The best hotels in Gran Canaria
Although the island is small and hasn´t a large number of luxury hotels, here I will show you information related to some of them and their characteristics to complement a dream vacation. Let’s go!
- Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity 5 *, Salobre Golf
- Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5 * GL, Ciudad Jardín
- Suites 1478 Hotel, Vegueta
- Bohemia Suites & Spa 5 *, English Beach
- Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Maspalomas
- Faro Hotel, a Lopesan Collection Hotel 5 *, Maspalomas
- Lopesan Villa del Conde 5 *, Meloneras
- Riu Palace Oasis Hotel 5 *, Meloneras
- Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria, Arguineguín Beach
1. Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity 5 *, Salobre Golf
Located in the south of the island, more specifically in Maspalomas, here you will find the peace and rest you need.
It will seem that you are in an-oasis and, as they want to convey to you: “you will find the balance between body and mind feeling free and with a total disconnection”. How do they do it? With a large selection of facial and body treatments, meditation classes, different places to practice sports, and, of course, with its spa.
It is located on the Salobre golf course, lovers of this sport will be able to enjoy it from their rooms!
It has 7 outdoor pools, different bars, and restaurants with a diversity of gastronomic types.
But this is not all! For their guests, they have a free shuttle service to the Meloneras beach.
2. Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5 * GL, Ciudad Jardin
This hotel opened in 1890, is one of the best hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Elegant, picturesque, and glamorous, it breathes talent as great artists who have stayed through its history.
Located in the northeast of the island, near Doramas Park and Canteras Beach, so the environment is perfect to enjoy nature, the white sand of its beaches, and the forests around it.
It also has its palm garden and impressive galleries that can be admired from some rooms; in the outdoor area, there is also a swimming pool where lying in Sun and enjoy a drink while you take a bath.
It has a wellness center and spa with different treatment options, and for the more athletes, it also has a gym and an area for practicing aerobics.
I do not make you wait any longer! It has a restaurant of exceptional quality with 3 Soles in the Repsol Guide.
3. Suites 1478 Hotel, Vegueta
4. Bohemia Suites & Spa 5 *, English Beach
It will think that you are in an-oasis, although it is really located in the middle of the English Beach area.
Unique, luxurious, and comfortable design is designed for peace, since, among many other features, it is for adults only.
It has 2 outdoor pools, the main and largest, and another focused on relaxation, surrounded by gardens, sun loungers… and one of its bars, the Shapire Pool Bar that connects with the pools; although you can also relax in its spa and its thermal water circuit. If you don’t like swimming pools, don’t worry because English Beach is located just 200 meters away.
The best is taken by its restaurant, located at the top of the hotel with 360º panoramic views, and its Atelier Cocktail also located at the top from where you will have spectacular views of the Atlantic, the mountains, and the dunes of Maspalomas.
5. Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Maspalomas
If I have already talked about an-oasis, this really is and is also considered one of the best luxury hotels in Gran Canaria par excellence. Located in the dunes of Maspalomas, in its palmer tree forest, where you will experience peace and relaxation, it is the only member of the island’s collection of hotels “The Leading Hotels of the World”.
The hotel is made up of different and luxurious colonial-style villas where a wide variety of room types are distributed, most of them, with a balcony and views of the gardens.
In addition, clients with the all-inclusive regime have free access to many services such as gym, outdoor pool, spa circuit, Turkish bath, salty hydromassage pool, sauna, wellness treatments, golf… here you will always have something to do!
Hungry! This establishment has 3 restaurant areas, its main restaurant where they serve a gourmet meal with Canarian specialties, international cuisine, and an extensive menu of the best wines; the pool bar where they offer homemade snacks with seasonal products; and the “Piano Bar” to have a drink with live music before dinner.
Special mention to its great Michelin Star chef Wolfgang Grobauer.
6. Faro Hotel, a Lopesan Collection Hotel 5 *, Maspalomas
Located in the south of the island, next to the Maspalomas dunes, next to its lighthouse, and on the first line of the Atlantic and with an urban atmosphere and style.
Hotel only for adults, you can relax and enjoy the great environment that surrounds it, and the cultural areas around it, either with a visit to the Maspalomas lighthouse, a walk through the dunes, and a swim on the beach of Maspalomas that is a few meters.
It has different types of rooms, with a modern and simple style; 2 pools, a bar pool in the main one and numerous sun loungers to relax; a roof terrace with a small pool and a bar.
Its buffet restaurant and its menu restaurant, have an excellent reputation with typical Canarian food, local and seasonal products, and international food.
In its surroundings, it also has various services, such as golf courses, shopping centers, theme parks, and various beaches and coves.
7. Lopesan Villa del Conde 5 *, Meloneras
Also located in the south of the island, it is one of the 5-star Meloneras Gran Canaria hotels, west of Maspalomas and its “brother” Lopesan Faro, this establishment is located on the shores of “Playa de las Mujeres” that connects with the Meloneras beach, so it has great views of the Atlantic.
An elegant decoration with very bright colors, with rooms that have a balcony and views of its gardens and one of its 6 swimming pools!
You can relax in its wellness and spa center that occupies an area of more than 1000 square meters, it has 5 treatment rooms, sauna, hot tub, turkish bath, massages, facial and body treatments, and many more services that you will enjoy and take away your stress.
For sports lovers, it has a gym, tennis courts, yoga and aerobics classes, and a golf course nearby.
As for restaurants and bars, it has a lot! So you can choose the type of food that you want at all times, Italian, Mediterranean, a grill, patisserie … and for something more informal, you can visit one of its 6 bars, 2 of them by the pool and with music live.
8. Riu Palace Oasis Hotel 5 *, Meloneras
Located in the south of the island, right on Maspalomas Beach, this huge luxury hotel with 400 rooms of maximum comfort.
Its facilities have 3 swimming pools where you can take a bath, or sunbathe in its huge area of loungers; for children, they have a special pool and a playground where they also carry out special activities.
Like most of the hotels that I am recommending, the Riu Palace oasis also has a wellness center and spa with different treatments and experiences: jacuzzi, steam room, gym…
It has 3 restaurants, two of them with a menu and the others offer a buffet for breakfast and dinner; in addition, in its bar, they perform live shows, so it is perfect to enjoy a good night with your partner or friends.
In its surroundings, you can practice golf, cycling, windsurfing, surfing, and different hiking trails.
But this is not all, I have saved the best for last, this hotel offers private access to Maspalomas Beach!
9. Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria, Arguineguin Beach
I will end by recommending you one of the 5-star hotels in Gran Canaria with the best location since it is in Arguineguín, in the south of the island and on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
The hotel has a modern architecture with roomy and comfortable rooms and common areas, with blue and white colors that continue the blue of the ocean.
It has 4 swimming pools, one of them with saltwater! Surely from the Atlantic Ocean itself; different areas for sports such as gym, tennis court or allow you to hire hiking activities and enjoy the wonderful mountain environment that is located a few kilometers away.
To relax, its spa has a variety of services and facial and body treatments.
Just a few meters away, you will have some beaches and coves available such as Patalavaca beach or Anfi de Mar beach where I recommend you to enjoy the sunset, in addition, you can practice different activities such as snorkeling, paddle surfing or kayaking and enjoying its calm waters.
It also has a pool bar where you can have an aperitif while you relax in the sun or enjoying live music, two restaurants, “La Canaria”, that offers a buffet and where you can find both local and international food; and, for me, the most spectacular, the 222º SW Bar & Grill on the rooftop with amazing views, where they offer Michelin star dishes with products from the island, creative, classic … definitely, a great variety of sea and mountain dishes.
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