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“Great disappointment, too remote” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Flamingo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Statale 195 Km 33,800 (Localita S. Margherita), 09010 Santa Margherita di Pula, Pula, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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32 hotel reviews
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“Great disappointment, too remote”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Visited the hotel out of season, weather was good, but oh dear, that is where the plusses end. To visit Pula, you catch a bus, this can get crowded, miss the mid day return, and you wait in a small town, shut down for the siesta. Food poor, with lunchtime a very sparse menu. Evening meals fixed, with many guests taking their desert before the main. Trip spoiled more when an elderly man died on the beach, and was left in full sun until the authorities arrived. Staff were pleasant, with the entertainments team working hard to engage guests. Would not return

Stayed March 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I really enjoyed staying at the Hotel Flamingo. The staff was really friendly and everyone spoke english. The room I stayed in was a deluxe room, quite spacious with a nice balcony and sun bed ! The room is cleaned thoroughly every day. Small inconvenient : the TV in the room only offers Italian channels and in Italy, all the movies are dubbed in Italian so there is not much to see on TV if you don't speak the language. The hotel itself is amazing and beautifully located just a few meters from the beach. On the beach, you are free to use a sun bed but you have to rent umbrellas and a beach towel (beach towel is only 3 euros). There are also two pools and sun beds all around the pools to enjoy. Try the espresso at the bar next to the pool, it is amazing.

As per the food, it was really tasty, the different kinds of pasta they make are simply delicious. There is not much variety to choose from but the food they propose is good for my taste. Breakfast is also good & fairly diversed.

Really, the only truly negative thing I can say about this hotel is the poor internet connexion. There is no internet in the rooms, and in the lobby, you have to take tickets that give you internet access, for a single device, for an hour or two at most (then you have to take another ticket).

All in all, I would recommend this hotel if you just want a break from the outside world and need to unwine... Perfect location, beautiful hotel, very friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Been there at the end of september. The hotel is very comfortable and the swimming pool area just great. The rooms are large and very clean. The beach is nice, with white sand. It is a rather open area, so on windy days it may be a bit difficult to bath (guess it is much less of a problem during the summer). The food was very good (only the juices could be better). Wi-Fi was rather weak; not a deal breaker, but the price charged was too high for the level of service. The fitness center was below average, and some of the items not working properly. However, I found it much more enjoyable to jog along the street just behind the sea. In spite of a couple of quirks, I had a great time there. The nearby archeological site of Nora is just great, and top-level beaches are at small distance (Nora, Chia, ...).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I went to Hotel Flamingo for a conference. The food is perfect, the staff friendly and helpful. The main problem was the terrible WiFi connection. The conference offered us the connection, but if I had to buy it, it would have cost a lot, 15 euros per day according to the receipt containing the code. I think that 15 euros for a slow and unstable connection is too much. I would gladly pay 5 euros more per night for unlimited WIFI. The WIFI is available only in the hall and not in the room, which is unfortunate and make working difficult.
Secondly I think that the bar service was a little expensive, but given the place that can pass. If you do not have to stay in contact with the rest of the world while spending your vacation there it is a 5/5 place, but try other places if you need to do some work while in vacation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A lot of noise from neighbouring rooms
Very good staff
Breakfast quite poor and should be covered to avoid the masses of flies
A great disadvantage: no internet in the room and very poor signal in the public spaces. This was not good if you travel on business (but maybe very good if you are on holiday)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

rooms with sea views , beach quiet not much to see when snorkeling. Pool area lovely, always a sun lounger. Food varied and tasty. This was a girlie holiday sept09 so late review due to not being on trip advisor before. Alcohol quite expensive as we were on full board. The entertainment team were fun and looked after us both very well.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have recently returned from my third visit to the Hotel Flamingo, I went with my husband and two friends. We all had an absolutely wonderful stay, again! The hotel and rooms are kept spotlessly clean, the food is delicious and the staff are unfailingly polite, helpful and friendly. We were very lucky to be upgraded to I Nidi rooms, taking lunch at the Wild Duck Restaurant, which I can highly recommend. We will be returning again next year, and are already looking forward to yet another fabulous holiday!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada Statale 195 Km 33,800 (Localita S. Margherita), 09010 Santa Margherita di Pula, Pula, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Pula > Santa Margherita di Pula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Margherita di Pula
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Margherita di Pula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Flamingo 4*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At 35 km distance from port and airport of Sardinia's capital Cagliari, situated in a beautiful landscape, Hotel Flamingo is overlooking it's own beach of soft white sand and the crystal clear turquoise sea. The hotel is situated in an area rich of artistic and cultural sites which can be explored by car. In the year 2004 new opening of 64 rooms, including 20 suites and a Wellness Center. ... more   less 
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Flamingo Hotel
Hotel Flamingo Sardinia/Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy

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