Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras Reviews


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Overall hotel rating for Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras:

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Very Good

Food

Very Good

Hotel entertainment

Excellent

Hotel service

Excellent

Kids facilities

Excellent

Location

Excellent

Room comfort

Very Good

Value

Very Good

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"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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I was very pleased with this hotel. Our room was clean and comfortable, with a good sized bathroom. We never had trouble getting a sunbed by the pool, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant were very helpful and informative when it came to the food, as I am diabetic and needed to know extra information about my options. I would definitely choose this hotel again, and I plan to go back next year.


By: Max Roberts - Submitted 6th December 2011

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Travel Date: June 2011 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Really great place"

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Very Good

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My partner and I really enoyed our stay here, and apart from a few minor niggles it's hard to pick fault with the place. Our room was very clean on arrival, clean towels and bedding. The air con wasn't working on the first night, but as soon as we complained this was fixed very quickly. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom is very big! The pool and ourside areas are very well kept. We spent a lot of time in the pool as the weather was great. The hotel food was better than most we have sampled, especially for all inclusive. The deserts in particular were excellent, we had a few too many I think! All in all, great place to stay.


By: Ed James - Submitted 19th September 2009

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Travel Date: May 2009 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Not Specified Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Booked Direct New Window

"Amazing hotel and location"

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Excellent

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WOW what a holiday we were looked after from the moment we arrived at 3am we were asked if we were hungary but declined the invitation of food.The spa is amazing plenty of sunbeds aroung the pool's.


By: J Evans - Submitted 19th September 2009

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Travel Date: October 2008 Best for: Families with Infants
Travelled with: Families with Infants Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomson New Window

"Great hotel - worth paying for pool view"

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Excellent

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Great hotel, wonderful grounds, well maintained. All staff helpful & spoke about 5 languages! Hotel has a veritable army of cleaners so grounds & rooms spotless. We stayed B & B - breakfast buffet had lots of choice, and queues were minimal no matter what time you ate, even in Atlantico restaurant where we could eat outside on the terrace. We thought breakfast was good but cannot comment on evening meals as we ate outside the hotel in the evenings.

We saw about 6 different nationalities of guests at the hotel. The majority are German but we felt all were treated equally. Activities & entertainment available all day & into the the evening if you want it, not intrusive if you don't. We liked the candle-lit chillout music by the infinity pool which takes place on Fri & Sat.

Rooms have excellent wardrobe space - 2 double wardrobes plus drawers. Massive marble bathrooms with separate bath & shower & fluffy robes to wear. Highly recommend paying for pool view - all pools are on the sea-facing side of the hotel so better chance of a sea view. Ask for high floor to make sure you can see the sea over the palm trees. Non-pool view rooms might overlook the car park and construction site opposite. Hotel requests that guests use the provided airers to dry towels rather than the balcony railings to keep the place looking nice, which 99% adhere to.

Swimmers will be happy here with the massive infinity pool, which never feels crowded even when the hotel is full. Getting sunbeds can be a bit of an issue but piscina las fuentes (the smaller pool with the dog-shaped fountains at the western end) normally has loungers available even quite late. After 4pm there are loungers round infinity & river pools available as people head back to their rooms. Pools comfortably warm up to approx 8pm.

The Meloneras area is lovely, with a promenade (El Faro Boulevard) with great restaurants with sea views immediately behind the hotel. We loved Grill Faro and Grand Italia. 3 course meals for 2 with a couple of drinks each around 60-70 euros. Further restaurants available a 20 min walk west along the prom by Meloneras Palace hotel. Meloneras area, and the hotels in it, aren't cheap but this means there's not a single lager lout to be seen. We like to travel independently but in this case booking through Thomson/Tui was well worthwhile as booking directly with the hotel would have cost much more.


By: N Wood - Submitted 24th June 2008

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Travel Date: June 2008 Best for: Not Specified
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"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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The Gran hotel is truly lovely. The lobby is really impressive and the grounds are well kept and very pretty - lote of flowers.The hotel is huge, but you don't really notice this on a day-to-day basis, but when you walk around somtimes, you can tell!!

The pools are fabulous; the infinity pool feels amazing as you're leaning on the edge looking inot the sea, and the rio pool is good fun, with it's twists and turns. You do need to get up early for sunbeds, although there are loads of them there.

The rooms are kept really clean and are quite spacious. We had a Junior suite, but with four of us in the room, there wasn't lots of space left. The bathroom was nice and linens were changed regularly. The maids were really helpful and polite.

The resort is lovely - it is more upmarket than other areas of gran canaria, and the views are great when you walk along the prom. There's a good selection (although not enough to try different restaurants every night of the fortnight)of restaurants there - the chinese is really good. There are some lovely shop in meloneras - plenty with designer labels, so be ready to spend! The location of the hotel is the ideal.

Breakfast was good - plenty of choice and although busy, not so busy that you couldn't get a table easily. Didn't see any of the night entertainment, as we went out of the resort, but when we passed, it did look good.

A msall downside is the attitude of some of the staff. Some were helpful but others less so....perhsp they were fed up with all the guests - a very busy time of year. Another small issues was that although there were a few shops in the hotel itself, there wasn't any sort of supermarket - nothing selling cold drinks etc.

All in all, a fabulous hotel, gorgeous resort ( so glad we didn't go to another area on the island)....would be happy to return.


By: b evans - Submitted 24th September 2007


Travel Date: July 2007 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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Very clean accommodation, a bit basic furnishings. the bathroom does not supply conditioner or body lotion, the hairdryer is one of those useless things on the wall and the beach towels they supply are not changed unless you pay, you bring them up and down daily (to save washing them - saving the environment) all the staff are very friendly and helpful. public areas are a bit tired in places, with repairs needed but nothing major. Hotel is massive, over 1000 rooms. if you end up at the far end it will take you up to 10 minutes to walk to breakfast. i would recommend paying extra for a pool/garden room as there were some decidely dodgy views over the bus station and front that i suspect you would have got had you not bothered. pool facilities and restaurant/bars excellent. Island pool and ";spitting dogs"; pool my son's favourites.

We went B and B rather than half board. We found the evening buffet, on the one night we did try it a bit canteen like (and you have to wear long trousers to eat there too).

The breakfast is the usual buffet type, with everything, yes everything, you could possibly hope to eat for breakfast, including smoked salmon and champagne some mornings.
I did find VERY few english people here though, alot of spanish and german. This was a bit off putting for my son in the childrens club who didn't like it much until he found another english child. the man who runs it does speak all 3 languages and is very helpful, he also runs a mini disco at 7.30pm where the kids dance to tunes in all languages (including flying like aeroplanes, to the dambusters theme). the usual problems of towels on sunbeds even though there are signs up.
the via veneto restaurant within the hotel is very good.
outside the front of the hotel on the Faro promenade there are a few restaurants, the grande italia good food but nouvelle portions of some dishes. they do have a childrens menu, as do most of the restaurants which they don't show straight off. chinese reasonable as well. we were warned off the 19th hole and lola's by others, wrong addition on bill, wrong food etc. we didn't really go to eat at the other end of the beach where the dunes are. alot of the commercial sites near to front of the hotel are a bit abandoned or haven't got going yet?

We did find ";holiday world";, a nearby fun fair good fun for kids. it only opens in the evening, taxi or hire car needed, too far to walk. there is a bowling alley and other stuff there too. you pay for points which you redeem against each ride on a ticket. 40 points for 15 euros which covered my son as each ride he wanted was 2, 3 or 4 points. there are some height restrictions though.

we also found a soft play and mini golf place (parque enfantil) on the road out of the resort which always looked closed but we discovered it was only open from 7pm-11pm. 3 euros for as long as you like for the soft play and trampolines - very good fun for a 4 year old, a bit surreal doing it at night, but he virtually had the place to himself.
if you do get a hire car be prepared for the hotel car park to be full, its a nightmare of tight parking spaces at the best of times. late at night, we were directed to an underground car park 20 m away, not ideal, but luckily someone was coming out so we got in.
if you do hire a car, a trip into the mountains is interesting and we also went to puerto mogan (not sure of spelling) for the friday market. pretty marina and port, parking was hell and we had to park well up the road and walk back down. it was heaving.

i would recommend the costa melonoras (Lopesan chain) i would say it is definately 4*, it looks very grand on the outside but i wouldn't say that that is maintained throughout. very efficient service and staff.


By: - Submitted 1st September 2006


Travel Date: August 2006 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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Held of to last minute to get a good deal on one of the quality hotels in the Faro area and landed this one. A bit daunting at first having seen the outside on two previous visits, it just looked too big to be true.

Having used the Rui Palace and H10 on previous visits we found this to be the best suited for our son and two of his mates as it catered for their age group with a decent night club/disco. It was good to see them meeting kids their own age from countries such as Germany, Poland, Canada and Ireland. Only really saw them at mealtimes and them heading back to their room at night.

The food was probably equivalent to the other hotels mentioned but service was a bit lower than the Rui. A well kept secret at the hotel is the Vistamar restaurant which is included in the half board price and is well worth a visit at least once during your stay. The menu is the same every night but the food is of a standard a top restaurant in the UK would like to attain. The 3 boys enjoyed the experience and picked up on how food and drink should be served. The wine list is not extensive but was very reasonable priced and good quality.

