Playa del Ingles’ sandy beach is only a few minutes’ walk from this place. And if you’re staying put, you’ve got pools, whirlpool baths and loads of sports to keep you busy.
The IFA Continental’s location gets brownie points – there are shops and bars on the doorstep, a sandy beach is 5 minutes’ walk away, and it’s only a few minutes’ taxi ride to the centre of Playa del Ingles.
A pair of pools takes centre-stage outside, while on the food front you’ve got a buffet place and an al fresco bar for snacks. And as for activities, stuff like football, water polo and pétanque is on the cards.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals with snacks 11.00-12.00 and late snacks in the Hall Bar 22.00-23.00.
Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - restrictions apply - 11.00-23.00. Tea, coffee and cakes 15.30-16.30.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This huge pool comes with waterfalls and whirlpool baths. It's surrounded by a sun terrace decked out with sunbeds and parasols and palm trees for that bit of extra shade.
This watery number comes complete with adjoining waterfalls and whirlpool baths.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here. Both hot and cold options are on offer with a selection of national and international dishes. Themed buffets keep things exciting, with Mexican, Italian, Asian and local specialities all making an appearance. There's a dress code here between October and May, and for men this is long trousers for evening meals.
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Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms have simple styling and calm colours. Double doors bring in natural light and beyond the doors there's a balcony or terrace. You can access Wi-Fi* from your room and there's also some satellite TV channels available.
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Good enough to stay but not good enough to return.
For this hotel my partner and I have scored it a 3. Reason being it was comfortable during our stay but for a young couple it's not really ideal. Pro's :- Food was perfect great selection clean area. No one should fault the food or selection at all. Cleanliness through out the hotel again was well maintained. Rooms cleaned spotlessly daily. Staff were friendly and helpfully upon requests. Location was not perfect but only a nice small walk (20min) to the main strip. Would be great for family's with young children. Con's :- exterior and interior very outdated and depressing. Bars opened and closed at bad times, e.g. Breakfast opened between 8 and 10:30 am pool bar would not open until 11 am this means if you have an early breakfast you would need to walk to a shop to buy a drink.(this at the time was not ideal) as we payed for all inclusive bands and for a relaxing holiday we did not want such a small burden. Not for young COUPLES. Sun beds at the lower pool terrace were far from good, back rest collapsed for various people around this pool. I injured my shoulder from this too. Entertainment for us was not great from the animation team, music loud around the pool and the sound quality was awful. Very loud and very poor. Sunday was the best day for it had a more relaxed vibe. Rooms were very hot during the summer months no air con or fan, with patio door open this brought lots of noise from the traffic passing and people through out the whole night.More
To all the people who are moaning about no air con, well I am in England and is pouring down with rain we had to put the fire on last night, so please don't moan, I'm sure that when you return home, you soon wish that you were still there . So enjoy your holiday while it last . And have fun in the sun.More
Nick H, 186349
Hotel was nice and the food was very good nice pool area plenty of sun beds entertainment good would recommend for family's with young kids only let down was the rooms very old fashioned beds were horrible to sleep on and very noisy at night as the one side of the hotel is next to a main road no air con or fans in room so was very hot overall good holiday More
Clean hotel and friendly staff but wouldnt stay again
IFA continental hotel is a five minute walk from the beach, about five minutes to walk to the shops down the high street and about 15-20 minute walk along the sea front to the sand dunes and shopping/restaurant area of Maspalomas. I stayed here for ten days with family and friends in July. We arrived late on Monday evening after traveling since 11 the same day. Upon arriving the hotel isn't the most attractive from the outside but it definitely redeems itself as the reception area is modern and clean and from the front doors you can see through to the entertainment and bar area. We were under the impression after checking in that the hotel would be able to provide some meals after arriving late but after going into the restaurant it was just cold foods left over from dinner (cold ham, salami, salad and a few stale rolls). We were given a room on the first floor overlooking the poolside. What we didn't realise was that this meant we were also right above the entertainment area where the music goes on until around 11pm sometimes later with other holiday makers staying out later contributing to the noise. As none of the rooms have Aircon we had no choice but to leave the balcony door open and listen to the noise below. As it was just myself and parents in the room we got used to this after a few days but I don't think the room would have been appropriate if given to someone with young children. The beds and pillows weren't very comfortable and we were originally given a blanket on the sofa as the third bed despite paying for three adults. In fairness hotel staff were more than happy to help and set up an actual bed after the first night for the remainder of our stay. There are three pools on site, the main large pool where most of the daily activities are carried out, the childrens pool and another smaller pool further down. There were also four or five Jacuzzis spaced out around each of the pools which were great. Similar activities were carried out each day including water aerobics and water polo but all of which were fun and the hotel staff are always coming round trying to get you involved. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday with a huge range of foods. Plenty of choice every evening as options are changed each night. Food was always delicious with a nice selection of ice creams and cakes for dessert. There was another food area serving snacks like chips and pizza around the pool each day which was always convenient. The only small issue we had was that certain bars around the resort are only open at certain times - if you wanted to use the WIFI in the reception area most of the time you would have to go down to the pool to get a drink as that seemed to be the only area that was open all day. We stayed all inclusive but it was clear that any extras such as WIFI, hairdryers and even fans had to be rented from the hotel for a small price. Its the first hotel ive ever stayed in that hasn't included a hairdryer in the room! When we arrived there was some kind of fire act going on in the entertainment area that we missed so we were keen to watch the entertainment the following night. I have to admit most evenings we did get bored of the entertainment, there was an hour and a half long men vs women quiz one evening, a pole dancing act and a circus act on another evening but none of them would blow you away with talent. The drinks from the bar tasted watered down and you could only order two at a time - obviously as there were six of us in total we couldn't just go up and get a round for everyone we would have to go up three times to get drinks. You couldn't fault the cleanliness of the hotel, the cleaners must work incredibly hard and we even saw them polishing the fire extinguishers! Overall the hotel was good enough to stay at for one holiday and there was enough to do in the local area to keep us busy but I don't think we'd be rushing back!More
This is our fourth or fifth time staying at the hotel continental. A five minute stroll to the beach, bars & restaurants. The bus terminal just across the road to take you to many places across the island. The food at the hotel was good and plenty of it, even for a fussy eater like myself. The pool area does get busy, but was able to get a sun bed throughout our stay. Entertainment most nights, all inclusive package, well worth the money.More
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