Flamingo Beach Resort
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This is a very difficult review to write because there are so many good things about this hotel and some things that didn’t go so well for us.Overall the location of the hotel is superb, on the best beach with fantastic surf in warm pacific ocean with great waves (might not suit smaller children). The beach is a few short steps from the pool area and you can swim in either without a massive move of all your stuff, we sat on beach but used pool as well. Pool has good bar can be used as bather or seats in dry. Several ‘all inclusive’ guests spent all day drinking giving rise to some very intoxicated people – not too rowdy just having fun.The Sunset bar is above the main restaurant and is open sided, some nice seats although a little dull. Several evening entertainers were good and frequent. The main restaurant serves good food for lunch either inside in a/c or outside on a terrace. Breakfast also served here which was good although not special – an omelette service also on offer.We did not try the Italian restaurant. There is a spa which some of our party used for pedicures etc. and a games room hosted by the excellent Greddy.Overwhelmingly the staff here are lovely and we should mention Edwin and others in the bar, Henry on guard duty, Alicia in the bar and the main barman (cannot remember his name), and the lovely and helpful Renee.In places we think that the hotel is a little tired and in need of refurbishment which seemed to be taking place whilst we were there (not a disruption).We had 2 rooms on the ground floor, poolside and slightly different as our children had a dressing table and we did not. The bed was large and comfy and bathroom a good standard. The a/c was too noisy on the lowest setting so we used the ceiling fan and that was fine. The mini bar was unstocked. The balcony doors were ill fitting and did not lock properly so they have adopted a metal bar arrangement on a chain to prevent intrusion. I suspect that these doors will soon be replaced as they really offered no sound proofing from some very noisy guests on 2 of our nights, late into the night.I thought that the reception staff a little unwelcoming and had occasion to comment on the noise after 2 sleepless nights and I was given sympathy but no solution, although later we were offered alternative rooms. I think that given the security guard presence, the nosier guests should have been asked to keep it quieter – we were a slight victim of a US touring soccer group who really knew how to party! They were a friendly brunch who were very quiet on their last night so we can only surmise that they were asked to be restrained. The corridors of the hotel lack any sound proofing so you can clearly hear staff (with walkie talkies) walking around early in the morning – a small beef but something which could be addressed by the hotel for better guest comfort.The hotel, in the main, was quiet whilst we were in residence, so there were plenty of beds and I like the ‘in pool’ beds; nice touch. My moans may seem a little trite and clearly this hotel, with some minor modifications, could be really excellent. Don’t get me wrong it is good with mostly excellent staff and such a good location. I am however not sure that I would want to be here in high season when I suspect it may not suit me personally (I do like a bit of peace and quiet when I shut my bedroom door). In addition, the owners might consider another bar which is available during the day, other than the pool bar, where drinks are served in plastic cups. If I want a nice glass of wine or G&T in a proper glass I can’t get one unless I am in the restaurant, or unless the pool bar has closed – that is surely an oversight. It’s really just some ‘easy to fix’ small things.And finally, we did see a number of senior managers wandering about on several occasions so they are obviously serious about improvements to the guest experience; I hope that others see the benefits for future seasons – good luck.
We stayed in a family suite with two beds and a pull out couch. The family suites don't have a balcony or terrace, but we knew that when we chose the room. The room was not cramped and had plenty of storage space for all of us(four adults). The only thing that could be a negative is the water in the shower was lukewarm to cool all the time. My philosophy is you need to remember where you are in the world before you complain about some things. We ate most of our meals at the resort during our 3 night stay and found all of the food to be good, if not great. The welcome drink is delicious and we loved the fruit infused water that was available in the lobby during the day. There are filtered water dispensers throughout the resort including one at the pool bar which was super convenient. Our "plan" included breakfast, but they do have an all inclusive plan. It was less expensive for us to just charge all our meals to the room rather than pay the all inclusive price, but we did not order alcoholic drinks.We wanted to go to Brasilito one day and spend the day there and at Playa Conchal. The resort provides taxi service for a fee and it can be charged to your room so there is no need to have cash for the drivers. We found this to be very convenient also. The sunsets are breathtaking and not to be missed.
Overall great service, everybody is very nice 5 stars! Rene is the one of my top reason why I will come back. Amazing individual at the resort. After hearing him sing me happy birthday he deserves his own stage here. Once they set that up I will be back immediately. Great trip!
I wanted to visit a place with an ocean view and a great beach. Also, I wanted to experience the rainforest and it's plants and animals. So our travel agent suggested Costa Rica. Through 3 days of research and reading reviews, it came down to staying at Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa or The Riu Guanacaste. I am so happy I chose the Flamingo because it was beyond our expectations. It was not overcrowded, the food was wonderful!!!, the atmosphere was magical, clean resort, there were various animals we encountered on the resort, the pool and swim up bar were awesome, wi-fi was good, the beach was excellent, and the employees....we loved so much that we want to come back...just to see them again. Elias, Manolo, and Alicia really were welcoming and we had a lot of fun. Isella also was great in helping us book various excursions. And we were not disappointed. If timeshares ever become available here, we would like information. Thanks for a Wonderful Vacation! We will be back.----Josh and Mel
Hotel very clean and helpful to all your needs and wants. Our room was well appointed with all the amenities we needed. Great pool , swim - up bar, children's pool, and right on the Pacific. Meals were very good with the Costa Rican flair.
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- 91 rooms
- 1 buffet restaurant (International)
- 3 bars including NULL, Piano bar, Swim up bar
- Room service (fee)
- 1 outdoor pool
- 1 tennis court on-site
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- Golf 5 miles away
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Cable TV
- WiFi (fee)
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker
- Max occupancy 4, up to 3 adults
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Flamingo Beach ResortLiberia,Costa Rica
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Playa Flamingo 2050 Costa Rica
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