The GHABR is a hotel that differs from many hotels in the Canary Islands for reasons that make it one of the best in Spain and Europe. It is a very special hotel that is surrounded by a privileged environment, that of the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, in Fuerteventura . We had the opportunity to experience what it feels like in the first person and the truth is that we have an unforgettable memory, difficult to erase.
Qualified as a 5-star Grand Luxury , it has the ability to relax all customers, who by the way come not only from Spain, but also from other countries such as England, Germany and Holland.
Whatever the time of year chosen to stay, the tranquility that is breathed is maximum, something that allows it to be one of the best valued hotels both in our country and in the old continent. In addition, in Fuerteventura we could say that it is always spring, so the good weather sneaks through the premises of the Atlantis Bahía Real to intoxicate all the guests.
Fuerteventura is a Biosphere Reserve and the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real is the only hotel on the island that has the Biosphere certification . Caring for the environment and a commitment to sustainable tourism are two of its basic pillars.
The architecture , in a neo-Mudejar style and with colonial influences, adapts perfectly to the natural environment that surrounds it, so it can be said that it is fully integrated. Artistic murals and frescoes, lush natural gardens and handcrafted stained glass windows serve to put the finishing touch to an ensemble that elevates it to the category of five-star great luxury.
The hotel was inaugurated in November 2003 and since then it has become a benchmark. Its updated hospitality model, supported by the sensations, stimuli and emotions of its customers, is summarized in a figure that speaks for itself: 48% of the customers who stay year after year are repeaters.
Rooms and suites
Each of the corners of the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real has been taken care of to the maximum, and the rooms are no exception. In total there are 170 rooms and 72 suites , all decorated with exquisite taste to make guests feel at home. Best of all, they all offer fantastic views of the sea or tropical gardens, as well as being spacious, elegant and comfortable .
In each one there is room service that is available 24 hours, Internet access, pillow menu, king size beds and very special details that make you smile from ear to ear.
Deluxe Double Rooms
A Deluxe Double room was the one we were able to enjoy during our stay. It must be said that they are very comfortable, spacious rooms that do not lack anything. In addition, ours had a terrace with views of the beautiful Isla de Lobos , an islet of about 4.5 square kilometers that can be reached with a boat. Waking up every morning and seeing that panorama is something that cannot be described in words, you have to live it to feel it .
The dimensions of the Double Deluxe are 36 square meters, plus the 8 square meters of the terrace. They are located on the Garden Floor, First and Second Floor with views of the pool or direct views of the sea. The maximum capacity is two adults and the minimum one. Among other things, it includes air conditioning, bar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, welcome gift and gift on departure.
Junior Suite Deluxe
The Deluxe Junior Suite is ideal for families. It is perfectly decorated and has all the necessary amenities to guarantee maximum comfort. In addition, luxury is also present in multiple details.
There are two types, Junior Suite Deluxe Pool and Garden View and Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View . They are located on the Garden Floor with a garden view / sea view. In any case the dimensions are 47 square meters, plus the 8 square meters of the terrace. It includes a bedroom with king size bed or 2 twin beds, seating area with sofa for two beds, bathroom with separate bathtubs and showers, air conditioning, DVD, hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, welcome gift, gift on departure , etc.
The Atlantic Suites have different, elegant and cozy styles, something that makes each one of them special . Luxury is manifested in its maximum expression, leaving in the background the impressive views of the Isla de Lobos and Lanzarote.
They are located on the Garden Floor, First and Second Floor with magnificent frontal views of the sea. They have dimensions of 74 square meters, plus 24 square meters of terrace. A the same as the Deluxe Junior Suite, a bedroom with king size bed or two twin beds. The Jacuzzi , capable of overshadowing the shower, draws the attention of its full bathroom. The maximum capacity is 3 adults.
They are equipped with DVD-Player, scales, hair dryer, air conditioning, safe, mini-bar, bathrobe, slippers … They also include attentions highly valued by guests, such as strawberries and champagne on arrival or daily newspaper.
Staying in a Bahia Suite is taking a quality leap. They are very spacious and comfortable (Atlantic Suite + Double Deluxe Sea View communicated), highly recommended for families . They are located on the Garden Floor, First and Second Floor with magnificent frontal views of the sea.
The dimensions are 110 square meters, since we are talking about the Atlantic Suite Double Deluxe communicating with Vista Mar. They have 2 bedroom suite with king-size or 2 twin beds. They do not lack a full bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower, as well as another full bathroom. It benefits from two terraces and its maximum capacity accommodates five adults and one child.
They are equipped with air conditioning, Mini-Bar, scale, telephone in the bathroom, safe in each room, etc. Among the attentions we must highlight the welcome gift, the gift on departure, the strawberries and champagne on arrival and the daily press.
It is a room from another planet . The beauty, luxury and comfort that it offers do not leave anyone indifferent. The great jewel of the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real is like a work of art.
It is located on the second floor and how could it be otherwise it benefits from impressive frontal views of the sea. It has dimensions of 170 square meters , plus the 20 square meters of the terrace, ideal to enjoy the good weather of Fuerteventura.
Being a special room has been earned by having a room to store suitcases, courtesy toilet, dining room, large living room, kitchen with separate service entrance (it does not lack a microwave, refrigerator, ceramic hob, etc. ), a master bedroom-suite with a large dressing room, a master bathroom with a round 2-seater bathtub-Jacuzzi with separate hydromassage shower, a guest bedroom-suite with dressing room, guest bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower… amazing . Its maximum capacity is for 4 adults.
