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Historical Traveler Reviews Roc Hotel Flamingo Torremolinos
Nice, simple hotel
Good location. Very simple hotel-no hair dryer, all tv chanels are in spanish, reception personal was not very usefull answering guestions about area or tours. Anyway-i did enjoy staying there-i guess-you get what you pay for (good price).
moved here as the hotel we booked was full! was given full board which was a bonus! the food was great and plenty of it! wine and sangria was plentiful and we took full advantage. romms were clean and comfy with a big balcony. the lifts were fun and took you to every floor apart from the one you wanted to go to! Hotel was well placed for the bars only 5 mins walk. lots of room to sun bathe but the loungers were very uncomfortable. pool was clean and not too cold!
We stayed here in May 2006 and found the hotel OK. Location for the shops was good but the beach is about 15 mins away. The snacks for the AI guests were a plate of crisps or a ham or cheese sandwich. Rooms were clean, food was OK and lots of sun beds. Entertainment was poor as they catered more for the Spanish guests who out numbered everyone else.
We called in to the Gregor Mar hotel one night to play bingo what a RIP OFF. 1 Euro per book but the winners only got a PRIZE which was a Tee shirt and a piece of tat. The Hotel must be making a fortune collecting hundreds of Euros and paying out 10 - 20 euros.
We may go back to the Flamingo again.
Speak as you find. Brian & Marie (Liverpool)
Just come back after 2 weeks at the Flamingo. We went with some feelings of trepidation after reading some of the reviews on this hotel. However, we had stayed at the Lago Rojo, one of its sister hotels, and had enjoyed it. We were pleased with the location, smack in the centre of the town and convenient for buses, trains and taxis, none of which were more than 200 yards from the hotel. This was a must as my wife has walking difficulties.
Tthe Hotel was clean and the maid on our floor (the 8th )was excellent and very friendly.
The Reception was well manned by friendly and courteous staff.
The Restaurant, where the food was well prepared and presented, was clean and well staffed. As many of the guests are Spanish, it tended to cater for their tastes and less for other nationalities. This really wasn't a problem for us but if you are a bit fussy about food you might not be so pleased. Also drinks are available with meals but for some reason no wine menu was available so this was not an obvious service and had to be requested.
The rooms are adequate but a bit on the small size, and the balconies in most rooms are o.k. as long as two of you do not want to sit on them at the same time. ( If you can get one of the corner rooms they have balconies you can hold a party on, but they are usually reserved for family groups).
All in all, a good hotel, especially if you try a little Spanish, it makes a BIG difference to the staff and their perception of you, they are not hostile, they are Spaniards in Spain and proud of it.
Those people who have had bad experiences at this hotel may have just been unlucky but we would certainly recommend it and would stay here again with no hesitation.
Brian & Marie, Liverpool.
Lors de mon sejour dans cet hotel plusieurs personnes
malades . Moi même ayant eu une intoxication alimentaire sérieuse avec perte de connaissance .
Cela était dû au problème électrique des chauffe - plats qui disjonctaient plusieurs fois par jours , nous offrant des plats tièdes voir froids.
Ce problème n'a nullement inquiété le directeur .
Résultat 10 jours plus tard j'ai toujours les intestins détraqués. Je ne remettrais plus les pieds dans cet hôtel.
Value for money
reviewer mick lancing, w.sussex.
went for a short break 3 nts, good accm beds a bit firm, food good and plenty of it hot&cold choices. entertainment ok lots of spanish people who seem to drink very little, but take up all the room in the bar at night. lifts ok but no good if going when extra busy.
would give this 3* hotel an 8/10.
would go again, not much for kids this time of year.
Good standard for 3 Star Accommodation
Living just 20 minutes away from the eastern Costa del Sol, but in the heart of the countryside, we often like to get away to the coast for a couple of nights; Torremolinos, being just an hours drive, is somewhere we have visited several times previously.
We have just returned from our second stay at the Hotel Flamingo in Torremolinos - our first stay being at the August Bank Holiday weekend earlier this year - and again we have had an excellent stay.
On each occasion we have found the staff very pleasant and willing to go out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Our first room was very nice and this time we were upgraded to a suite that was freshly painted and very comfortable - having a double sofa.bed in the living room it was obviously meant for 4 people although we were only two.
Each time we found the food to be much better than in other 3 Star hotels we have stayed in - fair choice and hot! We booked the All Inclusive option but found this rather overfacing - there are plenty of excellent restaurants around the Torremolinos area that it would be nice to visit for evening meal on future visits.
We have to agree with the previous reviewers comment about waiting for lifts though - our only complaint. We were on the 8th floor and waited up to 15 minutes for a lift at meal times. Also like the previous reviewer, our stay coincided with that of many Spanish pensioners but these were such a grand crowd that their company helped make our break even better.
We will certainly return to the Flamingo in the future, but probably on just a Bed + Breakfast or Half Board basis as we really found 3 meals a day/All Inclusive too much.
If you are looking for a well located, good standard 3 Star hotel the Flamingo canñt be beaten.
The hotel is bautifully clean and the staff mostly friendly but the three small lifts are woefully inadequate. There was a large contingency of Spanish pensioners staying at the time we were there and they tended to do the Spanish thing. They would not wait for anyone to get out before they sharpened their elbows and barged in. We were on the 7th Floor and especially at mealtimes we sometimes had to wait up to 15 minutes for a lift to the restaurant floor.
Many comments were made by British people that the entertainment was totally geared to the Spanish residents. None of it was in English and the music was all Spanish. OK. I can hear you shouting that 'you were in SPAIN. what do you expect?' but if they want to encourage people to return to what was a basic but good value hotel, they should really cater for all people.
I have stayed in this hotel twice in the past and have booked yet again for a six night stay in mid-March. This is a typical mass tourist/package tour hotel. The rooms are good, clean and comfortable. The breakfast is buffet style and you can eat as much as you like. It is in the town centre, three minutes walk from the railway station. Can be booked on the internet through various booking agent web sites. Look at all the sites, as they can vary considerably in price for the same accommodation. It can be booked on a room only, b and b, half board or full board basis. Overall it is very good value, but don't expect the Ritz.