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“Understated & Relaxing”
Review of IFA Faro Hotel

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IFA Faro Hotel
Ranked #12 of 217 Hotels in Maspalomas
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Just finishing a weeks vacation in Gran Canaria at this wonderfully relaxing hotel. What you pay for is the position and you'd be crazy not to upgrade to a direct sea view. The beaches are beautiful and just a hop skip and a jump from the hotel exit onto the seafront. Very few English, primarily German and Scandinavian. We leave wishing we could steal away another week.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Dear customers, thank you very much for your review of the hotel, we wish you can get another week of vacation and to enjoy your next holidays back in the IFA Faro.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was our first holiday to Gran Canaria and we found a gem of a hotel. Superb location, excellent food and service. The clientele were on the more mature side but that suited us fine and adults only made for a very relaxing stay. We will definitely go again.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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4  Thank GJSh
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thanks for your feedback, we are sure that it is the effort and good job of all the staff, which makes us feel proud of them,is correct what you think, this is a hotel specially prepared for the tranquility and relax of our customers.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have just returned from 7 superb nights at this hotel. The Staff are helpful, friendly and the Hotle is the cleanest I have stayed in. We had a side sea view and the room was very good. The Hotel is mainly German and with a senior client range . I am 55 and one of the youngest. The entertainment is ok ...ish in the Hotel and Prices not to bad for Drinks 100meters away are a range of restaurants and lovely sea walks along a paved walk. So relaxing .
The great Jewel to the Hotel is its perfect Location and the Restaurant.The Buffet is great with fresh food and two "show cooking" area`s to have your Meat or Fish cooked fresh and the staff attentive and so Nice there.
Will I Return? I so hope so and I would recommend this Hotel if you wish to relax and unwind with top class service.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Andygolf
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

thank you, points of views like this make the effort worthwhile.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A real luxurious hotel. Paid to be upgraded to side sea view, would have preferred paying more for direct sea view. Arrived late evening missing evening meal but hotel provided a snack on arrival. Excellent buffet style food choice, seating inside and outside. Celebrated birthday and received champagne and fruit in room. Lovely walks, many attractions local to area. Really enjoyed camel safari. Will definitely return again.

Room Tip: Direct sea view or side sea view closer to front of hotel give best views.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Rainyturv
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thanks for your comment, hope to see you in the future at the hotel, the hotel staff works to truy to have opinions like yours. the success of this hotel is part of them.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We spent quite some time researching & selecting hotels before deciding on this one. It was well worth the effort. Perfectly located next to the old Lighthouse, and in walking distance to the beach and new Meloneras development of restaurants,shops & hotels. In the other direction lays the well known Maspalomas beach & sand dunes.The hotel lived up to its rating. Great food, nicely presented. All areas were spotlessly clean with the staff pleasant and helpful at all times.
The sunbed allocation system is brilliant. At this time of year the sunbeds on the hotel side see the most sun. Our room 1125 facing north-east did not see the sun, but did have (just) a view of the beach & dunes.
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday and will return.

Room Tip: Pool & sea-facing rooms are superior, but at considerable extra cost.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank DavidElkins
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012
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Le agradecemos sus comentarios en Tripadvisor así como los referidos a nuestros servicios de pisicna y A&B.. Nos alegrarnos mucho que sus vacaciones hayan sido placenteras. Esperamos volver a verlos en el Hotel en sus próximas vacaciones.

Saludos

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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We have just returned after 11 nights at this hotel and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are a youngish couple and found the majority of guests to be older German couples and so not really anyone to chat to. On the other hand we went away to relax totally and that's what we did! The 'entertainment' was poor but there are lots of bars etc in strolling distance and can especially recommend 'the 19th hole.'
The location of the hotel is absolutely fantastic. Right on the sea front next to the lighthouse. We sat and watched the sea both at breakfast and dinner. My partner has mobility problems and its lovely and flat so we were Able to get out, there are some really nice shops a short distance away too.
The food was excellent, breakfast was varied and delicious with champagne if you wished. dinner was also varied with several meat and fish choices and also enough to satisfy a vegetarian im sure. Both fish and the meat was perfectly cooked every time.
All the staff (except one grumpy waiter) were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. The service was a little slow but we weren't in any hurry.
The reception staff were brilliant and moved us rooms as soon as they could, when the outlook of our first room was of the air con of neighbouring bars. Both the rooms we had were spacious, simply and nicely furnished and immaculately cleaned every day. The small minibar was nice and there was enough room to put milk in, although there were no tea/coffee making facilities which we would have appreciated.
The pool is very clean and barely used particilarly as there were no children staying. The sun loungers are allocated to you throughout your whole stay, what a fantastic idea. The poolside managers were very helpful putting up and moving parasols as we needed.
The entertainment guy, Pete had a fab sense of humour when trying to cajole us into a game if darts or bingo! (I'm afraid it wasn't for us but nice if you like that sort of thing!)
We will very much look forward to returning to the hotel. We would have given it 4.5 if we could have!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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7  Thank jennybean143
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2012

From the hotel management want to thank you for such good reviews, it is very important for us to know that our work has been worthwhile. We are happy to welcome you on your next stay.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

My wife and I have just spent a week in this hotel ,it is rated as a 4 star and it really lives up to its billing ,from the moment we arrived the staff were more than helpful .we got there after the restaurant had closed for the evening meal but they had prepared a very nice meat and seafood salad with drinks all served with smiling faces .Our cases were taken to our room ,we did not have a sea view but still more than suprised at the size and standard of our accommodation ,tastefully furnished and fully carpeted throughout .A mini bar was in the room but not with astronomical prices as was the same with the safe ,your keycards also acted as a hotel credit card so no money changed hands when purchasing drinks or extra meals in the hotel .The food was of a high standard with a good variety and plenty of it ,the dining room was a very nice place to be in also you could eat outside if you prefered ,all the public areas had plenty of seating and very spacious.The area is bulit up but its all done in a very sympathetic way with an excellent selection of high end shops a short walk across the road ,its also a great place for a stroll after diner .The beach is accessed through the pool area via a glass door which is locked at night ,you pick your poolside sunbeds at the start of your holiday and these are yours for the length of your stay wether you use them or not ,the pool area is also well laid out and screened from the path by glass panels .
All the staff we had reason to speak to were brilliant and very helpful ,from the maid who cleaned your room to the manager .
This hotel has standards which we have not found in some 5 star hotels ,I cannot recommend it highly enough ,we shall certainly be going back ,we are mature travellers and have stayed in over 50 hotels worldwide and this one is in the top 3 .

Room Tip: Try to get a seaview if you can.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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LopesanHotelGroup, Manager at IFA Faro Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

definitely your opinion about the employees is very valuable for us, we are aware that to try to approach the success is part of the great work of our employees, we hope to have you back on future occasions, and thank you for an splendid opnion.

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Address: Plaza de Colon 1, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Maspalomas
#8 Green Hotel in Maspalomas
#11 Family Hotel in Maspalomas
#11 Luxury Hotel in Maspalomas
Price Range: $158 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — IFA Faro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IFA Faro Hotel is ideally situated close to the sea, a very short distance from the very south beach of Maspalomas and its lighthouse, on the island of Gran Canaria. Thanks to its perfect location you can enjoy fantastic sea and beach views, with their 6 km of golden sand dunes which extend to Playa del Ingles. The hotel, with a 4 star category and elegant architecture underwent a complete interior, solarium and swimming pool reform in 2005 and 2006. These reforms give a mixture of an up to date image and provide a notably brighter atmosphere to the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Ifa Faro
Ifa Faro Maspalomas
IFA Faro Hotel Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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