Riu Palace Meloneras Resort
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We have just the one sea day before reaching Ha Long Bay, our first stop in Vietnam. Bridget tells me things are warming up at home, I hope I can say the same here, it's been cold the last few days. So it's spring at home, weather fine and all the bulbs are popping up. I'm a bit sad about that I do like to see all the crocuses etc. still you can't do everything!!! I meant to mention before our captain is Angelo Vago, he ...
... to join me, took along the needlework I bought in Norway and met a lady who knows all about this craft (she's from Norway) brilliant if I get stuck she will helpmeet out. Later did some people watching on the deck. Paul is doing his Captain ******** with bino's in hand looking for anything out at sea. Pool still not open but am very optimistic about tomorrow. Captain ******** (Paul) has spotted land, we are a couple of miles south of ...
... amazed at our each cruise they manage to create quite new and innovative designs to produce. The buffet is open for photos and then at midnight guests can tuck in! Needless to say I was just happy to photograph these delights.Our next stop is Gran Canaria, no excursions planned so will just have a wander as we are In port for several hours, but if the sun shines might just enjoy the warm ...
... will give us plenty of fuel to run the motor to recharge the batteries. But of course we should not need to use the engine much at all as the trade winds are perfect for the journey across along with sunshine.
So tonight we should get the Genoa back from the sail maker, and be set to depart tomorrow.
Have a great Xmas everyone and wish us luck.
To be continued………… ...
... the waves at speeds of up to 10 plus knots. One last jibe gave us a heading direct to the marina at last. 10nm miles from Las Palmas I called the harbor control and advised them of our position and intentions, at 5nm they told us to contact the marina control.
At last we were tied up alongside the reception pontoon and could go to bed and sleep like we had not slept for 6 days.
To be continued.......
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Palace Meloneras Resort Maspalomas
Great service, wonderful location, superb food - all round a wonderfully realxing holiday.
The hotel staff were very very good both in the dining rooms and at reception. The quality and selection of food was the best I have seen, both at breakfast & dinner. Our room, in one of the villas, was spacious, very clean and had a good balcony were we spent plenty of time.
The hotel is close to a small parade offering both quality shops and restaurants as well as the sea front. Many evenings were spent watching the sun go down and the surfers whilst enjoying a drink at one of the outside restaurants.
Very nice hotel
We stayed here after arriving at another hotel that was terrible so picked this as from the outside it looked fantastic, on the inside we were not disapointed either, very grand and clean everyone was really friendly.
Rooms were fantastic very clean, just what we like.
Only two english television channels which were news, could have been improved as we had a small child so waiting for the entertainment at 10 pm was not an option for us, and that was the only problem if you would class it as a problem !!!
We have been many places this is going to be a hard hotel to beat, very nice and will be going back.
Oh and the english will have to scrub up on there language skills as main guests at this hotel were german !!!!!!!1
We stayed here in Oct with our 6 month old baby. We had an early arrival and a late departure but the staff went out of there way to be accomodating. In all aspects of the hotel were the staff outstanding and catered to our needs with our baby. The front desk staff went out of there way also to assist in finding information for us when we asked. Rooms were clean and good size. Food was excellent - a huge range of foods. Breakfast was always eagerly awaited with juices/smoothies being freshly sqeezed and omlettes cooked to your liking. The show cooking in the evening was outstanding also. The pool area and gardens/grounds are fantastic. The hotel is in a perfect position - handy to the shops, transport, with the promenade directly on the doorstep. Lots to do in the surrounding areas. The room cleaners added special touches to the room e.g folding towels into swans which we did not expect. This hotel certainly deserves its rating and more. A perfect holiday in a wonderful hotel. Wouldn't hesitate to return and we wish we could every year.
We have stayed at the Rui Palace Meloneras several times. The service and food are very good. The hotel is very clean and the grounds are lovely. I would certainly recommend it. I have also stayed at the Rui Palace in Tenerife, which is also very nice.
We have recently returned from the Riu Palace Meloneras where we stayed for one week. We travelled with our 8 month old daughter. All the staff were every pleasant, the hotel is very clean and tidy and the food was up to the usual excellent RIU standard, with dishes to suit all tastes. We stayed on the half board basis, the hotel does have a restaurant with a large selection of food at lunchtime,but there is also a number of restaurants outside on the promanade at the rear of the hotel. The hotel had plenty of sunbeds and not a problem with people reserving them. The hotel caters very well for those with pushchairs/wheel chairs as there are ramps adjacent to all external stairs. very nice hotel and would consider returning.
We stayed for one week at the Rui Palace Maspalomas, in one of the villas. It was excellent. Although we had a late arrival (after 9pm) they made every attempt to get us dinner. Since we wanted to put our 10 months old daughter to bed, they arranged a dinner in our room after 10pm. We did not asked for it, they just offered. Staff is extremely friendly, compared to other parts of Spain. Hotel guests are predominantly German, Dutch and Belgian. Either with small kids 30- or 50+. Limited evening entertainment. Room cleaning service was very good. Very friendly hotel for kids/babies. No beach in front of the hotel, but 800m down the boulevard. Two very nice pools, and one kidspool. Very clean. More than enough beds available at the pool, although the hotel was full during our stay.
We have just spent a relaxing week at the Riu Melonares.This hotel chain we have found to be always reliable when it comes to service accomadation and food quality. We stayed in one of the suites which overlooked the smaller of the two pools. It had a small but comfotable living room which was nice if you wanted to relax and watch the TV. There was also a small private patio with sun loungers. Despite the size of the pool area it was always peaceful and relaxing. We stayed half board but also ate lunch at the hotel pool restaurant every day. It was excellent quality as was the evening meal. The bar staff were efficient and friendly and after the 2nd night knew our drinks order. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday but without children as there was nothing there to occupy them
Topm class riu
Top quality Hotel in good position. Excellent food and service. The best I have stayed in.
Just a wonderful experience
Just returned from Gran Canaria. Excellent hotel, comfortable, clean, with extremely professional staff, fine food, beautiful garden, nice ballroom and bars, close to everything, beach, restaurants, shopping centers. Hope to remake such a good experience. A heartly thanks to every person of the staff.
Service with a smile
Absolutely first-class hotel which was spotlessly clean and always fresh. All staff were friendly and efficient. The choice and quality of food was excellent as was the selection of drinks in the lounge bar. Overall a really top quality tourist hotel with many desirable amenities.