There are 3 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.
Superior 1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children, with a twin bedroom, sofa-bed in the lounge and a pull-out bed. This comes with a microwave, kettle and TV. Cots are available.
I was looking for an all inclusive beach holiday that would cater for my wife and daughter as well as my mother and 37 yr old sister (who were travelling with us). After a lot of researching, I decided Flamingo would be the best of the bunch. And although I was sceptical myself, due to mixed reviews on here, I went about convincing the others in my party that this was indeed the option to go for.
Flamingo did not disappoint. The flight was on time and 30 mins after landing, we were in the transfer coach heading towards hotel. 35 mins later we were standing in the check in queue. Despite only 1 staff member at reception when our coach arrived, our check in did not take that long. I had emailed the hotel in advance asking for our superior rooms to be near the beach. I don't think they could have been any closer (C27 and C28). There was a slight incline up towards the pools and hotel main complex but this was not an issue for us.
The room was clean and modern and we moved the sofa mattress from the living area into our room for our 3yr old daughter. No issues! The room was cleaned every day but one and we were so pleased with the cleaning service, we gave the lady a tip (which we have never done before).
Food was ok for an all inclusive and there was plenty of option every day (albeit we only stayed for 1 week - The group was in agreement that if we had stayed for longer - we would have been bored of the food).
Location is amazing. We rented a car for a couple of days, and rented some bicycles for another couple of days so got to explore other hotel locations etc - and again all in agreement that location wise - this was the best hotel.
In my opinion if you have realistic expectations of what you are buying - you will be pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Yes the main pool is probably a little small for the number of rooms - but there are 4 pools to chose from.... And a great beach to the front!!!! We spent most mornings/early afternoon at the beach, closing off the day by the pools (we tried all pools). We did not have any problems finding available loungers. Remembering this was off season - so don't know what its like in August.
We were a little sceptical of using the Kids club to start off with (as we came on holiday to spend time with our 3yr old daughter). However, we did try the Kids Club during the second evening(9.30pm - 10.30pm session). She would then return every night - at her request. She loved it! There were other 3yr olds at this time, but mostly slightly older kids (5-7 age group). The reps were professional and we felt our daughter was being well taken care off. Albeit we didn't stray too far from the kids club area and we kept returning at 15 min intervals to check on her.
The hotel does lose 1 out of the 5 ratingsfor its poor/near non-existent WI-FI It would be better to not have WI FI at all then to frustrate customers with what the hotel currently has. It was very hard to get connected and once we were connected, it would fall after 1hr or so. Then you would go through the same process again....
Overall we were all pleased with our week and we would probably return here (if looking for cheap Oct sun again). I would also recommend to friends and family for the same reasons.More
I can't believe why ppl give 5-star ratings...
Just arrived from a week holiday (parents with 2 kids)
I know this review will upset someone, but itâs an honest review writted by a person who is just used to a lot better.
If you have been to for example Olympic Lagoon (Cypros), Dubai Beach hotels (just to mention few) you know what I'm talking here.
This is definately not a 4-star hotel, I really don't understand why so many ppl give 5-star ratings for this place. Either they enjoy heavily crowded hotels (pool area) or they haven't seen anything else before...
This holiday costs us around 3400 euros, (2 parents with two kids all inclusive). For that amount of money + maybe 10% more you would get real luxury.
The good things: not so far from airport (maybe 30+ minutes), rooms were pretty big, but there could have been more shelves to put your clothes & other gear, balcony had a nice seaview. The room had been renovated maybe some years ago. The ice-cream in seperare small plastic cases were easy and good for children. The beach was decent and very close, althought pretty small. The staff all around hotel were nice, no bad word for that. All Inclusive beer was ok.
The poor things: pool area (was closed for 1 day because of bacteria, I think a lot of children urinate there, it didn't matter to us cause we didn't fancy the place anyway); hotel heavily crowded with a lot of oversized ppl in october (nationality unrevealed) so many families with little babies (0-6 months) I even saw diaper changing in restaurant 2 times, say how disgusting is that?! Althought this is a family hotel I haven't seen so much fuzz and noise anywhere else nor so much oversized ppl. The sleep quality was poor as the beds were so hard.
The towel changing âsystemâ didn't work at all, you can chance towels once a week, but during the changing period, there were no towels available, so we just went using the same towels for the whole week (not very nice) The Red Wine (besides La Bambola & Tavern By The Sea) tasted like vinegar (but you can get the "good" stuff for cheap from the supermarkets near) the hotel and it's nearby is kinda stuck in the 90's, little bit renovation here and there..
Maybe someone enjoys this place so much they come again, but apart from nice weather it didn't offer us much. They say ppl break or make your holiday, and this time it break.More
MikkoMakkonen, Mikkeli, Finland
Me, hubby and 5year old little girl stayed for 10 nights from 9th October. Stayed in c4 which was lovely all modern facilities and massive balcony for chilling out on. Room had dvd machine and there were two TVs best accomodation I have stayed in for a package holiday. There was also a fridge and kitchen but as all inclusive didn't cook but was fridge was handy for drinks etc.
Pool area was good, don't know what it would be like at peak summer times but what I did think was good was that the sunbeds were chained up and were not unlocked until 9am so it wasn't like some resorts where people were up at 7am waiting to pounce on beds! There were quieter pools as well but we stayed round main pool. The lifeguards are strict on where the beds are and keeping the pool in order, which I think is good as they are looking out for safety all the time. We never had a problem getting a sunbed might have not been in the spot you wanted but it certainly was better than some resorts I have been too!
Entertainment and kids club were amazing for kids I have been too a few holiday villages and this one exceeded them all. Lois, Lacey, Sophie were fantastic, always so friendly encouraging my little girl to join in I can not rave more about them. The whole first choice team were on the go all day, the quiz,Aqua aerobics and then party dances...then more in afternoon there was never a dull moment. The kids club as well was great my wee one couldn't get enough, Matt,Ashley,Alex and mikey were superb.
Food was great I liked the green grill for lunch and you also got visits to the speciality restaurants, all of them were good wouldn't say I would rave about them, my favourite was the taverna by the sea. You get vouchers when you arrive for the speciality restaurants you can speak to reception who will change time or day. We also asked for additional visits and they accommodated us which was good. Main buffet was great nice fresh food.
There are two bars blue moon which had all evening entertainment, and there was a sports bar... I think they could make use of the sports bar most people sat outside near kids playground and it would then have been an additional option to the blue moon.
Would recommend this to anyone with young kids who want a chilled out fun holiday, place and staff were great.
Special mention to mikey in first choice team who was amazing when my little girl hurt herself, nothing was too much trouble and went above and beyond what I would expect from a rep.
Got next years holiday booked already but would defo come back to flamingo beach.More
We went in Sept just after the schools went back so it was a bit quieter. Went with my wife, 1 year old and in-laws. Fab place and fully recommend. Food great. Pools great. Location great. Beach 1 mins walk and sheltered. Rooms very recently refurbished and it shows. Only thing I have to complain about is the wifi, practically non-existent! Apart from that, I think we will definitely go back in the future.More
Perfect family holiday.. Great beach. Clean rooms, great pool area. Good choice of food!! The main attraction for us is the beautiful golden sandy beach. Clear calm sea! Kids love it. Booked to return next year for our 3rd visit.More
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