(Playa del Ingles (Gran Canaria))
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The IFA Continental is just a 5 minute walk to the city centre and only 150 metres from a small cove, whilst only 800 metres from the famous Playa Del Ingles. This spacious and inviting hotel offers guests a bar and terrace, snack bar, boutiques, two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, hairdresser and gift shops. The bedrooms are all spacious and tastefully furnished in a modern style, with sofa, telephone, safe (at a charge) and a furnished balcony. The hotel's restaurant serves a mixture of Spanish and international cuisine.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Lift to all Floors
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Open from: Dec
- Free: Yes
- Treatment Rooms
- Jacuzzi Free: Yes
- Sauna Free: No
- Name: LAS PALMAS
- Distance: 25 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:30
- Monday to Friday: 10:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Las Palmas Distance: 25 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 2157 reviews
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Stay Date: 01/2017, Jan B wrote this review.
We stayed at the hotel for two weeks. The hotel is in ok condition, even though you can see that it was quite a few years since it was built. Our room was a bit on the small size, but ok, and just as the rest of the hotel in ok condition. I would h… See more
We stayed at the hotel for two weeks. The hotel is in ok condition, even though you can see that it was quite a few years since it was built. Our room was a bit on the small size, but ok, and just as the rest of the hotel in ok condition. I would have loved a small fridge were I could have e.g. water and some beer. There's no AC, but I dont think that was needed either. We had breakfast and dinner att the hotel most of the days and it is very much standard charter hotel food, i.e. plenty of alternatives, but not necessarily at a high standard. Anything that had to do with any sort of meet (beef, fish, chicken, etc) was always over cooked, chewy, and dry as an example. Things that are not processed in their kitchen, such as fruits and vegetables were of good standard though. If I would stay at the hotel again I would probably have the breakfast included, but have the rest of my meals outside of the hotel. We did not stay at the pool area during daytime at all, but it is probably the best part of the hotel. It is in nice condition and quite appealing actually. The problem is that most of it is shady and that it is next to the GC 500 round, which has plenty of traffic. According to others the main pool is freezing cold, however this seems to be standard at any hotel in Maspalomas. It is close to the beach, so for those of you planning to spend your time there it has a good location. We were at Gran Canaria for cycling, and as the hotel is close to the GC 500, were most of the rides starts and ends, the hotel is greatly located. The hotel caters mostly for a senior audience, mainly couples in there 60's or 70's. All-in-all this is an average hotel that you can choose if you can get it at a good price, otherwise I would look for something else. Collapse
Life In The Freezer!
Stay Date: 12/2016, cosmiclaw wrote this review.
We booked through Jet 2 for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, on a Half Board basis with a Sea View room. On the positive side, the hotel itself is centrally located, with just a short walk to shops, bus station, bars/restaurants and beach ( … See more
We booked through Jet 2 for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, on a Half Board basis with a Sea View room. On the positive side, the hotel itself is centrally located, with just a short walk to shops, bus station, bars/restaurants and beach ( however there are lots of steps to descend to get on to the lower level of the beach, so this would be a problem for people with reduced mobility). The food in the hotel was very good, and the kitchen, and waiting staff were generally very helpful and friendly. The rooms, although very dated in furniture and decor were kept clean by the efficient and friendly cleaning staff. Unfortunately the ( Superior) room, which was on the 7th floor and facing the sea, was unacceptably cold, not helped by the fact that for the first few days the weather was bad, with rain and very high winds. The curtains leading to the balcony had to be kept closed, and they were actually blowing with the draught. When the weather settled, the room was still cold, as the sun only came onto the balcony for about an hour in the morning. It was a case of jumping out of the shower and getting dressed as quickly as possible. I wouldn't have tolerated this degree of discomfort at home, but would have turned up the central heating, which unfortunately was non existent in the hotel. We eventually spoke to Reception around the fourth day, and suggested we hire a heater. The Receptionist showed us a catalogue of 'extras' which could be hired at a price, and we chose a convector heater which would be delivered the next morning at a cost of 26 euros per week. However the next morning another Receptionist ( whom we believe was in charge) knew nothing about this arrangement, and after much preamble decided that we couldn't have a heater for the room as it was dangerous!!!! We were offered an extra blanket! Yes, so we'd have to wander around draped in a blanket a la Gandhi ??? Now we pointed out that convector heaters were among the safest form of heaters, and if safety was the issue, why are irons, hairdryers etc., that the hotel was happy to hire out to guests not deemed dangerous? We eventually asked to be moved to another room, and were told that although we had paid more for the Superior room, there wasn't another equivalent room available. However we were agreeable to take a standard room, as long as it wasn't cold like the first. We took one on the 2nd floor ( to the right side of the lift, as this position gets most sun and less wind since the buildings across the street block high winds). We were asked to sign a 'waiver' type form, stating that we had downgraded the room at our own request!!! It was a very uncomfortable and frustrating first few days, but the room we changed to was far more pleasant, being warm with the sun on the balcony for around 8 hours each day ( which, conversely, in the summer months would be unbearably hot with the lack of air conditioning as other people have complained in earlier reviews) So please bear in mind that although a seaview room sounds desirable, in winter time it can turn into a refrigerated wind tunnel, depending on its position. In future we will make sure that any hotel we book has air conditioning AND heating, it's well worth any extra cost. Collapse
Good and bad
Stay Date: 12/2016, Veronica013 wrote this review.
