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Review of Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort

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Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort
Ranked #3 of 220 Hotels in Maspalomas
Certificate of Excellence
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Another wonderful holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Well, we returned yesterday from yet again another wonderful holiday at the Riu Palace Meloneras. The weather was a bit changeable but it is February. The staff were absolutely first class as usual, nothing is ever too much trouble for them. The grounds of the hotel afre incredibly well maintained and looked after, as is the pool area and the pool restaurant.The clientele do seem to be getting older but that has its benefits and disadvantages, for my husband and I it is a benefit because we like the quiet life, not that we do not like children enjoying themselves, but it can be quite noisy at times. We will certainly be returning again. hopefully later in the year.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yorkshire
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Three years running back to 3 Riu's in February and in this area: the Palmeras, the Maspalomas and now the Palace Meloneras. Hotel almost the twin of the Maspalomas but we prefer this location. Standards are very good across all parameters with outstanding staff. WiFi free but limited to Foyer. Orientation of hotel means some standard rooms do not get the sun this time of year. Photos on here give an accurate impression of the hotel and grounds. Would go back again

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank blesm
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orpington kent
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72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Love the feel of this hotel and will return.

The Service provided by all of the staff is absolutely outstanding and a huge factor in staying here.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful and a big attraction.
The clientele are older and many are German.
The ambiance is peaceful and classy.
Great location.
2 lovely swimming pools with good temperature.
Lots of sunbeds.
The outside Terraces used for breakfast and drinks are a real treat.
Nice selection of English television channels in Room.
Property itself is attractive and rooms are satisfactory.
Beds are a little too hard.
Restaurant food needs to be improved a little- a little bland and uninspiring at times (eg. Please can we have freshly baked croissants instead of the hard ones currently served at breakfast).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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costa del solway, cumbria
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

We visited this hotel for the first time in January 2012, having stayed at the Riu Palaces in Tenerife and Algarve on several occasions. We were not disappointed.
After handing over our passports at check-in, we were directed to the bar for a complimentary glass of cava. When we returned we were handed the room keys and our bags were carried to the room. The porter noticed that one of the strips on the luggage stand was loose and said he would get it attended to. Sure enough, it was fixed within ten minutes.
As we travelled with Thomson, we expected a room with a supermarket view, but were very pleased to have a room on floor 2 facing the setting sun. It did overlook the dining room roof but was very sheltered, quiet and private. The rooms at this hotel don't have a conventional sea view as the sea is perhaps 200m away and hidden by many palm trees.
The extensive grounds, containing blocks of villas, have direct access onto the promenade a couple of minutes walk from Faro lighthouse. There are several busy restaurants close by.
The hotel room was very comfortable, the cleaner was excellent, all staff were exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful.
The guests were predominently German, Dutch and Scandinavian and very pleasant and friendly. We were struck by the number of people who had just arrived and immediately renewed acquaintances with people they had met on previous visits.
The food is probably the main reason why we keep returning to Riu. Breakfasts could be viewed as repetitive, but the variety of choice is vast and eggs are freshly cooked any way you want them. Dinner can be taken at 6pm or 8pm and food is hot and freshly cooked, a lot of it in front of you. There is too much variety to list here, but be assured that there is more than enough choice for the fussiest eater.
The pool area (two of them) is very clean, very quiet with more than enough sun beds. The water was heated and a pleasant temperature. There was a small pool for children, but we didn't see any, the majority of guests being 50 - 70 years old.
Although the weather this year was slightly cooler than expected, it was dry and very pleasant, and we will return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for a sea room as you can't see it. Ask for a high floor with a garden view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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yeovil
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60 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

This is a loveley hotel just along the prom from the sand dunes of Maspalomos. Food here is very good. I stayed here several years ago. I would come back. The beach just across the prom is not that good but it is only a liitle walk to the dunes. There are shops and cafes a few moments walk. Food at the hotel is very good

Room Tip: If you want noise ask for a room by the bar like I had!!! But I could not chose my room. I think the...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hull
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

a post christmas break - flight not too long from Doncaster airport. we have visited dozens of Riu hotels and this one positionally and building / room quality was very good.
Firstly, the avarage client whilst we were there was a 70 year-old German.
Hotel was clean and polished with excellent staff but by far the best feature was the meals. The food is simply the best - five star quality and choice. The price of the drinks (half board hotel) was excessive with the price of a large beer around 4-5 euros but then there are lots of bars not too far away to visit close-bye. Everybody involved with the hotel are professional and freindly except the man who checked us out of the hotel at the end of our holiday. Rene (from the Netherlands) was so pro-German and so anti Brit I was shocked. my wife almost brokedown in tears by the way he spoke to her and If left to him my wife and I would still be stood waiting to pay our bill! I refuse to let one incident spoil what was a great week. a first class hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank DaveNormanHull
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Kent
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45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

We usually stay in the Riu Club hotel next door which is all inclusive. This year we fancied a change so we went to the Palace instead. We stayed in one of the villas and had a really enjoyable holiday. The gala meal New Years Eve was excellent especially if you like lobster. We are glad we decided to have a change this year as we would always stay at the Palace in future. Infact we have booked again for this September.

Room Tip: Booking a villa then request one by the pool facing towards the sea. (They have a seperate pool by t...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jak467
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Property: Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort
Address: Urb Las Meloneras | Maspalomas - Gran Canaria, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Maspalomas
#2 Spa Hotel in Maspalomas
#3 Luxury Hotel in Maspalomas
#5 Family Hotel in Maspalomas
#9 Romantic Hotel in Maspalomas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 515
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Maspalomas. Next to the sea and near El Faro. 3-Storey main building and 1-storey villas, surrounded by a 40,000 m2 garden with access to the beachfront promenade. Colonial-style architecture. 800 M from Maspalomas sand dune beach. 6 Km from the centre of Playa del Ingles. 200 M from various shops. 37 Km from the airport. 50 M from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners. ... more   less 
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