VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This COULD be a very good hotel and indeed it has some good points: friendly and welcoming staff; excellent breakfast buffet; sheltered personal sunbathing area (not that there was much sun); and decent sea views. What spoils this hotel is its grasping attitude. Loss of valuables is not covered unless the safe is used, but there is a charge for the safe. A coffee maker is provided but you have to pay for the coffee (we bought our own from the supermarket. Wifi is chargeable. Worst of all, there are no irons - you have to pay to use the laundry service even if you just want to iron a creased shirt. We stayed on a b&b basis and I suspect we were one of the few that did. We did try to eat dinner one evening but the menu did not have prices and we gathered that dinner was only available for those who had prepaid full board. The menu was pretty boring anyway! For anyone considering staying here b&b there are a few decent restaurants but most require a hike into town, although the Terraza del Gato just outside the hotel is pretty good (we ate there 4 times). In summary, then, a potentially excellent hotel is spoiled by the the need to charge for absolutely everything (it's not exactly a cheap hotel). The only other example of this approach was on a cruise ship - I've never found it in an upmarket hotel.
Unique architecture, quiet, eco-friendly grounds - as in no grass, all volcanic rock and cactus. Rooms are good, each has a private relaxing area outdoors with shower. Best part is that it is five minute walk to a great beach.
We stayed here at the end of January and very much enjoyed our stay. All the staff were so friendly from the moment we arrived at reception. Also the waiting staff who were always working hard but were always cheerful. The biggest and friendliest smiles came from the lovely lady who looks after the gardens. It was always a delight to bump into her, and the gardens are so well looked after. We also thought the food was very good on all the nights. Much better than most tourist hotels offer. The negatives were only very small. The biggest one that seemed to annoy others as well is there is no WiFi in the rooms! The coffee served as standard in the restaurant is not very good. You can get a Cappuccino or Latte, but you need to ask for it. The other very small thing is there needs to be a small table between the beds. But overall, very happy
We spent 5 nights here running away from the UK weather and to have a break from builder blues. It alleviated the symptoms of both issues with peace and quiet and good weather. We liked the quirkiness of this hotel built as three interlinked chains of bungalows in the form of pods. Inside each pod there is a comfortable sitting room, bedroom with two double size beds, a corridor with wardrobes leading to the bath room with shower and bath with massage jets. You enter the pod via your own locked private courtyard and then there is a further pubic outdoor siting area which in our case looked out over the sea. Overall this gives a feel of a private and relaxing space to occupy during your stay. This was only interrupted by an attack on tiny ants, which was dealt with by a “do it yourself” can of insect spray left in the room. If you were to stay in the high number rooms on the 200 and 300 (i.e. above 205 or 305 ish) rows your view would be of the ugly H10 hotel opposite which obscures the sea view, all the 100 series rooms are clear of this eyesore. The grounds are well kept and have the outdoor pool (never crowded whilst we were there in November), spa area with sauna and steam room (never saw these on, apparently you have to request them to be switched on) and a little pond with some delightful ducks. There is also a small circular indoor pool under the reception and bar area. The pool facilities were obviously sufficient for the numbers staying at this time of the year with adequate sun beds in the grounds, but the outdoor pool was a little small and the hot tub cover was never seen off so I never got to sample that. My wife did swim in the pool and she pronounced it smallish and cool but not too cold for swimming (she does come from Northern Ireland and was used to swimming off the Antrim coast… I’m a softy and need 30+ degrees before I get wet). Breakfasts were of good quality with hot and cold choices plus freshly cooked eggs, bacon or omelettes to order. We were half board and as this area didn’t seem to have a wide choice of good restaurants near by this was probably best. The dinner menu had 3 choices for the main course and came with a salad buffet, soup course, cold starter and sweet to finish. There was a cake buffet plus cheese and biscuits if the prepared sweet was not to your taste. Overall not bad but not great either, as always some nights were better than others. If you go B&B there is always the restaurant at the bottom of the garden that does a range of meat and fish meals, but the menu didn’t appeal to us when we looked at lunch time so we never tried it. There is very little to do on this island if you’re not the outdoor sporty type, so its rest and recuperation for us. The island zoo is outrageously expensive for its size, I saw pandas in Vienna for half the price! Add if you want a camel ride that comes in as another extra. So we chilled and beach walked and went to the African market (Sunday and Wednesday). The nearest beach is across the road and a 100m or more over a rough car park. It is quite small and mainly serves the H10 hotel on the beach side of the road, it does have a public access and sun beds to hire. You don’t have to go far on this beach to find the clothing optional area and topping up an all over tan is widely practiced. The lack of a good coastal or beach path is a disappointment, with the tide in, the beaches at this end of Costa Calma are cut off by a series of rocky outcrops which can only be crossed at your peril. You can reach the large sweeping main beach of Costa Calma by walking about quarter of mile north and going down some steep steps, about the same distance south is a large endless beach that goes on for ever. Swimming in the sea was only possible on 1 out of the 5 days we were there. So to sum up, this is a good hotel for those wanting relax in a good accommodation, reasonable food, peace and quiet with access to sunny beaches. Don’t forget books, iPod, high factor sun cream and walking shoes and you’ll be OK. Don’t expect a lot of facilities (even the ones they have aren’t great) or the buzz of a large busy hotel, just chill.
