Hotel Gran Melia Palacio de Isora - a taste of luxury found on the west coast
When you're a hotel with a name like Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, you're bound to be a five-star establishment with luxurious rooms and facilities.
That's certainly true in this case. A relatively new hotel, it hugs the coast near the small village of Alcala, a bit further up from Playa de San Juan. (If you take the coast road from Las Americas to Los Gigantes, you'll pass through Alcala.)
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Its theme is that of a palace with pavilions, towers and gardens, the grand plan having been designed by renowned architect, Álvaro Sans. It promises luxury - and delivers.
All the accommodation in the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is in the form of suites. The standard ones consist of four different types.
Garden View Demi-Suites Overlooking the hotel's beautiful private gardens, offers luxuriously appointed accommodation, with private balcony or terrace
Ocean View Demi-Suites The same amenities as the Garden View, but with a stunning vista of the ocean
One Bedroom Master Suites Very spacious accommodation with separate bathroom with whirlpool bath, plus a private terrace with ocean or garden view
Two Bedroom Master Suites Essentially double everything in the one bedroom suite - two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two terraces
The hotel Gran Melia Palacio goes the extra mile and offers an even more luxurious option - and, for this reason, specifies that it is for adults only.
Red Level Demi-Suites All the amenities of the standard accommodation, plus the "Red Level" extras: Exclusive access to RedLevel Lounge Exclusive RedLevel pool access with pool concierge service, poolside bar and drink service Free use of Media Centre (internet, newspapers, library and board games) Daily breakfast buffet service, aperitifs and hors d'oeuvres Afternoon bar service Personal butler service In-room aromatherapy treatments Preferential reservations for restaurants, YHI Spa, activities and excursions Private car park Personal resort tour Personalized choice of mini-bar contents Personalized coffee-making service in the room Preparation of the Whirlpool bath Laundry and dry cleaning service Personalized wake-up calls
Ocean Front Garden Villas The absolute pinnacle of luxury. Extremely spacious units designed in a "loft" style, comprising bedrooms, sitting room, luxury bathroom, separate toilet and bidet (with telephone). There is a dining area in the garden and a private pool. In addition to all the "Red Level" amenities above, there are even more extras. Butler service, including ironing, shoe shining, packing and unpacking luggage, delivery of newspapers, mail and ice, preferential reservations for all the hotel facilities. Private pool service, comprising a concierge, personalised beds, drinks and snacks service, fresh fruit, sun block, water spray bottles and aromatic cold towels.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora offers no less than six very different eating places.
Nami Asian Bistro
Specialising in Asian cuisine, from countries such as Vietnam, China, Thailand and India. Enjoy superb examples of sushi and teppanyaki.
The hotel's top restaurant, with a Michelin Star chef in the kitchen. Specialising in Spanish cuisine. Reservations recommended.
Oasis Pool Grill
Poolside dining, featuring Mediterranean cuisine.
Serving French and Italian cuisine, plus a selection of Spanish tapas, this restaurant boasts superb views.
As the name suggests, food from all over the world, presented as a buffet. Open for breakfast and dinner every day.
Dama de Noche
An outdoor area, where you can enjoy cocktails and snacks.
There are a number of bars dotted about the hotel:
Nemos Bar Enjoy a drink whilst listening to soft piano and jazz music
Lava Disco Club Playing contemporary music, open till the early hours
Club Ocean Lounge Bar Chill out area with shows
Nami Bar Serving cocktails
Lotus Bar Situated in the lobby area
La Cava A wine bar
Pool Bar Serving drinks by the pool
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