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... at once and I felt totally relaxed and possibly just begining to wonder what was over the next hill.
We are now back at our recently acquired home in Eastbourne, close to our latest grandson and family. The Canaries trip proved a good test for further trips but I'm told the need for realism in planning a more appealing and adventurist journey is needed; such realism restricts my instincts.As you all know dreams can come true and occasionally do.
... I hope I get to go back someday.
So as to what I did, I am probably not going to say much on this because a picture is worth a thousand words. But I will tell you about he boat trip I took on a Catamaran to whale and dolphin watch was so beautiful it was practically spiritual. Apparently, this type of boat is very popular with the dolphins so they come right up to the boat to play in the wake made by the pontoons. I swear, they ...
... out beside our bed...I could actually see his individual eyeballs. It was gross. I thought about putting a glass over him and leaving him for the maid to deal with but decided to try and remedy the situation myself while Mike helpfully asked if I'd like him to help me from somewhere in the vicinity of the hallway. I declined and whacked Señor Cucamunga with a flip flop. In retrospect a boot would have been a better idea because I then had to step on the flip flop to finish ...
... castles dating back to the 1400's and new buildings with beautiful facades, it didn't feel like an island at all. This is the playground for Europeans to enjoy beach weather for summer holiday. With temps in the 60's, most people had on winter coats and hats! The wind was sharp coming off the water and the top deck of the bus nippy but it was the best place for pictures.
You'll see the bus rails or people in most of the ...
... track of all the nautical miles we’ve done and we needed 2,634 to make our grand total reach an impressive 100,000. How many had we done? Unbelievably, we’d sailed a total of 2,624. I could not believe it… we were only 10 miles short. 10 miles!! So we’ve done a total of 99,990 nautical miles and will have to wait until our next cruise to reach our milestone. :-(
We had a decent breakfast in the Palms ...
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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 !!!!