Gran Canaria is the perfect spot if you like hiking, windsurfing, diving and exploring or if you’re just a beach lover, here to soak in the warmth of the gorgeous sun. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, this Canarian Island attracts footfall the year through, because of its beautiful warm climate and its breathtaking landscapes, right from the lush greenery to the desert dunes to its plentiful, beautiful beaches.
It has all kinds of accommodation options to choose from, whether you prefer the luxury of a hotel, the privacy of a villa or the convenience of an vacation rental. Here’s our pick on the best places to stay in Gran Canaria:
This property from the famous hotel chain offers elegantly decorated rooms and suites with grand balconies and ocean views. The resort houses two outdoor pools with a poolside bar, a spa, gym and designated areas for various sports - both indoor and outdoor.
It has a rooftop restaurant, serving both local as well as international cuisine, which serves buffet meals four times a week and a set three-course menu for the remaining three days in the week. The suites include a kitchen with an induction hob, microwave, oven and coffee maker. Special dietary requirements are also taken care of on prior request. There is a mini market and gift shop on-site along with a beauty shop. Currency exchange and baby sitting services are also available
Guest Experience: “Beautifully laid out seafront gardens and pools. Luxurious rooms with large seaview balconies. Excellent breakfast buffet. Free parking always available. Mini market on site” - Gregor, UK (Booking.com)
This villa set amidst olive trees has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It houses an outdoor pool and waterfall. An outdoor grill is also available along with ample outdoor seating area. There is also a garden and orchard, plush with fruit trees and assorted vegetables. The kitchen is well equipped with an oven, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, coffee maker and required dishes and utensils. Internet, a TV, stereo, DVD Player, games and books are provided for the entertainment of guests.
Guest Experience: “We enjoyed our stay in this villa. It is somewhat remote which we liked. Around the villa, there are no other houses and so you can experience real silence here. The villa is well equipped and nicely decorated. The garden is pleasant and you get the view of the surrounding mountains. It is a 10 km drive on a very curvy and narrow road to get to the house. But otherwise it is very easy to get to any island attractions from there.” - Martin S (HomeAway.com)
Villa with pool, gardens and fruit trees
Top guest reviewsthe property is well furnished and comfortablethe cleanliness of the villas was fantasticit is kept clean and tidy
Host:eugenio the manager is very accommodating and was easily contactablea road is a little adventurous but it's worth it and eugenio is really nice and very helpfulRead more reviewsit is in a peaceful locationthis is a beautiful place to stay away from the hustle of the main tourist resortswe (a family of 4) spent a lovely holiday in this outstanding locationi have stayed in a number of villas before and this location is certainly the best
They have both two and one bedroom bungalows on offer. These are well equipped with a kitchenette, lounge area with a TV and a sofa bed. They have a large private terrace each. The bungalow complex has two outdoor pools, a poolside snack bar, an on-site supermarket and a buffet restaurant with a terrace. Parking is free at the site and there is also a free shuttle service for the guests along with car-hire facilities. Currency exchange services are also available on site. Pets are not allowed.
Guest Experience: “Quiet and calm holiday bungalows in a good location away from Playa del Ingles and just a fairly modest walk to the beach at Maspalomas. Free regular bus links to the beach and to Playa del Ingles, and also regular cheap taxis to anywhere. Lovely pool (though unheated). Good wifi. Cleaned almost every day. Pleasant and helpful staff.” - John, UK (Booking.com)
Located in the touristic town of Maspalomas, the bungalows are just a few minutes walk from a golf course, a tennis court and a shopping center. A free shuttle bus is available to the beach of Maspalomas and the centre of Playa del Inglés, as is a chargeable car hire service. The bungalows are either one bedroom or two bedroom properties and allow access to the resort’s heated swimming pool and poolside snack bar. Currency exchange services are also available on-site. Pets are not allowed.
Guest Experience: “Peaceful green oasis in Maspalomas. Lovely pool with views up to the mountains. Bungalows well equipped and comfy. Lovely patio area and full self catering facilities. Maid service every other day.” - Jennifer, UK (Booking.com)
Bungalows Cordial Sandy Golf
Address: Avenida Tjaereborg s/n
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Bar Process in place to check health of guests Car hire Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Parking
The property has on offer one, two and three bedroom apartments, each of which have a flat-screen TV and a private terrace and/or balcony. They also have a kitchen with a microwave, and a refrigerator is present in each unit. Daily maid service is available. No parking facilities are available on-site and it is a non-smoking property, and pets are not allowed
Guest Experience: “Christina (& the 2 other gentlemen) provided excellent service. Really friendly and we felt very welcomed. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We will come back!” - Daniela, UK (Booking.com)
Mannix Urban Apartments
Address: Veintinueve de Abril, 68
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays WiFi available in all areas Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies 24-hour front desk Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Fire extinguishers Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Lift
The hotel complex is built like a Canarian village and is set in tropical gardens. It has rooms done up in bright colors with individual balconies. The hotel features two outdoor pools, a fitness center and a spa with a hot tub, sauna and a wide a range of beauty treatments and aromatherapy. A chapel is also present on-site.
