This adults-only hotel gives you a peaceful pool scene and a beach on the doorstep. And the food’s first class, too.
The stylish Suite Princess is tucked at the foot of a mountain, just metres from sandy Playa Taurito Beach. Its 2 pools come with first-class sea views. There’s a seafront restaurant, too.
In the evenings, live acts take to the stage, or you can retreat to the piano bar for a quiet cocktail. When you feel like going further afield, there’s a shuttle bus to pretty Puerto Mogan, which is less than 5 minutes away.
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- Rooms: 304 suites
Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two
- Contemporary style
- Great settings
- Top dining scenes
- Relaxed atmospheres
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Adults-only hotels
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Weekly gala dinner and late Continental breakfasts. Selected alcoholic and soft drinks 09.00-24.00 - bar opening times vary. Snacks 10.30-16.00, coffee, tea and cakes 16.00-18.00 and tapas 3 times a week.
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2 outdoor pools
With sunbeds and pool towels.
With sauna and fitness room.
Held twice a week, with evenings ranging between Spanish, Italian, Canarian and international.
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superior junior suite with garden and sea view
Superior junior suite with garden and sea view sleeps 2, with a 26-inch LCD TV, upgraded toiletries and amenities, bathrobes and slippers, fruit and wine on arrival, minibar stocked with mineral water and premium brand drinks, and a balcony or terrace with sunloungers.
royal junior suite with sea view
Royal junior suite with sea view have been recently refurbished and sleep up to 3. Included are slippers, bathrobes, a safe, fruit, wine and water on arrival and sunbeds on the balcony. You'll also receive the premium drinks package.
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Four star maximum
Upon arrival we were given an upgrade free of charge to a DeLuxe suite on 8th floor. Good start. Big room with large bay window and good sea view. Apart from the wardrobe there was very little in the way of storage. Air con just about adequate. Nice bathroom, good shower but be careful of the step ! Room looked after well by cleaning staff but they do not replace tea, coffee etc, you have to supply yourself from the canteen....sorry, dinning room. As many reviews mention the air con is very very poor in main areas I.e dining room and entertainment lounges. Dinner wasn't the only thing cooked ! Food and drink aplenty but wine 'on-tap' not the best, the red was drinkable. We had silver bands so don't know what the black bands were served but heard several remarks that the black band upgrade wasn't worth the money. Entertainment....avoid the Lionel Richie tribute, nothing like him and many people left. The three tenors were amazing as was The Drifters tribute. Manhattan Dreams.....not the sharpest dance act but passed an hour. Resident duo Trouble were the main event, they were brilliant. Usual problem with 'towel creepers'. Out early even though hotel said it was banned. Sun beds packed in too close. We used the sofas down near the front overlooking the beach, more comfy and with sea breeze. Was disappointed there were not more areas to walk other than around the 'kissmequick' shops, and there is a water park close by which sometimes got a bit noisy with music blaring out and entertainers calling loudly over the speakers. We went on two trips, one all day tour of the island in an 8 seater coach, most enjoyable, the other was the VIP sunset trip up the mountains above the clouds but on that one you need a jacket and eat well before you go as the Tapas meal was rubbish, small amounts between lots of people. If you're a NON SMOKER beware...you can't get away from it. There was one area outside the restaurant/bar but even there it blows in from smokers round and about. We have previously been Thompson Gold which we found better especially on the entertainment side. And having been to a Riu hotel, were spoilt there as there is only one colour band and you get waiter service in restaurants and by the pool and in the evenings for drinks. This hotel could take a lesson here. The serving staff were soo busy taking away your plates as soon as you put down your knife and fork and when asked about something they just pointed and hoped you'd find it ! Overall, transfers good, checking in good, food good, drink usual low level alcohol avoid the white wine unless you want to strip some paint, our room big and clean, even had some tiny pet ants. Air con in general very very poor. On the surface it seems an excellent hotel but have had better especially service wise.More
Doreen P, Essex, United Kingdom
Just the ticket
Got back from the hotel last week my wife had the misfortune of breaking her ankle Whilst we were there but I must say our holiday was still fantastic. Due to the care shown by the hotel staff and holiday reps whom were all a credit to their employers nothing was any trouble to them and made our holiday fantastic also the food was terrific something for everyone the hotel is spotless and no wonder as it was cleaned morning noon and night. The entertainment was also varied and interesting We would not hesitate in going back to this fab hotel as it suits all ages and all the needs of people who are looking for a great getaway that can be as quiet or as lively as you want with loads of trips. Organised by the reps or just chill by the poolMore
