Lago Taurito

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Taurito S/N, Playa del Taurito, Taurito, 35138, Spain

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  • The Worst Hotel in Mogan

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    It’s not just any old trailer park it’s the Paradise Lago Taurito trailer park – 3 weeks in hell
    We had the misfortune to have been stuck in one of the worst hotel resorts ever for three weeks. If you are thinking of coming here you will be sorely disappointed, dare I say gutted and left with a feeling you have been violated and not in a nice way. The hotel is situated in a lovely bay with several other all- inclusive’s around it including, the Lago Taurito’s 5 star sister hotel (this is open to debate), we only choose this hotel as our friends were on a limited budget, if you can afford it don’t darken the doors of this place, run and don’t look back.
    The place is one step away from a trailer park; it says four stars, more like four skull and cross bones. Don’t be sucked in by the all-Inclusive blurb you read it is really not worth the money, we have spent more on food and drink outside the hotel then the cost of the entire holiday. The food is the worst, the meat looks like it’s been ripped from the jaws of a rabid dog, there is more nutritional value in the dust you find in the not so clean rooms, the chefs have all be trained to cook on the same budget as HM Prison Service, and the food looks like it should only be served to prisoners (well I felt like a prisoner staying here). I think the chef has an addiction to food colouring and gelatine as everything had the consistency of jelly, I have seen fresher food and hotter food in Somalia, everything was cold, not even lukewarm just cold.
    The bars server watered down drinks and wine will strip paint of the walls. No point in complaining as the hotel management really don’t give a dam or really care, they have a constant flow of duped holiday’s markers willing to part with their hard earned cash to stay in this pit and there are those who chose to drink from 10am in the morning until the free bars close, this is when the fun begins, have 100’s of drunken sun brunt yobs shouting at 11 PM, the thing is the walls are made of paper mache so you can not only here your neighbours you can hear the whole floor above and below taking at the top of their voices, who all seem to empting their bladders at once.
    The pool water is so dirty it’s a 50/50 mix of kids pee and chlorine, who run a muck whilst their parents get drunk at the bar!!! We didn’t spend much time by the pool as we went scuba diving so we only had to endure the pool experience once, but I did try a hamburger from the pool bar which had the same consistency as Pedigree Chum.
    The kids are looked after by the animation team, some of them are creepy and look like they should be on some kind of register and they produce the evening’s very shoddy entertainment which would drive any sane person to drink the hooch come ether served behind the bar as calling it alcohol, is an insult.
    Now the rooms, well firstly you practically have to rent the contents of the room when you check in from the towels to the safe to the remote for the TV, they are cleaned 5 times a week, well hosed down with bleach, the bed may as well been a straw mattress, the housekeepers are nice and will give you lots of extra pillows (well pillow type substitute) a word of warning do not rent a beach towel, it will grate your sun blushed skin off !!!
    You do get to use the spa at the Paradise Valle the “5” star sister hotel of this one, it’s called the Karbi spa or as we like to call it the Krappy Spa, we booked treatments and when we arrived we were told if we wanted to use the spa facilities we would have to pay extra!!!, then we were abused by a surly German receptionist when I asked from my money back, who in the end just threw it at me. Go to the Gloria Palace Spa in Amadores, we paid 250 Euro’s for 4 treatments each and the whole day at the spa it was amazing and dam good value.
    The highs are really lovely staff on reception (Yasmine, who hails from the Wales, goes out of her way to try and keep the disappointed guests happy) and the waitresses who frankly how they work in this environment is beyond comprehension, they deserve a medal. So if you have a spare £2,000, don’t spend it here!!! You have been warned.

    Unique Quality: The veiw from the rooms at sunset

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You get what you pay for

by TripAdvisor Member Lynn021

We stayed at the Lago Taurito from 29th October - 5th November 2007.

We booked fairly late, just wanted a week in the sun. I have to say we were disappointed with the hotel, but then we paid £700 for the accommodation for a family of 5 all inclusive.

