Tucked between 2 sandy beaches, this grand hotel comes with a designer pool and a first-class dining scene.
This deluxe hotel stands proud in the middle of tropical gardens designed by Lanzarote’s famous son, César Manrique. He designed the lagoon pool, too. You’ll find it right by one of the 2 beaches on the hotel’s doorstep.
The 3 stylish restaurants include 2 that are dedicated to fine dining. There’s plenty to do, too, from spa treatments to sports like tennis and windsurfing. After dinner, head to the bar for cocktails and live shows.
I normally stay with the Melia group hotels and have stayed at some of their hotels in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura. The Salina's is a little bit older however this is actually a plus as it has a bit more character in it's style. As we are Melia gold members the service was second to none when we arrived. Barbara welcomed us and gave us a tour of the facilities and made suggestions for places to visit whilst on holiday. By being members this gives us additional perks such as The Level..... Separate pool area with bar that gives free drinks and snacks from 10-6pm.
I can honestly say this is now my favourite Melia hotel so far 100% 5star service given by all the staff who I have encounter during my stay.More
IMP1972, Monmouth, United Kingdom
This was our 4th Visit to the Melina Salinas and I can safely say this was the best I am not sure why as previous years it has been great but this year was even better from the time we arrived we felt relaxed and the staff were really welcoming, The food has always been good but again this year was even better and I challenge anyone to disagree , The level was superb and very peaceful. We had a grand suite on the 3rd floor which was lovely but we did ask for a 4th floor suite which we didn't get as the hotel was full which was a bit disappointing as we did request it earlier in the year but the disappointment was soon forgotten, I will be booking for next year, Oh and just one more thing thank you so much to the restaurant manager for looking after us sorry I did not have time to say goodbye, see you soonMore
gilliansadler, Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
My girlfriend and I got back on Thursday from the hotel and we haven't got a bad word to say about it.. we stayed all inclusive and the food was great. The entertainment staff were very professional, funny, and friendly. The food was great and our room was cleaned everyday. The hotel was amazing and was like a little old fashioned but that's what makes it so special. Make sure you book the level pool for at least one day and book Bali bed number 2 as that is the best bed, and the waiter will bring unlimited cava to your bed. Also the beach is very clean and loads of fish to snorkel if you like that. If the weather is good you will have a once in a lifetime stay at the melia. Richard & Lauren stayed in room 169More
Teguise Chill Out
My wife and I have just returned from a two week break at the Melina Salinas in Costa Teguise. This was our third visit to this resort having previously stayed at the Coronas Playa. We always thought that hotel to be a good choice, but the Melia beats it by miles. Having done all the tourist sightseeing of the island, on the previous holidays, all we wanted this year was a complete "chill-out" and that's precisely what we got.
We booked this holiday late in the year not having done much research into the hotel. Please dont be put off by some of the negative comments from earlier reviews. Those guest must be really picky. I will however make one negative observation and that is the fact that the hotel is overdue a bit of TLC. They are currently "refurbishing", but as far I I could determine it only appears to be a paint job in certain areas.
Public Areas: The Hotel has a grand frontage and on entering you feel like you are entering a giant garden. The Reception Area is well appointed with the classic Manrique influence and the antrim encloses a "tropical forest", which has been beautifully maintained over the years. The sound of running water and the inside balconys drapped in plants makes for an extremely restful environment. All the public areas are very clean and tidy. The Reception staff, in the main, speak reasonable English (amongst many other languages) and are very helpul and courteous.
The lounges are large and well furnished, with plenty of comfortable seating for guests.
Bedrooms: This is a very large hotel and its suprising that it only has 270 rooms. Some of the upmarket accomodation and rooms on the "LEVEL" must be hugh. We only booked the standard classic room on an all inclusive basis and had asked for a pool view if possible. The room (216) was lovely, a good size, well furnished, and with plenty of storage space,although there is no dressing table, which I find odd, since what lady doesn't want somwhere to sit and put her face on. My wife managed well enough as the room had a number of mirrors and there are plenty of elecrical points. The bathroom has good facilities, albeit they are getting a bit tired. However, the fantastic shower and double basin made up for the age. Plenty of clean towels whenever you wanted them.
Our only dissapointment was the view from the balcony, since although the balcony was large and glass fronted, we had two large palm trees spoiling the view. However the bonus was the family of Egrets that visited the trees every evening around 19:30 hrs and left the same time in the morning. We very much enjoyed watching thir activities.
