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“Great Small hotel”
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Hotel Villa Vik
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Arrecife
Certificate of Excellence
Puglia, Italy
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183 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“Great Small hotel”
Reviewed January 26, 2010

This hotel is small and luxurious. The rooms are excellent with quality fittings. The pool and area is quiet and comfortable. The hotel is situated amongst larger villas and not in a tourist area but a short walk across the promenade takes you to the Arrecife. Not much in Arrecife though.

The only drawback at the time we stayed was the restaurant, only 6 other guests shared the hotel at the time and the restaurant was empty most nights. The food therefore lacked much I hope this situation has been resolved since. There service was very good and the staff friendly and helpful.

I like this place, it is very cosy and feels like staying in a large private villa with your own staff. Check before booking about the restaurant faclities.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2009

The hotel was originally built as a private house in a residential area of Arrecife, a couple of minutes walk from the sea front. There are some stunning villas here with a distinctly Californian look. There is a wide walkway/cycle path along the front, which takes you to Arrecife one way, and Playa Carmen the other. The hotel will lend you mountain bikes if you wish. Well worth the effort.

Villa Vik still has the feel of a private house, with only 10 rooms or so. The staff are extremely helpful and charming - although probably they could do with some additional manpower. It is luxuriously and interestingly furnished and has some great design touches - for instance, the central staircase upstairs has been enclosed with glass to create a clever Manrique style installation. There is a very nice pool with beautifully lanscaped gardens, and even private sunbathing areas modelled on the Lanzarote-style horseshoe walls that protect vines on the island.

We occupied a suite, two rooms with a massive bathroom in between, with a hot tub on its own private deck area. One of the other suites had an enormous balcony/terrace overlooking the pool.

The food is not exceptional, but is perfectly adequate, and features local specialities. Breakfasts are excellent, with the usual buffet-style offerings (local produce by and large) and cooked eggs and bacon if you want it.

Altogether a charming, quiet and very civilized little retreat from the hurly-burly of Arrecife. It is also very close to the airport - less than 10 minutes by car - so would make a great first or last night in Lanzarote. Although you may well want to stay longer!

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2009

Stayed one week at Villa Vik and loved our stay at the hotel. It’s just as beautiful as in the pictures on the website.

It’s a boutique hotel with only 14 rooms in what used to be a private villa. There’s a nice pool and garden area, bar and restaurant. There’s ample space and I don’t think the pool/garden area ever feels cramped even during high season. The service was very good. However, few of the staff speak English fluently, so bring your dictionary. We stayed in a standard room, which was surprisingly nice and had a private terrace where we could sip drinks and relax.

We were very glad we had rented a car! The hotel is situated in a residential area far away from Lanzarote’s tourist areas and facilities, but within walking distance along a walkway to Arrecife.

I would highly recommend Villa Vik to anyone who appreciates understated luxury, nice design, small hotels and who is not in need of being within walking distance to a brawly bar.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2008

This is an excellent villa hotel with a small number of rooms, (12 to 14), situated between the airport and Arrecife. The hotel was originally a private residence but has been changed into a lovely peaceful spot with great pool and superb gardens containing many little nooks and crannies for sunbathing and relaxing. There are lots of sun beds, some in the pool area, plus mattresses and towels supplied.
The very well decorated rooms range from well appointed doubles to suites; one with a Jacuzzi. Bathroom and shower areas are luxurious.
Outside, near the pool is a heated communal Jacuzzi; not quite ready for use at this time.
There are several other quiet areas for "chilling out", a terrace, covered barbeque area and restaurant rooms as well as a lounge bar with tasteful, furnishings. During our stay we also had access to bicycles and fitness equipment. The food and services were of a very high standard; especially the dinners, which very, very good and at times "heavenly” There is an excellent English chef, and plenty of staff to look after all your needs. The head of house, Justo and his top organiser, Vanesa went out of their way to make our holiday a tremendous success. Down to going out specially one evening to bring in special "Lime" juice for us and even arranging for a slightly noisy pool filter to be switched off at "quieter" times of the day and night.
From the Villa Vik to the airport is only a very short taxi ride and the airport, although close, did not interfere with the holiday at all. The villa is about 20 minutes from the nearest fabulous beach at Arrecife and a car might be an expedient option. The hotel would be suitable for those who want a quiet, relaxing holiday and expect high standards of location, food and services.

  • Liked — The rooms vere spacious and very well decorated as well as being peaceful and encouraging relaxation.
  • Disliked — Nothing at all.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Vik
Address: C/ Hnos Diaz Rijo 3 | Urbanización La Bufona, 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Arrecife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Arrecife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa Vik 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Vik is nestled in the residential area of Playa del Cable, this elegant villa in Lanzarote was completely renovated in 2007, combining a modern design with classic touches with the aim of providing a warm, agreeable environment. ... more   less 
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