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
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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 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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Went for a week with my other half, all inclusive. Food is pretty decent, a bit for everyone, im a picky eater but there was a decent amount of choice for myself, drinks are also pretty decent for an all inclusive, spirits available at the bar, along with as much hot drinks, wine, fizzy pop and lager as you can stomach, room was very clean, and the balcony was very nice. Good location accross the road from a shopping centre, supermarket and a few other places to eat. Entertainment on the night was fantastic, the events on at 9pm were brilliant, a circus, groups, a pole dancing/singing team and not to mention the entertainment teams reenactment of grease for the friday night which was excellent, big shoutout to david gabriel and barbie papp for hosting events throughout the day like darts, shuffleboard, rifleshooting and boules they really made the holiday fun and are fantastic to talk to Only bad points for me are that they do not heat the pools, the big pool is very rarely used as its possibly sub 10 degrees, i spoke to a man that goes every year and they never heat it and its always cold, im a keen swimmer and can handle cold temperatures but this was a joke, so i had to use the small warmest pool that i could swim accross in 3 strokes, also because of this i never got to sample the jacuzzi's Also there is a war on at the morning time for the poolside sunbeds, they have a small jetty/balcony.overhanging a small part of the pool that gets the sun more or less all day, and even upon waking.at 6 and 7 in the morning the germans are out reserving sunbeds, which according to the safety and notice boards is not allowed, some of theae sunbeds didnt have a body in for atleast 5-6 hours a day, they were reserved for the sake of it, this really annoyed me as i had to change seating areas 2 or 3 times a day to hit the sun, despite they being sunbeds unnocupied however with someones towel on. Staff are ok too i guess, half are very bubbly and happy to help, half look bloody miserable and unhappy to be there. However all in all it was a great experience and i would go again to an ifa hotel, great experience for a 3*, but with minor niggling issues.More
What good value
Went for three weeks over Christmas and New Year. Food was excellent, Gala meals Chtistmas and New Year were exceptional with a massive choice of food. Hotel decorated for festive season was most impressive, with a firework display at New Year. Entertainment team were very good, and their shows were very good (I don't know what the person who wrote the bad comment was expecting in a three star hotel) I have no negative comment about this hotel, and having travelled for over fifty years this hotel is one of the best I I have visited. Was going to go next Christmas, but price is Â£500 more each. I recommend this hotel for all categories of holidaymakers.More
Melvyn R, 186356
Life In The Freezer!
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.More
Good and bad
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. More
Need to sort the dubbed stampede
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.More
julie w, 186378
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