Dont bother to take your tea making equipment. This is provided together with a fresh bottle of water left every day. The beds are large, firm and comfortable and the air con was sufficient to keep the room at a pleasant temperature.
Meals and Dining Room: The Buffet Dining Room is large with plenty of seating. Never a problem finding a table. Most days we were lucky enough to find a table for all meals on the outside terrace. Very relaxing. The food is very good, plenty of variety, and well cooked. The show cooking gives you the options of meat, fish, pastas, occasional Chinese, all freshly cooked in front of you, and no long queues. If you are into sweets and pastries then you will be in heaven. Fantastic selection and also plenty of fresh fruit if you want to convince yourself you are on a diet. All the dining room staff are efficient and helpful, not a grumpy face in sight.
Pool Area. Fantastic. Large, with plenty of sunbeds and plenty of shade from the many trees and plants. Getting a bed is not a problem if you are down at a reasonable time. The pool attendants do try and police the reserving of beds and we did notice them removing towels and belongings on occasions. The pool attendants work really hard trying to keep the pool area clean and tidy, which must be extremely difficult with all the trees and shubs. We didn't use the pool a lot. It was pleasantly warm, but it is saltwater, which is not to our liking.
Bar: On an all inclusive basis you can have many branded label drinks, not just the local brews. The measures are large. I would recommend ALC since the drinks can be pricey. The house wines which are available throughout the day and at meals are drinkable, but not that brilliant.
Location: Excellent. We know this part of Costa Teguise and this hotel must have the best location of any. Right on the beach, which is a stones throw from the pool and gardens. The beach is small but with light sand and is well looked after with plenty of water sports if thats your bag. Early mornings and evenings are a beautiful time and if you like taking photos you will be busy. Although its the Atlantic coast the sea was pleasantly warm with perfect swimming for children.
Loungers on the beach are expensive. 12 Euros gets you two beds and a sunshade.
You are only a short walk from the many bars and eating places and the whole area is well maintained. Clean and tidy streets, not much in the way of rubbish to spoil the look of the place.
Staff: Finally the key to any successful hotel. First class in all areas. The hotel has guests from many nations and I am amazed how the staff cope with all the various languages. Everyone seems cheerful and enjoying their work. Smiles are the name of the game and they are in abundance. I must mention Fabriana, a young Portugese lady who we particularly found so pleasant to deal with. Sometimes in the bar, sometimes in the grill and always her lovely smile to make you feel special. A real asset to the hotel.
In summary, there is so much more in the way of positive remarkes I could make, but this review is long enough as it is. Negatives!!! Yes I could be picky, but that would add nothing. Would we come back. Yes certainly, if what we wanted was a chill out holiday. The whole two weeks were very relaxing and was just what my wife needed after a very difficult year
Our thanks to all the staff and congratulations to the Management on the efficient running of this "old" but still Grand hotel.
We have been holidaying with Thomsons for over thirty years and I would put this hotel in our top three holiday hotels.
Dave B. SurreyMore
David B, Lingfield
Fantastic holiday with my partner
We booked a jr suite for a weeks stay at the hotel. When we got to the hotel we were greeted with iced tea and a lovely atmosphere from receptionists. We were then located to the level reception where they informed us that they had put us in a grand suite as they had overbooked. We were happy about that and were shown around and to our room. The room was lovely. I will say some of the hotel areas need some renovation but all in all the level area and our room were very clean. The staff could not do enough to please and were extremely friendly. Pool towels were allocated to us and could be changed by the pool as often as needed throughout the stay. The level pool area was quiet but lovely. Pool was cold but refreshing and very clean. Drinks and snacks available were good. One day we spend the morning around the main pool but we did find this at a slightly lower standard than the level area. But the atmosphere was better. We stayed bed and breakfast. The food at breakfast was good and there was a very good selection to choose from. Buffet style. The town was close by and the square area we found enjoyable with a variety of live acts some great and some ok. We did not stay for the live entertainment at the hotel but caught some of them on our way out and wasn't really our thing. We attended the romantic dinner on our final night and I would definitely recommend this. My partner enjoyed the food but it wasn't really to my taste. The night itself was wonderful and we really ended the holiday on a perfect evening. I did not want to leave on the final day and will definitely return again. Great holiday. Great hotel and fantastic memories.More
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