We had a week here on the 1st sept. Very nice hotel good rooms lovely and clean lovely view from balcony Food good and varied, wine not so good red wine the best Like everyone else has said restaurant spoilt it way to hot and they make men wear long trousers when girls can wear skimpy shorts not far in that heat Also sun bed issue putting towels out at 6 in the morning then no one to be seen on bed till late in afternoon ,plus they are very close and no way of moving parasol. Hotel it self is very clean staff are cleaning all the time we had a nice relaxing time but because of the restaurant being so hot would not go back until they address the issue More
sandra s s, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Stayed here for our honeymoon
Where do i start, firstly the transfer from airport was brilliant it was quick, air conditioned and we were first drop off. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by a thomson rep with a nice cold glass of cava, check in was easy and simple room keys were a pain as kept deactivating late at night when coming back from evening entertainment. The room was brilliant as we had informed the hotel before hand we were on our honeymoon we have been upgraded to a better suite on the 7th floor. We had a bottle of cava, bottle of wine and chocolates waiting for us when we arrived! Food was brilliant lunch was pretty much the same everyday as i'm gluten free i stuck to chips, salads and ice cream. Dinner was brilliant! I loved every evening meal a massive choice of salads, meats, deserts and drinks. We were only silver band not black band and didn't feel like we were missing out at all! The wine, beer and cocktails within our banding were a wonderful standard (I would highly recommend the blind melon cocktail). The staff were friendly and cleaners brillant! They were so lovely and did a great job. Clean towels and bedding everyday! The enteraintment in the evenings was brillant we loved every single night! would be the first in the salon princess for evening performances. A special recommendation to Il Trio and the resident duo Trouble! They were all wonderful and this made our nights so fun! I had my nails done in the resident salon the woman who ran it was wonderful and spoke really good english. Did my nails lovely! A couple of problems we had: - The lifts! They were terrible be very careful when stepping in and out of them as they don't always go to floor level! I tripped up going into one which pretty much was a foot off the floor in flip flops cut my toe, blood everywhere. Went to reception and they didn't have a first aider! The guy behind the desk was rude and had no idea what to do. It took him nearly 15 mins to just find a plaster! - The reception staff were rude and not very nice at all - Thomson reps messed up one of our excursions! This is something nearly a month after coming home we are still in complaint with thomson about! We booked the 4X4 trip in Cardiff thomson back in April 2014 and paid for it in UK had our e-tickets printed off in the shop2 weeks before we flew. Arrived at resort had meeting with thomson rep Mel and she said all was ok as we had e-tickets with conformation numbers on and told us pick up places and times. Thursday the 21st August (last few days of our holiday) at 8am we waited with other people outside our hotel, the 4x4 turned up but our room number was not on the list! This was something the thomson rep was meant to do before the trip! We were fuming! We had paid about Â£100 for this trip and it had been ruined by Mel. When we told her the next day as they wernt in the office that day she looked into it and told us it was Cardiff reps error as booked into wrong hotel (across the beach) but if she had checked the tickets when she should have she could've told us the correct pick up location. This ruined our honeymoon as they couldn't get us on another trip and we are still waiting to get our money back now! Overall the actual hotel was brillant. We did go out as much as we could this is not a holiday for people who like going for walks and exploring as the most you can walk is around the resort anywhere else you go you will need to get a taxi or bus. We only took a taxi to local fishing town Puerto de Mogan. This was a lovely town and on a friday was market day.Make sure you book a space on the resident bus which is free for firdays as it would be fully booked! Market was ok lots of the same things. We did take the glass bottom boat a couple of times from Puerto de Mogan to aniguigen and puerto Rico. This was a decent price and amazing views around the island itself. The 2 excursions we did which did go to plan were: - supercat - This boat trip was brillant had a lovely day sailing around Gran Canaria. It left from Peurto Rico and was full to the brim over 200 people all hot and sweaty but after a little while you just enjoyed yourself. It did get bumpy around the island heading towards Tenerife but we turned around and calmly sailed back towards our resort had lovely food and went jet skiing and on a banana boat off the supercat. - Bus trip to las palmas - This trip was good lovely views all around gran canaria but my other half wasn't keen as lots of historical things. It was a bit of a waste of time the morning up til midday they dropped us off in the old town when nothing was even open and the only thing there was the cathederal but you had to pay to go in. The actual shopping centre was good quite big and lots of restaurants, nothing compared to Cardiff but i guess we're used to lots of shops! We were last drop off from about 10 hotels so it took us ages to get back. Overall for a honeymoon it probably wasn't the best spot as we like exploring and going out but when we're OAP's maybe it might work then. Thomson ruined the last part of our honeymoon and we should't have had to deal with that stress especially after the wedding when we needed something stress free.More
Jessica W, Penarth, United Kingdom
Air conditioning fault??
