Nice hotel in a good location. Great food with plenty of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, not so much in the a la carte El Rancho. Self service restaurant with waiter service for drinks. Very comfortable indoors also a nice garden area for al fresco dining.
The main bar area is by the pool where the entertainment takes place. The day time activities are the normal aquarobics,, darts, etc. and are very good but the evening entertainment is not so good. A duo sing and play every evening at the pool side before the 'main event' and are excellent but apart from an evening of a Queen tribute act and another evening of salsa dancers the professional acts and in house evening entertainment are best forgotten. A ten minute walk out of the hotel to the left finds the Yumbo Centre with plenty of shops and bars and drag cabaret acts. A 20 minute walk out of the hotel to the right past the amazing sand dunes behind the RIU Hotel and along the flat promenade takes you to the beach bars which is quite lively. It turned quite cool in the evenings sat outside but really warm during the day.
The hotel is very clean and welcoming with plenty of sunbeds available in the sun or the shaded areas around the lovely gardens. Be aware that although other 4 star hotels I have stayed in have always provided pool towels this hotel does not but they are available for hire at a cost of 5 euros for the week and an extra charge of 1 euro to change them. The rooms are a great size but the beds are not very comfortable, I think the mattresses could do with replacing in room 185! Plenty of storage and hangers. Cleaned daily. All the staff are a credit to the hotel.
Not many English amongst the guests who were in the main German.
All in all for the internet price paid we were very happy with the hotel (but there is room for improvement in the detail) and we had a nice break in the sun.
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- Also Known As:
- IFA Catarina Hotel Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria
- Ifa Catarina Playa Del Ingles