Located just a few steps from the famous beach of Maspalomas and with gorgeous views of the famous sand dunes on one side and the mountains of Gran Canaria on the other, this luxury boutique hotel combines world-class comfort with all the amenities demanding guests have come to expect. The Grand Hotel Residencia lies in the south of the island amidst a 1,000 year old palm oasis that is also a nature preserve. The beautiful beach and famous sand dunes of Maspalomas are just a few minutes away on foot. As the first and only Leading Small Hotel of the World in Gran Canaria, this jewel among the Seaside Hotels Collection will captivate you with its extraordinary architecture. The two-story villas, kept in a Spanish/Moorish style, designed and furnished by the French designer and architect Alberto Pinto, are embedded in a tropical garden. The heart of this lovely resort landscape is the spacious heated freshwater pool with its expansive sun terrace where you will find plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas for your relaxation (free-of-charge).
The 71 two-person rooms, furnished exclusively in the Spanish-Moorish style, all offer a view either of the dunes, the garden and the pool or of the backcountry and lovely mountains of Gran Canaria. Outside, all rooms offer guests either a balcony or a pleasant, private and protected patio with stylish teak-wood furniture. Inside, there is as either air-conditioning or individually controlled heating through hot-water radiators. Guests will also find satellite TV, a radio, CD and cassette player, 2 telephones, one with voice-mail, a no-fee safe, a mini-bar as well as a computer and Internet link in every room. The Colonial style bathrooms all have a bathtub and separate toilette, as well as in-floor heating on the ground floor. Bathrobes, bath slippers and blow dryer are, of course, also available in every bathroom. The hotel also has two double rooms with access for disabled guests. The 17 spacious Junior Suites offer guests generous living and sleeping spaces. With the amenities of other two-person rooms, the suites offer in addition, a separate shower and a bathtub with massaging jets.
Food & Beverage
Connoisseurs choose the Grand Hotel Residencia primarily for its exquisite cuisine. Your palate will be genuinely pampered with authentic Canary Island specialities but also with the best in international cuisine. The hotel’s cuisine has already won a number of awards. Start your day off right with a tempting breakfast buffet on the terrace and a sweeping view across the garden to the mountains of Gran Canaria. Snacks, tapas and light meals are being served all year round at the pool snack bar. For dinner there are exquisite table d’hote or a-la-carte menus, as well as regular barbeque buffets that can be served outside under the stars or in an exclusive, fully air-conditioned restaurant. Whether it is pool-side refreshments and tropical cocktails you want, or perhaps light snacks for lunch, or just afternoon coffee and tea with homemade cakes, cookies or superb sweets from the in-house patisserie, you will always enjoy the same perfect service and the exquisite cuisine you have come to expect from the name Seaside. Enjoy the evening in a refined atmosphere at the Piano Bar.
Sports & Leisure
Thanks to the mild weather, golfers can indulge in their favourite sport the whole year long on Gran Canaria. Six excellent golf courses are available to golfing guests, as well as special green fee discounts. Besides bridge, boccia and shuffleboard directly at the hotel, the neighbouring hotel Palm Beach offers a tennis court (for a charge) as well as many other leisure activities. The opportunities for outings and day trips are virtually endless. Whether it is mountain hiking, sailing or diving, camel safaris, Jeep safaris, tours in a convertible, mountain-biking, cultural events in the old town of Las Palmas, the Cave Festival or a trip to Marrakech-Gran Canaria has something for everyone the year round.
Fitness & Health
In the Therapy and Wellness Centre, you will find a wide range of programmes, all under medical supervision, of course. Besides Thalassic and algae therapies, hydro-massage, mud bath and massage, Rasul and Cleopatra bath as well as Hamam, relax area, general and internal medical treatments, rejuvenation programmes and gastrointestinal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are available. Special beauty and health programmes for Him and Her, implantation remedies and physical therapy round out this extraordinary health and fitness offer. A fitness area outside is available for your relaxation and regeneration, as well as a separate gym room inside and a heated salt water pool with underwater massaging jets, a sauna and steam bath free-of-charge.
Facilities & Services
Library with free Internet access and printer, bridge room, cosmetic salon, hairdressing salon, boutique, hotel physician, subterranean garage (free of charge), babysitting upon request, room service, laundry service, and shoe-cleaning service. Dogs up to 5 kg (12 lbs.) in weight on request and for a fee.
Useful Information on Distances
Only around 200 metres (600 ft.) to the sandy beach and the dunes, 38 km (25 miles) to the Las Palmas airport, 5 km (3 miles) to Playa del Ingles, 60 km (38 miles) to the capital Las Palmas, public bus service available.
Bed & Breakfast / Half Board