This high-end hotel has a pair of pools tucked among its pristine gardens. And it’s right on the seafront, too.
The property is set among vast gardens and ocean-view terraces. Style-wise, the hotel has just had a makeover, so everything's really contemporary. Bedrooms, for instance, are done out top-to-toe in cool grey.
In terms of location, it’s in a good spot with direct access to a car-free promenade and Maspalomas beach only a 5-minute walk away.
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Free wine or sparkling wine and fruit on arrival.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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5 outdoor pools
There are five swimming pools to choose between here, and two of them a infinity pools which are heated in winter.
Head to the buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner. You'll find a variety of hot and cold dishes on offer here.
Expect a wide terrace filled with cushioned chairs and café style tables here. Light snacks and tapas is available at a charge depending on your board basis.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These modern twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that bit of fresh air. They have a sofa-bed that can sleep an adult or 2 children. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar* and a flatscreen TV included.
2 Bedroom Family Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These 2-bedroom family rooms have a balcony or terrace and a garden view. You'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar* and a flatscreen TV included. These rooms are located in the villa buildings.
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First visit to Gran Canaria
The Riu Palace Meloneras is a great hotel regarding facilities and location. The sea view bedroom was very spacious and had two large beds. The bathroom had no bath but a huge walk in rain shower and two sinks. If you have one of these sea view rooms then the Magnolia restaurant (for breakfast and the evening buffet) is a leisurely 4 min stroll. We ate in the buffet restaurant which had a good choice of very good food. You could see the food being prepared and cooked in the four cooking areas. There was entertainment every night which ranged from OK to very good. The hotel has five pools and is set in large grounds. Like most hotels it has a "No saving sunbeds with towels" policy and like most hotels it is totally ignored which is rather surprising as there were more than enough sunbeds to go around. The hotels location was perfect. A twenty min stroll one way along the promenade took you to Meloneras beach where there were a few shops and bars and a fifteen min stroll the other took you to the main shops and numerous very good restaurants. All the staff were very efficient and made you feel welcome. Overall a very good holiday and I'm sure we will be back. Barry AlderMore
Barry A, 186400
Just got back from a week at this lovely hotel. Great food, friendly staff and beautiful pools and gardens. We had a superior room which was huge. Folk dressed smartly for dinner but not "designer" . Very relaxing little chilly at night ladies you will need a wrap or cardis. Happy to say no mossies! We will definitely go back.More
Fantastic - again
Last went in 2015. It is well run, food and a la carte spanish restaurant are wonderful (did not try the fusion restaurant). All staff are courteous efficient and speak a number of languages. Check in is a breeze. Plenty of pools, sunbeds, child pool, towels, bars and space. Will be going backMore
Beautiful luxurious hotel , not so good for families
We stayed (3 adults 2 children : 13 & 2) for seven nights in the suites. Upon entering the hotel it is quite literally breathtaking! So grande and really quite palacial. The potter carried our bag to your room whilst we received complimentary welcome drinks. The suites were fantastic, immaculately clean, modern, all essentials supplied and amazing shower/wet room! The swimming pools; the infinity pool is stunning, but unfortunately untested by us as adults only. Middle pool allows ball games and the two pools nearer the entrance are no balls games. They are all immaculately clean and well maintained. There is also a gated very small children's pool. The buffet was delicious for breakfast and dinner. Always so much variety and great quality. Evening entertainment is set off with the fantastic house band, who play amazing hispanic/latino music with instruments. They really are fantastic. But they Also play some seriously dated music, soft rock 70s style. Definitely aimed for an older crowd. The guest acts were all pretty bad to be honest, (bar the flamenco dancers!) There was a cringeworthy pole dancing act and a Motown band who only sang two Motown songs with a female lead who thought she was in the Moulin rouge ð. The spa is super relaxing, and so tastefully decorated! Amazing treatments to buy but also just the open air Jacuzzis (complimentary.) The hotel opens up at the back to the promenade which is full of lovely restaurants bars and high end shops. There is also a small mall with a few cheaper shops, pharmacy and supermarket etc. The San beach is a good 15min walk but it.is well worth it. Beautifully clean beach and sea. Lots of fancy bars along the front to sit out and watch too. Overall it is 100% a 5*hotel and i would definitely return... However and granted the hotel does not advertise as so, but really, its not great for kids. There is no children's or teen entertainment, no park or swings and no changing facility in the reception areas (which when your hotel room is a 5min walk away is a bit of a pain!) I feel like the hotel should be adults only. The children's pool has a small creche attached to it but it is only open for a few hours a day and our son was too young to attend ... I think it was over 3s? They really could do with having a small park put in and a chargeable creche service that runs throughout the day for all ages. either that or advertise as adults only. It is really quite hard work trying to entertain a child. So if you are looking for a 5* chilled out, luxurious couples hotel, it's a winner as for families I would avoid. More
This was our first trip to Gran Canaria since we last went 10 years ago. We booked this hotel as we remembered walking past it last time and how spectacular it looked. We weren't sure it would have looked a bit run down 10 years on but had nothing to worry about. On arrival we had a lovely welcome from the guys at reception. A nice cold glass of bubbles and cold flannel to freshen up. I had previously emailed asking for a top floor room and on arrival that is exactly what was allocated. However, just as we were about to go to our room we were told there was a problem with it and could we sit for 10 minutes so they could sort out an alternative. We were both at little disappointed but waited patiently. We were then given 2 keys and told to go and look at the rooms to see which one we preferred. The first was on the floor below our original room which seemed perfectly fine. We then ventured to the next room which was at the very end of the building to the left. We walked in and it was an amazing suite with huge balcony, jacuzzi bath on the balcony, two loungers and two chairs! It was perfect! We obviously chose this one and our bags were swiftly bought to the room. The beds were really comfortable and the shower room was large with a huge walk in shower and separate loo, Our balcony was really big and the sun loungers were a nice touch as we could sunbathe up there late afternoon. The food was 5* I am a fish lover and my husband hates it but there was always more than enough. The fish was amazing! I even had lobster which i have never seen in a half board buffet restaurant. We went to the Spanish restaurant on the first night but didn't really enjoy it. It was indoors and there was no atmosphere. Most of the food was fish which my husband wouldn't any of. At the end we felt as if the waiters were in a hurry to go and strangely one managed to spill coffee all over my white top with no real apology. The buffet food was so nice that we didn't want to miss it to go to the other one. The bars and bar staff were are really polite, friendly and happy. We especially liked the bar down by the promenade. Apart from the Spanish restaurant not being our cup of tea the only bad thing I have to say about the hotel is the fact that the sun loungers are so close together. There are loads of them which is great as they always have them whatever time of day you go to the pool. But maybe leave a bit more of a gap in between for a bit of privacy. If you walk out of the hotel at the back there is a promenade. Left takes you towards the lighthouse and all the lovely shops and restaurants.There are no cheap tacky shops just designer shops. Right takes you to Meloneras beach where there are a few cheaper shops and restaurants but not quite as nice. You can walk for miles along the promenade and beach which we did daily. Almost walked to Playa del Ingles along the beach on one day which was nice. I would give it a 5* and will 100% be going back. Perfect break with my husband and we can't wait to go back. Highly recommended!!More
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