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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Ranked #20 of 139 hotels in Playa del Ingles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Dawn196310 Staines, Middlesex, UK
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Staines, Middlesex, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I returned a week ago from staying at this hotel with my partner, daughter of 17, and my partner's 2 daughters with their boyfirends and one daughter has children of 18 months and 4 years. We had hoped to all be near each other but unfortunately our room was totally at the other end of the hotel. Be aware that... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and thanks for the time taken for your detailed comment and we are sorry for the inconveniences during your stay. Regarding services and schedules it is very important you read the information available of the agency as well as the hotel to avoid misunderstandings. We do hope to welcome you in the coming season to... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked a last minute all inclusive holiday here this month and weren't disappointed. The room was lovely and our balcony over looked the pool. The only downside was that we were on the 1st floor and it was abit more noisier than if we had been on a higher floor, although the entertainment finishes at 11pm so wasn't too... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very glad you had enjoyed your stay at the IFA Catarina and we thanks for sharing your experience as well as we thanks for recommending the hotel specially for families with energetic kids... :-)! Indeed we have a great children's programm and Pachi, our mascot, takes care of chilcren starting 4 years. We would be happy to welcome... More

Coventry
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel itself is clean and modern. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The pool is very nice and entertainment staff very good! The location is good, although the majority of bars close by are closed, and the cita centre is mediocre at best ! The food is average for an all inclusive with a good variety. Very good... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thenks for your review and thanks for the comment and we are terrible sorry for the staff attiued at the reception desk. We already talked to Diego to make sure that he has to keep always the right way to make guest happy and satisfied. We hope you give us the chance to welcome you again and wish you... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my family and boyfriend last March and it was very good. The hotel itself is very clean and well kept and the staff are very friendly especially the reps (Francois) who ensure there are lots of fun activities going on throughout the hotel! The pools were lovely and had some character about them with a lovely... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review and many thanks for time taken for the comment. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in March as well as you enjoyed our friendly staff. We have read your comment on the cocktails and we have already take action for changing our surveyor to improve th quality of these drinks. We wish to... More

Redcar
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great holiday food excellent choice staff very helpful and friendly plenty of sun beds no fighting rooms really spacious air conditioned and room serviced everyday clean towels and sheets wonderful!!!

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your holidays and the friendliness of our staff and many thanks for sharing your experience. We wish to welcome you soon to the IFA Catarina and we wish you also nice summer weeks. With sunny regards and hasta la vista... Enrique Giersberg Hotel Manager More

Barry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from 2weeks stay at this hotel and would deffo recommend it. Yes the beds are a tad hard but if u ask for a mattess topper u will get one.....does make a difference. Yes the food is repetitive but its very tasty and plenty of it....soups and salad to die for. No problem getting drinks at anytine or... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and our perfomance and we thanks for sharing your experience. Indeed our gym is very little and it's not a professional but you got the minimun for excersize. We hope to welcome you again at the IFA Catarina for the next season and remain, with "sunny" fregards and hasta la vista... Enrique... More

Stockport England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks end of June all inclusive. The good:- Food good and plentiful. Hotel very clean although a little tired. Majority of the staff are lovely. The animation team were so happy and great with the children. The bad:- Sun beds by the pool are squashed together like sardines. That is if you can get... 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. As you can read in most reviews guest are very happy as well as they find the value for money in a good level. Sorry that we cannot match your expectation and regarding your points, we have already talked to our head of department. We... More

San Francisco
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I staid on IFA Catarina for 7 days and I would recommend this very beautiful hotel for people who want to rest in Gran Canaria .It has a very nice pool and garden and the service is great . It`s near the main beach, the Playa del Ingles and it has a free bus service to the beach.

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review and many thanks for your recommendation. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay as well as you enjoyed our friendliness. We would be glad to welcome you again next season and wish you and your family nice summer weeks. With best regards and hasta pronto... Enrique Giersberg Hotel Manager More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed @ the IFA Caterina for 2 weeks commencing 19th June 2014. Arrived 3am 20th June 2014. Not a good start three couples all trying to find the lift to take us to the 4th floor instructions given by reception night staff hard to understand. Room was spacious and well cleaned for the entire two weeks beds comfortable, water hot,... 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 have read your points and it is important you read the information available to avoid surprises and to know what is our perfomances in the different packages we offer. We wish you a nice summer time and remain, with best regards, Enrique Giersberg Hotel... More

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do i start? This hotel was absolutely perfect. The staff were so helpful and always available, making you feel at home and comfortable. Nothing was too much to ask for. The rooms were absolutely perfect, spotless on entry and spotless every single day after cleaning. The room we had had a great view of the pool and the lounging... More

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience. We are very happy that we could meet your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your tips that will help many visitors to reach the beach on faster and easier way. We hope to welcome you soon agian and wish you a nice summer season. With... 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*
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IFA Catarina Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#9 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Ingles #13 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles #19 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles
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