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Flamingo Marina Resort

Santa Cruz, Playa Flamingo 321-1002 Costa Rica
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#4 of 6 hotels in Playa Flamingo
Flamingo Marina Resort is located in Flamingo Beach Guanacaste, one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Swimup bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mary H wrote a review Mar 2021
40 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a resort mostly for locals - reception speak limited english and there is no concierge. WIFI is also limited mostly to the reception area. BEWARE - there are 2 sections to this "resort"/abnb - the reception side has cleaner, more modern rooms. The other, I refer to as road side motel, is old and things have not been updated for quite sometime - they put me there 1st. Luckily, I met someone on my way there who already warned me that one side is not so nice. The guy at reception was pretty accommodating. When I asked for a different room on the other side, he just agreed. People here in Costa Rica are super friendly. It is just our awareness of how things work.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Navigate38966 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed at this "resort" for 2 months. This is not a resort! I would classify this place as a motel with 2 pools, There are no resort activities. The rooms are all in need of updating and repair. No one does inventory between guests, so many items are missing or ancient. Refrigerators leak and air conditioners leak. Expect huge puddles in your room for days. The amenities listed that are supposed to come with the unit are not correct. We had no beach blanket, umbrella, hangers, salt and pepper or oil, and they provided a half roll of toilet paper on the first day and a tiny bar of soap. Those are never replenished. Before arriving, we were told that there was consistent wifi in the lobby area. I was working there, so needed reliable internet access. The internet was unreliable work was nearly impossible. We had an issue with a leaking air conditioner for six days. The bed is directly under the unit, so was soaked through. The manager's solution was to put a garbage can under the dripping air conditioner. The manager was extremely unprofessional in his interactions with us, never offering to move us to a different room until we told him we wanted a new air conditioner after six days of being inconvenienced. There is no information in the room or in the lobby about how to contact management while staying at the resort. There is no list of emergency phone numbers or what to do in case of emergency.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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marcel wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions
We stayed one night, the bed smelled bad sheets that were never changed. the shower disgusting. The bathroom was so filthy dirty. No one was in the reception except this guy who was barefoot.I will never go back there
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Don't waiste your money
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Tomothenorth wrote a review Feb 2020
Ontario30 contributions10 helpful votes
I can only say what I percieve to be true about this place. This is a rinkydink operation that should not be allowed to call itself a resort. There is a tiny lobby with nobody on the reception desk and a generally rundown look everywhere. The pool is tiny and the bar around the pool has been closed for years. There is no gift shop, no restaurant, and wifi olny in the lobby. The walk up to the property from the main road is almost a 45 degree slope and would challange all but the fittest person. Some of the photos used to advertise this property are not the Flamingo Marina Resort. They are photos of the privately owned condominiums at the beach level below this resort. They also advertise access to a private beach which is also used by the condominium clients and, the locals have every right to use that beach too and they do. So, not so private. Most of that beach is dangerously rocky and often very rough anyway. Oddly, the flamingo Marina Resort has no Marina. There is a marina being built down the road but it has nothing to do with this resort. The noise and dust from that marina construction was horrible. Trucks were dumping rocks all day every day. The construction is supposed to take years. Some of the reviews that I have read about Flamingo Marina Resort are actually written about the private comdominiums, which are very nice but they are a completely different business. Read carefully! Really folks, there is nothing resort-like about this place. It is in decline. Don't be tempted by their lower prices, there is a good reson why they are lowering prices. It is way over priced for what you get.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Linn wrote a review Jan 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden28 contributions2 helpful votes
Dont book a room here! The room we were given was not the room we booked. This was easily seen since this room was very torn down and there was a CONSTRUCTORAL difference, it did not have the VALTED ROOF, nor the GLAS DOOR in the living room. More over: - It lacked the aircon in the living room - It lacked plants and paintings - It lacked the armchairs - It lacked the sofa table - Furnitures were very old and torn But worse was that the appartment was very very dirty. Even though the receptionist claimed they had just been there cleaning when we checked in, there was a trail of ants in the kitchen by the sink clibing around on the kitchen bench. The outside of the once white cupboards were brownish of dirt. It was dust on the shelfs and the duvet in the bed had large brown stains. It was also a hole in the closet and a hole in the roof outside the door. I would say that this place was a dump... Also, the pool bar, restaurant and dance floor had been permanently closed. Seemed like a dirty ghost hotel from the 70’s. Since we are travelling with a 9 months baby and need to cook we showed the receptionist the ants etc and asked if she ad another room available (the one we booked that obviously was given to someone else). Unfortunatelly she had nothing to offer us so we had to check out and leave since it was already late.... and we still had to pay 200$ for a place we couldnt stay at! Horrible Hotel that shouldnt continue to scam people!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
US$62 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flamingo Marina Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Flamingo Marina Resort?
Nearby attractions include HOOK'd Costa Rica (0.4 km), Monday Moonlight Market (0.2 km), and Marina Flamingo (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flamingo Marina Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Flamingo Marina Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Flamingo Marina Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Flamingo Marina Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flamingo Marina Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angelina's Restaurant & Bar, Amigos Tacos y Beer, and Scooter's Chillin' and Grillin'.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flamingo Marina Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Flamingo Marina Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Flamingo Marina Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.