An a-la-carte restaurant as well as a buffet restaurant is available along with a pool bar and a lounge bar. Room service is also available and special dietary requirements can be taken care of on request. Bicycle and car rentals are available. There are shops on site as well as a gift and souvenir store. Pets are not allowed. There are facilities for disabled guests.
Guest Experience: “Fantastic buffet breakfast, attentive staff, wonderful pool and grounds, really lovely for a purpose built holiday resort. We stayed in the first building near to the pool and reception, which I think was very handy as it’s a big resort. Great Mojitos” - Tiffany, UK (Booking.com)
Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa
Address: Avenida los Marrero, 2
Process in place to check health of guests Air conditioning Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Lift WiFi available in all areas Solarium Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Special diet menus (on request)
Centrally set in a commercial area, this property offers one bedroom apartments, some of which have sea views. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, TV, WiFi and a safe. Most apartments have a private terrace while all have a shared rooftop sun-terrace for the guests to lounge at. There are facilities for disabled guests and currency exchange services available at the property. Car rentals are also available.
Guest Experience: “Excellent location, close to bus stop, very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and spacious bathroom as well as small kitchen. Beds are comfortable. Close to food stores. Can be highly recommended.” - Hans, Sweden (Booking.com)
Apartamentos Colón Playa
Address: Alfredo L. Jones, 45
CCTV in common areas All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Invoice provided 24-hour front desk Physical distancing rules followed Air conditioning Safety deposit box Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Located next to the Puerto Rico Marina, these fully air-conditioned suites are equipped with satellite TV and all necessary functionalities. Each suite has a small kitchen with an induction hob and a microwave. An in-house buffet restaurant that serves Mediterranean food and organizes themed dinners is present along with the Yacht Club Bar which also has board games and a big screen.
The property offers a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. There is an outdoor swimming pool, two outdoor spa baths, a fitness center and massage center for the guests. Facilities for disabled guests and car rental services are available too.
Guest Experience: “The rooms were well decorated and very clean and very spacious. Staff were excellent and very friendly and went out of their way to help, all in all this is a 1st class holiday hotel” - Martha, Ireland (Booking.com)
The property has elegantly furnished rooms with a pillow menu, flat screen satellite TV, a laptop safe and free water and coffee in the rooms. It has a rooftop outdoor pool and fitness center, sauna and hot tub. Guests have access to a fully equipped state-of-the-art gym also.
The in-house restaurant Gauguin offers modern dishes and the guests can enjoy their meals on the terrace while taking in a breathtaking view of the city. Room service is available, special dietary requirements can be taken care of on request, and packed lunches are also available. A snack bar is also available on site. Currency exchange services and babysitting facilities are available. Pets are allowed at additional charges.
Guest Experience: “Good hotel, close to the airport, beach just at the door and very pleasant. Rooms are nicely refurbished, staff is very kind and helpful.” - Andrea, Hungary (Booking.com)
The one bedroom bungalow is located in a private complex with 3 pools and a garden with hammocks for sunbathing. WiFi and a TV is available along with a kitchen with all essentials. Pets, smoking and events are allowed on the property and there is no additional charge for extra people. The city center, restaurants, beaches and supermarkets are all within walking distance.
Guest Experience: “Our trip at Alvaro’s place was amazing. We were greeted to a bottle of champagne when we checked in. Great area and lovely little place to stay. Alvaro was a brilliant host and drove us to the airport at the end of our stay. Would recommend this place to everyone!” - Ebun, City (Airbnb)
sun and relax in a private bungalow near the beachSan Bartolomé de Tirajana, Canarias, Spain
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning and wifi worked greatthe communal swimming pools are great and not busy at allclean sunny garden orange tree quiet nice pools not heated good location near well stocked supermarket bus stops amenitiesvery quiet a peaceful; well tended gardens and poolsa great garden and a very clean poolthe pool always quiet and clean
Host:alvaro was a wonderful host and very quick to respond to questionsalvaro was an excellent hostgreat bungalow and great host would definitely recommendalvaro was a great host with easy check inalvaro was a great host and very helpful and friendlyRead more reviewsthe location is perfect: not even a five minute walk to kasbah and maybe five minutes to yumboideal place for a couplethe location is fab with lots of things nearbyexcellent and also the locationmoreover the place is very private although located in a lively area
Gran Canaria is home to some amazing accommodations
Once you’re done exploring the picturesque landscapes and golden-sand beaches, make sure to book your stay in one of these top notch holiday accommodations, with something to suit every need.
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