Seaside Palm Beach Hotel Review

Posted on Sep 10 2016 - 3:55pm by Ave
RATING
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
  • Room
  • Sleep Quality
  • Food

**HLA received no compensation for this Seaside Palm Beach hotel review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway in a Seaside Palm Beach Maspalomas luxury hotel. There are hundreds of hotels in Gran Canaria and making a decision in which hotel to stay is difficult.

We have stayed in several hotels already and were looking something different this time. Our daughter usually travels with us, but she was already in a nearby hotel with her grandparents, so we decided to enjoy some alone time.

The Seaside Palm Beach Hotel

Seaside Palm Beach hotel building & pool

Seaside Palm Beach hotel building & parasols

The Seaside Palm Beach is a 5-star luxury hotel that was built in 1975 and fully reformed in 2002. The hotel belongs to Design Hotels group and is listed as one of the best hotels in Gran Canaria.

The hotel complex itself is quite small, consisting of 382 rooms, 5 pools, spa & wellness center, fitness center,  boutiques, hairdresser, 3 restaurants and 2 bars among other facilities.

The resort has a wide array of sport and leisure activities to choose from – open-air fitness center under the palms, tennis court, outdoor chess, table tennis, shuffleboard, yoga and Thai Chi classes and water gymnastics.

Live music and shows are offered after dinner.

Seaside hotels also have an amazing Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia*****GL right next door to Palm Beach. Hope we can visit this hotel in the future too!

Check-In

Compared to other luxury hotels, the check-in area is really small and welcoming. There were plenty of people attending and we didn’t have to wait for our check in.

  • My husband made the reservation through email and somehow there was a little mix-up and we ended up with a better room than we had paid for. Lucky us!

The check-in staff was really friendly and explained small details about the hotel, breakfast and dinner options, spa and we were given a hotel map too. They also offered us a complimentary glass of champagne.

What we really loved is that the hotel offers free parking. It’s not easy to find a parking space in the area and usually the hotel parking costs between 10-15€ ( $11-$17) per day. So having a free parking was a great surprise!

The Room

Seaside Palm Beach hotel room

Thanks to the mix-up, we had a chance to stay in one of the luxury double rooms. There are 91 rooms of this type in Seaside Palm Beach and they are located on the floors 5 to 7. They are quite big with their 25 m² (260ft²) and adding a furnished balcony, there is plenty of room twin bed, office desk and for a little sitting corner nook.

All the rooms, no matter the category, have air conditioning (on our room it wasn’t cooling the air much), phone, minibar, satellite TV, huge closets and free WIFI. Our room also had a DVD player and there was a possibility to choose different movies they had at the concierge.

Seaside Palm Beach luxury bathroom

Bathroom

The bathroom was a little bit small for our taste, but it was really well equipped! The design of the bathroom was really beautiful and all the amenities weighted up the size of the bathroom. Starting from the normal things like hair dryer, slippers, and a bathrobe, there was also a magnifying mirror with LED lights, a digital scale, and L`Occitane amenities. I really hoped for a room with a bathtub, but unfortunately, it just had a shower.

  • I have to say that the shower wall was really narrow and after taking a shower, the bathroom floor was wet.

Maybe it was because of the great water pressure! Really loved that!

Terrace

Our terrace had a direct view of the pool and dining area and was furnished with two comfortable armchairs and a table. I would suggest them to add some kind of drying rack for the swimming clothes.

Seaside Palm Beach view from the balcony

As our terrace was just above the breakfast and dinner area, there was a little bit of noise from the restaurant staff. You can’t hear it when the terrace door is closed, but as our air conditioning was not working well, we had the door open at nights and in the early morning we heard how the staff was preparing for the breakfast.

Also, the pool facing rooms can hear the nightly entertainment from their terrace. It’s great if you want to relax in your room after the dinner, but if you want to head to sleep early or have kids who need sleep, the music might be annoying. The good thing is that the live shows end around 22:30, so it’s not that late either.

Seaside Palm Beach night view from the balcony

Seaside Palm Beach night view of the African Bar

The hotel gave us complementary water and fruits on arrival day. Also, our bed was turned down and the housekeeping left water and chocolates on our nightstands every night. The wet towels were changed, and skincare products were stocked twice a day – what a service!

Food & Drinks

As I mentioned above, the Seaside Palm Beach hotel has 3 restaurants and 2 bars. The room we chose was half board, so breakfasts and dinners were included, but there is an option to change your dinner for a lunch instead. I have to say that my husband chose this hotel for our stay for its great gastronomy reviews.

I’m not sure, but it looked to us, that the food selection was highly influenced by hotel’s German customers. Not that we were complaining! The black bread selection and the desserts were amazing!

We ate in the main restaurant (actually a huge open-air terrace) for both breakfast and dinner.

We chose a table near to the pool, it was more tranquil and the view was great, the only downside being that it was a smoking area. We were lucky and when we were enjoying our breakfast, there were no people smoking.

Seaside Palm Beach breakfast by the pool

Breakfast

The breakfast buffet was really mouthwatering! From the usual eggs and bacon to pancakes, churros, and waffles, to freshly pressed juices and personalized french omelets, there are dishes to every taste. They don’t have the usual selection of donuts, chocolate filled croissants and muffins, instead they offered a multitude of different German style sweet buns, stritzels, and sweet breads.