When we arrived, there was one person on reception. She carried on with her personal phone call throughout the check-in process.

The restaurant looks more like a works canteen. One morning, we had a cockroach on the table next to us, which was a bit off putting!

The first night at the mini disco they played Roy Chubby Brown's "Alice ... who the f*** is Alice?" ... not too impressed. Bar service extremely slow.

Don't bother taking teenagers ... absolutely nothing for them to do, unless they want to use the internet, which is not what you go on holiday for.

Rooms not too good either. Air con didn't work, rusty bath, coachroach sharing the shower. To top it all, when we woke up on our last morning, my husband had a dead cockroach in his drink next to the bed.

Luckily, I had a friend staying at Anfi, so spent 3 days with her.

Sadly, can't recommend this place and won't be returning.

Nice family hotel

by TripAdvisor Member dendonetravel

Just returned form a lovely family holiday at Lago Taurito. traveled with our 3 children aged 11, 8 and 18mths. All the kids enjoyed the holiday especially my 11 year old who took full advantage of the hotel actoivitey club!
The good points set next to a lovely beach although this is dark sand with strong waves. The rooms were lovely and clean and the food was very good although the kids selection was lacking. On arrival at 2.30 in the morning we were offered something to eat and drink and all the staff are great especially if the kids needed anything. ( NB finding reception can be a challenge at night) Close to Puerto De Morgan which is one of the nicest spots on the Island. Can easily take one of the glass bottomed boats to one of the larger resorts the the yellow submarine is also based here.
The down side the water park has very strong water my children could only stay in for 30 mins and this was one of the main reasons we booked this particular hotel! The resort is very small a handfull of shops and hotels! We had a hire car and could escape! The public areas of the hotel do look a little tired and don't expect a late check out this doesn't seem to be hotel policy but they won't tell you that untill 2hrs before you checkout!! they are currently building opposite the total but this is not noisey just an eyesore.
In all this was a great hotel but it is 3* and you get what you pay for it is clean and facilities are good. Would return as this is a good hotel in a nice location.

Please ignore the moaners!!

by TripAdvisor Member hoochharris

Have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel, and all I can say is, excellent!
All inclusive, the food was lovely, plenty of choice for everyone, and did not hear one complaint.
The staff are polite, helpful, and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The guy in the on site pharmacy is really helpful, and speaks perfect English. Ladies, make sure you pay a visit to the beauticians. Had a full body massage, and it was absolute heaven.
At the time we visited the resort was quiet, which was probably the reason that we did not have to queue to be served drinks. There is only one bar in the evening, but the staff are great (especially Ali!) The childrens entertainer pulled out all the stops, and the kids loved him.
There is a hotel being built directly opposite the Lago Taurito, but noise was minimal and certainly did not disrupt our sunbathing! Hardly even noticed it to be honest.
Can also highly recommend the "Surf and Turf" day out. Myself, partner and teenage son all thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth every penny.
There were all nationalities staying at the hotel, including spanish, german, Czech and norweigen. This added to the atmosphere, which was friendly and relaxed,
After reading some reviews, I was a bit concerned about our choice before we went. I can only think that some people go away with the intent of moaning, and are not happy unless complaining about something! Would definately go again, particularly at the same time of year.

Quiet, Clean, Friendly hotel.

by TripAdvisor Member lisaw960

We arrived at Lago Taurito late afternoon, and were met at reception by very friendly staff. We were checked in straight away with no problems, and as it was late afternoon, the receptionist pointed out that if we were hungry the pool bar were serving snacks. First impressions - large spacious reception area, looked very clean and well decorated. There are a lot of steps, and I would have to agree with previous reviews that this maybe isn't the best place for disabled travellers as the ramp is so steep we saw parents struggling to take pushchairs up and down it!

