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IFA Catarina

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Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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  • Location
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large hotel about 15 minutes brisk walk from the Yumbo . The bedrooms are of a good size although the soft furnishings had certainly seen better days, in particular the sofa bed was badly stained and in need of recovering . The air con (a plus in PDI) did not seem to cope well with the high... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks to share you review and thanks for the comment. We are sorry not to match your fully expectations and as you can find of most reviews the value for money is quite good considered. The Lopesan Group offers different hotel choices in differente location in the south of the Island and it is your choice depending on the... More 

Coulsdon, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a large hotel with over 400 rooms. The end blocks have the largest rooms. The hotel is clean and comfortable but the soft furnishings are dated. Biggest down in the room was the lack of plug points. There was one in the bathroom and if you unplug the floor lamp in the room you will get another. Someone... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Naby thanks for your review and thanks for the time taken for the comment. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay. We have read carefully your points regarding the plugs in the rooms and we are working on it taking in consideration the local regulations. It is important you read the information provided in the room. We offer water... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a two week break, great hotel, decent food (although like most all inclusive's it can be a bit repetitive, but they do try hard to have different dishes each day) the snack bar by the pool is perfect, a great mixture here. At evening dinner I would highly recommend soup for starters as each day there are... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing agian your experience at the IFA Catarina Hotel and we are very happy that your enjoy your stay as you enjoyed in other stays. We hope to welcome you again for the 5th time and don´t forget at your next booking to mention your favorite room number. With "sunny" regards... and hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg Hotel... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week in March to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were sent a bottle of cava on ice to our room. The room was large, clean and comfortable and the hotel in a very good location. We used the coach to the beach on several occasions. The staff were excellent and very friendly and although the... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing the IFA Catarina for this great occasion and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay as well as the friendliness of the staff, our food as well as the bottle of champaign for your anniversary. We hope to welcome you for the next event at the hotel and wish you a nice summer starting. With... More 

Haugesund, Norway
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in IFA CATARINA in February! We are a couple that travel a lot, age ca 55. We will never recommend this hotel to anyone. Bad cleaning, housekeeping. Crowdie, all sunbeds occupied before 08oo in the morning, and the pool bar staff was so slow that we went outside hotel for refreshments, we was waiting and waiting... Unfriendly staff... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we are very sorry we did not much your expectantions. As you can see of other reviews the hotel perfomance as well as the value for money is in a good level. To be able to improve it is important that opinions and comments are objective to be able to improve. We hope you... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a two week stay at Ifa Catarina and overal, we rate the hotel as very good and would definitely recommend to others. We travelled through Thomson/ First choice and our rep was name Dobrin. He was a very friendly and informative man happy to help and show us the hot spots on... More 

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egiersbergICA, Gerente at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed the stay and we thanks for the time taken for this detailed review that helps other before they travel. We would be very glad to welcome you again at the IFA Catarina for comming season and wish you a good summer start. With best & sunny regards, Enrique Giersberg Hotel Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there last year. Clean hotel but basic, nothing had the 'wow' factor. The food was good, plenty of choice. The drinks had more water then the pool. I mean even the coke was watered down, one night I had 6 double whiskeys just to 'get there'. One main bar next to the pool, though be prepared to queue for... More 

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egiersbergICA, Gerente at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your stay of last year and we thanks for the time taken for the delayed review. Many things changed already and we improved our table service to avoid the queus. We hope you planed your holidays already and wish you a nice summer time. With best regards, Enrique Giersberg Hotel Manager More 

Hockley, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for the second time, from 30th April to 8th May this year and will no doubt return again soon. The staff are extremely friendly no matter what their role in the hotel is from the reception to the cleaners. The hotel is as clean as ever and the rooms are spotless. The... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay as well as the perfomance of our staff. We thanks in special the mention of Daniel (Marcos) a member of our reception desk, We will forward your motivating comment to him. We have read your comment regarding the cocktails and we have already checked with our head of department to improve... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived home from spending a week at this hotel. The hotel doesn't have a striking appearance from the outside, but I could not fault the service, friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the hotel and room , efficiency of service we received, and how well organised the running of the hotel is. As far as the food and... More 

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed not only your stay also the food, the staff friendliness as well as the location. We thanks for sharing your experience and we thanks for the time taken for your comment that will help others. We hope to welcome you again at next season and wish all the best. With "sunny" regards and hasta... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Everything about the holiday was great. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and always put the guests first. The room was nice and clean. Really good value for money and I will be returning to this hotel.

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and many thanks for sharing your experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed the stay at the IFA Catarina and we wish to welcome you soon. With "sunny" regards and hasta pronto.... Enrique Giersberg Hotel Manager More 

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