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Meliá Salinas

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our third time at the Salinas and as LEVEL gold card holders we booked the Level Sanctuary service once again. There have been changes at the hotel for level guests over the past 2 years and although some changes are an improvement not all are. We were under the impression the hotel was finally closing down for the much needed refurbishment of the main hotel areas and lagoon pool. However once there we were told they weren't closing after all, so not sure when, if ever this work will be carried out! The changes to the surround of the level pool are lovely and a big improvement, the addition of a small private area for level guests to breakfast away from the mass canteen style restaurant is a great idea and they offer table service from a small menu, which again is a lovely idea. However the end of our stay ran into the start of the Easter break and the volume of people using this space increased and I'm not sure how relaxing this area will be at height of tourist season. The same area is used for the 1 hours aperitif and canapé slot (5-6pm) and this certainly becomes cramped with people looking to sit and relax. An idea would be to move the gentleman pouring the drinks away from the canapés so you don't get the awful queues around this area. I also feel the reduction of the evening complimentary drinks slot from 2 hours to 1 hour is a huge mistake. It feels very rushed and monitored by staff as people try to get their drink/canapés. I remember when you were trusted to serve yourself!!! They have also removed the complimentary drinks and fresh fruit from around the level pool. You can now only get tea, coffee and water. (sparkling water and all other drinks are now charged) This used to be such a lovely treat to have a complimentary glass of cava or a chilled beer around the pool in the afternoon. This is still a feature at many Level services at other hotels so a shame they have removed it here. The refurbished rooms are modern and clean, although the furniture was a bit random in our Level Junior Suite. (only 1 chair at the dining room table) and the wet bar being placed in the middle of the room! The shower was great, but leaked during every use. The reason this hotel still gets 4 stars though is all down to the staff. They are simply some of the best at any hotel I have stayed. The girls in the level work long hours and are always friendly and smiling, the waiting staff are helpful and pleasant, the cleaning staff are great and the Pool boy/s around the level pool are always looking for things to do and helping clear up after guests. The staff are what truly make this hotel so I thank them again for a lovely stay.

We stayed for 9 nights, returning on the 23rd March. We have been regular visitors to Lanzarote for many years, owning our own apartment for the last 12 years. We sold this in February and finding ourselves with flights booked it was with a little trepidation that we came back so soon. Being very familiar with the resort we booked Salinos. For us this was about staying in the first hotel built in Costa Teguise, with its Cesar Manrique heritage, for us it embodies the Island. We were not disappointed, we had a refurbished room (216) this looked towards the pool and beach. We chose to stay B&B as we like to visit local restaurants. The buffet breakfast was very comprehensive, catering for a wide variety of tastes. Parts of the hotel are showing signs of its age, but it still has a lot of character and for us that was perfect. The only disappointment for us was the night we had a meal in the hotel (Casa Nostra), we booked through reception having received a flyer under our door. We were advised that they were fully booked until 9pm. On arrival at the restaurant we felt that the waiting staff were more interested in finishing the service and setting up for breakfast, having said that the food was fine, but if you are prepared to go out you can find better, and a little cheaper. Overall the hotel was lovely, the staff very conscientious, and I hope that the programmed renovation dose not lose the essence of the hotel. The lady that looked after our room was lovely. We will be back.

Just spent an overall enjoyable 5 nights in the Melia Salinas & to be honest, for what we paid , it was worth the money ( We paid extra on arrival for a higher sea-view refurbished room! ) It was for me personally a bit of a "Marmite" experience, the Architecturally designed Hotel didn't quite work in my opinion. Although quite a unique and pleasant central atrium , the hotel structure was bordering on Brutalist in design, most often quite dark and appeared dingy & unwelcoming once you left the main reception area. The breakfast was well presented with ANY and ALL tastes well catered for, The room was excellent , modern, clean and well furbished .As most current reviews have mentioned the main structure and outside areas really do need some investment and updating, The hotel was running at 100% capacity, but we hardly saw anyone for the 6 days we were there ? The sunbeds are abysmal for a 5* just uncovered fine webbed which the singe ( strictly allocated within two separate hourly periods during the day ) barely touched ! so a comfortable day's sunbathing was not really an option. There is a good little ancillary bar sponsored by the Hotel down a few stairs which helps break the day & ease the stiff backs ! but, in fairness, we much prefer an extremely quite vacation so all this worked very well for us.

We stayed here for a week in March, we had one of the refurbished rooms. The hotel is closing for a complete refurb. Its a gorgeous hotel, the green oasis in middle of hotel is unique. Food was great & location great its right on beach. One complaint! At the prices you pay for this 5 star hotel there should be complimentary water in rooms & at dinner!! A disgrace having to pay for large bottles at dinner.

Overall impression has been unchanged since our previous visit - we came to Salinas last year and was so impressed we returned this year! The only comment to be made on the downside was that the hotel was not anywhere near full and as a consequence lacked a little in the atmosphere department. But - all other aspects of our holiday we consider to be excellent and were treated In a very professional manner. Many thanks Selinas

We have just returned from a 10 day All Inclusive stay at the Melia Salinas. It is a lovely hotel with a unique tropical oasis in the centre of the main area complete with water features and resident frogs (or toads!) who like to croak a cheerful chorus for a couple of hours each evening! We loved it! The rooms are recently refurbished to a great standard and have one of the most comfortable beds we have slept in. A little lack of space to store your cases but aside from that is was kept spotlessly clean. We had a problem with our shower, which leaked all over the floor when you used it. However, the Reception staff were swift to move us to a room which had a better view and more sunshine on the balcony during the day. It is best to ask for an even numbered room if you can. The food and drinks were of a good quality - branded spirits and soft drinks, cocktails, quality Cava and local beer. we didn't have any problem finding things to eat each evening and my husband particularly enjoyed choosing cuts of meat which were then cooked while he waited. Staff in the main restaurant were great. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool and you are give towel in your room at the start of your stay to use. The staff at the pool bar were great, we often ate there at lunchtime and the food was freshly cooked. It is easy to go out and about as the Hotel is in a good location. We couldn't help being disappointed in a couple of areas though. This hotel caters for All Inclusive and half board. If you are inclusive, you wear a wrist band. The menu at the pool bar (for more snack style of eating during the day) was not totally covered by the inclusive option, although there was a reasonable amount of choice. The A La Carte Italian restaurant was the same - inclusive guests had buffet starter and desserts to choose from and only some of the main courses. You had to pay if you wanted anything different. Not just a supplement either. Also, we found the service very poor in comparison to the main restaurant. The entertainment at 9.30 each evening was in the Onyx Lounge. We enjoyed it but there was nothing before hand to engage your interest and consequently, most people seemed to leave before it started. When you first take a seat in the Onyx lounge, a waiter will come to ask what you would like to drink, and is quite swift to fulfil your order. However, trying to get their attention when you have finished and would like another is very difficult. I would hasten to add that we aren't particularly quick drinkers, nor were we aiming to get drunk - we just wanted to enjoy our evenings. Most evenings there were only around 12- 20 people in the entire room so the excuse cannot be that they were too busy. There was one exception to this, a younger waiter who was cheerful, friendly and attentive. Towards the end of our stay my husband took to going to the bar himself to order drinks rather than try to attract their attention. Even then, on one occasion he ordered a glass of red wine. It was poured for him, but when the waiter spotted his all inclusive band, he change it for a glass from a different bottle! We were not the only inclusive guests to be treated this way and it seemed to all of us that the staff were far quicker to attend to people who were paying for their drinks on he half board option. They need to be reminded that all inclusive guests have already paid in advance for theirs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Melia Salinas and if it wasn't for the few issues noted above, we would have rated it 5. Even so, we would be more than happy to return again next year.

