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Reviews of IFA Faro Hotel 4 stars

Plaza De Colón, 1, 35100 Maspalomas, Spain

#13 of 115 hotels in Maspalomas

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Review score

Based on 160 hotel reviews

8.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    9.7

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    9.4

  • Value for money

    7.7

  • Paid WiFi

    4.9

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  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room with Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    No tea/coffee making facilities - very unusual for a hotel in this price bracket. We had to pay for access to wifi and for use of the safe in the room - it wasn't very much and, as such, should be included for free.

    Room (4th floor corner) was excellent offering a great view of the lighthouse and the beach. Hotel is in a perfect location for access to restaurants and the beach that is, literally, feet away. Breakfast was extensive and changed a little daily - one of the best we have had.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room with Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 6 nights

    The only slight disappointment was the gym, as the facilities in it are minimum, ( eg one of a number of popular machines). Nothing to do with the hotel, but there were strong ( and cooling) winds each day during our stay, which detracted a bit from the enjoyment.

    Excellent breakfasts, the overall facilities were very good, and the staff were very professional, informative and responsive. Allocation of sun beds by the pool on arrival is an excellent idea.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was appalling and disturbing to see three cats wandering through the restaurants and the lobby. It was difficult to find our way to the hotel because of all the roundabouts.

    Reception was very warm and welcoming. Breakfasts were fabulous. The location is excellent.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double Room with Side Sea View (2 adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing not to like.

    This hotel is amazing! I feel it manages to strike a perfect balance of class, comfort and relaxation. The location is perfect next to a lovely beach. The staff were helpful and professional.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    My partner's watch was stolen on the beach.

    The location as we were right on the beach but really close to a good selection of restaurants and shops. The pool was pristine. The hotel was very clean and comfortable.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The air conditioning made a lot of noise. Had to turn off at night to sleep. No tea/coffee making in the room or water daily. The meat variety for evening dinner wasn't great a lot of Pork and Turkey.

    Loved having the sea so near. Enjoyed the fruit and salads the most plenty of variety. Good night entertainment. Good variety of activities by day. Staff both helpful and friendly.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is quite expensive - you pay for that great location.

    This hotel is in the perfect location if you want to spend time on the beach. The breakfast was lovely, lots of choice. The area itself feels quite upmarket with designer shopping & top notch restaurants or some very casual eating establishments as well.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    I think in 2017 the hotel ought not to be charging for a safe or for wifi. Most of the hotels we stay in these days these essentials are free.

    A welcoming hotel in a good situation - on the beach and only a few minutes walk from the bus stop at El Faro.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    I would have liked tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Also the parking is a bit limited.

    The property is located at the end of the best beach dune area I have ever stayed at. The clients are like me more mature so that means peace & quiet at night and lovely natural sea sand and walking during the day. There's even a naturist sun terrace on the top. There are plenty of varied restaurants nearby and the hotel food is excellent also.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Still charging for WiFi, a detail but annoiyng! The vast reception area is like railwaystation, empty and boring, engage a creative interior architect for improvement.

    Excellent staff all over, good food and fine poolarea with nice temperature!

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 13 nights

    Dark room, no coffee making facilities, no inside pool or saunas, no view, no sunlight.

    Great location, good breakfast, free wifi as a christmas present.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 11 nights

    Hotel smoking policy, can't enjoy pool area or bar terrace, because of people smoking around you. Rooms a outdated.

    Staff is very friendly, location is perfect, bar staff is very professional.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The tea

    Bed was so so comfortable

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    The staff is excellent!

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Glass doors in bathroom.

    Beds very comfortable staff so friendly excellent location.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Nothing to complain about

    Location & Friendly helpful staff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is great, the staff were very friendly and approachable. The breakfast buffet was amazing, all the food was so fresh and a large selection.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Buffet food only. Very expensive

    Staff & breakfast.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Double bed was two single beds pushed together

    Very friendly staff, free parking, central to shopping, restaurant and beach facilities.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Absolutely everything was perfect

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 6 nights

    The location is outstanding. Just a few steps from the pool of the hotel to the beach and the sea.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 November 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights

    having to pay for room safe.no tea/coffee maker in room.

    excellent breakfast choice. good entertainment at night.special offers on drinks.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/a

    Everything was amazing!!!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    slightly quieter than what we are used to

    mostly everything

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Side Sea View (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Very comfy bed, all facilities excellent, breakfast fantastic.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Too small bathtub, no walk-in-shower

    The location and the stunning vieuw. Make sure u have Faro vieuw or sea vieuw . These rooms have a generous terrace .

