Location

Why is the VIVOOD one of the best places to stay when visiting Guadalest?

Settled in the South-Eastern portion of the Guadalest slopes, the VIVOOD Landscape Hotel sits within the Spanish Valley. It combines the rugged terrain with the neutral décor of the cabins offering travelers a memorable vacationing experience. The hotel is located next to El Castell de Guadalest, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, and just 25 minutes from the coast of Benidorm and Altea. If you want to take a scenic day trip, Alicante is also just a short 50-minute drive away. The VIVOOD is the perfect base for exploring local eateries and wineries, as well as, nearby cities.

Key Facts

  • the VIVOOD is located near Alicante, a Spanish city teeming with culture and history, along with a castle, old quarter and long waterfront
  • local plants and trees are used to create a harmonious environment between nature and civilization, landscape and structure
  • the hotel ensures there is no light pollution or infringement on the environment, offering guests unprecedented views of the starry night sky

What is special?

  • enjoy all the spoils of a luxury hotel that blends seamlessly into its stunning rural settings in nature
  • learn about the natural surroundings and local culture of Spain by visiting the nearby cities of Guadalest and L’Alfas del Pi
  • breathe in the fresh mountain air and explore the terrains and wildlife of the Aitana and Serrella mountain ranges

What do the guests say?

  • guests feel words cannot do the beauty justice, you must visit for yourself
  • travelers love this private and relaxing break in a beautiful natural setting
  • guests highly recommend the VIVOOD as a couples and honeymooners destination

Accommodation

How private are the suites and villas at the VIVOOD? What type of views can I expect?

The VIVOOD is an affordable luxury in an awe-inspiring setting where exclusivity and comfort are key. The suites and villas are designed in a minimalistic fashion to allow the panoramic landscapes to serve as a masterful piece of art. The hotel’s most exclusive rooms boast a terrace solarium and a private heated pool to ensure you have the most relaxing stay whilst fully immersed in the landscape. If escaping reality, even if only temporary, is your goal, the staff at the VIVOOD will go above and beyond to create your perfect escape.

Key Facts

  • the hotel features 25 suites that promote tranquility, relaxation, and a connection with nature
  • each suite boasts at least 1,500 square meters of land for a sense of seclusion
  • the VIVOOD is an adult-only hotel; kids, under the age of 16, and pets are not allowed in this hotel

What is special?

  • have your stresses soothed away as you pamper yourself with a dip in your private jacuzzi, in the Pool Suite
  • gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and savor a 180-degree view of the rugged valleys and mountains while sipping coffee in the comfort of your room
  • enjoy complete peace, privacy, and solitude no matter where you choose to relax in your suite, as the architecture of the buildings ensures no one is able to trespass or view inside the cabins from the outside

What do the guests say?

  • if you want to escape from the stresses of everyday life, guests recommend taking a few days away at the VIVOOD
  • travelers were amazed by the rain shower with stunning views of the rolling hills
  • guests enjoyed being able to disconnect from the rest of the world and truly relax during their stay at the VIVOOD

Pools & Spa

What’s the best way to decompress after a long day of exploring?

The VIVOOD Spa is a treatment center immersed in nature, whose different rituals, natural therapies and massages reflect the oriental Ayurveda traditions. It is a peaceful oasis in which you can renew your energy and balance your mind, body and soul. Treatments offered are a combination of Ayurveda culture, and its more than 5,000 years of history, along with Western techniques. Whether you are being pampered in the luxurious spa, or gliding across the expansive pool, you will be able to enjoy the tranquility of nature in every corner of the resort.

Key Facts

  • the hotel features two infinity pools, that are open all year round, with views of the Guadalest Valley
  • a pestemal towel (original garment used in Turkish baths) is provided to wear when inside the spa facilities
  • a heated pool can be found inside the spa for guests’ pleasure

What is special?

  • experience the beauty of nature as you bask by the pool or laze around on the terrace at sunset or during starry nights
  • embark on a holistic journey that incorporates the five elements to bring you to a complete sense of well-being through five different treatment spaces – sauna, Hammam, bithermal tunnel, float tank and heated pool
  • reach a complete state of disconnection with a Reikilibrium treatment, of Japanese origin, that channels your inner energy through the healing hands of an expert therapist

What do the guests say?

  • couples insist the couple’s spa treatment, with aromatherapy pool and massage, is an absolute must
  • guests suggest the best times to relax by the pool is in the afternoons and evenings to fully enjoy the beautiful sunsets
  • travelers rave about the top-notch treatments and attentiveness of their therapist

Culinary

What are the dining options at the VIVOOD? Is there a variety of cuisines to choose from?

The VIVOOD is all about creating a lasting memory to share, and perfectly executes this through their dining experiences. It promotes combining pleasure and knowledge by honoring regional culinary trends, products and farming methods. Produce used for the dishes is grown in the VIVOOD organic kitchen garden or obtained from local suppliers. Whether you are indulging in hearty helpings of marinated steak tartare, or cod confit, or delighting in light bites such as fresh poké bowls, the VIVOOD has something to appease every type of palette.

Key Facts

  • Vivood serves up avant-garde cuisine with a fusion of traditional flavors
  • the VIVOOD believes in the slow food philosophy and farm-to-table cooking
  • “flavor, tradition and modernity” perfectly describes the VIVOOD restaurant

What is special?

  • enjoy breakfast in bed with sublime sunrises and sunny-side ups from the comfort of your bed, as a decadent breakfast is prepared and delivered to your room
  • share a bottle of champagne over an idyllic romantic, candlelit dinner as soft music whispers in the background
  • dine at the lounge or next to the infinity pools while the Guadalest Valley serves as a picture-perfect backdrop

What do the guests say?

  • the breakfast buffet has guests going back for seconds with its wide variety of meats, cheeses, and fresh-baked breads
  • guests find the staff to be very attentive and friendly and the right balance between catering for your needs, and being able to carry on a casual and friendly chat
  • poolside breakfast by the infinity pool, overlooking the vast landscapes, is one the highlights of guests’ days at the VIVOOD

Activities

How can I spend my days besides relaxing at the hotel? What type of activities are available?

The VIVOOD is the perfect destination for a relaxing escape; however, it does cater to the nature lovers and adventurers as well. Sports enthusiasts can try out the many extreme sports such as paragliding, bungee jumping, mountain climbing, and trekking. Visit one of the charming Mediterranean villages to get a taste of local culture or hit the beaches of Alicante and enjoy the golden sand and endless blue horizons. Whether you stay close to the hotel or embark on a day trip, there is so much to see and do during your stay.

Key Facts

  • tours and trek trips to the nearby hills can be arranged by the hotel’s concierge team
  • bicycles are available for guests to travel around and explore the local landscape
  • private yoga lessons are available in a natural outdoor setting

What is special?

  • add a little spice to your trip with a visit to the unusual and quirky Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum of Guadalest, that houses over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers
  • take a step back in time and stroll through the ancient ruins of the Guadalest Castle, an 11th century medieval fortress, located at the highest part of the town
  • discover the Emerald Jewel of Alicante as you hike through the captivating trails around the Guadalest Basin

What do the guests say?

  • guests highly recommend taking the trek down to the lake, and enjoying the mountainous landscape
  • being able to simply relax; yet, having the opportunity to take a short walk to nearby cities to experience the culture, museums and attractions is a huge plus for visitors
  • guests were left in awe of the collection of miniature and giant sculptures at The Micro-Giant Art Museum, and say it’s worth the visit