So we chose this hotel for our summer holiday. Usually we go to a villa hotel in Turkey, but this year wanted a change and chose this hotel because of its all suite status.
The suites…..or pods..are the best thing about it. We had Suite 104 - brilliantly located just above the pool and the hot tub, a short walk from breakfast and near reception. Some of the suites were a long way away, and there is a sewage plant at one end which is not good news, but we were unaffected by that.
The suites are great. Ours had been renovated and was kept spotlessly clean by a brilliant maid each day.
Some confusion over room service - one day a cup of coffee was impossible to get at 11.30 am, though on other days it had not been a problem. The guest services guide said that room service was available from 8.00am till 18.00. - Did not seem to be the case. A meeting with the director of the hotel didn't resolve this, though one has to say that Monica on reception came up trumps in solving our poor internet connection, and Bernardino was very helpful too.
The bar is a strange place. Dark, and with a huge sculpture in the centre, it is quite an inhospitable place, so people don't really gather there and talk and meet. We missed meeting other people, though given that the restore is very very german orientated, this might not have been too much of a loss.
Also no room service in the evening was a disappointment as the suites are cosy and it might have been nice to eat in one night.
Breakfast was good, but lots of flies made it a bit of an endurance test.
The suites have a courtyard which is great for sunbathing and also good protection from the wind which is reasonably relentless on Fuerteventura.
The Terrazo restaurant at the bottom of the complex is not cheap, but service was good and food well presented.
The pool, even in early June was on the icy side and was never busy. Nice hot tub though which was pleasant to relax in.
The downside of the whole holiday was that Costa Calma is a dull dump. If the island had an enema, then Costa Calma is where they would stick the tube! Other than the Terrazzo, the only restaurant of any note is Galleria which we ended up going to five times.
Definitely get a car so you can get out of what is a very boring resort. Nice beaches nearby.
All in all, it's an expensive option and the money that the suites cost could probably get you a very nice hotel room in a well serviced hotel, but if you do like the extra space and the private courtyards etc, and can cope with a dull resort town, then this hotel could be for you.
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- The VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato is an exclusive hotel with a unique architecture surrounded by 34.643 M² of gardens and heated swimming pools on different levels ... more less
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- VIK Suite Hotel Risco Del Gato Fuerteventura/Costa Calma, Pajara