Flamingo Cancun Resort
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... low activity day' opportunities which have allowed us to relax..
One of the best investments I made was the pair of binoculars.. It has brought out the voyeur.. She spent ages out on the balcony 'observing'...
Stopped her thinking of walking...
I really think that the regimen that CJ devised for us in the months leading up to the trip have paid off on spades..
She put us on a flatpack ...
... peckish from the 2.5 hour ride so we head to McDonalds for a snack for me - cheeseburger and mocha. Mocha was super sweet so I only had a quarter. Hinesh being the healthier one opted for the banana we packed. We manage to find a cab that knows where our new home is and the cabbie was a nice guy who spoke un poco English which was ok cause we spoke very un poco espaņol.
From our Airbnb experience so far this has been the first one that's not been the greatest. Our booking ...
... my stop, but it was 2 stops away. I'm happy to walk. I make my way to the pool and hang out there for a bit before retiring to my room to watch the League game from the night before. I had every intention of heading out but, on drinking a few beers at the lobby bar, I just didn't bother moving. There was a mix of people there, Aussies, Canadians, Mexicans and such. It wasn't too bad. I retire to bed just after ...
... moon rose large, pink and orange out of the sea and I was reminded of Tom Waits' song "Grapefruit Moon". After watching it rise further into normality in the sky we headed back to the hostel, excited about the prospect of our road trip the next day.
Back at the hostel bar we were relaxing and playing some cards when we were approached by a young Australian called Harley, who had heard about ...
... serving and now celebrates his day with some beer cans, while driving. He makes sure that we know how relaxed rules here in Mexico are and that you can have a drink while driving. How comforting?
Back safe in our hostel I start to finally catch up on the last season of Dexter. Let’s just say we have good Internet connection on our room and we take full advantage of that concerning new movies that came out. The very next day Marcus and I continue our beach tour and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Flamingo Cancun Resort
We stayed at the Flamingo coming in and leaving Cancun as we wanted to do some traveling in the Yucatan. At airport we were told we were "bumped" and would be at another hotel. When we waited at other hotel (being bombarded by margaritas) we were told we would be staying at the Flamingo after all and someone would be by for us. But that someone didn't see us and we were told to get a cab to the Flamingo. OUr room was OK but they upgraded us to a suite for the last 2 nights and that, although it had seen better days, was pretty nice. Please lose the idiot at the pool - have a nice band or some soothing music - there are plenty of silly places to go and listen to people shout all night, you definitely don't need that during the day. Everyone was OK but I speak Spanish. I really think visitors should try to speak some Spanish, it enhances the trip, it's polite and you get much better service if you try!!
Flamingo cancun hotel
Just returned from MX. The stay was excellent except for 2 things, tipping people and the flamingo cancun hotel. The hotel was similar to a bug infested super 8. To begin the story, on arrival, we did not get an oceanfront room as guaranteed through the travel agent. FYI, the hotel fills ocenafront for current guests with less desireable rooms. Once you get there, it is first come first serve, nothing is guaranteed. The rooms were small, musty, and dirty. We had ants and roaches in our room. It was pointless to bring this to the attention of management, the problem was never resolved. It was always an inconvenience to ask for somehting and it appeared as if it bothered them if you did request something. Onto the food, terrible! If I were health conscience, I would eat at a McDonalds before I would eat at the Flamingo. The food was the same each day, never a change. The hamburger was not from cow, rather an unknown animal. The entertainment was also about as good as the hamburger. There was a host,named franco...beware of franco! Hide your credit cards, money...what ever is of value! He is certainly a thief and most definitely annoying. Each day he was poolside with the same games and verbal mexican rubbish. He tried to teach spanish and had pool games, including prizes ( it all sounded rehearsed ). By about the 3rd day, it got old. There were several couples who were giving franco a piece of their mind after a bar excursion he took them on for $25 usd. Once he got the people to COCO BONGO ( stay away!!!), he was seen pocketing the money and leaving. One girl was none too happy, she cursed him left and right and demanded her money back. all the couples got in to the club, but were left to pay for theit own drinks ( $25 was supposed to cover drinks too). Luckily for me, I have been to MX before and had the same thing happen, I saw this one coming from a mile away. I believe COCO BONGO recruits these slick individuals to drag people to the club and lets them keep whatever they charge people there. Once inside, they charge you an arm and a leg for drinks. Terrible,I say, just terrible. Next, there were the mexican people. I have one word, RUDE. Everything you asked for , they wanted a tip and had no problem in letting you know they wanted one. They would always get things for you in a mexican minute( translates to when ever ). Food service at restaurants, took forever! And all at double the cost as in the U.S. Needless to say, I did not give many tips. It got so bad, My friend an I started demanding free corona and lime for each time we were asked to come into a store to look at t-shirts and junk. Can you beleive they actually gave us free corona? Well, they did. What the heck. Everything else was good, though, outside of the hotel! So, if I have not made my point clear, don't stay at flamingo cancun hotel. Enjoy your stay in cancun and choose the marriott, ritz carlton or sheraton. These are bigger name hotels and are sure to give you what you pay for.
