With a beachfront location and its own waterpark, the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito puts everything at your fingertips.
Pulled up right against beach, the Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito has clinched one of the best spots in town. And if you want to explore, the centre of Puerto Rico is less than ten minutes away in a taxi.
The main talking point is the pool scene. Not only does the hotel offer up a big pool, waterpark and a couple of children’s splash pools – it’s also footsteps from the watersports-friendly beach.
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.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head to the buffet restaurant. You'll find all sorts on offer here including show cooking, themed evenings and pizza and Thai food corner here, plus a kids' mini buffet.
These 1-bedroom family rooms sleep up to 4 adults and a child, with a twin room and 2 sofa-beds in the lounge. They come complete with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, fridge, safety deposit box* and satellite TV.
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We have recently returned from a 10 night stay in the Paradise Lago Taurito. My husband, myself and our 3 boys (aged 8, 5 and 1) arrived at the hotel at 11.45 and although our room wasn't ready we were immediately checked in and issued with our wristbands so we could get a much needed meal and drink while we were waiting. When we returned to reception at 2pm we were issued with our room cards and made our way up to our room on the 8th floor. The family room was a little tired but functional and very clean. The kitchenette contained both a fridge and a microwave, although no crockery was provided but this wasn't necessary on the All Inclusive package. The bathroom was very large and even though there was 5 of us including a baby (and all his luggage!) we still found plenty of room to put our things in the bedroom and lounge area. The cot for our baby was spotlessly clean and had plenty of clean sheets provided. The furniture seemed a little outdated and the cushions on the chairs were frayed and faded but the fact that we had so much space far outweighed the worn furnishings. When we opened the curtains we were also pleasantly surprised by the huge balcony and fantastic view of the pool, water park and sea which I think all the rooms enjoy.
The only problems we encountered with the room were low water pressure in the shower and the fact that the safe was too small to accommodate our son's Kindles and our iPads. We reported the problem with the shower and a maintenance man came within the hour to try to rectify it.
We found the restaurant to be busy but tidy and we could always find something to eat. The main problem we encountered was that the food could be cold at times, especially at breakfast. There also seemed to be an issue with cutlery, especially the lack of spoons. The boys found it quite amusing to try to eat their ice cream with a fork as Mum had become bored waiting for more spoons to arrive! I know a lot of people on here rave about the animation team and how good they are but I must mention how lovely the staff in the restaurant are. They always had smiles for our boys and our little one was often so distracted by them waving to him lunch and dinner time often took longer than it should!
We only encountered the animation team in the evenings (they were very unintrussive in the day which was refreshing) and they all seemed to work very hard. My boys loved the kiddies disco but the entertain afterwards was a bit hit and miss. Watching the animation team try to re-enact We Will Rock you in the space of an hour was all a bit manic (so we skipped their version of Mamma Mia) but you can't deny they do give it their all, even if it does all come across a bit Hi-de-Hi at times.
The entertainment was all over by 11pm at the very latest so the only thing to be heard from the hotel room was the waves crashing onto the beach (oh and the bloke on the balcony below arguing with his wife one night) so we all slept very well.
As the beach at the hotel had very dark sand we did visit Amadores beach in the next bay a few times and found this fabulous for the kids with very gentle waves plus they didn't look like they'd been down a mine when we came away like they did when they visited the beach at the hotel.
Like many on here we did find ourselves waiting for the lifts on many occasions but I'm not sure whether this is the fault of the hotel or the fact that people on the lower floors just couldn't be bothered to walk down a couple of flights of stairs which would have freed the lifts up for us on the higher floors.
We did visit the water park on a number of occasions and found this to be very clean with plenty of sun beds available. The water is salt water but as we were aware of this before we travelled we packed the kids goggles and it didn't bother them at all. The pool by the hotel was clean although freezing cold as the sun didn't reach it until 11am so we had to take the kids out every 20 minutes to defrost!
The pool bar was good with toasties, burgers and hot dogs available but did get busy at times, especially in the afternoons.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have even looked into staying again next year. However, I do hope that the management keep on top of the bits of the hotel and rooms which need updating as it would be a terrible shame for such a lovely hotel to fall into disrepair.
Great food, nice hotel, shame about the pool
The hotel could be doing with a bit of a freshen up and repair but otherwise it is lovely.
Great location, 20 mins from the airport ( get a private transfer otherwise I've heard 3 hr horror stories!), 5 euros for a taxi to the beautiful Puerto Mogan and nestled in a cove with 4 other hotels, a water park and all amenities you could want.
We were very surprised the food was as good as it was, you may struggle if you want very 'British' food - there was options but largely European. Very fresh and lots of choice.
The pools were the downside. Its great that you get access to the water park but in January the water was too cold to go in and the hotel pool didn't get the sun until 12pm so the mornings were a bit boring.
Staff were lovely, maids good. We were in a family room which was huge. Perfect for a cheap winter break!
Entertainment for kids and at New year was fantastic! Kids club, shows every night and fab peopleMore
Not a good trip, oversubscribed and poor food.
The food really leaves a lot to be desired, although the manager did offer us the chance to eat at the 4* hotel across the road.
The air conditioning worked but was absolutely terrible, the telephone didnât work to call reception (this was reported twice over the week and still wasnât repaired by the time we left) and the advertised âTV in the roomâ required a deposit for the remote control.
I have never known such a large number of people in such a small pool, it was obvious a that the hotels facilities were dramatically over-subscribed. The poolside bar had very little to offer the children in the way of ice creams and cold snacks.
You'll need to be waiting for the doors to the pool area to open to get a lounger!
Although quieter, the water park offered not one single slide that our eager 2 year old could use, as even the ones meant for small children had 1m height restriction signs and the all-inclusive allocation cannot be used at the water parks drink and snack bar.
The night-time entertainment was dire.The âArena Plazaâ where the night time entertainment and bar is, is outside of the hotel in the centre of the resort. It had one ladies and one gents toilet, leading to huge queues.
There were not enough tables or seats for those that chose to visit, which was not the population of the hotel by a long way. The bar staff were also unable to cope with demand.
With a buggy we regularly had to use a lift, but again there werenât enough for the population of the hotel. A walk to the opposite end of the hotel occasionally allowed access, but a lot of the time it was no better.More
Mark J, 499569
Can't wait to go back
Had a great time lots to do , entertainment was good for the kids he loved it. Food was also nice and plenty of choice. Plenty of sun loungers etc by the pools only downside is the Waterpark is saltwater which didn't bother us but the wee one struggled also everything closes at 11pm.More
Best holiday ever
Thank you for the best holiday ever the animation team were brilliant especially the twin brothers marco and Simone We had lots of fun day and night we will definitely will be back
I better not forget the worlds best bar man ever Constantine who even played my now 93 cd especially for my birthday !!!!!!
THANKS FOR A LOVELY HOLIDAY
From Jamal Zara mum and dadððMore