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Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Property as advertised.”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Low budget hotel in above average location. Clean and safe.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

This was a very old hotel more like a motel with all outside corridors and no elevators in this three-storey building. It costs $27 taxi fare for two people party plus $3 for each additional person to get here from the ship port. Hotel is located on the other side of Lucaya Port. There's a water taxi behind the hotel that leaves every hour up until 11PM to Port Lucaya for $5 roundtrip. The hotel has a very small lobby with an adjacent cramped gift shop. They do have a luggage storage room and will hold luggage for you if you are unable to check into your room or if you have a late departure after check out (not sure if there's a cost for this or not as I did not use the service). The hotel staff were very friendly and provided very helpful island information. The hotel room smelled musky and the bathtub knob broken. The room had a noisy wall a/c and ceiling fan along with a small kitchenette (microwave with utensils and refrigerator). The beach is right across the street from the hotel and there's a beach restaurant. The surrounding hotels and timeshare condos have a lovely pool and jacuzzi as well as a swim up bar which I presume we were allowed to use. Aside from that there is nothing going on in this neck of the woods; all the action (shopping, bars, restaurants, water sports, night life etc.) are all located in Port Lucaya but beware to catch the last ferry (water taxi) back at 11:10PM or take the taxi at a premium charge.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

I only stayed for two nights but I had a great time. The woman at the front desk everyone is talking about wasn't there when I was. My friends and I were welcomed by a man who explained everything to us before check-in. After checking in we were given a tour of the resort and motel by a different man who was very happy and funny too. He explained to me how to get back and forth and that when buying anything we would be better off buying it away from the hotel. He was very honest and welcoming. Over all I had a great experience. The only down fall was trying to get towels or wash cloths was next to impossible. The pool and bar were amazing and only steps from the beach. I would go back anytime. Ps if you get you hair braided hope your not tender headed because it get pulled tight.:-)

  • Stayed May 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

A TravelZoo deal that I couldn't resist (but should have), this hotel was a disappointment. The only warm and welcoming staff is trying to hook you into his time-share spiel, the facilities are dismal and the room is on a par with a Red Roof Inn or Motel 6. The pool looks nice, but it was too cold to enjoy. I'm a little surprised they didn't have the hot tub warmed up.

You're kind of trapped in this area, too. The only place to go is Port Lucaya, a depressing assortment of cheap jewelry/clothing stores, alcoholic waystations and substandard restaurants. Save yourselves: skip Freeport entirely.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

So, I was wary of this place after reading all of the reviews. My husband and I stayed at two hotels this being the first place, and an all inclusive resort the second place. I have to say we enjoyed this place a lot more! Yes, they will ask you to go to orientation, but they give you a cocktail and explain options of things to do on the property and on the island. So if you opt not to go, then it's your loss. Yes, they will try to sell you a time share by bribing you to see what the timeshares are about with a free breakfast, bottle of rum, and free tickets to an attaraction (ex: sunset cruise or glass bottom boat tours), but you are NOT REQUIRED to go. Expect them to get upset and persistant in selling you a time share if you CHOOSE to go. All in all the beach was amazing!!! it was so nice and sandy with plenty of room to stretch your legs out, other hotels in this area had super crowded beaches so this was amazing. Just down the beach at the all inclusive resort we stayed at the beach was rocky and horrible, so Flamingo Bay's beach is amazing! The pool is amazing as well! It was one of the best pools I've ever been in. What is a little unclear is the pool hours, there is a misleading sign outside that says the pool is open until 6 or 7, but that just means the waterslide, the pool is acutally open 24/7. As far as 15% gratuity being charged, this is a pretty much island-wide trend, not soley at Flamingo Bay. Be prepared to spend a lot on food and drinks (or go to Port Lucaya and grab some cheeper booze from the duty free liquor store and put it in the fridge in the hotel room) here, and to go to Port Lucaya for some meals, or If we would have known in advance we would have stocked up from the grocery store and kept some food in our kitchenette, which came in handy. We hope to come back to Flamingo Bay again! It was amazing. Adrian just has a certain sense of humor, she is not really a drill sargent. And the rooms were fine, a little outdated in the bathrooms, but they were clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Let me start at the beginning. We pulled up in front of this place that we thought our driver had taken us to the wrong place. (I picked this for the pool for my son) It took over 45 minutes to check in. We had 2 rooms one for my handicapped parents which they were perturbed that they needed a ground floor room. They didn't allow them to check in until after 7 pm when the room was ready. My mom who needs a place to sit the lobby had 4 chairs all filled with people trying to get on the internet so she decided to take a walk to find somewhere to sit. She heard someone yell "Hey Stupid" she ignored thinking no one would be that rude sure enough they were talking to her to come back to the lobby. She was told that she could not run around the "resort" (I use that term lightly because it is not) When we stated that they defended the man who called her stupid. Rooms were extremely dirty, no towels and we found human waste in the pool . When complained about the room, pool etc. they were perturbed that we even would suggest that they had dirty rooms. Pictures are deceiving Pictures of the hotel are the "time share" area. The motel (I would refer to it as a motel) was an old building. We actually got to speak with one of the investors and he was quite shocked to hear that his staff would call my mother stupid and that his "HOTEL was in perfect condition". Asked again what our problem was but never fixed it. I would never return to this place even if it was the last available room in the Bahamas.

