We have just returned after spending a week at Flamingo Beach. When we arrived we thought we were being dropped off at the wrong complex intially as the name on the sign did not say Flamingo Beach it was Blue Village, but we were in the right place.
I was also a little confused that Thompsons had given it a 4T rating but its official rating was 2 which I didn't realise till after I'd booked it
My initial impression of the reception area was it was a bit dated and did not fill me with promise. I had e mailed prior to departure to request a quiet room with a nice view.
We were given a bungalow which matched my request which was in a nice location.
There is a safe in the room which costs 15 euros a week & 5 euros refundable deposit.
The air conditioning remote control was 10 euros refundable deposit. As we were there in November we didn't need it. There was a ceiling fan in the bedroom which was noisy initially then quietened down when it had been in use a while.
The bungalow consisted of a roomy living area, a kitchen with fridge/freezer, 2 ring hob,microwave,kettle,toaster & coffee maker.The bathroom had an over bath shower.
The bedroom was ok for storage, the beds were not that comfy both myself & my husband had a stiff back after a couple of nights.There was a hairdryer in the room above the dressing table unfortunately if you sat on the chair to use it the chair was to low to see in the mirror and if you stood up to use the mirror the hairdryer lead was too short. Also the lighting was not good for applying your make up, but this I find a common occurance in hotels.
The balcony was a decent size with good views, especially for the sunsets.
We were well looked after by our room cleaner who came in 5 days a week and was always very pleasant
There were several restaurants on site. The buffet restaurants were El Chef & Bella Vista. After 19.30 hrs the Bella Vista was adults only. I enjoyed the meals we had. The staff did seem to be working hard,I don't know if they were short staffed but I did find on several occasions the clearing of the tables in the Bella Vista was slow. We went in one evening about 20.15hrs about half the tables were occupied the rest of the tables had been used but not one of them had been cleared it looked a mess. We ended up getting some cutlery & serviettes and setting a table ourselves.The was some food on the floor which must have been noticed by the staff because whilst we were there several of them walked round it.
We also dined one night in the Green & Grill which is in the AI package but you have to book.. The first night we had a steak cooked to order which was very nice so we went again a few nights later for a repeat sadly this was a tougher piece of meat & was not as nice.
We were also entitled to one meal in the Tavern By the Sea which was a set tapas meal with wine and we both enjoyed it.
There are several bars onsite.We were always served at the pool bar by the Green & Grill by a very pleasant always smiling young lady.
The evening entertainment for me was a let down. There was the Blue Moon Bar which had not my choice of entertainment .If I'd gone with my young granchildren it would have suited us. The Atlantic Bar was manned by a hard working bar man and was adults only. Unfortunately it consisted of 3 TV screens showing different sports and loud music. The chairs were a hard plastic.A nice lounge area with comfortable seating would have been nicer.
The was an excellent range of pools from the main pool area which had some small slides,a laned activity pool and a quieter pool.We did go in one of the pools the water was quite cool so as long as you kept swimming and didn't stop still for more than a few minutes it was just about bearable.The beach towels were 10m euros refundable deposit.
The hotel was in a good location located next to a nice beach,9 euros for 2 sunbeds & an umbrella. The harbour was about 10 mins walk and then another 10 into the centre.We walked to the Marina about 40 mins walk but you can get a bus. We also walked in the other direction to the lighthouse which took about 50 mins.
The weather was cloudy but warm about 23c in the day, cooler with the breeze
I wouls consider going back to this hotel if I was taking my granchildren but would probably look elsewhere if we were going as a couple
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family Club Gold medal in 2007 and 2008 with Thomson.Flamingo beach just some steps away.Great offer of Restaurants, bars and entertainment.Football pitch and tennis court. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Beach Hotel Playa Blanca
- Hotel Flamingo Beach
- Playa Flamingo Apartments
- Playa Flamingo Lanzarote
- TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca