Stayed here with a friend fora week on an all inclusive break. I have to say that some of the negative reviews are not accurate. Yes the hotel tailors towards the German clientele however the vast majority of the guests are German. So if you don't want to integrate with other nationalities then this is not the hotel for you.
Check in and check out efficient ish but not friendly - however I have never had a friendly check in when visiting a Spanish resort so hey ho!
The rooms are comfortable, beds or, shower good. No a/c this would be a problem in the summer but was fine in March when the temp was mid 20's and cooler on a night.
Restaurant and food were fine, plenty of choice, ok not all to my taste but I never struggled to find anything to eat. It's not gourmet food but it's perfectly suitable and acceptable for a hotel in this grade. The food can be a bit samey and again a German influence but I enjoyed it and cannot see why anybody would complain. Breakfast was faultless and I thought put a number of British hotels to shame... And as I am a hotel industry professional I am in a position make that statement. The staff at all times are efficient and friendly in the restaurant.
Inclusive drinks are plentiful and good choice, not light on the measures either..... I lost a whole evening due to being a little over zealous on one afternoon! No problem here if you like a drink.
The pools are great plenty choice and 2 large areas to sit in. There were plenty of sunbeds when I was there however get up early as the German stereotype exists in this hotel. By early I mean 8.30am or you will not get the best spots.
The other facilities are great, big gym, 2 massage places, Thai massage is v good. Tennis busy but available, pool air hockey etc etc you will not be bored especially if you have kids.
The entertainment is funny - bit odd at times but you can take it or leave it. Playa del ingles is not exactly short on things to do.
To sum up - a good solid hotel with hard working staff and without a doubt better than its 3 star rating there r plenty uk 4 star that could not match it!
I would certainly visit again but not drink as much haha.
Location is good however you do have to walk to beach it's down hill and about 800m a taxi is only 3,75 and defo worth it.
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- Ifa Buenaventura Resort
- Hotel Ifa Buenaventura
- IFA Buenaventura Hotel Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria