Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The only skyscraper in Lanzarote, the 5-star Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa overlooks the beach
- There’s an indoor pool, spa & panoramic views, particularly from the 17th-floor restaurant
- Rooms have free Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows & come with bathrobes, slippers & complimentary mineral water
Towering over El Reducto beach, Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa is the only skyscraper on Lanzarote, meaning far-reaching views from many a window. It’s a luxurious place to stay, with polished floors and marble throughout, and "would not be out of place in Barcelona or Madrid", says The Daily Telegraph.
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and is a pleasant, albeit small and untouristy, place to wander around. Explore the old harbour and castle, or walk along the promenade with its shops, bars and restaurants -- all are a short walk from the hotel. There’s also a bus depot nearby with regular services for those wanting to explore the rest of the island.
The hotel’s Altamar Restaurant and Star City café are both on the 17th floor, while the buffet restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, is on the first floor. The hotel also has an indoor pool, a spa, a sauna, a steam room and a hammam. A small charge applies for the spa circuit, and massages and other treatments can be arranged. There’s also a bar adjacent to the pool, with an open-air terrace. In the evenings, a DJ spins the decks and there’s live music at weekends.
There are no balconies in the bedrooms, but it’s worth upgrading to a sea-view room and asking for a higher floor. Rooms are spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a small fridge with complimentary mineral water replaced each day. Bath robes and slippers are included as standard.