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.
How to Get There
Worth parking your car in underground car park and going up to top floor great views over Playa Reducto and the town. Coffee is reasonably priced and the cakes you could die for. When you have finished it’s a short walk to the main shopping street, the advantage being that when you return to your car it’s nice and cool underground.
I had the best time here - the rooms are lovely and the view from the hotel out to sea is spectacular. The spa is really good - great staff - Carmen in particular.
The location is great. There is a pool in the hotel but the beach is just in front. Wonderful.
This hotel is a real gem and makes Lanzarote a worthwhile place to visit. The hotel is really well designed with fabulous bedrooms and suites with stunning sea views. The staff are brilliant so friendly and helpful throughout the hotel and the food is stunning especially in the main buffet restaurant. The design and layout of the swimming pool and spa area is great so whatever the weather you can sit, relax, swim and enjoy a lovely warm temperature even if it’s raining outside.
This is the 5th time I have been lucky enough to stay at this hotel . All the staff are attentive in a friendly manner .
The rooms are large and very clean. the restuarant on the top floor has great views but is a bit pretentious and slightly over rated . The breakfast room is very good Lots of choice from traditional breakfast ,hams cheeses and a wide selection of fruit and breakfast cereal all laid out in a very easy to navigate buffet style . The hotel is located in Arrecife which has a lot of great tapas and traditional restuarants (trip advisor was a great app to locate these ). Arrecife is in the middle of the island so you can get to all of the beach resorts Playa Blanca ,Playa Del Carmen and Costa teguise . The bus station is along the seafront . I personally liked the quiet of the beach in Arrecife
Arrecife is nothing like other Lanzarote resorts. More Spanish less tourist, without being pretty. Very cheap bus ride to Teguise or Del Carmen if required. There are local restaurants but not a huge selection. There is a main shopping street near old harbour, with some high street names, but it is not large. The old harbour area has some charm and more restaurants. There is a new marina just beyond harbour with some modern outlets, but it has no charm. The beach is sandy and clean, but not very long. As the tide goes out about 50% becomes rocky. It is very shallow and therefore safe swimming.
You cannot fault the rooms in this hotel or the staff. The breakfast is buffet the choice is staggering, just staggering. Only real downside the Nescafe machines for coffee let the rest down. The design of the hotel makes balcony's impossible, so avoid if you love sitting in your private space. The indoor pool is small and the outside terrace likewise. That terrace was only outdoor space. We did not use restaurant even with special deals on buffet meals you can eat cheaper on the street.