Our room was lovely, basic but very large. The balcony was huge! The rooms were kept clean and fresh towels were provided daily. There is also a small fridge in the room, although if you want bottled water you need to buy it from the supermarket as the hotel doesn't sell it! There is also a safe in each room, costing Euro 2.30 per day. We found the aircon to be fine, and the rooms have blackout curtains.

The pool bar is open until 1700hrs for snacks (hot dogs, toasties etc) and 1800hrs for drinks. The restaurant is very large with a lovely selection of food for each meal time. Every evening fresh fish and meat is cooked in front of you at the grill, and there is a huge selection of salads, breads and other dished such as paella and stews. There is also chips and chicken nuggets for fussy kids! The staff were all friendly and kept the place very clean and tidy. They are quick to clear away any waste and re-lay the tables. If you are out for the day you can order a packed lunch. It needs to be ordered before 2030hrs the day prior to you needing it. I wasn't keen as it consisted of cheese and a spammy type of ham sandwich, a bottle of water and 3 pieces of fruit. My other half was satisfied with it though, maybe I'm just fussy!

The Flamingo Pub is the hotel bar. The evening entertainment was sometimes a little ropey, but then the flamenco dancers were absolutely fantastic! The kids animation team had all the kids up for a mini disco early every evening (very funny - loads of German kids dancing to 'The Music Man' - doing the actions for 'I Do The Dambusters'!!!) We did struggle to be seated though, and bearing in mind we were there at low season, I dread to think how busy it must get at peak season!! The bar staff were all very friendly though, and worked extremely hard.

Late check out was available for an extra 30 Euros. We opted not to take the late check out, so were offered a courtesy room for half an hour on the evening to get a shower. This was free of charge!

The resort is very small, the two main hotels being the Lago Taurito and over the way the Taurito Princess, then another couple of smaller hotels around them. There is a water park Lido in the centre, with free admission tickets available from hotel reception. The pools are salt water, and aren't heated so are very cold. But a very pretty and relaxing place to spend a few hours. There is a mini golf course next to the Lido, 4 Euros each a game, although it was in need of some repairs when we visited. Across from the hotel there is another hotel being built. All the structural work seems to have been completed so we heard nothing from the building site. It didn't even look too much of an eyesore!!

The small beach is dark volcanic sand, but wasn't overcrowded at all. Perfectly good for sunbating. The sea there can be a little rough when the wind picks up. There are jet skis and banana boat available.

The next town along, Playa Mogan, is well worth a visit. Buses are very frequent and ony cost 1.10 each. The beach there is lovely, and the sea walls built up so that it stays calm enough to swim in most of the time. There are some lovely restaurants cooking freshly caught fish.

We went on a 'See the Dolphins' boat from Mogan, aboard the Alcor IV. It cost 40 Euro each all inclusive for 5 hours. The captain collected us from the hotel. We did see a lot of the dolphins, so for me it was well worth it. A couple of things though, the advertised snorkelling didn't happen as they only had 2 pairs of fins, one snorkel and two masks, one of which leaked! And the sport fishing wasn't great as the hooks were so big that you were basically just feeding the fish.. We did have a lovely BBQ aboard though, and all drinks were included.

Above all, the thing that really made the holiday for us was the scuba diving. Canary Diving is a dive centre underneath the Taurito Princess hotel. The staff there were fantastic, and we had a brilliant time diving with them. Even if you have never dived before, it is well worth trying. The Arinaga Nature Reserve was beautiful, and we ended up doing 5 dives, even though we only intended doing two!!

Playa De Taurito is a small quiet resort, with no lager louts or rowdy pubs. This made it ideal for us ( a mid 20's couple - not OAPs!!) as we wanted a nice relaxing holiday. The weather for the most was lovely - a welcome break from the UK in December!!!! I would recommend both the hotel and resort to anyone, and we will definately be returning!

