IFA Continental Hotel

  • Short walk to beach
  • Free WiFi zone
  • 2 large swimming pools
  • Near shops and bars
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Located only five minutes' walk away from the heart of Playa del Ingles resort, the IFA Continental Hotel boasts an excellent location and great facilities, making it a fantastic ... Continue reading

Located only five minutes’ walk away from the heart of Playa del Ingles resort, the IFA Continental Hotel boasts an excellent location and great facilities, making it a fantastic choice of hotel for both couples and families alike. The hotel is only 150m from a picturesque little bay, and with a beautiful beach only 1km away you’re only ever a short stroll away from relaxing days on the warm Gran Canaria sands.

Rooms are spacious and bright, with traditional and welcoming Mediterranean-style décor. Each room is equipped with TV, safe, telephone, private bathroom with bath and a furnished balcony or terrace. The hotel’s main restaurant services delicious buffet-style food in both local and international cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you prefer Mexican, Italian, Asian or Canary Island foods you’re sure to find your favourite dishes here.

You can also enjoy refreshing drinks at the Bar Hall Oasis, which serves a wide range of drinks, as well as the poolside Pool Bar Flamingo which offers meals, snacks, coffee and bakery treats in the afternoon to keep you nicely full as you snooze in the sun. In the hotel’s grounds you’ll find a beautiful sparkling pool surrounded by lush palm trees, plenty of sun loungers and parasols ensuring you have a comfortable day in the sun.

You won’t have any problem getting some quiet time alone to relax while the kids enjoy the hotel’s Mini Club or play at the children’s playgrounds, giving you an ideal opportunity to relax with a massage or treatment at the hotel’s sauna. If getting out and about is more your cup of tea, there’s a multipurpose field perfect for football, volleyball and basketball. The hotel’s convenient location also makes it quick and easy to reach the centre of Playa del Ingles and is only a few minutes’ walk away from the scenic promenade, an ideal location to enjoy the sunset.

Activities

  • Evening entertainment* Solarium

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car hire
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Lift
  • Medical service* Non-smoking rooms
  • Reservation of tours and events

Facilities

  • Animation programme* Bicycle hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gymnastics and aqua gym
  • Massage room
  • Multipurpose field (for football, basketball or volleyball)
  • Ping-pong table
  • Sauna
  • Shops (on site)

For children:

  • Game machines
  • Mini Club (with mini disco and mini shows during school holidays)
  • Playground

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

To make booking a holiday at IFA Continental Hotel in Playa del Ingles easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book IFA Continental Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

'The Englishman's beach' is how Playa del Ingles translates - those naming the holiday resort had great foresight as today thousands of Brits flock here for sun, sea and San Miguels. Situated at the south of Gran Canaria island, the resort is one of the largest and busiest in Europe and its main attractions are the wide sandy beaches that stretch from the Maspalomas dunes to San Agustin in the north.

The Playa del Ingles seafront is lined by the lovely pedestrian promenade, the Paseo Costa Canaria, planted with lush gardens. With its conglomeration of high-rise hotels, apartment blocks and shopping malls, Playa del Ingles will not win any awards for architecture or sophisticated ambience, but the ever-growing holiday resort, purpose-built for pleasure and leisure back in the 1960s, is hard to beat for good value summer fun.

Although mainly geared for the younger market, families and older visitors are also attracted to Playa del Ingles on holiday by the glorious year-round climate and endless beach, but tend to stick together in the quieter areas.

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Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

For those in Playa del Ingles who have had enough of the beach, there is loads of entertainment and activities for all ages including amusement arcades, mini-golf, tennis, golf, scuba diving, skydiving, water parks, go-carting, horse riding and camel riding. Water sports in Playa del Ingles include jet-skiing, windsurfing and banana boat rides.

Restaurants

The best eateries in Playa del Ingles include Taberna La Cana for fantastic Spanish seafood, Tapas Bar Capaco for their great tapas selection, Restaurante Hong Kong, Merlin and Silos, to mention but a few. Fast food (including McDonalds), Chinese, Italian and local cuisine are all available, as well as rows of restaurants serving something with chips...

Nightlife

Playa del Ingles is packed with bars, pubs and clubs, especially in the Kasbah centre, which is home to the famous Cream and Pascha nightclubs, both of which pump out the best in dance music until the early hours. Chinawhites is also immensely popular. Still in the Kasbah, the Hippodrome, Havana and Sugar, a small cocktail bar, are a good places to start the evening. The English and Irish centres are also lively and entertaining. The Yumbo centre is orientated towards the gay scene at night and Rickys Cabaret Bar has regular drag shows; the centre is also popular with families looking for a less hectic evening. There are quieter bars along the promenade and a casino on the edge of town.

Shopping

There is a fine choice of shops in Playa del Ingles where visitors on holiday can indulge in some duty free delights, including cheap electrical shops and stalls selling imitation designer wear and African curios. The shopping is mainly confined to the dozen or so Commercial Centres and each centre has its own distinctive character.

Visanta centre is best for duty free electrical goods as they offer a European guarantee and refunds if you change your mind about something. Yumbo is the biggest and most popular shopping centre in Playa del Ingles and also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Five minutes away are the Kasbah and Metro centres, but the widest selection of quality designer wear is in nearby Plaza Maspalomas. Be aware that some salesmen can be quite aggressive: haggle hard and remember that the shop next door probably sells the same thing. The San Fernando Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning, offering the same sort of stuff.

Negatives

Visitors should be aware that there are lots of steps from some hotels and apartments to the beach, and that the centre of the Playa del Ingles holiday resort can be very noisy late into the night. Outside many bars and restaurants there are people with 'info' badges on their jackets - they are actually salesmen that work to promote bars and restaurants who get commission if you go with them; they can be very insistent but can be worth chatting up as they sometimes offer free drinks.

Also watch out for the Moroccan women by the Kasbah wanting to shake your hand - they snap bracelets on your arms and then say you are cursed unless you pay them up to EUR15 to have them burnt off! Salesmen may even come into the restaurants, its best to be firm but polite and avoid getting into a conversation if you are not interested. The beach in Playa del Ingles is great, but visitors should be aware that there are lots of nudists, particularly among the Maspalomas dunes!

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.89

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Hotel address : Avenida de Italia, 2, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, 35100

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Questions and Answers about IFA Continental Hotel

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Yes you can ask at reception for a mini fridge and a kettle to hire
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Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Katrina
Cocktails are included if on all-inclusive with locally produced drinks
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Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
looking on recent reviews it says there are a small selection of cocktails on the all inclusive menu
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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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There is no mention of any heated pool
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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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There is entertainment all year round but bu heated pools
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HI Shazza
Local wine, beer, spirits, hot drinks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for a minimum of 12hrs per day until 23:00. - Regards

Added 1 year, 6 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Karen, the hotel do have some adapted rooms with walk in showers however these are reserved for those with mobility issues, but standard rooms are shower over the bath. If you need a shower for medical reasons we may be able to secure you one before booking, subject to availability. Give us a call. Kind regards

Added 1 year, 7 months ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Karen
Most of the rooms have showers over the bath, they do have some rooms that have adapted showers for the disabled traveller, but you would need to request them at time of booking

Added 1 year, 7 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Michelle
If you let us have your details of when your Mum would like to visit the hotel or call our sales line we can check the suitability with our accommodation providers
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Added 1 year, 8 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Michelle
This hotel would be suitable for your Mum ,A great location near to all the facilities. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom has a flat floor shower with a wall mounted shower chair. The pool also has a hoist. There is good access throughout the hotel and the surrounding area.

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