The entertainment in hotel is fairly average. For a break from the in-house entrtainment escape out the back door and enjoy a drink or two at the Faro Terraza bar where you can be entertained by Danny who is a well travelled singer from Costa Rico who has a vast array of songs to entertain everyone. The Brandy coffees are well worth a try.

To work off the excesses try the beachside walk from Faro to Playa del Ingles. Slap on the factor 15 and enjoy what is a 6 mile walk there and back along a beautiful beach. The majority of the beach is used by naturists of every age, shape and combination. A bit of a shock to start of with but you quickly get used to it. Great wind for kiting and good waves for bodyboarding.

The boys made regular trips into Playa Del Ingles and we joined them for a few pub visits. Best entertainment was at Brogans where two guys with electric guitars play a good set of songs from Thin Lizzie, Dire Straits to the Eagles and the Pogues. 2 local drinks for 5 euros isn't bad as well. Ended up in bar next to Green Fields hotel but cant remember the name (too drunk). Two Irish guys with accoustic guitars this time. Good singers and they looked like Irish clones of The Proclaimers.

As you can see we enjoyed the holiday and as we will be kid free next year we intend returning to this hotel as it certainly ticks the boxes for quality, price and great location.


By: Burnie - Edinburgh 45,44, 3 x 17 - Submitted 1st September 2006


Travel Date: July 2006 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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We have just spent two weeks (13th > 27th May 2006) in Gran Canaria and had a great holiday.

The hotel was fantastic ... great food, super-friendly staff and immaculate grounds and pools. Convenient location near to boardwalk, shops, restaurants and transport. We prefer to travel in May or September ... not too hot/busy. Took a day trip to Lanzarote - flew with local airline (Binter)- interesting, varying excursion highly recommended. Also visited Tenerife and while we enjoyed Loro Parque, found the rest of the trip noisy and busy.

Bruce spent 4 days deep-sea fishing (booked thru skippers/owners at Peurto Rico) Paid e60 per day and on the 3rd day caught 16 Rays and a small shark. Sharon went on VIP Island Trip - highly recommended. Went on an excursion to Manolos Camels - was not impressed with this. We also rode camels in National Park, Timanfaye, Lanzarote and in comparison, these (Manolos)camels did not look as well-cared for. Any excursion which offered 'lunch' was awful food so make sure you have some breakfast and take your own snack/fruit with. We enjoyed Aqualand and visited/shopped at the Pearl Factory right next door. Went on a glass-bottomed boat cruise which was great and we both enjoyed the open markets, especially the one in Maspalomas (it was more spread out so not as congested as the one on a Friday in Peurto Mogan) However, Peurto Mogan is a delightful 'Little Venice' and we spent a day browsing shops and visiting cafes. The 'ferry' from Puerto Rico to Puerto Mogan runs frequently is only costs e9 return. We preferred this to the buses which drive along the cliff-hugging coastal roads!

Went to a show called Black and Red at the Casino in Maspalomas which we thoroughly enjoyed. Bargains ... would recommend the wonderful 100% tablecloths, jewellery from Pearl Factory and the wonderful Aloe Vera products (wish I had bought more of these) We enjoy diverse travel holidays but this is a spot we will certainly visit again. Had a great time.


By: Bruce (53) Sharon (51) - Dublin - Submitted 1st June 2006


Travel Date: May 2006 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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Just returned from a great holiday in the Gran Hotel Costa. The only reason this hotel is not 5 star is the fact that it is so big, over 1000 rooms.
We had a wonderful time and the food was superb, the staff were excellent and the facilities out of this world! A visit to the SPA is an absolute must.
Our only complaint was that the internet facilities were poor which made accessing our email very difficult.
It was worth every penny and we will definately be going back.


By: Gordon Walker - Submitted 1st April 2006


Travel Date: April 2006 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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This was a fantastic holiday, we cant wait to return. We have stopped in several 4* hotels in Canaries and Cyprus, this was head and shoulders above, can't believe it does not have at least 4*+ rating.

Taxi is only 33 euros and only 20-30 min from airport. When you arrive in the entrance courtyard with it's fountains you will be suitably impressed, likewise when you enter reception. The view straight through reception area is stunning- terraced seating areas with water features and fountains leading to an absolutely huge lagoon-style infinity pool that blends into the sea.

The bedrooms are very impressive with modern furnishings and a nice marble bathroom and furnished balcony. You can upgrade to pool/sea view at any time for additional 30euros per night per room. we didnt bother but its fair to say many of the sea facing rooms must have fabulous views.

