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Melia – Hotels with Level?

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  • jek

    I am a fan of Melia hotels with Level lounge and pool, in particular the ones in Malaga, Lanzarote, and Tenerife. I know of Menorca and Alicante, but I haven’t been there and it seems that the one in Fuerteventura has closed the Level.

    Does anybody have recommendations for other Melias with Level lounge and pool?

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Barcelona has one – Anika reviewed it a few years ago (assuming it is still there). Obviously London too.

    Never actually stayed at a Melia that had one.

    George K

    I’ve been to Melia South Beach in Mallorca. The whole property is outstanding (probably the best on that stretch of the beach). I’d recommend it.

    Niall

    Most of the Meliá’s I have stayed in have a Level or RedLevel lounge.

    Palacio de Isora in Tenerife has RedLevel Pool but any Gran Melia will have one. Actually the RedLevel lounge at Palacio de Isora I don’t like as much because they only had tea/coffee and water there I think so as not to compete with their pool bar which costs.

    My favourite RedLevel lounge is at Don Pepe in Marbella as it has an outdoor space at the big lounge so you can spend a good amount of time relaxing there. Some like hotel de Mar in Mallorca the lounge lets them down a bit because an indoor only lounge at a beach isn’t where I want to spend too much time.

    I’ve heard talk of champagne in the Palacio de los Duques lounge but while I’ve stayed at the hotel I’ve not been in the lounge.

    For more moderately priced hotels, the Level in Melia Costa del sol is a great space with pool. The area (Torremolinos) wouldn’t be my choice but The Level does make a difference there.

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    Tracy

    I’m staying at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora for 11 nights from 6th May, I got a pretty good last minute deal with TUI so took it. I’m assuming on arrival I will get the upsell to half board, full board, all inclusive and red level. I am booked bed and breakfast, are any of the upgrades worth it? Not much of a drinker which usually means all inclusive not needed….

    aseftel

    I’m staying at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora for 11 nights from 6th May, I got a pretty good last minute deal with TUI so took it. I’m assuming on arrival I will get the upsell to half board, full board, all inclusive and red level. I am booked bed and breakfast, are any of the upgrades worth it? Not much of a drinker which usually means all inclusive not needed….

    I don’t recall being upsold when I arrived there. I would recommend redlevel, thought everything on that side was just a notch or two nicer. I wouldn’t get a meal plan. There are better dining options in Alcala, no reason to stay on-property.

    Tracy

    I’m assuming as its a TUI booking and not direct through Melia they will ask if I want to add anything….reading through some reviews the buffet doesn’t get a lot of love lol. Think I will try Alcala and maybe further afield too….Did you upgrade to red level? How much extra should I expect? Thanks

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    Niall

    Hope I haven’t missed answering this… but the food was fine/nice at Palacio de Isora. If you email them they can provide menus and you can decide what’s worthwhile for the upsell. Half board is breakfast and 3 course dinner. Personally a big breakfast and big dinner more than does me, I couldn’t cope with full board. All inclusive seems to be weirdly expensive when booking from the outset so unlikely to be worth it.

    The RedLevel lounge when I was there before Christmas I found to be a major letdown. All of the times I looked I could only see tea/coffee/water at the lounge and no snacks, soft drinks or alcohol. Easily the worst the lounges (Level or RedLevel) that I have seen and I have now been to probably most Gran Meliás! I think this may be because the lounge is right beside the RedLevel pool so they don’t want to compete with selling drinks there. On the subject of the RedLevel pool, it is a nice decent sized pool! But the main pool for the resort is absolutely massive so I don’t think there is really the need to upgrade for the pool. The room differences are super minor so not worth much!

    In summary, I would not upgrade to RedLevel! And half board/full board, either request menus and see if it financially works for you OR put your booking into the Melia app and the restaurant menus will be visible. Personally as long as it won’t cost more than ordering a normal main course and dessert occasionally, then I would. There aren’t a massive amount of options in walking distance and the hotel resort is a nice place to spend your time.

    Tracy

    Thanks @Niall for the detailed reply. I’m a light eater and not much of a drinker so tempted to try just b&b for a few days and see how I go. I guess I can upgrade at any point during my stay…
    Thanks for the update on red level, seems not to be worth it….

    Don

    On the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora. We’ve stayed twice. It’s a nice hotel, but B+B is the way forward there and you might as well just go into the town of Alcala for dinner, it’s 5 minutes walk away. We paid for RedLevel on arrival, it’s more private, bit quieter, but the rooms are just the same. Main (only?) other benefit to Red Level is the free drinks bar between 5 and 6 pm. They used to park your car but “due to Covid” that has all stopped and it’s DIY.

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