Stayed here with a friend for 5 nights in July. We were checked in quickly and given a room on the 8th floor. Hoping we would get a sea view, but alas we got one that over looked the city. I asked how much to upgrade and was advised €23 per night, so didn't bother as we didn't intend to spend the entire holiday in our room.
The room itself was spacious and the bed really comfortable. The tv didn't have any English channels, not that I watch tv on holls, but one news channel would have been nice.
The bathroom had a large patch of damp where the paint was peeling, but nothing that detracted from my holiday. Double sink, marble tops etc, all made it look very nice. Also quite spacious.
There is a fridge in the room, but no free tea or coffee making facilities. How can this be a 5* hotel without this provision? HOWEVER - you can hire a Nespresso machine for €12 PER DAY! A bit cheeky in my opinion.
The pool bar area is lovely, there are not enough sun loungers for the amount of guests at the hotel. There are about 15-20 on the terrace and a few more sofas or double beds inside the "greenhouse" as we named it. The "greenhouse" is surprisingly pleasant. We would sit in there on one of the comfy sofas after breakfast for a few hours just reading magazines. It is lovely and warm but not too hot all things considered.
The sun only comes around to the side of the sun beds about 1pm, so sitting there prior to this is fairly pointless, unless you want to be blown away by the wind.
When the sun does arrive, the breeze is a welcome one. That is, of course, if you have managed to get a sun lounger.
Breakfast is fabulous. Different from what you would expect from an all inclusive hotel. No "English" bacon or sausage, plenty of eggs, scrambled, fried, omelettes, boiled eggs, crepes, etc etc
Fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cheeses, pastries etc etc all excellent.
On our last day we decided to try the Spa Circuit for €15. It was ok, but not really worth it. All you get is use of the jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and some other pool type things, nothing particularly exciting. The locker room stank of smelly feet!
It is a 10 min taxi ride from the airport, which costs around €12
My friend and I would get the bus from the bus station (10 min leisurely walk from hotel), to Teguise for the evening. There is more to do in Teguise, and is worth the €3 bus fair.
If Arricife itself was more built up, then it would be a place I would stay for longer, it has potential! There are also plenty of good restaurants and cafés in Arricife if you don't fancy venturing further afield.
Would return for a short break, but a week would be long enough for anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa is the only 5 star hotel which is situated next to one of the biggest white beaches of Lanzarote.Ideal to spend an unforgettable vacation full of relaxation and tranquillity. It offers in its 17th floors 26 standard rooms, 26 rooms with sea view, 104 suites with sea view an 4 Imperial Suites on the 16th floor with extensive sea views. Fantastic and spacious rooms with excellent views over the sea and the beach, El Reducto beach.All rooms are equipped with the following: •Internet connection/ WIFI•Satellite television•Bureau •Mini bar•Safe deposit box•Air conditioning •Telephone in sleeping room and bathroom Attention to detail is present throughout. They combine exclusive decoration, sophisticated amenities and an excellent service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arrecife Gran Hotel Lanzarote