Choice is the watchword at Family Life Flamingo Beach – there are three outdoor pools, five restaurants and a great selection of activities.
Family Life Flamingo Beach is a collection of family-friendly apartments set out around five restaurants, three pools and sports facilities. A beach and a handful of restaurants are just two minutes’ walk away.
Apartments are housed in typically-Mediterranean whitewashed villas. Inside, they have a fresh, contemporary design and come with kitchenettes, large sofas and flat-screen TVs.
These 1-bedroom apartments include a balcony for that extra room outdoors. Your apartment will come with a twin bedroom and lounge with 2 sofa-beds. You'll also find a TV and a kitchenette complete with a microwave and kettle. The apartment is air-conditioned* and Wi-Fi* is available in resort.
These 1-bedroom apartments include a terrace and a partial sea view. Your apartment will come with a twin bedroom and lounge with 2 sofa-beds. You'll also find a TV and a kitchenette complete with a microwave and kettle. The apartment is air-conditioned* and Wi-Fi* is available in resort.
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Our apt. was large,modern and well equipped with a good view.
The main restaurant was busy, the buffet food was much better than expected with a wide range of choices, the children even had their own buffet area. The restaurant staff work tirelessly to keep the tables cleaned and reset for the next customer.
The village itself is spacious and well kept with attractive plant borders, the layout and facilities are well documented on their web site. The main pool and the Blue Moon entertainment complex are popular but are noisy and crowded.
There were a lot of babies and preschool children in the village which is not surprising as it is a family holiday site ( that isn't a criticism) and the entertainment for them looked very good.
Dress code is very casual in mainly football shirts and vests, a lot of tattoos on show, I sometimes felt a little over dressed as I am happier in a shirt.
There are quiet areas for children and adults, but I probably wouldn't return as it really is geared for young families and it is worth 4* because what it does it does well. In the words of Marty McFly, "Your kids are gonna love it"More
Great hotel for children
Just returned from a week away with my partner and 2 toddlers.
The hotel was great overall.
- Great food fantastic variety and something for everyone even the fussy eaters
- Fab location - right next to the beach, plus day trips etc pick you up right outside the hotel and bring you back - could not be easier
- Attentive and welcoming staff - always saying hello and making an effort to smile and wave at the children, always cleaning the tables and moving away dirty cutlery etc
- Variety of pools - for all age groups some people say they are cold but once you are in you do not notice this
- Clean - extremely clean the cleaners came in every day accept wed and sunday i think but you can go to the reception if you need extra towels etc
- Spacious rooms - we had a superior sea view room so our room really did exceed our expectations.
- No none slip mat in the bath - not great for toddlers as I was constantly on edge whilst bathing them, when I asked for a mat they sent up a baby bath. Might seem like a petty negative but for cautious mums (like me) maybe an idea to bring one
- Blue moon bar far too loud for small children (my daughter complained she was scared several times)
- not much entertainment for 2 years and under - did once try the "teddy bear" picnic it was slightly pathetic sorry to sound harsh but the girl sat right next to the stage where it was extremely noisy and loud the speaker was literally right next to our head i walked over with my baby and it took her about 3 minutes to even look at my child and say "hi" she was not very enthusiastic like all the other staff i seen with the other children it was a little bit like she could not be bothered. That was my only bug bear of the holiday if I am honest she didn't make me feel very uncomfortable with the baby so I just walked away. Could have done it in a quieter location to make it more enjoyable for the young babies.
Over all a great holiday and we would maybe consider returning - just the entertainment staff need to look at doing a few more things to get the 2s and under involved with parents of course.More
Good all round holiday
We have just returned from 10 days at Holiday Village Flamingo Beach. What can I say. We travelled with my son, his wife and two small children. We had apartments next to each other, these were immaculately clean and well kept, but backed onto the main road. it is not a busy main road but as an Iberostar hotel is being built next door it is likely to get busier.
The setting is beautiful, white bungalows and apartment set up the hillside leading down to a purpose build beach which has breakwaters built around it so no large waves and the water is crystal clear. It is ideal for families.
Once you get your head around the fact that this hotel is geared to families it starts to make sense. The entertainment team work hard, the large pool is very noisy with quizzes, aqua aerobics, water polo and club dances. (they soon have every body dancing to the club cuckoo dance. I thought WHAT but was soon joining in myself). The main pool is cold as are all of the other pools, some smaller ones dotted around the site.
