6 Answers

Anyone have experience with the Arrecife Gran Hotel?

Asked by: 31st January 2011

Leaving Friday for 10 days.  We’re booked, but I’d like a bit of experience should anyone have stayed there previously.


6 Answers

  1. Kitty on Jan 31, 2011

    The Arrecife Gran is not in a tourist area. It is as the name suggests, in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. The hotel is the tallest building on the island and was derelict for many years until it was virtually rebuilt and refurbished some years ago. Don’t know what the bedrooms are like but the communal areas are quite swish and they have a restaurant on the top floor with a view right across Arrecife. Quite expensive though. You should be able to get some good pointers from the staff as to where the best restaurants and bars are that the locals use.

    • davey brid on Feb 01, 2011

      Hi Judy,
      The Gran Arrecife is fantastic, The rooms are great the food great,
      And should you eat out there are loads of great restuarants and tapas bars within a 200 yards radius
      and taxis etc arent that dear should you fancy a night in puerto del carmen or costa teguise,
      Lots of youths congregate of night time up side streets but there never any bother itsthere meeting place, ive never been bothered by them in my years,
      A little tip if your drinking in the bar on the 17th floor give agood tip on the first night and you will be rewarded with huge drinks rest of holiday,
      Have a good one,
      Davey Brid

      • Judy on Feb 01, 2011

        HI Davey,

        Thank you for such a thoroughly reassuring message. We’re going to be well-prepared for our trip and are especially grateful for the bar hint: we’ll make sure it’s a good, fat one!



  2. Judy on Jan 31, 2011

    Hi Kitty,

    Thanks a bunch. We got a deal on it and while I’m glad we got such a great price (seriously inexpensive), I wondered whether we were entering a bit of a minefield. We wanted to be away from the more general tourist areas — your comment is really helpful. I’ll report on it when we get back.

  3. Michael on Jan 31, 2011

    Hotel is good, its a 5 stars, right in the middle of the capital Arrecife. Sea views from restaurants/cafe/rooms are really nice. Beach is 1 minute walk.

    You are 10 minutes from Costa Teguise, and 15 minutes from Puerto del Carmen, so really a great choice if you want to be away from tourits areas.

    • Judy on Jan 31, 2011

      Thank you so much — we wnated to be away from the main tourist areas and it sounds as if we’ve hit the mark.