With a beachfront location and its own waterpark, this hotel puts everything at your fingertips. There's a separate pool on hand, too, and another one for children. And as well as a buffet restaurant, an à la carte sits right by the beach.
Pulled right up against Playa Taurito Beach, the Hotel Paradise has clinched one of the best spots in town. Not only does it put you footsteps from the sand, it offers up sweeping views over the Atlantic Sea. Plus, if you want to get out and explore, the centre of Puerto Rico is less than ten minutes in a taxi.
At the hotel, the main talking point is the pool scene. There’s a turquoise number flanked by palm trees, but it’s the waterpark that deserves special mention. It’s got the full spectrum of slides, from a kamikaze to a sidewinder. What’s more, little ones can splash around in their own pool, which comes complete with a pirate ship.
At mealtimes, choose from international dishes in the buffet restaurant or sample the a la carte menu down on the beach. And for after-dinner entertainment, you can look forward to lively shows and music in the bar.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Local alcoholic drinks, draught beer, house wine, selected cocktails and soft drinks - until 23.00.
Snacks from the pool bar 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-17.00 and drinks 10.00-18.00.
Starting with the mini-disco for the kids, then certificates for the winners of the day time entertainment. Then comes the main show, with acts ranging from parrot and bird shows to musicals like Grease, Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You.
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 4, with twin beds and an extra adult bed or 2 child beds and a shower or bath. Maid service is 6 times a week, with towel change on request and linen change twice weekly. Double beds are available on request.
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 4 - can be sold as a single, with twin beds and an extra adult bed or 2 child beds and a shower or bath. Maid service is 6 times a week, with towel change on request and linen change twice weekly. Double beds are available on request.
Hotel on the whole is OK, nice location but there isn't much to do in taurito as it only consists of 6 hotels in a valley and some souvenir shops selling the usual holiday tat. The night entertainment is awful and geared around the kids for 4 hours with competitions and stupid clowns reeling off the same lines night after night, after that its a 2 hour caberiet show which is as about as exciting as watching paint dry. The whole place shuts down about 11pm.
The water park is cool as its free entry but be warned its salt water.
Food is ok but some nights got a little boring.
Not all alcohol is included in all inclusive so only the beer, cheep wines and the normal spirits like vodka, gin, brandy and rum.
Rooms are standard but the beds are pretty old and un-comfy and the pillows in our room were like sand bags. the walls are pretty thin also and i had to put up with hearing an old man being sick night after night at about 12/1pm when he got back to his room.
Staff are friendly and the place is clean,
If your looking for a cheap holiday and have kids and are planning on seeing the rest of the south of the island then id say give it a try, but if your a couple and looking for fun, excitement and night life then id recommend somewhere elseMore
seckle, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Its a great place the staff are really nice and there is lots of shops and there is aload of food to choose from and the water park is really cool the hotel is really nice and there is a glass lift and the pools are really nice the pool bar does really nice hot dogs and food :) More
3 star hotel and don't expect more
We spent there a week in October during half term with 3 kids. We booked it two days before going there so it was a real last minute but I read the reviews so knew what to expect. To be fair all the bad reviews were mainly posted in the high season when the hotel was overcrowded just like all the other hotels. I booked all inclusive family room directly with the hotel and separately Ryanair flights (that combination was cheaper than booking vis lastminute.com or thomascook for some reason).
We arrived at midday and met by friendly staff at the reception. They gave us keys, explained what we needed to know at that point and invited us for lunch. The room was basic but spacious with two bedrooms and big patio plus the kitchen annex and the fridge. Everything spotlessly clean.
All in all the first impression was good. The weather perfect. The view from the windows pretty.
Food- great variety including Thai, Italian, Spanish, loads of salads, freshly cooked meat etc. Food is blunt but plenty of spices, salt, pepper etc are easily available so you have to season it yourself. And one hint that works wherever you go on holiday- if you go to Gran Canaria do not expect that they will cook you great British food. Eat local dishes like paella, salads, fruit etc they really know how to cook that and they are the best. Nowhere in the world I found well cooked British style bacon even in Atlantis on the Palm in Dubai (and it has a bit more stars...)
I do not recommend wine from the tap- it is really young and simply acidic. Beer, juices etc are absolutely fine.
