time is gold, but there is no precious metal that can be compared with the pleasure of forgetting about time and indulge in the feelings of reconnecting with yourself.”
Both directors, from Hotel Mas Tapiolas and Cala del Pi, as well as the director of the Spa, agree in affirming and recommend their guests on the following: “the aim of the stay in this two hotels shouldn’t be to disconnect, as we say when we are on vacation. Just the opposite, the aim resides in reconnecting with yourself”. And I agree with their statement: any result couldn’t be better than a reconnection through all the senses to live memorable experiences. It is said that time is gold, but there is no precious metal that can be compared with the pleasure of forgetting about time and indulge in the feelings of reconnecting with yourself. Connecting with oneself and feel the here and now as the most precious value to connect with life. Thereby, directing with your own baton the orchestra and its various instruments that will compose the melody of your own path in life.