Hotel Meliá Salinas  

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.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based On 1428 reviews


  • Official Rating   
    5 Star GL
  • 270Rooms
  • 3Lifts

Food & Drink

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.

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.

Health and beauty centre*

With hairdresser.

Rooms► View all

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.

double room

Double room sleeps 2 - can be sold as a single. This room comes with air-conditioning from May to October and a radio.

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Average 2 to 3 star Hotel - Could do better

Date of stay - 4/12/2014 to 11/12/2014. On arrival checked in. We had booked all-inclusive however the hotel had us booked in for bed and breakfast. Fortunately we had booked with Thomson Holidays so had all the accommodation documentation as proof. Eventually agreed we were all-inclusive and blamed a 'computer breakdown.' Following advice on tripadvisor, we e-mailed the hotel in advance, explaining we were celebrating two special occasions and if possible could we have a room on one of the higher floors. Received a response back stating they would do their best to make this possible and include extras courtesy of the hotel. We were allocated a room on floor one with a very poor view and certainly no extras. There were no tea or coffee making facilities in the room so we asked for these initially via the Thomson rep. The Thomson rep arranged this with reception in our presence but they never materialised. We asked reception again on the second morning of our stay, and again in the evening. Eventually the house keeper came to the room and said it wasn't her department, room service was responsible. She was however successful in getting us a kettle. Apart from the initial coffee and tea, the 'makings' were never stocked up and we resorted to taking it from the restaurant in the end. The room wasn't cleaned properly during our stay, only the beds were made. There was a sticky substance near the bed when we arrived in the room, obviously from a spilt drink by the previous occupants. This was still there when we left 7 days later. Likewise the bathroom was never cleaned, just the towels replaced. Any dirty cups were left for us to return to the restaurant or wash ourselves. The balcony overlooked two trees which were full of birds. The balcony was covered in bird excreament and feathers making it very unpleasant to sit outside. Service was very poor. Each night the bar staff consisted of one waiter and one barman. On the Saturday night of our stay after waiting over 35 minutes for the waiter to take our order I walked to the bar whre I was abruptly told to sit back down and the waiter would come. After explaining I had been waiting over 30 minutes the barman took my order but it took a further 15 minutes before it was brought to the table. The same scenario occurred on the Monday night. The average waiting time was 15 to 20 minutes before the waiter came to take our order. We had paid for the use of the pool. It is a lovely pool and this was one of the things that attracted us to the hotel. Unfortunately it was that cold, I wouldn't have been surprised to see ice floating on it. I would expect a five star hotel to have it heated. The Jacuzzi's were only switched on during the last two days of our stay. We decided to go for a sauna however the sauna was broken. The hotel were happy however to sell us spa treatments and massage for a stupidly expensive price. Room checkout is at 12.00hrs. On our last day we returned to the room at 11.50hrs but found we had been locked out. I went to reception and as they were dealing with two other residents had to wait 15 minutes before being attended to. I explained we had been locked out and needed to gain entry to collect my suitcases. I was then chastised by the receptionist because I should have checked out by 12.00hrs and it was 12.05hrs! The majority of staff were professional and polite, although did not wish to engage in conversation. On saying that it appeared that the hotel was operating on a skeleton staff as there were so few of them. On a positive, the food was excellent. Fantastic choice of dishes and all very hot. Tasted wonderful. The atrium in the main foyer is beautiful and the public areas are quite plush. We did complain several times but there is only so much complaining you can do and it appeared to fall on deaf ears most of the time. I have e-mailed the CEO of Melia Hotels and also the CEO of Thomson holidays detailing my experience so hopefully things will improve for future visitors. We paid for 5 star service and what we got was 3 star at best. At this moment in time I cannot recommend this hotel. In September 2014 we stayed at the Coronas Playas, Costa Teguise and would recommend that hotel which is a 5 star palace compared to this hotel. This hotel is definitely not 5 star,More

KAYandANDY,

PreChristmas Break

Arrived on the Sunday23rd Nov 2014, to showers, although the airport was shut to rain, the previous Thursday. To be fair , the weather was pretty rubbish all week,probably their worst weather for ages; with just a few good days.On the Saturday, is was so wet and windy, the mud from the river , turned the lovely turquoise sea to a brown colour. The Hotel would have been 5star when new, but is showing its age a bit now, and needs a good re-decoration/paint in certain areas. I gather it is being re-furbished but we were in the older bedrooms, which are not like those shown in the brochure. Virtually all rooms face the sea, but one wing faces away from the town/pool / beach, which is where the standard rooms seem to be. Food was good, restaurant is nice, although menu tended to be broadly the same each night. The hotel design is very pleasant, with a large `indoor` jungle type garden in the middle, Cesar Manriques arcitechtural touch is obvious too see. The location is away from the busy-busy bit, on the quieter edge of town opposite end away from Arrecife, but sandwiched between to lovely wide beaches. Lovely big pool , but freezing cold. Probably a good hiking spot for the coastal path.With a bit more effort , it could be a brilliant hotel.More

