LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIAS, SPAIN: Most visitors to this Island are tourists here to enjoy the exotic beaches of Southern Gran Canary, while the wild and adventures north part of the island is less known for a sun seeker. I took my travelling gear and set course for Gran Canary’s largest city to test two of the best hotels in Las   Palmas. Needless to say, the time spent in this amazing city gave all kinds of experiences. From the city beach of Las Canteras to the magnificent and stunning buildings in the Old Town, also known as Vegueta.

The city of Las Palmas has it all and two premium hotels, Reina Isabel and Sercotel Christiana, both next to the main hotspots on the city beach. Today it is all about Reina Isabel, rated as 4 stars, with 225 guest rooms and part of the hotel chain Bull Hotels.

Book this hotel here: Hotel Reina

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Location

Hotel Reina Isabel is located right on the beachfront, any better would be a crime. Free parking and Wi-fi are provided.  The Airport is 25-minute drive away.

Room
My room has been through the glory days, but still great for a city hotel: However, most of the rooms have an amazing se view.

Food & Drink
Wine and dine at the seaside with a magnificent view at a terrace overlooking the Atlantic. Buffet dinners and a restaurant which serves Asian-Peruvian fusion cuisine. The Chef’s Pepper steak is my personal favourite, and you can enjoy the tasteful meal along with a fresh Sea breeze as an appetizer.

Pros
The view and the magnificent rooftop pool with a 360-degree panoramic view to the beach and the city. Sun beds available for hotel guests on the beach. Great view from the free gym at the top floor.

Cons
Some noise from traffic on the city side of the hotel.

Business Service
I challenged the staff with some work related tasks, and they nailed them all. This Hotel is well suited for both business and pleasure and I would actually consider using it for business meetings or as a team “kick off” destination for my company in the future.

Value
Great value for money. Most guests return here time after time.

Pictures by Kjell-Ola Kleiven and Jennifer Moi

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