The Flamingo hotel Olu Deniz Turkey
The hotel rooms are basic and needs refurbishment, i.e. handles missing off the one very small wardrobe and cupboards, very limited storage for cloths so be prepared to live out of your suitcase and that goes for all the rooms.
Don't use the mini bar in the fridge as you will be charged extortionate prices for a coke or beer, you are not allowed to bring in any drinks or food from outside, aircon is extra as is the room safe.
Breakfast - typical Turkish food which is mainly lots of dippy things and bread/toast, cornflakes or melon which I liked (when in Rome), if you want bacon and eggs then go to the many restaurants in the resort which are all in walking distance
Evening meals - Same as breakfast with 3 other main dishes i.e. chicken, meat balls, beef in source, fish, kebabs, with rice or chips, again very basic but I enjoyed it. My girlfriend is a celiac and the Thompsons rep arranged for the restaurant manager to explain what did/did not have flour in it and also arranged for an omelette for breakfast which was appreciated.
Consisted of one of the bar staff dancing on the bar, I would strongly suggest taking a short walk to the very many local bars and sample the night life, some great places in Olu Deniz and all within walking/stumbling distance.
The hotel bar staff seem to think playing very loud music until 02:00 in the morning will entice people into the bar but it is very annoying and they will not turn it down until the hotel manager asks them to but he does not live in the hotel and he was hard to get hold of that time of night/morning. I think the hotel is trying to be an 18-30 hotel which does not suit the resort of Olu Deniz which tends to be one of the quieter resorts. I must be getting old. We did ask to be moved to another hotel but were told that there had been a number of complaints about the music. The music was turned down for 2 days but went back to being played loud until 01:30 in the morning. The resort has a code for noise which is: all music must be turned down after 11:00 and turned off after 12:00 (for hotels only).
I would go back to Olu Deniz anytime as I love the resort and Turkish people but would not stay in the Flamingo which is a pity as the hotel has so much potential.
The hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and are available 24/7
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- smartline Flamingo has a good location close to the town centre and offers guests a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. From the pool area you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the bay of Oludeniz and the mountain backdrop. The hotel has a variety of restaurants and bars as well as two pools and a gym. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Hotel Oludeniz
- Flamingo Hotel Olu Deniz