  • The only negative point I’d like to bring out about the breakfast was that there was a waiting time for warm food. It’s normal that when you want a french omelet with the ingredients of your choice, you have to wait, but there shouldn’t be a waiting time for sausages and bacon that are one of the most popular breakfast foods. Normally the hotels have eggs, bacon and sausages already prepared and you take as much as you want, here you had to ask the amount you wanted, and the chef prepares it for you.

Dinner

The first dinner was à la carte. The hotels we have stayed before normally offer buffet dinner, so à la carte dinner was something new for us. I was afraid that there might be dishes that I don’t like and I’ll be hungry, but I have to say that I was totally wrong.

Seaside Palm Beach dinner menu

Seaside Palm Beach dinner

There were 3 courses and in every course you could select between 2-3 dishes. The dessert part was a buffet with tons of delicious pastries and sweets.

The second dinner was a barbecue-themed buffet. There was a huge variety of grilled meats, ribs, baked potatoes, salads and also typical Spanish paella, papas arrugadas con mojo, and a wide selection of seafood too. I’d say that the dessert buffet was a little bit poorer compared to the first night’s one.

Seaside Palm Beach BBQ dinner

We didn’t use the hotel bars but enjoyed a couple of cocktails and beers while lounging by the pool.  All the drinks are served with snacks like chips, olives or a selection of nuts. The prices of the drinks were between 5-7€ ($6-$8).

  • The lobby area has several tables where you can find apples for snacking. Not sure if they are there always, or it depends on the season.

Pools

The Seaside Palm Beach hotel has 5 pools – baby pool, children’s pool, heated freshwater pool, saltwater pool and brine pool. As we did not have our daughter with us this time, we can’t tell anything about the children’s pool, but we did try out other 3 pools.

In general, the pools are really great! Even if the pools are not really big ones, they never feel crowded.

  • There are more than enough sunbeds and parasols for everyone and what we really loved was how friendly and helpful the pool staff was. They brought us sun lounger cushions without asking and also added towels to the loungers – that has happened in no hotel we have visited before. They also helped people to move their belongings to other loungers if needed or changed the parasol position when the sun changed its direction. Excellent service!

We spent most of the time enjoying the saltwater pool. This pool is heated to 30°C, has underwater massage jets and it’s for adults only! The pool is surrounded by palm trees that keep the general pool noises away. It’s a perfect place for relaxing!

Seaside Palm Beach saltwater pool

We also tried out the brine pool. It’s hidden in a little palm grove, the water temperature is between 30°C – 33°C and this pool is adults only. Next to the brine pool, there is an artificial beach for people who want to enjoy peace and quiet.

Seaside Palm Beach brine pool

Seaside Palm Beach artificial beach & gym

Near these pools, there is also a spa, nudist zone, and several saunas.

The general pool is also heated (24°C) and it’s a place where most of the people spend their time. There is a special area for kids with shallow water and there is also a little artificial island with palm trees, that give shade.

Near-By Facilities

The hotel is situated next to the Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas and the Pond of Maspalomas. The beautiful Maspalomas beach is just 2 min walk from the hotel. There is a supermarket on the way to the beach. A short walk (10min) takes you to the Maspalomas lighthouse and a colourful pedestrian avenue full of shopping opportunities.

In Conclusion

Seaside Palm Beach is a hotel we recommend without a doubt!

The hotel is really great, but for me, the staff makes it the best hotel I have stayed in. While it’s family friendly, I recommend staying here with your significant other or by yourself, to take advantage of the adults only area too.

  • free WIFI on all hotel territory
  • the best staff we have ever seen
  • more than enough sun loungers and parasols
  • comfortable & clean rooms
  • L`Occitane amenities
  • heated fresh and saltwater pools
  • delicious food
  • room cleaned twice a day
  • free parking

  • no bathtub
  • shower door too narrow – wet bathroom floor
  • AC not working well
  • waiting time for the warm food during the breakfast

Web: http://www.hotel-palm-beach.co.uk/

Address: Avenida del Oasis s./n. 35100 Meloneras, Gran Canaria, España

Phone: 0034-928-72 10 32

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  • Christine Tatum

    What a fun getaway. I usually like smaller hotels. I am surprised with how many pools they have at this hotel. I do love that they offer yoga and Thai chi classes. Thanks for this honest review!

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    What a beautiful hotel! I totally in love with the decor and color of the rooms, and the seaside beach is really beautiful and quite peaceful. I wish I also have a getaway like this.

  • What a beautiful hotel!! I love beach getaways, I love to listen to ocean, and looks like so much to do in the hotel too!

  • GameOnMom

    I’m happy to hear you had a good experience with the staff there. Good customer service is becoming increasingly difficult to find, so that’s really good news.

  • Michele

    Definitely sounds like a place that I would enjoy–especially the Adult only Pools and Lounge areas. I would probably try to make sure my room was not facing the nosier areas. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay there–especially the great service.

  • It looks like a great place to go to for a languid getaway. The food shots were tantalizing too.
    Eliz Frank

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Oooooo what a fabulous hotel!!!! I just love Palm beach! I wil have to stay here next time!

  • I love that the pool facing rooms can hear the nightly entertainment. That’s great if you just want to relax on the terrace of your room.

  • Neely

    I love those photos! The hotel looks really gorgeous and well maintained. The food also looks delicious! I am for sure book marking this for our next vacation!

  • Scrolling through this post I have to admit that the thing that stood out the most was the Paella! I would stay there just for that, lol! Your photos are great and I think they really depict what the hotel looks like in real life.