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VIK Hotel San Antonio
Ranked #22 of 94 Hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2008

We have just returned from the Hotel San Antonio where we spent an enjoyable two weeks. The only thing we did not like about the hotel was small bathroom and the bedroom too was a bit small for a 4 Star Hotel. By the way contrary to the previous review, not all rooms have a sea vies. We had a room overlooking the garden, with a very tiny corner glimpse of the sea through the trees. They described this room as having “partial sea view” – so partial that you almost missed it.

We found all the staff, reception, dining room, bars, maids, etc. to be very friendly and pleasant. The prices in the bar and snack bar were a bit expensive especially with the poor Euro exchange rates. We found cheaper cafes and bars a short walk from the hotel.

We would recommend this hotel to anyone, it is close enough to the busy Puerto del Carmen, whilst being in a quiet location.

  • Liked — Quiet location
  • Disliked — Size of bedroom and bathroom
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2008

First time to Lanzarote and stayed 1 week in the San Antonio hotel.
No complaints at all. Hotel was clean, comfortable and in a good location on the beach at Puerte del Carmen. Staff were friendly, helpful and courteous at all times. Room was good with a nice balcony and a sea view and was spotlessly clean, well maintained and perfectly adequate for a holiday stay.

Mainly older guests at that time of the year which made for a peaceful time with not too many children. Those that were there were well behaved and there seemed to be good facilities to keep them occupied.

Entertainment at night was typical and reasonably good. The cocktail bar at night ( the only bar in the hotel at night ) was reasonably priced - probably on a par with UK hotel prices but do not expect cheap drinks in Lanzarote.

All in all a good holiday in an interesting place and you should not be let down by this hotel.

  • Liked — quiet at night so you could get a sleep after midnight
  • Disliked — Very tourist oriented.
  • Stayed May 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank SEEYOUJimmy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2008

Just got back from another pleasant stay at the San Antonio. There are 2 things which keep us coming back and that is the excellent food (with top waiter service to match) and the great location, right on the beach but away from the 'tacky' end of Peurto del carmen.
Service is still excellent in all departments.
I have seen a lot of complaints in reviews regarding the food... EH?!!! it never ceases to amaze me WHY some would complain about the food here... this place has to have the best buffet service in town / Lanzarote / Canaries.... even the world??!!
We have been to a lot of buffet hotels worldwide (3 and 4 star) and THIS is THE hotel we compare them all to to this day!!!
Some say that your food is only luke warm or cold... this depends on how quick you are at actually getting your food in my opinion (a lot of people seem to get their meal first, then go back for bread / salad etc... OF COURSE its going to be cold when you get back... DOH!! do it the other way around!!!
The waiters are very friendly and get to know you over your stay, all makes for a top dining experience!!
Entertainment was above average with some pretty good shows, the whole entertainment including 'Phenoix' (the in house support duo) and live acts goes on til midnight from 8pm, so plenty to keep you going!!
This hotel IS NOT suitable for children, as although there are facilities for them, the majority of guests are older couples (there were two families with about 3-4 kids each whilst we were there- kids were messing about sometimes in the pool etc and were duly told off numerous times by guests and staff) if you are looking for Butlins or Haven this is not the place for you!!! The whole hotel has a civilised and relaxed atmosphere and any rowdish behavior will stand out so you have been warned!!!
Great pool areas and plenty of sumbeds available... Aquafit (mainly for women) at 11.30am most mornings in the pool kept my missus happy!!! plenty of other stuff going off during the day (darts, boules etc) if you can drag yourself from your lounger!!!
Rooms are of average size and kitted out with the biggest LCD widescreen TVs I have ever seen in a room, along with 30 odd channels, there is even ch4 and ch5 from the UK!!!
Only thing I think they should provide tea / coffee facilities as you have to pay extra for a 'package' which will provide you with kettle, 2 mugs, tea coffee, milk etc... we learnt this on our last visit in 2002 and duly bought a kettle, 2 mugs from a souvineer shop, tea coffee and milk from the local Spar... all of which came to less than the package price (kettle is still going strong!!!) there are plenty of 'dixons' style electrical shops which will sell simular travel kettles like ours on the sea front.
All in all another fantastic 'san antonio' experience which again, as always, left me with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat as we pulled away to the airport.
If you have been here before and are worried about some reviews stating the place has gone downhill (????) then dont!! its still the San Antonio you know and love (like we do!!!) and has not changed in six years since our last visit (some familiar faces still work there too!!!)
*** Tip for Teguise market on Sundays--- if you have a car then DRIVE there... its easy as the way there is very straight forward (ask reception if in doubt) and as you approach Teguise there are about 4 big car parks (all sign posted) and pay as you enter - only 1 euro 50 cents from 9am til 2pm... bargain!!! this gives you complete peace of mind and extra time to relax round the market which in my opinion is like a mini 'camden' market as the stalls are all over the village and some shops even open out onto the streets - great fun to explore and remember... HAGGLE!!!
Hope my review helps you decide on your choice!! Have a great holiday!!!

