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Travel Blogs from Puerto de Santiago
We had a big lunch planned for today so we started today with a much smaller breakfast than normal! Just a small sandwich then off to our now customary spot at the poolside, we've both kept ourselves more than occupied by reading various books on the Kindles and making use of the free WiFi by the pool.
When lunchtime came around we ...
We decided to mix it up a little today so went for a walk straight after breakfast instead of waiting til lunch time! We saw a couple of restaurants we wanted to try and then had a walk along the coast before heading back to the hotel to relax in our usual spot by the pool.
We chose to have our lunch in a restaurant ...
The day was started with a nice buffet breakfast then we made our way to the usual sunny spot that we had taken a liking to near the heated pool. This is when the alarm bells started to ring, there was a man blowing up what looked like a bouncy castle! We thought about moving but decided to wait it out, and it turned out to be a massive water inflatable for the kids to play on! Unfortunately for us, they decided to put this in the heated pool as opposed to the kids pool or ...
Friday and Saturday rolled into one as we spent both days lazing at the pool with not much movement, Saturday morning we awoke to blue skies for the first time on the trip and apart from lunch we stayed at the pool all day making the most of the lovely weather.
At night we ventured down to las americas to sample another of Mandy's old favourites, Balkonen. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and Mandy was ...
We started the day with another lovely breakfast at the hotel, as it was cloudy again we decided we'd spend the day going for a nice long walk.
We started by walking to las Americas where Mandy pointed out numerous landmarks and we went to the hotel that Andrew had stayed at some 10+ years ago.
We stopped at a cocktail bar overlooking the sea where we had one of the worst examples of one of our fav cocktails, we then carried on to ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Bahia Flamingo Puerto de Santiago
Booked the Bahia Flamingo as a last minute holiday and sounded good from the spec but definitely not a 3* hotel. Woke a very surprised German in the middle of the night when we arrived as they have given us both the same room. We were moved and given a very poky room but it did have a comfy double bed just a shame the sheets on it were for a single. The hotel does look nice from the outside as it was recently renovated and it has a nice view, but there is a constant smell of drains everywhere in the hotel and the pool was not cleaned once while we were there. The food was poor, breakfast was served cold (even the cooked full English) but they kindly put a microwave in the dining room just in case you like your food warm. We both had dodgy tummies after eating there so gave it up as a bad job and had some fantastic meals out. Good for drinks during the day but don't expect any on a night unless the minimum queue of 30mins is your idea of fun. Had a pathetic shower not enough pressure to make it drip but complained and maintenance turned up the water pressure and all was fixed, seems they think we use too much water so keep turning it down to see if you notice!! The area is good though, would definitely go back but would not stop in this hotel, Very basic would give it 1*
Having just returned from a last minute holiday at the Bahia Flamingo, I thought I should share my experiences.
Had a last minute holiday to the bahia at the end of august. We had agreat week. The rooms basic but clean. Maids every day except sunday. We were all inclusive, and there was a good choice of food for everyone. I'm a chef and not so easy to please but i found the food good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a poolside room which didn't have a seaview, but that was better for us as we didn't fancy running up and down all the stairs if we needed anything. Plus the bar was just a steps away too. The only thing wrong was there was no crisps or icecream inbetween meals and they were expensive from the bar. The entertainment was ok. The entertainment manager PEDRO was ace. Very funny and friendly, join in his games. Its all good fun. Say hi to him from maddog. Would reccomend it, but only for a week. The lifeguards around the pool are good too, they actually do their job and watch out for dangers. Enjoy your rholiday we did.
Read a review about a "shower tray"....maybe the bathrooms have been modernised as well BECAUSE me and my friend had a room in the middle of the hotel which was one of the smallest (but still an average hotel room, nothing lacking)...and that had a new looking bath and on the wall shower. Not just a shower cubicle. Our friends had end of block rooms which were HUGE in comparison, and they also had a shower and bath...as well as extra sections, almost like a mini appartment. No air conditioning, although the overhead spinning fan cooled us down a lot and room had double curtains to keep the sun out at peak times as well.
I booked a last min trip for my wife, myself my 2 year old grandaughter. I was not expecting perfection, but this was the worst hotel I had stayed in. We booked out after 3 days. There is no management in place. At breakfast on the first morning (0730 -1000) we arrived at 0940. What was left was not replaced. There was a long line for tea & coffee (most using bowls as there were no cups) at 1000 I asked the waitress (only 2 working) for a cup and was told ''1000 all finished'' everything had been removed. I complained to reception and was told that my complaint would be given to the manager. The food lacked imagination or variety. As this hotel does All inclusive the drinks are served in the smallist glasses possible (even if you are paying) on Sunday night at about 2215 I asked for a coffe and Brandy. No coffee no Brandy. When thay realised I would pay, I could have what I wanted. The pool (for children) was freezing and dirty. I had to repair the shower and the flush every day. On the Monday morning I booked myself another hotel. When I checked out at reception I enquired if there was an answer from the manager I was told 'No, but he is hardly ever here', when I said that I was going to complain I was told 'you will not be the first'
I had read bad reviews of this hotel after I had booked a last-minute holiday there and was worried about this. I tried to change the hotel as a result but was unable to.
When we arrived at the Hotetur Bahia Flamingo we found out that they were not expecting us due to Expedia not sending out the information. The hotel was also fully booked. However the hotel quickly found us another hotel (which was also of high quality) until a room was available. They also paid the taxi fares to and from the hotels.
Do not eat !!!!!
The hotel is correct... but do not eat there ! The food is ugly, and I sppeak in healthy term : ice cream box not clean, food from the day before (even chips)... Be careful !!!!