Gran Hotel Costa Melonera, Maspalomas
Reviews - Gran Hotel Costa Melonera
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great break away to relaxfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The reports are right, it is full of Germans / Europeans and is not a great place to go if you want to meet other English people, nor is it good if you have the buffet dinner each night. We were the youngest couple there but if you expect this when you go then its no surprise.
We opted to go out of season and just had B&B, as we enjoy going to local restaurants for dinner. We were very impressed with the food at the local Irish bar and a nice fish restaurant near the beach.
The hotel itself was very impressive. We went here to relax and spend quality time with each other, and thats what we did. The rooms were amazing, simple, very clean and large. The pools were fabulous and we spent hours playing in the water.
We did find that as the week went on closer to Easter the hotel got a lot busier, and we didn't like it as much. Breakfast was a scramble for clean tables.
My advice is go out of season and you will get good quality of service but expect it to be quiet, as you'll only enjoy yourself if you are enjoying the company you are with.
Just perfect!from A TripAdvisor Member
I went with my husband and my 5-year-old daughter as well as my parents. Before we arrived we were a bit worried that the hotel might not be the perfect place to spend a holiday with children. However, it turned out to be just the opposite - my daughter was treated like a princess. The staff was very friendly and professional and everybody seemed to love children. I don't know how anybody can get the impression that the staff is not friendly - we certainly couldn't wish for more. Although it is a big hotel with a lot of guests, all the waiters were able to remember exactly what we wanted - and how we wanted it - next time we met.
The pool area is the most impressive I've ever experienced. We were particularly fond of the "Rio piscina" - (the flood) were we could swim around for hours.
The food, which was served at buffets, was well prepared and delicious. There was always something new everyday, although I have seen more dishes to choose from at other Canarian hotels - however there still was too many different dishes for us to be able to taste them all.
The rooms were a bit dark but otherwise very nice. Our room was spotlessly clean, and the towels were changed almost on a daily basis.
All in all the Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras is a fantastic place, and we will definitely go there again.
Oh, by the way - there is one problem: Once you've left the hotel to go back home, you feel terribly depressed...
Not Entirely Impressedfrom scouseguy
The evening buffets are okay but reptitive, the breakfasts are nice.
There is an annoying lifeguard (yellow t shirt) who goes round moving beds 6 inches and thats no exagerattion!! He is a Jobs Worth!! A few of the waiters are not pleasant done even say thankoyu when you tip them.
It is a nice hotel rooms are average in decor and it can be noisy in early morning. Weather is great and the restaurants alon gthe front are nice and also can travel to Playa de Ingles and variopus shopping centers. Overall not for the young as the hotel of a night is not lively at all!!!
Costa Meloneras, Gran Canaria - Stunning Hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Costa Meloneras was in contrast absolutely superb, so good that we barely left the complex the whole time that we were there. The staff were extremely helpful, pleasant and friendly. The food was excellent. The hotel grounds and interior are stunning - particularly the infinity pool. Amazing spa facilities. Great Location.
I really can't think of one thing that was a dissapointment, it was one of the best hotels that we have ever stayed in. We have vowed to only go to this hotel should we return to Gran Canaria.
Apparently this is rated as a 4* superior hotel but it certainly should be 5* plus!
great pools and spa, but food below averagefrom Kamante
The spa is a 5 star experience and worth the 40+ euro's. But the food -buffet- is very very average, with little variety or quality. Too much grated carrots, not enough inspirational, good tasting food. The a la carte restaurant did not show very exciting menu's either. Room service was equally dissapointing -some sandwiches with -you guessed- grated carrots, but not even the most common meals such as burgers, pasta's, pizza, fries, let alone more exciting dishes. The rooms are all right, a bit bland, but the bathrooms are very nice.
Be aware there are only few rooms that may have a view over the pool or ocean. Even with a pool/garden view room you risk a view at another wing.
And for the sun bathers: although there is a rule that you cannot reserve a pool chair, the early birds will have claimed the first rows before 9 am! But there seem to be plenty of chairs for all. October 2004. Lovely weather (28-30 C).
Superb Family Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The main swimming pool is huge in addition there are various smaller pools, the beach is 1 min walk away, however, be careful there is a nudist beach about 800 metres further up the beach next to the dunes.
Playa de Ingles is a 6 euro taxi fare away, again be warned this is full of young adults enjoying themselfs!.
You will find lots of activities to do, indeed my friend & I did a Scuba diving course with the superb Puerto Rico diving centre (you need to check the internet), approx 20 km's away (they will pick you up for no charge). The staff at the Hotel know all the activities available on the island and will even book them for you.
The weather is great all year round and I for one will be going again.
A superb holiday!from A TripAdvisor Member
I went for a week with my boyfriend from 2-9 September. The weather was beautiful (around 30 degrees) and you can easily spend your days just relaxing in the fantastic gardens or by one of the four pools. There are hundreds of sun loungers and we didn't have a problem finding two to use but I should imagine it's a lot busier during the summer months. However, everything is maintained to a very high standard so you won't be disappointed from a cleaniness point of view.
Our room was a standard double and was beautiful again with a lovely balcony overlooking the mini golf course and the sea! We paid an extra £5 or so a night to upgrade to half board and this is well worth it. The buffets are magnificent and there is a wide variety of food (local produce and international) on offer. There are two restaurants to choose from if you are on half board, both of which have seating areas outside to make for a very pleasant meal.
Overall, we were hugely impressed with the hotel and would recommend it! The reception staff were extremely helpful as were all of the restaurant and housekeeping staff that we met. The only thing that lets the hotel down is the very slow bar service when you are sitting on the terrace and perhaps the lack of information with regard to any sports activities etc that take part throughout the day. Other than that, if you want a fairly luxurious and relaxing holiday, find yourself a deal to this hotel!
Fantastic !from A TripAdvisor Member
Fabulous facility but extreme arrogant staff!from A.Jan
Christmas 2003from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Maspalomas
Best restaurants in Meloneras Venture to the othe side of the lighthouse if your staying in Maspalomas. The restaurants are really up-market and have a lovely feel to them. Try the Grand Italia if you want a romantic, beautifully preparded dinner.
Maspalomas Aqauland Enjoy a great family day out at Aqualand the water park is about ten minutes away in a taxi, it really is a good day out
Aqualand Grab a taxi (6 euros) to the park and spend a few hours having fun on the slides. We went in Mar 07 and the park was quiet which meant no queues!
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- Address: Mar Mediterráneo, 1 (Meloneras) - Maspalomas - 35100 - Spain
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