About Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras
Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort is a luxury resort on Spain’s Canary Island of Gran Canaria.
The air-conditioned rooms, with a balcony or patio, offer ensuite with shower only, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, bathrobes, hair dryer, satellite TV, phone, free Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.
The hotel features three swimming pools, two infinity swimming pools, children's swimming pool, Sun loungers, parasols, sun terrace, spa, gym, whirlpool, steam room, hair salon, billiards, tour assistance, luggage storage, tennis courts and nearby bicycle rentals and golf.
There are three restaurants onsite (Magnolia, Krystal and Ocean's View), three bars (Rose Bar,Le Baroque and Blue de Mar) and a complimentary breakfast served daily.
Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort is within two kilometres of the Maspalomas Lighthouse, Beach, Golf Course and Dunes. It's also within four and a half kilometres of the Yumbo Shopping Centre. This accommodation is also known as Hotel Riu Meloneras, Hotel Riu Meloneras Palace, Hotel Riu Meloneras Resort, and Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras.
Location Ideal for Meloneras Visitors.
Guests mentioned that the resort is just steps from the boardwalk. Travelers are able to visit the nearby restaurants, souvenir shops and high-end stores. It's also not too far from the lighthouse and other points of interest.
Restaurants Are a Wonderful Experience.
Many people enjoyed the food that was served here and founded it should be tasty to delicious. Even the buffet got a thumbs-up from visitors. Guests also mentioned that the restaurant staff is attentive to guests needs without being overbearing.
Rooms and Amenities Take the Prize.
Visitors really enjoyed their rooms, especially people who were in the superior rooms. They found them spacious and tidy. Guests also enjoyed the pool areas and felt the staff there wonderful job of always helping with a smile.
Cheap Renovations and No Live-Action.
While the hotel gets points for trying to be more modern, some guest remarked that the makeover looks more 'plastic' and less palace-like. Guests who visited prior to the remodel noted the difference, but not always in a good way.
New Layout Has Drawbacks.
Some returning guests felt the renovations made the resort too sparse, saying it’s a long trip from one area to another with little to do in between. Furthermore, they mentioned some building layouts seems ill-conceived. For example, they claim the open bar provided no escape from the elements, which can be problematic on cold days for visitors (and the staff on duty).
Crowded Swimming Pools.
While there are five pools on the property, some guests assert there's still some crowding. Finding an empty sun lounge can also be a challenge too since ‘early birds’ place their towels on the loungers and leave. As for the pool bar, a couple of visitors mentioned that it's difficult to get service sometimes.