  • Liked — Food, Service, Friendliness and Comfort
  • Disliked — lack of tea / coffee facilities in room
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2008

very expensive you are paying for the position of the hotel
and not the quality of the food.the drinks were very expensive
also the snacks.we found one particular resturant manager very
rude.do not pay extra for seaview all rooms have them.

Stayed January 2008
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2 Thank toneSouthend
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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2008

This is our second visit to the hotel and we enjoyed a lovely two week holiday. The location is excellent midway between Puerto del Carmen and Matagorda so you can stroll either way. The hotel is immaculately clean, the staff polite, pleasant and helpful, the food was plentiful with a wide variety to suit all tastes. We shall certainly be returning.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The tacky shops of Puerto del Carmen
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Maxsnan
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North Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2008

Have been going to this hotel for the last 5 years and again this year in september. The staff are friendly,rooms spacious and cleaned daily with fresh towels and bedding most days.
Location is excellent for all ameneties and nightlife. We always rent the fridge and safe it's norm in these spanish hotels, but we always take a travel kettle for our coffee. The pool area and service is great and the dining room and reception staff have been the same more or less for the last few years and it's like going home to friends when we get there.
We look forward to our stay again in september for two weeks.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank H25
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Yorkshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2008

Recently returned from a week at the San Antonio having been initially concerned about some negative reports notably about the staff and the food. Needn't have worried. There were no problems with the hotel and there were absolutely no complaints.
The staff were efficient and some were even quite jolly. The food was more than acceptable and the entertainment organiser worked really hard. The cleaning staff did a good job and there was even Sky Sports! O.K. it was a bit tight to ask for payment just to access the mini bar even before using the contents. There was a simple answer - ignore it. Fortunately it was not too hot (the centrally controlled air con was not turned on) and we just kept the bottled water, bought from one of the local Supermarkets (Spar or Netto), in the bathroom.

The hotel was well situated to walk in one direction to Puerto del Carmen and in the other to Pocillos and Matagorda. It was not the hotel's fault that drainage works meant the buses could not stop outside the hotel (evidently this work will go onto May causing a long detour if you wish to drive to Matagorde). Hired a car through the hotel but be warned the company used does not bring the car to you, they take you about 6 miles to their depot in Matagorde, although at least at the end you just hand in the keys at reception. Paid in cash and did not have to leave a deposit.

It was also not the hotel's fault that the Thomas Cook rep was useless and did not keep to advertised visiting times.

All in all a most pleasant week's holiday.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed March 2008
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1 Thank Mike006
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Property: VIK Hotel San Antonio
Address: Avenida de las Playas 84, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
#12 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
#19 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
#21 Family Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — VIK Hotel San Antonio 4*
Number of rooms: 331
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Also Known As:
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Antonio Hotel Lanzarote San
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