Flamingo Oasis Hotel, Benidorm
The Flamingo Oasis Hotel, sometimes referred to as the Medplaya Hotel Flamingo Oasis (a mouth full!) is a good walk from the beach. The ‘Flamingo’s’ location has allowed it to develop a resort style hotel with lots of space and plenty of things for all members of the family to enjoy.
The hotel is big, modern and has some good features which impress on first sight. The rooms are consistently reported to be good with very high standards of cleanliness. The slight down side to this is the wait for lifts sometimes.
Like other hotels, the Flamingo offers a ‘superior’ option where you gain access to the roof top pool (more like a dunking pool) and bar where kids are banned. If you have members of the family who need space sometimes then this may be a better option. The hotel’s rooms are a good standard but the superior rooms have some nice extra touches.
The all-inclusive food is plentiful and varied. However, like many people who stay in any all-inclusive, a 2 week holiday eating in the same place can become boring, repetitive and disappointing. The size of the hotel means that meal times can be a bit frenetic.
The Entertainment crew is well organised and there are a lot of activities. There is a constant level of activity around the pool and plenty to watch and do. If you are a quiet book reader, you might struggle to find a quiet spot.
The Flamingo is almost totally orientated to British tourists so there’ll be lots of families and lots of kids. Kids can make friends easily here and so can you.
Avoid the lowest and highest floors and say so on booking. These can be noisy from the air conditioning on the roof and noise from the activity on the lower floors.
The Flamingo suffers from sun-bed races where people are in competition for a bed and a position and some families have to be and are better organised than others so you might get disappointed.