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“Creepy place” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradise Flamingo Beach

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Paradise Flamingo Beach
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Playa Flamingo
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Creepy place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Weird. When you drive up, the lobby and restaurant are attractive and the view is breathtaking. Everything else about this place is dreary though. Most of the hotel has been abandoned, and the few rooms remaining are in a sad state. The beds are uncomfortable; we found both a roach and a crab in our bathroom, and the pool hadn't been cleaned in ages and was filled with junk. The "beach" is really just a small patch of mud that isn't really big enough to sit on. The staff was friendly, the restaurant and bar were fine, but the vibe is depressing and you don't feel as if your valuables are safe. It's also pricey, but you can negotiate down as they are pretty empty. Wouldn't be surprised if they close up any day now.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Howie K
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2011

Tel [--] it is very hard to find to find contact info for this place. We have copied the phone number onto our review. The hotel is set on top of a hill with a gorgeous view of the bay. Access to a small private beach. The actual hotel is very clean but the rooms are dated with carpet. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Easy to get a shuttle from town to Liberia airport for 20$. We had a great dinner with some of the best food and drinks on our trip. We would recommend eating here and staying here if you are looking to relax in a quiet town.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sa88640
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Linz, Austria
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556 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2010

I tried to get information about this hotel through their website, unfortunately after more than a week I still wait for an answer to the three eMails I sent. Their phone numbers are not valid either, so it was impossible for me to contact them.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank honguito
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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2010

Im impressed with this hotel.
I was travelling with my girlfriend in my friend. Because he is in a wheel chair we checked almost al the hotels in Flamingo and were astonished and completely satisfied with hits one.
The hotel is located a little bit hidden and up the mountain with an astonishing view and a lot of space. The rooms lead direct to the pool area, which invites for a morning swim after opening the door. They are spacious, comfortable and clean.
The restaurant and lobby area is huge, as well as the terrace with the mentioned view. In addition there is a lot of land, where you can enjoy the sun on a little walk down to a private beach. The water is cistal clear and absolutely romantic.
Because of the size of the hotel, unfortunatelly there is not too much sun.

The included breakfast is delicious and the incredible service employees do not mind, to fullfill every wish!

In my opinion this hotel is the best choice in Flamingo if you are looking for a quiet and spacious hotel with excellent service.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fabiankoehli
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Savannah, Georgia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

We just drove up with no reservation. Willie was very nice and a hard working person. We spend the night, enjoyed a dip in the pool and had the best dinner in our 12 day tour, we ate out on the terrace at sunset. The view was beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Julie60814
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Additional Information about Paradise Flamingo Beach

Property: Paradise Flamingo Beach
Address: Flamingo Beach Road | Near to Flamingo Marina Resort, Playa Flamingo 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sabanero Beach Hotel)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Flamingo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Playa Flamingo
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,777 - ₹ 13,154
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Flamingo Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Flamingo Beach is an Ocean Front Hotel in exclusive Playa Flamingo. In addition to sporting its own privately accessed beach.Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel is close to Conchal Beach, and Penca Beach and only a short distance from Tamarindo Beach and Hermosa Bay Beach. Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel also features multiple dining venues, the best of indoor and outdoor dining, ample meeting and banquet space, multiple bars including a wet bar and spacious Ocean Front terraces. Weddings, events, family trips... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Estela De Fuego Hotel Playa Flamingo

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