Hotel Meliá Salinas  

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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.

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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks 10.30-23.00. Tea and coffee 16.30-17.30.  Snacks 10.30-13.00 and 15.30-17.30. Cakes 16.30-17.30. Ice-cream 10.30-13.00 and 15.30-17.30.

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Lagoon pool

With sun terrace, an open-air bar and plenty of palms.

Health and beauty centre*

With hairdresser.

Spices buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. This place offers a variety of international dishes with show cooking, where you can watch your food being prepared right in front of you.

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double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps 2 adults, with double beds. This room comes with air-conditioning from May to October and a radio.

superior double room with sea view

Superior double room with sea view sleeps 2 adults, with double beds. This room comes with air-conditioning from May to October and a radio.

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Not 5 star and needs a refurb soonish

The staff were nice and friendly but first impressions of the hotel and when we got in to the room was that it needs a complete refurb throughout the whole building. 10/15 years ago this hotel would have been one of the top hotels on the island but it would be pushing it now even to be a 4 star hotel. Glad we didn't do all inclusive as well as when we happened to pop in the restaurant at lunch time the food did not look great! The breakfast wasn't to bad, it did have a lot of selection which was the good side to it. We booked the classic room with seaview paying slightly extra than the classic room and after a couple of days in we seemed to reckon that every room in the hotel was a seaview room! The room came with 2 double beds pushed together with separate covers. The entertainment manager was probably the best part of the hotel along with the event they held at the pool Wednesday morning at 11.45. Upside to the holiday was the different restaurants and bars to choose from in and around the square. We chose to drink at the bar called Hook in the square most nights as the cocktails and beer was very good. We had food at different restaurants every night in and around the square and every night the food was very very good.More

Tom S, Essex

Return Visit to Melia!

A return visit to the Melia Salinas in March 2014. Although we had booked a standard room with sea view this year we were not able to have an upgrade due to the hotel rooms being completely fully booked. This was really disappointing, however, once Tomas arrived back on duty he very quickly changed our room to one on the other side of the hotel. Although the standard rooms are not as plush as the Suites (upgrades) we had a lovely room which had a much better view on this side. Once again the staff were helpful and the breakfast choices incredible. As before we chose to eat out in the local restaurants in the evenings but returned for late night drinks in the hotel bar. Unfortunately the hotel entertainment is not as expected given the 5 star rating on this beautiful hotel - very dated, sorry! But this would not put us off a return visit next year hopefully!More

Maria M, Beccles, United Kingdom

Nice hotel but a bit more focus required

Upon arrival at the hotel we checked in and the receptionist was not as friendly as she could have been and there was a receptionist in training who didn't speak very good English - not really what we expected from a 5 star hotel. We had to ask her a few things she had forgotten such as the wifi password, where breakfast was served, where the pool was, a map of the island! Our room had twin beds, not a king as we had ordered so I went down to tell them and was told that all the beds were like that and they would send a member of housekeeping to sort it which they did. There was a hair clip from the previous guests on the bathroom floor which was never removed which made me think the housekeeping isn't as thorough as it should have been. The safe also didn't work according to the instructions and the air con was very noisy in the room. The pool area was delightful with the beach just behind but all the sun loungers were taken with towels even before breakfast! The hotel should have a policy where you are either on the sun lounger or you towel is removed. This would ensure a fairer system. The most disappointing thing was the hotel food. We ate at the hotel buffet on the first night called Spices and the food was cold, dried out and very synthetic tasting. The worst spaghetti bolognese I have ever eaten! Again nowhere near 5 star standard. I fancied a massage towards the end of the holiday and reception gave me a leaflet of the treatments available. I called the relevant number and the lady told me she did not perform any of those treatments! She had been there 26 years and has never seen the leaflet I showed her. Upon leaving, the inexperienced receptionist told me the leaflet was obsolete. Why would you display it at your reception then?! The management and treatment room are obviously not communicating with each other. Overall we had a pleasant holiday but we felt that melia salinas cut a lot of corners where a 5 stat hotel should be paying attention to all areas including the quality of the food and how they serve it to the smaller details like having a broken plug socket in our room! We won't be returning but hope they make these improvements as the focus seems to have been lost a bit.More

Gaby D, Weybridge, United Kingdom

Maybe not quite a 5 star

My partner and I decided to stay in this hotel because we like the luxury of a 5 star. The hotel is a bit old fashioned, but albeit nice. Be aware if you stay here that the air conditioning goes off at 10pm at night and staff nor guests have any control over it. We complained and were given a fan on our last evening. Have no faults what so ever with the staff, they are all lovely and tentative. They have 2 pools, one for all guests and one which is called the Level for over 16's. Struggle to get a sun longer in the normal pool, but for €30 per person, you can upgrade to the Level which is a much quieter, relaxing place to be. All drinks and snacks at the poolside are included in the price too, which if you're just having a day by the pool drinking all day, it's a no brainer. We do feel that the prices are of 5* but not the actual hotel. Our flight wasn't until late, but we had to check out at 12, we were offered to keep our luggage in the lobby and a room for half an hour to have a shower etc which is free and a nice touch. Overall, we were disappointed as we felt we'd paid 5* prices, (and my partner was really grumpy about the air con situation) but didn't really get the 5* experience. More

Loobyj, Rhyl, United Kingdom

Excellent stay!

When choosing a 5 star hotel one is always a bit uneasy if it lives up to all the expectations, but Melia Salinas can be recommended even to the most picky travelers. We had a premium sea view room, which was spacious and always very clean. But by far the best feature was the amazing staff of the hotel, always very competent. Most impressive was Aurelia from the Spices Restaurant, who always greeted us with the widest possible smile, anticipated all our needs and communicated very well in English and was also very helpful with teaching us a few words in Spanish. Congratulations to managers for employing such wonderful people. We will definitely come back to Lanzarote and to Melia!More

Zizou_Il, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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