Thank God for the Oasis Waterpark

by TripAdvisor Member Squrrox99

Just back from a week at the Lago Taurito, went for half term 2 Adults, 2 children aged 7 and 8. The resort is pleasant and quiet, black volcanic sand, sheltered beach is geat for the kids, limited water sports activities, when we were there the beach was sparsely populated. Resort amenities include Mini Golf, Tennis Courts, Playground, Squash Courts all payable at a kiosk just outside the hotel. Tickets for the water park are free at hotel reception, and the water park is directly opposite the hotel. Room we had was a good size, on 1st floor opposite the pool bar (which closes at 6pm), no mossies or insect life, although this may be due to the time of year we were there. S/C kitchen, TV, free Air Con, massive sun terrace and good size bedroom and bathroom. But could have done with a bit of maintenance as air con isn't powerful, a couple of power sockets were hanging off the wall and the toilet system in hotel means that if anyone above your room uses the bathroom the water (very noisily) cascades down the waste pipes. Found the area of the hotel we were in a bit noisy especialy as both children were in bed by 9.30, laods of kids running around shouting etc well up to midnight. Gripes are. Reception on arrival at 2.30 am were slow as only 1 person allocated to check in 20 odd people, one of the lifts was permanently out of order, toilets too small, bar area too crowded, poor selection of food in restaurant, service at the bar in the evening is appallingly slow as the bar staff attitude very poor, unlike rest of staff, and as we had a 4.00 am flight home it's impossible to get a late checkout! Apparently this is a common theme of this hotel. We were given the loan (as were about 50 other people) of a room for 30 mins in the evening to have a shower, but imagine the state of that room when your the 40th person that evening to use it! Also sold a Dolphin Discovery trip by out TC rep (v. poor) which was a complete waste of time, as the kids christened it, the Dolphin Disappointment. Likes. Rooms are spacious and clean, plently of space in the hotel, evening entertainment (they try hard), internet access via 4 PC's set up near lobby, resort has enough shops, and the BIG one for us the saviour of the holiday was the water park. 5 water slides, plently of space, very clean, without this we would have been on the beach every day as there is little to see on the Island without doing the organised trips. Overall we enjoyed our stay, kids especially, but this is a bog standard cheapo hotel in a quiet resort.

Justifies its 3 stars but with plenty of room for improvement

by TripAdvisor Member kev7607

Lago Taurito Aparthotel – Playa del Taurito.

Justifies its 3 stars but with plenty of room for improvement.

Please take time to read my review of this hotel. (Note. I don’t represent the hotel or any travel organisation).

I booked the package (fight and hotel) thru “On the Beach Travel” over the internet.
My family 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 11 stayed at the Lago Taurito Aparthotel for 2 weeks July – August 2007.

Getting there.
Playa Del Taurito is located on the west of the island approximately 45 minutes from the main airport.
The road links are excellent and the resort is well signposted.

The Resort
The resort itself is very small and consists of 4 or 5 hotels, some shops – mostly general souvenir type, a couple of small supermarkets, a communal salt water pool (Lago Taurito), crazy golf course and a beach with water sports.
The hotels are all “all-inclusive” so there are no bars or restaurants in the resort other than the Hotels own.
The beach is fairly small, but sandy. The sand is the dark volcanic type sand, cosmetically it’s different but it’s the same as any beach sand. Beware it gets very hot.

Building work – yes there is building work going on during the day. You can hear it, but with all the other noise from the pools and bar going on it was not a problem for us (apart from the day I was in bed with a hangover)
The majority of large building work looks almost finished now.

Arrival
My party arrived early morning (5am and still dark) at the hotel, and although the hotel was clearly visible from the road, it wasn’t immediately apparent where the entrance was. Eventually we found that to get to the hotel you have to drive down a road with a raised barrier and a “No Vehicles” sign, park-up, and then walk past some shops to the reception. You cannot park outside reception to unload; you have to walk the last bit.

Parking.
You can park in the underground car park for the “special rate” of 3 euros a day, or leave the car on the road at the back of the hotel for free.

