Flamingo Beach Resort  

This place has a trio of outdoor pools and lots of choice when it comes to restaurants. It’s also really close to the beach.

Here you get a total of four pools to choose between. And there’s an even bigger choice of restaurants – you’ve got five, including two buffets, a grill and a Mediterranean-style tapas place down on the beach.

It’s a 2-minute walk to the beach, and about a 5-minute stroll to the harbour, which dishes up great local seafood. And central Playa Blanca is about 15 minutes from the apartments.

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Based On 2108 reviews

  • 16Buildings
  • 2Floors
  • Lifts: 1, which runs from reception to the restaurant only

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 visit per stay to the Tex Mex restaurant.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Three outdoor pools

There's the main, curvy pool surrounded by sunbeds. Then there's a pool with lanes for swimming lengths, and a quiet pool for some serious relaxation. A deposit is needed for pool towels.

Splash pool

The children's splash area is great fun for the little ones - it has slides, a waterfall palm tree and a tipping bucket

First Choice Kids' Club

There are three kids' clubs, Littlestars for ages 3 to 5, Superstars for ages 6 to 8 and Megastars for ages 9 to 11. Each club has activities tailored to the age range, to keep children busy and entertained during the day.

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superior 1-bedroom apartment

These superior 1-bedroom apartments can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. They come with a twin bedroom and two sofa-beds in the lounge. There's a microwave, kettle and TV. Cots are available.

superior 1 bedroom apartment

These superior 1-bedroom apartments can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. They come with a twin bedroom and two sofa-beds in the lounge. There's a microwave, kettle and TV. Cots are available.

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Disappointing

After previously visiting Benalmadema and Majorca HV this was very disappointing. Sunbed situation is the worst ever. I had to get up at 5 am to get a bed and had no chance of getting one round the pool as I was unable to lift them down for the mad rush at 8am when they are unlocked. People begin waiting for those ones at 6 30 am. Food in main dining area was disappointing. The hotel staff themselves .... half were nice and half downright rude. If you are disabled in any way you will struggle as there is only 1 lift and only steps to the rooms themselves. My mam and I are both partially disabled and we were on a room 2 flights up. The room itself was beautiful. Lovely open spacious apartment done out yo a very good standard. The First Choice staff were great. Some of them amazing. We will certainly miss Amy, Claire, Isaac, Jo and Callus. They made the holiday for us. I just wish we had gone back to Majorca HV which was our best holiday everMore

Debi L,

Great time!

Firstly, I have to single out two reps that made our two week stay one to remember. Claire and Amy were the making of the entertainment team. They were so professional, friendly and fun. Thanks so much you two!!!! We miss he already Xxx We had a great holiday overall. Food great. Apartments lovely. Pool entertainment was great. Kids club was loved by all (ages 4,5,7 and 9). Staff extremely efficient from bar staff, cleaning staff, reception to life guards. Kids club staff should all be given trophies! Weather was unpredictable however :( Only downside was that sunbed situation.........I would not book this resort again as a result. Next year I think I'll follow Claire and Amy around as my kids now want two new big sisters lol!!!!!!More

tomgirly, cork

The sunbed army in full force

Just returned from a weeks holiday at the Flamingo Beach resort & even though we had a nice holiday there was just to many things that let this resort down ! We travelled as a family of four with our 9 yr old daugther & 8 yr old son ! We visited the HV resort in portugal last year which gave us high hopes for this one but we was let down with this resort. Hotel & Location - the location of this resort is the best thing about it , lovely views & great place to get into playa blanca & easy to get to the marina which is so nice & a world away from the crammed & over crowded resort of flamingo beach ! The room was modern & could tell it had recently been re vamped. First Choice Staff - not sure if it was a case of "end of a long season" but the first choice staff looked like they didn't want to be there & things seemed a bit of a hassle for them . when we first arrived at the resort (11.45am) we was told that the room wasn't ready , when we tried to bring this up with the first choice rep that was meant to be there to "greet" us we had to wait 10mins while she played with her internet on her phone only to be told to go & wait in the restuarant . another alarming thing was hearing one of the football coaches , not sure of his name , telling one of the holiday makers how he couldn't be bothered as he had "way to much to drink " the night before. i think that summed the first choice reps up ...poor ! Hotel Staff - overall poor & rude apart from the lady in Theas coffee shop who always had a smile on her face & worked really hard ! SUNBED & POOLSIDE - ARRRRRGGGHHHHHH ! before i start , i think we all have come to terms when on a package holiday we will have to get up a little early to get a decent spot around the pool but this is the WORST ive ever known. they lock up the blue sun beds around the main pool and don't unlock these until 8oclock , but the sunbed army are there by 6 o'clock queing at the verious locked up beds around the pool. if this wasn't bad enough they even put there towels around the pool reserving "there" spot . its a total joke and to watch is quite funny & entertaining as one day i watched from the breakfast area one bloke drag at least 10 beds across the pool..... is this really a holiday????near the main area there are also yellow sunbeds which are not locked up but these are all gone by 7 o'clock ! i think us brits are now the sunbed kings !! the poolside is just way to overcrowded FOOD - main restuarant is ok but if here for two weeks it could get boring tavern by the sea - great food & even better views tex mex is ok green grill - great burgers at dinner time & decent steaks on the night OVERALL - the resort is way to over crowded & the sunbed situation makes the pool area a little tense NOT VERY ENJOYABLE unless you like getting up at 6o'clock on holidayMore

dlt958, Birmingham, United Kingdom

NO SUNDBEDS ON BEACH!

