We arrived in Punta Cana with the plan to spend a night and then leave early for our ultimate destination. We didn't want to spend a bunch of money so we looked for something reasonable and found Flamboyan with breakfast included. Reservation was for 2 adults and 1 child. Check in was easy and quick (they have a hand written book like the old days lol). We were told that our child had to pay extra for breakfast, which made no sense since our booking was for 3! Of course they gave us the third breakfast. Breakfast was basic but good (we had omelettes with onion, green peppers, cheese & tomato). You get 1 cup of coffee and have to pay extra for a second ($1)...they don't have orange juice but they offer an oatmeal/lemon juice that is very "Dominican". Service was pleasant and fast!! FYI-TV is always a disappointment, for me, in The DR...As an American, I can say that the average American will always find something to complain about in The Dominican Republic...however, they have all of the basics covered clean, decent bed, hot running water and conveniently priced. With just a little enhancement this could be a great hotel! Happy travels!…
In the Centre of Bavaro, but not as fine as it looks in the pictures. The room is ok, but the door in the toilet is very hard to close. Besides it is very loud outside. It is hard to sleep here. Breakfast starts at 7.30 but the lady doing it came later. The big advantage is parking and free WiFi.
Staff doesn't know English at all! Good wifi helps us to communicate one another. Room wasn't very clean and the bathroom... no comment. According to Price and stars (!) it should be pretty much better. I strongly don't recommend this hotel even for one night.
Was looking for a cheap stay on a diving trip. $54 US. No hot water, toilet did not flush. No room safe. No substantial door bolt. Far from beach. Not walking distance. Breakfast was included and basic eggs/juice. Appears to cater to local families and single guys looking for action. Red light type district if that's what you are looking for. Not many gringos around. Was intimidating walking around before my dive buddy arrived. Lots of barkers trying to get you into shops. There is a Steves corner bar a few blocks away that caters more to gringos. Rest of establishments are for locals. Lots of crazy car and moto drivers. Would never go back. Primary dive shop, Dressel, was almost impossible to get to as it is part of a upscale all inclusive resort. You need to reserve on line and have them pick you up. Pro Dive was accessible by car but no place to park there. …
Flamboyan is a good hotel as an alternative hotel, the hotel staff is very welcoming. We reserved a non smoking room, which our room was designed as such; however, the pillow cases ans curtains smelled like cigarettes smoke. Hotel room has no microwave, blow dryer, iron or ironing board as your typical hotel. So if you come to this hotel, make sure you have all that you need, including soap. Overall, not bad!
Flamboyan is a good value rooms are specious with large bed, washroom, mini fridge with water bottles, large closet, table with chairs and each room has a balcony. Free breakfast provided st the restaurant downstairs. Only thing is no elevator and the entrance is stairs and if in the second floor more stairs which not down fall is when initially taking luggage up. However, located by the shopping mall, lots of stores, bars and plenty of places to eat. Came twice during my two week stay between hotels and was not disappointed. The breakfast was pretty good. You get a choice of different sandwiches or omlette and coffee and juice. Staff sole minimal English but a great hotel to get the local feel of bávaro Punta Cana.
I've stayed at Flamboyan several times and I really enjoy this hotel as sometimes I get sick of the all inclusive resorts. It's located at a very good location, if you're familiar with the area it's very close to Bavaro Princess and the 24 restaurant Las Delicias. It's very clean, breakfast is included, you get free wifi and it's decently priced. If you would like to explore Punta Cana, go to different beach clubs, go to Macao Beach (public beach), check out shopping plazas and so much more. If you do feel like you miss the all inclusive resorts you can buy a day pass at your favourite resort. It's a different way to experience Punta Cana if you don't feel like spending the entire time at a all inclusive resort.
My husband (who is Dominican) and I stayed at this hotel for one night at the beginning of our trip and for a second night at the end of our trip. The hotel did meet our needs. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. Convenience store, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Be warned, no hot water! But air conditioning.
We stayed here the first night in our trip to punta cana before checking in to our resort. Room was clean, ac was modern and worked fine, flat screen tv, minifridge, balcony. The free breakfast was pretty basic at the next door restaurant, eggs, ham, toast and coffee or orange juice, short walk to many smalls shops, artisan market, food stands. This was only a short ride to the main bavaro beach resorts.
Stayed here just for a weekend and it was perfect to have a place to sleep and eat breakfast. We were out all day and night. Did a day trip to Bayahibe and Isla Saona which was easy. Close to beach, bars, restaurants and nightly. I would def stay here again.