Just got back from the Flamingo resort July 21
Just returned from the Flamingo. I am 38 years old and have been to a few all inclusive resorts before. My boyfriend and I were a little disappointed. The food was terrible and there was very little choices at the buffet as compared to other resorts we have stayed at. The food was also cold most of the time. The activities at the inside pool were monotonous... and pretty lame. Only one activity person and no nightly entertainment. They offered a trip outside the resort nightly which took you to other pubs but there was a cost.. promised that you would get a free t shirt and open bar only to find that wasn't true. The facility itself was very clean and well taken care of. Beautiful beach...I would definitely suggest upgrading to a ocean view room(we had a view of the shopping plaza...our own fault!)
Good luck to all...hope this helps!
Ok place, but would not stay there again
Just got back from Cancun June 23rd. Stayed at the Flamingo all inclusive. The food was ok, the atmosphere was great, the rooms were clean but VERY damp and musty. The bedspreads smelled soured due to the dampness. Our clothes felt like they were wet when we put them on because the rooms were so damp. Our a/c went out in the middle of the night. We later found out that happened quiet often. THey finally gave us another room after about 6 hrs of trying to fix our a/c. THe overall trip was good because we made it that way, but I would NEVER stay at this place again and would not ever recommend it to anyone.
Good for Price
Just returned May 3rd from 7 day all-inclusive plan at the Flamingo. For the price it was great. Food was just ok (esp at main buffet) although breakfast was good. We ate most meals at the Albatross with a reservation instead. Good place to relax esp by unused ocean view pool. For more interaction there was the main pool. Had some watersports activities (surfboards, kayaks and sunfish) although these were not well used. Not a big place for nightly entertainment as the staff brings you out a night for an extra price to the area clubs. Resort was very clean and rooms were clean too. Water and beach at this hotel were beatiful and not crowded.
Nice for the price
Just got back from Cancun 3/23/02. Flamingo room was clean. The Hotel staff was very helpful. We were on the all-inclusive plan. Buffet was small and had a very limited selection. The restaurant by the beach was excellent.
We recently returned from an all inclusive 7 daystay at the Flamingo. This is our second visit to Cancun and the first to the Flamingo. We are now making plans for a return vacation. The hotel is smaller than we stayed at before but this allows the staff to give each guest more attention. The food and drinks were excellent with a large variety. Our room was very clean with a maid that actually wet mopped the floor daily! I would highly recommend this hotel and we will return soon
Well worth the price.
We stayed at the Flamingo on an all-inclusive plan. The hotel and rooms were clean and the staff was great. The food was also excellent. The only problem we had was with the activity staff at the main pool in the central court. They got a little rowdy with a water balloon fight that had a few guest complaining and going to the other pool. We have been to Cancun numerous time and for the price, I would highly recomend this hotel.
Flamingo Hotel Cancun Review
I stayed at the Flamingo hotel last year along with 5 other friends. We all hated it. As a matter of fact, almost everyone we spoke to that was staying there claimed that they hated it, too. The service was absolutely pathetic. Sometimes, it took up to 45 minutes just to get an order taken in their restaurant area. The food was completely grotesque as well. The hotel itself was not even busy at the time we were there. At one point during the trip, we decided that we wanted to go snorkelling, so we made reservations through the front desk for approximately $40. Once we got to the snorkelling place, we realized that had we just made the reservations directly through them, it would have only cost $20. The holtel basically charged each one of us $20 just for making reservations and they did not even give us a ride or tell us how to get there. Also, we had three people in a room but they refused to give us any more than 2 towels per day. I simply can not describe how remarkably worthless this hotel is. There is not enough room in this little space. This year, we are staying at the Oasis Playa. I am hoping that once we are there, we will be pleasantly surprised to find that the Flamingo and all of its staff were bull dozed over.
Not treated well
i traveled to Cancun and stayed at the Flamingo in January 2002 with my daughter and granddaughter. The service given to the EP guests which we were was terrible. I can only hope the all-inclusive guests were treated much better. We waited three days and several complaints to get the phone working in our room. The faucet leaked and never did get fixed. The front desk clerks were very rude. when I asked for the key for the mini refrigerator in our room I was told I would be charged for anything that was taken out of it. I told them i just wanted to put some juice boxes in it for my granddaughter and the clerk told me if I even moved anything in the fidge I would be charged for it. I have stayed in several hotels in the carribean area and I would rate this hotel a 2, not the 4 it was rated. I will never consider staying there again.