visited in may, had previously stayed here many years ago before the stunning beach was destroyed in a storm, the beach which has now been restored, was a real disappointment, as the website showed pictures of the beach with sunbeds and parasols. On arrival it was obvious that the placed was extremely busy mainly with small children, there were no seats around the pools, but as we like the beach, we thought this would not be a problem, alas, no sundbeds or parasols, we need shade and sunbeds, sitting on a towel on the floor not very relaxing! The staff, however on the whole were excellent and the foods good, although the dining room is a bit like a café, and very busy. Room are very modern, and clean, but if you have a tap dancing child above you as we did then, then be prepared for a lot of noise, you can hear people showering and using the bathroom. The lady as the poolside bar and the barman in the atlantic bar both deserve a special mentioned, always pleasant and very efficient.More

sue302, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Flamingo Beach - too many people for the resources available

Just returned from a very disappointing holiday at Flamingo Beach Holiday Village. We had a fantastic holiday at the Portugal HV last year, so the comments below come from evaluating Flamingo Beach against the expectations set by that holiday. There are many problems with Flamingo Beach, but I think they mainly all stem from one basic fact : there are just too many people in the resort. Pools & Loungers : The pools are small - really small - and are crammed at most times during the day. Small pools means limited space for loungers, so there are just far too few of them to accommodate everyone. Watching the 8am bun-fight for loungers around the main pool actually provided some of the best entertainment of the holiday! As mentioned in other reviews, you will have to be prepared to get down to the pools as soon after 6am as you can to bag a lounger - not my idea of relaxation on my holidays. Food : depressing. The main buffet restaurant is housed in what felt like an underground dungeon. It is truly horrible. Dark, frantic, noisy, messy - and those are the good bits. The food choice was pretty dire, with little day to day variation. The second main restaurant -'The Green & Grill' - was at least light, with a view over the sea, but the lunch time food offered even less choice than the main restaurant, and the evening meal there (a once-per-holiday 'special' evening limited service) was laughable - a poorly cooked, very small slither of steak (allegedly). Our one-off special at the 'Tavern on The Sea' was better - the steak was good (though I'm less convinced by the pairing of this with brussel sprouts and cauliflower - ) and service pleasant (less guests = a less frantic restaurant and less stressed and harassed staff). Again, because of the volume of people on the site we also had to put up with being turned away from lunch at the small Italian restaurant associated with the site even though there were free tables that just needed to be cleared and re-set, and on another occasion being shouted at (and I do mean shouted at) by the maitre de buffet to "go upstairs! Go upstairs" because the main dungeon was full at the breakfast service (note: we are paying guests holidaying at your resort, do not bark at us like a sheep dog, however frustrated and tired you may be). After 4 days we were all totally fed up with the food experience and have ended up paying a small fortune to eat out on most subsequent evenings (hey - one good point about the Flamingo Beach resort is the location : there are a reasonable amount of bars and restaurants within a short walking distance). Bars: functional, but there is nowhere to sit for a quiet drink in the evening unless you disappear back to your room. Staff: Some good, pleasant staff, some not so. The First Choice reps were hard working and helpful as always, but they didn't seem to be as happy and enjoying their jobs as those we saw in Portugal last year (could just be my feeling of the site colouring my perception) Room : fine, and kept clean. The air conditioning in our room didn't work for the first night though this was fixed promptly once we notified reception (top tip: in the event of air-con malfunction don't open your windows to air the appt at night - I received 30+ mosquitoe bites as a result) Location: great - right on the beach offering one of the few stretches of sand around Playa Blanca. Playa Blanca centre is a 20 min walk along the sea front path one way, and a few other restaurants and bars in the quieter end of the seafront when walking the other way. The downside of these walks is that you can be overcome with hotel envy when you pass the Iberostar, the Timanfaya, and the Natura - large pools, plenty of loungers available through the day (little evidence of early morning towel placement as it's not necessary), and a general air of relaxed calm. In other words...you can get a much better experience for your money in these other hotels, and still have the benefits of the location. Overall - far too expensive for the poor level of facilities provided - I really struggle to see how Flamingo Beach could achieve a 4 star rating. Despite the good experience last year, this has really put us off returning to the Holiday Villages, and AI in general.More

Richard S, Solihull, United Kingdom

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Flamingo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 2108 customer reviews
from £385.56