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IFA Continental Hotel
Ranked #23 of 134 Hotels in Playa del Ingles
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Just arrived back, weather was hot hot hit at above 30 degrees each day, hotel was brilliant, pool is large with different sections where you can sit and lounge, children have a small pool and the big pool is ideal for a good swim and lounge around the rocks. Hotel staff were very friendly, hotel entertainment was brilliant throughout the day, the food was amazing!! Plenty of food to choose from even for fussy eaters like myself! The location of the hotel was ideal as it was in walking distance to the local restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping centres, the beach is also a 5 minute walk away. A little tip stay away from the beach front at night time if you don't want to be bugged with people trying to sell you things, they can get a bit nasty when you say no, instead stick to the street where there are lots of restaurants and shops, overall the hotel is brilliant, can't wait to go back again!!

Room Tip: Floors from 5 upwards have a fantastic view on the sea!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Just arrived back with my girlfriend (both 19) from a great holiday. This hotel is a very well clean and maintained hotel staff work very hard, pool area is great plenty of sunbeds and the pools are very clean! There's always food on through out the day so you never go hungry, but you do have to serve yourself for soft drinks and beer which isn't to bad I guess. The entertainment are fantastic especially the male one whos really funny, best hotel entertainment I've ever been too, always games to do through the day and at night is really good perfect for pre drinks before going out! I must say there is a very small amount of kids there it's more of a adult hotel full of couples which we prefer anyway. Food was average very mixed variety of food but food at all inclusive is never great anyway, room cleaned every day and very well.
Round the area is great Irish center is short walk away which has few great bars and kasbah only 10 minute walk away but only go there if your going out to get drunk because it's very lively, yumbo is only 3 euros in a taxi which is very good family area with plenty of shops and resturants and chill out bars also casino next to it!
All in all it was a great holiday and would recommend people to go to this hotel if not the hotel go to playa del ingles it's a great place with loads to do.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Just arrived back. Was very impressed all holiday , food, location , entertainment and staff all fab . Thumbs up to reburto. Unfortunately my friends had there all inclusive bands chopped off on the last day even though they only arrived at 9.00pm on there first night. So they basically lost a full day off all inclusive. They were left with no money food or water from 12am- 10pm. Manager was extremely rude to them. Overall good stay but on the basis off the managers rude behaviour we will not be returning like planned.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hotel was ok, had to fight for a sunlounger on a morning if you weren't first you didn't get one or were stuck in the shade. Restaurant staff are rude will take your plate away if your finished eating even if the rest of the family are still eating which to me is really rude. Rooms were clean and tidy, no air con, safe anf fridges to rent.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Motherwell
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hotel was friendly, welcoming and relaxing. The food was excellent. The cleanliness of the hotel was second to none. The staff were all very professional and friendly. Would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bedfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Anyone who says anything bad about this hotel must be mad! I stayed for 14 nights with my boyfriend (both 19) and we had an amazing holiday! Reception staff are very friendly and helpful upon arrival and always helped out when we needed them. Cleaners are brilliant and kept the whole hotel spotless. Waiters were friendly and cleared the plates quickly which was good. There was also plenty of food and different choices everyday. Breakfast was a bit repetitive but didn't expect anything more than that.
The pool area is lovely and has loads of sunbeds, so as long as your down before 9 you will get a spot in the sun no problem.
The entertainment staff were brilliant, guy called Simon joined in and ran all of the water activities and a blonde curly haired woman held all the evening entertainment and she was excellent!! Weather was boiling so was nice to get into a cold pool to cool off! There is a bus stop just round the corner and plenty of supermarkets nearby.
I also read reviews about there being loads of older people and German people but have no idea what that was about, it's is completely varied!
There is a restaraunt overlooking the sea behind the bus stop which is a must, food and service is amazing!
Overall the hotel was perfect and should have been a 4* if not 5!!
The only downfall was no aircon and no fridge which you could pay for if you really needed it.
Also the resort was a bit scattered around. There wasn't really a main tourist area so you have to walk around to find places.
Athough this hotel didn't have a modern feel to it, it was absolutely perfect and gave us the most amazing holiday!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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manchester
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

What a lovely hotel my first visit to Spain with my husband the staff are really friendly the food was lovely so much choice not once was I stuck for something to eat and I am a very fussy eater wifi not very good the rooms was very clean and got clean towels every day I would definitely stay her again thank you for a lovely holiday

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: IFA Continental Hotel
Address: Avenida de Italia 2, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#23 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#24 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — IFA Continental Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IFA Continental Hotel is situated very near to the centre of Playa del Ingles, a few minutes walk from Playa del Ingles beach, the promenade and numerous leisure and shopping centres. The magnificent Playa del Ingles, with its famous sand dunes and its 6 kilometers in length, offers a perfect setting to have long and pleasant walks next to the sea, besides being located next to one of the most enjoyable and entertaining tourist zones of Gran Canaria. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ifa Hotel Playa Del Ingles
IFA Continental Hotel Gran Canaria/Playa Del Ingles

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