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Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa

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Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This hotel was fabulous! We had reserved an ocean view room with a king size bed. When we checked in, even though the hotel was nearly empty, they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite with all inclusive privileges! It was our 25th wedding anniversary, and we used a local travel agent named Jamie from Greenstone Travel, and I think that...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you so much for choosing the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa for celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary. We celebrated our own 25th anniversary there two years ago and it was unforgettable! We love a chance to "spoil our guests rotten," thank you for the wonderful opportunity and glad we didn't disappoint. Aren't the sunsets just...

Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

Juan Carlos dud a phenomenal job organizing or wedding here. It's not too crowded and the beaches are beautiful. The salon and spa are also fantastic. The staff is professional and do everything to make your stay comfortable.

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are so glad your wedding was all you had hoped it would be. Our very hard-working staff members do try to go all out for all of our guests, but we do have a special soft spot for our brides and grooms! Thank you so much for the privilege of letting...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2013

your first impression is wow... really nice lobby feel overlooking a beautiful pool. Room - fair- old towels-water pressure almost non existent and if you take your coffee cups to the pool or for a walk they do not replace them. Location is great as their are no other hotels in Flamingo on the beach. Buffet for meals(they do have...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are so sad and sorry that your vacation was marred by the fact that we had some student groups on property at the same time, which caused you to feel that the resort was too crowded. As we are located on a very secluded and beautiful beach that seldom gets crowded, and many of our clients use us their...

Saulsville
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Upon arriving I was met quickly at the front desk and asked could I change my reservation to a room with two beds instead of one. The lady looked at the computer a few minutes and went in back of the desk are into another room and about 5 minutes later appeared and said no doubles available so I said...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I checked with the manager regarding your comments and there was definitely a misunderstanding with regard to your wants and needs at check-in for the type of room and bed configuration you preferred. Perhaps also due to this confusion, the proper explanation was not provided to you at check-in regarding the procedures for keeping track of the pool towels. Unfortunately...

Woburn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Stayed for 6 nights in March 2013. We spent a lot of time researching hotels and decided on Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa. This hotel was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they all really seemed to like their job. The pool was clean, the resort was clean. We got the breakfast plan. This was nothing special, but...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review of your stay at the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa. We are glad that your research paid off in a wonderful couples vacation, complete with a romantic sunset dinner on the beach. Pura Vida!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Great hotel, within steps of the beach. Beautiful pool, food is pretty good-nothing spectacular. Swim up bar, game room, movie room, spa-all on site. They offer daily activities and you can sign up and pay ($$$) for ATV/jet ski tours. My only complaint-our room smells like a mix of mold and smoke. When I spoke to the front desk abt...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit to Flamingo Beach. We deeply apologize that your room did not smell fresh, and for the attitude of the staff member who told you just to turn on the A/C. That is not acceptable and not the way our personnel has been trained to react to a guest complaint. In...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful and our family had a very nice 7 night stay there. Just a few ideas- we only got the breakfast and that gave us the option to buy lunch and dinner elsewhere. Other guests said they felt trapped having pre paid for all the meals at the hotel. The photo takers and gift shop and beach...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of your recent stay at the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, we are glad that you enjoyed a wonderful family vacation at our resort. Thank you so much for the feedback, it is always valuable to us. We would like to point out that we are very different from a typical all-inclusive beach resort...

Reviewed 7 July 2013

The staff at Flamingo Resort were excellent, always trying to please, but in a very real, friendly way. From the Pina Colada greeting Carlos gave us while we were checking in, to the great pool and beach staff we encountered each day. A special thank you to Alexandra from Arenal restaurant who welcomed us each morning for breakfast and was...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We truly appreciate the lovely review you wrote of your recent stay at the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa. It absolutely is our wonderful staff who makes all the difference in the guest experience, and it was so kind and gracious of you to remember so many by name. We are a family-owned hotel and think of our hotel associates...

Burlington
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Stayed here last year and would go back. Chef Carlos hung out with us and talked a few times. Enjoyed our conversation. The whole vibe was nice. Being a gringo at Playa Fla'gringo I felt very accepted. Get out there, find some cool beaches and small local places for cassado. Some of the best mix plates ever! Some good food...

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to see a review from your stay almost a year ago, because it means that we live on in your memories! Thank you very much for thinking of us after so many months, and remembering our Costa Rican "noche tipico" with the special foods and dances performed by our own employees. They put a lot...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Hotel was on the beach. There is a grocery store within walking distance.There is also a nice little ice cream palor within walking distance. The restaurant at the hotel was not very good. I would definetly do the Breakfast plan -- but not the all inclusive.

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Flamingo B, Owner at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We're very happy that your overall impression of our resort was very positive. We do apologize that you had a less than stellar experience with our restaurant. Chef Frank and his team have worked very hard this year on increasing the flavor and variety in our menu, emphasizing locally-sourced seafood, meat, poultry and dairy and fresh produce from our own...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only resort located on one of Costa Rica's most famous blue-flag, ecologically protected beaches, this resort location is the perfect beachfront base from which to explore all of Costa Rica’s natural beauty and adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Playa Flamingo 2050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Flamingo
Price Range: $168 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Flamingo Beach Resort And Spa
Flamingo Beach Hotel Playa Flamingo
Flamingo Beach Resort Costa Rica
Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo
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“Pool room view close to the lobby was very convenient”
 of 5 bubbles Vincent_Ohio, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor!!”
 of 5 bubbles HollyLovesCostaRica, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid first (lowest) floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Spruce912, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A firm 'No Thanks' to the Pirates at the entrance to the beach should limit further hassle to book their trips!”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No elevators except at the lobby.nice view of the pool, gardens and even a bit of the ocean.”
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