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“Loved it - cannot believe I was in such a large hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mar Mediterraneo 1, Meloneras, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain   |  
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Ranked #3 of 65 hotels in Maspalomas
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“Loved it - cannot believe I was in such a large hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

I booked the hotel some 3 months in advance via TravelRepublica and benefited of one of the lowest fares I found around and the hotel kept my request for a quiet room with good views over the dunes. Room 6153 not only was very quiet despite a 95% occupancy with what looked like some 2/3 families with very young kids (visible around the pool area and breakfast only) but was situated in the quietest of the quarters reachable through several interior courtyards with Andalucian/Moorish influcences where you could hear only the fountain or the wind, had no neighbors whatsoever and majestic views over Il Faro and Las Dunas, as I have requested. The only noise I could hear was from the nightly show at Riu hotel that lasted up to midnight and was quite annoying with their attempt of achieving the success of international songs from the last decades when sometimes I was rather wondering 'who strangled the cat?'

The suite was very large, reachable from this square hallway with a very big bathroom to one side and led to a good balcony, complete with slimming mirrors and good lighting that makes one look so much more attractive, watch it girls, don't fall in the same trap, ha ha

I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and attitude of the Reception staff or House cleaning (ask for one thing and they will run to bring you and array of things despite not speaking English, so learn some Espanol), the staff in the Breakfast area (despite being ever so busy with the people in the over 1000 rooms), however what a contrast with the attitude of the 'boys' in the Entertainment section. Such a waiter, Paco painted such a rude and sarcastic attitude as to how locals can behave, but prepared me to a similar one that I was to encounter in 2 restaurants (in Yumbo of Playa del Ingles and one on the seaside of Maspalomas). Basically, despite the economy relying completely on tourism and being at such a all time low with lots of umpleyed people there, is possible the customer to be king until they attract your custom, have you sat at their restaurant as opposed to the next restaurant and then you being aggressed with their wording.

I have to highly recommend Las Dunas which can be reached as you turn left from the hotel and walk through what was a combination of big or small rocky beach, then a small sandy beach to what is the most amazing view in Europe (well Western Sahara is only 100km across the Atlantic). Not recommeded if you have kids with you, as the nudists are nothing comparred to the un-ashamed men you can see from the top of a Dune!!!!!!! Having said that, it was amazing to walk on top of them, claim one for myself and.......... get a sunburn in 45min, ha ha

Alternatively, turn right from the sea exit of the hotel and be met by a selection of Designer and beach shops, restaurants (some running the tricks I mentioned above when they become rude if you ask why your bill was quatruplet as they have not mentioned that your 'fresh' fish - that will give you a small more than 24h later - including the bones and the heads is weighted by the 100g). I found 'The 19th hole' restaurant, probably English run with its big TV screens to be the most professional and the guys there kept sending drinks I could not finish, ha ha

Tips:
- a taxi from the Airport is around 40 Euros and can reach the hotel in under 30min if you are not in the rush hour
- a taxi to Playa del Ingles is around 5 Euros and can be reached in some 8min, however there is nothing of interest there, just some shopping centres with funny stuff and restaurants as described above and clearly not at the usual Northern European level.
- men can be very aggressive with their wording so prepare your 'thick skin coat' girls.
- bring your travel kettle if you are the type to wake up with the 'lumps' in your throat due to change of climate
- the fridge in the room is empty, so fill it with drinks from the local supermarkets - the cheapest was the one on the second floor at Varadero shopping centre
- stick to the main 'infinity' pool if you like a long swimm as children cannot reach there and can be very peaceful. The sea is too cold due to the Atlantic currents but the swimming pool can become very warm. Unbeatable.

And I still cannot believe I was in such a large hotel with so many swimming pools and people - it felt like it was almost emply. More hotels should be like this. The other ones in the area cannot compare themselves with all this, plus the grounds. Amazing.

