H10 Playa Meloneras Palace

C/ Mar Caspio 5, Maspalomas, Grand Canary, Canary Islands, 35100, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star resort
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Day 36, Survival Rate and Histology

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 12, 2014

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The tanks of Antonio were not that successful. The tanks with the least fish had 20 live individuals, and the tanks with the most had 40. This meant that more days had to pass to allow the Seriola to grow a bit stronger, and hopefully survive the transportation process.
15 specimens were randomly caught from my Winning tanks that contained the larger fish. They were removed from their tanks, placed in a bucket with ice (this kills them), and ...

Day 35, Let the Experiment Begin

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 11, 2014

... of them. If most of the hatchling would be dead tomorrow, then we would have to wait for time to pass so they would grow stronger, if the majority would survive the experiment could begin. Most of the day was about catching the fish in bucket, walking over to the lab, and slowly pouring them content into the tanks making sure that there 125 fish per tank. Then a small amount of algae and rotifero was placed in the tanks for food. ...

Day 34, Camping and Beach

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 10, 2014

Woke up under the blistering heat of the sun, the tent kept warming up. We opened our tent and stuck our head out to catch some some that nice breeze. We took down the tent, packed all our things, and went for a list swim in this nice rocky bay. We then started walking down the road to hopefully stop a cab to take us to the next town, but some 20 meters into out walk ...

Day 33, Ocean Fishing and Camping

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 09, 2014

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... about endurance, perseverance and skill. We did have the chance to be followed by Dolphins every once and while, and we did encounter 2 whales. I was supposed to be picked up from the port at 3:00pm to go Carp fishing in the mountains, but I was contacted by the organizers that they had to cancel to due a last minute emergency. Due to the inconvenience they will take me for Carp fishing another time free of charge, which is great ...

Day 32, Caldera de Bandama

A travel blog entry by juliocamperio on Aug 08, 2014

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... me it just looked like a huge whole with plants growing all around. The most interesting thing to see were the rock folding around the crater, cause by the massive pressure over the years during the forming of the cater. Withe the GeoCaching app I have on my Iphone I located a Cache on the Pico de Caldera, the high peak overseeing the ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsH10 Playa Meloneras Palace Maspalomas

    Reviewed by lasse-kaya

    Fantastisk Hotell

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2008
    by (11 reviews) Evje , Norway Flag of Norway

    5 stjerners hotell i sentral beliggenhet.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Playa Meloneras Palace Maspalomas

    Lovely

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    I stayed here from friday till monday after starting my trip in the North in Las Palmas.

    This hotel is gorgeous, and also like a maze. Its unusual in design, and very stunning. The rooms are bright, clean and airy, and the staff are very helpful. If you go half board you won't be sorry the variety of food and sheer amount of what's available is amazing, there is something for everyone and a great veggie selection too. There were a lot of families with young kids, and entertainment too for them, I don't have kids but the ones there seemed to be having a great time in the pools (of which there are about 3) and with the entertainment people.

    The only disadvantage I think is that the rooms don't appear very soundproof. Its all ceramic tiles on the floor in the corridors and rooms and you can hear chairs being pulled out and chamber maids with their trolleys going past.

    I would also get a room on the 6th floor overlooking the pool and sea if you can, as the lower ones are not as nice.

    The nearest beach is Masapalomas beach which is 10 minutes walk. You can go out the back of the hotel, and walk all the way along the coast walkway. This area (Meloneras) seems new as a resort as further down there is construction of other 5* hotels going on. If you get a chance, go and spend an afternoon in the spa in the Costa Meloneras Hotel down the road. Its lovely, turkish bath, salt pool, igloo, its well worth the 40 euros.

    Read the small print!!

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    On first arrival, the process of checking in took one hour, not to mention another hour waiting for the porters to deliver our luggage. I would have taken it myself but when i went back, it was gone!

    The hotel is built on the side of a hill, with the reception on the sixth floor, and many of the rooms underneath. Be prepared for a roadside balcony if you are on the first or second floors - not very private or quiet. Also, having a room on the second floor, we couldn't understand all the noise coming from the room above, until we realised our room was under one of the sun patios so it was like listening to furniture constantly being moved around in the room above, as loungers were re-arranged or stacked for the day. The hotel reception staff were not helpful and told us alternative rooms were definately not available.

    The hotel website advertised two restaurants, but you actually need to pay for the second as it's not part of your half-board. Also, the gym/'wellness centre' advertised is not free to guests and is not included in the half-board package.

    We were disappointed to find that on two days running we were unable to get sunbeds and the pool staff were not helpful.

    I was also surprised to see people regularly queuing for ten minutes to get into the main buffet restaraunt.

    Not nearly as good as the Rui Palace Meloneras just done the road, were we have stayed previously.

