IFA Faro Hotel
12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The Perfect Hotel
"Everything about this hotel is ideal. The location, the facility, the magnificant breakfasts, and the congenial staff. Most highly recommended"
- Travel date: Fri 24th of August 2007
"We spent a most enjoyable week at the IFA Faro Hotel, everything was beyond our expectations. The staff were very friendly and courtious at all times, the hotel was spotlessly clean and had a definate "touch of class" feeling about it. Robes were provided as were beach / lounger towels,and should you wish to spend you daytimes at the pool,even your loungers were reserved. The choice and quality of food was very good, and dining was in a relaxed atmosphere, although the hotel is essentialy a German outfit and therefore attracts more German guests than others, we had no problem whatsoever with that aspect, most guests seemed to be mature in years, and a friendly smile usually resulted in acknowledgement from there on. The location is unbeatable, walk out of the pool area and the beach is on your doorstep, along with the many places where you can get a snack, a meal, or just enjoy a cool drink whilst watching the world go by. Entertaiment at the hotel was limited to a resident duo singing all your old favourites, there were a number of bars close by with singers of various styles of music to listen to.The only gripe would be the lack of any sort of ironing board facility in the otherwise well appointed room, The final treat was on checking out at 11.00am, we were informed there would be a room for us to shower and change in before we left at 14.30. We Will Return!"
- Travel date: Mon 30th of April 2007
good but for older travelers
"we went to the ifa faro maspolomas hotel in march. The location is great, the hotel is very clean and fresh. The service and food all very good. the only thing not so great was the loud music every night and all night. It is best to upgrade to a sea view room and to get as far away from the evening entertainment as possible. Dinner time is a happening in its self as everyone is dressed up and looking rather over the top. Lots of older guests and certainly not for young sporty crowd."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of March 2007
The Faro is far out!
"The decor was excellent as was the ambiance. We met people from Germany, France, Italy, Ireland and Wales not to mention the UK.
The food was superb and we enjoyed the entertainment in the bar but spaces were limited.
The staff were so friendly and helpful but we did have to wait a long time for the cutlery and wine to be delivered to the table often. We assume they were a little short - staffed.
The room had the biggest mini - bar I have ever seen. If you get an east - facing room looking over the Maspolomas beach you may be troubled by music emanating from the Sorrento and El Senador restaurants in the early evening or even late evening.
There are 12 parking places at the front of the hotel and about 12 places down below near the kitchen area so parking was sometimes a hassle.
Overall, we had a brillaint week at the Faro."
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of February 2007
"An excellent hotel in all respects. The hotel was refurbished last year to a very high standard. The rooms are very comfortable with a sitting area, plasma TV and large bathroom (although bathroom and size of sea facing rooms are smaller). The terrace had two sun loungers and a table and chairs. The service was second to none, nothing was too much trouble. Food was to a very good standard, we had the half board option and the dinner had plenty of variety each night. You could equally do B & B at this hotel as its location is excellent, right next to shops, restuarants and bars as well as right on the beach front. There is a taxi rank outside the hotel and it only costs about 4 Euros to Playa del Ingles. Swimming pool area is beautiful and your sunbed is reserved for your whole time there. There is also a hot tub which is part of the pool area. Entertainment at night is of a good standard. If you rent a car then parking is free at the hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 20th of November 2006
Hotel Faro Great
"This is a great hotel, very good food, very clean, staff very helpful,
had a very pleasant holiday will certainly go back, next year.
The holiday company that we dealt with was First Choice and do not do this hotel for 2007. could anyone tell me of any other UK holiday company that as this great hotel in their brochure, I would be very grateful.
J H Hargreaves"
- Travel date: Fri 20th of October 2006
What can I say?
"I would recommend this hotel to everyone. We had a fabulous week. There's no fighting over sunbeds - you are allocated one for the duration of your stay and there are three pool attendants to bring towels and sunshades.
All the staff were very friendly (it helped by my speaking Spanish to them some of the time) and could not do enough to help us.
The entertainment was very good every night, the rooms are quite large and very clean. Our room had a "partial sea view" but we had quite a good view of the sea from two sides. It was wonderful to wake up every morning with the sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks near the lighthouse.
The only little niggle I would have is that the hot food was not quite hot enough, but there was lots of choice.
It is a German chain of hotels so the majority of guests were German, but they were quite friendly even though we couldn't speak each other's language!
The location is fabulous as you only have to walk out of the gate near the pool and you are on the beach! There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby and Playa del Ingles is a short, cheap taxi ride away.
If you want a real treat for your next holiday try this hotel.
- Travel date: Wed 4th of October 2006
Location location location
"The hotel is in a superb location for couples and families, near to the beach and an upmarket shopping area with nice bars and restaurants. However, the star rating for the hotel is artificially high due to this considering what it offers. You will find a hotel with good rooms, but mainly set up for the German tourist. The facilities are limited and the staff are surly and reluctant to help. The pool area is nice but small and the food in the hotel is disappointing for a 4*.
Consider other hotels in this area before you book here!!"
- Travel date: Sat 16th of September 2006
"Just returned from a fabulous week here.
Delicious food, cheerful staff and spotless spacious rooms. Huge sandy beach on the doorstep for that allover tan!
Cannot recommend too highly!
- Travel date: Tue 4th of July 2006
Heaven on Earth
"Absolutely beautiful hotel situated right next to the beach.
The pool is very clean and well kept. The rooms in the hotel are luxurious and spotless. The staff very friendly and helpful. I could not fault anything about the hotel and will definately go back one day soon.
Recommend to everyone."
- Travel date: Tue 4th of January 2005
Magnificent I F A Faro Hotel does it again
"As a Party of eight, we had a super 10 day Winter Break at this fabulous Hotel. Location,Accommodation,Food,and Service were top drawer,and special mention should be made of the staff for their friendliness, and efficiency.The heads of Dinningroom, and Ganigo were on the ball at all times. The only niggle was the quality of the WiFi away from the ground floor area. Keep up the good work and don't run out of Smirnoff vodka, when we return.Kevin Mc Govern - Dublin"
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of February 2015
Have recently returned from a weeks stay...
"Have recently returned from a weeks stay at the IFA Faro Hotel. It is a beautiful hotel situated right on the beach, with excellent facilities. It has recently been refurbished so everything is like brand new, including the accommodation which was kept very clean and tidy by our chambermaid. The hotel itself was also kept spotlessly clean.
Most of the rooms have a sea view, we stayed in room 1233 which had a lovely view of the sea and surrounding areas from the balcony. The hotel staff are all very friendly and helpful and they really know how to make you feel welcome. Although I would say that the ability to speak Spanish would be very useful as we sometimes found it difficult communicating with some of the staff, but this could be due to the majority of the guests at the hotel at the time of our stay being German, on a number of occasions the staff spoke to us in German which was quite confusing at times!
Food at the hotel was very good, with lots of variety at the evening buffet, and the menu was also very good. If you are on a half board basis you can buy lunch and snacks at the pool bar, although we didn't get round to eating at this bar as we went out to the nearby cafe's and restaurants instead.
Maspalomas itself is a lovely quiet resort which I would recommend to couples and families who are after a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
If you are interested in going on any excursions I would recommend Palmitos Park which was absolutely stunning, especially the Birds of Prey show which was amazing. We caught a taxi there which cost 13 Euros, we caught a bus back to the bus station near the hotel which only cost 3 euros 60 for two of us, so I would recommend catching the bus if you do go there. The bus station is approx 5 mins walk from the hotel.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely go back to Maspalomas and the IFA Faro Hotel, although I will be taking Spanish lessons first!"
- Travel date: Tue 30th of May 2006