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.
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.
These 1-bedroom apartments include a terrace 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. Just so you know you'll be able to request air-conditioning* and Wi-Fi* in resort.
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Floods, sickness and a pointless unenforced ban on reserving pool loungers marred what is otherwise a very nice resort.
I will start with the negatives.
We booked an all-inclusive room at this resort directly, which appears to be quite rare. It seemed nearly everyone else was part of a package with one of the major operators (Thomson, First Choice etc). What the hotel's website does not make sufficiently clear is that if you book direct, your 'all-inclusive' package does not include all of the same things that the tour operator packages do. There is much less children's entertainment, and significant limitations on when you can use the non-buffet restaurants, which we were told are block-booked by the tour operators. When we sought assistance, I got the distinct impression that we were viewed as second-class citizens.
The room we were first given had multiple problems. The bathroom stank of sewers. On one night, we were kept awake till 1am by the reps partying in the block behind. During the middle of the following night, there was a power cut. After receiving no answer on the phone, I had to walk up to reception, where the duty guy (sat outside smoking) immediately knew what had happened and how to fix it, suggesting that it is a regular occurence. The third evening, it rained heavily. I appreciate this is a rare event in Lanzarote, and many rooms suffered leaks, but our room (which was rare in having windows on four sides) had more than ten different leaks from the door and five different windows. The whole living area was flooded, and there was water pouring in over live electrical points. When we complained vociferously, we were moved to a better room and none of these problems recurred. But the room we were first given should never be given to anyone in the first place.
Now, if you are thinking it cant get worse, think again. Two weeks after we got back, my partner and our 7-month old baby came down with terrible diarrhoea and stomach pain, which was eventually diagnosed as being due to cryptosporidium, a nasty parasite which is resistant to chlorine disinfectants. I am aware that Flamingo Beach has had past outbreaks of this illness (do a web search), so we strongly suspect that the swimming pools there were the source (there is an incubation period of up to 2 weeks). The tiny eggs which cause it can live for many months, and I suspect that perhaps some old ones which had laid dormant were flushed into the pools by the massive rainstorm we experienced while we were there. One final gripe relates to the main pools at the resort, where there is a ridiculously unenforced ban on the reserving of loungers. Every single lounger was blatantly 'reserved' with a towel long before the pools were officially open for business in the morning, and the workers never once sought to remove any of these towels. We just gave up and spent all our time at the little splash pool instead, which was fine given our children are so little, but would have been a more major issue with older kids.
Now despite all the above, this is a very nice resort. The decor is new and very stylish, the rooms well equipped, the beds large and comfy, the facilities excellent, the staff generally pleasant, the food really very good (though I would recommend you avoid the pasta, the instant coffee which tastes bizarrely of hot chocolate, and the white wine), and the location absolutely unbeatable. The beach is perfect, and the sea views from most rooms lovely. If they would only enforce the ban on reserving loungers, and knock down room 51D, I would happily recommend it.More
First visit but we will be back.
Arrived and met by a friendly receptionist, quick check-in, apartment 49A excellent near restaurants & pools, this room had a sea view, rooms well equipped and comfortable, lounge/diner, bedroom and bathroom. A family resort but there is quiet areas for those who need to unwind. All staff friendly & go out of their way to help guests. Entertainment staff do a excellent job especially to entertain the kids. Food in restaurants very good with plenty of choice and menus change daily, they cater for guests with food intolerances and allergies.Situated about 15 minute walk from centre of Playa Blanca along a pleasant coastal walkway.More
SMCPM, Doncaster, United Kingdom
First time all inclusive with three young children
We had a great 10 night stay at Flamingo Beach at the beginning of November. Our apartment was in a location that suited us being close to most of the main amenities as we have children aged 7, 4 and 5mths. The staff were all very friendly, professional and mostly spoke excellent English. The restaurants were busy but we never struggled to get a table or any of the food on offer; there are definitely quieter times to visit but as I said it was never a problem and what you'd expect being a family resort. There were few English but lots of Scandinavian families which we expected due the timing; it is a holiday village in "season" so don't expect families to suddenly disappear when its not as not everyone chooses to holiday then! The adult pool was a nice addition so if you're going with parents/in-laws then there's opportunity for them/you to take time out. The resort is always kept clean and the apartments are regularly refreshed. The main pool is manned by Francisco and two other men who were lovely, helpful and easy going. The kids club was great, the three girls were brilliant with my two doing lots of fun-filled activities. Also, the resorts in-house childrens entertainers which we saw during the day and for the evening entertainment were fantastic. "Coco and Charly" were a real asset to FB and captivated my children's imaginations every time- they're still talking about them now. The double rooms are two singles put together with a sheet over the top; not a great design but not awful just be aware (not sure if this is the case in all apartments).More
Just superb cannot fault it
This is our third visit to this resort and it just gets better and better I cannot praise the helpfulness and kindness of the staff enough. The location is fantastic w We arrived and the resort was full but there was a superior apartment for us that we had booked unfortunately it's location was too noisy for us as we live in a very quiet location at home so we asked if it was possible to have a apartment somewhere quieter the next day. Victor and the receptionist fixed us up in A80 a lovely quiet location with amazing views they were so understanding and kind I cannot thank them enough. We have stayed in other places and on the island but for cleanliness, quality of apartment which is wonderful, welcome, friendliness of staff for whom nothing is to much trouble, food variety and quality which is excellent, we have found we cannot match the quality of this resort. It is excellent. We are a older couple in our 60's and it is family resort but for us to see the children having a lovely time is a joy. there is evening entertainment but it finishes at 9 pm but for us that is fine as we can relax with wine and world news on the large television in the apartment then get a good nights sleep. The grounds the apartments are in are beautifully kept with a variety of flowers trees and shrubs one can see oranges lemons and bananas growing and lovely flowers. Thank you for a lovley holiday there is little doubt we shall be back. Though next time I shall be emailing Victor requesting a quiet location for our apartmentMore
Audrey G, Derby, United Kingdom
The complex is big but well designed. There are 3 main pools with small children's pools too and it is perfectly located opposite the lovely playa flamingo. Food was good. I can see it being a bit busy in school holidays but outside of this, it is lovely.More