Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- A luxurious sea-view suite in the Canary Islands, with breakfast, dinner and a spa discountTaking in the 360-degree view from the top-floor Altamar Restaurant
- Enjoying the unique and stylish covered swimming pool, with its atmospheric poolside bar
- Feeling your cares melt away with a soothing hydrotherapy session at the spa
What To Know
- Suites have floor to ceiling windows
- Try to stay on one of the upper floors as the hotel's ground floor nightclub – which is open till 5 am Thursday-Saturday – can be quite noisy
- Free WiFi is quick
Few places in the world can compete with the incredible beaches and stunning landscapes of Lanzarote. As the tallest building in the island’s capital, Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa is the perfect place from which to admire this natural beauty, with unparalleled views of the city, the sea and the gorgeous white-sand beach. Not to be outdone by its surroundings, the hotel is just as beautiful as the rest of the island, featuring teak-floored bedrooms and a spacious and opulent lobby.
Boasting a beachside address and a vast park just outside, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner provides plenty of ways for you to fill your day. The distinctively designed swimming pool, with its stylish glass canopy, invites you to take a relaxing dip, while the Aquaplus Spa offers luxurious treatments to soothe your cares away. Dinner at Altamar Restaurant is a real special experience, where you’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine served over a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the sea, city and surrounding landscape.
The spacious, 485-square-foot suites are full of natural light and feature panoramic views. Each is decorated in an elegant, modern style, with contemporary furnishings, a king-sized bed and an en-suite marble bathroom. The suite offers a separate living space, divided by a sliding wooden door, complete with comfortable armchairs for lounging and taking in that incredible vista.
Altamar Restaurant serves delicious á la carte Mediterranean cuisine, including some of the island’s best seafood, against a backdrop of stunning views. This refined eatery is perfect for a formal evening meal (no shorts for the men). Alternatively, Buffet Restaurant provides a more casual option, with Italian and Canarian buffets, themed evenings and show cooking. Pool&Bar is on hand for cocktails and light bites, like salads and cold cuts, while Star City, on the 17th floor, is your go-to spot for homemade Spanish cakes, coffee or something a little stronger.
Aquaplus Spa offers an extensive range of hydrotherapy facilities, with bithermal showers, a dynamic pool, a Jacuzzi, a foot bath, a sauna and a Turkish bath. Staff are on hand to help you select the ideal spa treatment from a range of Balinese and Ayurvedic treatments and massages, all using luxurious natural products.
Arrecife sits in the middle of Lanzarote’s east coast, conveniently placed for exploring some lovely beaches and the rest of the island. It boasts a magical and unique landscape, formed by centuries of turbulent tectonic activity. Notable highlights include the Timanfaya National Park – a surreal, Mars-esque volcanic landscape – and the Jameos del Agua, a naturally formed swimming pool in a collapsed lava tunnel. Lanzarote also boasts some of Europe’s best scuba-diving sites, as well as excellent snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and kayaking.
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One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff were so attentive and friendly. Mentioned that it was my parents' 60th birthday and they gifted us with freshly made brownies, a bottle of wine and a birthday cake at breakfast! The rooms are beautifully decorated but most importantly they are super clean! The food was absolutely delicious and there is always a good variety of dishes. My mum is a very picky eater and she loved the food. I would highly recommend the spa and massage. The circuit was amazing - I especially loved the hot/cold stones.
Second time staying here and I feel like they've improved even more (it was always a great place to stay, so they didn't need to do much!) but between the fresh breakfasts and the wonderful staff at check in, it was all fantastic.
The pool is beautiful and this time we got to use the spa.. it was fantastic!
The staff are a real element of the warmth. A real mix of personalities but every one of them is naturally friendly, professional and helpful.
We all felt incredibly welcome for our stay.
Jayne and I recently returned after a stay in Arrecife, Lanzerote at the Arrecife Gran Hotel and Spa. I will post a seperate review of Arrecife town later, for now I will give my view on our stay at the Arrecife Gran Hotel. The five star hotel is impressive with friendly helpful staff and a very clean décor if somewhat slightly outdated. When booking I would advise to go for a sea view room/suit that looks seaward. Other rooms are lateral sea view on the side of the hotel with sea and town views. However rooms on the hotels reception side have views that are not quiet so alluring. Aspects of Spanish living are played out on dishevelled roof top gardens. Decaying buildings complete with adolescent graffiti and washing lines. Although the hotel is stunning I always had the impression it had been built elsewhere possibly in a more appealing part of the world. then picked up and abandoned on the shores of Arrecife. The local bus system stops outside the hotel and it will cost you about 2 Euros one way for a trip to Costa Teguise about 15 minuets away. Puerto del Carmen is about the same distance and price along the left of the coast. The buses can become very crowded and delays are frequent, so we used taxi's, a trip to Teguise or Carmen costing about 14 Euros one way. The rooms are immaculate with excellent bathrooms with a shower and bath. We had a sea view suit with a spectacular floor to ceiling view and a huge amount of wardrobe space. The food was cooked well however being that it is buffet style dinning things can become a little dry if you prefer a later meal time. The food at the Altmar restaurant on the 17th floor was excellent so every other night we ate at either there or in town. Overall we enjoyed the hotel, the staff are very professional and were keen to make our stay wonderful, but as to whether we would stay at the hotel again... only if they moved it.
This is my second stay at this hotel, once again it has been a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The room we had was with a sea view on the 12th floor, the view is stunning. The food was varied, plentiful & excellent. The room was serviced daily & to a high standard. The staff were extremely helpful & pleasant & gave excellent service. I would certainly stay here again, & would highly recommend.
This is probably the best hotel on the island
Whilst it claims to be 5 star, don't expect London Paris new York 5 star..
It is an excellent touristic hotel. Services are good, staff are great and the food is good.
The pool is undercover which is a bit odd. The beach is literally in the doorstep.
Overall it is amazing value for money with great people working there.
I would definitely stay again