Travel Blogs from Taurito
... up Colin in the process. Reluctantly, we walked over to the markets and had tapas for dinner. I say reluctantly because Colin wasn't feeling too well from being in the sun. We left shortly after and retired to our room for the night.
Sunday was a fairly low-key day. We FaceTimed, we played Scrabble, we ate a terrible breakfast and dinner at our hotel but enjoyed a delicious lunch of chicken Milanese and tomato salad at a little cafe. ...
... apartment for the next few days. Even though we were about 40 minutes away from down town we could STILL hear the Carnaval going at night! We didn't get down there during the evenings (the trolley lines can't even get there because the streets are SO packed with people!) so we went down during the days just to get a small sampling of the craziness. Traditionally everyone dresses up in some way or another. Ladies usually throw on wigs and ...
... would love it. No more bad weather now (I had a word). It should be plain sailing all the way, bring on Antigua!!! Show time tonight was great, the resident song and dance group. The theme was musicals, from Singing in the rain to Westside story. The costumes were fabulous, the singing was terrific and the dancing was brilliant. This was followed by another performance by singer Dennis Walker, he too was excellent. All in all a pretty perfect ...
... evening meals! this plan has worked out very well, particularly as the hotel is very busy and meal times seem to be pretty congested and rushed! Therefore breakfast is taken late, as is lunch!
There is a great beach just a few yards to the left of the hotel and we have swum there most mornings and evenings. As before, the water initially fells pretty cold but we do soon ...
... is what counts right? :)
We rented a car for a day and went for a beautiful drive. Scary at times because it was so narrow and you would accross a bus.... I closed my eyes for that part! The food was delicious and the people super nice.
Had a great time!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suite Princess Taurito
Booked this hotel as a 4 day wedding anniversary break with husband. On arrival in room, champagne was waiting for us which was a nice touch. Rooms are suites which are huge and very clean, as was the bathroom. The view from balcony was breathtaking. We have stayed at many Thomson Platinum hotels and this was at the lower end for food and service, unfortunately. The restaurant had very uncomfortable dining chairs, they are cast iron and very wobbly! The breakfast selection was good but dinner selection was disappointing. There was a limited choice available, meat consisted mainly of veal and pork. No carvery (as many other platinum hotels have) and dessert selection very poor. Despite a sign outside restaurant warning gentlemen that they had to wear trousers for dinner, most gentlemen were let in with beach wear and shorts on which we found disappointing. There was no head waiter present to oversee the restaurant and keep the service up. Waiters were rushed and not very friendly. The hotel is clean and reception staff very helpful. The hotel is in a very quiet area and not really suitable for children. A taxi ride to Puerto Mogan is well worth it. Glad we only stayed a few days!
We booked the Suite Princess over the Internet a week before our holiday and definitely weren't disappointed. The suite's were huge and the maid service was fantastic. The view over the sea was amazing.
My wife and I (and my mother) were unaware of the hotel rules for eating dinner in the dining room until after our arrival--no shorts! The food was okay at best and there was pleanty of it. Also, unlike most 4 star hotels, loaner irons are not available. This forces you to use their other-than-cheap laundry service (or sport your wrinkled clothes--your choice!). Great drink prices during happy hour and superb service. Overall, the hotel was very nice but could definately use some attention. Someone went to great lengths installing beautiful marble walls and floors throughout the rooms and common areas yet the bathroom fixtures were terribly worn (we had 2 rooms and both were in identical condition). In other words, the hotel needs to finish, the finishing touches. Nice hotel facilities to include pool bar, piano bar, clean swimming pools. Bottom line: It's a very nice, comfortable, and relaxing hotel. I'd definately go back but this time, I'd take more pants and my own iron.
We stayed at the Princess in October last year and had a fantastic time. We had booked last minute and got a really cheap price, so we weren't sure what to expect, but the hotel was excellent. The room was huge and very clean (no cockroaches at all!) with two large balconies. The pools were good with lots of sunloungers, although the infinity pool was rather cold. The food was ok (what you'd expect from a good buffet) but a bit limited with two vegetarians in the party. There is not much in the resort (although its better than some of the awful tacky resorts closer to the airport) so a car was really useful - peurto mogan is beautiful. My only complaint was the sun - the hotel is built in to the cliff so until late morning there is no sun on the pool area - we just went to the beach and other hotels until the sun moved round!
