Summer has arrived and some of us might be scratching our heads while trying to come up with a last minute vacation plan. If you then decide to spend your summer holiday in a five star resort in the south of Gran Canaria (Maspalomas/Meloneras) we have created a list of the five best hotels this area can offer.
1. Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
In our view, the best resort in Gran Canaria. It’s luxurious and offers everything imaginable for the picky traveller. The hotel is quiet but yet centrally located near numerous bars and restaurants. Be aware though, Grand Hotel Residencia is very pricey and you better hurry booking since it might be tough getting a room on such short notice.
2. Lopesan Villa Del Conde Resort and Thalasso
Big, boisterous, lots of things to do, several pools, fantastic spa, restaurants, bars…you name it. On top of that, every evening you will be offered various entertainment at the outdoor stage located in the picturesque hotel courtyard. Rather expensive but a great place that definitely will satisfy the entire family.
3. Lopesan Baobab Resort
A family paradise with plenty of entertainment for kids.The food is excellent and you have a pick of several restaurants to eat. Prices are relatively reasonable. We would not, though, recommend this hotel for a romantic or lazy holiday since there is a big risk you wouldn’t appreciate being overwhelmed by kids playing football in the hotel corridor in the early morning hours!! (yep, it happened to us).
4. Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort and Spa
If you are into golf, this is your best bet. Located in the mountains a bit outside Maspalomas, Salobre Golf has one of the most picturesque courses on the island. The Resort offers several restaurants and pool areas (don’t miss the roof top pool with an extraordinary view). One big drawback though: Maspalomas town and the ocean are a 10 minutes taxi/bus ride away.
5. H10 Playa Meloneras Palace
With a nice and quite location and plenty of entertainment in the evening this hotel is perfect for the family. It is not the most luxurious but definitely the most affordable 5-star hotel in the Maspalomas area.
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The Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia in the south of Gran Canaria is the only hotel on the island that is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. It is a small paradise that overwhelms with the amount of luxury that is showered on you upon arrival.
Parisian photographer and interior designer Alberto Pinto made this hotel look like a miniature Spanish village with palm trees and a pool providing you with the serenity you always wished for when on vacation (no noisy tourists here).
All rooms have a patio or a balcony where you can contemplate your next move on the stock market. The terrace restaurant offers a breakfast that one is lost for words to describe. At the pool, you can nibble on shrimps or a salad for lunch. In the evening the bar will offer you a drink and then back to the terrace restaurant for dinner (makes our mouths water even as we write this).
Everywhere you go the atmosphere is tranquil and relaxing. Of course, how could it be else? At your services there is a spa, a gym and an exercise area if you happen to practice yoga. An instructor is on hand to help with your downward-dog pose. What better place to get away from all that city clutter?