The equipment is as complete as that of the rooms that I have described previously. The amenities in this case are deluxe, including service upon departure and a personalized daily service plan .
Vital Bay Spa
Relaxing in the rooms or on the beach is fine, but where one truly feels like in the clouds is at the Bahía Vital Spa , a huge complex with more than 3,000 square meters of extension that abstracts you from the noise of the city so that leave stress behind.
Well-being and tranquility are two fundamental premises in its 17 rooms . They offer a great selection of facial and body treatments and therapies that leave you feeling like new. In addition, they have a long list of massages and treatments that wonderfully combine traditional oriental techniques with the latest in cosmetic-related methods.
We had the opportunity to try two massages, one for the whole body with aromatic oils and the other with stones . I can’t tell you much about the latter because I wasn’t the lucky one who received it, but from what I’ve been told I can assure you that it’s going very well.
Of which I personally received, I can speak, or rather praise. One of the workers at the Bahía Vital Spa was in charge of relaxing all my muscles, starting with the legs and ending with the arms. The room in which they gave me the massage gave off an aroma that transported you to another world, the lighting was dim and music was heard in the background that couldn’t be more relaxing. Altogether it was as if you were dreaming . But no, when you woke up you realized that you left the room almost floating , with the feeling that something very good had happened.
The spa area has a heated swimming pool with massage circuits, hydrojets, a shower temple, steam baths, a sauna and a sanarium. The gym , meanwhile, has almost all the machines that you can find in any specialized gym. In addition, there is also a personal trainer who is responsible for creating individual programs based on the needs of each client.
1- Salus per aquam: dynamic pool, jacuzzis,
sensation showers, shower temple, bathroom
oriental Rasul, steam room, Finnish sauna,
sanarium, jet shower …
2-Aesthetics & Beauty: hairdressing, manicure,
pedicure, waxing …
3-Health and wellness: facial treatments,
body and ritualS, relaxing, therapeutic massages
4- Fitness club: Aerobic, Step, GAP, Stretching,
Spinning, Body tone, special exercises for the
back, relaxing exercises with fitnessball, yoga …
After relaxing, it’s time to fill your stomach, an ideal time to savor the gastronomy of any of the 5 restaurants that rest at the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real. It is true that in any part of Fuerteventura you can eat very well, but I assure you that it is worth staying.
It is an award-winning restaurant run by prestigious Michelin star chef Carles Gaig . His creations are a pleasure for all the senses. It uses the best products to present them in unforgettable classic and modern dishes that are served to delight the customer. It stands out for its aesthetics, for the flavor and for its careful attention.
If you are a lover of Japanese cuisine, this will be your favorite restaurant. It is divided into two spaces: the Sushi Bar and the Teppanyaki . The first offers a wide variety of quality fresh fish, such as bluefin tuna, while the second serves selected products brought from Japan.
It is sophisticated and elegant . We were able to have dinner one night in it and the truth is that it is highly recommended. You can enjoy the varied flavors of Spain accompanied by a complete wine list.
Beach Club Las Palmeras
It stands out for the impressive views it offers to the Isla de Lobos and Lanzarote. It is ideal to enjoy traditional Mediterranean dishes , such as Valencian and Catalan rices. They also offer a great variety of fresh fish.
The Royal Cupboard
It is the most varied buffet I have ever seen in a hotel. It stands out for the quality of the products offered through international and local dishes. They include vegetarian cuisine, diet dishes and show-cooking .
It is perfect to enjoy a beautiful evening in front of the sea listening to live music in the background.
The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real also accommodates business, as well as wedding celebrations. They prepare everything to order and try to adapt to the needs of the client whenever possible. They have three rooms: Salón Real (with 448 square meters), Salón Imperial (with 102 square meters) and Salón.com (with 100 square meters.
Weddings can be held on the seashore. Of course, you have to be careful with the tide …
The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real has received numerous awards since it was founded. In 2012 it was done with the following:
– "BEST HOTEL IN EUROPE 2012" awarded by Condé Nast Johansens.
– «TUI HOLLY 2012» awarded by TUI as one of the hundred best hotels in the world.
– «CERTIFICATE QUALITY SELECTION 2012» awarded by Holiday Check in recognition of the quality and excellence of the hotel’s services and facilities.
– «CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2012» awarded by TripAdvisor in recognition by customers of the establishment’s high standards of service and quality.
– «CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2012» BAHÍA VITAL SPA awarded by Tripdavisor in recognition of the excellence of the spa’s quality and service.
– «HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ZOOVER 2012» awarded by Zoover based on the good evaluations of travelers and is a recognition of the excellent quality and service offered by the hotel.
A luxury staff
In closing, and as a personal opinion outright, I would like to rave about the hotel staff, from the first employee to the last. Everything is smiles and the attention is constant, but without being annoying. You feel cared for thanks to the excellent human and personal treatment they give you, something that will certainly have a lot to do with your success.
It is a luxurious but warm hotel at the same time, two adjectives that often do not go hand in hand. In this case yes, because from the first minute to the last you are very clear that you are the protagonist .
For more information and reservations I recommend you visit their official website .