After much research into other hotels in the area settled on the Ifa Faro Hotel and we both enjoyed a faultless (and sunny) week at the beginning of March and one of the most relaxing breaks we have ever had. After a short 25 minute trip from the airport we checked in at a very friendly reception and were delighted with our room with it's side view of the sea and the dunes. A stunning bathroom (with bathrobes) a well stocked minibar, spacious wardrobes with lots of hangers, large balcony with sunbeds, chairs and table and individual reading lights on each side of the bed a nice touch. There was a flatscreen TV but apart from the news, all the programmes were in German or Spanish, but then we hadn't come to watch TV.
We had booked half board and enjoyed the great choice of different dishes both at breakfast and at dinner. Sitting on the terrace in the sun at 10am in the morning while scoffing smoked salmon and scrambled eggs accompanied by glasses of bubbly was a real treat. The only mistake we made was to go out on our last night to a local restaurant, the Il Faro, for a traditional paella. The starters were great, the paella the worst we have ever had. When I pointed out the asparagus burnt to a crisp to the waiter, he just grinned! Didn't want to spoil our night by making a fuss but wished we had stayed for dinner at the hotel. There was a boulevard lined with shops and restaurants, all quite upmarket from which to take your pick.
We were allotted our sunbeds on arrival at the pool and these were ours for the week, an idea that should be copied everywhere. Staff in attendance the whole time and food and ice cold drinks available from the pool bar. The famous dunes are a short walk from the hotel and a great way to exercise after a filling breakfast. The clientele at the hotel were mostly over fifty and the majority German with a few young couples here and there. This suited us perfectly as above all we wanted to relax and enjoy a week's rest. Shops, restaurants and supermarkets all within a few minutes walk of the hotel. We are already thinking of a return trip at Xmas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IFA Faro Hotel is ideally situated close to the sea, a very short distance from the very south beach of Maspalomas and its lighthouse, on the island of Gran Canaria. Thanks to its perfect location you can enjoy fantastic sea and beach views, with their 6 km of golden sand dunes which extend to Playa del Ingles. The hotel, with a 4 star category and elegant architecture underwent a complete interior, solarium and swimming pool reform in 2005 and 2006. These reforms give a mixture of an up to date image and provide a notably brighter atmosphere to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ifa Faro
- Ifa Faro Maspalomas
- IFA Faro Hotel Maspalomas, Gran Canaria