The children's entertainment starts at 7pm until 9.30pm with bingo in between and then the team provide some sort of family entertainment be it involving parents, visiting show or team show. All of which is very loud with flashing lights using up to date technology.
Food - extensive buffet and separate buffet for children and if you cant find something here you should be staying at home. It does get repetitive but that AI for you. I am coeliac (need gluten free) all food was marked up with allergy codes etc. There was station cooking fresh meat and fish where the food was cooked at your request. I spoke to one mum who had a coeliac son and she told me that they would cook pizza and pasta given ten minutes notice but I wasn't given this option.
On the down side a public access to the beach goes straight through the complex which being the mum of two small children this unnerved my daughter in law because the site is so easily accessible by the public with no or very little security.
All in all a good family holiday with cold pools but in a brilliant position, 15 minute scenic walk into townMore
We are just coming to the end of our two weeks in the HV flamingo beach. Let's start with the bad points, there are some valid good ones I'll come onto....
We arrived late at night with little ones. Check in was slow and we had to find our own way to our rooms in the dark. It took us ages to work out how to use the door security system and locate the light switches in the room when we finally managed to enter our room.
Rooms - first impression is clean and modern,we stayed in a bungalow, they are spacious. Unfortunately, the cleaning of the rooms is terrible...sheets are not changed , we don't think the towels are changed that frequently either, and cleaning is not daily- which in a hot resort focussing on families really isn't adequate. We have had to ask for our room to be sprayed to get rid of insects and know of others who have asked for their rooms to be deep cleaned due to cockroaches. We have been using sandals constantly as the floors are so filthy and I think the bathroom floor is covered in urine stains of multiple users.
The brochure shows pictures of sunloungers on the terraces, but we only had a table and chairs.
Pools- absolutely freezing...when children are coming out after 20 minutes chattering their teeth and having blue lips, it must be cold! Our son went for swimming lessons, but the pool was so cold he could only manage 20 minutes at a time- he refused to jump into a pool for the first time since he was 2, so we pulled him out to ensure he kept his confidence.
For the record, we complained to The rep, who said the hotel manager has refused to allow lessons to take place in the heated indoor pool. As the hotel reception has a large TUI sign behind it and First Choice must be 80% of their clientele, they may want to try and use this as leverage- particularly as teaching kids to swim is a major part of their marketing campaign....
The splash pool is ridiculous. Freezing cold with 3 "attractions", suitable for toddlers only unlike the Cyprus resort.
The Wifi is extremely slow and keeps cutting out.
Kids Club - the daily 10.30 rush to get kids in. People start queueing at 10, with those arriving later risking being turned away, due to lack of staff. This is easily resolved, First Choice know the numbers of kids and should staff accordingly, using Pareto may help with this...
Moving on to the positive points.... The food is good, the tavern by the sea is fantastic. Good gluten free options. The location of the hotel is great. Staff are great.More
Fran-tastic flamingo beach
Just arrived home after 2 great weeks at the flamingo beach and had a fantastic time.If you intend to go on holiday to have lots of fun this is a great hotel to b.yes reception is basic and you might need to get up before 10am so that you can get a lounger but from my experience this is the norm for most good hotels.The rooms are spacious and clean also the food is good and has separate buffet area for the kids, ok it can get a bit busy at times but nothing I haven't experienced in other family hotels.The kids club is excellent and all the team work exceptionally hard and you can just tell that they are enjoying every activity"you guys are the key to making the hotel such a great place to holiday"
Do try the free dining at the a la carts they are very good and a break from the main restaurant . The beach is beautiful and safe for the kids and you do need to pay for the sun loungers but we just took towels like a lot of other people did.There is a beautiful walk down to the harbour were there are bars and the usual gift shops and it only takes about 10-15 mints.The only negative ,which I know will not apply to most is that the fitness centre is inadequate and just needs a bit more thought with regards to the equipment because while I was there there were quite a few people who had expressed their disappointment .Anyway moving on to evening entertainment which I must express is performed to a very high standard by Fran, Lindsey,Jack, Connor and Gavin
We loved all their performances and if we were to b a bit bias we loved you Fran the best but all you guys also make the holiday experience so special" great team spirit"
I would definitely go back to this hotel again and would advise anybody looking to book a fantastic family filled fun in the sun break to book it here you will not b disappointed .
THANKYOU FLAMINGO BEACH YOU WERE AMAZING xxxMore