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smartline Flamingo
Ranked #42 of 103 Hotels in Oludeniz
Cheshire
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7 reviews
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“What a truly fabulous holiday !!”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

We stayed in the Flamingo Self Catering Apartments (myself, husband, 2 children aged 6 & 4). The rooms were a very good size with 2 bathrooms, kitchen area, living area, separate bedroom and 2 balconies. The cleanliness was an excellent standard and the maids went out of their way to make the room look pretty. The pools were clean and the smaller downstairs pool was smaller and quieter but the turtle shaped larger pool was fairly busy. Downside being we ended up having to join in with the 'putting towels on sunbeds at ridiculous o'clock' which was a little annoying. The staff were amazing. They made us feel really welcome and were fab with the kids. They were so friendly and considering the hours they worked in that heat still had time to laugh and joke with all the guests. They made our holiday and we will miss them. They Turkish night they held was fab. The manager however did not seem as friendly, he seeemd to spend most of his time with one particular large group (3 couples with kids) so whether he knew them or just wanted to impress them as there were a lot of them I dont know but he did spend most of his time with them, whereas I think he should have checked on other guests too. The hotel is within 5 mins of Olu Deniz town and there are plenty of bars and restuarants to choose from. Our favourites were The Magic Garden as the staff were fab (just 2 mins from hotel) and Bella & Gusto as the food was amazing (on beachfront). We did not go the the main Lagoon as we ended up going to a private beach (Billys Beach) which i found really friendly but not quite as clean as people had said the lagoon was. Overall we all had a fabulous holiday and will definately be going back next year. The only thing I would like to see more of is evening entertainment or even a little disco for the children. Even thinking of 3 weeks and staying on a B&B basis which I believe is more basic but for the extra week I would consider it. Missing the place already.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Medway
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

I feel we had similar probelms with the management and reception staff as other people. Arrived on a Thursday (luckily) and was shown to our 'pool view' room which turned out to be a cell under the dining area with no natural light. After camping out in reception until they moved us, it wasn't on their computer which "they were having problems with" we were moved to a better room. We did notice a number of people being moved around later during our stay as rooms became available.
Mini bar prices were acceptable, but it took us 4 days to get it restocked, every day the receptionists 'friend' would deal with it, and never did. Finally got a manager to refill it with me standing over him, apparantly the man who did this had left? They did try and bill me for a drink from the bar, which we never used, but after 20 minutes they finally produced an unsigned receipt with our room number on it, which we refused to pay. Prices are cheaper at the bar rather than the mini bar.
Tips: Check the mini bar on arrival and trhoughout stay (we had two items disappear) as list is not always correct. Do not accept that reception will do what they say and keep badgering them, the Reception PC is invariably not working or is just a convenient excuse. The music is usually toned down around 11pm, but not always, depending on who is in the bar.
Overall not a bad hotel, apart from management, although I would think twice about returning.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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glasgow
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Reviewed July 25, 2009

Arrived at Flamingo Hotel and someone was there straight away to take our cases to our room. We were self catering and I highly recommend this, especially if there is more than two of you in your party as other guests said that the one bedroom room was really small. One thing to watch out for aswell is that unless you are self catering you cannot bring food or drink into your room if there is any found by the maids it is taken away. Also anything from the mini bar is charged and price lists are hard to get. The card that everyone gets to buy things with from the bars and restaurants is a great idea but check keep all your receipts and check your bill before paying which I recommend you do either daily or every few days as there was some overcharging taking place. The a la carte menu at the restuarant is brilliant and great value for money but were loved going down to the front and frequented two restaurants: Toscana an Italian and Sultan Ahmet a Traditonal Turkish restuarant. No matter where you go everyone is very helpful and it is so cheap to eat out.

All the bar staff and cleaning staff are very friendly and are willing to do anything to help you, and are full of fun especially with children and round the pool during the day.

The only negative thing I have to say about the Flamingo is that there is no good entertainment at night, the two nights that we went to was a Quiz Night that we won, and the Bingo night, which I must say was the longest night of my life and so boring. Hopefully this will be looked into especially for teenagers.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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dartford
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

We stayed at Flamingo from 19th june to 3rd July. We have stayed at asena village 30 times but as this year our daughter is working in turkey and other family couldnt come we decided to stay somewhere different. I agree with the other reviews, I think they were there when we were. The rooms are lovely, cleaned to high standard and Alex and Mustafa were very good and Mehemt andTugay. The pools were clean and the gardens etc kept nice. The turkish breakfast was very poor, in the asena you also get cakes, rolls, bread, scrambled eggs, sauagses, omlette and pancakes and you dont pay extra for it.

I also agree that they nned to have a shop if you are not supposed to bring in food etc from outside. We went to all the private beaches which were very competitive.

We couldnt comment on the food apart from breakfast as we always ate out, better value for money.

The hotel was good but at night no atmosphere I felt so sorry for Alex as sometimes we were the only ones in the bar, but he was very good.

We couldnt put our finger on what was wrong with the hotel but I think that it is the staff that make you holiday, flamingo mite be better specification but they cant beat the asena village, roll on October. Also at the asena my husband has never had his swimming trunks pinced.They must have blown off the balcony but did we laugh when we saw them walking around at breakfast, other guests found it hilarious. They were last years ones as well.

Just to add eating out is good, Karbel (old asena staff), asena beach, captain hooks (old asena staff), and in Hisaronu Hisar hotel resturant (old asena), Shades resturant (Dennis very old asena staff).

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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worcestershire
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Reviewed July 17, 2009

Arrived very early hours and was shown to our room by a very friendly man. On waking our room was not sea view, which we had requested, also had to pay for air conditioning,which we thought was included.
Breakfast was traditional Turkish,which we loved.
Rooms very clean and maid service everyday.
No entertainment, which for our 12 yr old was poor.
Beautiful setting, but not 2 mins to the beach as advised.
On the whole though we had a lovely holiday and would go there again, if the price was good.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Fife, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2009

Arrived to find been given wrong room type but was then upgraded to self catering. Self catering rooms definitely the best as we saw them all. Fantastic staff so hard working and very friendly. Maids were excellent and thoughtful.
Well organised and a fantastic base to see Olu Deniz. Made so many friends there as everyone mingled and became friends both other tourists and the staff.
Best holiday we have ever had and will be back there someday. Only gripe was that we were half board and food was not very varied but a la carte option there also. It is so cheap to eat out that next time we go we will just book self catering. Check your bills on card payment system daily though and keep your recipts.
Hotel does not allow you to bring in own food and drink unless you are self catering and if anything is found in room they will confiscate it!!! Thanks so much to Alex, Suleyman, Fatih and wee Mustafa!! Nice guys and fantastic with our 3 year old child. Highly recommended, WE WILL BE BACK!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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bath
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Reviewed July 14, 2009

This is our third stay at the flamingo and both me and my wife plus 6 friends loved it there the staff were excellent the rooms are kept imaculate great cleaners the new manager arkcan was very helpful to us plus ann marie you must have a massage with john a true gentleman i have read the other reviews and the bad ones believe me are wrong .Richard and Lin

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: smartline Flamingo
Address: Belcegiz Mah. 236 Sok. 6/3, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey (Formerly Flamingo Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Oludeniz
#28 Romantic Hotel in Oludeniz
#28 Family Hotel in Oludeniz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 108
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