Neil C, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Hotel Boom Boom

We arrived at Lanzarote on Sunday evening 30/11/14 during a heavy rain storm, when we arrived at the Melia Salinas, the reception area was strewn with buckets and towels in an attempt to contain the water leaking in. The restaurant was also effected by leaks. The receptionist who checked us in shrugged and commented light-heartedly (it only leaks when it rains!!) As the week went on the leaky roof proved advantageous as it helped keep down the dust from internal building work taking place adjacent to the reception area. The inclement weather prevented going far outside. On Wednesday, the weather improved and we were able to sit out by the pool. During the afternoon I had a sudden bout of vomiting that continued through the night into Thursday. It was Friday morning before I felt well enough to venture away from the bathroom. Friday evening, still feeling delicate, we went for dinner. We met a couple from London who mentioned that they had been moved to another room for the night as a function was going to be taking place. We thought no more of it until we went to go to bed around midnight. We were soon aware of where this function was, it was a disco right beneath our bedroom. At about 12:30am the volume levels were rising and the walls and floors were bouncing. I telephoned reception and asked how long the function would last and why we had not been moved to another room as others had? After a while, he replied that we were on a list to be moved and that we had been forgotten about. He did not know when the function would finish but would get back to me. At around 1:40am, he telephoned and said hopefully it would finish at 2:00am and offered me another room. I pointed out that it was impractical to move for the sake of 20 minutes. He then went on to contradict himself and told me that a member of staff had been trying to contact me all day to arrange a change of rooms and that it was my fault because I was not in my room. He also added that I was only trying to stop people having fun (on arrival the check in form requires an email address and contact number) so they did not try very hard. At 2:40am the music stopped. Exhausted I fell into my pillow and was soon asleep. 3:00am I was woken by the phone ringing, the receptionist said 'Senor I am letting you know the noise has stopped'. PRICELESS!! Saturday morning at reception I was given a well rehearsed apology (obviously we were not the only people affected) and I was told it was the hotel staff's Christmas party!! Obviously this function was organised some time ago, why was it not explained on check in?? It shows a complete disregard for their paying guests! Due to the weather and my condition, I spent more time than I usually would walking around the hotel. I would comment that it is very rough around the edges and requires substantial renovation - particularly around the pool area. Based on my experience, I would grade this hotel a 3/4 star. It is only the quality of the majority of the staff that bring it up to a 4 star, especially in the restaurant/bar areas.More

741Mike2014, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Exceeded Expecations!

We had a comfortable classic double room (232) on the second floor with a pool/sea view and sunshine all afternoon so what more could you wish for except for good food and we certainly had that with an excellent choice both at breakfast and dinner. The rooms might not be large but how much time do you spend in it? The hotel staff and waiters were all very helpful and friendly. There is a bus stop across the road from the hotel with a 20 minute service to Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen. There is also a small supermarket across the road. If you like walking leave the hotel by the beach exit and you can walk for miles in either direction. We had a lovely evening in the hotel listening to Tempo Forte and if you are fans of Il Divo, etc. you would enjoy it too. We enjoyed holiday very much and would certainly recommend this hotel.More

angieManchester, Manchester

Nice Hotel

This is a very nice hotel. The staff are lovely and always had time to stop for a chat although to be fair, it was very quiet over the last fortnight. However, our impression was that they would always make the time for you. Food was good and plentiful with a wide choice to suit any palate. The hotel is beautifully laid out with a central atrium open to the sky, this made life very interesting during last weeks storms when we walked out of our room straight into the teeth of the gale. We upgraded on arrival to "The Level" which gave us a suite on floor 3 and access to a private area for Level guests only. This area was worth the money alone - very quiet and away from the madding crowd. Our room was very well appointed and well looked after and the view out over the bay was very pleasant to sit and contemplate after a hard day at the poolside. The only downside I would mention is the uneven paths around the main pool which present a significant trip hazard especially for the older guest. Despite that minor point - thoroughly recommended.More

rewphoor, London

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