I stayed at the Hotel Flamboyan Caribe on a short three day break in August 13. Firstly I have to say that as we were ‘lads away’ we really weren’t expecting too much from the hotel but were very pleasantly surprised in all aspects of the hotel and its environs. Firstly you walk into a lovely if small courtyard with huge trees leading to the hotel reception. The reception area is again very smart with lots of comfy settee’s to relax. The staff were very professional and were always ready to help. We were given a sea view upgrade which was nice and placed in the Caribe half of the hotel (The Flamboyan) main hotel is next to the Caribe. The rooms were what you expect of twin rooms in Majorca – Small beds, a little TV and an average size bathroom with a bath/shower combo. Nothing spectacular but perfectly adequate for us and nice and clean (if dated). There was a fridge and a small safe but these were at an extra cost which we didn’t choose to take.
The hotel food was again what you expect from Majorca standards, Full English/continental buffet with plenty of everything – Not great quality but again perfectly edible. Self service drinks with wine, juice and fizzy drinks in abundance. The restaurant is very basic but has a wonderful view of the beach and sea so makes it a really nice experience. Lunch and dinner were basically the same, a mix of chicken nuggets, fried potatoes of some description, pasta with tomato sauce (or white sauce) and three types of meat or fish. Exactly the basic AI food you get anywhere in a standard three star hotel. Again plenty of salad, bread and accompanying sides and plenty of all. No issues from me but if you want Michelin star food then you haven’t paid enough money for your hotel….
The hotel itself is quite compact, there is a little pool area with a small number of sunbeds which get snapped up pretty quickly but as you are literally right on the beach, no hassles there. There is a small bar and this created my only grumble of our stay, the barstaff will not under any circumstances give you any more than 2 tiny glasses of drink at a time even if you are sitting at a table in the bar and both have AI bands on. Incredibly short sighted and extremely annoying. Surely there must be an element of initiative here. People pay extra for the AI privilege and then spend most of their holiday frustrated that they aren’t getting drinks when they want them. Also the barstaff are really very slow creating long queues and waiting time so you feel frustrated and not relaxed when you are supposed to be drinking and relaxing. This needs a little investigation by the hotel management and the rules need amending as it will leave a negative impression of what is otherwise a lovely hotel.
Finally the hotel is right on the famous Magalluf Strip so if you don’t get a room with a sea view then expect to hear the noise of the revellers well into the early hours of the morning. In the seas view rooms we didn’t hear anything but people we spoke to who had those rooms complained of the noise frequently.
If I came back to Magalluf I would definitely stay at this hotel again, it gave us everything we needed without being above average yet we left feeling like we had stayed in a pretty well run hotel.
Well done to the team at the Falmboyan Caribe.
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- Also Known As:
- Flamboyan Caribe Magalluf
- Flamboyan Caribe Hotel Magalluf
- Flamboyan Caribe Magaluf, Majorca