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel is ideal for mature couples. As a young couple, we felt out of place. The breakfast food looked better than it tasted, but it was sufficient -- coffee definitely needs to be improved especially for a simple café con leche. The rooms were OK -- wish the beds were more comfortable and that a king size bed was really a true king size (one bed), instead of 2 twin size beds stuck together.

    The staff were all very nice and made us feel like we're welcome. The location of the hotel was excellent -- right on the beach, close to shopping and restaurants.

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Some of decor was a little tired. Some carpets were being replaced while we were there, not before their time! However we did not like the new ones at all. A very dull brown carpet tile. (Hopefully a temporary measure! )

    Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Beautiful pool and beach on the doorstep. Meals were of very high quality. Bar prices very good value.

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    evening dinner could have more variety of vegetable and potatoe especially French fries. Starters very good

    Liked room and balcony with 2sunbeds, cleanliness and staff attitude

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This hotel is very close to the beach and sand dunes. So close the the beach you can hear the waves of the sea at night time. Staff are very friendly and helpful without being in your face. I would love to come back to the hotel and upgrade to a room with a sea view. I went at Christmas and I really enjoyed the chilled out and peaceful atmosphere.

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lack of wifi in the room. Additional charge for the safe. Lack of "little things" eg tissues in the bathroom

    Good solid 4*. Location excellent

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Having booked a 'deluxe' room we were assigned a room in the cheapest part of the hotel with the constant sound of a taxi rank and kitchen deliveries. We complained and were offered an alternative with a great view along the beach to the sand dunes. But still only a side see view - not what we thought we had booked.

    The best location of any of the hotel in Faro with the beach just a few yards away, the dunes visible in the distance and a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants close by. Cinema Under the Stars is a ten minute walk away

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not specific to this hotel but it bugs me when you're charged 2.20 for use of the safe per day, can it not be thrown into the price of the overall stay?

    Good location and lovely pool area.

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2015

    • Solo traveller

    Lovely location, helpful and friendly staff, excellent facilities especially the pool, wide choice of delicious food, evening entertainment, English speaking, and good problem solving. I really enjoyed my stay and would recommend the hotel to others.

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    -Nothing

    -The very friendly and helpful staff who did everything to please us -The amazing location, with direct access to the maspalomas beach -Delicious breakfast with a lot of choice -Possibility for late checkout - Car park right in front of the hotel

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing, if you do not enjoy this Hotel you should stay at home.

    Everything about this Hotel was fantastic, especially the staff and the sunbed allocation.

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Extra charges for everything for example. 2 euro daily per person per device for wifi in room. Charge for extra pillows . Charge for weighing Luggage. no mattress for sun loungers charge for fresh sun lounge towel replacement 1 euro. Hotel states it has tennis facilities but the courts are in another hotel close by and they charge 9 euro per hour. charge 20 euro for safe in room . and finally charge of to call a taxi.

    Fantastic location beside the beach and friendly and efficient staff .The hotel is clean and quiet. Cold foods such salads are excellent hot food average.

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Loved our week at Ifa Faro,this is my favourite hotel in Maspalomas, location is superb,Food is top class,breakfast is really fantastic, Champagne on ice if you want!.. best Mojitos I've ever had.Staff make this place special.Will be back next year

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bad WiFi connection and that you had to pay for access in the room.

    We were uppgraded to a excellent room and had a very good stay and enjoyed good breakfast and nice staff.

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Internett and safe include in price of the room.

    Staff excellent

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Internet and safe should be free

    Good location, friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Allocated sunbed on arrival. Quality of food and drinks, especially the Mojitos. Accessibility to promenade for daily walking and shopping.

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast in the garden

  • Reviewed: 7 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Do not like a hotel that charges for Wi-Fi

    Position, position position.

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Front of house service

    Breakfast with a view

  • Reviewed: 15 February 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    position of the hotel

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location near the sea

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Double bed is two singles pushed together

    Great location, friendly staff, clean, lovely breakfast

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    expensive as all the hotels at Maspalomas, and a bit worn hotel

    adorable location on the beach fantastic staff

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Lack of Internet

    Pool, with allocated loungers and breakfast...

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the hotel caters has everything you could want to enjoy a good holiday

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No tea or coffee facilities in the room - only negative

    Friendly, professional and smiley, happy staff

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    WiFi

    Beach

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