After reading the reviews for this hotel, we were very worried what we might find! Upon arrival we decided that the hotel was nicely kept, with attractive gardens and a good reception area. Our room wasn't ready, so we waited in the reception area for a couple of hours. The reception staff were efficient, but not welcoming and friendly. We didn't mind waiting, but received no apology for the delay, which we would normally expect. Finally we received our key and off we went to settle into our room. What we found was a damp, tired and truly old fashioned room. Serious mould was creeping up the walls and the smell was awful (please see pictures). The oven didn't work, the bath leaked and the TV was constantly cutting out for hours at a time. The bathroom window wouldn't shut and the safe was not well secured in the wardrobe (due to the damp). Many of the light bulbs didn't work and there were bare wires on various electrical lights/switches.
You absolutely wouldn't live in this state at home, dangerous and bad for asthmatics.
Guests are required to pay for the safe and also for utilities (water etc).
On a positive note, we had a nice balcony (with a broken table and cracked plastic chair), with views over to the beach. A good location, but can imagine it would be very noisy in peak season. There were bars at the doors, which added comforting extra security as it was obvious the room had been broken into at some stage.
No air con, only a ceiling fan. The place was like an oven and we were visiting in the cooler months!
The pool area is good, with plenty of loungers. There are lots of steps to the different levels and witnessed many older guests really struggling with their luggage. The public lifts down to the beach, eateries and boulevard were both broken, requiring many steps to be attempted. Once on the boulevard, it was a great place to walk.
We didn't eat at the hotel - apparently one day the chef was ill, the next he'd gone on holiday?? There are plenty of eateries close by.
It's worth noting, if you're hiring a car from the airport, it is difficult and/oricey to park near the hotel.
Check out was swift, but again unfriendly.
If I could be guaranteed an up to date modern room, with sea view , I would consider returning.
PS if anyone has seen the YouTube video put up by a Flamingo Club guest, the camera doesn't lie!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Flamingo Club Tenerife is located in one of the most sought-after areas of South Tenerife for holiday makers, Costa Adeje, and benefits from the most stunning sea and mountain views.Overlooking Playa La Pinta (La Pinta Beach) and with magnificent views of the adjacent Marina, Puerto Colon, Flamingo Club is a perfect base for your vacation whether you are looking for a family beach break, activity holiday or simply want to relax and get away from it all.The hotel complex has 18 studio apartments, 64 one bedroom units, 22 two bedroom units and 3 deluxe two bedroom suites. All apartments have a private balcony or terrace, and many of them benefit from a view of the ocean so that you can relax and watch the glorious sunsets over La Gomera.Flamingo Club apartments are fully equipped for self-catering and feature an oven, hob, fridge freezer, and microwave, plus all the utensils, cutlery and tableware you would need to cook a meal inside the apartment. The nearest convenience store is within a 5 minute walk, and there is also a large supermarket (Mercadona) which stocks both Spanish and English goods. For holidaymakers who prefer to eat out, Flamingo Club is proud to present their newly refurbished à la carte licensed restaurant, the Cinamo Bar which offers a mouth-watering selection of Spanish and European fare and wide range of wines and spirits. There is also a pool bar which serves snacks and refreshments throughout the day, and offers the ever-popular ‘happy-hour’ in the afternoon when drinks are buy one, get one free.The immediate vicinity is home to numerous bars, cafes and restaurants featuring a huge range of gastronomic delights from all corners of the earth. The obligatory Chinese buffet and Full English breakfast are of course widely available, but a thorough search of the wider area and you will uncover rarer treats such as Morroccan, Japanese and even Mongolian. A veritable gourmand’s delight!For those of you who like to get active, there are numerous options within a short walk to the marina. Fishing trips, snorkelling, paragliding, jet-skiing and many more pursuits are available for very reasonable prices. Our Flamingo Club reception staff will also be happy to assist you with arranging activities and excursions such as horse riding, jeep safari, hiking trips, bike hire and much more.The infamous water park, Siam Park is a short bus or taxi ride from Flamingo Club and is one of the most popular day trips for holiday makers in Costa Adeje. Tenerife’s newest water kingdom opened its doors in 2008 and features spectacular attractions such as ‘The Tower of Power’, a 28 feet freefall slide and ‘The Wave Palace’, an artificial wave pool with waves reaching 3 metres high! You can even relax on the white sands of the artificial beach and watch the action unfold around you. Siam Park is an excursion not to be missed! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Club Hotel Playa De Las Americas
- Flamingo Beach Mate Tenerife/Playa De Las Americas