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Melia Tamarindos
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in San Agustin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed at Tamarindos for 22 days, it was a fantastic stay.
The staff are excellent, the location was excellent, the breakfast was excellent ( Ate out each evening ), so can not judge evening meal.
The room was with a sea view with balcony, the room had everything I needed and most importantly, the bed was very comfortable.
The room had daily cleaning service, and tea and coffee making facilities.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone that is visiting Gran Canaria.

Room Tip: Room with a sea view would be a good choice, as it is a beautiful view.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Paul B
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:

Many thanks for taking your time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is a great pleasure for us to hear that you fully enjoyed your holiday in our hotel and specially relished the breakfast buffet and the room comfort. Our staff will be very proud to read your nice comments about their friendliness and good service. Thank you again for your comments and we do hope to welcome you and your family again in a near future. We send you warmest regards from Gran Canaria!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed at the hotel recently, with my wife. The staff on reception were very helpful, pleasant and efficient. The main weakness with this hotel is that it is in need of modernisation and refurbishment in some areas, particularly the bedrooms, which have not been decorated for 12 years, and it shows. The bedrooms are really quite small, and the cost of upgrading to a larger room was excessive. The carpet on the few steps in the reception area, was threadbare and in need of replacement. The buffet meal was acceptable but food was left standing too long. Almost all the salads had meat in them which was a problem which left us with little choice - therefore we only stayed in the hotel for the one evening meal. We were not keen to repeat the experience for €55 plus wine. The breakfast was however, excellent. The pool, gardens, and sun terraces were all excellent. The pool bar was ok, but the waiters whilst being efficient, were in no way warm or welcoming. The entertainment was average - typical of the Canaries. My overall feeling was that this was not a 5 star hotel, but a 4 star average despite its official rating. The one member of staff who really shone was Lorena, the public relations manager. She was wonderful and really looked after us, and our concerns.
The other main problem for us in San Agustin was that there are really no particularly good restaurants nearby, and no decent shops to walk to. The hotel is very well positioned in terms of the nearest beach which is just outside the rear entrance of the hotel. We got a bus or taxi most days to Meloneras / Maspalomas where there were lovely shops, bars and restaurants. If we return to Gran Canaria, this is where we would stay.

Room Tip: I would definitely suggest the superior rooms if you like to swing a cat. Sea view is lovely.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Tony K
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
Thank you very much for taking your precious time to write a review after your stay at our Hotel, Meliá Tamarindos. We would like to thank you for your comments regarding the service of our Reception staff; they will be very happy to read this. We must tell you that we are aware that our hotel is in need of a refreshing, but is being kept in good condition by our Housekeeping and Technical Staff.
We have taken good note of your comment about the carpet in the Lobby area and it will be changed very soon. We are very happy to know that the rest of your experience among us was delightful and relaxing and that you will choose us again if you come back to Gran Canaria. I personally would like to say thank you for including these kind words about myself. We send you warmest regards from Gran Canaria.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

A pleasant hotel with a good location. Sea view rooms advisable due to noise from main road behind hotel. Buffet breakfast and dinner with good choice. Hotel pool large but bracing. A classic old style spanish hotel. Staff were friendly. Not particularly cheap but some good features, the observatory and tour of the night time sky were an excellent feature.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are quieter and on the left get more evening sun.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank GIF_14
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
Thank you very much for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We are very glad to read that you liked our both, our breakfast and dinner buffets. We know the Observatory experience is very much appreciated by our guests; we are very glad to know you liked it. Thank you again for your comments and we do hope to welcome you again in a near future. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We went for a rest and winter sun and thats what we got. The seaview rooms are worth paying extra or with lovely sunrises everyday.
The breakfasts were really nice with loads of choice fom fresh omelettes to fresh Cava white and rose !!
The pool area is fantastic with a very pleasant pool bar and really effecient staff. Infact the hotel was very wel run and all the taff were pleasant and attentive.
We are aged 50 and ould say it suited our ge group and those older , infact the area was a little too quiet for us.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a seaview as the other views are overlooking road or carpark.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
Thank you very much for your comments and for trusting us to spend your winter “sun” break. We are very pleased to hear you liked our hotel, specially the views of the breathtaking sunrises that can be seen in the winter and the choice of our breakfast buffet. We agree with you, our pool-bar area is one of the beloved places by our guests. We wish to thank you for the nice comment regarding the service of our staff and we truly look forward to welcoming you soon at our Hotel. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria!

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is very well presented. We stayed all inclusive and even as a vegetarian, the choice was really good. Lots of fresh fruit and salad as well. Spacious rooms with a great view over the sea (recommend paying a bit extra for a sea view - the view from the back of the hotel isn't as good!)

Everything is kept really clean and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly.
Had a great time and would go back.

Not much to see in the surrounding area, but if you want a hot, pool side holiday in a really nice hotel, you can't go wrong with the Melia Tamarindos.

Only two suggestions if the hotel staff read this - iced coffee on the menu please and please add mojitos to the all inclusive list!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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2  Thank SteveF_600_Ki
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
First of all, we would like to thank you for writing a review regarding your stay among us. It is a great pleasure for us to hear that you fully enjoyed your holiday in our hotel and specially relished the choice of the food and the outstanding views from the room. Our staff will be very proud to read your nice comments about their friendliness and good service. We have taken very good note about your suggestions regarding the iced coffee and the mojitos! Thank you very much for recommending us to your family and friends and we look forward to welcoming you very soon at the Melia Tamarindos.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

In February, I spent a 2-week vacation at this hotel with my husband and my 14-month-old daughter...It was an overall great experience. The staff is friendly, we experienced a fantastic service in all departments (restaurant, bars, housekeeping, etc.). It might not be the most modern hotel, sure, but what for us, what counts more than a modern room or installations is to have a cosy atmosphere and to be treated like "family" and this is absolutely the case at this hotel. The garden and pool area is amazing and the staff couldn't have been any friendlier. They really care to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This has definitely not been our last stay at the hotel...Thanks for everything...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank PetitChef18
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience at our hotel on Tripadvisor. It is a great pleasure for us to read that our hotel fulfilled all your expectations for a winter “sun” break. We highly appreciate your praise about the service of our staff; your positive feedback shows us that we are in the good track and becomes the strongest motivation for all of us. We are also very happy to know you liked the garden and pool area; it is indeed a very nice place to relax. We thank you again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back the soonest possible; in the meanwhile, receive warmest regards from the whole Meliá Tamarindos staff!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Melia hotel has generous entrance hall, breakfast and dinner rooms and also a vast garden with a cosy pool area. The sea view rooms have a great view to the hotel park, beach and the sea.

I felt very comfortable there. There is sufficient space and you do not feel to be in a luxury hotel. Breakfast was excellent with a lot of variety and a lot of healthy things. Also the dinner buffet was enjoable and in a good atmosphere.

At night is not too much on around Melia (except the inhouse Casino and some restaurants). However, a short taxi ride or car ride will bring you to Playa del Ingles in 5 minutes.

Allthough Melia is not the newest hotel, Melia Tamarindos is overall a good place to stay and i can only recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ElmarBacher
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Lorena_MeliaT, E-Guest Experience at Melia Tamarindos, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Dear Meliá Tamarindos guest:
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that your recent stay among us was to your full satisfaction and specially relished the outstanding views from your room. Thank you for your comment regarding both, the breakfast and the dinner buffets; we are happy to see you liked the healthy selection we offer. It will be a pleasure to receive you again at Meliá Tamarindos very soon; in the meanwhile, receive warm regards from the whole Meliá Tamarindos Team!

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Address: Calle de las Retama 3 | Playa de San Agustin, 35100 San Agustin, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > San Agustin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Agustin
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Agustin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Agustin
#5 Family Hotel in San Agustin
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Agustin
Price Range: $164 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Tamarindos 5*
Number of rooms: 279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set in large gardens, the Meliá Tamarindos overlooks Gran Canaria's San Agustín beach. It offers a spa, fitness centre, 2 outdoor pools and has its own observatory. The air-conditioned rooms feature a pillow menu, satellite TV and plenty of natural light. They also have free Wifi. Hotel Meliá Tamarindos has 2 outdoor hot tubs, and the spa offers a sauna and massage services. There are also tennis and squash courts on site. Meliá Tamarindos' restaurants offer buffet dishes prepared in the show kitchen, including Chinese and Italian dishes. The bars serve snacks and drinks throughout the day. The Level services are available in some rooms, and include a private lounge with free snacks, cafeteria services, private solarium for adults, Nespresso machine in the rooms, and 30-minute daily access to the spa. The hotel is 500 m from a shopping centre and 3 km from Playa del Inglés. ... more   less 
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