The Hotel
The hotel is quite large with 9 floors. When you first enter the hotel, the reception is on your left and the bar on the right, there is a pond and fountain and staircase to the pool area (on the first floor). Further on are the internet café (1 Euro for 15 minutes) and the panoramic lifts.
Watch out for the lifts, they are very dated, were often out of order and at rush hour (breakfast/dinner) it was quicker to take the stairs than wait for the lifts. Our room was on the 6th floor.
What was worrying was all the fire escapes were chained up. Whether it’s to stop people breaking in or getting out we weren’t sure.

Reception
Booking into the hotel was quick and easy, the night receptionist spoke a bit of English and we were all received in around 10 minutes for a party of 4. The all-inclusive bands were fastened to our wrists and for some reason they also insisted on taking 4 photocopies of everyone’s passport!
You have to queue up here to get tokens for the Lago (large pool), it is free as part of the all inclusive but you have to get a token before 12 midday.

The Room
On opening the door, you found yourself in the large lounge/kitchen.
The kitchen consisted of a sink, microwave, fridge and surfaces with units containing plate’s cups glasses etc.
You can hire a kettle for an extra 2 euros per day (or buy one from the supermarket for 10 euros).
You can hire an iron for 2 euros per day.
The lounge has a side board with a TV (hire a remote for 25 euros) a sofa which doubles as a bed and patio doors out onto the balcony.
The bath room is fully tiled and of a decent size and consists of sink with a large mirror, bath with overhead shower, lavatory and bidet.
The bedroom had two large single beds pushed together to make a double, built in wardrobes, room safe (hire a key for 2 euros per day plus 10 euros deposit – be sure to keep your receipt or you wont get your deposit back), bedside tables, a telephone and patio doors opening to the balcony.
The balcony was fairly large with plastic patio table and 4 chairs and clothes dryer. The patio overlooked the hotel pool and the sea over to the left side.

The room was perfectly adequate for our needs; the only thing in the kitchen we used was the fridge to chill water and soft drinks. We bought a kettle from the supermarket to have a cuppa (bring your own T-bags if you like British tea).
The beds were fine, our kids slept in the bedroom while me and the wife slept in the lounge on the sofa bed.
Towels were changed and the beds made daily.
Only complaints, the TV had seen better days, and you could only change channels by poking a pen in the holes.
There were only 2 English speaking channels - BBC World and CNN news. Since the hotel is primarily a family hotel, I would have expected to see some cartoons. The other 14 channels were German! and Spanish.
The room was air-conditioned. Not the best and coolest air con, but we left it on all day and night and the room was kept coolish. You must have the patio doors closed for it to work. Our friends in another room had a problem with their air-con it was noisy and just churned the hot air around the room.

The Restaurant
The food was absolutely fine.
For every meal there was a wide choice of food, always something being cooked fresh such as pork chops, steak, and fish or chicken, together with mountains of chips and veg and salad, loads of fresh bread and cheese and a desert bar with plenty of cakes, puddings and ice cream...
You could help yourself to however much or little that you wanted and return to the hotplate as many times as you liked.
In the restaurant it was serve yourself to soft drinks, wine and beer at lunch and dinner. Tea, coffee or juice at breakfast.
One of my children is a vegetarian and there was always something for him to have.

The table cleaners were usually very efficient and friendly.

I've read earlier reviews of people getting bored with the food. I can see their point. The restaurant did try to vary the food, but there’s only so much you can do, and it would be the same scenario no matter where you ate, if you were there long enough.

However I did miss some proper “British” food such as Curry, Chinese and Pizza.


The only minor niggles that we had were
•You couldn’t get a cup of coffee with your dinner.
•There were always lots of flies around the cheese.
•No proper butter, just little sachets of cheap margarine.

The Pool
The hotel pool is fairly small, but OK. It is clean enough and always busy. Not a pool that you are able to relax on an air bed; it’s full of kids and adults playing.
There is a nice pool bar which serves food – ice creams, hot dogs, hamburgers and toasties 11 until 5 and drinks 11 until 6.

