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TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach Resort
Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Playa Blanca
Formby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fab family holiday.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

My family and I had a return trip to the resort from March 28th to April 7th. We have two children aged 12 and 4 yrs who loved their time there again! Stayed in a bungalow. Rooms are simply laid out and kept very clean, this Bungalow was extra spacious and very quiet, the view was fantastic!!!
We were dissapointed with the food during a trip there in Oct 2012 however the food has improved, greater choice and very fresh.
Staff are now familiar to us and they remain as always friendly, courteous and very hard working. The Thompson reps and entertainment staff also remain brilliant. Kids clubs run very well and safely which is very reasuring for us parents but super fun for our 4 year old.
There is a small beach bar down at the front where they serve ice cold beers with a fantastic view, staff there again very good!
Suggest a visit to L'artiste the Italian restaurant in the main town, super home made food, the best arrabiata sauce ever!
Super cycling, husband took his bike and really enjoyed exploring the island from a different perspective. (avoid cycling in the strong wind however, terrifying).
Overall our holiday at Flamingo Beach was brilliant and we will definately be returning there.
ps Arrecife airport is super busy resulting in quite a stressfull return journey!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We arrived on 14th March for 1 week, having read the mixed reviews, I had emailed Angel the manager to see if we could be placed somewhere central, given we have a 7 year old and a 3 year old. We were placed in a fantastic location in 51A right next to the pool and restaurants, A big Thank you to Angel for that. Flamingo Beach is a huge complex but throughout the time it never felt that busy which was lovely. The Food was great, there was always something available and for the kids having their own section on the buffet was great. It was fabulous to have Carte Dor ice cream available day and night, as other AI's we have been to have only served ice cream for 1 hour a day. The addition of having a chocolate fountain each evening at Dinner was excellent. We primarily booked the Flamingo Beach for the Kids entertainment, it was nice to have evening enternainment for the kids so a couple of nights you have peace to have a relaxed dining experience adult only. There are a lot of Nordic guests at the hotel so would have to say their Kids club was better organised and they seemed to do more with the kids as we would often see a gang from it around the complex. The Staff are lovely and very helpful and very accommodating. One huge plus for this complex is the entertainment staff again I think they are through the Nordic Blue Tours, they had shows on each night and they were so professional, Big Thanks to Hermann, Lina, Emma, and the others having such professional shows really was fantastic, we loved Hermann's juggling skils especially on the last night when he was juggling with Fire and his clown that incidentally goes in to the restaurant too. Yes the bar and entertainment finishes early, but that suited us as with having the 2 kids we werent up late anyway, it is primarily for families so be aware if you are looking for Adult only and no kids or ensuing chaos from Kids enjoying themselves, then this is not the place for you, but if you are a family with kids and looking for a fantastic week away, then you will find that here. The rooms are basic despite us booking and paying for a superior room, but they have everything that you need, ideally we would have liked to have had 2 bedrooms rather than the kids sleeping in the living area, but it wasnt a problem, given you only are in the rooms for such a short space of time. We will definitely be going back to the flamingo beach for another Winter Break. Huge Thank you to everyone at the Flamingo beach you made our week, as happy kids = happy parents :-)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed in bungalow 58 for a week in March and had a lovely time. The accommodation is comfortable and clean but not luxurious. It was nice being so close to the beach which we visited daily. The food is very good and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The water in the pool with kiddy slides was far too cold and colder even than the sea but our 2 year old really enjoyed all the other pools. If we ever visit Lanzarote again we'd definitely return here for a family holiday.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