Room Tip: Only gave them one because you have to rate it.... Worth a BIG ZERO!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

So as part of a Discovery Sun cruise & stay package a big mistake we made within itself & which I read is being cancelled as of September 6th 2011, we stayed at the Flamingo Bay "Hotel" & Marina. Once the van driver pulled up in front of a blue Motel looking building I knew we had a problem. As soon as we got to the front desk & realized how un-informative & none friendly the person behind the desk was, we new not to expect much from our room either. The room smelled moldy as soon as we walked in, it looked old, & was definitely in need of a serious upgrade! As everyone says on here the BEST part of this place is the pool which we did enjoy.

The staff barely spoke & give you no information regarding anything whatsoever! Even asking for a pen to write things down was annoying because when we asked for one at the front desk we were told they didn't have one to spare but we could purchase a $7 one in this little area they call a store located in the lobby.

We were not even told we could get beach towels to use at the pool but found out by accident the day we were leaving when we over heard it via other guests. We weren't told about the ferry until we asked someone walking outside of the "hotel" on the street how do we get around. This baffled me because you have to purchase the tickets for the ferry at the front desk of the "hotel". There are just some things you should be told at a front desk in another country as a visiting tourist . We would ask for extra towels in our room but the housekeeper never seemed to have some to spare while cleaning other rooms. I will say in our old noisy air conditioner & a noisy bathroom & kitchen fan room that the bed was a comfortable King size bed with comfortable pillows... we slept well. The bathroom was the size of a closet, very old & the toilet rocked everytime it was sat on. There really isn't much else to say about this place...save your money or spend more money & pick another place to stay if you want a place where the staff are friendly & actually tell you things you should know without having to pry it out of them & where the rooms are a bit upgraded to a "hotel" not a motel level.

Because of this experience, two things are certain we won't come back to Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina again & I doubt we'll go back to that part of the Bahamas anytime soon if at all being that there really wasn't much to see or do in that area. This just wasn't what we expected but everyone is different & this is our opinion.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina

Property: Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina
Address: Jolly Rodger Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamingo Bay Hotel, adorned by the beautiful emerald green Bell Channel Waterway, is part of three Taino Beach Resort & Clubs properties on Grand Bahama Island. Guests enjoy full use of the largest pool on the island, beach and business center with free WiFi in the lobby. It is a reasonably priced alternative to the larger resorts. Standard features include king rooms and two full size beds in double rooms with small kitchenettes. Full service Marina offering 25 dockage slips. Beauty Salon , Convenience Store, Laundry, Ocean Front Restaurant & Watersport Activity Center on site.A unique & scenic water taxi ride away from Port Lucaya Marketplace. ... more   less 
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Flamingo Bay Hotel And Marina
Flamingo Bay Yacht Hotel Marina
Flamingo Bay Yacht Club
Flamingo Bay Resort Bahamas
Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

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