Swimming pool- in fact not very big but with fresh water, based on the 1st level of the hotel. We never had a problem with finding spare chairs. There is a bar with drinks and snacks at the pool which is a life saver when you are all inclusive because you do not need to go anywhere to buy drinks etc. Be careful with alcohol drinks because they really make them strong there! You will also find another bar on the opposite site from reception open 6-11pm serving all inclusive drinks.
Aqua park is really good and clean, with plenty of chairs and is also free of charge. As a downside it uses sea water which is a problem when it gets in your eyes, nose etc. There are showers with fresh water though so you can get rid of a mighty salt but it is not ideal. The slides and attractions are ok though and kids loved them. WARNING: the bar at the water park is not "all inclusive" so you have to pay for everything! Or just bring some drinks with yourselves from the market outside the water park.
Internet- unfortunately I have to agree here that it is crap. Maybe not " non-existent" but very slow, breaking connection and when there are more guests in the hotel it stops working in the room. In fact it works better in the lobby but it is a pain in the neck. So if internet is a very important bit of your holiday do not go to Gran canaria- they have only satellite connection and no fibre optic.
And one more thing: you have to make deposit for: beach towels, TV remote, safe key, kettle. I suppose people brought it on themselves- those things must have been stolen from the hotel by the hotel guests and that is why you have to pay now for renting them.
All in all- it is a 3 star hotel and do not expect more. It is a family orientated place so couples with no kids stay away, you might be disappointed. Facilities are ok, cleanliness absolutely perfect, staff friendly and helpful, food, drinks, bar availability more than sufficient, great weather and warm water. Nice spa as well, we went there once with kids and jacuzzi is big and warm! Kids loved it. As a big disadvantage for me was poor internet connection (paid extra 25 euros) and things like some outdated equipment in the room (when you want double bed you will get two single beds put together that keep sliding away). This could be easily fixed.
Would I recommend this hotel? Yes with "buts". Would I come back? Not sure.
The truth is when you pay for 3 stars in this case you will get what you paid for.More
Saaria, Dundee, United Kingdom
Well if your sat here reading the reviews (like i did before we booked) i can honestly say that they could put you off booking a great cheap holiday!!!
Me and my partner stayed here...actually arrived home this morning 03.40 but wanted to write this review to voice our experience.
Young couple who were looking for a cheap late getaway for some sun. Booked last minute and flew 4 days later, after booking, started scrolling through the reviews.....as all of us do... and anxiety set in- poor food reviews, dated accommodation, rude staff.....well i'm not sure if these people were looking for faults but for a 3* Hotel all inclusive we were more than happy with our booking!
We had a fab time, yes it is suited for families but so what, the weather was beautiful, the staff very helpful and friendly, the food was varied and a pretty good choice....yes its not Ala'Carte but it is pretty good for 3*. Salads, pizza, potatoes,chips, local seafood paella, fresh bread....ice-cream. We never went hungry and only ate out once as we went out for the day to Maspalomas.
Room was lovely, very clean, maid service daily which included fresh towels if we needed them and the beds making. We did not specify wether we wanted a double or twin but we got 2 large size singles that were probably bigger than a double. They were already placed next to each other and we both enjoyed having that bit of space with the high temperatures.
The Animation team were fab for all the children and quite entertaining for us too...we are game for a giggle and as long as you go with it you can't help but have a decent night. Yes it does go quiet at 23.00 but again it is what you make it.
It is close enough to travel to nearby resorts, with a very reliable bus/taxi service if you want more from your holiday but if you want a relaxing week in the sun, with food and drink on tap, a great water park and lovely views then try this place.
We've come back feeling very refreshed....yes even after a 23.30 flight home landing at 03.40!!! (although flight was very bumpy on the way back...positive note Thompson flight Crew were lovely) We paid just over 300 each and cannot be more happy with what we got...definitely a bargain.
If you want a 4*-5* holiday with adult entertainment then book an adults only, 4*-5* resort.
Will be booking with Thomson again as very good service, don't often stay in the same place but have recommended this hotel to a family friend who's children would love it!!!!More
Only thing I think wud improve here is a little more adult entertainment. Animation team amazing and never stoped food brilliant. Had 2 weeks here loved it water park salt water so can hurt the eyes. Great for families More
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