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La Casa Hotel
Reviewed 1 June 2012

I have been to the Flamingo many times since the beginning, I have seen the first owner followed by other owners, and now also experienced it with again new owners.

The Flamingo is still a nice place to spend some days and many things are still the same as at the beginning. The atmosphere is relaxed, it is quiet unlike other gay guest houses in the neighbourhood and the majority of guests are nice.

Tony is a great host, he is really nice and makes you feel comfortable. But overall I felt a slight decrease of service level, be it the turn down service not being offered anymore, be it some staff not really taking care and not asking if any help is needed. I had even sometimes the impression I would bother them too much when I asked some simple help or recommendation, sometimes they even didn't bother greeting me. Well this comment I made on one side because I compare to previous years, and I also have high expectations on service. For me this is the main reason to return (or not) to a place, when the servcie is great. Maybe it is also bcause previously the owner were always around, and this time I have never ever seen them - I highly recommend them to show up to make the guests feel taken care of also from their side.

The rooms are nice and spacious, especially the suites. However, the rooms as well as public areas are getting a bit tired, show the age - some broken lamps, some broken chairs, some rotten flowers. Not really an issue but I hope they will fix it otherwise it will get worse.

Overall still a nice and relaxing place, and compared to most of the gay guest houses this is definitely still one of the best options - hope the new owner will work on the details to keep the level high.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2012

TandTSwitzerland,
It's always nice to hear from a returning guest. Thank you for always making The Flamingo your choice of gay guest houses in Fort Lauderdale. It's always nice to see a familiar face, like Tony and the rest of the staff which has remained unchaged since the new ownership. We really appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

A nice hotel in Ft Lauderdale away from the bustle and yet within walking distance of all amenities.
Breakfast was excellent, rooms spacious and service was top. All at a reasonable rate.
Parking no problem, wi fi TV and air con first class

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2012

Platense41,
Thanks so much for your review. You're right, with the prime location, complimentary parking and wi-fi, spacious rooms and great staff, The Flamingo is a great little oasis. This oasis will be here waiting for you next time you're in Ft. Lauderdale! Thanks again, NBV

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

I have stayed at the Flamingo many times over the years. I was afraid with the new owner things would have changed, but luckily the same wonderful staff, gardens and pool are there. It seems that the same attention to detail is being shown. The only complaint is that the breakfast needs to be upgraded. Cheap store bought muffins and bagels could easily be replaced with bakery goods especially considering the price and clientele. Most guests stay at least three days so a little variation from day to day in the breakfast choices would be appreciated. Otherwise you can not beat the place. Book now. Tony, Kevin and Jorge are waiting to great you.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

HappyGuest213,
It's always nice to hear from a returning guest, thanks so much for your review. You know the expression, "if it's not broke, don't fix it"? The Flamingo may be under new ownership but we know a good thing when we see it, which is why we've kept most of the things the same. Any changes that we make will be welcomed improvement. In fact, we are already looking into breakfast alternatives. Thanks again, NBV

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The owner must take time and effort to put the flowers and the polish back on this boutique hotel before the repeat hotel clientele look for a new place to speed their time and money.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2012

TheBigWally,
We couldn't agree more. In fact, we are currently in the process of updating the entire hotel, which includes the landscaping. We are sure that repeat clientelle will notice a difference, and we are looking forward to your next stay so you too can see all of the changes we're making to the Flamingo and the entire North Beach Area. Thanks for your review, NBV

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Reviewed 26 January 2012

My stay at the Flamingo Inn Amongst the Flowers was truly enjoyable. The staff go out of their way to provide excellent service. Thanks to Tony, Kevin and Jim for making my time so relaxed and pleasant. The accommodations are comfortable and well appointed and the garden and pool area is lovely. That atmosphere is relaxed and I enjoyed getting to know the other guests. This was my second time there and I am definitely going back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2012

AndrewG,
Thanks so much for choosing the Flamingo for the second time, we hope that you can make a third trip very soon! You are right, the staff is great and it really is a great place to meet people. You'll find friendly faces and helpful staff al thoughout the North Beach Area. You are welcome anytime!

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

in my last trip last month to fl i stayedo at the flamingo resort , it is a beautyful resort
the staff was helpful and very friendly ,equally as the spectacular spotless pool , certainly
was the main atraction for us.
definetely coming back!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2012

chris g,
Happy New Year to you! We hope that you visit us at the Flamingo whenever you're in Ft. Lauderdale. We promise, the pool will always be waiting for you! Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Have always liked staying here. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. Kevin is the greatest host for happy hour. Bottom line is that you will make friends here, whether traveling alone or coupled. I highly recommend it to singles for that reason.

The property is becoming, however, a little shabby chic. Rooms need updating. I would pass on this comment if it were moderately priced. It is not. It's expensive. Toss the bedspreads with bleach stains, chuck the wicker furniture and go modern. Reconsider your rates, it would be nice to have an even bigger crowd. At the rack rates they charge, it's a bit too exclusive.

At last, they should stop serving refrigerated stale mini-muffins for breakfast. Get a local baker and support the community. Come on, it's insulting.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Info1000, Owner at La Casa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2012

TruthTripNJ,
It's always nice to hear from a returning guest, thank you for keeping the Flamingo your hotel of choice when you're in Ft. Lauderdale. You're right, the staff is extremely accomodating and it's easy to make friends at the Flamingo. Finding a caring staff is difficult and we're very fortunate to have Kevin, Tony, Jim & Jorge as part of the North Beach Village family! What is not difficult is fixing those items you mentioned. We'll make sure to look into getting more breakfast choices and you'll be happy to hear that we're already in the stages of renovations! Thanks so much for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about La Casa Hotel

Address: 2727 Terramar St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3906 (Formerly The Flamingo Inn Amongst the Flowers)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £70 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Casa Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to La Casa, a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of North Beach Village. Surrounded by lush tropical landscapes, this 15 unit hotel is the ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. With a variety of room types, including one bedroom apartments, we can easily accommodate both long and short term stays. Relax by the pools or enjoy a dip in the ocean, just five minutes away. Guests staying in any North Beach Village hotel are able to take advantage of all of the amenities in the village. Dine in casual elegance at the Village Cafe, spoil yourself at the Village Spa or keep fit and healthy with our health and fitness options, including Village Yoga. Imagine enjoying all of this without ever having to get out of your beach attire! Warmth and hospitality await you at La Casa. Give us a call today and let us help book your perfect visit. ... more   less 
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