The hotel is huge and was very busy when we stayed. We were concerned at how levels of service would be maintained- we neednt have worried, the service in all areas is excellent, we experienced only two isolated examples of slow service in 14 days. It is necessary to wait a few minutes for a table at busy times, but this is preferable to having to find your own table and then waiting for it to be cleaned etc.

The meals were lovely, good choice for Breakfast and Dinner, smoked salmon at breakfast particularly enjoyable! Lots of fish and seafood most nights and good choice of meat, ALL freshly cooked and in plentiful quantities.Chips every night if you wish, I certainly didnt but useful for kids. Contrary to previous reviewer, we found dishes were replenished when still half full, and if you asked for anything it was sorted straight away.

Hotel issues guests with credit card style key card, this can then be used to charge everything so avoiding the need to carry cash whilst using the facilities.

The terraced areas very busy at night due to popularity of professional shows, we found seats every night and were amazed at how the staff ensure that every one possible is seated and regularly asked if they require drinks. An excellent system is in place, senior staff patrol the whole area taking orders then waiters deliver drinks and take payment, thus removes need to tip or try to catch their attention.This might sound simple but it is very effective and removes the old frustration of surly uncommunicative waiters who expect tips to provide good service and trying to get your bill so you can move on.

There are 2 restaurants and each have option to eat outdoors, giving you the chance to vary location each night, although they share the same menu.We preferred Atlantico outdoor area.

In addition to main pool there are 3 others. We had no trouble finding sunbeds so no need for 7am towel reservations! Pools were very clean and great fun, each has it's own appeal.Grounds are huge and beautifully maintained.

Staff are very polite and friendly and very good English too which was surprising considering low number of English guests.

Hotel is spotless, our little boy dropped half a dozen peanuts on the floor whilst watching the show one night, next thing we knew a cleaner appeared and swept them up, and this at 10.30 pm.

Beach is round the corner past the lighthouse, huge beach leading to sand dunes. Not ideal for small children due to waves and current, but great fun for strong swimmers and lilo- surfers.

Several shops adjacent to Hotel plus Varradero Shopping Centre. Plenty of designer gear if you can afford it.

This really is a super hotel - enjoy!


By: Simon,Penny, Nicholas - Submitted 1st September 2005


Travel Date: August 2005 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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hotel meloneras is a fantastic 5 star hotel in maspalomas. we spent 2 fantastic weeks there and we were not dissapointed. the food was fantastic and the staff were very pleasant. around the corner from the hotel is the lovely beach of maspalomas where you will find lots of lovely fish restaurants. we also came accross a lovely irish bar called paddys beach bar. its owned by an irish and english couple and it seems to be a bit of a meeting place for all us english speaking. the pint is the best around and they do fab baguettes. they have live entertainment during the week by the ever so cool brian from dublin. on the beach there is also a nudist area for those a little more adventurous. very clean trouble free area and i would highly reccommend it for familys or couples.


By: smith and collins - Submitted 1st September 2005


Travel Date: June 2005 Best for: Not Specified
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"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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An outstanding hotel. Excellent, genuine service. Every facility available, with beautiful pools, grounds and buildings. (The cleanest hotel we have ever known!)
Wide range of restaurants and cafes. Something to please everyone. Would recommend if you are looking for quality and true hospitality.
Some local development - not audible or visible from grounds.

A day out to forget.
Only negative comment - don't bother with the Cassa Romantica VIP trip booked through Thomas Cook. VIP it was not! Heavily over priced and lacking any real Canarian gems.


By: Sue Strudwick - Submitted 1st June 2005


Travel Date: May 2005 Best for: Not Specified
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"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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Just come back from a trip to Maspalomas, Gran Canaria. Hotel was great and food and service was first class. Had the good fortune of coming accross a new Irish bar called Paddy┬┤s Irish Bar, which was on the beach in Maspalomas. The bar was only just opened but it had a lovely warm atmosphere and it was such a treat to have an English speaking bar. My husband was more than happy to down a pint of carling or two watching the sports while i sunbathed outside. I do recommend a visit.
There were some lovely shops around the area which included Mango and Gucci. Prices went from reasonable to well expensive if you fancy a treat.

All in all had a great time and have already booked for next year.


By: sarah smith - Submitted 1st March 2005


Travel Date: February 2005 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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tayed at this hotel many times in past this year food greatly improved a great hotel but we will never use it again think under new management staff always a bit surley but now rude beyond belief at one point was prodded in the back by pool attendant as my sun bed was in the wrong place restarant staff we just got used to a pile of dirty plates on the table when we tried to complain we were told we were going to be asked to leave the hotel problems we have never experinced before so the problem wasnt our attitude to the staff


By: terry lloyd - Submitted 1st July 2005


Travel Date: January 2005 Best for: Not Specified
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