Seaside Hotel Palm Beach, Gran Canaria

High design and gastro delights (not to mention a rather fabulous spa) make Seaside Palm Beach the place to stay in Gran Canaria

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about Gran Canaria, park your reservations about package holidays and Brits abroad and instead dig out a copy of Wallpaper* magazine, brush up on your latest New World wines, pack your McQueen for Smythson suitcase and make your way to the island’s only Design Hotel, Seaside Hotel Palm Beach – the place to go for those wanting a beach break with designer style as standard.

Situated in the bustling Maspalomas, but a little set back from the main stretch of bars and restaurants, this expansive hotel might look like a (rather large) slice of 70s architecture from the outside but inside has been given a chic, up-to-the-minute makeover that wouldn’t look out of place in Milan or New York.

With all the extras you’d expect from a five-star hotelspa, gym, numerous pools, concierge, etc – it’s the stunning rooms that really inspire with their design-mag colour schemes and stunning views. Our only complaint? Do you really need such accurate bathroom scales when the seafood buffet is quite this good?

Details: Seaside Hotel Palm Beach, Avenida del Oasis, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (www.grancanariawellness.com)

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