great holiday in gran canaria(playa del ingles)
Hotel was excellent,food superb.Staff were superb.rooms were spotless.Clean ed every day to a high standard. We could not of ask for anything better. We had a week there Brother in law and sister in law had two weeks there.
January 11, 2014
Very Nice Indeed
Our first time to Gran Canaria and we were not disappointed with our choice of hotel. With so many to choose from it is always a bit of a gamble but if you read the reviews you won't go far wrong.
Firstly, the hotel is huge!
Secondly it is absolutely spotless and very welcoming. It is not the newest hotel but it is well established and successful.
Check in was easy and took only a few minutes. There is no porter service so be prepared if you have a lot of luggage - your room could be on the far side of the hotel which can be a bit of a trek. However, within a day or two we had found a quick route to the pools and dining area.
The room was very large with a nice large balcony (unfortunately our view was spoilt by trees but it did offer added privacy from anyone overlooking you#
The room was very clean but the beds were a bit too firm for my liking. There is no air conditioning but it didn't need it - the breeze from the balcony was wonderful at night.
The food was on the whole excellent - there was something for all tastes and plenty of it. You also didn't have to rush down early in the morning for breakfast as it was from 8 'til 11 am. There is an afternoon sitting if you feel peckish. You have to choose between three 1 hour slots #which can be changed at any time) for the evening meal at the time of check in.
The pools are incredibly clean and inviting and there are also a couple of Jacuzzi type pools to lounge in. Kids are well catered for as well.
The entertainment was as expected - some good some not so good but on the whole it catered for most tastes. The on site entertainment team were very professional and did a great job.
The bar staff work extremely hard all night long to keep you refreshed whether you are all inclusive or not.
You will not be disappointed with this hotel unless you have very high standards.
June 24, 2013
Great holiday in Gran Canaria
Great holiday at Buenaventura. Hotel exceeded our expectations - it was very clean, room was bigger than we expected and very comfortable. The food was excellent - always plenty of choice. The entertainment provided was on the whole very good - my only issue was that the viewing area allowed smoking. Weather ws very good although it did get quite cool at night.
April 12, 2013
Great Birthday Break in Gran Canaria
We had a lovely 2 week holiday at the IFA Buenaventura
The hotel is one of the best we have stayed in.
Excellent staff an service and nothing was to much trouble .
Food ---was AMAZING and TOP quality you wont be disappointed.
Room --- was on the 6th floor and had a excellent pool view, and massive balcony, which we loved . Our room was large and spacious and very comfortable .
It was my Birthday on the Friday of our first week, and we returned from the beach to find an ice bucket Cava an 2 wine glasses , with a birthday greeting card from the Hotel! how amazing .! (as we had not mentioned it to hotel ) as I said before TOP CLASS hotel and would totally recommend it without hesitation . You wont be disappointed and we hope to return.
March 31, 2013
holiday hotel beunaventura playa del ingles
hotel was lovely pool areas and entertainment were spot on rooms nice and big and very clean only downside was room we had (306) was on main rd no views other than trees and very very noisy during night people walking home and then the bin men breakfasts were lovely but evening meals wernt up to much so we chose to eat out most nights however still value for money for what we paid staff in hotel very friendly
March 28, 2013
Lovely hol at the IFA Buenaventura, Gran Canaria
we stayed at the IFA Buenaventura, Playa del Ingles on the 18.10.12 - 25.10.12 and had a lovely time. Hotel was great and catered for all ages. Rooms are very spacious and where cleaned every day including new towels etc. All staff where great and very welcoming. We didnt have one problem. So overall had a great time and would go back :-)
November 1, 2012
This was our first holiday aboard in 23 years and we did not know what to expect, but we had no worries the Hotel staff from the management to the cleaners where very friendly.
The hotel itself was spotless, and our room comfortable and was cleaned Daily to a high standard,
The pool areas where clean and well maintained and there was always a Lifeguard on duty.
The restaurant is self service and had a good variety of food for all tastes, plenty of fish meat and veggie options and always fresh.
The hotel entertainment was good for all ages and plenty for the kids to do.
Our Thomas cook rep Danny was excellent and always there when he said he would be, he was very friendly and gave us good advice on places to visit .all the trips we went on where well organized and good value for money.
We can strongly recommend this Hotel and would not hesitate to go back.
September 17, 2011
Lastminute Sunshine Break in Playa del Ingles
Had a wonderful week in Playa del Ingles. Although it isn't the prettiest resort on the island, it offered just what my partner and I were looking for - lovely sandy beach, warm-ish sea for swimming, hot hot sun and cool sangria! Luckily we were able to venture to othe parts of the island which are far more beautiful, but Playa is great for chilling out during the day with a variety of nightlife for the evening.
The hotel - IFA Buenaventura - surpassed our expectations. It was a good standard for 3 star and had a stunning selection of swimming pools as well as many other facilities. Our room was spacious and quiet and cleaned everyday. We had half board and enjoyed a good varied selection of food for breakfast and dinner every day. We didn't watch the entertainment which was put on every night by the hotel, but from what we did see of it, it wasn't for us. We preferred to go out in the evening to the Kasbah or Yumbo which were within reasonable walking distance. Infact, the hotel is well located within walking distance to the beach, supermarkets, restaurants and various local amenities.
If we return to Playa in the future, we would definitely look to stay at Buenaventura again.
April 19, 2011