Hotel IFA Continental  

If a peaceful break is on the cards, this attractive hotel most definitely comes up trumps. It's got a palm garden setting that surrounds two pools, a semi-covered restaurant, and a big sun terrace. The nearby sandy beach of Playa del Ingles rounds things off.

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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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 by a sun terrace decked out with sunbeds and parasols and palm trees for that bit of extra shade.

Outdoor pool

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

Buffet restaurant

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here. Both hot and cold options are on offer 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

With natural tones running throughout these twin rooms they can sleep up to three adults or two adults and one child. They come with a sofa and 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

These single rooms sleep one. They come 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.

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Hotel recommended

Do not take any notice of negative reviews.My self and wife stayed 15th March for seven days.We had no complaints, the food was good with plenty choice for everyone.Extremely clean with the cleaning staff working hard. The staff were pleasant and very helpful.The location is ideal, short walk to the promenade and beach.I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone.More

Ron H,

very clean and good food

Just returned from a week all inclusive at this hotel, we found it very clean and the food was well above average, staff were pleasant and location is fairly close to the beach and shops. About 30 minutes transfer from Las Palmas airport by coach we were the third drop off. The only minus points for us were the pool area has too much shade if the hotel was full you might have a job to get a good spot and the pool bar snacks are only available for 1 hour before lunch and 1 hour in the late afternoon, what was on offer was poor compared to the excellent restaurant. We usually prefer to eat by the pool at lunchtime rather than go to the restaurant so this was a let down for us but maybe not important to others ,we didn,t see any ice cream if you have kids in the pool area beer,soft drinks and coffee are all serve yourself at the pool and were very good. Overall a very good hotel we thoughtMore

jonjo0789, Sunderland, United Kingdom

A good 3* hotel

well within the 3* ratings. Friendly staff, clean accommodation and good food. This is not an upmarket hotel, but there are few bad surprises. Maybe in hot weather the lack of air conditioning might prove a problem -but certainly most of the time it is not. Some of the rooms are classed as "economy" they are this by reason of their position and have less ammenities. All rooms seem to be of a similar size. The garden furniture is kept clean but is a bit worn and when we were there, there was a shortage of cushions for the sunbeds. The location of the hotel is reasonably good for shopping and for the beach. It can be a bit noisy -but not too bad. More

Ian S, San Francisco

Step into the time machine and welcome to the 90's

Visually and aesthetically a hotel that clearly shows it was last (partially) renovated in the nineties. Furniture and decor was lousy and the beds were narrow and hard. Closet lacked adequately shelving. Balcony furniture were cheap, white plastic. In the bathroom, the shower was placed in the bathtub so you constantly had to fight the shower curtain, and the wall hanged toilet sounded like it might fall off the wall when you sat on it. In addition, there was no active ventilation, so after a shower it was all steamed up until you opened the door to the room. On a positive note, then the water pressure and temperature was great. In the room there is no AC, but that was expected and not necessary at the time, but there was no ventilation either, so you had to open the door to the balcony - and that means an incessant noise, since the hotel is located to a busy road and nearby bus station. To minimize that during sleep, you have to close the balcony door, and since it is the only means to fresh air, the air in the room gets very stuffy. The open door also meant an often smell of smoke, since a lot of smokers apparently frequents this hotel. The pool area is very crowded and sunbeds are positioned very tight, and when you are not blasted by the noise from the adjacent highway and motorway, the annoying animation crew is a certain disturbance. The all inclusive food is mediocre. More or less the same selection every day with slight variations. Branded soda and beer is a plus, though. The free wifi in the reception is fine if you are more or less alone. Functions decently during the day, although you have to authenticate every time you connect to it, and that process is not always working flawlessly. At the evening when the reception/bar is crowded, the connection slows to a halt, and it is virtually useless. So do yourself a favor, and splash the 2 €/day for hotel wide wifi. During our time of stay, the place was full with elderly people, so beware of this if you travel outside of the high seasons. All in all, I am pretty glad I did not book or pay for this stay myself, because then I would have beaten myself up in vexation.More

MartinH881, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

4 star hotel!!!

This really was a fantastic hotel for the price we paid and we had a great week there!!! PROs: so clean, friendly, the entertainment (patrick, adrianna and the other lovely guy) were so welcoming, funny, could speak a variety of languages and were always helpful and friendly, food was really great (fresh fish and meat every lunch/dinner and a wide variety), pretty good selection for all inclusive alcohol and very well located for the beach and nightlife at the kasbah and yumbo. Would also recommend the moonlit cinema in melonares. CONS: one of the only reasons this hotel isn't a 4 star must be the lack of air con. this was not a problem in march but may be in the summer period. Also wi-fi only in the bar area but you are on holiday so shouldn't be so reliant on the internet!! GREAT STAY.More

nicola k, London, United Kingdom

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