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Checking In :: Dream Hotel Gran Castillo

Wednesday February 8, 2012

Checking In :: Dream Hotel Gran Castillo

The Dream Hotel Gran Castillo is one of the latest additions to the growing roster of top quality hotels in Lanzarote. And enjoys one of the best locations in the resort, close to both the beaches of Papagayo and the restaurants and bars of the Marina Rubicon. Ensuring some spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and across to Fuerteventura.

The hotels design was inspired by architecture and local history dating from the 16th century, making particular reference to the Castillo de San Jose, now home to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art in Arrecife.

The Hotel

The hotel is divided into distinctive zones that combine traditional Canarian architecture on the exterior with a warm Mediterranean-style interior that exudes both elegance and comfort. The landscaped gardens, terraces and pool areas have been well thought through so that both lively families and guests wishing for a little tranquillity can find what they are looking for.

In terms of accommodation The Dream Hotel Gran Castillo boasts 260 spacious Superior rooms and Suites divided between 4 differently styled zones of architecture. The rooms have beautiful views, whether overlooking the ocean or the local countryside. Decorated with a modern Mediterranean twist the rooms feature soft tones, pale wood, ample natural lighting and careful attention to detail.

There are also 11 Junior and 12 Senior Suites that offer a standard in both design and personalised services that is very impressive. For those seeking the ultimate holiday the hotel has the equivalent of 2 Penthouse suites: The Imperial Suite and the Royal Suite - supreme decadence!

Restaurants and Bars

The hotel is proud to offer the highest standard in freshly prepared food in all three of their restaurants. Guests may choose between the buffet style restaurant Las Coloradas specialising in show cooking; the cosy a la carte Italian restaurant El Olivo and the exclusive a la carte Sanso restaurant, romantically located overlooking the beach - which offers a selection of the finest international and traditional Canarian cuisine and wines.

Las Coloradas is the perfect place to start the day with a comprehensive international buffet breakfast that you can make as traditional (Sausages, eggs, bacon, pancakes etc) or as healthy (cereals, fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juices) as you choose.

Later, the dinner buffet offers an astounding variety of food and as the show cooking and themes change on a nightly basis there are always new dishes to sample. The restaurants central location gives the option of dining inside or out on the terrace beside the pool area.

The cosy, rustic restaurant El Olivo serves good quality Italian cuisine and a great selection of local, national and international wines. It is situated in a private and quiet setting, also with the option of dining inside or on an outer terrace.

The intimate a la carte restaurant Sanso is the preferred option for guests looking for more of an elegant or romantic evening treat. The beautiful views from this restaurant, situated beside the beach, perfectly complement the outstanding seafood dishes and international delicacies created by their award winning chefs.

There are 3 bars at the hotel: the Lobby Bar, Bar Castillo and the Cascade bar each offering a unique ambience and with differing opening hours.

Special Events

The Dream Hotel Gran Castillo is an ideal place to hold a variety of special events in Lanzarote. It has an extensive list of services and facilities to satisfy the needs of those looking for a venue for a wedding, christening, private party through to conference, incentive or other corporate event.

The well landscaped and maintained gardens and terraces offer a variety of options for weddings, cocktail parties and other celebratory gatherings.

Alternatively the hotels convention centre features various halls and meeting rooms. For example, using a modular design and insulated walls the Timanfaya Hall can be configured as one grand hall for events seating up to 540 people, or in combinations of 2 to 4 halls for multi-function or smaller meetings.

Spa and Wellness Centre

The hotel has a wide range of sports and other facilities – most notably the Vitanova Spa and Thalassotherapy Wellness centre. Whilst not the largest spa in Lanzarote all the most important components are there and it is wonderfully designed. Providing an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation with warm spa water, subtle relaxing music, aromatherapy, saunas, Jacuzzis and a range of facial and body treatments. There is also a small gymnasium and a beauty centre to complete the experience.

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