The Continental will impress you from the word go. Sitting in gorgeous sub-tropical greenery, it’s so close to the honey-coloured sands, it'll have to be a toss up between the beach and the pool. And you’re not far from the resort’s attractions either, which include a shopping and leisure centre. Even lively Playa del Ingles is just a taxi ride away if you fancy a night on the tiles. From the moment you step in to the Continental’s spacious lobby though, you’ll probably want to spend much of your time here. Once you’ve unpacked your bags in your contemporary room with its modern furnishings and private terrace – make a beeline outside. Here, you can take your pick between two lagoon-style pools, which have waterfall features and separate whirlpool baths. Flanked by sun terraces with cushioned sunbeds, thatched parasols and swishing palm trees, there’s plenty of space to kick back and relax. And with a snack bar on hand, you won’t have to move far come lunchtime. If you tire of sunbathing though, there’s plenty to keep you on your toes here. You could join in the daytime activity programme. Have a game of football on the sports court. Or make a splash in the pool playing water polo. And if you’re travelling with little ones, they’re not left out either. Not only do they have their own swimming pool, but there’s also a hotel-run kids’ club during the main school holidays and a playground. After dark, start your evenings with a slap-up buffet meal at the restaurant. Light, airy and elegant, it spills out onto a pretty terrace filled with colourful flowers. Here, you can tuck into traditional Canaries cuisine as well as international fare. And show cooking is always on the menu, so you can have your steak just the way you like it. Afterwards, head for the bar where live music and shows make a regular appearance. However you spend your time at the friendly Continental, we bet you won’t want to leave.
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Food & Drink
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All Inclusive ends at 12.00 on day of departure. Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 11.00-23.00. Snacks 11.00-12.00, tea, coffee and cakes 15.30-16.30 and late snacks in the Hall Bar 22.00-23.00.
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This huge pool comes with waterfalls and whirlpool baths. It's surrounded a sun terrace and has a small bridge you can cross over.
This watery number comes complete with adjoining waterfalls and whirlpool baths.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering hot and cold options with a selection of national and international dishes. Themed buffets keep things exciting, with Mexican, Italian, Asian and local specialities all making an appearance. There's a dress code here, and for men this is long trousers for evening meals.
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Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with 2 beds, a sofa and a sofa-bed as required. You'll also have a satellite TV - some channels at a charge and the option of a hairdryer at a charge.
Single room sleeps 1 with a satellite TV - some channels at a charge and a sofa. You'll also have the option to have a hairdryer at a charge. Single rooms without a balcony are available.
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Four of us just back from a week at end of March, and no complaints about the amount, quality, or variety of food, and cleanliness of the hotelmetc. But be aware that our beds were VERY firm and the pillows were not comfortable. Three of us found that we did not sleep well, one other point was that the free internet connection in the reception area is very poor and intermittent. You can, however buy into a better business connection.More
HarryandKath, Glasgow, United Kingdom
7 nights at IFA Continental
My wife and I visited Gran Canaria on 24th Feb for one week.The hotel was very clean the room was ok for what we needed the food in the Restaurant was very good and the staff all very helpful and the weather was glorious never rained once.The only criticism was there was not a lot of room around the pool to sunbathe,also a nice touch was a bottle of Champagne was left for us in the room to celebrate my wife's birthday.So overall a very pleasant stay.More
Stewart U, Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
Second Class Treatment
The hotel is in an ideal situation for the beach and bus station. Doesn't look too impressive from the outside but the reception and other common areas aren't bad. Bedroom is roomy and kept very clean so no complaints there. Carpets in lobby areas could be doing with being updated but it is hoovered every day. Pool and sun lounge area doesn't get the sun till later in morning but this might only be at the time I was there. Balconies facing south were good as you get sun in morning. If hotel is full there aren't enough seats in bar area to sit and chill out. Entertainment is pretty poor with the exception of acts brought in however too cold to sit out in show area despite patio heaters! Food is plentiful and always able to find something to suit. Unfortunately,felt that the British were treated as second class citizens as staff were very friendly to other European nations which didn't help the overall feelings about holiday. Reception staff need to go back and get some more training of how to treat customers as without these they wouldn't have a job,which they seem to forget. Has put me off the island I'm afraid.More
Jo M, Whitburn, United Kingdom
Not a hotel but a rest home!
Booked with Jet2 Holidays for a week in the sun. Despite booking through a British company the hotel is very biased towards German and Scandanavian nationals. Check in was slow with only 1 receptionist offering to check in guests despite 3 members of reception staff behind the counter! Room was clean and would be cleaned every day, in fact the cleaners are upset if you dont want your room cleaned daily. The beds were like sleeping on tables, lack of drawer space, no air con or fridge in the room either, dated decor and a tv with only bbc world news offered in English. All inclusive option is not worth it as drink quality is poor with both help yourself beer and soft drinks/mixers flat and lacking any fizz. Im not a big drinker and two cans of lager on a sunday in front of tv normally has me flat out. I have had more "kick" from a wine gum than the drinks here! Food was ok not the best choice but was cooked. The snacks offered were basic and not readily available. Hamburgers and hot dogs at 10 am and cakes at 3 pm. Pool area quite shady and the usual german stampede for the sun loungers in the sun spots. The only plus point was the removal of their towels by the pool attendant if he noticed the beds reserved but not getting used. The bigger of the two pools drew its water from the arctic circle and the warmer pool not much bigger than my bath! The jacuzzi pools not working. Obviously at the end of Febuary the hotel seamed more like an elderly care home than a hotel for the younger and middle aged guests. The public free wifi was about as good as a carrier pigeon flying into the wind! Infact it was easier to get a signal from the hotel 100 yards away than standing next to the router in your own hotel lobby! In this modern age i think wifi should be offered as standard at least on an all inclusive option. Wifi in your room if you were lucky enough to get a room with a signal will cost you 8 euros per day. I could go on but i think you will get the gist. I would not personally return to this hotel at least until i am ready for elderly care and not in full possesion of my own faculties! More
Barbaraton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good 3 star hotel
Had a weeks stay all inclusive its a good job the driver knew where the Hotel was as it seems to be painted in camouflage colour. Looks dreary from outside when inside foyer it is very nice and bright. Booking in was very easy to do even with me forgetting my booking details it was still quite straight forward to do. Restaurant was good all buffet style easy to find a table and not to busy around food counters, there were choices of different soups meats and fish for evening dinner, lunch time menu had a smaller choice but still good. Breakfast had the usual fare the only let down was the orange juice which was squash if you wanted real juice you had to pay extra either 1.50 or 2.00 euros not sure. Also the fried eggs were cooked on a large hot plate with hardly any oil the eggs ended up with more of a skirt than a flamenco dancer but they suited my wife. Bar was busy people always looking for seats All inclusive there were drink stations to help yourself to soft drinks beer/wine and tea and coffee. Rooms and bathroom were good size and clean and good condition had a T V in room only had a few channels which turned itself off after a while I think you had to pay to watch it never bothered. Had a room with a sea view on second floor at end of building but could not have door window at night openasit was on a busy junction. The design of the hotel made the pool area in the shade until approx. 11oclock in most areas, therefore people were having to go out early to choose the best position. Nicely set out with trees, plants etc but actual space was restricted between sunbeds. On the whole staff were friendly and efficient.More
jebro77, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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