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A very quiet clean resort, set at the side of the small beach, the only nightlife is in the hotel. We had a wonderful time at this hotel, all the rooms have lovely sea views, it is clean and spacious. The pool area is well kept and we had no trouble getting a sunbed with parasol. We did notice the pool attendants, removing any towels from unattended sunbeds before 10am. This made sure that beds weren't reserved at the crack of dawn. At least 50% of guests were Germans. The food was plentiful and very good. Don't miss out on the meal in the garden room which is waiter service and a welcome change. The hotel has daily sporting activities, these include: football, water volleyball, water aerobics, tennis, squash(wasn't able to play this as court damaged) also childrens club activities. Very close to the hotel is a 18 hole crazy golf course, a outdoor swimming area with slides etc, supermarket and a few gift shops. This hotel is suitable for couples and families. I wouldn't reccommend for teenagers, singles and folks wanting nightlife and bars. We would definatley return. A nice touch was, whilst there it was my birthday and champagne was sent up to my room, on ice with glasses, compliments of the hotel.
First time visitors to the Taurito Princess in mid April 2008. My wife and I were looking for a peaceful haven to unwind and overindulge ourselves. Brochures and reviews are subjective, so we went half expecting to be disappointed. The opposite. If you want tranquility, good quality food (not gourmet), excellent service and views to die for, then this is it. To break up your time, if you can summon up the energy and drag yourself away from the poolside, Mogan is a 6 euro taxi ride away. You won't belive what superb value this hotel represents unless you try it for yourself. There was huge variety of ages, family sizes, nationalities. All mixed well. Not for the disco or karaoke loving holidaymaker. Evening entertainment was varied but unintrusive. Well worthy of its 4 star rating. Excellent.
After visiting the Tabaibi princess in Maspalomas we were encouraged to visit another of the Princess chain in Playa Taurito. Although a little secluded from the main towns the hotel was next to a beach and a small water park and other type facilities. The hotel was very clean, tidy and very friendly. The food was excellent and the pool and facilities were very good.
Now for the bad stuff. Since i have something to compare it to i have to say that the entertainment is very poor and worse still the kids entertainment was non existent. Having a lively 6 year old was paramount when choosing a hotel that is described as a family hotel. It said that there was a kids disco. I am sorry playing music and letting the kids run round unsupervised is not a kids disco. In previous hotels they had organised games, dancing and general all round kids entertainment.
The evening entertainment was very tired and poor most evenings. I know they have to vary things but you will find better entertainment on a karaoke night in a local pub. The day time activities were carried out by a group of young girls whose apathy for the job was apparent for all to see. In the end my lad and his mate went of in search of them to ask for something to do.
I have simple standards and by no means wish to discourage anyone to visit this hotel. It has a lot going for it but Thomson have clearly marked this hotel as one of their family ones and this is not the case. If you have smaller children this is not somewhere where they will be entertained without your persistence.
After a 3 hour delay at Gatwick, left on 7th April, we arrived to sunshire and a great welcome from both the reps at the airport and the hotel staff. The rooms were spacious, the food was good and the staff were very nice. I did feel that the evening entertainment could have been a little better, mainly in the fact that you could not always see what was happening because of the layout of the room. We had a problem with one of the 4 rooms that we had allocated to us, the air conditioning was extremly smelly, they did try to fix it as soon as we mentioned it and Gemma the Rep called and asked us if we wanted to move rooms. We were only there for one week and did not want to make too much fuss so stayed put. Weather was a little overcast on some days but it did not stop us from getting a nice tan. Althgether we had a great time.
Taurito Princess is a lovely hotel, staff very friendly and all areas cleaned regularly. Pool area quite small, but fun to watch people putting their towels down to hold sun beds, only to have them removed by staff. The hotel has a policy that any towels left on beds before 10 am will be removed. There are a few shops around the hotel and also a lido which has mini golf and water slides etc at 7 euros for a day.
Puerto Mogan is just down the road and is between 5-6 euros in a taxi, well worth going to especially on a Friday as they hold the largest market on the island. Another visit in the evening reveals a completely different feel of a quaint little town, with some wonderful restuarants looking onto the harbour.
The downside to our holiday was the flight home. As the UK had snow we checked the Gatwick website using the internet at the hotel, this showed a delay of one hour so we asked the Thomson rep at the hotel who did not know anything about it. On arrival at Las Palmas airport the thomson staff informed us that our plane was stuck in Mexico, so our flight had to be split into two, but as we had booked inflight meals we would not be delayed however those without meals had a two hour delay. After getting through passport control we checked our boarding passes and they showed a two hour delay, we found a customer service desk and was told we had been given the wrong information and we had a two hour delay and the others a 4 hour delay. In the end we were delayed 3 hours and 15 mins and they left about 5 1/2 hours late. The worst part was the lack of information and the children on the flight were really bored as there was no entertainment due to the age of the plane. We were also asked to move seats as one poor family has been given 3 seats which was actually the toilet area as their seats did not exist.
The hotel is well worth a visit and the All inclusive is great value for money. Plenty to do for children and adults as they have entertainment during the day and evening. Exchange rates for trips organised with reps not great so may be worth booking on line with Thomson prior to going.
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