We were led to believe hotel was a 4* when we booked it is indeed a 3*. We Recently spent a week at this hotel. Hotel on arrival looked a bit dated from outside. It is however in an ideal location 10min walk gets you to the local beach and shops beware though half way along the beach its a nudist beach. The hotel itself is very big and the pool areas are nice and clean they offer plenty of choice from jacuzzi to swimming pools there's two sides to the hotel that offer both pool areas one more quiet than the other. Hotel offers free wifi in the bar meeting area only although we could only access for maybe 5min and then it cuts you off. We were all inclusive this was in operation during the hours of midday- midnight and found the food a bit to repetitive breakfast offered plenty choice from continental to cooked, lunch was the same every day small snack bar downstairs only offering hotdogs, pizza, chips, hamburgers, salad and ice cream it was literally the same choice daily so some days we couldn't face it. Dinner was very repetitive and there was never any chicken on the menu I am a fussy eater and only ever eat chicken I always found something I could eat though was never stuck basically ate same thing every night - salad, pizza, veg and chips wasn't much choice pudding wise. Entertainment was good at the hotel and on every day/night only downside our room was facing out into this area so if you wanted to nap during the day or have an early night you were out of luck as music is very loud we did have a lovely view though. (Can request room on other side of the hotel that's quiet with a pool view also) the hotel room was very spacious and clean beds not the most comfy although we had Germans next door who were very noisy and liked to party in the hotel corridor at 4am-6am shouting and chopping doors the reception were good at dealing with these issues if phoned down. We needed to make a phone call at reception and ask a few questions a man named Jose was on that day he was very unhelpful and when asked if he could confirm on phone to an excursion we were trying to book to verify we were staying at the hotels or a pick up he just put phone to his ear heard they were speaking English and shouted at us "English speaking what's problem" and banged phone down at us only member of staff we found very unhelpful and ignorant. On another occasion we asked to borrow a pen from him he said "move need to wait" he wasn't busy with anyone else at the time witnessed him treating other guests in this manner he has no patience rest of the staff were lovely at the hotel. We did several excursions in gran canaria - MHT - a drag show is highly recommended was fab, water park, jeep safari, camel ride, boat trip to sea dolphins, markets, submarine and water sports. I wouldn't come back only because I've been to Tenerife last year and for us it's a lot better there in a multitude of ways. Every excursion we went on in gran canaria involved a very long bus journey before reaching the excursions ranging from 1hr - 2hrs bus journey one way then same to return back to drop off point. Only other negative we found with this hotel was when we had been out down the Yumbo centre for drinks at night on way back to hotel in early hours literally outside hotel and also down the next few streets there were prostitutes in operation and we got followed up the street one night by 3 of them we then witnessed them praying on other holiday makers - men walking back to the hotel alone pinning them up to the wall and demanding 50euro for sex that was quite scary. Apart from that hotel is lovely, plenty entertainment and good location overall.
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- Also Known As:
- Ifa Buenaventura Resort
- Hotel Ifa Buenaventura
- IFA Buenaventura Hotel Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles