10 Playa Meloneras

Key Takeaways

  • The H10 Playa Meloneras has an amazing variety of pools, including a lazy river, waterfall, and pool with inflatable slide that provided endless entertainment.
  • The fantastic breakfast buffet and dinner selections, including a chocolate fountain, exceeded expectations.
  • Convenient underground parking, multi-level design, and on-site shops made things easy for families.
  • Despite some complaints, we experienced excellent soundproofing and heard no outside noise from clubs.
  • The kids activities and pool bar kept my son engaged for hours while I relaxed poolside.
  • The rooms, views, location, amenities and service combined to make multiple memorable vacations over the years.


As a repeat visitor to the H10 Playa Meloneras in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, I can’t say enough wonderful things about this hotel! My husband, young son and I have been coming here for years, often bringing along my parents as well. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve visited this outstanding hotel together as a family. Each stay has been better than the last thanks to the amazing pools, kid-friendly environment, delicious dining options, and superior service. Read on for my enthusiastic first-hand account of why I unequivocally recommend the H10 Playa Meloneras for an unforgettable Gran Canaria family vacation!

Pools Upon Pools!

Without a doubt, our favorite part of staying at the H10 Playa Meloneras is the phenomenal pools. There is such an incredible variety, with options perfect for everyone in our family. As soon as we arrived on our first visit, I could tell this was no ordinary hotel pool scene.

For starters, there are multiple outdoor pools interconnected by small lazy rivers that my son loves floating along in his inner tube. One of the pools has a waterfall feature which is so cool to swim under and get a quick “massage.” My parents enjoy the whirlpool for a soothing soak. And the adults-only pool provides my husband and I a peaceful child-free zone to read and relax in silence.

But the *piece de resistance* was the day one of the the outdoor pools  featuried a huge inflatable play structure and waterslide! My son spends hours climbing, sliding, and splashing here until his little hands and feet are pruney. The lifeguards keep a close watch, which lets me relax poolside while my son plays happily.

The variety of pools means there’s something exciting for everyone. We spend most of our days blissfully alternating between swimming, sunbathing, and playing in the water features. The amazing pools are definitely the highlight of our stays!

Kid-Friendly Features

In addition to the sensational pools equipped for kids, the H10 Playa Meloneras stands out for all its family-friendly amenities. There’s an indoor kids’ play area with toys, games and a TV when they need a break from the sun. Organized activities like painting and scavenger hunts at the kids’ club provide entertainment as well. Parents can even get some “me time” while the kids are looked after.

The poolside snack bar has a section just for children, with stools and tables at their height along with a menu of simple food they actually enjoy eating! No chicken fingers and fries here – think fresh fruit, smoothies, grilled cheese sandwiches cut into fun shapes and other healthier grab-and-go meals that both kids and parents approve of.

Small touches like smoothie samples in the lobby, a gift shop filled with pool toys and candy, and entertainment like magic shows make kids feel special. The hotel always provides my son with a welcome pack containing cool things like sunglasses and beach toys upon check-in too. He loves spotting the hotel’s mascot, Domi the seal, around the resort as well!

The H10 Playa Meloneras knows how to make families with children feel welcome. Their amenities cater to kids so parents can actually relax and enjoy themselves.

Dining Delights

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach – and the H10 Playa Meloneras conquers my heart with every incredible meal here!

Let’s start with the breakfast buffet, which is fit for royalty. An endless array of cooked-to-order egg dishes, piles of pastries, mountains of fresh fruit, charcuterie and cheeses, smoked salmon, made-to-order smoothies, and so much more. My son especially loves the chocolate fountain where he can dip fruit and marshmallows to start the day on a sweet note! No matter what you crave for breakfast, you’ll find it here.

Come dinnertime, we are spoiled for choice between the a la carte restaurants like the Italian option, poolside grill eatery, and international buffet. Special themed dinner nights, like Mexican food with a live Mariachi band and Brazilian churrascaria complete with samba dancers, make every evening unique and fun. The Brazilian restaurant carving endless meat tableside is a favorite for us carnivores!

