Roc Hotel Flamingo
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... de agradethemiento).
Imogen and I had also purchased a football (soccer) guernsey for the Barcelona team which we noted along the trip that he wanted. To source the correct size we had told him in Barcelona that I would be buying one for my brother who was a similar size to him ;).
All packed up i was feeling a mix of excitement and nostalgia, it would be strange to travel on without Ruben and Mette who I had been with for 3.5 weeks.
... All the others quickly bundled their stuff into their sheets and disappear so quickly. Obviously the cops are on their way, they must have a way of communicating down the line to know when to pack up and when its safe to come back. Some poor girl about 5yrs old was getting her hair braided, she gets rushed off behind a bar, the woman who is doing it has her kids there too, the little boy of about 2 or 3 picks up the stool and rushes away too. Pretty cute but crazy having your ...
... are just as much of a farce as the days. We'd normally start pres at our apartment around 10pm, then head out after midnight. Cos we were told they party hard in Malaga. The locals just don't know how to feria. Most of them pike by 2am. Those who stay out just stand around the clubs, not buying drinks. When you do try and talk to people, none of them can speak English. Even if ...
... be said for my husband who, for reasons only understood by himself, ploughs straight through the mud with not a care in the world. It goes over the tops of his trainers and splashes high up his legs. To say he looks a sight is an understatement. Fellow climbers stare at his nonchalance in shocked silence, their faces though, betray their horror as they turn to each other, and me. Frankly, I am embarrassed. Why mine? I question him, and he reacts with irritation saying that ...
... our hotel with a single proclamation of "Good holiday!" and drove off. I am already loving the locals.
Our hotel is pretty awesome. From our balcony we, and everyone else, have a fantastic view over the hotel pool and the beach beyond.
We spent the afternoon walking along the beach-side promenade. We stopped for a snack and a beach bar where we enjoyed capirinhas and a ham sandwich and a lovely view. Then we looked for a place to watch football and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.