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Hotel Santa Catalina - Luxury holidays to Gran Canaria

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  • About this holiday

    The luxury five star Hotel Santa Catalina is located in Las Palmas, on the eastern coast of Gran Canaria. This historic hotel offers a taste of opulent luxury, and delights guests with its spacious facilities including paddle tennis courts, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and indulgent spa. Spend a short city break discovering the cultural and historical sites of Las Palmas, or a longer, relaxing, beach holiday enjoying the hotel’s proximity to the beach and coast. Hotel Santa Catalina is well placed for wider exploration of Gran Canaria. Hire a car to fully explore the diverse landscape, visiting national parks, sublime volcanic rock formations, and mystical natural caves.

    The journey and how you get there

    Hotel Santa Catalina is about 20 minutes’ drive from Las Palmas airport. Flights are available from London with British Airways, and Manchester with Monarch. Other UK airports and airlines may be available at time of booking.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include return scheduled flights with British Airways London to Las Palmas, private transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are based on two people sharing a standard double room.
    Low season prices from £560 for 3 nights.
    High season prices from £640 for 3 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    Hotel Santa Catalina is a five star, luxury hotel just ten minutes’ walk from a sandy beach in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, perfect for city breaks, as well a long beach holidays.

    Hotel description

    Hotel Santa Catalina is a five star luxury hotel found just ten minutes’ walk away from the Playa de Las Alcaravaneras in Las Palmas, on the eastern coast of Gran Canaria. Ideally located to combine beachside relaxation with the culture and entertainments of a city, Hotel Santa Catalina is situated in the Cuidad Jardin area, otherwise known as the Garden City, and backs onto the lush tropical grounds of the Parque Doramas. Built in 1890, the hotel is located in a historically prosperous area, evident in the hotel’s opulent exterior, crowned by two ornate Moorish towers. The hotel’s interior exudes luxury, from the crystal chandeliers, to the marble floors and pillars. The decoration of the 202 rooms and suites puts emphasis on luxurious and traditional comfort. Their warm colour palette is enhanced by soft, low lighting and rich red stone floors whilst dark wooden furniture adds a distinctly Mediterranean and romantic edge to this city hotel’s rooms. Some rooms have balconies adorned with Moorish wooden carvings, which overlook the sea or the hotel grounds. Unusually for a city hotel, Hotel Santa Catalina has spacious grounds with an outdoor swimming pool that is flanked by tall palm trees and sun loungers, and a paddle tennis court for those seeking outdoor activity. Spend hours relaxing in the hotel’s Spa, which is equipped with a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and heated indoor swimming pool; enjoy the wide range of health and beauty treatments designed to heighten the feeling of well-being. The hotel’s restaurant occupies a large room, flooded with light from the terrace, and opens for lunch and dinner, serving a high standard of Mediterranean cuisine. A pool snack bar is ideal for a light meal whilst enjoying the spa hotel’s facilities, whilst the terrace and piano bar offer a refined and relaxing ambience in which to spend the evening. About 10 minutes’ walk from the marina and wide stretch of a golden sandy beach, Hotel Santa Catalina would be ideal as a short beach and city break of few days. We recommend hiring a car for a few days of your stay, to allow you to explore all of Gran Canaria’s national parks, traditional villages, and cities. Las Palmas can easily be explored on foot, as the historical quarter is only a 30 minutes’ walk away, and offers a delightful Cathedral, the Museum of the Canary Islands, and theatres. The national park of Tamadaba is about 60 minutes’ drive away, and the stunning Cenobio de Valeron in Agaete, home to over 300 natural caves, is just 25 minutes’ away. Hotel Santa Catalina is a historic, five star hotel in an ideal location for a city break, beach holiday or a longer, relaxing holiday exploring Gran Canaria. Perhaps combine with El Hierro, La Palma, and Tenerife as part of a luxury touring holiday around the Canary Islands.


    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, just a short walk from the beach

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    15 miles

    Closest airport

    Las Palmas

    Room types

    Hotel Santa Catalina has 202 rooms containing air-conditioning, bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, satellite TV, 24-hour room service, hair dryer and bathrobes. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Standard Double Room – with double or twin beds
    Superior Double Room – with Dormas Park or sea views, most with terrace or balcony
    Junior Suite – with double room, living room, balcony on request
    Senior Suite – with double room, living room, 2 bathrooms and balcony.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Terrace and piano bar, Pool snack bar, Outdoor swimming pool, Spa with indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and a range of health and beauty treatments, gym with paddle tennis, fitness programme including aerobic and Pilates.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Paddle tennis, gym, fitness classes are available at a charge and include aerobics, aqua-gym and Pilates.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Playa de Las Alcaravaneras beach is about ten minutes’ walk away. The lush gardens of Parque Dormas border the hotel. Reach both the Cathedral de Santa Ana and CAAM Modern Art Gallery on foot in 30 minutes. The Auditoria Alfredo Kraus is a theatre and exhibition space situated about 3km from the hotel. The sandy beach of Playa de Las Canteras is about 2.5km away. The Parque de Santa Catalina is about 3km form the hotel. Las Isleta in northern Las Palmas is a vast green natural space perfect for long afternoon strolls in the sun. Visit the Tamadaba National Park about 60 minutes’ drive away, and the volcanic rock formation of Roque Nublo. Agaete’s Ermita de Las Nieves and the Huerto de Las Flores botanical gardens are about 40 minutes’ drive. The natural caves of Cenobio de Valeron are only a 25 minutes’ drive away.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, cycling, sailing, water sports, golf.


    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the Spa and are only permitted between 3-5pm.

    Minimum stays

    There is a minimum stay of 3 nights from 24 December to 3 January and for the remainder of the year there is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

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