The hotel itself was very good , I think we were upgraded as the room we were given was brand new with robes and slippers ...room 165. very nice with free WiFi in the room ( connected a fire stick to tv.... just incase weather was bad....although there are 4 British tv channels ). Pools are salt water and very nice never any trouble getting a sunbed and a towel service for the beds( get a few towels as beds ate very uncomfortable).Nice and quiet around the pools. Food in the hotel: Breakfast, very good , omelette station, plenty of choice for everyone waiter service for tea coffee and even bottles of cava available for breakfast, never felt rushed or overcrowded when we were there and plenty of seating. Dinner, was OK....seems that every 3 days it cycles back, some lovely food on the cold counter , salads , meats, cheeses and sauces and different themes most nights, and the cooking station was good fillet steak one night...but that gets samey....chicken and pork most nights. Carvery station was a bit hit and miss one night the roast pork was melt in the mouth ....next day the turkey was awful....veal nearly everyday....lamb once in the week. TIP....dont salt your food before tasting it lol! Hot food is never hot.Only Luke warm. Don't get me wrong I'm not fussy and ate very well every night....just giving my honest review, we were half board but at dinner had to pay for water at the table €3.90 a go which we found a bit sharp as you get free water coffee tea and fruit juice at breakfast.. We spent over €90 on soft drinks,there is a hotel immediately infront of the hotel across the road, empty your fridge in room and stock up and just ask for cups with ice at the pool bar....much cheaper. TIP: If you have an evening flight email the hotel and ask for late check out ...we did till 4pm at a cost of €35 but at the hotel there was alot of confusion from staff who were charging €35 till 2pm and €50 till 4pm or 6pm

Excellent all round. Room, service, staff, cleanliness, food all great. Put flowers & Cava in room for partner's birthday without asking. Evening entertainment was a bit tame for us & not many options in the resort in March, but to be honest we were just happy to enjoy the nice food and have a couple of drinks in the evenings.

Lovely location for a week away, being right on the beach with a large "lagoon" style swimming/sunbathing garden area. Loads of cafes and bars are within a few minutes walk, and the main town 5 - 10 minutes walk away. It is a purpose built tourist town, but is reasonably attractive and worth exploring. The staff are friendly, professional and helpful, perhaps not quite as numerous as in a truly "luxury hotel" - but who wants to pay to have the loo paper folded each morning. Our room was not large, but perfectly adequate and well laid out for convenience, except not enough hooks for towels, dressing gowns, hats etc.. Slept well. Some rooms have been modernised in an ongoing programme, losing baths and gaining proper showers. They look a lot more up to date, but some of the public areas are looking a bit tired. The breakfast and dinner buffets wanted for nothing, but it is a buffet which I find a little wearisome after a week. However the food was good, with many things cooked to order. The general atmosphere was "cosier" than the size of the place would suggest. Staff and other guests soon became familiar and the incorporation of internal gardens and artwork made for a very relaxed atmosphere. We would go there again.

A good, comfortable room on the first floor(lift available) with balcony in a good, clean, well run hotel of excellent design. The staff were friendly and helpful, it was pleasantly full but not crowded, and other guests on the whole were reasonably dressed and well behaved. The food was good,with plenty of choice and well presented. An excellent pool, good tennis courts, close to the beach (50m). Outside was a good shopping Mall within easy walking with chemist and bank. Car hire was cheap and much easier for seeing the island than the very expensive bus tours, except you need to be in a bus to get into thermal area. Pool bearable in March but sea cold.There is a good spa, massage, hairdresser, etc.

Avda Islas Canarias S/n Teguise Lanzarote

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Las Cucharas Beach, Meliá Salinas is within 2 miles (3 km) of AquaPark Costa Teguise. This 270-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 4 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Costa Teguise Golf Club and Telamon Shipwreck.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 4 restaurants, including Spices Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine, and Casa Nostra with pleasing garden views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

All 270 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Desks are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Meliá Salinas enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a health club, and a sauna. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3520 reviews