Stayed over Christmas break for 6 days. couldn't get much more options as the trip was planned last minute. Saw reasonable reviews on tripadvisor, hence went for this Hotel.
To summarize the experience- it was as if we were staying in a "Ryanair " or "Easyjet" hotel. It was akin to low cost airlines, where you only get basic stuff and everything else is paid for. This can not be considered more than a 2 Star hotel. The Hotel is HUGE... too huge . our room seemed almost end of the world. Though rooms are reasonably spacious, it comes minimally equipped. Guess what - you don't get toiletries except 2 bars of crap soap ( Can you believe it). so if you want the toiletries, you have to buy them . Going by quality of soap, we were glad we didnt waste any money on rest of stuff. I am used to paying for safety deposit boxes in Spain so that wasnt a surprise, but the fact that you have to pay to get minibar in the room, toiletries, pool towels, wifi (Euro 8 per day!!) - was shocking. By the way we did pay for wifi for few hours, and signals in the room were so weak that we couldnt use wifi at all, we had to go to the common area ( where signals kept on dropping anyways).
Food was no great shakes either, glad we didnt go all inclusive. Though drinks are cheap but so is the quality ( if you are looking for anything other than beer).
location is ok, about 10 min from beach. Pool was cold ( so was Jacuzzi!!!!). Rarely you would find anyone in the water. Evening entertainment ( or whatever you might call it) was useless, except one night of chinese acrobatics, which was probably the best part of the stay.
There is no way i am staying at this place again( or probably at any IFA). I would rather go for self catering apartment and get more value for money.
- Also Known As:
- Ifa Buenaventura Resort
- Hotel Ifa Buenaventura
- Lopesan Buenaventura
- IFA Buenaventura Hotel Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria
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