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“Ok, but far from city centre” 3 of 5 stars
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Flamingo by the Lake
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   5 Tasik Ampang | Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Ampang B&B and Inns
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“Ok, but far from city centre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Verry friendly staff, but NOT a 4-star hotel. It has de facilities that a 4-star hotel is supposed to have, but is verry dated. Might have been a great hotel 20 years ago.
Hotel is far from city centre, only via taxi accessible, not via monorail or metro.
Great was that they offered free baggagestorage during our trip to tamman negara.
Room is prety spacious and clean. But bathroom little rusty. Beds very hard.
Ok hotel, but not worth the price.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

Pleasant comfortable room. Aircon worked fine but was a little noisy. Lovely outlook onto man-made lake. It was weird having a buffet breakfast with Asian food we would normally eat at dinner.We knew the distance to the hotel from the airport and had pre-booked a taxi/limo type service on the internet before we travelled which was the cheapest option.It was nice to be met at the arrivals area with our name on a placard and took the stress out of getting to our hotel late at night. Also 'negotiated' our return fare with the concierge to get a taxi to take us back (the prices can vary hugely so need to bargain-or get another taxi. They WILL try to rip you off!) We found staff very helpful.The swimming pool was lovely.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

This was my first time for me to stay to conduct workshop, and frankly, I won't stay here again, if for personal occasion.

The place was nice, clean, service wise, good and friendly, the staffs can speak fluent English, free broadband, and the best, the lakeside view. Everything seems to be just nice when it came the aircond of the room- non centralized aircond. The split unit of aircond was not powerful enough to cool down the room, plus, quite noisy at night. The bathroom look rusty as well (again, not dirty). Compared to the price per night, not worthy at all.

The food for the breakfast and buffet lunch was not up to the standard as the hotel was claimed as 4 stars. However, the Indian restaurant on the top floor was good.

The hotel is just 5 minutes away from city centre of KL. However, the only way to access to KL is by taking cab or local buses. There was no LRT or MRT line nearby.

For extra information, the hotel was highly favoured by Persians (I got the info from the information counter). For those who likes to stay with our Persian buddies, the hotel might be a good choice for you :-)

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

Service was average but staff was accomodative to special requirement. Only convenient to those who have own transportation, emphasise on privacy and prefer to be far from the hustle & bustle of the city, then this hotel is a good choice.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Very very poor service, no courtesy from management and staffs. Not professional.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Flamingo by the Lake

Address: 5 Tasik Ampang | Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Selangor > Ampang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ampang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo by the Lake 3.5*
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