Well. Where to start? We booked this holiday after reading some bad reviews and were just hoping for the best. I'm so glad now that I didn't pay any attention to the negative feedback because the holiday was absolutely brilliant! We came to the holiday village at the beginning of May which was when the village actually opened. Myself and my partner went with a young child and an infant.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted by members of the entertainment and in2 action team. We were helped with our luggage and directed to reception. My little boy was made to feel at ease instantly as he was showed a range of toys and facilities that the hotel had to offer. We were shown to our rooms and wished a very good holiday. We were later greeted at our room by one of the hotel managers, Miguel. What a lovely welcome we had.
The appartment itself was located about a minutes walk away from the evening entertainment venue the blue moon and about 2 minutes walk away from the restaurant and the pool area. Ideal location for a family with little ones. The room itself was spotless. Beds were made up and fresh towels awaiting. The bathroom was spacious with shower over the bath. We had a double bedroom with plenty of cupboard space and a safe. In the living room was a pull out bed which would have slept two. The kitchen was the best we've seen for an all inclusive appartment. We had a fridge, freezer, microwave, cutlery and crockery, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. The appartment was cleaned regularly and fresh towels/ linen available as requested in between maids visits.
The restaurant was fabulous. For breakfast there was a hige range: full cooked breakfast, 6 types of cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt, croissants and pastries as well as ur juices, tea and coffee. Lunch time offered fish, vegetarian, meat options, baguette fillings and salads, range opf cakes and deserts. Evening menu was also extensive. There was so much choice and of such a high quality that we were never dissapointed. My little one loved the kids buffet area which children could help themselves too. Some people complained that there wasn't enough kids choice? If the kids wanted something from the adult menu, then that was fine too. U could eat what u want, when u wanted. Oh and I forgot, there was a chef available to cook u fresh omlettes and burgers upon request! In the restaurant, u could help yourself to soft drinks and lager, so no queuing needed at the bar!
The entertainment was fab. So much to do and so little time. During the day there were kids clubs 10-12, 2.30-4.00, 4.30-6.00 and 9.00-11.00. These were opportunities for the kids to get out of the sun for a bit and were completely free. On occasions during the 9.00 -11.00 there was a small fee payable for chocolate, sweets parties etc but these were all worth it. In addition to the kids clubs were activities round the pool. These included painting, stories, skittles, lympics, water sports to name just a few. My little one wasn't bored for a second. Evening entertainment was just as good with the kids being entertained firstly and then the adults. There's aso a creche at the hotel. I was sceptical at first about creches, but after meeting the girls who worked there I changed my mind. They were fab with our little one and well worth the money.
There were a few pools at the hotel. A main mool, two shallow kids pools, one splash type pool with slides, a mickey mouse pool (shallow) and a quiet pool oh plus there was the pool that the swim academy use. Loads of sunbeds available, loads of choice. There were also plenty of sun umbrellas available.
U could pay a deposit of 10E for pool towels. They were fab towels which could be changed daily for fresh ones. Upon return of your towel at the end of the stay you then got your money back. No need to take towels away with you!
Staffs english at the hotel was fantastic. All staff tried their best to please and do anything for you.
I bet there's something ive forgot to write but i just want to stress that the holiday village is a fab place to stay and Im already looking to book again for october. Please dont pay attention to the egative reviews, try the hotel yourself!
- 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