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IFA Catarina Hotel

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Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Plymouth
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just booked another week in the IFA Catarina for my Husbands birthday check in 5/11. We have tried several other hotels in Plata De Ingels but are always drawn back to the IFA Catarina. The location near to the beach and dunes is perfect, as we prefer the beach, rather than pool. There is also the roof area... More 

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1 Thank BushwackerD
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BushwackerD, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and thanks again for taken the time for your great and motivating comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed another week with us and we appreciate very much your recommendation to family and friends. We would be more than happy to welcome you for another week and please do... More 

England UK
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just had to go back to this hotel as we love it so much and it practically guarantees winter sunshine and this time, the last 2 weeks of January were no exception, practically wall to wall sunshine and warm temperatures. As always the staff are wonderful, very smart in appearance and friendly and helpful, cannot single out any particular... More 

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Thank John-Phil
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John-Phil, Many thanks for sharing your review and many thanks for your motivation comment. We are very happy that your had againa wonderful time and that you enjoyed the staff's perfomance. We hope to welcome you soon again at the IFA Catarina and wish you all the best. With "sunny" regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg Carrión Hotel Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is away from amenities but local buses are close and cheap.As there were 6 in our party taxis worked out cheaper to go to Mogan.Chinese girl on reception smiling and eager to help giving eye contact if there was a queue.men on reception went to that school of if I avoid eye contact I can ignore you. Restaurant... More 

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Thank debbie s
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear debbie s, Many thanks for your review and thanks for the time taken for your opinion. We are happy that your could enjoy your stay with the large family group and that your enjoyed our friendly staff specially Yun at the reception desk and Desiree at the Bar/Restaurant. We do hope to welcome you again and do not forget... More 

lincolnshire
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed over Xmas and new year, check in/out was quick no problems, we paid for room upgrade was lovely views .food was lovely lots of choice for adults but not so for children.for the size of the hotel there isn't enough tables outside for evening entertainment so never bothered with that,we sat in the Madison bar which suited us,bar... More 

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1 Thank lincolnshirecassie
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

DEar lincolnshirecassie, We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed Christmas as well as New Year's Eve and we are very sorry that the photografer was out once you left the restaurant area. We hope, next year you "catch" him at the beginning. We would more than happy to welcome you again at the IFA Catarina and wish... More 

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

The staff are really friendly and helpful at all times. The room was adequate, the only problem with it was, that it was in the shade all day.The plus side to this is it was very peaceful as all the noise is poolside. The food was plentyful with huge salad and fruit section, these happen to be my own personal... More 

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Thank simon b
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

dEAR PippaSussex, Many thanks for your review and thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as the wonderful garden areas were there are many sundecks with lounger to do sunbathing and we do have sun loungers for almost every one. We do hope to welcome you again in Gran Canaria and remain,... More 

Sussex
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good little Hotel , good location easy to walk to lots of restaurants nearby and the sand dunes , either a free bus to the beach or really cheap to get a taxi . The pool was freezing ! But we still braved it most days , sun up over pool area from about 10.45 in Jan... More 

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Thank PippaSussex
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PippaSussex, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as the food and the large room. We hope to welcome you again maybe in other season at the IFA Catarina and remain with best regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg Carrión Hotel Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I cant praise the staff enough. We were given a room on the bottom floor on arrival. No view, requested to to moved. No room available until the following lunch time. We got a room with a pool view. Absolutely no problem at all for the reception staff to help us. The 3 staff I have spoken to on... More 

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1 Thank durham123lass
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear durham123lass, Many thanks for sharing your review and many thanks for your motivating comment. We are very glad that you had an enjoyable stay and that room and food was great. Since yesterday we started to replace the carpet on the floors and at your next stay you could look at the carpet with no regret but as you... More 

bristol
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

checking in the hotel was excellent with staphanie and diego ...the room was cleaned spotlessly by clementina and marcia...when the tv needed replacing agustin changed it immediately at 10 pm on a sunday evening! poolside was busy but excellent sun roof on fifth floor....breakfast and dinner al fresco were excellent including the xmas gala dinnerhandled by senor Giesberg and jose... More 

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1 Thank andyasia
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear andyasia, We are very happy for your review and also very happy that you shared your experience. We thanks for your motivating words and I already forward your comment to all our head of departments. We are glad that you enjoyed all our perfomance and specially our staff's friendliness as well as the great location of the IFA Catarina... More 

Pardubice
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97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent a week over the New Year’s Eve in IFA Catarina. The first impression was not very positive. We had paid for All Inclusive, but one of the first information we got at the check-in was that if we wanted to take part in New Year’s Eve celebration, we had to pay 30 EUR/person extra (see... More 

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Thank lekli
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark V, Many thanks for sharing your review and many thanks for the time taken for your opinion. We are very glad that you did enjoy your stay as well as you enjoyed our food. It is not easy to match the taste for at least 11 European Contries... We read your comment on our front desk staff and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more can i say about this hotel simply outstanding Everything about this place is designed to make your stay memorable the staff were amazing , the food was very good everything you could possibly want was there and the hotel itself was immaculate a credit to all the staff who work so hard to keep it like this ,... More 

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2 Thank Garethjohn P
egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Garethjohn P, We are very glad that we could make a memorable stay for your holidays and that you enjoyed not only the food also the friendliness of our staff. We would be more than happy to welcome you soon again at the IFA Catarina and we wish all the best. With best regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg... More 

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