    Fantastic hotel with very high standards

    from

    ABSOLUTE TOP MARKS for almost every aspect of hotel life!

    The hotel itself is a stunner. Its design was inspired by Gaudi's cathedral in Barcelona. It occupies a long site right on the sea front and there is therefore a lot of space for the pools which themselves are nicely designed. There is a lot of plant life in the grounds which is well looked after - the cactus gardens in particular were very interesting. The rooms were lovely with really wide beds. The daily chambermaid service was great and the room and patio were kept really clean. There is a safe in each room which is code controlled, so no key to carry around. There is also a mini-bar.

    We were half board. The dining room was fantastic and is buffet style.

    In the morning an omelette chef will make an om to your specification, ditto for the pancakes as well as everything you would expect for a full breakfast, English or continental. In the evening a chef will do your meat or fish course to your requirements. You'll need to be strong-willed around the dessert tables. There is a more formal restaurant as well if that is your preference.

    There is an internet area, pool tables etc and a great bar.

    Taxis seem to be permanently available at the front door.

    I found the attitude of the staff excellent throughout, friendly and helpful in all cases.

    The night-time entertainment was patchy, with one of the acts being really naff, but that is down to personal preference.

    This hotel has set itself very high standards. I would stay there again ANY day of the year.

    GOOD RESORT HOTEL

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    Stayed there last year , top class resort hotel , unusual design , nice grounds , luxury rooms , large balconys , good food , no complaints

    A Superb Hotel

    from

    My husband and I spent a week at this fantastic H10 hotel in August 2003. The rooms are large and clean, the food was superb and the gala evenings were exccellent.

    The spacious sun terrances with plenty of sunbeds and the wonderful pools/children pools create a very relaxing atmosphere. I definitely would recommend this hotel to all my friends and will go back again myself.

    A Beautiful Hotel

    from

    I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays 2003/2004 at this hotel. It is a wonderful design and the facilities are everything you would expect from a 5 Star. The 3 outdoor pools are excellent each with something a bit different. One pool is in a sort of quiet area, it has no shallow end and is deep. There is a nice little snack bar associated with this quieter area. No one is excluded of course. The children are very well catered for with their own pool by the side of the main pool, there is also a play area nearby. There was an excess of sun beds and matresses, with pool towels free and changed as required. There was a very well run Daisy club for the 4 to 13 year olds. The gym and health centre with indoor pool is chargeable. The food was very good indeed and the Gala evening were excelent. The rooms are large and clean, the service is first rate. All the staff were found helpful and willing. We all (six of us) had a wonderful time.

    Superb hotel

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    went to this hotel in may 2003, i must say it is the best hotel i've ever stayed in. The food was superb and the rooms were first class.

    Will definitely return asap

    Amazing hotel!

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    We've just got back from a week at the H10 Meloneras Palace, and we had a brilliant time. The set up of the hotel is amazing - stunning to look at and impressive design. 2 large pools, acres of space and great views of the sea. The rooms are large and well appointed - gorgeous bathrooms, and decent size balcony with reclining sunloungers. The cleanliness of the hotel could not be faulted, especially the room cleaners who were fabulous. All staff were friendly and spoke good English. Food was very good, if a little similar most nights.

    There are only a couple of downsides to the hotel - it is quite a walk (15mins) to the nearest commercial centre. The area seems to be undergoing developement (although no building work close enough to bother you), so the hotel may be more in the thick of it soon. To be honest though, there isn't much reason to leave the hotel so it wasn't too much of a problem.

    Reception was not very helpful - certain reception staff could be quite offish and patronising, a stark contrast to all the other hotel staff.

    Don't bother with the bell boys as they are ridiculously slow during peak time - it is easier to take your bags yourself.

    Having said all this, the few problems we had were far outweighed by the the good points. I would definitely go back there again.

    Cocktail paradise

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    Hotel stunning and ideally situated, however for five star hotel, i would not rate the staff five star, we found none of the staff could barley speak a word of english and the food wasnt all that great, same stuff every night, and staff unfriendly.however design of hotel great and rooms comfortable.

    Super Hotel, very impressive design.

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    Stayed at the H10 Meloneras Xmas 2002. New hotel just opened, supreb and unusal design, rooms are very well appointed, service attentive and efficient, food of a good standard. There were all the facilities associated with this class of hotel, wonderful pools and spacious sun terraces with plenty of sunbeds.The location was good, near to the sea front, very pleasant outlook from all the rooms and terraces, a good stroll to the nearest shops and the commercial centre at Maspalomas, the hotel operated a bus for those who were not up to the walk. The only negatives were the dining room, which needed a little more organisation and some building work in the area.

    TripAdvisor Reviews H10 Playa Meloneras Palace Maspalomas

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent