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There is one sole member of The Leading Hotels of the World on Gran Canaria. That unique representative is the five-star Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia. Where else in the world can claim to have hosted the diverse talents of Bruce Springsteen and Mary Berry? A stay here feels special because you are made to feel number one. The hotel is low-level and unobtrusive. It's hidden away from the rest of the Maspalomas resort. Privacy is guaranteed. You can keep a low profile at this high-end establishment. It's a real Garden of Eden in a holiday hotspot that is more associated with mass tourism than select accommodation. The only thing climbing here is the bougainvillea, which drapes the elegant exterior.

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Matthew covers the Canary Islands and beyond. He relocated to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the mid-Noughties. Since then Matthew has reviewed more Canarian hotels than anyone else. He champions the archipelago's gastronomic scene. Matthew rates this the equal of the Basque Country and Catalonia.



Being so close to the bus station is convenient, especially for non-drivers, but staying here you're in your own bubble.

The hotel is set in tropical gardens, next to the Maspalomas Dunes and five minutes' walk from the beach.
By plane: flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Gran Canaria take around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from the airport. Free parking on site.

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Style & Character

Perfect for middle-aged and elderly couples looking for a break in the sun without the accompanying hustle and bustle of a larger hotel. The flower-adorned bridge over the swimming pool is a beautiful image which ups the romantic appeal of the hotel.

Service & Facilities

Sports-lovers will appreciate the gym/fitness terrace with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment, personal trainer, and a team of physiotherapists on hand.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa
  • Wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The fittingly lavish Presidential Suite has 400 square metres of private gardens complete with a hot tub and sun loungers. The slumbersome beds would entice Goldilocks to sleep, being neither too hard or too soft but just right.

Twin, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Master Suite, Presidential Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, L'Occitaine toiletries, balcony or terrace, TV, desk, hairdryer, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Head chef Wolfgang Grobaeur's photographic memory recalls what he last served - and we love the detailed sketches he has of his latest culinary creations. A strudel of sweet potatoes, port wine cherries and sweet onions is the perfect blend of an international dish with local ingredients.

The restaurant: authentic Canarian cuisine, international dishes, seafood. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
Pool bar: tapas, homemade snacks. Open daily for lunch.

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