This All Inclusive property fires on all cylinders. For starters, it offers up three big swimming pools. There’s an activity pool, a quiet pool and a separate one for children. They’re all bordered by roomy sun terraces, dotted with loungers and parasols. Plus, you’ll find a poolside bar-come-café out here. The whole scene is framed by landscaped gardens.
On the food and drink front, the emphasis is on big, global buffets served up in the main restaurant. There’s an Italian restaurant, too, and, if you fancy eating out, meanwhile, it’s around a 15-minute walk to the heart of Playa Blanca. Even closer is the pretty local harbour. It’s about five minutes away on foot, and a great spot for fresh seafood.
Back at the hotel, spacious suites are kitted out in soft pastel tones. Well-equipped kitchenettes complete with microwaves, fridges and kettles come as standard, as do private balconies or terraces. TVs and air-conditioning provide the in-room extras. Plus, if you opt to stay in a select room, you’ll get a DVD player and access to the movie library in reception.
Lastly, when it comes to entertainment, this place really comes into its own with a great mix of events on offer from noon ‘til nightfall.
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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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With sunbeds. Deposit required for pool towels.
With slides and a waterfall palm tree.
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.
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superior 1-bedroom apartment
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.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children, with a pull-out bed. This comes with a microwave, kettle and TV. Cots are available.
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the evening meal
We were at this hotel from 24th nov to 1st dec the breakfast was really good with lovely english sausage,soft fried eggs beans or tomatoes ,the lunch was good too if only we could say the same for the evening meal that was well below our expectation ,the meats were really tuf if there was any we could reconise, on one occasion they had a lovely looking leg of pork we thought great some proper meat so my husband and i both had the pork with canarian potatoes no vegatables as they did not look very appertising on getting our plates back to a table that had either not been cleaned or was occupied we found one really looking forward to our meal on tasting the pork were we dissapointed it was very very salty as was the potatoes now not every one likes salt or not that much salt ,so like most evenings we were there, to the desserts that was what we wanted fruit it was then i feeled up on the that and my husband ate crackers and cheese ,we were told we could have a meal at the tavern by the sea ,we booked to go with some friends we met there on our arrival we were given a table and given some menus on looking at these we all realised there was nothing on the menu we liked as it was tapas so we got up and left ,but unfortunatly it was back to the flamingo for more bad meals,we then had a meal at the green and grill restaurant we were all looking forward to eating some steak when we got in there we were told the steak was really tuf so we had the sausage and lamb chops,if that is what they called them, they were more bone than meat and salad the sausage was awful and the chops were as tuf as the steak,apart from salty canerian potatoes there was only chips now myhusband i dont eat many chips at all but we were left withno option,the main reason my husband booked this hotel was it said it was a beach front as i had had a major hip operation and couldnt walk very far,when i did manage to go to the beach there was no one there to ask if we could hire some deckchairs, so before i could manage to get back to our room we had to sit on a wall not at all comfortable i can assure you especally after a hip operation like i had ,the rooms were always kept clean and they were well stocked for self catering and ample storage space ,i could not reccomend this hotel at all even to my worst enemy as the amount we spent to go all inclusive, as whilst we were there we had to go out on 3 seperate occasions to get something to eat costing us more money,we have been on a nunber of holidays and i have to say this as been the worst one yet and dont intend making the mistake again in coming to the flamingo beach resort ,our room number was b25.More
catherine s, Frome, United Kingdom
Better than Expected
The hotel is right on a fantastic swimming beach and is a good standard for the money. Staff great, rooms better than expected from the reviews here and all facilities to be expected for the price. Playa Flamingo is really a good area, upscale, safe, clean, tranquil. Negatives: The Shower (unbelievably terrible and floods whole bathroom every time) This hotel is not for singles. Come here with a young family or you have experienced a lot of life.More