PS. I attached some pics to reveal the true beauty of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

The only good thing about the recent icelandic volcano eruption was that it resulted in me cutting short my stay at Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort.
We had booked this hotel to end our 2 week tour around Gran Canaria, had stayed in 2 other hotels and an apartment in Las Palmas, Agaete and Puerta Mogan - all of which we liked.
Maybe I simply chose the wrong hotel and the wrong resort:
What I liked - the decor, the number of pools and lovely grounds - when no other guests were around.
What I didnt like - having to wait 2 hours for a room, 15 euros per day parking fee, 15 euros per day for wireless internet access. The looks of disgust when I walked around the hotel at night in shorts rather than the ever popular white trousers with yellow or pink jumper. The fact that there are signs everywhere telling you not to reserve sunloungers but coming down in the morning to find every one covered with a towel, the staff doing nothing, then having an arguement with a Belgian - whose towel we moved and who says (in a thick belgian accent) " no body takes any notice of that rule", queueing for breakfast, the rocky beach, the walk past a Benidrom style seafront to get to the Dunes.
I suspect that the occupancy rates were very high with it being Easter and it would be more tolerable out of season, but I wont be risking it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

After using this website so many times we thought it was time to post a review so here goes.
The service of the staff was excellent straight from our arrival at the Reception to the Maid service( we believe that trying to use a little bit of Spanish helps)
The grounds are lovely, well cared for and maintained. The pool area's seemed to have plenty of sunbeds which we found no problem in finding anytime of the day, the towel service saves you having to bring your own.
Rooms, these were spotless and very well made up everyday, we also managed to get a sea view at no extra cost which was a nice view to wake up to. Bath robes and toiletries were provided. The only compliant about the room was the lack of any English TV apart from the news channels ( which is nice when you go back for a siesta or waiting for each other to get ready but this is a very minor thing)
Restaurant, there was a vast selection of food for breakfast cereals, fruit, pastries, traditional breakfast(english), omelette's etc the list could go on. In the evening the again there was a great choice of food and every night there was something different and it was of a good quality. The nice thing about the evening was that you did not feel rushed so you could turn your meal into a bit more of a proper restaurant experience(would recommend that you try to get a table outside which seemed more relaxed that indoors) again the service of the staff was very good.
Location of the hotel is again very good it is a very short walk to the beach,shops, bars and restaurant. It is approx 5 euro taxi ride into Playa de Ingles.
Having been to Maspalomas several times and the last about 5 years ago we were pleasantly surprised to find out that the price of things had not really risen and is still considerable cheaper than mainland Spain.
We found that the majority of the clientele in the hotel were German with a splattering of us other Europeans, which again we did not see as a problem with as we were all there for the same reason.
Overall we would say that have booked this hotel lucky you and we are sure that you will have a lovely time.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

Quite a WOW factor as you arrive at the hotel. Grand reception area with a beautiful smell!! (You'll see what I mean!) Very pleasant staff. You receive a map of the hotel and grounds!... but don't worry - this may be a massive hotel, but it didn't feel like it. We usually prefer 'small and friendly' hotels but were not overwhelmed by the size of it at all. The grounds are immaculate and divided up with winding avenues of palm trees. Staff are quietly improving, tidying, polishing, gardening to keep it in such amazing condition. All of the pools are lovely - the infinity lake, with waterfall and walkway underneath, and the looping pool with island areas were our favourites.
Yes - sunbeds were reserved, but not an issue unless you are determined to let it spoil your stay!.... we never got up to reserve beds and there were always spaces well after breakfast. We just moved a couple of loungers together from different areas, or simply removed people's towels from others if we wanted a sunnier spot for a while! Just enjoy the sunshine and don't worry!
The three main restaurants were lovely, and we always ate outside, especially enjoying the outside area at the smaller of the three (Portico) for breakfast. Go up the two hotel towers to look across to the dunes, have a lumumba or cocktail lounging on the sofas outside at night, and remember if you want a fresh pool/ beach towel go to the hut by the infinity pool between 4-6pm with 1 Euro! We would definitely stay here again.... were not keen on the beach at Meloneras (rather grotty in parts), but you didn't really need the beach anyway. We just walked the length of it to experience the rolling dunes, and just had a wonderful holiday of pure relaxation at the Lopesan Costa.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston,Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

