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IFA Catarina

4.0 of 5 Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our 7th stay here. Good location for everything, far away to be quiet and close enough to walk to any of the centres. Great grounds which means you can sunbath either by a poo, or in a quiet garden area. Food is plentiful, good quality and the daily choice ensures you never get bored with what's on offer.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went beginning of dec, room adequate and clean, room service every day, food was great, plenty of choice of everything, went inclusive, drinks 11 to 11, (local). staff was great, entertainment was ok first night, tribute act (queen) but after that was just local singers that was ok but not my thing, just a couple of things though, first no... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and many thanks for the time taken for your comment. We are sorry that you have the experience with the smoking and according to the Spanish law, smoking in the room including the balcony (part of the room) is not allowed. We do not watch every balcony and if other guest complaint we have to... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just returned from our 3rd visit to the ifa catarina, and i can only say good things about the hotel and staff. we were greeted on arrival by cheerful and helpful reception staff who checked us in very quickly and informed us that we had been allocated the same room as we had occupied on our last visit ( as... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We apreciate very much your review and many thanks for your motivating comment. We try to welcome many Nationalities and it is not easy to accommodate all wishes 100% and your words show us that we are on right track. We want to thanks also for the time taken for sharing your experience and we take the chance to wish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can recommend this hotel, it is modern and very welcoming with friendly helpful staff who maintain an exceptionally clean and well presented large building. The all inclusive is a good option though there is room for improvement with the standard of food, which although is generally fine, there are far to many additives to ALL meat dishes which is not... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very glad that you spend a great stay with us and that you enjouyed the roof top nudist terrace that gives you nice intimicy and spectacular views of the dunes, the sea as well as the mountain landscape of the south of the Island. We will be very pleased to welcome you again at the IFA Catarina and... More 

Salford UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week at the end of November 2014 and this is the 6th time we have stayed there. Food was fine, Staff really good, rooms clean and roomy. The hotel was spotless. The pool area and gardens are lovely. The only downsides are that the carpets in the halls are old and need replacing and the evening entertainment... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thanks for sharing your experience. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay for the 6th time and that you spend a great time with our team. We hope to welcome you soon for the 7th time and wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. With best... More 

Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned home yesterday after spending a week at this hotel with my Husband. The check in was very quick and efficient and our room was spotless. The only negatives relating to the room are 1) the bed was so hard we slept on the sofa bed instead 2) the shower temperature had surges, sometimes boiling hot at other times freezing... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and many thanks for the time taken for your comment that we read carefully. We are sorry to make you feel like "second class citizens" what was not our intention. We have forward your comment to our head of departments and help them to improve their communication to our guest. We recommend also to read the... More 

Hookwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean and extremely well run hotel within walking distance of the Maspalomas Sand Dunes which is really a site for sore eyes. The entertainment (Animation Team) was a little naff most nights but they have a great Abba/Queen live tribute night which is a must. If I have any complaint it was the food which whilst you had... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and many thanks for sharing your comment that will help to other for the right choice. We have read your comment on the warm food and we have already took action to improve this subject and we hope to welcome you very soon back at the IFA Catarina Hotel. We wish you a Merry Christmas... More 

Horley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very central within the resort, close to the Yumbo centre and next to the Maspalomas sand dunes. The food in the hotel was good, the service was excellent throughout and the staff are always very friendly. A brilliant holiday and I would definitely stay here again!

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we thanks for sharing your experience at the IFA Catarina. Many thanks for your recommendation that will help other for the right room choice and we thanks also for the time taken for the comment. We hope to welcome you next season and take the chance to wish you and your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've noticed a theme with some guests I met here this time, it wasn't their first time here. It won't be my last. After I arrived, on the first night I went to get a drink. The pleasant young lady behind the bar told me my drink, remembering me from last year. :D I'm a creature of habit but it's... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your experience for the second visit and we really apreciate your motivating comment. We are very glad you enjoyed not only your stay also the food and in special the friendliness of our staff. We want to take the chance to wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. With... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from 2 weeks at the IFA Catarina. We had a great time. I contacted the hotel before we arrived asking for a quiet room and a softer mattress if possible. I got a reply straight away from customer services and they met all my requests. A mattress topper on the bed and a nice quiet room were ready... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your review and many thanks for the time taken for your great comment. We are happy that you and your husband enjoyed the stay as well as the food and all entertainment with Françoi and his team. We are delighted you have been introduced to our resident cat and we hope to welcome again at the... More 

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Address: Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Playa del Ingles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — IFA Catarina 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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Also Known As:
Ifa Catarina Hotel Playa Del Ingles
IFA Catarina Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria
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#9 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#9 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#18 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles

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