VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato4.0 out of 5.0
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We visited Fuerteventura in August this year as a family of 5. It was an amazing and relaxing holiday. We chose this hotel as we don't like a big block, crowded and loud hotels. We stayed in a senior suite which was very unusual and spacious. The outside area is very private and we all loved our outside shower. Surrounding gardens are beautiful, full of exotic plants and really well kept. There are 3 swimming pools. Two outside and one heated pool. The pool area was never crowded and sometimes we had it all for ourselves. We liked to go to the heated pool when the kids needed to warm up (the temperature in the outside pool was about 22-23 degrees) and usually in the midday so we didn't stay in the sun at the hottest time of the day. We were on half board and really happy about the food. There were always a lot of choices even our fussy kids were happy. The staff was amazing! They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much to ask. A special big thank you to Timea and Carlos! You made us feel really special. Overall we have had a fantastic holiday and would be more than happy to go back to the Risco del Gato.
We stayed for a week in July at the Risco deal Gato. We chose to stay here because of the unique suites which provided a very private luxury feel to the holiday. Because of the clever way the suites have been designed, you never feel overlooked. The suite was really big, with an office type area, high-ceiling bedroom and gorgeous bathroom. There is a private courtyard at the back for sunbathing by your suite (with outdoor shower which was great) and another open area at the front. The swimming pool was very clean, albeit pretty cold. Breakfast was superb with lots of options. I believe the main restaurant is trousers and shirt for guys in the evening. The hotel is close to shops and only a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Definitely recommend hiring a car to explore. The service at the hotel was very good. We would definitely return.
What a fantastic hotel, we had a senior suite which was out of this world, great space, lovely court yard and unbelievable rooms with jacuzzi bath. The staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble and provided excellent service and always with a smile. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a great, relaxing holiday.
Literally just got back after a weeks stay. This hotel was fantastic, we had suite 201, which had an extra pod ( domed shaped rooms which made us feel like we'd stepped into a Star Wars movie set!). The place was spotless, from it's sunken jacuzzi bath, double sinks, huge beds with high quality bed linen, fluffy towels and dressing gowns, and joy of joys, enough coat hangers for our clothes!. In the main pod we also had a sitting area so we could play cards at night. The staff were friendly and were happy to help in any way. The restaurant at the end of the hotel served excellent food (recommend the Dorada) and breakfast was plentiful in the hotel. Great quiet holiday.
Superb, air-conditioned rooms immaculately cleaned, staff very obliging and friendly, beautiful grounds & facilities, superb spa with very reasonably costed treatments, good location with excellent sea views.
This hotel was perfect, it was peaceful, the staff were great and the food was out of this world. If you are looking for a quite holiday in a great location then this is the place to be, I would also recommend that you rent a car so you can explore the rest of the island which is also really worthwhile.
This was our second visit to this hotel. We first stayed 3 years ago & whilst we love many things about this hotel we weren't as impressed second time around... Without a doubt however we were made to feel very welcome & the staff really are a credit. Let's get the little grumbles out the way first.... First time we had room 114 & this time we had room 105, both lovely rooms & actually any room on that row will not disappoint. There were a few on the end of this row undergoing some refurbishment during our stay too. There are no rooms to the rear or front of this row, they're junior deluxe so you pay a little more for them possibly because of the location. We read reviews about security prior to our second visit but we didn't have an issue first time or recently. Unfortunately like every other hotel you have to pay for a safe & so you're put in a position where you simply wouldn't take the risk of not securing your valuables & have to pay for it. It worked out around 15euros for the week but better that than take a risk & tarnish your lovely holiday. It should really be free since security shouldn't be a paid for privilege. Our mini bar including tea & milk want replenished each day. In fact there were no tea bags after the first day until 3rd day in we asked for them, similarly with milk. Used cutlery & glasses were not cleared from the room either & the fact that we had previously had 'towel animals' but nothing on our latest stay possibly indicates cleaning staff are incredibly busy & under increased pressure since our last stay? Who knows... I have a tree but allergy which the hotel were made aware of upon booking. During our previous stay waiting staff at dinner would go through the menu choices & tell me which were suitable & which were not. It was far more complicated this time... I asked each time but mostly got vague answers possibly because nut allergy to some simply means peanuts so therefore pesto would be ok derived from pine nuts. Which would explain how on 1 occasion a drizzle of pesto ended up on the mashed potato served at dinner. But rather than serve this again without I was given dinner back sans mash so that evening I just ate red cabbage & meat. It was tasty, but would have been nicer with the mash! Desserts were a bit of a nightmare because of the uncertainty around the nut content so I simply asked for ice cream which was never any trouble. The BBQ evening seemed great... until I asked for steak. There were some great pieces of steak on that grill... but what I ended up with was a chargrilled inedible cremated piece of god knows what & I was then so over the food there I just had dessert. The indoor pool area is lovely, but the music in there wasn't working & neither were the LED lights which really create a lovely relaxing atmosphere. It was a shame, but not the end of the world. These are all of course little grumbles but by the end of our stay we just felt some standards had slipped a bit since our last stay when we were really wow-ed. All this being said... here's why we like it... This hotel is not for you if you like the brits abroad experience. It is a very quiet place & by quiet you can hear a pin drop around the poolside. Entertainment is low key, intimate music played live to you during dinner. Waiting staff are so courteous & friendly some larger hotels could take lessons in customer service & etiquette from them. Gardens are well maintained & though in places in need of refurbishment it is very clean. Every room has a private sun terrace & outdoor shower. Possibly why poolside is never busy as people prefer the privacy of their own area. You are not just another faceless guest checking in - despite my comments about the nut allergy... I think this requires some education & learnings. If you want to get away from the noisy poolside & large canteen style hotels that are very brits abroad, this is for you. Although quiet they do cater for children as we took our 15 month old. Dinner was a bit late for her & that's just something we would do differently if we went again. The poolside wasn't really a place for her but we took her indoors to the pool which she loved. One last thing to note... you aren't all inclusive here. Half board you will still pay for all your drinks at dinner which all amounts up at the end of your stay. Even water is charged. Just something to be aware of. Oh & they cater largely for the German palate, breakfast is possibly the best meal of the day here & if you do your research beforehand re places to eat out you could stay b&b & explore locally on an evening. Equally if you can afford half board & not feel bound by the hotel to give you more choice you would have the best of both worlds.
We have been to the Vik Suite Hotel several times now, and always return as we know we will enjoy its good features, despite a couple of minor niggles! We arrived at 12.30 as Expedia stated noon check in, but room not ready for an hour which was annoying, but not the Hotels fault, greeted with wine and bags taken to room automatically. The pods are all self contained with private outside areas, complete with sunbeds and showers, also table, chairs & sunshade outside the garden. Your rooms are very comfortable, very well appointed if dated and all you need is provided (you might like to take a kettle for tea, and the coffee maker is only capable of lukewarm coffee.) Breakfast is excellent, buffet for juice, cereals, fruit & toast etc,and eggs, bacon, omelettes all cooked fresh (very well I might add). We had 3 evening meals (1 silver service) which I can only describe as adequate in 2 cases and downright disgraceful in 1 (a competent chef should never have allowed the Duck dish to leave the kitchen to be served, it was so overdone). If you are happy to browse the buffet you will not go hungry. Both the indoor & outdoor pools were uncrowded and pleasant to use. Wi-Fi free in bar and reception. We were in 314 and suffered no adverse smells as mentioned in other reviews,but is secluded. All in all, not a cheap holiday, but provides a very restful time, with no need to leave site if you are satisfied just take things easy for a few days!
What a fantastic hotel, From the moment you walk through the door you are welcomed with open arms. The public areas of the hotel are absolutely spotless. We had a junior suite, it had a massive courtyard leading into a huge bedroom with 2 double beds a lounge to one side and a corridor with ample wardrobes leading to a his and hers bathroom. Our bathrrom had a large whirlpool bath. the suite even had a seperarate single bedroom with en suite bathroom. With a good size main pool, a childrens pool and a heated indoor pool, gym, sauna and tennis court this place has the lot. The staff bend over backwards to help. A word of advice though and this has not counted towards my review, is on the resort of Costa Calma. The beaches are FULL of naked sunbathers which is a bit of a shock to the system. There are precious few bars, restaurants and shops etc for a resort this size. If you are looking for an extremely quiet holiday this hotel is the one to choose but dont expect too much from the locality.
We wanted and needed a relaxing holiday and the Risco del Gato certainly delivered! We arrived in the evening to be welcomed by Sabrina who offered us sparkling wine as she checked us in and gave us directions to our 'pod'. Our luggage was brought to us as we explored our brilliant accommodation - plenty of space, 2 TVs,(which we didn't use!), mini-fridge/mini-bar (which we put aside and filled with our own drinks and milk), coffee maker (we asked for a kettle as we prefer tea!), 2 double beds (we only used one and it was very comfy!), plenty of wardrobe space and a bathroom to die for - jacuzzi bath, his and hers basins, separate shower, bidet and toilet. Outside, we had our own private sun terrace with comfy sun beds and an umbrella and an outside shower. The grounds are extensive with cacti and other plants and there are various places to lounge in the sun including the pool area. The beach is a 5 minute walk away and you can easily achieve those 10,000 steps whilst walking along it. We opted for bed and breakfast and we were more than happy with both the extensive choices and the lovely staff. We ate out every night and the Terrazzo del Gato was lovely. My husband was looking forward to having a massage in the spa and enjoyed it so much he had 4 over our 10 day stay - thank you to Mary! If you want bright lights and excitement, this is not the place for you but it was just what we needed and we look forward to returning soon!
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 507 reviews