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Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Playa Flamingo
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“Good Price, Great View, Pura Vida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We randomly booked a night here in Playa Flamingo... Yes its a "Family Oriented" town... But my hubby & I were able to find some good times at the bar I believe named CoCo LoCo, walking distance from hotel. Great RastaSafarian DJ - maybe next time he will share his wacky-tobacky. JK JK... This hotel is nice, beach front plus a killer breakfast... Like I said we scored a great price so with all of these combinations .... JennaTexas recommends ;)

Room Tip: Pool View, Ocean View..... Cant remember our exact #
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stayed 5 nights at the Flamingo resort in May 2014 and enjoyed every bit of it; the staff including the front desk was quite friendly, pleasant and accommodating, Manuel the bell boy was really helpful and kind, so was Blass the gardener, a bunch of lovely people everywhere.
The resort itself is lovely; rooms were nice, great big pool and a beautiful beach, the restaurant is nice but need some service improvements. The location of the resort is nice and quiet but far from most of the tours offered, booked a tour with TAM Tours which was ok, driver and guide were nice but the accommodations were not all up to standard and need improvements.
Had a very relaxing vacation and would definitely recommend this resort, not much of a night life but if beauty and relaxation is what you are looking for this would be great place to stay.
Thank you Flamingo Beach Resort.

Room Tip: All of the rooms seems nice, it depends on what you like, front desk is accommodating regarding chan...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We did not stay at the hotel but did stop by for a couples massage. I have always had back and neck problems so we thought we would try a Costa Rican massage. I cannot say enough good things about Delia. She found my problem areas and worked those knots out of my muscles. I could tell she was a master at her job and she gave me several suggestions to help in the future. We loved it so much we actually went back near the end of our stay and it was even better the second time. Since Delia already knew my muscles, she used a different technique and my back felt better than it has in 20 years! Very professional and clean! Thanks Delia!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed at this resort for a week in early May. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this property, while not new, is very clean and well maintained. The pool is lovely and exceptionally clean. The resort is on a beautiful beach although the waves can be a bit rough in the afternoons for swimming. We had enjoyable swims every morning however. The water is warmer than the air! The staff were all very friendly and responsive. The rooms are not huge but quite nice. They could use a bit of updating but again are very clean like the rest of the resort. I also enjoyed the spa which was very peaceful. The primary negative aspect is the food, which is pretty mediocre. It's basically what you might find in a chain restaurant in the States. Not terrible but certainly not what I expect at a nice resort. We ate one breakfast and one lunch, both not very well prepared. Luckily we didn't pay for the meal plan and found a couple of decent restaurants in the area. If the food was improved we would probably visit this resort again.

Room Tip: pay extra for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floors with the pool view.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Don't know where to begin.. oh yea the water bar Leo, Elias, Manolo were excellent host and bartenders. Me and my friends really enjoyed ourselves. Very clean and quiet rooms. The beach front massage was awesome as well. The only thing is they need to liven up the place at nite. Food was great as well. Literally 30secs from the beach. This resort is great and they even rent u cars. Great place

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

The good:
- the food, the staff, the beach/location

The not so good:
- beds, the view

The bad:
- pool was dirty, could not see the bottom of the pool. Having been to many resorts and personally maintaining a large pool myself this was a big disappointment
- dirty pool is also a drowning hazard, personally witnessed an event in the past in another resort where lifeguards and other men spent 20 minutes diving into a pool to find the bodies of 2 small girls bacause the water was just as bad
- the pool is a disaster waiting to happen, never saw staff adding chemicals or water testing

Conclusion: Not a bad resort, just not worth the money, would not go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
We deeply regret that your recent experience at our resort did not meet your expectations. We are happy that you were at least pleased with the food, our staff and our location. Unfortunately, we did have a problem with an imbalance of pool chemicals during one week in April. In fact, as soon as our readings were determined to be out of balance and the color of the pool water was off, we were on top of the issue immediately and contacted our supplier of pool maintenance chemicals who did come to assess and try to correct the issue. We first determined that the pool, while not balanced, was not unhealthy for our guests. We undertook immediate corrective actions which unfortunately needed several days to have full effect. We were continually testing during that time, and I personally was requesting and receiving constant follow-up reports on the situation. We apologize that this incident colored your whole experience at our resort. The safety of our guests was never compromised, so it's unfortunate that it reminded you of a bad incident at another hotel in the past.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Service is great and staff quite friendly. Clean, spacious room. AC worked very well. Some earlier posts complained about lack of water pressure in the shower but ours was great. The food is very good. If you like seafood, you'll love the evening menu.

Reasons for not giving 5 stars are: our room overlooked the parking lot. Not a big deal, but still... Also, while the resort is a wonderful place to be, there is not much else in the area. One has to leave the property for any other activity, including hiking. The scuba shop will pick you up in the lobby for the very short ride to their location. It would be an easy walk.

We first stayed here 9 years ago and things haven't changed much. That's a good thing because this resort is wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa
Address: Playa Flamingo | Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50304, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Flamingo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Playa Flamingo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only resort located on one of Costa Rica's most famous blue-flag, ecologically protected beaches, this resort location is the perfect beachfront base from which to explore all of Costa Rica’s natural beauty and adventure. ... more   less 
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