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Meliá Salinas, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
In 1977, Meliá Salinas opened as Lanzarote's first five-star hotel. It's since become the only five-star Gran Lujo property on the island. This is the ultimate in luxury holiday accommodation. Recognised for adding to Lanzarote's artistic and cultural heritage, it fits into architect, artist and guardian of the island César Manrique's "art into nature, nature into art" philosophy. Green inside and out, it's the perfect example of the Canary Islands' paradise on earth. As an adults-only retreat, it's Costa Teguise at its most exclusive. It was the first hotel of a resort named after the old capital of Lanzarote, Teguise, 10 minutes inland. Created as a template for tourism in the island, it's confident and sophisticated, but understated too.
Playa de las Cucharas is popular with watersports enthusiasts because it offers the ideal conditions for activities like windsurfing.
Nestled between two sandy beaches, Playa de las Cuchara and Playa de los Charcos, it takes just 15 minutes to drive to the capital Arrecife.
By plane: flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester to Lanzarote take around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from Lanzarote airport. Private parking is 5€ per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
The murals of César Manrique in the lobby let you know that entering the Meliá Salinas isn't like entering any old hotel. If you want to know its origin story, the hotel's exhibitions shine a light on its far-from-humble beginnings.
Service & Facilities
Immersive Suda wellness exercises combine yoga and meditation for mind and body regeneration in a workout that's physical and spiritual.
- Two restaurants
- 'The Level' VIP service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Paid parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Level Presidential Villa is made up of two detached properties, and the grounds are home to 100 different species of plant, a private pool, and a volcanic shower. The Level Grand Suite shines when the sun goes down with two terraces to watch the stars at night from.leve
Meliá Room, Premium Room, Double Room, Junior Suite, Grand Suite, Penthouse Suite, Garden Villa, Presidential Villa
Facilities include: ensuite, terrace or balcony, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The Pool Bar is pure Polynesia with its thatched roof and al fresco bar stools, chairs, tables and sun loungers. The Level á la carte restaurant feels like dining in a private members' club. Its emphasis is on Mediterranean cuisine.
Mosaico: Mediterranean and international cuisine, buffet meals. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Level: à la carte Mediterranean dining, local produce.
Mosaico Bar: artisan cocktails and live music.