Arrived back this week from Suite Proncess. Extremely spacious suites in hotel and spotlessly clean. We had a high floor with great views to Puerto Mogan which has an authentic Spanish feel amongst the winding local streets. Can recommend the Friday market there and a leisurely stroll around the harbour. Found the hotel food not very hot and catered mainly for continental tastes-great is you are a fish eater. Pork and veal were on the buffet every night although food was plentiful. Staff in all areas most helpful and friendly. Any requests were carried out immediately. Found the evening entertainment somewhat bizarre at times, alright if you like acrobatic girls in skimpy costumes. Having said that the band from Cuba were fantastic, joining us on the dance floor with a real party atmosphere.
Cela fait trois ans de suite que je vais dans cet hotel et je le trouve excellent.
Très bel hotel, très bon acceuil, chambre superbe et spacieuse. Nous avons réseré pension complète et je trouve que la nourriture est de très bonne qualité, les plats changent tous les jours et très variés. Il y a pour tous les goûts et faut vraiment être de mauvaise foi pour dire que la nourriture est pas terrible ou ne pas être assez raffiné pour apprécier la nourriture et de plus est le personnel est très aimable et serviable.
La seule chose que je trouve négative est la piscine pour enfants, l'eau n'est pas chauffée. Mais cela ne change rien je retournerai l'année prochaine.
If you are looking for nightlife do not go to Playa Taurito. On the other hand if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful holiday then this is the place for you. The resort is very new and not yet fully complete although all the essentials are there. It has an extremely attractive, multi-pooled Lido and a reasonable beach with grey sand. The Suite Princess is an excellent hotel with spacious, well-furnished rooms. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and polite. The majority of guests are either Dutch or German and the English are definitely in the minority. However, we did not find this a problem. Virtually all of the staff understand and speak English and we had no communication problems at all. We chose half board and this turned out to be a wise decision as there are, at present, only a limited number of restaurants in the resort. The hotel restaurant is very large and operates on a buffet service. However, we found that it worked extremely well. There was always a wide choice of food that varied each day. Irrespective of the time we chose to eat we found that the food was always fresh and hot. Food is laid out in small serving dishes and as soon as a dish is empty it is instantly replaced with a fresh one. Some form of entertainment is provided each evening in the hotel. If you wish to leave the resort there is a very efficient local bus service to Pourto del Mogan and Pourto Rico
I have just arrived back yesterday from the Suite Princess with my partner. We booked it as a last minute deal with Thomson and thought that seeing as it was rated 5T and one of their Platinum hotels, that it would be a great relaxing holiday. The hotel itself it beautiful - marble everywhere and very nicely laid out. The rooms are big and very nicely kept. Cleaners are great and hotel and pool area was always kept in clean order. The food at the hotel did leave much to be desired. My partner and I aren't picky eaters, but the selection and variety of food was poor, as far as we were concerned. Definitely not of '5T' standard by any means. The majority of the food was of German culture - Saurkraut and frankfurters mist nights. And if you don't like seafood, this is probably not the best hotel to visit. Mussels, herring, octopus and crayfish was just about the only thing other than salad most nights of our stay. Defenitely not 5 star quality.
This is an excellent hotel in a stunning location, built into a cliff side. All rooms have a great sea view. The cleanliness and standards of the hotel are high. Food is good and varied, could do a little more suitable food for kids though. The pools are clean, but can be busy at times (travelled in August, so can be expected) Plenty of room on the private beach, which is shared with the sister hotel on the other side of the bay. Rooms are suites, very large and sleeping area is segregated. Daily free bus service to near by resorts. Local buses fairly cheap if you want to travel further. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful (better than the reps!). If you want a pretty location, fairly quite holiday, this is a great choice. Don't be too put off if you have kids, still plenty to do and you are not far away from the busier resorts and attractions.
I booked the Suite Princess as a last minute deal at a very reasonable price. Upon arrival at the hotel, I found it quite large, spacious and very clean. The view from the balcony in our room was lovely, as we were overlooking the beach. There are 2 different pools at the hotel (1 children's), but I found the loungers to be quite full, so the majority of the time we spent at the beach, which was less than a 5 minute walk. Throughout our stay, the service at the hotel was excellent, with plenty of variety of food every night, which was to a high standard. There are 3 different bars at the hotel, one which provides a high standard of different entertainment every night. I found our stay at the Suite Princess very enjoyable and relaxing, even though we are quite young, and I think the hotel is more suited to an older crowd. I would definitely recommend it and WILL be returning.