SUNBEDS
You need to be up and put your towel down before 7am or you won’t get a bed anywhere near the pool.
Leave it until after 8am and you won’t get a sun bed at all.
This was a bit of a nause for us, especially when you see rows of towels on empty beds mid morning. It’s not just the Germans! either, there were plenty of Brits copying them. After 3days of polite restraint we did the same. – If you don’t then you just won’t be able to lie next to the pool – simple as that.

The Bar
I have read loads of previous reviews concerning the bar and difficulty getting served. I thought “It can’t be all that bad.” Wrong! – the one thing that really annoyed me with the hotel was the bar, usually it was 2 or 3 deep at the bar and only 2 or 3 staff serving. The bar staff did work quite hard (a few lessons in manners wouldn’t go a miss). But the bottom line is they simply need another bar or a larger bar with more staff.
If you get to the bar after 7 then you probably won’t get a seat either. Big disappointment.

Entertainment
We were well pleased with the entertainment; there was something on almost every night. It started with the disco for the young kids around 8 o’clock, and then there was something like a magician or bird / reptile show.
Some evenings there was a concert by the resident live band; this was outside as it was so popular. We watched them 3 times in 2 weeks and they were very good.
The magician was also very good. The reptile and bird shows were just there to do a very quick display. “You’re not supposed to take photos” but then charge you 20 euros to have your picture taken with the animals. My son was quite looking forward to this show but the woman presenter was very rude to him and he couldn’t get anywhere near to see the reptiles without paying her 20 euros!

Nearby resorts/places to visit

Puerto Morgan.
The nearest resort. This is a small fishing village approximately 2 or 3 miles away or 5 minutes by car. It has a lot of nice looking restaurants, a picturesque harbour and a large market on Friday.
Watch out for the stream which runs thru the middle of the village, it stinks like a sewer and has lots of rubbish floating in it. The smell put us right off eating there.
However the beach is nice and you can hire pedalos with slides for 9 euros an hour which was a great hit with my kids.

Maspalomas/Playa del Ingles.
The largest tourist resort of Playa del Ingles is around 20 minutes drive away. You can find hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants and shopping centres there.
Maspalomas beach starts at Playa del Ingles and consists of miles and miles of golden sand and sand dunes, with great waves for playing in or surfing. If you go for a walk up the beach - watch out because parts of the beach are “clothes optional” (nudist beach).

The Mountains.
If you have hired a car, take a drive up into the mountains. The air is cooler and the scenery breathtaking. We drove up thru small villages and past crystal clear lakes to a place called Roque Nublo where a short walk took us to a spectacular viewpoint.
On the way down we stopped at a traditional Gran Canadian café/restaurant where we had a nice meal for 4 people including drinks and ice-creams for less than 30 euros total.
The only disappointment was that a few days before our trip some *** had started a fire and vast swathes of the country side were burnt. Hopefully it won’t be too long before it returns to its former beauty.

Puerto Rico.
Steep sided tourist resort about a 10 minute drive from Taurito. We only drove thru but there looks to be plenty of shops there, and a “Mc Donald’s” restaurant. We visited a beach a couple of minutes from Puerto Rico called “Playa de los Amadores” where the sand is apparently imported from the Sahara.
It was a very nice sandy beach although the sand seemed very coarse; it seemed to be popular with the Spanish tourists.

Golf
If you like golf, which I do then there is a golf resort around 15 minutes from Taurito which is not to be missed. It is called Salobre Golf resort and quite simply it is a 5 star golfers paradise. And at only 52 euros for a round including golf cart, you can’t go wrong.

Tips.
1. Hire a car if you want to see any thing else of the island. The resort is lovely but small. It is a short drive to Puerto Rico and Playa del Morgan. Not much further to the lovely beach at Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas.
2. Take a trip up to the mountains. The air is cooler and the views fantastic. Note. The roads are very narrow and winding – drive carefully!!
3. Take your own T-bags – those in the restaurant are lemon or peppermint flavoured.


