It cannot be denied that there is more to the Canary Islands than its beautiful beaches, and those who have taken a city trip to the capital of Gran Canaria can confirm it. Today, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a bustling economic hub offering visitors a varied array of opportunities to attend and organise events, go shopping, enjoy art, learn, hike and discover, all of which can still be carried out close to the sea. Furthermore, the recent addition of the state-of-the-art facilities hosting a 12.500 square-metre aquarium -“Poema del Mar”- make the city all the more attractive to travellers. In this post, we have selected three key spots for you to choose a hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that will enable the combination of the commodities of an urban stay and the perks of the island lifestyle.
Hotel Parque, 3-star accommodation in Las Palmas near San Telmo bus station
This hotel in Gran Canaria is strategically located right outside the central bus station of the island, which means guests can smoothly transfer not only to the main spots in the capital city but also to the pretty villages in the north and west and the sunny coastal towns in the south. Bus line 60 provides direct services from the airport to this terminal. Besides, staying in the heart of Las Palmas allows for nice strolls along Triana shopping street as well as for fine dining with ocean views. When making a reservation, you can select a breakfast-included or a half-board rate, as well as an individual, double or triple room that will feature private bathroom, mini bar and complimentary WiFi access. Suites are also available. If your stay is long enough, you can spend some time at the gym, have a cup of coffee or a light meal at the onsite cafeteria and benefit from their payment parking spots to hire a car to get around the island and explore it on your own.
AC Gran Canaria by Marriott, 4-star hotel near Poema del mar Aquarium in Las Palmas
This AC hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is conveniently situated within short walking distance of Santa Catalina Park, the cruise terminal, the facilities of Poema del Mar and Las Canteras beach: a perfect balance between a beach stay and an urban escapade for sea lovers who visit the island for work. As could not be otherwise, this establishment by the renowned Marriott hospitality chain features amenities like a rooftop pool, a fitness centre, round-the-clock room service, personal safes, slippers, free WiFi in the entire premises, extra large comfortable beds, a varied breakfast buffet, luxury rooms and suites and fine dining on site. The particular shape of this building, a perfect cylinder more than 20 stories in height, allows for panoramic city and sea views, and for this purpose most units feature a private balcony. Gran Canaria airport lies 23 kilometres away from this property, and the hotel arranges complimentary shuttle services for confirmed guests.
Hotel Madrid, charming accommodation in Las Palmas Old Town
Not just the building where it is located, but the whole area of Vegueta (Las Palmas Old Town) in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, retains the magical essence of former times with its colonial houses and traditional architecture. Visitors staying at this hotel in Vegueta will sleep within short walking distance of the main museums in town as well as of the Cathedral of Santa Ana. A stroll along Triana shopping street separates this spot from the aforementioned San Telmo central bus station. Staying in any of the standard or superior fully-equipped guest rooms of this establishment means that travellers will equally be able to enjoy the best of Las Palmas’ nightlife, as the area is surrounded by lively pubs, restaurants and bars in the capital.
Would you like to stay closer to the seashore? Then take a look at our recommendations in Las Canteras beach of Las Palmas, Spain.