First of all I would like to make all people aware to listen to alandlorn's review and not white shirt's review as I have also recently returned from these apartments and I agree with alandlorn! The noise is herendus. Thankfully I am not a light sleeper or annoyed easily by constant noise but for anyone who is these apartments are an absolute no no!!!!! It is not acceptable. The noise is horrific. I think white shirt needs a hearing test! However, that aside we had a lovely time, the food was very good, staff were pleasant pool areas were clean, evening entertainment was good but don't expect any entertainment after about half ten as it doesn't exist! The Thompson rep wasn't very supportive but we later found out he was leaving so that explained his lack of interest in the complex. Please don't let first impressions of the restaurant upstairs put you off if you arrive on the evening flight. It did me at first as it was dull, dreary, they were switching lights off around us etc etc as food stopped at half 9 and I was dreading what the week was going to be like. However, this is not what the complex is like the following day the restaurant was fine and we had a really lovely time they just need to work on making it more comfortable for People arriving later on. The reception staff were fabulous couldn't do enough to help. The tex mex staff are also brilliant making you feel unbelievable welcome and providing a great atmosphere as well.It's close to the beach, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and I suggest you use the other supermarkets rather than the on site supermarket as the lady in the on site one can't really be bothered to serve you and they had run out of water!!! Go on the volcano trip but don't go to fuerteventura on the catamaran if the sea is remotely rough as it is frightening! I feared for my life along with many others on the catamaran! Towels, dressing gowns could do with replacing as they are a bit worse for wear but please use the evening entertainment but only that put on by the young Scandinavians as the flamenco dancers and the male group are boring. Hope this helps have a lovely time. We did other than the points mentioned above.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Myself and my family (wife and two boys aged 8 and 5) have just returned from a lovely week at Flamingo Beach. We stayed AI with First Choice and we were in one of the warned against rooms (51B) from a previous review - we experienced no issues with noise in the room whatsoever. We found the room clean and spacious with the large bathroom being a welcome surprise for this kind of holiday.
The whole complex appeared very well run and superbly maintained. All the staff we came across were friendly and helpful. We found the food quality and choice to be of a good standard for this kind of mass catering and the restaurant staff did all they could to keep the dining areas clean and presentable.
My boys visited the First Choice kids club on a couple of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it. They also took part in the football organised by the Scandinavian Tui reps which they also greatly enjoyed. We found the Blue Moon Bar was a good place to visit in the evening and we were impressed by the Swedish ents group '2entertain' - they put on some cracking shows with the 80's show a highlight.
You are a very short walk from a delightful and safe beach area which then leads you to a coastal path that takes you into Playa Blanca, which is a decent resort.
Why not a 5 rating? I can't see how this hotel has a 4* rating from First Choice - all the furnishings throughout the complex (from room to general areas) are basic and the towels supplied in the room had seen plenty of service. Also I have a real problem with hotels that charge you to use the room safe.
However we really enjoyed the Flamingo Beach as a great value hotel and would not hesitate to recommend to families similar to ours.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We booked this for our honeymoon so our 3 children would be entertained ages 4,6,11.
Bad points=Definitely not 4star official rating is 2star, cockroaches in room, cueing for loungers from 7am, tatty rooms, swimming pool to small for complex we felt like we had been totally mis sold this holiday especially when we paid over £5k for 2weeks.
Good points = location was spot on, staff were great

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

having taken my children here in October for the first holiday of just the 3 of us I was a little nervous as to what to expect travelling as a single parent. However it was totally amazing the girls had so much fun and I enjoyed the rest and fun aspect too. The hotel was everything you expect from First Choice.... food, rooms, entertainment, staff, location the whole holiday was Superb.... looking into booking another holiday will definitely return here but will go somewhere else this year....... thanks for making happy memories

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach Resort
Address: Avenida de Canarias S/N | Playa Flamingo, 30540 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Playa Blanca
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Playa Blanca
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Blanca
#13 Family Hotel in Playa Blanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Club Gold medal in 2007 and 2008 with Thomson.Flamingo beach just some steps away.Great offer of Restaurants, bars and entertainment.Football pitch and tennis court. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Flamingo Beach Hotel Playa Blanca
Hotel Flamingo Beach
Playa Flamingo Apartments
Playa Flamingo Lanzarote
TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca

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