Hotel IFA Continental  

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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

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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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Outdoor pool

This huge pool comes with waterfalls and whirlpool baths. It's surrounded a sun terrace and has a small bridge you can cross over.

Outdoor pool

This watery number comes complete with adjoining waterfalls and whirlpool baths.

Buffet restaurant

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

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

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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Clean, nice, good location

Stayed here in April for a week on a all inclusive basis, half of the week overcast half the week not a cloud insight, still remained very hot, around 28 29'c. Maids clean the room everyday, extremely clean hotel, pool area lovely but can feel a little crammed in. Food- plenty of choice but mainly cater for the Germans, lots of fish and salad. At breakfast and lunch it is fine to wear shorts but at dinner time you have to wear long trousers/ jeans. Drinks - basic beer, wines, and local spirits available, if you wanted a decent cocktail your better off paying for them at the hotel, all inclusive cocktails aren't very nice. Very close to the beach and promenade, only a couple of minutes walk away. Bus station a couple of minutes away which they travel to most of the island and attractions. This is my second time at the hotel and I would return again, but was a little disappointed at dinner time as I had to wear the same jeans everytime, a couple of years ago you could wear shorts, I did not realise this had changed!More

Stanleyboy84,

Love this hotel

I stay for 2 weeks in april 2014. I have been in Playa del Ingles 6 times and this is the best hotel. I love the food, the service, the staff, I can recommend this hotel. It had booth young and old peopleMore

Rolf S, Karlstad, Sweden

Great hotel

Some reviews here are really nonsense. Probably some people always moan about everything. We returned from this hotel on Saturday, went there for a week. Great location , close to the beach and the Promenade. Lounges on the beach are 2,50 each + 2,50 for an umbrella but we did not bother as we prefer lay on sand. The ocean is rather cold, but after 5 minutes of shock and chills it becomes nice and refreshing. Cannot comment about the pool as we only were there for 15 minutes. We simply prefer beach rather than pool so no hotel issues here. Food always piping hot, great quality, looks like they put more focus on quality rather than quantity which is great. Great fruits, desserts and everything else. Cannot comment about snacks as we did not try any. Soft drinks - name brand which was great, beer good, cocktails from the machine and some from the bar. All inclusive has a lot self service for drinks, wine etc which was great as it reduced queuing. Room very comfortable, we were given proper double bed which is very kind as that is what we asked for a week before the holiday. The carpet in all over the place was a really great idea - I am a very light sleeper and thanks to carpeting there was always quiet - we had 7 proper nights of sleep which we hardly ever had in different hotels. Only con in the room - no hairdyer which with 15 kg baggage allowance make it hard. Tv control is paid but we do not watch TV anyway so did not care. I do not know why some people comment Thomson rep as bad etc. He was great and he was there most of the days - the only thing people should do is use their brain and check information sheet in the rep area. Entertainment - as everywhere else. I do not care about people nationalities so whoever stay there - no bother for me. Also old people are entitled for their holiday so I can't understand why some youngs comment about it here. It is not adequate to write it when you write an opinion about hotel! One day you also gonna be old - you won't go for holiday then anymore? People who work there do a very good and hard job - hotel spotlessly clean, plates cleared immediately. Overall - great hotel, we spent our time there at our best.More

justek86, Amesbury, United Kingdom

Review of ifa continental

What a load of nonsense I have read about hard beds, it's for old people only, don't like the English, we were not welcome etc. My wife and I along with 2 other married couples stayed at hotel for 4 nights. Read reviews before hand and new about the charges for tv safe etc beside the road. Food excellent, loads of choice, beer wine and soft drinks on tap. Staff excellent, reception staff espically Stevan brilliant, Approx 1 minute walk to bus station . Beach nearby but 128 steps down to beach. Nightlife good at irish bars and great night at sparkles gay bar. Would recommend hotel Any questions please askMore

itsmeCheshire, cheshire

not for families or the english.

My family and I have just returned from here. Whilst the hotel was clean and food ok we found that it wasn't for families. No food for kids no entertainment for kids and the kids pool was a puddle. It was full of Germans and rude ones who tutted at the children and even pushed them out of the way at dinner. Thompson rep? What rep?? We had a very poorly boy and had to rely on fellow travellers and hotel staff who I must say were fantastic. Waiters bar staff waitresses all were so kind to us. This is not a hotel for those with families. Older people will love it we did not.More

niki d, Rushden, United Kingdom

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