Melia Tamerindos - what can I say. I stayed for 5 nights with my boyfriend, bed and breakfast. We arrived at the airport and got Bus 66 from right outside the airport straight to Melia Tamerindos Hotel costing €3.50 as opposed to €50 for a cab, it takes about 20 minutes and is so much cheaper and bus comes every 20 minutes...we knew this thanks to my friend whos been 5 times who told us to do this. The lobby was cool and spacious and the staff very friendly.
Rooms were nice but I see what others mean when they say its a bit dated, as in, there could have more fashionable curtains/duvet covers but thats it. Loved the dressing gowns and slippers provided - how cool lol! Breakfast - omg I am missing that right now it was Superb - I loved it - no complaints - had my omelette made for me every morning - great selection of food. 1st class breakfast.
The pools - i didnt notice any chair "hogging" or people waking up at 6am to secure a chair to sunbathe on - none of that classless behaviour here - oh no! There were more than enough chairs for everybody. I mainly swam in the big pool, which was great and was heated up in the evening which was nice. I used the gym for about 5 mins lol my boyfriend loved it - was there every morning.
The spa was 5* - gorgeous. I used the jacuzzi which was €3 for half an hour and i used the sauna which was €5 for half an hour. Extra towels provided. They have a great range of massages ranging from €30 to €99 - staff in spa are very friendly and helpful too. I felt so pampered after leaving - call me Beyonce! Because thats how good I felt after being pampered there lol.
We went to Aqualand which kids would love. We printed our tickets out at the computers downstairs which was €2 for 8mins(printing is free) so we didnt have to queue when we got to Aqualand. Cab there was €6 and back was €6.
Access to the beach was easy, walk right down past the pool and bar through the door which leads you to San Agustin beach - if you walk along the path, 10 mins walk will bring you to Playa Des Ingles beach - and so on. Its one long pathway but you can keep walking all the way to maspalomas beach and even further. We got as far as Maspalomas then stopped there for something to eat.
All in all I would definately stay here again - I loved it and as soon as we got back my boyfriend told me to check the prices for next year. Cant Wait!
x thanks Melia Tamerindos x
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September 21, 2013
Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
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We would like to thank you for your nice comment posted on Tripadvisor and for your high valuation. It is a great pleasure for us to read that you fully enjoyed your summer holidays with us and that you are planning to come back next year. Thank you for your comments regarding our buffets and the amenities in the room. We agree with you that our pool area is very relaxing and that the easy access to the beach is one of our special features. We are also very glad to read you liked our Spa; please, take it as a reason to come back! We will pamper you once more. Warmest regards from Gran Canaria!
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