This hotel has definitely seen better days and is in need of a total refurbishment. The foyer is very impressive, with palm trees and a garden "indoors", exposed to the open air (the joys of living in a warm climate....) although the concrete construction is a bit dated (think a luxury version on 1970s multistory car parks in England).
Our room was alright. The furnishings were relatively new, and the balcony was nice, though once again the room itself could have done with redecorating.
The pool looks fantastic... from a distance. At the pool, you can tell how desperately it is in need of repainting - there is so much peeling paint, your feet are white from walking around!! And of course there's the issue of "beach towels at dawn" here, though that can be expected most places.
The breakfast was very good indeed, with a huge choice. The coffee machines (bean to cup) were excellent.
Overall, I'm sure this was once a genuine 5 star resort, though it's in need of work to return it to that standard. As things stand, a modern 4 star resort would definitely beat this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the north of the Lanazarote Island, Gran Meliá Salinas, a leading luxury Lanzarote hotel, is in close proximity to the architecturally historical capital of Teguise, as well as Arrecife airport, Jameos del Agua, and Cueva de los Verdes. Guests delight in Costa Teguise's green spaces and placid beaches, as well as the region's superb golf courses, water sports, and marine life activities. Gran Meliá Salinas offers its discriminating guests first class service and unparalleled luxury. Its comprehensive ensemble of top-tier restaurants, accommodations, event facilities, and leisure activities renders Gran Meliá Salinas the only 5-star, deluxe resort on the island of Lanzarote. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Melia Salinas Hotel Costa Teguise
- Gran Melia Costa Teguise
- Gran Melia Hotel Salinas
- Melia Salinas Lanzarote/Costa Teguise