Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Meloneras is Gran Canaria's standout resort and the international RIU chain spent €30 million to upgrade the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras from a four-star into a five-star. The crown jewel in their collection of Gran Canaria hotels offers accommodation fit for a king. Arriving at the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras will open your mouth and widen your eyes in amazement. The exterior is truly striking and stepping through the door feels like you're walking into a modern art gallery. Distinctive white, black, and charcoal colouring reminds you that you're about to enter a Riu though. With direct access to the Paseo Costa Canaria, you can use this promenade to connect with the rest of the resort.
Your expert reviewer
Plush Meloneras combines in-your-face Nevada-style hotels with tasteful shopping centres, making it Gran Canaria's outstanding resort.
The hotel is on the seafront, a short walk away from Meloneras Beach and the dunes of Maspalomas.
By plane: flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Gran Canaria take around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 25-minute taxi ride from the airport. Free parking on-site. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Although not family-unfriendly, there is a Riu more suited to kids nearby. This is geared towards couples of all ages. Mirrored columns add a dash of modernity to the formal reception and some fun, preventing the lobby from being stuffy.
Service & Facilities
The moment you walk into the lobby you can switch off - Riu's superior service ensures you're in safe hands.
- Swimming pools
- Wellness centre
- Kids club
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The 60-square-metre Presidential Suite is the largest the hotel has to offer and has a hydromassage tub in the bathroom. Standard Doubles come with your choice of a single queen-sized bed or two twin beds, mindful of sleeping preferences.
Individual Room, Double Room, Large Double, Double Superior, Junior Suite, Presidential Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bath or shower, balcony or terrace, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The tapas for sharing at Krystal take the concept of the Spanish staple and add international ingredients to the mix. The cheese comes before the dessert at Español, and it's Fuerteventura's finest, majorero, with gofio (toasted cornmeal) and plum jam.
Main restaurant: buffet meals. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Krystal: fusion restaurant, tapas. Open for dinner.
Espanol: traditional Spanish restaurant. Open for dinner.
Rooms available from £220.59 per night
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