In summary the Hotel was fine and suited the purpose well, however I think that there was great scope for improvement in areas such as - the fire escapes, the bar, the lifts, and the early reserving of sun beds.

Room 9/10
Restaurant 9/10
Bar 4/10
Pool 5/10
Entertainment 7/10
Resort 7/10
Overall 7/10

Nice Holiday

by TripAdvisor Member Sach07

We arrived home 2.10.07 from the Lago Taurito. We stayed for a week all inclusive. Nice time had by all. I booked this holiday last minute (3 days prior) and wasn't sure what to expect. I read reviews on the place and went open minded as some good and some bad. I can honestly say that for what we paid I was more than pleased.

My partner and I took my two sons aged 2 and 3. It was the first time they had been on a beach holiday abroad as last year we stayed with family in France. I wanted somewhere that had everything on the complex. As anyone with two young children can appreciate -it makes life alot easier.

It is ideal for young children as you have the massive water park right outside the hotel but on the first floor there is a pool and small kiddies pool with a bar that serves drinks,burgers,hotdogs ad icecream. My only grumble here is that the bar stops serving food while the main restaurant is open for lunch. This kind of defeats the object of grabbing a snack for the kids at lunch rather than having to uproot everything to the main restaurant. Luckily my boys where too busy playing and happily waited until it reopened at 3pm. As we were eating later in an evening this didn't seem to bother them. The pool bar closes at 6pm. I was annoyed one day when I went to the bar at 5.55pm to grab my boys an icecream and was told no they were closed (quite rudely by one member of staff who then proceded to serve locals with beer)....
Didn't have a problem getting a sunbed and there are loads of parasols to shade young children.

The main restaurant was pretty busy but the staff are really friendly. I read another review that the food was terrible. It really wasn't. There was so much choice it catered for everyone. Some nights the food was alittle repetitive but realistically if you are cooking for the number of guests in the hotel and have that much choice each evening - its going to be at some point! The trick is just to choose something different each evening. I can't complain here at all. You helped yourself to wine, beer or soft drinks. I did notice that there was a baby corner as well with microwaves for heating milk. I did notice that there wasn't many high chairs though which could be a problem peak season.

The rooms are nice and spacious with a good sizes balcony. The balconies are pretty safe (as long as children are watched). We were on the 3rd floor and my two are quite sensible but still I would never leave them unattended out there. The maid service is good,beds made, rooms cleaned and swept and fresh towels are left daily. The rooms have a TV which did say -Satelite TV but there is only one English channel-Sky News! The kids were not impressed! They soon got used to it though- In hind sight I wish I had taken a portable DVD player for them. There is also a fridge. I took 2 flasks for the kids ans used to fill these up at meal times and store them in the fridge incase they got thirsty during the night or first thing in a morning.

My main grumble and which I think really let the hotel down on the whole is the evenings. There was one bar. There was different entertainment each night but that finished about half 10. If you ate late (like we did) that was it! You could only order 2 drinks at a time. This was stupid as I had to go for ours and then my partner for the kids. The bar also finishes serving (all inclusive drinks) at 11pm. If you want a drink afterwards you can but have to pay. I thought this was well out of order. Another couple we got talking to got 'told off' as they had a few drinks lined up on the table at 11pm. They were told that this was not allowed and that they would be charged for them if it happened again! Again this seemed ok for the locals to do this. We used to go to bed at this time as it was late enough for children but I think if they had been older we would have been pretty stuck as with it being an all inclusive holiday we didn't take much spending money.

If you are hungry later on there is no where to grab a bite to eat. You have to stock up from the supermarket if you like a snack later on.

On the whole we had a nice time. I wouldn't really recommend this hotel for couples (if you like the nightlife) or you like to sat up past 11pm.
I really wouldn't recommend it for the disabled either. I notice these things as my father is in a wheel chair and the ramp would be impossible unless you had a strong person with you. I noticed a gentleman in a wheel chair being taken down the ramp with 2 young men. The ramp was so steep it would be impossible for one person alone (without accidents). I am really not sure how he managed! Ther are lots of steps and stone marble floors so you do have to watch toddlers.