My husband and I went to this hotel in April for one week without our 4 year old son to celebrate out 10th wedding anniversary. We went half board. We thought the hotel was fantastic and we would recommend it to anyone and we have been doing!
Staff were great, room was lovely-overlooked the spa area we got a really lovely bottle of Cava on ice from the hotel for our anniversary. Spa experience was fab. Food was super-plenty of choice and really tasty. Pools and grounds immaculate. I did not have a problem finding sunbeds in the sun and I did not meet any rude people, Gerrman or otherwise. Yes, we did get up at 7.15 to get where we wanted to lie but we just took it in turns and then went back to bed!! We did it and found it amusing more than anything else that some people were so determined!! Really did not bother us! The whole complex is fantastic went in all the pools and none were freezing. Looked on here before we came and all the fab reviews are the ones to note- seriously. Loved it! Deffo go back and will take our son next time. Felt relaxed, refreshed and happy!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

We had a great time and definitely recommend this place. A big, beautiful complex. Man-made beach areas, palm trees, grassy areas and about 5 swimming pools, one of which is about the length of 4 swimming pools and overlooks the sea. You can't swim in the sea but you won't need to. The complex is massive and very pretty/well kept. In fact, I thought the toilets were for storing cleaning products because they were being cleaned so often!

Good quality food - buffet also with Chefs cooking bits and pieces (pancakes / scrambled eggs in the morning, meat/fish in the evening). We went half board for a week and didn't get bored by the food. This place is appropriate for couples and family in my opinion. It's worth paying some extra money to stay somewhere that is genuinely good. We are really happy we booked this place. The Spa experience costs extra but try it for 2 hours - african sauna, igloo room etc is great fun. There is a free gym but the gym area near the spa costs extra and has better equipment.

There is a promenade just outside the hotel where you can walk next to the sea, with shops, restaurants, supermarkets etc. When we arrived the hotel looked great and gave a very nice first impression but we did have to queue - however, they gave us champagne to soften the blow! The reason for the queue is that it takes a while to explain the facilities in such a s big complex.

The proofs is in the pudding - a lot of Spanish stay there. However, vegetarians should be careful of anywhere that's genuinely spanish - they sneak meat into 'vegetarian' dishes because back home they don't understand the concept of vegetarian.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paisley,Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

We stayed half board at Lopesan Costa Meloneras from 5th April for 1 week. The hotel is immaculate and huge with several restaurants and swimming pools. We had a very relaxing holiday with young children and the grandparents, however woud like to make clear a few points which would deter us from repeating our visit.
Meloneras resort is not your typical British tourist hotspot and is more of a German orientated resort. It is in a lovely clean location with designer shops and restaurants and paved walkways and is overally very classy. The hotel lets itself down with a class system evident throughout with 3 half board restaurants and 3 a la carte (extra) . They have several swimming pools but also a cordoned off health spa, pool and sun terrace which is extra again. Wi-fi is extra and the golf club which the hotel owns is top dollar (over 100 euros) with no residents discount.
The hotel has an active kids club, however our children were not overly impressed and only went on the first day.
My main gripe with the hotel was more the arrogant rudeness of the German guests who do not appear to understand the queing system in the restaurants. Also the hotels guide book mentions no reserving of sunbeds, however no matter when you go to the pools all the poolside beds have towels on them sometimes for the whole day with nobody using them yet the hotel does nothing.
Overall I enjoyed my stay but will never return to Meloneras.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mar Mediterraneo 1, Meloneras, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 Family Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 Romantic Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 Luxury Hotel in Maspalomas
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Spa & Casino 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Corallium Spa & Casino is situated on the sea front on thesouth part of Gran Canaria, very close to the Dunes of Maspalomas Nature Preserve. It issurrounded by an undeniable natural beauty environment, this spectacular hotel complex offers allthat is needed to enjoy unforgettable holidays, full of restful moments, leisure and fun. ... more   less 
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