Tucked between two 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 two beaches on the hotel’s doorstep.
The three stylish restaurants include two 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.
The lagoon-style outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace laced with sunbeds and parasols, plus there's an open-air bar. Palm trees are dotted around the pool providing that bit of extra shaded.
Yes it's a little tired in a few places but let's face it it's been here the longer than all the other hotels, and stood the test of time as a lovely place. It's got a certain charm and Character. Our air con wasn't the best, we did ask about it and were told it's being fixed but 24 hours later it wasn't any better. Lucky it's a little cooler at night so it didn't stop us from sleeping well, as the beds are comfy, the room is lovely too and we had a picture postcard sea view. There's a kettle in the room but we never got any coffee, not really a bid deal. We were offered an upgrade to all inclusive and were tempted but the local restaurants are so reasonable and we like a bit of variety especially as it's only a short 5/10 min walk to loads of food options. The beach is spitting distance but the hotel pool area is stunning. We had no problem getting beds, we are usually up anyway and the hotel do monitor who is hogging beds with towels by putting stickers on warning people they will be removed. Whether it's effective not sure! Jacuzzi is lovely it overlooks the sea so it's wonderful to sit there gazing into the distance. Breakfast is great with loads of choice and the quality is good, no complaints. They also had entertainment on everynight and we enjoyed all of them, especially the bee gee tribute band, they were brilliant! Ramon the entertainment manager is extremely hospitable and has a knack of getting everyone up dancing. I would agree it's probably pushing it slightly calling it 5 star. However it has all the services of a 5 star so I think that's why. We will come again, we booked direct and flew Ryan air, transfers were only 25 euros return so we got a good deal compared to others. We're booking for next year!More
Nice relaxing break
Just returned after 10days at Melia Salinas.My wife & I had a lovely time at the hotel.Check in was quickly done by Monica with room ready immediatley.We had a room with great pool/sea view,it was well equipped with tea/coffee facilities,no milk though,(problem solved by getting some from buffet)Room was cleaned perfectly by Elena, with towel & bed linen changed as requested.Pool was lovely & staff DID come round & remove towels from empty sun beds after putting a warning ticket on them.Great idea!We upgraded to AI when we arrived(much cheaper than doing it at home)only â¬ 30 per day.Food was good even if the puddings did get a bit samey.I find this everywhere though.Never had a problem getting served drinks etc at any of the bars.Only critism could be about evening enterainment,or lack of it.The acts were very basic,verging on awful at times.I think if you are in a 5 star hotel the entertainment should reflect this.Generally though I would recommend this hotel to others,but as a 4 star not 5.Staff were all pleasant & helpful.Hotel is excellently located for walking to bars,shops & beach.The beach bar is perfect for a cocktail or 2 as well.More
PaulGSt, Southampton, United Kingdom
Not a 5 Star Hotel
The hotel overall was 'nice' but nothing special and definitely not a five star, it was a little jaded in places and in need of a lick of paint and some general care and attention. We went all inclusive, which is a mistake, as the restaurants locally are very very cheap, the food was incredibly samey and we ended up eating out for 4 of the 7 nights. As part of the all inclusive package we could eat in the hotel restaurant (not the usual buffet)' we arrived on the Monday and tried to book the restaurant on the Tuesday but it was booked for the entire week! Also all inclusive does not include everything like the name suggests, not all drinks, items at the pool bar (a magnum ice lolly for instances) and you only get to use one the mini bar once, if it is restock you have to pay including more coffe for your room.
Getting a bed at the pool was a joke on a daily basis, the hotel has way many more guests than they have beds, we ended up walking around most mornings waiting for beds to be come free later in the day, the hotel staff also didn't seem to be overly concerned about this problem.
On a plus point, the rooms are really nice although we were upgraded to a junior suite so I am not sure what the basic rooms are like. Pool itself Is also by nice (after the stress of getting a bed)More
Shane B, Woodford, United Kingdom
Wow. Poor old Melia Salinas doesn't deserve all the slatings it's getting ! ð¦
We're currently staying here. Stayed for first time two years ago. Paid for room with sea view, cost Â£1500 for 7 days through Thomson. The journey here was wicked, as the selfish woman in front of me slammed her seat back as soon as we took off, leaving me no room to read my expensive Marie Claire mag I'd purchased as a rare indulgence. I made my feelings fairly obvious, and she sat up properly after about an hour. I really wish planes would all do away with that option, in "cattle" class, I wouldn't do that to anyone behind me. The 15kg luggage allowance is mean, as mentioned here before. Doesn't allow for many holiday purchases....
And on to the hotel : a lot of the UK people you encounter on the beaches here are staying in cheap s/c places, and initially, you think, damn, I've paid a lot for Melia Salinas. But it's got a lot going for it : I like the room. I wish our balcony had a parasol, I'm highly unusual in that I cannot bear to bake myself like a big turkey, I burn and I'm just not doing that. So I lurk in the shade ð
I absolutely love the fish, entrecÃ´te, chicken etc they cook to order on the griddle. I could eat that alone, with salad, daily.
I'm quite tired of the desserts now, all that faux cream will have to be worked off, when I get home....
The staff are 99% lovely, have mercy, observe and aren't you glad you're not working in that heat ? And what psych decided the kitchen staff should wear those heavy black outfits ? I worked in catering years ago, and it's bloody hot, hard work. I see the same staff in the evenings as were there in the morning, it's damned hard graft.
The room cleaners prefer to change your bedding and clean your rooms in the morning, before the heat gets up. Wouldn't you ?? You're supposed to be up early and outside, you're on holiday ! You can lie in your bed at home till noon if you wish, get out into that Canary sunshine !
Seems to me, some people just loooove to complain aaaalll the time...all countries have roaches, back home, I've a problem with rats in my garden right now. I'm dealing with it. It's called NATURE.
Chill out, grumpy people. Day coming soon you won't be able to travel abroad, you'll be stuck in Blighty 12 months of the year ððMore
This hotel should not be rated a five star !
We are currently staying Meila Salinas, which looked fabulous in the brochure but the reality is really quite different. The staff a very nice and attentive the junior suite we are in has all the accessories you would expect, but the whole place is tired and needs a complete refurbishment.
The air conditioning is not effective anywhere and in our suite is very noisy.
The "level" access that is afforded to some guests gives access to a price pool area with complementary drinks and refreshments but sun beds are at a premium and there is no control of people reserving them from early morning and not using them till the afternoon.
The dining area and kitchen canopy looks like an DIY job and let's the whole place down.
We are having a lovely break but are disappointed at the overall condition and impression of the hotel, if this had been rated 3star I would have been very impressed and a 4 star rating might have been ok, but 5star, not a chance..........More