Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort  

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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Welcome Offer

Free wine or sparkling wine and fruit on arrival.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

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.

Buffet restaurant

Head to the buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner. You'll find a variety of hot and cold dishes on offer here.

Poolside bar*

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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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.

twin room with limited sea view and balcony or terrace

These modern twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace that offers partial views of the ocean. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar* and a flatscreen TV included.

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5 star family holiday

Beautiful 5 star hotel ideal for relaxing break with guaranteed sun. Great location in upmarket resort Clientele from many countries including Spain. Hotel and grounds very clean, spacious and well-kept. 5 pools No trouble finding sunbeds. Pool towels provided Some sunbeds under canopies so good for children The bathroom was one of the best I have ever seen -huge shower cubicle with rainfall shower and handheld shower. -2 basins and bidet -no bath (not a problem for us) Main bed huge and comfortable Sofa bed comfortable compared to others I have experienced-enough space for adult + child Food amazing-half board Breakfast buffet: cereals, fruit, numerous smoothies/juices, cooked breakfast with selection of eggs/omelette, cold meats, smoked salmon, cheese, pancakes, selection of breads/pastries and Cava! Evening meal buffet: varied every night-amazing choice 2 specialist restaurants as an alternative. We tried the Spanish restaurant-quality meal and impeccable service in restaurant overlooking the sea. The Blue Reef bar overlooking the sea-fantastic ice creams. Vast array of drink selections at the bars. I tried sangria which was very good. Niggles.... Could do with more hooks in bathroom Having to pay extra for in-room safe-would expect this to be included in hotel of this calibre, particularly as it is there anyway! No drink included with evening meal-all had to be paid for. I would suggest that water (500 ml per couple ) is includedMore


Amazing place

Just back from my first holiday with my girlfriend and could not have had a better experience with this hotel. The first greeting is one of the nicest lobbies i have come across in these hotels and a complementary glass of orange juice or prosecco which was a nice touch even though we arrived well past 11. The rooms are laid out nicely and although there have been complaints that the concrete steps to room blocks were a negative aspect they were a small price to pay for what i thought to be a nicer layout for the hotel with blocks of rooms as well as the main building. The rooms themselves are seriously spacious with just the standard double room being more than big enough and well laid out. The bathroom was also nice with a good size shower and a nice sink area with two separate sinks which was a nice addition. The rooms are kept perfectly clean with cleaners coming twice a day with the evening check being made for changing towels and other things. Another positive of the cleaning was that it ensured the room was clean but if you keep a sort of messy organising system you would still find things were you left them. The food was good at breakfast and at dinner with it being typical of what you would expect from this style of hotel but done to a high standard. The only complaint i would make from this time is the amount of smoking which took place in the eating area which is typical of european holidays from my experience. However, this was a small problem with an otherwise fantastic experience. The cost of certain drinks was also steep at times in my opinion but again this is fairly typical and things like water and coke can be purchased at a low cost from the supermarkets located right next door. The pools were also nice and seemed to be warmer than other pools i have experienced while on holiday in this style of resort which was a nice touch and the poolside service of drinks and food was also really good. The only small complaint to be made was the reservation of sunbeds which often made it difficult to find spaces after early morning and their seemed to be too few sunbeds for the number of guests. Finally, the location was fantastic being just a few minutes walk from the Maspalomas dunes beach and supermarkets and a nice little shopping centre being right next door. I would recommend using the supermarkets for water and other things as they are really cheap compared to the cost in the hotel. There is also a nice bar for lunch just past the 'fundgrube' shop called the 'Faro Grill' which we enjoyed for two lunches with the food being really nice and reasonable in price. The overall experience was fantastic and would 100% look to come back to this hotel, everything about it was nice and the location was perfect being close enough to lively places such as Playa Del Ingles but far enough away to feel calm and secluded if you wanted it to be. Would definitely recommend and will likely be looking for another RIU hotel next years holiday.More

Adam B, 186220

Wow loved it!!!!

Just back from two weeks holiday at this beautiful hotel. On arrival the reception was just stunning and the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The room was spacious and the bathroom is stunning with two basins and a huge shower which could fit at least 10 people in!! Your room is cleaned every day but they also come back at night to turn your bed down for the night and change towels if needed. We used to put our "do not disturb" sign on as it got annoying every evening. The safe is £20 a week but the fridge is free to use. The Wifi is excellent which is free throughout the hotel and the grounds. There is a Gym, Jacuzzi, hairdressers, spa treatments. All the staff were friendly and always put themselves out to help you with anything. The food was excellent and plenty of choice. You can always eat at your leisure and eat as much as you like. Men take your long trousers as they won't although for you to wear shorts for evening meal. There are six pools to choose from but the usual problems with sun beds. As towels are free to use you get the usuals who put there towels on the beds at stupid o'clock and what is so infuriating is that some guests didn't arrive on the sun beds until 4pm. The entertainment isn't great but to be honest that didn't bother us. There are plenty of bars to relax in inside or outside. We would prefer to walk along the promenade around the designer shops. Ladies take lots of money as they really do have some lovely handbags!! It's about a 10 minute walk to the bus station and buses are fairly frequent and an easy timetable to use. We visited Puerto Mogan on the bus (it's about 40 minutes) its so pretty, they call it 'Little Venice'. If you go on a Friday it's market day so well worth a visit. We walked along the beach but be prepared as you keep walking there is a nudist beach, certainly an eye opener. Pretty sand dunes to walk on but make sure you take some filled in shoes as the sand is boiling hot. This hotel is certainly not for kids as no kids clubs etc, more for couples/adults who just want a peaceful and relaxing break. Would love to return sometime :-)More

williams67_10, 186220


Have stayed a few times at the lopesan baobab on the same resort and thought it could not be equalled. Well, the RIU palace is right up there and dare I say it, to dine inside in the air conditioned restaurant is a more relaxing experience than the baobab. But the RIU allows the early towel layers to claim their spot and not return for hours... The baobab polices this well and this is NOT allowed. I would be happy to stay in either hotel anytime of the year without hesitation. Fantastic, clean and friendly resort. More



Just back from a weeks holiday, you could not fault the Hotel. The rooms are stunning, the Staff, Reception, Pool and Bar staff, room maids were all lovely and friendly. The only negative was the Men have to wear long trousers in the buffet in the evening but Women are allowed to wear anything, so there were Women in denim cut downs and flip flops, didn't make sense. Apart from that a fantastic holiday.More

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