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“I gave it 5 stars, but it deserves 10!”
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Flamingo Hotel
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2013

What a GREAT find! We stumbled upon this hotel under unfortunate circumstances; my mother became ill shortly into our vacation, and her hospital stay outlasted our reservations at our original hotel, the Allegro (NOT a 5* stay). We were just wandering around after a hospital visit, looking for something downtown when we stopped here--I'd thought it was just a bar, because that's all you can see from the street, but happy day, it is indeed a hotel. We asked about a room and were immediately brought to a courtyard-view room to check out by Jimena. It was lovely! We made arrangements to stay there on a night-by-night basis, not being sure how long we'd be on the island.

I'm not sure what the best aspect of this hotel might be: the staff, amenities, or the location. All were just what we needed. Ivan, Jimena, Adrian, Carolina, and Elizabeth are the warmest, friendliest group you could ever meet. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable during our stay, and even did wee favours for my mum, sending over cups of tea etc. The room was very large, quiet (except for the noisy birds and the Zeta gas guys LOL), cool, and clean. We only had one mechanical issue with the toilet, but it was fixed quickly...and would have been fixed sooner, had I actually remembered to TELL someone that it was broken. Sorry about that!! The beds are the comfiest I've ever experienced in Cozumel, too! The room safe is large enough for an iPad, and the free wifi is FAST and reliable.

The location of the hotel is great, too, within easy walking distance of everything. So close to live music and restaurants on Melgar, the museum, ferry pier...the hospital! LOL

We will be back, hopefully for Ironman 2013.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This is my fourth stay at the Hotel Flamingo and I have to say once again, OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY !!!!! It feels like your home away from home. I requested my same room as before and it was ready for me! The manager and bartender has always given me great local recommendations each day for lunch and dinner, the Mexican lady cooks your hot breakfast in the courtyard, the mojitos are hand crafted, the maid does a fantastic job cleaning your room and its walking distance to the square, moped rentals , shopping, taxi's!!!!! What else can you ask for! The hotel is clean, family owned ( and you and tell the moment you arrive)! Far better personal service that those resorts hotels! I'll be back again this summer!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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3  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a small but intimate hotel.The staff are courteous and helpfull.Close to all the island attractions.Nice bar with wonderfull cocktails.I have visited this island over 20 times and I have stayed in all manners of different spots.This hotel ranks among the best in my estimation.I will return.viva La Flamingo.

Room Tip: La Candella restaurant is directly across the sreet.You have got to try their fish.Yummy.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Setanta134
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

we have stayed in this hotel 3 weeks ago during our honeymoon.
Great hotel, wonderful location and especially great team!!!
The only thing we found disturbing is the fact that the curtain is not sealed. and if you are a light sleeper it can be a bit disturbing.
Rather than that- everything is great!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HadasM
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

NOT a resort hotel. Just the way we like it. Nice and convenient location, great staff. Everything you need, great variety of restaurants within easy walking distance, and plenty of stuff to check out when you are not diving. I highly recommend the Flamingo. I did not see anything else in town that comes close.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DanW135
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Flamingo in March. We picked it based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The excellent rating does mean it is the Four Seasons, it is excellent for a Cozumel boutique hotel. The rooms are simple, but clean, breakfast is good and the staff is great. We had really good margaritas and lots of fun at the bar with the Ivan and the hotel guests. The only negative was that the wifi did not work well in our room. You really had to go outside to the sitting area or to the lobby to get a connection. We were told it works better in some rooms than others, so I guess we got one where it did not work well.
For us, the hotel location is great. I don't mind not having a beach because you can easily rent a car at Isis and go to one of the beach clubs. You are in walking distance from lots of really good restaurants and it is a must to stop at Wet Wendy's each day for a margarita.
I would absolutely stay there again and recommend it, especially if you are in town to dive.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Flamingo this March to do a bit of diving. Adrian and Jimena were incredibly helpful finding an awesome dive company (Aquatic Sports) as well as a good scooter company (Isis) just a block away for the cheapest scooters and cars on the island. Ivan was behind the bar making the best margaritas I've had, squeezing juice fresh for each one. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the lounge areas relaxing. Hotel Flamingo was in a perfect spot for me, close to the middle of town without being directly in it, there are plenty of restaurants around and the main road is just immediately to the left. I enjoyed my stay very much.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Flamingo Hotel

Address: Calle 6 Norte 81, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Cozumel
Price Range: $62 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Flamingo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Flamingo is a unique boutique property located in the cultural center of Cozumel. We are just steps from the water front, dining and shopping attractions of the town square. Yet quietly hidden away....The Flamingo prides itself on a high level of personalized service and attention to our guests needs. For those looking to getaway from today's rapid pace, we provide a spacious and stylish environment in which to relax, meet new friends, and enjoy the better things in life. Our bar and grill is a favorite place to make new friends and enjoy a cold drink after a day of activity at the beach or out diving on the reefs. ... more   less 
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