No one to go to with kids wanting a lot of activity as resort and hotel very quiet - no pool games, karaoke or animation team which was just perfect for us! Room all on ground floor and spacious and excellent with private courtyards, outdoor shower and whirlpool bath; grounds well kept; wifi ok in public areas, but had to pay extra to get it in the room. Gym well equipped but without air conditioning it was like a sauna. Outdoor pool unheated so chilly in late October; indoor pool nice temperature but too small to swim in. No nearby restaurants but food in hotel very high quality with good service and choices. Short walk to a nice beach which had no amenities.
If you're looking for excitement and a lively nightlife, this probably isn't the place for you. We, though, wanted a relaxing late-season holiday in the sun and the Risco del Gato delivered that admirably. We loved the design of the suites, with the quirky domed bathrooms, big bedrooms, a living room and the wonderful enclosed courtyards. The gardens are extremely attractive and well kept and the duck pond is probably unique! We stayed half board and the variation and quality of the meals was fine - the staff really attentive and friendly. Our room was spotless when we arrived and the ladies kept it that way during the week. We didn't use the spa area, but it looks very well specified, as is the fitness centre (although that would benefit from air conditioning, so that it's more usable during the day.) The pool is really nicely landscaped and that's pretty much where we spent our days, reading and enjoying the peace and quiet. At the edge of the property is the Terazza del Gato restaurant. This is, I believe, managed separately to the hotel, but was a lovely place to have lunch and a couple of lunchtime drinks. The bar area is nice, but not particularly busy in the evening. We enjoyed our after-dinner drinks, but if you want something more lively, you may be disappointed. For us, though it was, like the rest of our experience there, extremely relaxing. In summary, a lovely place to unwind.
What a wonderful hotel, quirky looking suites which are just fantastic. We upgraded to a junior suite and just loved the spacious accommodation provided. The suite comprised off a private courtyard with a gate to our own patio area looking over the gardens and towards the sea.The bathroom was very well appointed with twin sinks,jacuzzi bath and separate shower and loo. This lead into a spacious wardrobe area and then into the large airy bedroom with 2 full size beds and then a separate lounge with TV .desk fridge and sofa. It is probably best described as a Mini House. The hotel offers 3 pools 2 outdoor and 1 indoor all set within the beautiful landscaped gardens . The pools were never crowded and there was always a plentiful number of sun loungers available so you could always chose just were you would like to sit. Situated by the main pool is the spa which includes a sauna and a wide range of massage's. Prices are very reasonable and my wife is still talking about the amazing foot massage she enjoyed. The food is truly excellent with a really wide choice for the breakfast buffet plus pancakes and omelettes cooked to order. The evening meals were varied with plenty of choice and all really delicious. From the moment we arrived every member of staff we met was not only genuinely very friendly but always went out of their way to help in any way they could to ensure that you had the very best stay possible. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We really really enjoyed our holiday in this our very first suite hotel ,what a wonderful change from the usual conventional type of hotel. For beach lovers the beach is just across the road and a very lazy 10 minute walk will have you down on the clean soft sandy beach and into the clear warm sea. I thought €13 a day for two loungers and an umbrella was Ok but the price did not reduce for afternoons which I think is rather expensive. Would we go again-YOU BET probably next year.
My wife and I were looking for somewhere to fly and flop this hotel is perfect for a chill out break the staff are very helpful we would like to thank Brigitta and Tama's for making our holiday, the suites are very nice and completely private, we would go back again
Just returned from a fabulous two week stay at this hotel. The suites are amazing - so comfortable, spacious and totally private. Everywhere is immaculately clean, and the gardens and grounds are very well maintained. The staff are very helpful and friendly and work very hard to ensure that you enjoy your stay. The food in the restaurant is very good, and there is plenty of choice. This is a very quiet hotel, which may not be suitable for younger guests, but is ideal if you want an away from it all break.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. The design of the apartment was fantastic and spacious, the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and attentive. A very relaxing family holiday.
- Free breakfast
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool and indoor pool
Located in Bahia Calma, VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Costa Calma Beach and within a 15-minute drive of Oasis Park Fuerteventura. This 51-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. In the mountains, the hotel is also close to Sotavento de Jandia Beach.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 51 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 21-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and WiFi in public areas.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 533 reviews