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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overcrowded breakfast room with lots of rude retirees; grumpy old men thinking this is their own kingdom and everyone should just get out of their way, especially the young ones. (not the hotels' fault I know) The pool area; you'd better be down there before 7.30 to mark your chair or you'll be without one. If you manage to get...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anders, Many thanks for your review and thanks for the time taking for you comment. We are sorry that we could not match your expectations and yes, there are lots of golden age guests that love the destination and we welcome all of them as well. As you can read in other reviews, the perfomance of the hotel is...

the north
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned yesterday from a weeks stay at this hotel.This was our first time staying here. We requested a room on a high floor and they put us on the fourth floor overlooking the gardens. It was really nice to sit on the balcony with no one looking in. Check in was good as was check out. The cleaners and...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate, We are very pleased that you fully enjoyed your stay and we thank you for sharing your experience taking part in tripadvisor's questionaire. We would be por than glad to welcome you again at the Catarina and don't feel ashamed, you will be soon in Gran Canaria. With best regards and... hast pronto, Enrique Giersberg Carrión Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited IFA Catarina in September 2015. Absolutely perfect hotel, very friendly staff, wide selection of fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. Amazing garden full of flowering shrubs, palms and quiet spaces. The rooms were cleaned every day, daily towel. Excellent cocktails and wine at the pool bar. The only slight downside is the cramped space at the pool on the...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got to the hotel we had mistaken the price they told us over the phone, this was our fault, because I would have never paid 500 Euro for a 2 night stay at a hotel room, but it was my bf's birthday and I didn't want to ruin the mood, so we stayed. The first thing we realized...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Micaela, Thanks for your review and thanks for the time taken for your opinion. We are verry sorry that we could not match your expectations and it is important for us to know our guest' experience to now what to improve to match better our guest expectations. It is important that provided information is taken in consideration to avoid...

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant hotel very clean food for everybody im really fussy when it comes to eating abroad and normally wont even touch the meat but i found their pork ok to eat its central to the beach bars clubs shopping centers the rep for tomsons was very friendly and nothing was to much hassel,for him always happy to help or just...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we thanks very much for sharing your experience. We will forward your comment of the reo of Thomson and we would be very pleased to welcome you again next season. With best regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg Carrión Hotel Manager

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two weeks relaxing by the pool and walking along the beach. Good variety of food, nice to sit outside to eat . Staff friendly and there is good atmosphere. I would recommend this hotel. They are having a major refurb that will address some of the niggles .

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mikesue376, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in teh IFA Catarina and that you enjoy your walking along the beach and specially our friendly staff. We thanks for your recommendation and for sharing your experience and we would be very pleased to welcome you next season after the major refurbishment and give us your opinion on...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a group of 3 couples we had a very enjoyable holiday. The Hotel was very clean & all the staff were very efficient & helpful. We had rooms on the 3rd floor with an adequate balcony,facing the pool & gardens & these were in full sun from 1.00pm until 6.00. We were half board & found the choices of...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, We are very pleased that you had a very good holiday and we thanks for sharing your experience. We would be more than glad to welcome you and the group again at the IFA Catarina and we wish you a nice starting spring time. With best regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg Carrión Hotel Manager

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's 2 weeks since we left the Caterina which was our third visit in a row. Once again we were blessed with lovely weather. The hotel still provides excellent value for money, Food was plentiful and varied, the fish , in particular, was as good as a restaurant charging a lot more. The staff are very friendly and obliging as...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 523arthuram Many thanks for sharing your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed for the 3rd time your stay in the IFA Catarina. We have read your comment and we will take action specially regarding the pop corn machine. We would be very pleased to welcome you again next season and we wish you a nice spring...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned this evening from a great week spent in Playa de Ingles and stayed at the IFA Caterina with a group of friends. Greeted on arrival at reception by very friendly receptionist and checked in nice and quickly. We were allocated on floors 4 and 5 and were all satisfied with our rooms with great views looking over the...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thanks for your review and thanks for taking your time for it. We are pleased that you had a nice welcome and that you enjoyed the grounds and we are sorry that you feel uncomfortable with the rules regarding all-in. We offer different kinds of deals with different meal plans and we have to try to get the...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant hotel that is far enough from the high life of Playa del Ingles but within walking distance should you want to sample such delights. Very close to the famed sand dunes of Maspalomas and ideally situated for local buses to all areas of Gran Canarias. Rooms are spacious and those facing the pool offer excellent views and sun from...

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egiersbergICA, Manager at IFA Catarina Hotel, responded to this review

Dear George, Many thanks for sharing your experience and we are very glad that you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the spacious rooms as well as the location of the hotel. We would be more than pleased to welcome you again next season and thanks again for your great comment. Best regards and... hasta pronto, Enrique Giersberg...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about IFA Catarina Hotel

Address: Avenida de Tirajana 1, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Maspalomas > Playa del Ingles
Price Range: $143 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — IFA Catarina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 402
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Also Known As:
IFA Catarina Hotel Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria
Ifa Catarina Playa Del Ingles
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#20 Family Hotel in Playa del Ingles
#22 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Ingles
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“We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was very quiet we had a lovely ciew of the pools and gardens”
 of 5 bubbles michellerG3116NG, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden & pool view for sun on the balcony during the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles davidgQ7039UV, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We have found rooms 301 -330 quite good”
 of 5 bubbles 523arthura, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the hotel pool and grounds have the best views. Rooms on the south side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles B7915OKgeorgeh, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 260 - 460 are nice and quiet at night.. away from the entertainment and kids pools”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbV2602MK, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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