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I spent a fantastic day at this resort with some of my wife's colleagues. It's impressive, really impressive. A work in progress, to be sure, but a careful and thorough work in progress that promises to be quite superb when finally completed.
Basically, this is a combination of golf resort and residential estates. It's a huge complex sitting on the edge of the spectacular Dai Lai Lakes. I could go on with the superlatives and probably still not do this place justice. The care and attention to detail are excellent, the grounds are vast and well designed (even a large group of SIS kids in attendance did not make the place crowded in the slightest); they have life guards to watch the children when they are swimming in the lake and they have lifejackets (given to all small children) and liferings; they have a number of marquees and shaded picnic areas; they have a comfortable outdoor bar (expensive); there's a shaded pool table; they have planted pine forests for walking in and playing in; there is a range of children's play equipment... The list goes on.
Staff are excellent and obviously well trained. Service is to a very high standard and nothing seems to be too much trouble.
It's a five star resort and the prices to drink and eat there reflect that fact. Expect it to be expensive and you'll not be disappointed. It's possible to book in their signature restaurant (Bamboo Wings) or bring your own picnic. If you bring your own, there will be a negotiated service fee for use of the grounds and facilities. As a location for a business day out or even a family day, it's perfect. Lots of space for the kids to run themselves ragged and get thoroughly worn out. Space for many groups to use the grounds without getting in each other's way.
Residential estates are beginning to be constructed. The first of them look very impressive. Word is that they are selling for about VND2.8billion - and up. Less than USD$150k - be one of the first to stake your claim!
Flamingo Resort lives up to its advertising and its expectations. See http://www.flamingodailai.com for more information. A definite five star experience for a break from the hustle of Hanoi.
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