And I can’t forget to mention the poolside bar. This is an essential stop for an afternoon snack or cocktail to enjoy in the sunshine. We love the made-to-order grilled sandwiches and thebartender makes a mean virgin pina colada for my son. Happy hour drink specials are an extra treat!

With such an abundance of mouthwatering dining choices, we look forward to every breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The food options and quality exceed expectations.

Convenient Design

I’ve really come to appreciate the thoughtful design and convenient amenities of the H10 Playa Meloneras. For example, the multi-level layout makes getting around easy – you can access different floors via outdoor staircases and ramps. Elevators are plentiful as well.

The hotel has its own large, free underground parking garage so you needn’t pay or hunt for street parking anywhere nearby. Given the hotel’s proximity to the beach and attractions, we usually leave our rental car parked here the whole trip and just walk or cab around.

Small conveniences like an on-site store selling essentials like sunscreen, snacks, beach toys, magazines and cigarettes delight me. When my son suddenly wanted goggles to use in the pool, we easily grabbed a pair here rather than trek anywhere else.

The lobby staff provide knowledgeable recommendations and make reservations for activities, shows and restaurants around the island. The concierge service eliminates so much stress when planning excursions.

With its thoughtful layout, free parking and convenient amenities all in one place, the H10 Playa Meloneras makes vacationing here a breeze.

Fabulous Rooms

After long days filled with poolside fun and island adventures, we all look forward to returning to our comfortable accommodations. The rooms provide a welcomed sense of peace, relaxation and privacy.

My husband and I appreciate the adults-only room section, where we enjoy queen or king-sized beds, a private balcony, and upscale toiletries. During daytime siestas, the blackout curtains and superior soundproofing allow for uninterrupted rest.

When we visit as a family, the connecting rooms work excellently. My son has his own separate room with twin beds, TV and bathroom. At night we open the adjoining door between our rooms so he feels close by if needed.

Some rooms we’ve stayed in have direct pool access or rooftop hot tubs, which are divine. But even the standard rooms have a lovely layout and design, not to mention pristine cleaning by the attentive staff.

After hearing some reviews complain of noise from nearby nightclubs, I was pleased to confirm the rooms are indeed impressively soundproof. We don’t hear a peep from outside once we are in our rooms relaxing – just the soothing sound of the waves.

Service With a Smile

They say service sets good hotels apart from great ones. The H10 Playa Meloneras falls squarely into the “great” category thanks to its friendly, welcoming, and thoughtful service. The staff exhibit professionalism while also providing a warm, personalized touch.

Everyone we’ve interacted with – from front desk personnel to wait staff to housekeepers – has been outgoing and seemed genuinely happy to be there. They remember small details about repeat guests and go the extra mile to ensure you’re satisfied. I’m always touched by little surprises left in our room, like a sweet treat for my son or champagne for my husband and I.

The service here contrasts sharply with some other large hotels, where staff can’t be bothered or act robotic. At H10 Playa Meloneras, exceptional service enhances an already incredible experience. Their outstanding hospitality keeps us coming back year after year.

Why I Recommend It

Let me count the ways I enthusiastically recommend the H10 Playa Meloneras for your Gran Canaria family vacation!

First, the amazing pools offer nonstop fun in the sun for all ages. For families, the kid-friendly amenities make life easy and allow actual relaxation. The convenient layout and underground parking provide smooth logistics.

The rooms provide tranquility and luxury no matter your budget. Dining leaves you satisfied morning, noon and night. Of course, the dreamy beachfront location on Maspalomas beach is a tropical paradise.

But what truly sets it apart is the thoughtful staff. Their top-notch service and welcoming spirit mean you leave not just as a guest, but as a member of the H10 family.

Take it from a repeat visitor who’s been lucky enough to spend many family vacations here over the years – you absolutely want to experience the H10 Playa Meloneras for yourself! I have no doubt it will exceed your expectations and provide unforgettable memories, just as it has for my family.