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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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.

superior twin room with garden view and balcony or terrace

These spacious, superior twin rooms come with a garden-view balcony or terrace for that added outdoor space. They have a lounge area. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included. These twin rooms also have a sofa-bed.

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Can not recommend this hotel highly enough!

Everything about this hotel is perfect...from the staff to cleanliness to location...AMAZING food and fabulous rooms. From a VERY fussy travel not hesitate to visit this hotel as it is the best hotel in Europe that I have visitedMore

Cindy C, 186420

Outstanding service!!!

We spent 10 days in this wonderful hotel. The food is devine. But the staff is besides very friendly also extremly high in service. My son left his swimshorts. They were found and somebody shipped them after work to us. Beyond the call of duty.More

mirjamschulteis, 188616

A week of pure indulgence

Just spent a week here which was beautiful. The hotel is luxurious with lots of beautiful features. The staff are outstanding. Every single one of them are friendly, welcoming and helpful. A glass of champers greeted us on arrival and even at 11.30 at night we were invited to go into the dining room and eat what was left from the buffet that evening. The food is plentiful to say the least and very good. The rooms are immaculately kept and spacious. Towels are replaced frequently and the service is impeccable. The grounds of the hotel are outstanding and well maintained. My only gripe is so many sun beds are reserved and not used until often hours after towels have been put down. I understand that this happens everywhere these days and it's a case of if you can't beat em join em, but it's annoying when families of 4 reserve 4 beds at silly o clock, go off for the morning elsewhere and decide to lounge by the pool after lunch. Just not fair. That said, there are loads of beds so if you don't mind where you're sitting you'll always find a bed or two. All in all, this hotel is beautiful and well worth a visit. More

julesjane, 186337

Excellent stay

Just finished a 2 week stay with my family and we were very impressed with the Riu Palace Meloneras. We chose a Riu hotel as we had stayed in a Riu for our Honeymoon in Cancun, since then we have stayed in various hotels around Europe and have generally been quite disappointed. Therefore, we decided to go back to what we enjoyed and booked the Riu. We had read the reviews which were generally very positively, although I did have some anxiety before we came about how child friendly the hotel is as we have 7 and 4 year old girls. We had no need to worry, the hotel is very family friendly, there are a multitude of pools, all the staff are very friendly and can't do enough to make your stay as relaxing as possible. There is a mini club that runs every day with a 3 1/2 hour session in the morning and 2 hour session in the afternoon should you wish your children to attend, the girls who run the club are great and our children liked going there. They painted t-shirts and hats that they can take home with them as souvenirs, there is also a mini-disco at night that our girls enjoyed. The buffet is very good, plenty of selection, although it can be a bit repetitive. The quality is pretty good though, so I have enjoyed every meal, and there is a different specialty every night. There are 2 specialty restaurants, Spanish and Fusion, we only tried the Spanish one, it was very good, and they made Nuggets and chips for the girls so they were happy. It was nice to be in a more relaxed area where you didn't have to try to grab a table as per the buffet!! It is a much more civilised way of eating. Yes, towels are put out on sun beds early-usually around 7:30am, but all nationalities do it, and is a must if you want to guarantee beds. There is a good selection of shops and restaurants close to the hotel (turn left out of the back of hotel). Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate in going back next year!! One final tip, we booked our stay directly with the hotel, and booked our own flights with a budget airline and saved around £1k on how much it would have cost through Thomsons etc!!More

Mikeeh217, 186370

5 Day Break in GC!

Enjoyed a wonderful 5 night stay at the Riu Palace Meloneras mid July. Having looked around the hotel a year before (whilst staying at the Lopesan Baobab which is over the road!), we thought we must come back and stay! The hotel is in a wonderful location, right on the sea front in Meloneras. The resort is fantastic for shopping, including high-end brands and beautiful unique clothing stores perfect for browsing during the balmy nights! The two Supermarkets are handy too to stock the mini bar. The grounds of the hotel are beautifully manicured, very modern and very clean. The lobby is impressive and reception staff were very friendly, making us feel instantly welcome and relaxed after travelling! We enjoyed a complimentary glass of champagne in the bar too. We had a quiet room on the first floor overlooking the bar and Palm trees - the balcony was lovely and private with comfy outside seating. The air con in the room was excellent and we had a flat screen TV with around 5/6 English channels - there were lots of good movies on too. A big thank you to the housekeeping staff who left our room immaculate each day and left chocolates in the room after our 'turn down service' - very professional touches made this hotel that bit more special. The only problem we encountered during our stay was with the reserving of sun loungers. There are hundreds of loungers - enough for everyone, or so you would think! If you're not out before 8am you will struggle to get a bed, especially the sea front seats. It is a shame, but if you can't beat them, join them! Food was fantastic - plentiful and fresh. It is quite informal as no one shows you to a table, but the relaxed feel suited us and we enjoyed the meals we had. Watched a couple of shows which were very professional and the house band were good too. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. It is now the best hotel in Meloneras (the Lopesan Baobab is looking a bit tired!) so be prepared with your towels at 7am and you will have a ball! More


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