Hotel Flamingo Resort, Sardinia Italy
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Although no flamingos are immediately apparent, this property does border a picturesque, wide stretch of sandy beach and has a large pool deck overlooking that. The extent of the grounds ensures an uncluttered appearance with the more recently built blocks of rooms set a little away from the facilities in the original main building. The space, beach and facilities makes this property popular with adult and family groups alike.
The gateway opens on to a large car parking area dotted with a few trees and shrubs and overlooked by a tennis court beyond which are 2-storey blocks of rooms. A broad forecourt fronts the semi-circular 2-storey main building with a slight incline ramp leading up, through a palm shrubbery border, to the double fronted portico entrance.
Property type: Hotel
In contrast to the barren looking car park at the entrance, the foyer generates a luxurious ambience with a low ceiling, white walls and brown polished tiled flooring. There is a double check-in counter and a few tall vases containing long stemmed flowers. The foyer curves around with an attractive lounge area, furnished with soft armchair seating. The restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating is at the opposite end of the colonnaded effect ground floor and has smart high-backed rattan seating at square tables. The bar has a long counter with high stools.
The rooms of the original building look over the large pool deck which is surrounded by the typical brown tiling and furnished with café style tables and chairs adjacent to the bar and restaurant as well as sunloungers and parasols. In front of the pool is the beach which has 2 clearly defined bathing areas with the first, nearest the hotel, consisting of deck chairs under a wicker style awning for the free use of guests and the second, consisting of sunloungers and parasols, at a charge. Back within the grounds, the more recent accommodation blocks are surrounded by neat lawns beyond which there is a seasonal entertainment area which also adjoins the neighbouring Mare Pineta.
Area Type: Situated towards the end of a 3km road which branches off from the main Pula to St Margherita coast road 7km from Pula. The property stands on a broad stretch of beach with a permanent tourist camping site opposite the entrance. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity although a wide choice and shopping is to be found in Pula. Transfer from Cagliari Airport 45 minutes.
Nearest beach: Border (Santa Marherita)
Map Ref: 8
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Children’s pool/section
- Public facilities
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Tennis courts
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)