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
We visited Lanzarote for four days and then flew to Gran Canaria for three days. We stayed at the arrecife gran hotel. Whilst there it was my 50th birthday. The hotel upgraded our room to a suite which was fantastic. The staff were polite and courteous. Buffet breakfast good. Shower was good. ( I always appreciate a powerful shower) room clean. Lovely views from room. Would recommend.
We have stayed at the Gran several times and have always enjoyed our stay, the rooms are spacious and well furnished, we had a high floor with a sea view highly recommended,the breakfasts are great with everything you would want, the staff are friendly and courteous. We did not eat in the hotel as we always went to Charco San Ginés in the evening as there are a wide range of fabulous restaurants to choose from. The only thing I was disappointed in was that I had informed the hotel before we arrived that it was my special birthday whilst I was there and as a regular visitor it would have been nice if the hotel had at least acknowledged this but unfortunately they did not. I do think that it is a nice gesture when a hotel at least wishes you a happy birthday.
Welcomed with a glass of wine and the friendliest receptionist you can imagine.For a few euros we were upgraded to a suite with stunning views over the ocean.The indoor pool was warm which suited our 6 year old and the loungers outside were plentiful and an oasis of calm.Entertainment in the evening was good and breakfast excellent.I cannot comment on the restaurant as we did not use it-but we should have done as there isn't a lot around the hotel within walking distance that I would recommend.Staff were super friendly.It was a fab stay.