The Ifa Dunamar hotel is a very calm establishment with pretty aged people as clients. It is one of the rare hotels of Playa del Ingles directly located on the verge of the sea, thus offering splendid panoramas on the ocean and the Maspalomas dunes. You can relax with pleasure for free in its free gym center that includes a bubbling bath, a sauna, a hammam and a gym room.
The Ifa Dunamar hotel is located on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria, at Playa del Ingles, 330 feet away from the eponym beach and its long walk bordered with bars, small shops and restaurants. Allow 20 minutes driving from the international airport of Las Palmas, located at 19 miles north. The hotel is about 30 miles away from Las Palmas, the capital of the island.
You will also find an ATM machine in the lobby. A shuttle drops the clients off for free on the beach and another one goes to the Lopesan hotels, where they can play golf or even try the talassatherapy treatment! To relax, nothing better than a gym circuit: you can alternate a sauna, a hammam, a cold water pool, a jacuzzi between two icy showers, and finish with a few exercices at the fitness center... all for free! On the other hand, and this is normal, you will have to pay for massages, with quality products of the Guinot Paris brand.
Five rooms are specially adapted for disabled people. The upper rooms have better views on the ocean and the Maspalomas dunes. The 10% of rooms located on the lower levels only offer a view on the mountain. However, some people prefer these rooms because they can enjoy the afternoon sunlight.
Built in 1972, the Ifa Dunamar hotel was renovated in 1996. A massive pyramid-shaped building, paint in sandy pink and built on 15 floors served by elevators that offer a nice musical atmosphere, the hotel offers 205 rooms. The height of the building allows you to admire the superb views on Playa del Ingles and the Maspalomas dunes. A second building of 5 floors, located on the north side, offers 68 additional rooms. A first overflowing pool of two levels located right in the front of the restaurant allows you to observe the Maspalomas dunes and Playa del Ingles while enjoying a hydro-massage jet, unless you prefer to admire the view from the two aquatic beach chairs, serving as jacuzzi. Further down, a second and bigger pool allows you to swim. The two pools are heated and offer a jacuzzi. Between them, you can relax in the numerous small private solarium decks scattered on different levels. Each client has his own beach chair with his name on it! A few rooms are located in the north aisle, in a 5 storeys more calm and sunnier building, as well as a terrace with a sauna for nudists on the roof. However, the rooms only overlook the mountain, but not the ocean. Here you will find the third pool as well as a snack bar.
Covered by carpet and nicely decorated by two original paintings, the Ifa Dunamar rooms offer two separate beds, a round table with two armchairs, a satellite TV (23 channels), a safe with an electronic code (?12 or £9 a week), individual air-conditionning, a direct internatiocal telephone line as well as a fitted out terrace (two beach chairs, a round table, two armchairs and a dryer) offering a splendid view on the ocean, the huge Playa del Ingles and the Maspalomas dunes. Only 10 of the rooms located on the lower levels overlook the mountain. The bathroom has a bathtub equipped by a handle and a flexible shower, toilets, welcome products, a double basin, a make-up mirror and a hair dryer.
The buffet restaurant Tabefe that can welcome up to 220 guests serves breakfast from 7.00am to 10.30am and dinner from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. The clients are invited to taste the international cuisine with cooking shows, and thematic evenings three times a week: Canarian on Thursdays, Asian on Mondays and gala on Fridays. For lunch, the Titana bar serves snacks from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. In the evening, you have a drink from 8.00pm to 2.00am at Oscar's pub, a former player of the Werder Bremen, a true local star! You can also taste excellent cocktails at the Ocean View piano bar: as its name clearly says, the beverages will be enjoyed with the sound of the piano and with a very nice panorama on the ocean! Another atmosphere at the Atlantico bar, that welcomes a fashion show once a week and a professional show twice a week.
The nice and large Playa del Ingles beach, one of the most renown of Gran Canaria, is 330 feet away. Close to the pool located at the bottom, a door that can be opened by the magnetic room key allows access to the beach, on the other side of the road. Here you can find all the necessary equipments: beach chairs and sunshades for 2.50 euros (£2), showers and a water sport club. This huge fine sandy beach that spreads on a few miles up to the well-known dunes of Maspalomas is supervised and bordered by numerous hotels, bars and restaurants.
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