Grande_m, Buenos Aires
Good family resort, a few areas could be improved on
Stayed here last week with my partner and 18 mth old daughter. I would agree with another reviewer that the name of the hotel is confusing, it is signed outside as The Blue Village and you also see towels and have an AI wrist band with Nord.hotel.com written on it so would guess it's very recently been taken over by a Nordic company maybe. The complex is very well suited to families with young children, the eating areas have a large supply of high chairs, there is a big kids club, play areas for toddlers, range of pools to suit different ages and it's easy to push a push chair around. Food is good and varied although I thought deserts could have been a bit more varied as they seemed to mainly consist of sponge filled cakes and mousse. I did not expect the hotel to be 4* standard, I would say it is a good 3* level. I was very happy with the hotel, it exceeded my expectations and I would stay there again. If there were a few things that could be improved on it would be heating the pools, they were far too cold for our 18 month old to enjoy. Wifi should be free, you are charged to have wifi. The restaurant could be cleaned up a bit quicker and help finding a high chair to your table would be useful, maybe they are a little short staffed. Our apartment wasn't cleaned that well by our maid, luck of the draw probably. Good channels on the TV, BBC 1, 2, Channel 4 and ITV, spoilt! Nice resort, good beach for swimming, sheltered by breakwaters, nice promenade that stretches for miles, great for a run in the morning by the sea. Good for pushchairs/ wheelchairs. Overall lovely place for a family breakMore
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 coupleMore
2nd time at this hotel, and still good!
My wife and I have just returned from our second stay at this hotel on an All Inclusive basis. This year we were also accompanied by my parents and my wife's sister and partner, none of whom had been to Lanzarote before. We were pleased to see the hotel still maintained it's high standards. We were in apartment A49 this time, right next door to A50 where we stayed last year. We found A49 to be slightly better as it kept the evening sun on the balcony for longer. My parents were in A44, but my sister-in-law had requested a quiet area away from the pool and were in bungalow 18, which was simply huge! The army of cleaners and maids were evident the whole week, keeping the place pretty spotless despite the hotel being full to capacity. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful to a fault, and actually seem to enjoy their jobs! A couple of changes had occurred since last year, in that the Bella Vista restaurant was no longer open for lunch time, but a new restaurant, the Green and Grill has opened adjacent to the lane swimming pool. Also, the El Chef bar area no longer serves drinks during the day as it is now a coffee shop (not included in the All Inclusive), but drinks are obtained by self-service from the new Green and Grill. This new restaurant is also open from 11am-5pm for a good range of snacks outside of normal meal times. An observation we did make was that the Bella Vista restaurant where opted to have our evening meals as it's adults only after 7:30pm didn't seem quite as well run as last year. Tables were taking longer to clear than our previous visit as there didn't seem to be enough staff in evidence. The food was still good, but again not quite as good as last time. Having said that, there is such a range on offer at all meal times I am sure that all but the most fussy eaters would be able to find something they liked. One mistake I did make was not informing the hotel of my lactose intolerance. Soya milk is always available so it was no real problem (even though I don't like the stuff) but halfway through our week, cartons of Lactose Free milk suddenly appeared so I guess I wasn't the only one, but someone else had obviously mentioned they had the same intolerance to the hotel staff. I'll make sure I do next time! We were pleased to find out that pool towels were still available free of charge for a 10 euro deposit, and the air conditioning remote controls are also free with 10 euro deposit, so it's nice to hand these back at the end of the week and get some money back. The only thing we paid for was use of the safe in the room which was 15 euros for the week with an additional 5 euro deposit. The kids club was more active than last year, but we were a month earlier this time so I assume the hotel was busier. There seemed to be plenty of entertainment for the little ones, with daytime activities and evening entertainment, though no proper entertainment for adults once the kids had gone to bed. We had a superb holiday once again at this hotel, and will be returning next year. We were pleased that the rest of our party also liked the hotel as much as we did, and loved Lanzarote.More
Mark B, Norwich, United Kingdom
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