We travelled with Thompson for a ten night stay from 1st September 2014 and if I am honest I was a little bit disappointed with what I got after reading such fabulous reviews from Tripadvisor. Our transfer from the airport was fairly quick, we was the second drop off, but mainly because there was ten couples staying here and I think that has a large part to play, the coastal path is a bit like a roller coaster, but nothing too shocking. Upon arrival at Suite Princess we was welcomed with a glass of cava or orange squash, which was refreshing whilst we checked in. This is where you are tagged for your time at the hotel in either your silver or black wrist band!! Our room was on the reception level, which is level 6, number 6019, just opposite the lift shafts which was handy. Room :- We had paid for a Royal Junior Suite which had an upgrade cost of Â£500 with Thompson, I am led to believe you can upgrade at the hotel which will be a cheaper option. This Â£500 extra entitled us to have the black band which was premium drinks in all the bars, sun loungers on our balcony, although every balcony we could see had sun loungers on them, a free safe, a free fridge, bathrobes and slippers. Whereas the safe and fridge are worthwhile, the bathrobes would fit a child and the slippers are a size five. The positives was a great sized room with adequate air conditioning, a huge double wardrobe so plenty of space for your clothes, nice sofa and views from the balcony to die for. Bathroom had a nice sized tub and great power shower, but as is the norm, the marble floor gets soaked, so be careful. Nice powerful hair drier too says the missus. The negatives was twin beds pushed together after requesting a double bed, two English channels on the telly and the most dangerous of all the step in the bathroom, but you do get used to this. Our room wasn't kept that clean during our stay, a quick wipe round and make the beds and that's it. Towels were changed daily and bedding every third day. Food and drinks, bars and restaurants :- The main gripe of our holiday was in the main restaurant, bearing in mind the temperature was in the mid thirties, there was absolutely no air conditioning in any of the eating or drinking establishments. Totally unacceptable, even opening windows and emergency exits done nothing to ease the amount of sweat pouring of our bodies. Why hasn't this been addressed by management? Everyone is complaining about it!!! Breakfast for us seemed to be the best meal of the day as it was a little cooler in the morning. Food was plentiful, everything you could wish for, but can you please remove the bones from the bacon? And I have never had turkey drummers for breakfast, nor battered broccoli for lunch, weird! I enjoyed lunch more as you could get burgers, hotdogs, chips etc and could eat at the poolside in the relative comfort of your parasol! Dinner was painful, too bloody hot, men have to wear trousers, but jeans and flip flops seemed to be the norm. Women wearing what they want, bit unfair! Black bands are entitled to a bottle of wine with their meals, if you can track down a member of staff to serve you! Another issue to resolve is the tables are too close together, so hardly any room to be romantic with the other half at meal times! Pools :- Two pools as well as the beach, one heated and shallow, the other unheated and deep, two and a half metres deep if I recall correctly, but both were spotlessly clean. One lifeguard on duty that enjoyed spitting everywhere, but was on the ball when anyone was having fun with a ball or lilo, as these were not permitted! Plenty of sun beds available, but same as usual, all the best ones with parasols are taken extremely early, even though this is forbidden. This needs enforcing. General info :- We are not ones to be going on all the Thompson trips, this is predominately what the welcome meetings are for, but Jon and Mel are very knowledgable, and were a great help on holiday. The hotel has a little bazaar that sells daily newspapers and little odds and ends, this is also where black bands can exchange their pool towels free of charge, silver bands have to pay a â¬1.50 Eco tax to change! The resort of Taurito is very secluded, but if you leave the hotel via the beach exit, there are a few souvenir shops and a little supermarket five minutes walk away, plus a little flea market on a couple of evenings! Entertainment was fine, good couple of acts, but we preferred to chat and mingle with our new friends we met, and drink the nights away, and most of the early mornings!! After two in the morning the security guards make a regular appearance which is reassuring. A trip to Puerto Mogan is a must, either on the free shuttle bus or by local taxi, the latter at an expense of â¬7.50 each way. Just don't go on a bank holiday Monday like we did!! Everyone saying how pleasant the staff were, whereas maybe two or three bar staff excelled in this department, I would say the majority of the staff are miserable and disinterested, especially in the main restaurant! If you stay with Thompson you get free wifi, but it is shocking and constantly stops working, we found the best place was at the pool! Finally would just like to say thanks to Andrew and Claire, Gina and Dave, Adam and Lisa and anyone else we met on holiday, we did have a lovely time, but expected so much more after forking out Â£2500!!! Kos next year, can't wait!!! Please feel free to contact me for any more information :-)More
Jason H, Larkfield, United Kingdom
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