Flamingo **** AI/EP

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  1. Patricia Turffs

    Patricia Turffs Newbie Registered Member

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    Flamingo Hotel

    I am planning a trip to Cancun in May & will probably be staying at the Flamingo. I stayed there last September. During the middle of my vacation the Caribbean pool was closed for repairs. Has anyone been there since september & can you tell me if the pool is now open? Thanks
     
  2. al & flora

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    The outside pool-bar has been completely removed (but the stools are still underwater).
    The repaired beaches are quickly disappearing.
    It is easy to see the huge amount of sand the Mexican Government
    dredged and brought to the shoreline, because the water has eaten
    into the new sand and created sand-cliffs that are 4-5 feet high in some places.
    Some hotels had to dig dry-wells thru the new sand so their doorways
    would be useable.
    Flamingo was laying sandbags on the lower beach area almost every day
    to try and delay the errosion (that looks unstoppable).
    Some of the hotels north of Flamingo already have water hitting their walls.
    There is still good beach area off the Flamingo, but the 60meter beach
    that they created last Springtime is down to ~20meter.
    Still nice, but a shame to see it all being washed away.

    The construction next-door is still going strong, and the new hotel
    is a real beauty, but the "noise" was never a problem.
    Even down in the Albatross, where the work is right-in-yer-face
    the noise level is very low.... facinating to watch them.

    The only big surprise was the lack of birds; very few in the air, and none around
    the Albatross where they used to put on quite a show as they begged for food..... no Sandpipers on the beach at all..... quite an unexpected scene.

    Sad to say, some of the ol' crew have moved on but there were still many familiar faces.

    We had a great vacation.
    Weather-wise, probably one of the best trips in the past 7 years.
    It "rained" almost every day for at least 30-seconds, with 85-89 degrees the norm.
     
  3. al & flora

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    jakebo225 Newbie Registered Member

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    when were these above pictures taken, please?:)

    i'll be going there in march, just wondering if this is what it will look like... thanks!!!
     
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  6. al & flora

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    Pics were taken between Jan 15-24, 2007.
     
  7. DaytonOH

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    Just got back from a 4 night stay at the Flamingo.

    Got to the Hotel areound 3 and checked in. Room wasn't ready so we headed to the pool bar for drinks. (Lobby bar doesn't open until 4)

    First room - King size bed good view. Didn't work since it was 2 guys.
    2nd Room - 2 double beds. Beds and pillows were stiff/hard. No Fridge, small TV with a weird channel setup. Small Balcanoy overlooking Flamingo Plaza with 2 chairs and coffee table. Room was quiet, but walls were dirty, somesort of liquid stain on one wall, other than that clean. Purified Water sticker on mirror. After first night door stopped locking - complained 5 times before going to 3rd room
    3rd room - Similar to second room, except on 5th floor. SMALL balcony - no chairs could fit. room much cleaner. Overlooked plaza. VERY loud room as noise from Margaritaville/Pat O's came in.

    Pools - 2 nice pools, not very large and chairs were at a premium. The courtyard pool had a swim up bar and grilled hotdogs/hamburgers through out the day.

    Food - Decent. nothing to write home about but not bad. I was always able to find something to eat.

    Staff - Very friendly and for the most part helpful (except with the locking door)

    Beach, Nice beach, lost of sand. There is some steep drop off's but nothing show stopping. Beach Chairs. Everyone I laid out in was broken in some way.

    Overall, the hotel is showing its age, but they are trying to keep up with it. They were painting the hallways, and working on several of the rooms. We were a little disappointed with some of the room redscriptions, but overall a decent hotel for the price. I would stay here again for the price I paid.
     
  8. Tina

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    Can anyone tell me what kind of beer they serve through their A/I plan? Dos XX's, Sol, corona????


    Thank You
     
  9. al & flora

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    Usually they have all three you mention.

    Regarding A/I -
    I've never had a drink request turned down at any of their bars.
    If you see it you can drink it !

    (startin' to plan our January visit now.... :)
     
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    Im going to stay here later on this month, its my first time going i was suppose to stay at the Oasis with the rest of us tha are going but 3 of us werent able to get reservations their so we decided to stay here... hows the the service now these days, has anybody been their lately or planing to stay their for SB?????
     
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    flamingo

    I have never been to Cancun before but I will be staying at the Flamingo from the 16th-23rd, so I'll be sure to write a trip report when I get back.
     
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    ...

    Poor cancun.. Wilma really did a number on it. I dont think it's officially yet recovered!
     
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    whats this hotel like during spring break? is it busy with breakers?
     
  14. GONZO

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    Has anyone stayed here in the last 2 years??

    Can someone who has been here recently give a review, please.

    Thanks in advance! We will be there in February.
     
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    Anyone.........
     
  16. al & flora

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    Been there almost every year for the past decade.
    I think it is rated a three-star resort.
    The food at the buffet is good, but you won't see shrimp & lobster.
    We'll be there again in January.
    I heard from one of the employees that there is a nice new 200-foot beach.
     
  17. GONZO

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    Thanks for the post al&flora. We will be there late Feb.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Has anyone stayed at the Flamingo lately? On their website they have a crazy cheap rate of $110/nt all inclusive based on 2 ppl including taxes...(for early December)...I'm wondering what the catch is, that's the lowest AI price I've seen...
     
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    Flamingo

    I stayed at the Flamingo this past spring break and I was kind of hesitant as I saw a lot of bad reviews on sites, but it was great. The staff was fairly friendly, and we slipped the woman at the desk like $25 and she gave us an ocean view room, which had a balcony and great view. The all inclusive is definately a must. The drinks were good and definately make reservations for the restaurant for dinner as it is included in the all inclusive and they have different things to order. I got the filet mignion twice. I've only stayed at the flamingo so I can't compare it to any other cancun hotels, but if you are looking for a place to relax and have a good time, with cheap rates, the flamingo is the way to go. I can't imagine needing anything better than the flamingo that I would pay for.
     
  20. Greta

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    Staying here May 1-5 this year. Any info would be helpful! All Inclusive!