Our stay would have been much nicer if the Pool-side music had not been so loud. There is a time and place for club music but not all day long. We were surprised the neighbouring hotels did not complain. It meant it was not possible to have a quiet tete-a-tete on the balcony or to have the balcony door open without being drowned out by the beat of the music.
Was a lovely hotel - Reception staff were amazing. Room we had was on top floor and the view was amazing. Air con was pretty bad to be honest - even if you had on all day room was barely cold.
Food was good and the dining experience was good. Breakfast served till 10.30 which is good. The dining room has stupid rules around Dinner where men have to wear trousers and a T-shirt or Shirt. I had my shoulder exposed on my top and was asked to change. Wish I had worn a skirt and shouldeless blouse.
Be careful at pool - 2 cokes was €8.80 (thats glasses not buckets) which is a disgrace - use the shop!!
The Eugina Victoria next door is a better hotel.
This is my 4th visit to the RIU Flamingo, first time was in 1990, then 1995, 2013 and now 2015.
I stayed with my 13 yr old daughter, our last time was in 2013, and nothing has changed, its stuck in time.
It has wonderful staff, in a central location not too near the Kasbah nightlife to be noisy, but an easy 5 minute walk away, and 5 min walk also to the shopping centre Yumbo.
It has a beautiful pool and poolside drinks served from the pool bar.
The only thing that this hotel desperately needs now is the following;
1/ Room Makeovers (As they are still the same since 1990, so although adequate, over 25 years old!).
2/ USB Charging points in each room for iPads, iPhones and other mobiles.
3/ Free WiFi for all guests - high speed too!!! - the current pay and go isn't modern or fast enough and you have to log in every day even if you buy a weekly €20 voucher.
4/ Comfortable beds - they are okay, but need upgrading just like the room.
5/ Flat Screen TV with free movies. - the current TV is huge and from the 90's.
6/ Get rid of the in-house bands that are boring and stick with the brilliant variation of entertainment that only happens every other few nights.
Traveller from London. Kent
LOCATION: The Aparthotel Flamingo is located at the well-known Playa del Ingles. The centre is only 500 metres away. …More
From our very first arrival at your hotel, myself, husband and son truly had a wonderful experience. We could not fault a thing. Made to feel so welcome by your friendly staff, rooms spotlessly clean and the tastiest food to cater for every palate. The beach, was well within walking distance with plenty to see and do. Definitely our 2015 Gran Canaria holiday staying at Hotel Riu Palmeras will always be remembered! A tear in my eye was when I left to go home.
My partner and I stayed at the hotel for three nights, we both wish it been for longer.
The junior suite had a great view of the sea, and sunrise. The sea was close by if you wished to go, we chose to stay by the hotel pool and bar and relax for the majority of our stay.
Traveller from london
Bohemia Suites & Spa is a member of Design Hotels.Posh, modern, stylish, luxurious, relaxed. A hotel to love. A place where …More
I found the apartments to be right where I wanted, 1 minute walk to the Kasbah Centre, 12 minute walk to the Yumbo Centre, both centres offering all kinds of entertainment and shopping. The apartment is also a 3 minute walk to the glorious Playa del Ingles beach and all it offers. The accommodation is basic, but very very clean, the room was serviced daily and the housekeeping staff carry out their daily tasks with a smile and with ease, the lady even washed my breakfast dishes as soon as I had finished eating, with a lovely smile and pleasant chat. The reception staff were very pleasant, always smiling and willing to assist, even non-residents were greeted with a smile and helped on their way with clear printed instructions on how to find locations when lost, no matter what time of day or night.
On the whole, a nice hotel. Very clean, and a great location a stone's throw from the Playa del Ingles and local bus links, and with convenient stores and restaurants nearby. The rooftop terrace was a nice bonus, and the breakfast buffet good, though I would have preferred fresh juice, and the machine-dispensed coffee was a little disappointing. The bathroom was a decent size, but the shower curtain woefully inadequate, leading to a drenched bathroom floor. They need to install a proper shower screen in the bathrooms. The balcony was great, with a convenient clothes horse, and nice views. The big let down was the bed, which was not very comfortable and left me with a sore back each morning. I would say replacement of the mattresses with something firmer should be the top priority for this hotel. However, I would recommend the hotel to friends and family as it ticked the majority of boxes for me.
Pocket Guide: Gran Canaria Playa del Ingles Hotels
Playa del Inglés (literally “Beach of the English”) is Gran Canaria’s busiest tourist resort. Despite the name, its superb long golden sands are popular with many north European nationalities. There is no single focus to this man-made resort; instead it clusters around 11 shopping centres. The island and Playa del Inglés in particular, is a magnet for gay holidaymakers; its heady nightlife ranges from drag cabaret to sleek upmarket clubs.
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