First the good. The hotel was immaculate clean. The location is good for the beach, bus station, shops, restaurants and bars. The pool area is nice and the food is good. If you can't find anything you like then you are very fussy. The New Year's Eve … See more
First the good. The hotel was immaculate clean. The location is good for the beach, bus station, shops, restaurants and bars. The pool area is nice and the food is good. If you can't find anything you like then you are very fussy. The New Year's Eve buffet was excellent. The not so good - the hotel is dated, circa 1990s. The all inclusive ended at 11 on New Years Eve, it could have started an hour later in the day. The bar staff are rude, never smile or talk to you when they serve you. You are treated like a second class citizen if all inclusive; despite the fact that you have already paid. You have to use a different side of the bar, can't have a large beer glass so you have to go more, get served flat beer. Can only get two drinks at a time. The towels are thread bare and tiny. Sun beds are reserved and no one is on them. The hotel is a horrible grey colour that makes it look more like a prison and is next to a noisy motorway with traffic moving all night. God knows where they are all going on such a small island. The food is often cold/lukewarm. Maybe we expect warmer food than the warmer European countries. The cleaner let herself in whilst I was in the shower but continued to change the bedding. Very awkward. You do have to remember this is 3 star and you get what you pay for but if I went to Gran Canaria again I would probably do bed and breakfast or self catering as there are many reasonably priced places to eat and drink with far better entertainment with staff that are pleasant and smile as they serve you. Collapse
Stay Date: 12/2016, caroleba wrote this review.
We have recently returned from an all inclusive Christmas family holiday at the IFA Continental in Playa Del Ingles. There were six of us of various ages and we had the most fabulous time. The hotel was decorated lovely for Christmas and we had a war… See more
We have recently returned from an all inclusive Christmas family holiday at the IFA Continental in Playa Del Ingles. There were six of us of various ages and we had the most fabulous time. The hotel was decorated lovely for Christmas and we had a warm welcome from the staff on arrival. All the staff were very friendly and courteous and very professional. It was like turning back the clock to a time when you genuinely felt warmly welcome at a hotel, really lovely. The hotel was spotlessly clean, although in need of an update in places. The food was absolutely amazing and the Christmas gala dinner left us speechless, just wonderful. The entertainment was great with professional shows most nights. Also the hotel entertainment team, Patrick, David, Barbie and Christina were fab and very good at their job. They weren't just going through the motions, you could tell they really loved what they were doing for a living. One draw back of the hotel was its position close to a busy road, however this did not bother us too much as it is also close to the beach and promenade. We had a great week and the hotel staff played a big part in making it truly a Feliz Navidad. Collapse
Need to sort the dubbed stampede
Stay Date: 08/2016, julie w wrote this review.
Hotel kept spotlessly clean....good choice of food at each meal.Good location....2 mins walk to the beach but then lots of steps to negotiate....not too bad going down but a killer coming back up. Taxis very cheap and taxi rank situated in the bus … See more
Hotel kept spotlessly clean....good choice of food at each meal.Good location....2 mins walk to the beach but then lots of steps to negotiate....not too bad going down but a killer coming back up. Taxis very cheap and taxi rank situated in the bus station opposite the hotel. Buses also cheap and people at bus station very helpful . Lovely place to visit is Puerto de Mogan.....if you go on Friday there is a huge market. My only concern with this hotel is the stampede for sunbeds in the morning....people start to queue from around 6am in the hotel lobby and the doors were opened at around 8am.....once the doors open its every man or woman for him/herself and God help you if you are getting on a bit and not quite as quick as some people......management really need to sort this or someone will get hurt. Collapse
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