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.
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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After having been looking forward for over 1 year I was expecting a little more I guess.
Rather than repeat what some have said I would totally agree with Blackpool Ryster in what they said...
I also witnessed more than once ppl dipping their fingers in the dips, sucking then going in to taste a few more...
The restaurant was not for us we have only eaten there 3/4 times its just like feeding at the zoo at times.
Having said that when we have eaten there at around 8.30 pm when it's quiet the food is really good, but it's a shame to wait that long as our 14 month old is asleep in his pram.
The bungalow we have is brilliant and plenty of room to cook our own meals for our two toddlers.
The beach is wonderful as are the walks into Playa blanca.
We also walked up to the near by volcano behind the complex, we even took our two kids, again brilliant.
We took our daughter to the kids clubs she went 3 times and did not want to go to anymore her choice.
Would I come here again, no .
But still loved spending time with my family in playa Blanca.
We are currently still here with only 2 days left out of 14 so am going to enjoy the beautiful water ( the sea ) it's warm once you get used to it and so so so clear.
Great Hotel with some bad points
First off I'd love to have given this hotel and my stay there four circles, however there are some points about it which stopped me from doing so.
I travelled with my other half and two children, 4 and 3. Upon arrival at 9pm we were greeted by a very helpful receptionist. We received our key cards and were told were our room was. We were also informed that some food would be served at 9:30 for the late arrivals, unfortunately this ended up being 10:30pm, but this wasn't an issue at all.
Travelling with four suitcases and two, tired, children I was surprised to find that no help was given with my suitcases. My room, was down on the seafront. So the walk from reception to the room was a long one, and down a big hill. Again, this isn't something that ruined my holiday one bit, but I was surprised no help was offered.
The room was great. Very tidy and throughout our stay was maintained and cleaned by Fatima to a brilliant standard, I personally thanked her on our final day as she had done a great job tidying up every bit of sand day in and day out.
As mentioned the room was lovely, nice modern decor and the AC worked brilliantly throughout.
One downside was the inability to lock the front door from the inside. Nobody can access without a keycard from outside, however, there's no option to lock the doors from inside, so because of this we had to place our two boys in the main bedroom.
Naturally older children may be more aware and won't wander anywhere, but I personally wouldn't have been able to sleep knowing they just had to pull the handle to get out. So because of this, my other half and I had to push the two sofa beds together every night to create a double bed. It wasn't particularly comfortable, but it wasn't a horrible sleep either.
The location was marvellous, the local beach does not get overcrowded at all and the water is fantastically clear. So much so that with a â¬3 fishing kit from the local supermarket I managed to catch two large fish from knee deep water. I also spotted a small baby shark whilst snorkelling out towards the breakwaters along with plenty of flounders, the beach really is brilliant.
Now, onto the main issues with the hotel. The sunbeds every morning were taken by 8am, even though there was a sign saying not to do this. I would encourage anyone who goes down to get a sunbed there and then to remove any towels and fold them and place them on the side of where you're sitting. You'll find that nobody will say a word to you, even though they know what's going on. The staff really need to sort this as it's quite annoying.
Continuing on from this the two pools are absolutely freezing, my two boys were in there for no more than ten minutes before they were shivering with blue lips, this was in May. It really is noticeably cold.
The other issue is the food "hall". It is absolutely terrible. There are people aimlessly wandering looking for their next full of food, I even saw two people rummage through the chips with their bare hands. Obviously this is nothing to do with the hotel, and the majority of people reading this would not be the sort of people who did this, but it was definitely off putting.
I would suggest there was more order to the buffet, at previous hotels they give you a time slot on which to visit the buffet. This would work well here and stop almost the majority of the hotel turning up at the same time.
On the back of this the themed restaurants you get to visit once are brilliant, topped off by the marvellous "Tavern by the sea". The staff are brilliant with the kids and the food was wonderful, a real credit to the hotel. If every night it was possibly to dine at the restaurants we would have enjoyed the experience of eating a lot more.
That being said; the buffet good choice is brilliant. Lots of nice food well cooked.
Moving onto the night entertainment, it is again, very crowded. Its brilliantly themed for the kids and they all seemed to enjoy it. However, we personally only lasted one night as it was very busy and very loud. No real issue with this here but it just wasn't to our taste.
In short, the hotel is brilliant. The rooms are excellent apart from the inability to lock the doors. The local beach is fantastic and the staff are great with the kids. However, I won't be returning. The main issue just seems to be the total overcrowding of the hotel.
Again, it's a holiday village and we were by no means expecting anything other than families, but there are just too many. It the hotel cut down on around a third and charged a bit more to cover that I would be happy to return, but as it stands there are far too many people in the hotel. This then creates and issue at the food buffet which then brings down the rest of the holiday.
In short, great location, brilliant customer focused staff and a great food selection but just too many people to really relax and enjoy, this isn't the staff or hotels managements fault, but more likely tour operators and the the hotel owners fault.
Enjoyed my stay but won't be returning.
Children's Paradise/Adult's Hell
The holiday was totally ruined by the incessant shouting and screaming of out of control (British) children in the eating areas. It was disgusting the way parents allowed very young children to roam/run around picking up food and putting it down with their hands, piling their plates up and leaving most of it on the floor.
Our arrival was less than a good start having to find the accommodation in the dark without any assistance. We had to get the security out in the end to find the room. Yes, it is a "Holiday Village" but that is no excuse for bad behaviour and by no stretch of the imagination could this be designated four star.- First Choice need to look at their description more closely.More
Wouldn't stay again
Just got back from beautiful lanzarote we stayed a the flamingo beach as we have stayed at holiday village menorca and totally loved it , this one was a bit of a let down , firstly some of the entertainment team seemed un interested , the restaurant was small over heated, no table clothes no one showing you to your table most of them were filthy and dirty including high chairs , we never managed a sun bed the whole 7 days as there was none available, the pools were cold my kids could only stay in the splash pool no more than ten minutes , the pool toilets are disgusting, but most importantly upon leaving this hotel I took the sheets of the beds and my daughters cot was completely rotten and stain she had slept in this all week in be knowing to us I felt physically sick my poor child had slept in this and we didn't know it was vile both sides I did report to the rep who gave me an email the other rep just kinda shrugged his shoulders , will never stay again ......More
Great family complex
Returned a few days ago from a week at flamingo beach we had a fabulous holiday. On arrival we were welcomed in Reception and given an envelope with the door card keys and told where to go. We were in 43D which had a balcony overlooking the sea and sun terrace. The room was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. We had trouble getting a sunbed some days as they were all reserved with towels so had to sit on chairs one days. The main restaurant became very noisy at times with all the children and adults talking etc but didn't really bother us as our 9 year old daughter talks for England. The food was nice and was always a variety. We enjoyed the other restaurants which you get to go to once per stay and found the staff very friendly and accommodating at all times. The entertainment team were brilliant and my daughter enjoyed the megastars kids club. They have a show on every night along with bingo gets quite loud in the blue moon as it's packed and the entertainment is loud so if you want a quiet relaxing drink this isn't for you. I would recommend this complex to families and definitely recommend the kids club. The beach is a minutes walk away and you can hire sunbeds for 12 euros for 2. The town playa blanca is a 15 minute walk and is a lovely place. More