The Canary Island of Gran Canaria's hotels are a traditional mixture of small family run establishments and modern hotels, with most in the 3 and 4 star category.
But now there is one hotel in Gran Canaria that has been rated the third best in the world by people who have stayed there - and according to them it's the best in Europe.
Independent hotel reviews are a great way for people to see what others think, and when there are a good number a feel of what a hotel is really like can be gauged before making any booking.
And it can help hotels who fall below the standards expected of today's holidaymaker if they read the reviews to see what their guests think, to rectify matters and improve future comments and rankings to ensure they are as well thought of as their competitors.
The Grand Hotel Residencia is located in Maspalomas, the palm-rich resort on the south side of the island Gran Canaria. The luxury hotel with a Spanish colonial style design is situated in a breathtaking landscape: under the hot desert winds of Africa a single dune is formed, which resembles the Sahara - a unique beach experience.