Ratings based on 106 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to the beach

Posted Dec 25, 2016
Great staff, restaurant management wasn't so nice but the rest was great!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 25, 2016 by IDU, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your comments published on Expedia.com regarding your stay at our Ifa Dunamar We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we appreciate the nice words that you have posted. We are paying special attention to the service level in the hotel and we are very happy that we met your expectations. We would be delighted to welcome you again soon and remain at your disposal for anything you might need Best Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Pros: The decor, the cuisine, the staff, the swimming pool, the jacuzzi, the ocean view
Cons: Wifi and air conditioning - there is not really enough space to say it all here, so I have said what I need to above.
Location: Very near sea and seafront and a short walk away from Yumbo Centre, which is a big centre for nightlife on the island.
This is a lovely hotel and was almost perfect, except for the wifi in reception, which was very slow. Having said that, this may be due to the local network and may, therefore, be beyond the hotel's control. The other thing which concerned me a bit was the fact that the shutters next to the window did not close hermetically, meaning that, when the air conditioning was on, it was constantly working against warm air coming in from outside, which is obviously not energy efficient and, therefore, not good for the environment. Apart from that, though, the hotel was beautiful. The cuisine was delightful and, combined with daily exercise, I felt so much better after a ten-day stay there. It actually gave me some tips as to food that I could continue eating back home! :) There were two delightful swimming pools, one with a jacuzzi, the hotel staff were extremely polite and friendly, and in general the hotel was very secure, clean and very well decorated. It was literally a stone's throw from the beach, although I didn't go there, because my skin is very white and, therefore, I needed to watch out for the sun for the first few days. I would say, use factor 50 initially, limit your exposure to the sun and try to avoid the sun between 2pm and 4pm, as this is when it is strongest. The main nightlife area is the Yumbo Centre, which is a short, pleasant walk up a winding, very smart, very modern looking road. There are also a variety of bars along the seafront.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2016 by Public Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your consideration and your nice words about our Hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you again with us and remain. With best regards, Public Relations
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kent UK

Fabulous hotel in perfect location

Posted Sep 14, 2016
Hotel was lovely across the road from the beach. Everything was perfect only one criticism is the hard beds!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Northants UK

Good Hotel short walk from excellent beach.

Posted Sep 30, 2015
Pros: Good location and food selection.
Cons: Better beds and an overall refurbishment.
Location: Plenty of bars restaurants and small shops. Easy access to the beach. A long uphill walk to the main shopping centre. good public transport.
I found this IFA Dunamar hotel to be a good clean hotel with a good range of food and drink. In some respects it is in need of a little updating as the décor is showing signs of wear and tear. Pool side accommodation is fine, although many of the other guests still seem to think it is fine to reserve the sunbeds by placing their towels on them as early as 7.30 am. The pools are well kept and clean, with good showers and toilets. My room was clean and tidy with enough storage space for two, although the seating a little care worn. The bed as in most hotels was far too firm for my liking, bordering on bench like. The room had air conditioning which was efficient if a little noisy. The buffet style restaurant was always busy at meal times and I, on occasion found it difficult to find a vacant table. Waiting staff were very good as were the bar staff. Because of the now general ban on smoking inside, the availability of outside seating for non-smokers away from the smoking public, is almost impossible to find, and I found this quite off putting when trying to enjoy an after dinner drink in the fresh air outside. The hotel has one of the best positions in the area close to the beach and local shops as well as the somewhat noisy beach bars. I usually prefer to hire a car so that I can visit the local area at my own pace, but as the hotel has no parking on site and the only other area for parking is a public pay as you go one I had to forgo the use of a car.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2016 by Public Relations, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Gran Canaria and our hotel for your recent holidays and we for posting your opinion about your stay on Expedia. We appreciate your detailed recapitulation and would like to thank you very much for letting us know the aspects of your stay, all which helps us to improve our services and provide the perfect holiday experience. According to the Spanish Law, we are always eager to inform our guests that there are smoking and no smoking area in the hotel. By informing our guests personally and including the information in the differences posters around the hotel, we trust that our guests heed this policy. Once again, we thank you very much for your feedback. With kind regards, Public Relations
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by aldo from london

Fab

Posted May 26, 2014
2nd time to this hotel, great location beach 2 min walk (pool exit) and 10 min walk to yumbo center (exit via reception) there is a big difference . Staff great we stayed on half board both meals Buffett style and a good choice, Few silly things charging for the use of the in room safe and if you want a clean pool towel you had to pay. In room internet was charged for but lobby and restaurant was free.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2014 by Dunamar, Hotel Management
Write your comment. Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your comments posted on Expedia and we would like to thank you for your confidence in us by choosing our hotel. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was to your full satisfaction and that you found everything in our hotel what you need for a perfect holiday. We are especially glad about your praise of our staff, which is of utmost importance for us. It was a real pleasure for us having you with us and we instantly hope to welcome you back on future holidays. With best regards, Heidi Benítez Public Relations
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Richard from London

Excellent hotel close to the beach with good acces

Posted Jan 8, 2014
Pros: it was very clean and efficient and well located
Location: very close to the centre of town
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 16, 2014 by Dunamar, Hotel Management
Dear guest, First of all we would like to thank you for your praise and for recommending our hotel to other travelers all over the world. It has been a pleasure for us being your host and we would be delighted if you would choose our hotel for future holidays. Best regards, Heidi Benítez Public Relations
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by John from London, UK

Fab hotel

Posted Sep 5, 2012
Pros: Location
Cons: Hard to give one
Location: Next to beach and 10 min walk to yumbo centre
A very nice hotel great location for both beach and night life, the only criticism is a charge for silly things like Room safe 2€ per day and pool towels a charge, and the tv channels for English speaking people very poor, the breakfast was very good and a great choice of things from eggs to fruit
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel

Posted Jul 15, 2012
The best hotel in Gran Canaria ! Best service and food !Wonderful place for your holiday! Enjoy!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Miguel from Frankfurt, Germany

Absolutely The Best... Nos Encantaba IFA Dunamar

Posted May 31, 2012
We just returned from IFA Dunamar and 4 wonderful days. I don't know why people have said negative things about the hotel. It exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was great, the staff really worked hard to make us feel welcome, and the hotel was beautiful and perfectly located (minutes from the beach and the excitement of Gran Canaria. The location was perfect. The only issue was that the bed was a little hard/firm for our liking. But I'm sure some guest like firm beds. I just want to say please ignore the negative things written and book at IFA Dunamar, you will be happy you did. We will definitely return.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by GAY from Westchester, NY, USA

Grandpa&Grandma you would love this place !!!

Posted Apr 16, 2012
Pros: food, pool, quiet.
Cons: Nothing to complain about
Location: Excellent.
I am in my 50's, my parter is 40. Not too much fun for us here. This is an excellent place for older folks. Close to the beach. No steps up or down. Food is 4 stars. Views from balconies and pool bungalows are good. 80% of the clientele is older. Most waiters speak, Spanish, German and some English. The hotel has a bar from 10pm to 2 am where you see a lot of older folks have a lot of fun, including dancing to some old german song. VERY VERY CUTE. If you are young 20's or 30's or single, this place will be good for sleeping and food but that's about it. Great looking hotel and the staff is very helpfull.