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TravelPod Member ReviewsFlamingo Hotel Cozumel
Wonderful, helpful staff. An Amazing free breakfast and great location. If you want to visit Cozumel and stay away from cruise ship mania then this is the place for you!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Flamingo Hotel Cozumel
Thanks for a nice time
we had a great time at hotel flamingo. the owner, tom, was very helpfull with organizing my dive trips. check out the roof terrace, it is lovely to sit there with a corona and enjoy the sunset. maybe if you are lucky you get a ride in tom's lovely old vw beetle convertible.
Quaint to the Max
Something about this place makes you immediately feel laid back and ready to have a great time in Cozumel. The friendly staff seem to stay out of sight until you need something and then they accommodate your request almost 'before' you ask. This was our first trip devoted to Scuba Diving so, we really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere. The delicious food and drink was enjoyed by both tourists and the locals who frequent the hotel. The owner, Tom, discussed his plans to refurbish the hotel. My advice was to never lose the quaint charm this hotel offers. We're already talking about returning to our new friends at the Flamingo.
I recently stayed at the flamingo and amazed at the changes since I was there 5 years ago. I guess the owner has been making some more improvements and in addition to the great bar, there is now a full restaurant. The food was excellent with the mango shrimp being my favorite. The service was top notch and the staff was very friendly. They also had internet service available and laundry service which was nice. It is downtown on a quiet street near the waterfront. I understand from the management that they are in the process of upgrading the rooms more to a 3 or 4 star rating and that a pool will be going in later in the year. I was very happy overall with the stay.
Hotel Flamingo - Best spot in town!
Chose the Hotel Flamingo for a dive vacation for April vacation with my 15yr. old son based on price and reviews from this site.
What a great choice, the Hotel is convenient, quiet, affordable place to sleep while your diving from 7:30 - 4:30 everyday.
Restaurant is great, bartender is the best, and the owner and staff will bend over backwards to help you make the right decisions during your stay.
The Penthouse sweet is a great get a way!!!
A very quiet place near the plazza (5min with foot).
Far from the tourist agitation of downtown area. personal are sympatic and give good councils. Very nice bar where you can meet globe-trotters or divers. Tom, the owner is a diver and he advised me to dive with Sergio. It was a very good choice. I also advise it to you (very secure, ecologist and lover of his island and sea) Rooms are comfortable. Very good quality-price ratio.
Will stay here every time!!!!
Great price, clean rooms, best service in cozumel. Kelly Mattheis the hotel manager was one of the nicest and most helpful people we met on vacation. We spent two weeks in cozumel one at Allegro Cozumel by Occidental and it was one of the worst places I've ever stayed and the second week at the flamingo and will go back every time.
This hotel is comfortable. It is small and it is very friendly. New matresses, great restaurant with a good ribeye steak and a shrimp dinner that is very delicious. The top is available for watching great sunsets or day time sun bathing. I really like the general friendly environment. I think it starts with the owner, Tom, from the USA. The lobby is an oasis in Cozumel. Great coffee, food, music, bar and nice people. This is my home away from home. I'll be back soon.
The Flamingo was a nice surprise...a quiet respite from the bustle of downtown cozumel. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful with answering any questions I had. The food in the new restaurant is great and reasonable. They serve a great dinner with seafood and there is live cuban music on the weekends. I loved the location, very near everything, but in a quiet spot. Over all, I was very impressed and I understand that they are doing more improvements to the property this summer to make it even better.
A Favorite of Mine
I stayed at the Hotel Flamingo from October 17- 30, 2003 and enjoyed it very much. The things I liked about the hotel were:
Location - It is just 3 blocks off the main square making all the restaurants, shops, banks and stores within easy walking distance.
On the subject of restaturants my favorite upscale place would be the French Quarters because I really like Cajun food. But I can honestly say I didn't have a bad meal anywhere on the island. On the less exspensive side Los Morritos III is directly across from the Hotel and will deliver right to your room at the Flamingo however I gotta say I loved Los Serras. Los Serras is an authentic taco place where you buy an Al Pastor taco for 0.60 cents or Bistec for $1.00. But the island is full of great little restaurants. I ate at a little green paited restsaurant two blocks north of the plaza on Calle Salas that was cheap and great. Another can't miss is Zermatt's Bakery around the corner from the Flamingo.
accomadations - the beds were very comfortable and the showers were hot though with low water pressure but passable. The rooms were neat and well cleaned with cable tv.
Bar - the lobby has a bar that also serves great waffles in the morning. The is a computer to check your email. Its a really great place to meet after diving or just to toss back a few for a buck a beer at happy hour. Although there is also a nice roof top palapa that I enjoyed the bar was a great place to meet your fellow travellers and hosts.
Diving - although the hotel is not on the water the hotel will call a taxi for you to travel down to the marina of your choice which I didn't mind doing.
Ambiance - When i travel somewhere I want to experince at least some of the culture which is impossible to do in the Cancun Hotel Zone, but Cozumel is different. The people at the Hotel Flamingo were so friendly that they made the trip worthwhile all by themselves. Tom Kelly, Laura, Julian, Helene, and Victor made me feel at home and were most accomadating hosts I've ever experienced. I consider them all friends and am counting the days until my return.
Price - Easily the best bargain ever.
Our first trip to Cozumel was wonderful! When I wrote to several hotels asking about prices Tom (the owner) e-mailed me back within an hour. He was the olny one to reply! He offered advise on what to see and do while we were down there visiting. The hotel is cozy and beautiful! The rooftop offers an amazing view of the ocean. At sunrise and sunset you can get the 'postcard picture' everyone wants! The staff very friendly and always smiling. Breakfast (waffles) was wonderful, margaritas (by Julian) were YUMMY! Laura, Desire, Carmen, Jose, Julian, and Tom made our first trip to Mexico unforgettable! When we go back we will not stay anywhere but here!
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