There has been some inconsistency in the reviews for the Flamingo but my own experience was quite positive. The front desk staff were efficient, friendly, and multilingual. Breakfasts were about average for Spain and clearly designed to accommodate UK as well as Spanish tastes. The room was clean and fairly large and furnished as you would expect in a one-star hotel. Perfectly acceptable. The pool was large enough for adults as well as children to use and the various people who staffed the poolside bar/snack shop were friendly and efficient.
You have to pay extra for internet connection and about the only place it works is in the inside bar. For that reason a lot of people in the bar are there to check their email, not to have a drink, and service was a bit desultory.
L’estartit is pretty small so the hotel is very close to both the beach and the harbour. I wouldn’t say it’s a fabulous location, but it was okay. There were a lot of UK visitors in the hotel, probably because it is on the Siesta bus tour, and I heard Italian, French, and (I think) Russian. I would venture to say this is not where people from Barcelona come to get away from the heat – it’s much more for other Europeans looking for an inexpensive Costa Brava vacation (and for dive enthusiasts). This won’t be to everyone’s tastes and normally wouldn’t have been to mine, but I quite enjoyed my four days there and considered it perfectly acceptable and good value for money.
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