It suited us quite well, we did have to watch the children like hawks but due to their ages that is nothing more than we expected. Apart from a few grumbles we really enjoyed our stay.

I have tried to be as honest as I can -By the way the weather was fab!

Quiet but pretty location

by TripAdvisor Member Holidays4me15

The location of the resort is quite remote, about 8 miles from Puerto Rico (return taxi approx 25euros), but only 3 miles from the village of Morgan (very pretty with lots of restaurants and bars and a sandy beach). There are only a few shops, no bars and so it is very quiet at night. Guests of the hotel have free access to the waterpark straight outside the hotel which is beautiful with plenty of beds and quiet areas.

The hotel was of a good standard and our 1 bed apartment was a generous size- but the balcony was even larger and perfect to enjoy the evening sun. Most of the rooms had lovely views of the water park and the sea.

We found that the cleanliness both in the rooms and the general guest areas was very good. The front reception staff were always helpful.

The all inclusive option was excellent with always a good selection of fish and meat dishes, with fresh grilled food at every sitting. There was a great deal of choice for the drinks, both soft and alcolholic available all the time.

I had read reviews regarding this hotel prior to departure and so I tried to be prepared for the quiet evenings that had been reported in earlier reviews. With two pre teenage boys we had taken a portable dvd player and portable games systems which were used frequently.

There were a few small niggles that spoilt an otherwise great holiday:-
- there were not enough staff on at the bar and often there were long queues for drinks in the evening
- the bar area was much too small for the size of the hotel and we were unable to get a seat in that area to enjoy any entertainment which had been laid on by the hotel.
- the beds in the rooms were very hard
- the water in the swimming pool and the waterpark was not heated and took your breath away

This was our first visit to gran Canaria and although quiet we thought that Taurito was one of the prettier areas to stay. We would definately go back again, but for no more than a week.

If you want five star - PAY FOR IT

by TripAdvisor Member nyliram9863

We stayed at this hotel for two weeks in September 2007. We had read the reviews and wondered what we might be letting ourselves in for. What a bunch of moaning minnies these reviewers seemed to be! It's a three star plus hotel. If you want five star - pay for it! The hotel was clean, nicely furnished and comfortable. Our room was geat with a lovely balcony. We found the staff to be friendly and very helpful. If you treat people with respect you generally get it back. Considering all the different nationalities and tastes they had to cater for, the food was of high quality, excellently cooked and as varied as possible. The pool area was clean and well maintained as was the pool and the pool bar. The evening entertainment was fun even for the kids and not "in your face". I hate it when they think they're performing in Las Vegas!! The oasis pool area was a bonus. It's a perfect place to relax, have a drink and meet great people to natter with. No, it's not a place for youngsters who want nightlife but every place doesn't have to be! Find out before you go what's there! And chill out, you're on holiday!!

Loved It.......

by TripAdvisor Member AngelPinkGlasgow

My boyfriend and I have just come back from a week in this hotel (all inclusive) and really enjoyed it.

There is building works going on but don’t let this put you off. (We found out from the hotel that the building works have been going on for five years on and off) we got told a week before we were going that there was building works!!!! (And we booked this in May 2007)

The food was good sometimes a bit repetitive but it was ok, the bar is opened from 10am – 11pm after this time you have to pay for drinks. Also snacks stop at 5pm so if you like to snack late in the evening (ie after dinner) then stock up at the local supermarket.

The apartments are cleaned daily.

The resort is very quiet with only a few shops the resorts close by are Mogan and Porto Rico which is only a taxi/bus ride away.

This was a nice relaxing holiday and would definitely go back!!!!!!!!

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 Lago Taurito

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Address: Taurito S/N, Playa del Taurito, Taurito, 35138, Spain